RING OF HONOR WRESTLING RESULTS
Ring of Honor - Super Card of Honor
March 31, 2006 - Chicago Ridge, Illinois
- IN THE RING: Jim Cornette & Lt. Commissioner Adam Pearce..
- DVD Exclusive: Jim Cornette revealed that Low-Ki was the one who knocked his tooth out and banned him for life!
- Jim Cornette came out and cut a promo praisig ROH and cut an anti-CZW speech to get the crowd pumped up..
- Jim Cornette said BJ Whitmer had a broken ankle because some CZW guys attacked him after last night's show..
- Jim Cornette had his Louisville baseball bat with him and promised to use it if any CZW wrestlers showed up..
- Jim Cornette brought out two skinny masked wrestlers (ROH Students) and called them "hardcore" wrestlers..
- Jim Cornette said he found a couple of opponents from the ROH roster to take on the two hardcore wrestlers..
- TAG MATCH: Samoa Joe & Adam Pearce defeated two masked "hardcore" wrestlers (ROH students).....
- 4-CORNER SURVIVAL: Ricky Reyes defeated Delirious and Flash Flanagan and Shane Hagadorn..
- TAG MATCH: The Embassy (Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley) defeated Claudio Castagnoli & Jimmy Yang..
- After the match, Chris Hero showed up and stole the microphone from ring announcer Bobby Cruise..
- Chris Hero said Claudio Castagnoli used to be his best friend and then started throwing chairs towards the ring..
- A bunch of ROH students tackles Chris Hero and threw him out of the building (for the time being).........
- FIRST BLOOD MATCH: Ace Steel defeated Chad Collyer..
- TAG MATCH: Matt Sydal (bloodied) & AJ Styles defeated Austin Aries & Jack Evans..
- DRAGON GATE: Do Fixer (Dragon Kid/Genki Horiguchi/Ryo Saito) beat Blood Generation (CIMA/Nauki Doi/Masato Yoshino)..
- This match started with fast-paced action and ended with ultra-fast-paced action with chants of "This Is Awesome!"..
- CIMA shook hands with all three members of Do Fixer, which didn't set well with Nauki Doi & Masato Toshino..
- SHIMMER 6-WAY: MsChif defeated Cheerleader Melissa and Allison Danger and Daizee Haze and Lacey and Rain..
- SQUASH MATCH: Homicide defeated Mitch Franklin..
- Colt Cabana (concussion) came out and had a lengthy brawl with Homicide resulting in Cabana getting busted open..
- Homicide pulled a ladder from under the ring put Cabana's head between the ladder and smashed on it with a chair!
- IN THE RING: Chris Hero & Necro Butcher + Adam Pearce & Claudio Castagnoli + Jim Cornette + Samoa Joe & BJ Whitmer..
- CZW's Chris Hero & Necro Butcher hit the ring and cut a promo until Adam Pearce & Claudio Castagnoli came out..
- Necro Btcher fought Adam Pearce all throughout the arena ending with both Necro & Pearce going through a Table!
- Jim Cornette came out and whacked Necro Butcher with a baseball bat before getting taking down by Chris Hero..
- Samoa Joe ran out to make the save and helped Adam Pearce and BJ Whitmer (ankle in a cast) chase them away....
- Jim Cornette told the ROH students to take the trash (Necro & Hero) out and put them in the dumpster out back..
- Jim Cornette thanked Samoa Joe, BJ Whitmer & Adam Pearce (the "Home Team") as the fans chanted each man's name..
- Samoa Joe stayed back and said "I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, but I'm all out of bubble gum!"
- TRIPLE THREAT: Samoa Joe defeated Christopher Daniels and Jimmy Jacobs w/Lacey..
- ROH TITLE MATCH: American Dragon defeated Roderick Strong to retain (in 56 minutes)..
- And that's a wrap..
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March 31, 2006 - SUPER CARD OF HONOR - Chicago, Illinois
The first ever Ring of Honor triple-shot continued with this "Supercard" which included more top notch ROH action picking up right where they left off the night before in Detroit. Jim Cornette started the show waving his Louisville baseball bat around daring any CZW wrestler to show up so he can knock one out of the park. BJ Whitmer was with him with a cast around his ankle from the botched Super-power-bomb the night before that should have killed Jimmy Jacobs. Cornette put a couple ROH Students under masks and called them "hardcore" wrestlers (what is this WWE, now?) and fed them to the dogs -- the dogs being represented on this night by Samoa Joe & Adam Pearce -- in a quick squash match to send a message to CZW.
Ricky Reyes won the Four Corner Survival match against Delirious, Shane Hagadorn, and the debuting Flash Flanagan. I still don't like Reyes. I really love watching Delirious. I want to see more of Flash Flanagan ( 5 / 10 ).
Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley passed their second test by defeating Claudio Castagnoli & Jimmy Yang, taking them one step closer to a future tag title shot. Rave & Shelley are a great tag team and I hope they keep teaming up in ROH. I don't really know why Yang & Castagnoli were paired up as they had zero chemistry ( 6.5 / 10 ).
After the match, Chris Hero showed up and stole the microphone and taunted the ROH fans with his heckling. Hero began carelessly tossing steel chairs towards the ring. This was the show were one of those chairs actually hit ringside photographer Mary Kate Grosso and sent her to the hospital, but that was not included on the DVD. Hero was thrown out of the building by ROH students.
Ace Steel finally got his revenge on Chad Collyer stemming from an incident back in August where Collyer viciously bloodied Steel during a match in Chicago Ridge. This was a First Blood match and Steel was taking his psycho gimmick to new levels. I expected the finish to be a little more intense but everything in between was very well done ( 7 / 10 ).
Matt Sydal & AJ Styles defeated Austin Aries & Jack Evans in another incredible tag team match. Sydal was the star of this match, having his nose busted and bloodied at some point, and leading his team to victory over his Generation Next stable-mates ( 8 / 10 ). Sydal & Styles are now in line for another tag title shot against Aries & Strong.
Next up was the highlight of the show for me personally as they put all six Dragon Gate wrestlers into the ring for a huge 6-Man War. Do Fixer (Dragon Kid & Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito) vs Blood Generation (CIMA & Nauki Doi & Masato Yoshino) put on a breath-taking performance for the ROH crowd who were on their feet from start to finish. This was one of those rare special occasions in ROH where the action literally spoke for itself and the commentary was cut off. It was incredible, and just when you thought the action couldn't get any hotter they took it up another notch. It was somewhat reminiscent of Steamboat vs Savage at WrestleMania 3 as there was a series of multiple near falls within a short period of time. Both teams received a thunderous standing ovation after the match, and for good reason ( 9.5 / 10 ).
The pace slowed down, but that by no means meant the fun let up for a second. SHIMMER Women's Athletes took the stage with a unique 6-Woman Mayhem match. ROH regulars Lacey, Daizee Haze and Allison Danger were joined by the debuting Rain, MsChif and Cheerleader Melissa. The girls went at it and represented SHIMMER very well, showcasing all their talents and hopefully making viewers want to buy some of SHIMMER incredible DVD's. MsChif pulled off an upset and scored the victory in the end ( 7.5 / 10 ).
Homicide squashed ROH Student Mitch Franklin but his night was not over so quickly. Colt Cabana showed up, still nursing a concussion, and engaged in a lengthy brawl with Homicide. This got violent when a steel ladder was introduced from under the ring and Homicide put Cabana's head between the ladder and repeatedly smashed it with a steel chair. These two will settle their feud once and for all in a Chicago Stret Fight tomorrow night.
Chris Hero found his way back into the building and brought Necro Butcher with him. Adam Pearce & Claudio Castagnolie quickly hit the ring to defend Ring of Honor. Pearce and Butcher had an extensive brawl which concluded with both men crashing through a Table! Jim Cornette joined the craziness and was true to his promise when he whacked Chris Hero with the baseball bat! Samoa Joe showed up as well and helped BJ Whitmer & Adam Pearce chase the CZW invaders away from the ring. Cornette got the crowd pumping when he thanked "The Home Team" for coming to ROH's rescue. One thing I found strange here was Hero & Castagnoli disappeared while Pearce & Necro brawled. Then Castagnoli did not return for the "Home Team" celebration.
Samoa Joe took on his mortal enemy Christopher Daniels and the severely out of his league Jimmy Jacobs in a Triple Threat match. Jacobs was quick to point out that Joe vs Daniels was not the Match of the Year, but instead he and Lacey were. God bless Jimmy Jacobs for competing after taking the craziest bump of all time the night before in his match with Whitmer. The match ended with Samoa Joe picking up the 1-2-3 to win ( 7 / 10 ).
The main event was a 56-minute classic ROH World title contest between Champion American Dragon and Roderick Strong, this was Roderick Strong's third opportunity at the championship, and just like on the two previous occasions, he came within an inch of achieving his dream of winning the ROH title ( 8.5 / 10 ). Dragon now prepares to face Lance Storm on the final night of this very successful triple shot weekend.
Final Thoughts: It was not the thrill-ride like the previous DVD but this was still a really fun DVD with a ton of must-see stuff. I got to say I enjoy the CZW involvement a lot more when it doesn't involve the no-brains garbage wrestlers (Zandig, Wifebeater, etc). It certainly makes CZW look a lot better when they have a decent wrestler like Chris Hero leading the charge. If you would like to purchase this or any other ROH DVD, please check out ROHwrestling.com ---- if you need some convincing, you can check out streaming video of various ROH matches for free at www.ROHVideos.com
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