This week's episode of Ring of Honor television was number 350 and was taped at the Orpheum in Chicago. It was a two-match show that featured a Women of Honor match, as well as a Television title defense in the main event.
Cody Rhodes was in the ring with Burnard the Business Bear to discuss his upcoming three-way title match at Best in the World, airing live from Baltimore on Friday, June 29th. The title match on the pay-per-view will be current ROH World Champion Dalton Castle defending against two Bullet Club members, Cody and Marty Scurll.
Cody said that he in fact was the new leader of the Bullet Club and that Scurll was simply one of the members. This analysis brought out Scurll, who entered the ring and appeared to make nice with Cody, offering a friendly, honorable handshake. Cody accepted, but Scurll feigned breaking his fingers and instead gave Cody's palm a gentle tap. Scurll then pointed out how easily he could have broken the vulnerable fingers of his future foe.
Tenille Dashwood defeated Karen Q
Q cut off Dashwood with a kick to the gut and a neckbreaker. She followed it up with a beatdown, including a nice running triple strike combination in the corner. Dashwood hit the Taste of Tenille but only managed a two count. Q went for her variation of the Boston Crab, but she lowered her head too far and Dashwood shoved it through her legs and was able to hold down Q's shoulders for the pinfall victory.
A promo aired for Best in the World hyping up Punishment Martinez vs. Hangman Page as well as ROH Tag Team Champions The Briscoes vs. The Young Bucks.
ROH TV Champion Silas Young defeated Austin Aries by DQ after a referee reversal
This was Aries' first match in ROH in three years. He's now known as the "belt collector," as he came to the ring wearing two belts and holding a third. The story of this match was that these two were both from Wisconsin and broke into the business together, and so each wrestler knew everything the other was going to attempt.
There were a lot of clever reversals, including a spot where Young went for his Misery finisher, Aries countered and went for the brainbuster, Young countered that, Aries countered again, and neither man was able to land. Eventually, Young hit the Pee Gee Waja Plunge (Arabian moonsault from a headstand in the corner) but was unable to get the three count.
There was a referee bump, which brought out Beer City Bruiser to aide Young. However, Kenny King was in tow and cut off Bruiser before the interference. King laid out Bruiser and then used one of Aries' belts to knock out Young. Aries went for the cover just as the referee was coming to, and Aries appeared to get the win to add the TV title to his collection.
But just as Aries was hoisting his newest possession, head referee Todd Sinclair came to the ring, overturned the decision, and awarded the win to Young via disqualification.
This sent Aries into a rage and he kicked Sinclair for a low blow. Ian Riccaboni and Colt Cabana surmised that this was going to levy a huge fine for Aries. King went to comfort Aries, but Aries wanted none of that and also kicked King in the jewels, gave him a brainbuster, and just for good measure, slapped on the Last Chancery, which brought the show to a close.