Women of Honor Championship Tournament Semi-Finals & Finals
This is three matches being previewed all at once. In Semi-Final A we’ve got Kelly Klein against Mayu Iwatani and in Semi-Final B we’ve got former WWE Superstar Tenille Dashwood taking on Sumie Sakai. I fully expect Mayu & Tenille to win, and in the finals, I’ve got Tenille winning. I’m sure the matches will be a hoot, as the kids would say, but there’s truly not much to say here.
Punishment Martinez v. Tomohiro Ishii
The second match I’m covering in the preview truly is a wild card for me as the novice ROH/NJPW fan that I am, I’ve not seen either man in a match before. I’ve heard Punishment described as “a slightly better Baron Corbin” and I’ve been told I NEED to watch an Ishii match all the while no links were provided. I’ll take the ROH full-timer to win here.
Jay Lethal & Hiroshi Tanahashi v. The Briscoes © for the ROH World Tag Team Championships
This is another match where there’s been truthfully almost no build and is relying almost entirely on the names involved, at least from my perspective. I’m very excited for it BECAUSE of the names involved. We’ve got two of the best singles wrestlers in the world tagging together against one of the best long-term teams in all of wrestling. I know it sounds like a cliché but it’s true. There’s no doubt in my mind that these championships will be retained here.
Hangman Page v. Kota Ibushi
Match one of four of the Bullet Club story at Supercard, this build is actually very strong despite the fact that Kota Ibushi has made zero appearances on ROH TV. Hangman has called Kota a homewrecker multiple times and the passion in Hangman’s voice ALONE has sold me on this matchup. In this match, I’ll be taking The Golden Star as the victor.
The Young Bucks & Flip Gordon v. SoCal Uncensored (Kazarian, Daniels, and Scorpio Sky) © in a Ladder Match for the ROH Six Man Tag Team Championships
A growing trend for this card is a short build for matches that will rely on the athleticism of the participants involved. To add further chaos to the Bullet Club story, I’m expecting The Young Bucks & Flip to come away victorious here.
Silas Young v. Kenny King © in a Last Man Standing Match for the ROH Television Championship
There’s a strong build behind this match with multiple instances of physicality having occurred between the wrestlers in the lead-up, and the heat feels real. The balls shown by the champion in challenging Silas to a match which is his specialty is commendable but I think it will lead to the downfall of the champion.
Marty Scurll v. Dalton Castle © for the ROH World Championship
While the fact that Marty is challenging at this show can certainly feel random and out of nowhere, I will be going out on a limb and saying that we will crown a NEW World Champion here. I also would really like to know how or even if Marty gimmicks that finger break spot because it sounds gross in person.
Cody v. Kenny Omega
It’s hard for me to say exactly how long this match has been building between two of the top guys in Bullet Club, however, the CARE is there. This truly is one of the most unique feuds in wrestling, based on build alone. A strong majority of this feud was built upon a YOUTUBE SHOW that draws weekly viewership that is comparable to shows like Impact Wrestling. If I can make one FINAL, BOLD prediction in regards to this show; by the end of this show we will have a STRONG heel Bullet Club in ROH consisting of Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, World Champion Marty Scurll, Flip Gordon, and Hangman Page with The Golden Star and The American Nightmare on the outside looking in. Then again I could be completely wrong and make myself look like a jackass. Who knows? Kenny wins here.