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‘ROH War Of The Worlds’ PPV Results: 5/12/17

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It’s almost time for War of the Worlds LIVE ON PPV! Don’t miss any of the action, order now! https://t.co/IbjN6B4joV #ROHWotW pic.twitter.com/GcfcWPqZZC

ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

ROH ‘WAR OF THE WORLDS 2017’
Live At The Hammerstein Ballroom In New York City

* There were two dark matches prior to the pay-per-view starting. In match #1, The Kingdom defeated The Tempura Boyz thanks to help from TK O’Ryan, who nailed Yohei with his crutch and it led to Matt Taven pinning him…. The second dark match saw The Rebellion defeat Cheeseburger, Will Ferrara & Gedo when Shane Taylor flattened Cheeseburger with a top rope splash.

* Before the PPV started, Officials from New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor came into the ring for an announcement. They unveiled the new IWGP United States Title. With a round robin styled tournament taking place on July 1st and 2nd at the G1 in Long Beach, to crown the inaugural champion. With the New Japan brand expanding into America, this title makes a lot of sense. Although it seems like every company has 30 titles each now.

BREAKING NEWS: announced at #ROHWOTW – there will be a round-robin tournament on July 1st-2nd to crown the #IWGP US Champion! #ROH pic.twitter.com/zlmAn53RiZ

— DGSMainEvent (@DGS_MainEvent) May 13, 2017

* Kevin Kelly, Ian Riccaboni and Colt Cabana are on commentary at ringside. They hype tonight’s top matches and cue to the ring.

FOUR CORNER SURVIVAL MATCH
Kushida vs. Bobby Fish vs. Dalton Castle w/The Boys vs. ‘The Last Real Man’ Silas Young w/The Beer City Bruiser

It’s about to go down! Its your #WotW opening 4 way to kick off our #ppvpic.twitter.com/hAv1IXbuGq

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

It’s about to go down! Its your #WotW opening 4 way to kick off our #ppvpic.twitter.com/hAv1IXbuGq

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

Silas Young made his way to the ring smoking a cigarette. Kushida got a great pop based on his reputation but it didn’t hurt that he had a Yankees jersey on in New York. Dalton Castle may have received the loudest reaction of them all during his entrance……. Silas Young gets on the mic prior to the match. He rips on the fans who are chanting for Dalton Castle. Silas Young wants to address Kushida which prompts the crowd to chant his name. Silas calls out Kushida for pandering with the Yankees jersey. He attacks Kushida, rips off the jersey and steps on it. Silas is eliminated from the equation for now by the babyface trio. The sportsmanship between the three goes out the window as they all try to pin each other.

And @KUSHIDA_0904 shows us how it’s done! #ROHWOTW pic.twitter.com/MVbmt2dtN8

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

The pace of the match picks up significantly inside and outside the ring. Dalton does his fake out dive and while he is strutting, Silas Young sneaks up from behind and rakes him in the back. Kushida follows suit and does the same thing to Silas. Kushida then connects with a cartwheel drop kick. Kushida then ends up somersaulting off the top rope and onto his 3 competitors. Moments later, Kushida locks in a cross arm breaker on Castle, Fish tries to break it up but fails. Silas doesn’t as he breaks it up with his top rope plunge move. Silas and Fish then go at it. Bobby tries to clamp on his leg lock but Silas breaks free with a martial arts kick. Bobby Fish then starts striking all 3 men with a variation of kicks. He hits an exploder suplex on Silas and throws him into Kushida. Dalton attempts his Bang-A-Rang finish on Fish but Bobby counters it into a submission. Kushida leaps off the top rope and breaks up the hold. He then locks in the hoverboard lock on Bobby Fish but Silas intervenes. Silas goes for Misery but Kushida hits a great counter and spikes his head. The action heads to the apron and each men takes turns tripping the other up. After this frantic pace, Dalton Castle catches Fish and hits his bang a rang finisher to secure the victory…. Good opener.

Dalton Castle defeats Bobby Fish, Kushida & Silas Young

A video package airs that chronicles the current Kazarian-Hangman Page feud.

‘The Heavy Metal Rebel’ Frankie Kazarian vs. Hangman Page

Kazarian wastes no time and leaps over the top rope and onto Page, before he even enters the ring. Kazarian then ends up hitting a belly to belly on Hangman and heaving into a security member seated at ringside. Moments later, Hangman gets back into the match with a shooting star press off of the apron. Page then throws Kazarian into the ringpost….kind of…… Action back in the ring sees Hangman hitting a stiff lariat on Frankie. He is now in control of this match.

 

Hitting a dude with another dude! #ROHWOTW pic.twitter.com/r7ClLgEz1p

— UnderhookDDT (@UnderhookDDT) May 13, 2017

We’re onto our second contest of the night as @theAdamPage of #BulletClub battles @FrankieKazarian in a one on one encounter! #WotW #ROH pic.twitter.com/KSw0rIoEAk

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

After a couple of minutes, Kazarian rallies with a unprettier. Both men get back to their feet and start spitting in each other’s faces repeatedly. Page catches a large amount of saliva in his mouth and then spits it right back at Kaz. They then start trading strikes, Kazarian hits a slingshot cutter on Page for a near fall. Moments later, Hangman Page blocks the ref and lands a low blow on Kazarian. He then steals a victory when Kazarian attempts to sunset flip Page but Hangman hangs on the ropes for leverage and defeats Kazarian…… Surprising finish that felt rushed.

Hangman Page defeats Frankie Kazarian by pinfall

if it’s a war that ANY team is searching for…then @RAYMONDxROWE and @WarBeardHanson are ready to ride or die into battle! #WotW #IWGP #ROH pic.twitter.com/4j3ZHQL6sQ

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

TRIPLE THREAT TAG TEAM MATCH
The IWGP Tag Team Champions War Machine (Hanson & Rowe) vs. Los Ingobernables De Japon (EVIL & SANADA) vs. Search and Destroy (Chris Sabin & Jonathan Gresham)

EVIL and SANADA start off the tag team triple threat #ROHWOTWpic.twitter.com/2nlDeZk6cD

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

if it’s a war that ANY team is searching for…then @RAYMONDxROWE and @WarBeardHanson are ready to ride or die into battle! #WotW #IWGP #ROH pic.twitter.com/4j3ZHQL6sQ

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

Colt Cabana on commentary asks if there is going to be a superkick counter tonight. Kevin Kelly amusingly responds with “that guy left the territory”…… LIJ’s Sanada disrespects Gresham early on because of his short stature. Jonathan earns his respect early with a variety of aerial moves. Evil gets involved, he trips up Gresham and rams him into the barricade at ringside. Sanada then wraps up Gresham and Sabin into pretzels. With their legs and hands tied up, Sanada runs full speed and delivers a double basement dropkick to the both of them. Evil is in, Gresham is able to evade him and tag in his partner. Sabin takes down Evil and Sanada and gets booed from the new York crowd. He hits a double DDT, plays to the crowd and gets a few cheers from the same people who booed him…. After EVIL escapes a double team from Search and Destroy. He tags in Hanson, who comes into the ring on fire. He takes out both Gresham and Sabin and then does his running war cry splashes into the corner on Los Ingobernables. With LIJ laying in the corner, Rowe picks up Hanson and slams him into the both of them.

The Octopus @TheJonGresham clears the ring here in Manhattan! #ROHWOTWpic.twitter.com/XXmklQMjYU

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

War Machine then attempts to win the match with fallout on Gresham but Sabin blocks it. Sabin and Gresham then hit tandem moves on Rowe and Hanson to get the brief advantage. In a really cool spot, Rowe fires up against them by blocking forearms with his head. He then double suplexes Search and Destroy. LIJ is back in business and they nearly decapitate Hanson. Sanada distracts referee Tiger Hittori. While EVIL sandwiches a chair on Hanson’s neck and then nails with another steel chair. The pace of the match picks up considerably with all 6 men involved. The action is fast and furious, War Machine hits a pop up power slam on Chris Sabin. Row covers and pins him while Hanson flies to the outside onto LIJ to block them from entering the ring…. Nice showing by all three teams. War Machine is absolutely on fire right now.

War Machine defeats Los Ingobernables De Japon & Search and Destroy

Impressive display of strength from @RAYMONDxROWE #ROHWOTWpic.twitter.com/ueZxMDVgOv

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

Chilling words from the reigning #IWGPHeavyweightTagTeamChampions #WarMachine directed towards #TheBucksOfYouth #WatchROH pic.twitter.com/LtWim0J8JL

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

Jay White vs. ‘The Aerial Assassin’ Will Ospreay

Its going to be an international incident in this match up! On deck it’s @WillOspreay against @JayWhiteNZ #wotW #ROH #NJPW pic.twitter.com/8Y9e0CCROG

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

The code of honor is adhered to here by both men. White and Ospreay go from 0 to 100 immediately. Ospreay hits a twisting corkscrew headscissors. Will then attempts a shooting star press off the apron but White avoids only to get kicked in the head. When Ospreay attempts a suicide dive on White, Jay catches him in mid-air and slams into the barricade…. That was pretty brutal and Ospreay has a huge welt on his back as a result of it….

The action slows down a bit with Jay White now in control. He grounds Ospreay and locks in a bridging Muta lock. After a couple minutes, Ospreay rallies by going to the air. It gives him time to recover. Ospreay then connects with a springboard clothesline from halfway across the ring. Ospreay tries to go on an offensive flurry but Jay White cuts him down with a stiff forearm. Ospreay then gets suplexed into the bottom turnbuckle. Both men now go tit for tat delivering European uppercuts. Ospreay tries a hurricanrana but gets caught and power bombed for a near fall. Jay White starts showing a mean side and begins taunting Will Ospreay. Both men fire up and trade blows. White wins the exchange with an impressive display of strikes. White continues to be aggressive, Ospreay fires up with a quick flurry but gets hit with a flatliner. Both men then trade multiple suplexes. Ospreay fires off the ropes and turns Jay White inside-out with a Spanish fly. Pretty stuff….. Ospreay recovers first and heads to the top for a 450 but lands on his feet. Ospreay then hits the code red on White for a near fall.

Can you even count the number of @WillOspreay strikes? #ROHWOTWpic.twitter.com/jGtp5Ju83E

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

Ospreay attempts to leap onto White on the outside and gets caught. He gets hit with one of the nastiest brainbusters ever, on the ring apron. White has a lot of momentum on his side. He hits a cobra clutch suplex on Ospreay but delays afterwards. It gives Ospreay time to fire up and put on an aerial flurry of moves. White catches him again, grounds Ospreay and starts elbowing him repeatedly, trying to get a ref stoppage. White then hits a double underhook front face suplex on Ospreay for an extremely close near fall. The audience applauds and both men even get some streamer treatment, with the match not even over yet…

Both men battle to the top rope. Ospreay kicks his way out of White’s clutches. He then hits a majestic springboard moonsault on White to the outside. Ospreay then throws White into the ring quickly and then connects with a springboard cutter off the ropes and secures the victory….. What a sick match. Great stuff.

Will Ospreay defeats Jay White by pinfall

 

Jay White and Will Ospreay shake hands from their knees after the match. The fans loudly chant “That was Awesome”. It actually was….. Out of nowhere comes Punishment Martinez. He attacks both Ospreay and White. Martinez choke slams them both and lays them out. Before the next match, The commentators proudly boast that this show is trending # 1 worldwide.

The Aerial Assassin @WillOspreay has some strong words for @ROHPunishment post victory over the worthy @JayWhiteNZ #ROHWotW #PPV #backstage pic.twitter.com/CEyaxiYu52

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

ROH SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Bully Ray & The Briscoes vs. Hirooki Goto & RPG Vice(Romero & Beretta)

Bully Ray makes his entrance separately through the rafters. He has a mic in hand and the spotlight is on him. He puts over NYC and delivers news to his Chaos opponents.
Bully announces that this match is now do disqualification. The Briscoes take flight almost immediately onto Goto and RPG Vice. Mark Briscoe does the Cactus Jack trademark elbow drop off the apron and the crowd chants “Foley”…. The action gets into the ring and Bully leaps off the top with a high cross body onto all 3 of his opponents. Ray then delivers a series of chops. Bully then introduces a chair into the match but gets headbutted by Goto. The Briscoes then accidentally hit each other with steel chairs. Chaos now lays waste to The Briscoes and Bully with steel chairs. RPG Vice drapes Mark Briscoe over the ropes and they hit a chair assisted dropkick on him. Meanwhile, Goto and Ray are brawling on the outside.

Yes @SussexCoChicken can fly! #ROHWOTW pic.twitter.com/2bPnZyXrzY

— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 13, 2017

RPG Vice takes to the air and Beretta somersaults on the Briscoes. Trent then throws a steel chair full speed into Mark Briscoe’s head. Chaos then triple teams Mark and he takes several shots to the head. Circa 1999 style….Right on cue, Kevin Kelly says that ROH has doctors on hand to check on all the competitors.. Goto hits a spinning heel kick and a suplex on Mark but Bully breaks up the pin. Moments later, RPG Vice tries one too many tandem moves when Trent gets wheel barreled into a steel chair by Jay Briscoe. With the Briscoes and RPG Vice battling on the outside. Bully and Goto go blow for blow on the inside. Bully goes for the flip flop and fly but Goto dead lifts him and hits a death valley driver. Jay Briscoe is in, He goes after Hirooki. He knocks him down with stiff blows but RPG Vice runs into the ring and hits stereo flying knees. Mark is in and hits some of his red neck kung fu. Mark hits a Pele kick, a rolling dvd and attempts a froggie bow but is cut off by Beretta.

 

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