We open with a promo from The Briscoes, talking about tonight’s main event tag match against The House of Truth. Briscoes say they will welcome Donovan Dijak to ROH the hard way, give a preview of Jay’s match with Jay Lethal at Best in the World and that the House of Truth will fall.
We see the usual intro, then commentary welcomes us to the show. Commentary talks about tonight’s main event, then we go to the opening match.
Ring of Honor vs. New Japan Special Attraction Match #1: Will Ferrara (ROH) vs. KUSHIDA (NJPW)
Code of Honor as the bell sounds. Commentary talks about how both men were trained by former ECW stars Taz (Ferrara) and Tajiri (KUSHIDA). Chain wrestling early, series of evasions by KUSHIDA, followed by a dropkick. Snapmare, cartwheel dropkick, but Ferrara gets knees up off a standing moonsault. Ferrara takes control, neckbreaker gets 2. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on KUSHIDA. KUSHIDA fights back, backflip kick sends him onto the apron, followed by an enziguri. Ferrara’s arm driven across the top rope, springboard tomahawk chop by KUSHIDA. Back elbow, running forearm, series of arm kicks, but Ferrara avoids the handspring elbow, hits a clothesline. Crowd boos Ferrara. Ferrara with a head of steam, Tope Suicida into a Tornado DDT wipes out KUSHIDA!! Back in, running back elbow by Ferrara in the corner, running front dropkick gets another 2. KUSHIDA blocks a suplex, goes for a Fujiwara Armbar, Ferrara quickly gets to the ropes. Ferrara’s arm driven across KUSHIDA’s shoulder. Ferrara with forearms, but KUSHIDA dares him to hit him harder, slapping Ferrara. Ferrara with more forearms, but KUSHIDA with a wind-up right hand to knock him down. KUSHIDA heads up top, Moonsault gets a close 2. KUSHIDA can’t believe it! Crowd chants for KUSHIDA. Ferrara avoids the Execution Kick, roll-up gets 2. Inside cradle gets another 2. Ferrara fires up, but KUSHIDA takes him down with a tilt-a-whirl.
Hoverboard Lock applied, Ferrara taps.
Winner: KUSHIDA by submission (The Hoverboard Lock)
Both men adhere again to the Code of Honor afterwards.
Commentary talks more about the Best in the World PPV main event between Jay Briscoe & Jay Lethal, when all of a sudden, ROH Tag Team Champions The Addiction come out to ringside and interrupt them.
Kazarian says that reDRagon has been complaining for weeks about getting a rematch for their ROH World Tag Team Titles of the World. reDRagon is part of the ‘entitlement generation’, where everyone is expected to be handed things, not earn things like we do. If reDRagon wants a shot at their titles, they got it and they got it next week and ONLY next week. Corino, have a good broadcast. Kelly, we give you permission to worship us now.
The Addiction walks off as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to the next match.
Ring of Honor vs. New Japan Special Attraction Match 2: “The Last Real Man” Silas Young (ROH) vs. Watanabe (NJPW)
This match stems from the Global Wars iPPV on May 16, when after a tag-team loss to MOOSE & Gedo, Silas turned on Watanabe, laying him out with a clothesline.
No Code of Honor here. New Japan referee Tiger Hattori is the referee for this match. Strike exchange early, Silas gains advantage, taking control on Watanabe early. Silas blocks a German, but Watanabe with a Teardrop Suplex. Release German by Watanabe, crowd chants for him. They head up top, Silas blocks a superplex, knocks Watanabe down. 2nd Rope Flying Clothesline by Silas, trash talks the crowd and gets 2. Silas puts the bad mouth on Watanabe, who fights back, hitting a sit-out clothesline. Neckbreaker gets 2. Silas hot-shots Watanabe from the apron, but Watanabe clotheslines him to the outside. Silas blocks a German on the outside, but Watanabe drives him into the barricade. Silas misses a clothesline, RELEASE GERMAN BY WATANABE ON THE FLOOR!!! Crowd again chants for Watanabe, back in, he gets another 2 count. Watanabe measures Silas, but Silas rolls through a backslide and hits a front kick.
Silas lifts up Watanabe, Airplane Spin into a TKO for the win.
Winner: “The Last Real Man” Silas Young by pinfall (TKO)
Silas adheres to the Code of Honor with the fallen Watanabe afterwards as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we are supposed to get MOOSE vs. BJ Whitmer, but before the match starts, Whitmer has the mic.
Whitmer says that he could wrestle MOOSE tonight and would wipe the mat with you, you ‘big, goofy bastard’ and that winning streak could come to an end right now, but I’m not gonna do that. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to teach these young men (pointing to Adam Page & Colby Corino) and right now, I see a huge opportunity for a young man to step out of my shadow to prove that not only does he belong here in ROH, he is the future of ROH (looking at Page). So, Colby Corino, are you ready for this opportunity? Are you ready to show everything I’ve taught you? More importantly, are you ready to show the world that you are more of a man than your father (looking at Corino on commentary) has ever been? Seize this opportunity, Colby, seize this opportunity.
Corino is disgusted by this on commentary as his son, Colby, tapes up for this match.
MOOSE w/Veda Scott & Stokely Hathaway vs. Colby Corino w/Adam Page & BJ Whitmer
Colby SLAPS MOOSE as the bell sounds! Colby with forearms, but they have ZERO effect on MOOSE. MOOSE goozles Colby and throws him outside. Commentary brings up that MOOSE & Colby are friends outside the ring. MOOSE then CHUCKS COLBY FLIPPING UPSIDE DOWN INTO THE BARRICADE!!! Stokely is questioning MOOSE on the outside, while Veda is egging on MOOSE to deliver more punishment. MOOSE grabs Colby by the legs and SWINGS HIM REPEATEDLY INTO THE BARRICADE!!! We see Whitmer & Page laughing at what they are seeing, Whitmer especially knowing that this is getting under Corino’s skin. MOOSE lifts up Colby, APRON POWERBOMB, then holds on and POWERBOMBS HIM INTO THE ROPES!!!! Veda calls for one more powerbomb, while Stokely is again trying to question MOOSE and reason with him. MOOSE lifts up Colby again, POWERBOMB ON THE FLOOR!!! MOOSE rolls back in as the Decade is loving this. Veda slaps Colby on the outside as Corino has to look on and watch his son get destroyed. Page & Whitmer sarcastically try to will Colby on, then Page throws him back in, saying Colby can’t win on the outside.
MOOSE puts one foot on Colby and pins him for the win.
Winner: MOOSE by pinfall
Whitmer again is seen laughing at what he has done as MOOSE & company celebrate his win afterward.
We go backstage in the parking lot as Truth Martini is reading his Book of Truth.
Jay Lethal walks up and says enough with the book, they want me to wrestle the Briscoes tonight, myself and Dijak.
Martini says that they will not get a free preview of Best in the World tonight, don’t worry about it, I have it all taken care of. They walk off as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to the return of the “Inside ROH” weekly segment with new host Mandy Leon. This week, we take a look at the rivalry between Adam Page & ACH and their two matches against each other recently, with Page cheating to win each time, leading to a post-match pull-apart brawl on ROH TV a few weeks ago. At Best in the World, its Adam Page & BJ Whitmer vs. ACH & Matt Sydal.
Back from commercial, its time for the main event as ROH TV Champion Jay Lethal joins commentary, as he will indeed not be wrestling in the main event thanks to his manager, Truth Martini.
Main Event in a Tag Team Grudge Match: The House of Truth (Donovan Dijak & J. Diesel) w/Truth Martini & ROH TV Champion Jay Lethal vs. #DemBoys The Briscoes (Ring of Honor World Champion Jay & Mark)
“Man Up” chants for the Briscoes before the bell. No Code of Honor here. Mark & Dijak start. Mark tries for a Sleeper early. Dijak fights out and takes control. Lethal says on commentary that at Best in the World, he isn’t challenging Jay Briscoe for the ROH World Title, Jay is challenging him for his ROH TV Title because its the most important title in ROH. Mark comes back with a forearm on Dijak. Big chops by Mark, then he confuses Dijak with a Crane Pose. Mark backflips onto his feet off a catch by Dijak of his boot, then the taller Dijak impressively does the same, which surprises Mark. Dijak taunts the crowd, but then Mark with an enziguri. Diesel tags in. Diesel with a series of strikes, Jay wants in, Mark obliges, tagging him in. Diesel with shots to Jay, but Jay fights back, unloading on Diesel in the corner. Mark in, series of shots to Diesel. Russian Leg Sweep for 2. Lethal on commentary, laughs at what the ROH World Title looks like, saying the ROH TV Title belt is what a title belt looks like. Jay in, avalanche to Diesel. Running basement boot gets Jay 2. Jay with uppercuts, then notices Lethal at commentary, grabbing the ROH World Title belt. Lethal holds up the belt, but Jay snatches it from him. Distraction, though, allows Diesel to nail Jay from behind and take control.
Dijak in, throwing drop suplex slam to Jay gets 2. Diesel in, more shots to Jay as the crowd wills him on. Slam gets another 2 as Lethal mentions that his parents will be attendance for Best in the World, with commentary noting that Papa Briscoe will be there as well. This leads to a debate of whether Jay Lethal’s dad could beat up Papa Briscoe, which Lethal gets incensed by. House of Truth continue to work over Jay in their corner. Jay fights out of the House of Truth corner, tags in Mark. Mark delivers a rousing round of Redneck Kung Fun to the House of Truth, followed by the Uncle Mule Kick to Dijak in the corner, then one to Diesel as well for 2. Diesel fights back, but Mark catches him with the Cartwheel DVD. Mark heads up top for the Froggy Bow, but Martini gets on the apron to distract the ref, allowing Dijak to nail Mark with a big boot. Diesel covers Mark, but only for a close 2 as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Dijak catches Mark off a Top Rope Crossbody, hits a knee to the ribs, then CHUCKS him into the ropes as Lethal says, like he’s garbage. Diesel in, front slam to Mark for another 2. Lethal calls Jay Briscoe a ‘creatin’, saying he has no respect for him. Fallaway Slam by Diesel, Dijak tags in as the House of Truth continue to work over Mark, while the crowd wills him on. Diesel back in, but Mark fights back. Mark lands on his feet off a backdrop attempt, Jay tags in.
Jay with a series of big boots to the House of Truth, backdrop on Dijak and a Hangman’s Neckbreaker to Diesel. Dijak clotheslined to the outside, Jay peppers Diesel with jabs. Rolling forearm by Jay to Diesel, Running through-the-ropes dropkick by Mark to Dijak, wiping him out! Jay lifts up Diesel as Mark heads up top.
DOOMSDAY DEVICE!! 1-2-3!
Winners: #DemBoys The Briscoes by pinfall (The Doomsday Device)
The Briscoes celebrate their win afterward as Jay stares down Lethal at ringside. All of a sudden, Dijak lifts up Mark from the apron, FEAST YOUR EYES LAYS OUT MARK!!! Jay then with a head of steam, FLIP DIVE WIPES OUT DIJAK!! Jay throws Dijak back in and goes for the Jay Driller on him, when Lethal runs in and nails Jay from behind. However, Jay quickly grabs Lethal, JAY DRILLER!!!
Jay stands tall with the ROH World Title over the fallen Lethal, with Martini fuming on the outside, yelling “Nobody touches the Champ” and the crowd chanting “Man Up” for Jay, as the show closes.