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By James Bullock Feb 3, 2018 - 10:11 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 is gearing up for a live event and TV taping starting with a stop in Concord for “Honor Reigns Supreme”. Lets first find out what will happen in “The Tar Heel State” and what will go down during wrestling’s biggest weekend of the year.

Ring of Honor returns to Concord, NC on Saturday February 9th for Honor Reigns Supreme! For weeks, ROH fans have wondered what was on the mind of former ROH World Champion Cody. And in the moment that “The American Nightmare” took to the ring in Philadelphia to tell the world everything he was thinking, Matt Taven interrupted. These two will captain trios in the main event of Honor Reigns Supreme in an attempt to settle the score: Bullet Club (Cody, Marty Scurll & ROH World Six-Man Tag Team champion Adam Page) vs. The Kingdom!

When Matt Taven returned to ROH action in the fall of 2016, he had two known goals he hoped to immediately accomplish: 1. Become one-third of the first ROH World Six-Man Tag Team champions; 2. Ensure The Bullet Club doesn’t win the Six-Man Tag Team title. For Matt Taven, his faction’s problems with The Bullet Club were once personal as former Kingdom stable mate Adam Cole abandoned his role as The Kingdom’s leader prior to joining The Bullet Club. Taven expressed his feelings that Cole not only saw The Kingdom as a way to keep himself in the World title picture, but also to hold Taven back from reaching his believed future glory. In Lowell following “All-Star Extravaganza VIII”, Matt Taven began his journey to accomplish the aforementioned goals as the newest version of The Kingdom featuring Taven, the debuting TK O’Ryan and returning Vinny Marseglia put The Bullet Club’s Cole & The Young Bucks out of the tournament in the first round – a win that would lead to The Kingdom becoming the first Six-Man titleholders in ROH history. But this version of The Bullet Club is completely different from the one The Kingdom defeated almost a year & a half ago featuring, ironically enough, one-third of the current Six-Man Tag champs. The Kingdom have not only found success in ROH as a unit, they’ve found success against members of The Bullet Club – something this variation of The Bullet Club can’t say as their first teaming in Philadelphia ended in a loss to SoCal Uncensored. With Cody and Marty Scurll always focused on singles success it could mean the difference between how well The Bullet Club fares against a trio of men who consider themselves closer than family and, most importantly, have attained championship level success together in an environment where only one of their opponents have and intend to achieve.

A first-ever six-man tag team bout has been signed for Concord: ROH World champion Dalton Castle & The Boys will take on SoCal Uncensored!

Less than a year ago, Christopher Daniels was nearing the unexpected: the night he finally became a ROH World champion. Dalton Castle, on the other hand, was still on the road to golden glory; satisfied with being one-third of the World Six-Man Tag Team titleholders eventually. Between the time Castle achieved his first ROH championship and the “15th Anniversary” event where Daniels defeated Adam Cole to win the ROH World title, “The General” and “The Peacock” stood across the ring from one another with the ROH World Championship on the line. Though Daniels won that night, it was Castle who changed the dynamic of the champion’s reign as he was looked upon as the fan favorite more so than the man who, less than a month prior, was being showered with chants of, “You deserve it!” By the time Daniels’ World title reign ended he decided being a friend of the people wasn’t worth it anymore. Actually, Daniels looked around and had friends who also felt disrespected by not only the fans, but also the business as a whole including Ring of Honor. With long-time tag team partner Frankie Kazarian and long-time friend Scorpio Sky by his side as SoCal Uncensored, Daniels has the chance of accomplishing two goals: establish himself once again as a World title contender and establishing his faction as the top contenders to the Six-Man title as they would’ve defeated a former set of champions. Though Castle usually does the heavy lifting for his trio, the fact remains The Boys have shown both incredible toughness & an uncanny ability to think on their feet that will allow for either Boy to pull off a flash pinning combination – the same thing that happened when they won the Six-Man gold. This should be an interesting encounter from the sheer potential of Castle suffering his first loss since winning the World title at “Final Battle ‘17”.

Six-Man Tag Team champions The Young Bucks will wrestle Best Friends in Concord!

Lightning hasn’t been able to strike twice for Best Friends since entering the ranks of ROH. On their first night as a unit in the company, Chuckie T. & Beretta successfully teamed with Rocky Romero to defeat The Bullet Club contingent of The Young Bucks & Adam Page. Their victory over The Bullet Club earned Best Friends a chance to fight for the ROH World Tag Team Championship a couple of weeks later; only to come up short in a Triple Threat opportunity. This became the running narrative as every time Best Friends were in the ring with The Bullet Club’s gold on the line the champions walk away the same way they entered including at “Global Wars: Columbus” with partner-for-the-evening Flip Gordon. Though titles won’t be up for grabs in this one, this is a first-time encounter that could reestablish Chuckie T. & Beretta as potential Six-Man title contenders. For The Young Bucks – tag team dominance has always been a mission statement that they’ve usually accomplished. Defeating Best Friends would most certainly make them number one contenders in the near future following what should be a fantastic bout expected of two teams of this caliber.

In Concord, Jay Lethal looks to keep his winning ways going against a man who continues to make a name for himself around the globe and in ROH with a pure style of wrestling in his hometown, Jonathan Gresham!

In 2004, Ring of Honor instituted its second singles title that would become a benchmark in the company’s history: the ROH Pure Championship. By 2005, still a relative wrestling rookie in Jay Lethal stepped up like very few did during that era and became a Pure titleholder that allowed his budding style to flourish in different ways due to the strict rules that made up each Pure title defense including each competitor having only three rope breaks and not using closed fists during the bout or risk disqualification. Fast forward over a decade later and long-time ROH fans have been nostalgic for the days of old where unexpected, yet highly anticipated matches over a secondary championship occurred and you find a man who is definitely made for a title division that was gone from ROH before he was even out of high school, Jonathan Gresham. “The Octopus” has spent the better part of his career traveling around the world, evolving his repertoire, and gaining the type of in-ring experience that has made him one of the best technicians going today. Unfortunately in a landscape flooded with experienced ROH stalwarts, Gresham has struggled to break through the pack as a singles competitor almost in the same way Lethal suffered from when he was confronted by Samoa Joe, Homicide, and Low Ki. Lethal eventually thrived against his biggest rivals and became the “Franchise of ROH” ready to test the potential next generation of hopefuls like Gresham.
While Gresham has scored some impressive victories during his ROH tenure thus far, those star-making matches, moments & wins haven’t occurred just yet. This could easily change for Gresham as he takes on one of the best wrestlers in the world that the world can eventually see. Lethal, on the other hand, sees Gresham as a stepping stone toward his believed destiny of regaining the ROH World Championship – another win in his favor to reinforce he’s worthy of being next in line to fight the champ. Looking past Gresham could inevitably cost Lethal and the biggest upset of 2018 in wrestling could happen in Atlanta. While that seems unlikely, stranger things have happened in ROH including moments like a young Lethal defeating the first ROH World champion over a decade ago.

Kenny King will take on an old friend in Concord, Shane Taylor!

When Kenny King became the new ROH World Television champion at “Death Before Dishonor XV” he had a declaration in mind that would dictate the future of his reign if his first defense proved to be successful. By defeating Josh Woods on ROH TV, King found the confidence to proclaim that any time he was on a ROH card in singles competition his TV title would be on the line. King’s words gained the attention of several ROH competitors to the point Ring of Honor decided the champ would have a chance to test his mettle (and his luck) against three of them including his former running buddy Shane Taylor. After The Rebellion was broken apart by Search & Destroy, King and Taylor went on two different paths that led to one being a defending champion and the other being a challenger who eventually got ganged up on an eliminated from a Four Corner Survival match at “Final Battle”. Ironically enough, Taylor wasn’t the only person eliminated from that aforementioned match as King was bashed on the head with a beer bottle not long after Shane’s elimination to end his reign. In hopes of getting himself ready for Silas Young & his crew for one-night latter, King will battle the heaviest hitter in ROH today. If Taylor can defeat King here it’ll make him a top contender to the TV title no matter if Kenny wins or not in Atlanta. This will definitely be another David vs. Goliath style fight where David has enough strength to slam Goliath.

The 2017 Survival of the Fittest finalists will do battle one more time in Concord when Punishment Martinez and Flip Gordon collide!

The paths taken by Punishment Martinez and Flip Gordon were completely different. Martinez entered the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament, failing to win, but securing a roster spot that would allow him to test himself against some of the best ROH has to offer including former World champion Jay Lethal. Flip, on the other hand, earned his spot as a ROH wrestler by impressing during a ROH TV taping. By November of 2017, their once parallel paths crossed during the finale of ROH’s Survival of the Fittest tournament. After a grueling bout, the tournament finale came down to Martinez and Gordon – resulting in a David vs. Goliath style fight concluding with Punishment overcoming his fast adversary to win the tournament. Since then, Gordon has tried to take on The Bullet Club while Martinez came up short in challenging for the World Championship – something similar to Gordon’s problems with achieving Six-Man champion status at The Bullet Club’s expense. They had a great exchange at the aforementioned event and the same will most likely be the case in Concord. The biggest difference between then & now is the fact there was a guaranteed World title shot. This time it’s more about potential and pride being on the line.

The Best Wrestling on the Planet returns to Atlanta, GA at historic Center Stage on Saturday February 10th for an international TV taping! Saturday Night At Center Stage in Atlanta will feature another bout in the war between The Bullet Club and SoCal Uncensored when Adam Page fights Christopher Daniels!

The problems between Christopher Daniels and The Bullet Club have been documented time & time again since the prior began his trek toward his first and thus far only ROH World Championship last year. Between the time Daniels won and lost the title, Bullet Club fans rallied against “The General” – figuratively poisoning the ROH faithful to the pin Daniels decided he had enough of their fickle support. As the year progressed, Daniels started ruining matches alongside tag team partner Frankie Kazarian, performing sit-ins, and eventually gaining an ally in Scorpio Sky. With The Bullet Club possessing the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team title as of this time, Daniels, Kazarian & Sky – known as SoCal Uncensored – have put The Bullet Club in their line of sight. No better example of SoCal’s ability to defeat The Bullet Club occurred on ROH TV where Adam Page suffered the pin fall loss for his team against the California-based trio. Though Page is coming in with a loss from their battle on ROH TV, “Hangman” has been able to turn around his unsuccessful ways in New Japan – gaining a great amount of momentum heading into this one. One very important note about this bout is the fact this will be the first time they’ve ever wrestled a singles contest while their previous tag team bouts have seen no consistent winner. It’ll be very interesting to see if Page can help his team push back a trio who have gold on their minds at The Bullet Club’s expense in what should be a great TV match.

SoCal Uncensored’s Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky sees this as the perfect time to get a major victory over the three-time former ROH World Tag Team champions in Atlanta when they take on The Young Bucks!

In the early 2000s the state of California was a hotbed for producing talent that would change the very face of professional wrestling in the near future. John Cena, Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, all these names and more gained noteworthy prominence in California before becoming worldwide successes. But there were others who were just as good, if not better than the aforementioned names heralded as kings of the underground before attaining varying levels of notoriety for their antics in & out of the ring. Associated with the latter are three men who have spent a great amount of time traveling up & down the west coast while growing more & more tired with the fact the level of respect they believe they deserve hasn’t been bestowed upon them by the fans or the promotions housing their talents: Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky.
Ironically enough another pair of west coast stalwarts and bonafide California boys The Young Bucks have found themselves as the faces of wrestling’s latest revolution – a change in the business where the fans understand just how important they are in helping the wrestlers live a life of freedom without sacrificing financial security. Thanks to The Young Bucks’ growing popularity in the mainstream eye alongside The Bullet Club brand, men like Adam Page have benefited both financially and in the ring as Page attained his first ROH title teaming with Nick & Matt Jackson. It was The Hung Bucks’ successful defense at “Final Battle 2017” that Daniels, Kazarian & Sky – eventually known as “SoCal Uncensored” – made their presence known by attacking the trio and setting the stage for an inevitable clash for the ROH Six-Man gold SoCal Uncensored rightfully established themselves as top title contenders by defeating one-third of the champs while Page teamed with Marty Scurll & former ROH World champ Cody. Controversy happened at the most recent TV taping as SoCal Uncensored almost walked out as the new Six-Man Tag Team champions, only for the victory to be turned and The Hung Bucks retained their title. This is SoCal’s chance to avenge that moment and potentially set the stage for new Six-Man Tag champs in the near future – contenders further established if Daniels can win on the same night before or after this potential fantastic match occurs.

The Dawgs have the dog pound ready for Coast to Coast in Atlanta!

ROH TV in 2018 has been a bastion of hope for the likes of Coast to Coast and The Dawgs. The latter consisting of Rhett Titus & Will Ferrara have turned their real-life friendship into a potential championship-level duo similar to what Titus achieved alongside Kenny King in 2012 – actually picking up some wins and challenging for the World Tag Team Championship. Coast to Coast, on the other hand, have struggled to just breakthrough by picking up a big win that would catapult their ROH careers. Unfortunately for Shaheem Ali & Leon St. Giovanni it would take months for them to finally have the perfect night – a night where everything worked and they were able to overcome the insurmountable. Recently on ROH TV, ROH fans bared witness to CTC defeating former ROH World and IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team champions War Machine in a do or die match where LSG & Ali would’ve broken up their team if they lost. This is a great chance to for CTC to continue the momentum they established both on ROH TV and in Nashville where they successfully teamed with Kenny King. For The Dawgs, this is their chance to not only squash that aforementioned momentum, but also reestablish themselves as title contenders in a match that shows how the Future of Honor is starting to become the present.

Supercard of Honor XII will emanate from the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA on Saturday April 7! Like last year’s history-making event, this event will feature high profile stars and very special matches for all of our fans around the world. With that, Ring of Honor presents the first official match for Supercard of Honor that will have international implications with the fate of Bullet Club hanging in the balance: Kenny Omega vs. Cody!

There’s only room for one man atop the mountain – it doesn’t matter if it’s in regards to wrestling championships or, in this case, mega-factions that dictate the wrestling business like The Bullet Club. Since he was given the opportunity to join The Bullet Club, Cody has stood side-by-side with Kenny Omega in a disgruntled fashion. In truth, the spotlight has always shown brighter on the faction when Omega is involved than when Cody is the focus – leading to tension between the two considering just how many barriers he’s broken down since leaving WWE. Just when it seemed the hatchet had been buried following New Japan’s first tour of America problems arose again as the 2017 fall season came to an end and 2018 was slowly coming into fruition. It was at New Japan’s “New Beginning in Sapporo” even that saw “The Cleaner’s” reign as the company’s first United States champion came to an end due to the talents of Jay White. Following the match and an argument between Omega and his Bullet Club brethren after their recent problems over things like Kenny’s time on their “Being The Elite” Youtube show has been drastically reduced as of late, Cody laid Omega out with Cross Rhodes to unofficially stake his claim as the true leader of The Bullet Club. This is pro wrestling and the only way a dispute should be settled in the ring; and that’s exactly what will happen in New Orleans when, for the first time, “The American Nightmare” will do battle with Kenny Omega in a match that will not only potentially determine the fate of Bullet Club, but also help one of the fast-selling “Supercard of Honor” events in ROH history sell out before ROH’s “Anniversary” event a month prior.

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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 Ronda Rousey coming to WWE, reviewing Royal Rumble 2018 and more (http://www.wewantinsanity.com/am2/publish/free_audio/38_Mins_Honor_Nation_Let_s_Get_Rowdy.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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