Ring of Honor TV Results – November 29, 2017

Ring of Honor
Date: November 29, 2017
Location: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana

We’ve got three shows left before Final Battle and for the first time in longer than I can remember, I’m digging the heck out of ROH. They’re putting on good matches and telling interesting stories, which is a lot more than you can say about most wrestling shows these days. Let’s get to it.

The Bullet Club is in the back and ready for the eight man tag main event. They’re ready to face the spot monkeys and Flip Gordon will never flip again.

Opening sequence.

Jonathan Gresham vs. Silas Young

[ads]The winner is the final entrant in the four way TV Title match so TV Champion Kenny King is on commentary. Gresham gets sent into the corner to start but Gresham goes after the arm to slow things down a bit. A Beer City Bruiser distraction doesn’t get Young very far so Gresham sends him outside without much effort.

Back in and we hit a crisscross until Young grabs a sunset flip for two. Gresham ties his legs together to….I guess mildly annoy Young. Back up and Gresham pulls Young up by one leg and it’s time for a comedy spot. After nearly thirty seconds of waiting, Gresham pushes him back and scores with a dropkick. Back with Gresham slugging away with some really bad looking punches. A suplex puts Young down and a high crossbody gives Gresham two.

The octopus hold goes on but Bruiser throws in a keg for a distraction, allowing him to sneak in and break things up. Bruiser grabs the leg but this time Gresham takes him down with a suicide dive. Another distraction allows Young to avoid a second high crossbody, allowing Young to hit Misery for the pin at 11:19.

Result: Silas Young b. Jonathan Gresham – Misery (11:19)

The Kingdom is ready for their Tag Team Title match next week.

We look at the end of last week’s show with Mark Briscoe turning heel and helping to beat down Bully Ray.

War Machine comes out for a match but the Addiction jumps them in the aisle. The brawl is on with War Machine throwing the Addiction into the barricade, including a hard shot that takes down a plant.

It’s time for Coleman’s Pulpit with his first returning guest: Kenny King. Kenny is ready to be a fighting champion and doesn’t want to hear Coleman’s speech about reality. Coleman thinks King is being played for a fool because he’s just a pawn. He’s being pimped out, which King doesn’t care for. Somehow this gets Coleman a TV Title shot in Florida, which seemed to be Coleman’s idea.

We look back at Bullet Club beating down Dalton Castle from last week.

Flip Gordon/Scorpio Sky/Coast to Coast vs. Bullet Club

It’s the Bucks/Adam Page/Marty Scurll here. Jay Lethal is on commentary and Cody comes out for a bonus. Before we get going, Cody says Gordon’s dreams of beating the Bullet Club is the same as Castle winning the title: a pipe dream. Scurll takes LSG down by the wrist to start and it’s time for an early wrestling sequence. Scurll pops up with a bird pose, only to have Cody come up on the apron for the same. That earns him an ejection though and it’s off to Matt vs. Sky.

Neither can hit much of anything until Scorpio nails a dropkick. Nick comes in and of course the fans are mostly behind the Club. It’s off to Gordon, who refuses a series of handshake offers. Flip makes the mistake of doing his dancing handstand, allowing Nick to dropkick him in the ribs. Back up and Gordon keeps nipping up to avoid superkicks and because this is a Bucks match, Nick keeps trying the same stupid move over and over. A standoff takes us to a break and we come back with Gordon still refusing a handshake.

Matt comes in and grabs him by the hand though, allowing Scurll to break the fingers. The triple superkicks have Gordon in more trouble and the fans think it’s awesome.  Coast to Coast gets sent outside and it’s time for a bunch of dives, as you might expect. Gordon nails an even bigger dive and comes back in to face Nick….who promptly pokes him in the eye to take over. Sky gets sent into the corner and it’s time for a Bullet Club train of clotheslines.

Back from another break with Flip having to bail out of a 450 and getting superkicked down. Flip grabs a reverse Regal Roll but backflips into the chickenwing. Sky makes the save and grabs a dragon sleeper, only to have the superkick party begin. Ali and Matt slug it out on the apron until LSG hits his partner by mistake. A belly to back suplex onto the apron drops Ali, leaving Flip all alone in the ring. He tries his own dive, and, say it with me, lands on a bunch of superkicks.

More Bang For Your Buck doesn’t work and Gordon springboards into a mostly missed dive to the floor. Nick is caught in the Tree of Woe for a double Coast to Coast but Gordon’s 450 only gets two. Scurll does the chickenwing dance but gets kicked in the head. A blind tag brings in Ali….which doesn’t matter as it’s another string of superkicks as the Bucks cut off another comeback. Matt superkicks Scurll by mistake but Page comes back in for a Rite of Passage/Tombstone/Indytaker combo to Gordon and Sky for the double pin at 20:07.

Result: Bullet Club b. Flip Gordon/Coast to Coast/Scorpio Sky – Double Indytaker (20:07)

 

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Video: Matt Hardy Says “It Has Begun”


So what is it? Earlier this week on “Monday Night Raw”, Matt Hardy started acting like his old Impact Wrestling self, looking nearly broken and shouting DELETE over and over again. This would suggest that the Broken Universe may finally be coming to WWE, which may have been supported by a new video.

The video, posted to Hardy’s YouTube page, has him speaking in the same voice he used during the Broken run and telling Senor (as in Senor Benjamin, a character from the same period) that it has begun. While this is no guarantee of what might be coming on WWE TV, it’s as strong of an indication as we’ve seen yet. Here’s the video:

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Opinion: The channel this is airing on has me a bit worried. The big key to this whole thing is whether or not WWE lets Hardy run things the way he wants to. While I know it’s not going to be the full blown Impact Wrestling version, it would be really cool to see Hardy getting an actual chance to show off how creative he can be. If nothing else it’s better than waiting for Jeff Hardy to come back from injury.

What do you think of Hardy’s new character? Will WWE let him do things properly? Let us know in the comments below.

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John Cena Is Being Sued by the Ford Company


TMZ Sports is reporting that sixteen-time WWE Champion John Cena is being sued by the Ford company over one of their cars.

Ford is reportedly suing Cena for selling his 2017 Ford GT, which was worth $500, 000. This is due to it violating a contract Cena had with the company.

Cena was chosen from thousands of applicants to purchase the vehicle, in the process agreeing to keep the car for a minimum of two years before he could sell it. Incidentally, Ford only initially made 500 of these cars.

In a statement, Ford claimed:

“Mr. Cena has unfairly made a large profit from the unauthorized resale flip of the vehicle, and Ford has suffered additional damages and losses, including, but not limited to, loss of brand value, ambassador activity, and customer goodwill due to the improper sale.”

The suit claims that Cena did tell the company he sold the car alongside other property for financial reasons. Despite this, Ford is looking for Cena to return profits from the sale, complete with other damages.

Wrestling Rumors will continue to keep you updated on this developing story and we do hope that the lawsuit is resolved amicably as soon as possible.

If you would like to see Cena talking about a Ford car, we have you covered. For his ‘Auto Geek’ segment on The Bella Twins’ YouTube channel, Cena discussed one of his Ford cars at great length.

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Who do you believe will come out on top in the lawsuit? Should the company be suing Cena to begin with?

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Speculation Begins to Arise on Potential Release of NXT Superstar


There has been a lot of speculation recently that a recently signed NXT superstar may have been released, with rumors getting stronger by the day.

Lio Rush was signed only a few months back, working with The Velveteen Dream. As of this week, Rush has removed all references to WWE from his Twitter account, also changing his location from Orlando to the District of Columbia.

This comes after Rush receiving serious heat from many WWE talents after joking about Emma being released right after the announcement was made. It is of note that he hasn’t been used by the company since late October when he made that tweet.

We can confirm, via PWInsider, that Rush is still signed with the company. This does not mean he isn’t on his way out.

Rush has been tweeting a lot in reference to topics of time and reflection, as evidenced by the tweets below. This may be hinting at an impending release, or for him to get back in the ring.

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— Man Of The Hour (@itsLioRush) November 30, 2017

REFLECTION

— Man Of The Hour (@itsLioRush) November 30, 2017

“ Time is a gift, given to you, to give you the time that you need.The time you need to show the world that it’s your time “ #RushHour

— Man Of The Hour (@itsLioRush) November 28, 2017

Wrestling Rumors will keep you up to date on the status of Rush within the company.

If you haven’t seen Rush perform before, you can view his match against Dream on NXT by watching the video we have provided below.

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Do you think the tweet was taken out of proportion? Do you think Rush will remain with or be fired from the company?

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Daniel Bryan Told by Medical Professionals He Can Wrestle


Daniel Bryan has been struggling for the past few years to get back into the ring, be it WWE or otherwise. Now, he has new hope.

Bryan’s wife Brie Bella was interviewed on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, where she spoke at length about the situation with her husband.

The following quotes, taken by Sky Sports, are very indicative of what Bryan and Bella have both been feeling among everything that is happening, with doctors telling Bryan he can wrestle.

“He just wishes he was in that ring. I was with him the day he was told he would have to retire due to health issues and for WWE to find a position for him so that he could still be part of the family, for me as his wife, that’s like a dream come true.”

“Bryan has been happy being back. He knows wrestling better than anyone so being the general manager is the perfect position for him.”

“He is (trying to come back to wrestle). Literally from the day they told him he couldn’t do it anymore, he’s been all over the United States and to all different doctors to figure out why and what he can do to turn that no into a yes.”

“He’s being doing oxygen chambers, he’s been doing anything you can imagine. You have to love someone’s passion and his passion is so strong for wrestling.”

“All these doctors are telling him he can wrestle, they don’t see what the issue is. I think WWE are looking at it and that’s why he’s been really vocal lately because he does have hope. They are willing to look at what the other doctors are saying.”

“You don’t blame a company for being careful, and Bryan gets it, he understands WWE’s point of view.”

Fans must keep in mind that there are no current plans for WWE to bring Bryan back. Through doctor approval Bryan will have the ability to compete on the independent circuit again if he desires once his contract with the company expires if they do not renew.

That said, ‘Raw‘ general manager Kurt Angle spoke at length during a Q&A about him being given the go ahead to return and Bryan wasn’t.

“No, it’s not Daniel Bryan’s neck. No, it’s concussions. That’s a serious thing today. You obviously see in the NFL there are a lot of lawsuits being thrown back and forth.”

“It’s a very dangerous thing. I talked to Daniel personally. I passed the physical. I haven’t had an issue with my neck in 12 years.”

“I did break it four times in two years back between 2004 and 2006, but I’ve been fine since. You have a protocol you need to follow.”

“The physical entails a certain amount of things and the most important is the concussion test.”

“Daniel couldn’t pass it. He had 10 concussions that he knows of. That’s huge liability. Can Daniel eventually wrestle? I think he can, but it comes down to him passing the concussion test.”

“I know in time your brain heals, so we don’t know how much damage has been done thus far. Is there a possibility of him wrestling? Maybe, I hope so.”

“I feel bad that he took it personally that I was able to wrestle. He wasn’t mad or upset; he just couldn’t understand how they passed me but not him. But they were two different things”

Quotes with H/T to Give Me Sport via IWNerd.

This would mean that while Bryan is considered to be healthy enough to return, he can’t pass the concussion test that WWE have to ensure all their talent are healthy. If Bryan can pass, WWE may allow him to return to an in-ring performer. If he cannot, it is highly unlikely he will compete in a WWE ring again.

If you would like to see Bryan in action, we have provided a video below featuring Bryan in a gauntlet match against The Shield on ‘Raw’ a few years ago.

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What do you think about Bryan coming back? Would you like to see it?

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Impact Wrestling Results – November 30, 2017

Impact Wrestling
Date: November 30, 2017
Location: Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Jeremy Borash

We’re back to a normal show this week after the Thanksgiving episode last time around. Tonight’s featured attraction is Alberto El Patron vs. Johnny Impact in a match that should probably main event a pay per view if this company had more than two of them a year. Oh and we’ll be getting more footage from outside the promotion. Let’s get to it.

JB is in the back talking to the various women who will be in the Knockouts Title tournament.

We get a mostly silent preview of tonight’s show with only El Patron vs. Impact getting any comments from either.

Knockouts Title Tournament Semi-Finals: Madison Rayne vs. KC Spinelli vs. Laurel Van Ness

They waste no time here with the early rollups, including Laurel spinning Madison around for two. Spinelli breaks it up but spends a bit too long dancing, allowing Madison to take her down. Laurel is back up to deck both of them but gets sent into the corner. A slugout is broken up with a double missile dropkick to give Laurel two each. Madison gets flipped off the top, only to have KC catch Laurel in an electric chair drop for a crash onto Rayne. Back up and something like a jumping Unprettier gives Laurel the pin on KC at 5:47.

Result: Laurel Van Ness b. KC Spinelli and Madison Rayne – Jumping Unprettier to Spinelli (5:47)

We look back at Taiji Ishimori having issues with the Cult of Lee.

Taiji Ishimori vs. Hakim Zane

Ishimori wastes no time, coming in with a springboard seated senton. Zane fights up and kicks Ishimori down as the announcers explain how awesome it is to have all these promotions around. Some double knees to the chest put Zane down though and the 450 is good for the pin at 3:25.

Result: Taiji Ishimori b. Hakim Zane – 450 (3:25)

Post match the Cult of Lee comes in and takes Ishimori out.

James Storm is ready to prove that he’s the real cowboy tonight against Texano. After that, he’s ready to take care of American Top Team.

LAX is ready to take care of OVE and Sami Callihan with various weapons available. Beer is consumed.

From Defy Wrestling in Seattle.

Sami Callihan vs. Randy Myers

Joined in progress with Callihan knocking Myers outside and piling a bunch of chairs on top of him. Clipped to Callihan chopping him against the barricade and again to a rollup getting two on Myers back inside. A Batista Bomb gets two more on Myers and we’re clipped again to a slugout. A hard lariat puts Myers away at 3:46 shown.

Result: Sami Callihan b. Randy Myers – Lariat (3:46)

Alberto El Patron is ready to beat the heck out of Johnny Impact. Johnny has gone crying to the bosses of this company to get a fight and now he can’t wait to beat Impact all over Canada. Alberto leaves and we pan over to KM beating up unidentified people while shouting about how that should be enough for American Top Team.

Texano Jr. vs. James Storm

Before the match, American Top Team is walking in the back when KM comes up to ask if that was enough. Dan Lambert says he doesn’t care because they have a cowboy to deal with. Back with the two of them heading outside for a brawl but Texano steals some beer to spit in Storm’s face.

Storm is sent into the barricade and a hiptoss sends him up the ramp. A chinlock with a knee in Storm’s back doesn’t do much good so it’s off to a half crab. The announcers talk about Storm being in a war against AAA and another against ATT. Back up and the Eye of the Storm is broken up so Texano can hit a superkick. That goes nowhere though and it’s the Last Call to give Storm the pin at 6:45.

Result: James Storm b. Texano Jr. – Last Call (6:45)

The MMA guys come out and beat Storm down as Josh names all of them off in a vain attempt to give us a reason to care. Storm gets in a Last Call on the one in a neck brace and the big beatdown is on. Moose comes out for the save and chairs down one of the fighters. Lambert calls wrestling a circus and says he’s out of bug spray for all the fleas around here. A tag match is proposed for next week: Storm/Moose vs. Lashley/Lambert himself (who he describes as the biggest heel in professional wrestling today).

We get a commercial for Park Park and Park law offices, including Joseph’s cousin Chandler, who is better known as indy wrestler Ethan Page.

Here’s the end of Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe from Genesis 2006.

Johnny Impact calls Alberto a speed bump on the road to the World Title. Tonight, Alberto goes to Slam Town.

Eli Drake and Chris Adonis are ready for Alberto or Johnny. They run into Jimmy Jacobs but nothing is said.

Ethan Carter III comes out for commentary.

Tyson Dux vs. Matt Sydal

Sydal takes him into the ropes to start before hitting a standing legdrop for two. A reverse Muta Lock has Dux holding his knee but Dux kicks at Sydal’s knee to even things out. Dux gets two off a delayed vertical suplex and we hit a Boston crab. That goes nowhere so Sydal kicks him in the face and gets two off a standing moonsault. Dux breaks up the shooting star and grabs a running DDT for two of his own. Sydal’s jumping knee to the face sets up the shooting star for the pin at 5:44.

Result: Matt Sydal b. Tyson Dux – Shooting star press (5:44)

Video on Johnny vs. Alberto.

Johnny Impact vs. Alberto El Patron

Alberto wastes no time in taking Johnny down but Johnny pounds him out to the floor without too much effort. A corkscrew dive over the top drops Alberto again. Some kicks to the chest have Johnny in trouble and Alberto throws Johnny’s sunglasses into the crowd. Alberto has a seat on the top rope and is greeted with a WE DON’T LIKE YOU chant. Johnny gets sent over the top in another heap and we take a break.

Back with Alberto in a chinlock after being crushed underneath the steps during the commercial. Alberto misses a top rope ax handle and gets kicked in the face for a double knockdown. Johnny wins a slugout and ducks the corner enziguri. A second kick to the face connects though and Johnny is staggered.

The armbreaker is broken up though and the Flying Chuck drops Alberto for a near fall. Starship Pain is broken up as well and Alberto’s reverse superplex gets two more. Alberto can’t hit the top rope double stomp so Johnny hits one to Alberto’s back for a close two. The Countdown to Impact misses and the ref gets bumped.

A low blow cuts Johnny off but can’t put him away. Instead Alberto ties him in the Tree of Woe and tries to put Johnny’s wrist tape in Johnny’s mouth. That goes nowhere so here’s Drake for a distraction. Alberto decks him with a right hand and belt shot but gets pulled back in by a sitting up Johnny. Starship Pain gives Johnny the pin at 19:53.

Result: Johnny Impact b. Alberto El Patron – Starship Pain (19:53)

Post match Drake and Adonis beat on Johnny until Petey Williams makes the save to end the show.

Results
Laurel Van Ness b. KC Spinelli and Madison Rayne – Unprettier to Spinelli
Taiji Ishimori b. Hakim Zane – 450
Sami Callihan b. Randy Myers – Lariat
James Storm b. Texano – Last Call
Matt Sydal b. Tyson Dux – Shooting star press
Johnny Impact b. Alberto El Patron – Starship Pain

 

Remember to check out my website at kbwrestlingreviews.com, follow me on Twitter @kbreviews and pick up the Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Volume VI: July – December 1999 in e-book or paperback. Check out the information here:

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