Ring Of Honor celebrated 16 years of their brand of professional wrestling with a night of dramatic returns, titles changing hands and the main event for Supercard of Honor taking shape.
In front of a packed Las Vegas crowd, Dalton Castle kept hold of his Ring Of Honor World Championship by beating Jay Lethal with the Bang-A-Rang.
It was then announced by ROH enforcer Bully Ray that The Villain Marty Scurll, who earned a Ring of Honor title shot by beating Punishment Martinez with a low-blow assisted roll-up and then confronted Dalton following his match-up, will go on to face Castle in New Orleans at Supercard of Honor.
We also saw one score settled and another escalated in regards to Cody. He bested Matt Taven with a Crossrhodes and retrieved his Ring Of Honor, but then as he celebrated with Brandi and Bury the Bear, the Bear revealed himself to be Kenny Omega, who blasted him with a V-Trigger. The situation got even more bizarre as Brandi confronted Omega, slapped him and kissed him, shouting that he should go and tell Kota Ibushi, and that he’s a fraud.
We had two new champions crowd, with the first being The Briscoe Brothers making history by becoming the NINE time Ring Of Honor Tag Team Champions, beating The Motor City Machine Guns with the Doomsday Device.
Our second title change of the night saw SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) beat the ROH Six Man Tag Team Champions The Hung Bucks (Hangman Page and The Young Bucks) in a wild Las Vegas Street Fight, when they made Matt Jackson tap out with a boston crab/kendo stick assisted dragon sleeper.
It was a rough night for the Bucks as TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia laid a vicious beatdown on the brothers until Bully Ray chased them off.
Former ROH World and Tag Team Champion Austin Aries also made his return to the company. Following Kenny King retaining his ROH Television Title over Silas Young with The Royal Flush, Aries appeared with his litany of championship belts and said he was coming for the one title he has never held.
In a thrilling opening contest, Hiromu Takahashi enjoyed a winning return to Ring Of Honor, beating Flip Gordon with the Timebomb and finally on the pre-show Tenille Dashwood and Sumei Sakai both qualified for the WOH Title tournament second round following victories over Brandi Rhodes and Hana Kimura respectively.