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By James Bullock Feb 19, 2018 - 7:12 AM print


Welcome to another edition of The ROHbot Report – the only article you need for all the Ring of Honor news you have to know. ROH returned to Atlanta for what would become a historic TV taping en route to another tour of Japan. Let's find out what happened in the ATL.

Center Stage TV Taping Results; February 10th, 2018; Atlanta, GA
- A Battle Royal with the final two competing in a singles match for a TV title shot was won by Flip Gordon and Shane Taylor
- The Young Bucks def. SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky)
- ROH World Television Championship Kenny King def. Silas Young to win the championship
The Briscoes def. Best Friends
- Adam Page def. Christopher Daniels
- Jay Lethal & Dalton Castle def. Punisher Martinez & Marty Scurll
- Josh Woods def. Gladiator Jeremiah in a Honor Club exclusive match
- Women of Honor Title tournament match: Tenille Dashwood def. Stacy Shadows
- Beer City Bruiser & Brian Milonas def. Brian Nova & Eli Isom
- Television Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Flip Gordon def. Shane Taylor
- Coast To Coast def. The Dawgs
- The Bullet Club def. The Addiction & The Kingdom

You know the routine – I’m not going to judge too harshly about what happened during the TV taping without actually seeing the product these tapings were done for. With that being stated, what in the world just happened? Only two months after winning the ROH World Television Championship through controversial means and beginning a rivalry between himself and then-former champion Kenny King, Silas Young is no longer the TV titleholder. What appeared to be the latest defense of potentially mean for Young turned out to be his last as King defeated “The Last Real Man” to become a two-time champion in Atlanta. While it’s great to see King as the champion again (him losing the title at “Final Battle” felt way too soon anyway), Young as the TV champ not only had potential, but also felt fresh & necessary to keep his character’s momentum following his big win over Jay Lethal last year. For those who haven’t been put up to speed of Young’s current contractual status, Silas has stated in recent interviews that he & ROH are renegotiating; meaning ROH has done the same silly thing of putting a championship on someone not locked in to be a part of the company for a significant amount of time. If Young is testing the waters & potentially leaving it’ll leave a huge void in ROH’s roster as Silas is the type of wrestler who fans easily identify from a character perspective, can have a great match with anyone, and is one of the best villains in the company. It’ll also be interesting to see how King’s second reign as TV champion goes – will it be based around random defenses like the first or actually have some meaningful stories mixed in just like Young’s rivalry with King that led to this shocking title change.
There were some more interesting developments coming from this taping including Shane Taylor potentially gunning for Adam Page after failing to become a future TV title challenger against Flip Gordon, Scorpio Sky reminding Gordon about their problems by attacking him after Flip’s win over Taylor (which is odd considering it was Sky who turned on Gordon and Flip apparently just forgot all about it or just let it slide), Marty Scurll getting what he wanted just without the ROH World title involved as he will now take on Punishment Martinez at ROH’s “16th Anniversary” after “The Villain” failed to find success as a duo alongside the former Top Prospect, and Tenille Dashwood in her first singles match in ROH ended in victory as she advanced in the Women of Honor title tournament. As good as some of the action could be when it airs, the most intriguing thing about this taping might be what’s happening backstage affecting the results in the ring.

New Japan Pro Wrestling has confirmed cards for this year's “Honor Rising” events. Both events will take place in Korakuen Hall.
Night 1 (February 23rd): Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Chase Owens vs. Cody, Marty Scurll & Adam Page; NEVER Openweight Championship: Hirooki Goto defends against Beer City Bruiser; Dalton Castle, Jay Lethal & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jay White, Beretta & Chuck Taylor; Hiromu Takahashi vs. KUSHIDA vs. Flip Gordon; The Young Bucks vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay; Jushin Thunder Liger, Delirious & Cheeseburger vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Hikuleo; Toa Henare & Katsuya Kitamura vs. Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
Night 2 (February 24th): Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi vs. Cody & Marty Scurll; ROH World Championship: Dalton Castle defends against Beretta; The Young Bucks & Hangman Page vs. Jay White, Chuck Taylor & YOSHI-HASHI; NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defends against Jushin Thunder Liger, Delirious & Cheeseburger; Flip Gordon & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI; Jay Lethal, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & Hikuleo; Toa Henare vs. Beer City Bruiser

The most interesting aspect of these cards definitely has to be New Japan not wasting any time with the Golden Lovers reunion as Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi they will main event both of these shows. Even more interesting is the fact both of those Golden Lovers matches featuring the pair taking on a Bullet Club contingent featuring Cody & Marty Scurll. What’s also interesting is Chase Owens will be teaming with the Golden Lovers during night one; potentially meaning a split in The Bullet Club could be happening sooner rather than later. From a match quality perspective the two matches that really stand out are the triple threat match from night one that should be one of best junior heavyweight matches of the year (calling it now) and the ROH World title match between Dalton Castle and Beretta. Beretta has becoming one of the unsung heroes of New Japan over the past year and could be the same for ROH starting with a big match against the company’s top titleholder. Also interesting is the fact The Young Bucks will be involved in matches featuring heavyweight tag teams – meaning they might be taking Cody’s advice and moving up to the heavyweight tag team division to potentially dominate that scene like they did the Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team division. The last two years of “Honor Rising” shows have partially aired on ROH TV and it’ll probably do the same this year as well especially if something like Beer City Bruiser becomes the new NEVER Openweight champion.

CMLL stars Ultimo Guerrero, Volador Jr., and Soberano Jr. will make their New York City debuts at Manhattan Mayhem!

For fans of pro-wrestling (not just lucha fans) who have been doing everything from reading magazines, to scouring the Internet, to watching ROH this past year have read, seen, and most likely enjoyed the work of a man who has been wrestling for almost thirty years now. Ultimo’s list of accomplishments are grand including the CMLL World Heavyweight, World Light Heavyweight, World Tag Team, World Trios Championships and now the NWA World Historic Middleweight champion. In 2016, Guerrero made his ROH debut; ending up the semifinals of the World Six-Man Tag Team tournament before losing to the eventual winners in The Kingdom. Ultimo returned to great fanfare during “Best in the World” weekend as well as ROH’s “War of the Worlds: UK” tour where he avenged his loss to The Kingdom in the prior and had a magnificent lucha showcase in the latter.
Before Guerrero’s return to ROH last year, Volador Jr. made his ROH debut at the historic “Supercard of Honor XI”. Before that night, Volador Jr. became renown since debuting in CMLL in 2001 where the second-generation grappler eventually won championships in his home promotion and abroad including NWA titles. Volador Jr. also has experience working in New Japan; almost winning last year’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Volador Jr., the master of the Ataque Depredador (a double knee backbreaker), will come into this bout with a perfect record in ROH having won his debut match alongside Will Ospreay against Dragon Lee & Jay White. Last but not least is a man who has never stepped foot in a ROH ring thus far in Soberano Jr. Ten years after making his in-ring, Soberano had the greatest year of his career thus far; winning the Torneo Gran Alternativa alongside Caristico and becoming the CMLL Mexican National Welterweight champion – a title he holds as of this announcement. 2018 thus far has been great for Soberano thus far; actually successfully defending his Welterweight title in Korakuen Hall during the Fantastica Mania tour in his first of potential many shows in New Japan. It’ll be interesting to see how these fantastic talents are placed on the card (separately, together, in the same match on opposite sides of the ring).

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Tenille Dashwood & Mandy Leon vs. Stacy Shadows & Kelly Klein


And there you have it. Show that love, or like, for The ROHbot Report and Honor Nation on its Facebook page. Also, if haven’t already, make sure you listen to the latest FREE “Honor Nation” as I talk about 205 Live’s evolution, ROH’s DVD strategy and more (http://www.wewantinsanity.com/am2/publish/free_audio/31_Mins_Honor_Nation_205_DVDs_and_Negotiation_Tactics.shtml). And don’t forget to send those questions in for the next “Honor Nation either through the comments section below, on Facebook (The ROHbot Report and Honor Nation on its Facebook page), on Twitter (@fasjab), or by e-mailing me at Bullock@wewantinsanity.com.
Here’s to a great week for you and yours; and as always, thanks for reading.

Till Then.



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