Ring of Honor held their 13th anniversary event out in Las Vegas on Sunday evening and as usual, they didn’t disappoint. A whole host of former TNA Impact Wrestling stars were in attendance or wrestling on the card, but let’s face it, most of them were in ROH before TNA even started up anyway.
Here is a full recap of all the results from Ring of Honor’s 13th anniversary event, but you really should try to catch it on replay. It was an excellent card and one that lived up to all of the hype that has surrounded it for weeks.
Speaking of old wrestlers coming together, that happened before the show too. Frankie Kazarian posted a pic on Twitter showing himself with AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, and Christopher Daniels.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) March 2, 2015
As the match end, Samoa Joe comes out and stares down Elgin. He then shakes Jay Briscoe’s hand and they stare one another down to end the show.
ROH World Title: Jay Briscoe vs. Michael Elgin, vs. Hanson vs. Tommaso Ciampa
This was a brutal main event and one that rightfully closed off the show. Just some amazing stuff from all four men here and that includes Elgin lifting up Ciampa and hitting him with a Razor’s Edge on a barricade which just looked brutal.
The ending came when Hanson jumped into the ring nails Briscoe with a Spin Kick of Doom, but Elgin pulls Hanson out of the ring. Briscoe falls out cold on Ciampa and pins him to retain.
Winner and Still Champ: Jay Briscoe
Samoa Joe returned to Ring of Honor to a gigantic ovation from the crowd. He got on the mic to talk about being back in ROH and simply let the world know that “I am pro wrestling,” and then a mic drop to end it. Joe is going after the ROH title.
ROH TV Title: Jay Lethal vs. Alberto El Patron
The former Alberto Del Rio from WWE started things out by superkicking Diesel and then going to work on Lethal. It was a great match that saw Martini and Diesel get involved a little too much. El Patron was hit with the Book of Truth, but kicked out, only to be hit by Martini and then Lethal hitting Lethal Injection for the pin.
Winner and Still Champ: Jay Lethal
Tag Team Titles: reDRagon vs. The Young Bucks
Just an absolutely amazing match. Both teams put everything out there and fought a long one that ended with reDRagon being able to retain their titles.
Winners and Still Champs – reDRagon
ACH vs. AJ Styles
The men showed respect with a handshake before the match, but from there, it was an amazing match from both sides. Styles is just still excellent in the ring and has not lost a step from when he first debuted so long ago. ACH proved a lot by being able to hang with him though and they put on a wrestling clinic.
— FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) March 2, 2015
Winner – AJ Styles
ODB vs. Maria Kanellis
Not the greatest match in the world either, but Mike Bennett (Maria) and Mark Briscoe (ODB) were out there to support their ladies. ODB dominated with her strength. ODB got the win with a sloppy, but nasty-looking fallaway slam neckbreaker. It looked like an F5, but wasn’t quite there.
Winner – ODB
BJ Whitmer vs. Roderick Strong
A very slow match that is a big change from what they usually put on and the rest of the night as well. It wasn’t a bad match, but one that could have picked up the pace a bit.
Winner – Roderick Strong
The Kingdom vs. The Addiction vs. The Bullet Club
WrestleZone reported earlier in the night that Doc Gallows got delayed due to the weather and wouldn’t be appearing. That left Karl Anderson all alone to represent the Bullet Club. He held his own and did well, but couldn’t do enough to offset The Addiction (Bad Influence) and the Kingdom. The Kingdom won with a spike piledriver.
Winner – The Kingdom
Mark Briscoe vs. Moose
Moose is a huge man and rightfully named. Briscoe tried to get the best of him as the veteran, but the power of Moose appeared to be too much.
Winner – Moose
Matt Sydal vs. Cedric Alexander
You could see the vast differences between the two men as Sydal kept on smiling while Alexander always appeared dead serious. It even seemed as if Sydal was playing with Alexander, but it worked as he got the pin with the Shooting Star Press after a fun opener.
Winner – Matt Sydal
This was a great evening for Ring of Honor and their 13th anniversary event shows that they still have what it takes to entertain with the new guys and the old guys. It also doesn’t appear as if they are hurting as bad for money as some have said, but let’s hope there are more events like this to come.
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