Ring of Honor held their final television taping of 2016 tonight from the 2300 Arena in Philedelphia.
- Before the show, Sho Tanaka and Yohei Komatsu from New Japan (working as The Tempura Boyz) defeated Leon St. Giovanni and Shaheen Ali in a dark match.
- Kyle O’Reilly came out with his ROH World Championship to address his win at Final Battle, but was cut off by Adam Cole. Cole complains that he prepared for a regular title defense and was thrown off by the last-minute No DQ stipulation change. Dalton Castle is out to add to the madness, and wants a title shot for beating Cole. And out comes Bobby Fish who also wants a title shot. This sets up a 6-man tag match between reDragon and Castle facing Cole and the Young Bucks.
CHRISTOPHER DANIELS def. MARK BRISCOE.
LIO RUSH def. CAPRICE COLEMAN. The match lasted less than 30 seconds and The Rebellion attacked Rush after the match. Jay White and Donovan Dijak come out to make the save.
KYLE O’REILLY, BOBBY FISH & DALTON CASTLE def. ADAM COLE & THE YOUNG BUCKS.
- Deonna Purazzo def. Sumie Sakai in a dark match.
JAY BRISCOE def. BJ WHITMER. Kevin Sullivan and Punisher Martinez were out with Whitmer and tried to “sacrifice” Jay after the match, but Mark made the save.
SILAS YOUNG & BEER CITY BRUISER def. DA SILVER & ALEX REYNOLDS. After the match Silas announces that he has found the perfect third member to challenge for the trios titles, and brings out former NXT star Bull James. But…then they beat down Bull and leave him laying. So I guess not.
THE KINGDOM def. WILL FERRARA, CHEESEBURGER & JOEY DADDIEGO.
- The Young Bucks come out and brag about signing the most lucrative contract in ROH history that will only get better over the next two years. The lights go out at the mention of Broken Matt Hardy’s name, and when they come back on a drone is flying around the arena. It reaches the ring and the Bucks superkick the drone.
CHRIS SABIN def. COLT CABANA. Dalton Castle’s boys came out to distract Cabana, so it looks like that program isn’t over yet.
LIO RUSH, DONOVAN DIJAK & JAY WHITE def. THE REBELLION. The Rebellion went on the attack after the match, going after Lio Rush yet again. Motor City Machine Guns made the save.
- Cody Rhodes came out and trashed the crowd and called ROH “Ring of Mediocrity”. The crowd wanted Brandi but he said they didn’t deserve to see her. Steve Corino cut him off, wearing his wrestling gear. It’s about to get emotional in here…
CODY RHODES def. STEVE CORINO. Cody hit a low blow just like at Final Battle. Jay Lethal made the save after the match to send Cody to the back. Steve Corino said his goodbyes to Ring of Honor and hugged it out with Kevin Kelly in an emotional moment.
JAY LETHAL def. JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER.
- Four of the singles matches were for a Decade of Excellence tournament where the winner gets a future title shot. So it’ll be Jay Lethal, Chris Sabin, Jay Briscoe and Christopher Daniels to advance to the semi-finals.
TAELER HENDRIX def. MANDY LEON in a No DQ Fight Without Honor, destroying Leon with a tombstone piledriver into a big pile of chairs.
MARTY SCURLL def. JONATHAN GRESHAM.
CHRISTOPHER DANIELS def. CHRIS SABIN to advance to the finals of the Decade of Excellence tournament.
KUSHIDA def. DRAGON LEE & WIL OSPREAY in a triple threat match.