ROH: War of the Worlds 2017 PPV Results
Ring of Honor recently held their War of the Worlds 2017 PPV which came to us from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last Friday.
Below are complete results of the show:
KUSHIDA VS. BOBBY FISH VS. DALTON CASTLE VS. SILAS YOUNG
This was a fast match with everyone doing big moves one after the other and then being broken up. Kushida and Castle were the most over. Castle pinned Fish clean after the bang-a-rang.
FRANKIE KAZARIAN VS. HANGMAN PAGE
Another rushed match. Kazarian went for a sunset flip out of the corner but Page blocked it and held the ropes and got the pin. The match was hot while it lasted. There was a point in the match where Page spit in Kazarian’s face, Kazarian spit back, Page blew his nose on Kazarian, Kazarian spit in Page’s mouth, but actually it went to his chin and Page then grabbed the spit and ate it. Kazarian also did a dive and a slingshot into a diamond cutter.
WAR MACHINE VS. CHRIS SABIN & JONATHAN GRESHAM VS. EVIL & SEIYA SANADA
This was another very good but rushed match. Really it was great while it lasted. Hanson power-slammed Sabin and did a tope on four guys and then Rowe pinned Sabin. Lots of dives. Rowe did a belly to belly overhead on Sabin & Gresham at the same time. Sanada is one of the most talented guys around. Everyone looked good here. Evil did the chair around the head and chair shot on Hanson.
WILL OSPREAY VS. JAY WHITE
This was one of the best matches in North America so far this year. Ospreay got the win after a springboard shooting star press to the floor and an Oscutter. Both got on their knees and showed respect for each other. Fans gave them a few standing ovations. There was so much insanity here including Ospreay doing a space flying Tiger drop but White caught him and gave him a brain-buster on the apron. There were so many big points in the match you can’t even list them all but it was all perfect timing, super hot crowd once they were about 8 minutes in the match or so in when the crowd realized how special this match was.
After the match Punishment Martinez, gave Ospreay a kick and then choke slammed White. This was a good way to do this because people loved that match so much and how much they gave Martinez his moment that he got real heat for attacking both. Martinez lost to White in Hopkins, MN so that was the reason.
BULLY RAY & BRISCOES VS. HIROOKI GOTO & ROCKY ROMERO & BARETTA FOR THE ROH SIX MAN TITLES
Another really good match. This was no DQ and there were early dives by the Briscoes. Lots of chair shots to the head, not brutal, but way too many and needless. Super fast paced. Bully was super over. The finish saw Bully power bomb Baretta off the middle ropes through a table after the Briscoes got the tables. The Briscoes then worked with Bully to do a 3D on Romero and got the pin. Bully and Goto did the Japanese trading of elbows in the middle in between all the chair shots that Mark and Baretta were taking. Baretta also did a great dive and Mark did a moonsault to the floor, a blockbuster off the apron and elbow off the apron among his spots.
MARTY SCURLL VS. MATT SYDAL FOR TV TITLE
Another very good match. It was tough coming off those last two matches. Sydal did some cool huracanranas standing and jumping on the top rope and another coming off a suplex by Scurll. Of course Scurll’s big spot was the finger break. The finish saw Sydal go for the shooting star press, but Scurll go this knees up and then got the chicken wing for the submission.
YOUNG BUCKS VS. TETSUYA NAITO & BUSHI FOR TAG TITLES
Another very good match. It wasn’t as long as most Bucks title matches but all action. Bushi blew mist in Matt’s eyes but he super-kicked Naito, Bushi, Nick and the ref. Naito did most of his stuff. He did the destino on Matt but Nick saved with a swanton. The finish saw Nick take out Naito with a springboard flip dive and they pinned Bushi with the Meltzer driver.
They talked about the U.S. title tournament and announced Jay Lethal as the first entrant. Hangman Page confronted him so he’ll be in as well.
HIROSHI TANAHASHI VS. ADAM COLE
They pushed this as one of the best champions in ROH history against the best champion in New Japan. Colt Cabana teased Cole leaving saying that Tanahashi was Cole’s dream match and maybe he’ll go somewhere else. They had a very good match, not the level of almost any Tanahashi match,but still good. The crowd was really into it and they did a good enough match but not a great match. Tanahashi won with a high fly flow.
The Bucks came out and teased super-kicking cole but instead hugged him. They called this the curtain call. The lights then went out. Kenny Omega was on the screen. Omega made fun of the curtain call. Omega said he was disappointed at the Young Bucks. The same man who tired to fire you is being showered with adulation. Omega said to Cole that your tenure in Bullet Club and pro wrestling has been long and storied. In every fairy tail there has to be a hero and haves to be a villain. Omega was with Scurll. Omega fired him and they teased Scurll replacing him in Bullet Club. The lights went on and Scurll was in the ring with a Bullet Club umbrella. The Young Bucks then super-kicked Cole and Scurll had a Bullet Club t-shirt. Scurll nailed Cole with a hard umbrella shot and the Bucks both kissed Cole. They talked about how Cole poisoned Nick which was a storyline on being the Elite.
CHRISTOPHER DANIELS VS. CODY VS. JAY LETHAL FOR ROH TITLE
Daniels retained the title. Cody had Lethal in the figure four and Daniels did the best moonsault ever on Cody and pinned him. Daniels had been taken out a minute earlier when he got knocked off the apron through a table. Rhodes kicked out of the Lethal injection and then Lethal kicked out of crossroads. Lethal did a tope early where he hurt his knee but until very late when Rhodes used the figure four, and one dragon screw, nobody really worked on the knee. They pushed the idea that Daniels outsmarted everyone en route to winning. Shorter than most world title matches and it was fine. Really nothing on this show could touch the Ospreay match. They ended right at the three hour mark so to get all these matches on the show they had to rush everything.
Source: Dave Meltzer of F4WOnnline.com
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