ROH: Death Before Dishonor XV PPV Results (9/23)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Last night, Ring Of Honor (ROH) held their Death Before Dishonor XV PPV from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Below are the complete results from the event, which even saw multiple world titles change hands throughout the evening:
Bully Ray & The Briscoes vs. Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia & TK O'Ryan
Bully Ray & The Briscoes won the match with a Doomsday Device on O'Ryan. Jay Briscoe was mad at Bully after the match and they had some dissension during the match, so that may play into some problems later on in the evening. It was a good match with a series of dive spots midway through including Bully, who looks close to 350, doing a plancha off the top rope to the floor on everyone. Taven knocked Jay into Bully which saw Bully fall to the floor. It was a fast paced action packed match. TK O'Ryan broke his leg doing a dive in this building earlier in the year and they teased him doing the same dive, but he wouldn't do it.
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Chuck Taylor vs. Marty Scurll
This turned into a hot match. Scurll won via submission with the chicken wing when Taylor was distracted by referee Todd Sinclair. Taylor worked really hard, not everything was smooth but he was doing dives, including a body-block from the floor like Ultimo Guerrero does over the barricade. Then he went from the outside to the barricade with a dive inside. Lots of big spots here including Taylor taking Scurll off the top rope with a Bruno backbreaker and then gave him a dominator into a spike like a piledriver.
Jay White vs. Punishment Martinez in a Las Vegas Street Fight
Great job by White and Martinez. They showed a ton of potential here. The crowd didn't get into them right away but by the end of the match they were really into White. Lots of shots with chairs and garbage can lids. Martinez kicked out of the Kiwi crusher. Martinez did a great running dive over the top. White set up four chairs with two chairs on top of them but it was Martinez who gave White a last ride power bomb onto the chairs. White kicked out. The crowd was really behind White by chanting his name. But Martinez brought in some thumbtacks and choke slammed White on the thumbtacks for the pin. The Crowd was chanting for White after the match.
The Young Bucks & Hangman Page vs. The Briscoes & Bully Ray for The Six Man Titles
They teased Page wasn't there but Page showed up with his hands tied together and mouth tied with duct tape. Page then, still tied up, did a moonsault off the top rope to the floor. Match was short but fast paced. It was really just an angle to do the turn. Bully was taking out both Bucks. Bully told Mark to get the table after doing the wazzup spot. Jay threw the table at Bully's head and Page pinned him to win the match. Mark looked surprised that Jay turned on Bully, but Jay told him that they were a great tag team and they didn't need Bully. They pushed it as Bully's first loss in ROH. It was very much Jay that turned heel even though in the build you'd think it was going to be Bully.
Kushida vs. Kenny King for The TV Title
King won the TV title with the royal flush after blocking a hurricanrana and putting Kushida on his shoulders. The idea was that King was going for the title in front of his home town and and his daughter who celebrated with him after the match. This was a super match, just a great one man show by Kushida, who was on a different level than everyone else so far. Kushida kept working for hover board lock spots including one off the ropes. Kushida did a flip plancha over the post. They also showed Kushida's mom in the front row.
Jay Lethal vs. Silas Young in a Last Man Standing Match
Young won a crazy match. The finish saw both guys at the top of a ladder on the floor and the ladder tipped over and both went through a table on the floor. Young barely got up and Lethal didn't, so Young won. Young had zip tied Lethal's wrist to the ladder but in the bump, Lethal wasn't tied to the ladder and I think he was supposed to stay tied up. Both guys had a long brutal match. Both men whipped each other with belts. Lethal did two Lethal injections. Beer City Bruiser interfered early in the match and went for a splash off the top rope when Lethal was on a table but Lethal moved and Bruiser went through the table and was helped out. Lethal also bled badly when Lethal had Young in the figure four, but Young kicked him and they bonked heads with Todd Sinclair and Lethal was opened up badly. Excellent match.
The Young Bucks vs. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley for The ROH Tag Team Titles
Sabin & Shelley won the titles in a great match with a double-team falcon arrow on Matt Jackson after Sabin jumped off Nick's back and did a German superplex on Matt as he was on the top rope for a moonsault. This had by far the most crowd reaction on the show. It was nonstop moves, which the crowd really got into the first time the Bucks used the double sharpshooter spot. All kinds of big moves until Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian interfered and attacked the Machine Guns. Then they also attacked the Bucks. This led to a double indy taker on the floor with the Bucks and Machine Guns working together to spike both Daniels & Kazarian on the floor when Daniels & Kazarian had teased a Best Meltzer ever on the floor. Then they went back to wrestling each other but went right to the finish.
Cody vs. Minoru Suzuki for The ROH Title
Suzuki looked good here, Cody told him to kiss the ring and Suzuki bit his fingers and put him in the Fujiwara armbar. Most of the match was Suzuki doing his usual combination of strikes and his usual submissions. Suzuki went for the Gotch piledriver but Cody got out of it. Cody did a disaster kick but Suzuki went back to the choke. The finish saw Cody hit the crossroads out of nowhere and he got the pin. I think the one thing here is that people were smart enough to know the title wasn't changing hands so while they reacted to Suzuki, people really didn't react to the winning and losing aspect and the finish came when people weren't expecting it and came off flat. Suzuki sold the move big and Cody put the ring in his mouth like he was kissing it. Suzuki left and threw a punch at one of the ring boys.