Episode #359 of Ring of Honor television was taped in Fairfax, Virginia at the end of June.
ROH Tag Team Champions The Briscoes defeated The Bouncers (Brian Milonas & Beer City Bruiser) in a non-title match
This was a non-title tag team match featuring the largest team in ROH history. The Bouncers weighed in at 772 pounds. This is the ninth title reign for The Briscoes.
The size of the Bouncers was too much for The Briscoes to overcome at first. Jay Briscoe and Beer City Bruiser then had a stiff forearm exchange. The Briscoes sent The Bouncers to the floor, and each Briscoe brother landed a flip dive. Jay did a running flip over the top rope and Mark landed a twisting flip off the top turnbuckle to the floor.
After the break, The Bouncers were squishing Mark with big man moves, which included a combo slam and leg drop. A sandwich by the big men sent Jay to the floor, but Beer City Bruiser missed a flip dive. That allowed The Briscoes to double up on Milonas and lay him out. Jay hoisted the Bruiser up on his shoulders and landed a DVD for a two count.
Mark hit a blockbuster from the apron to the floor on Milonas, which allowed Jay to connect with a neckbreaker, followed by a Froggy Elbow from Mark. That combination earned The Briscoes the pin on Bruiser.
The Briscoes then called out SoCal Uncensored. All three members of SCU came to the ring. Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian attacked The Briscoes. This brought out security members to separate the teams.
Madison Rayne defeated Tenille Dashwood, Kelly Klein, and Karen Q in a four corner survival number one contender's match
A pre-taped promo aired for each wrestler as they came to the ring.
Karen Q immediately bailed and let Klein take over on her own. Rayne and Dashwood had a quick exchange with a few pin attempts. Q came in and took a double suplex for her efforts. Rayne hit a head scissors on Dashwood. Q jumped on Rayne and hit a snap suplex, but Dashwood broke up the pin.
They did a four-woman stack up spot in the corner, which resulted in Klein landing a double powerbomb and suplex on the other three.
After the break, Dashwood had all three in separate corners and was able to connect with the Taste of Tenille on each. Klein had Q on her shoulders and caught Rayne in a crossbody and slammed both at once.
Dashwood hit the Spotlight on Klein. Q attempted to steal the pin, but Klein kicked out. This allowed Rayne to hit the Rayne Check on Q for the win.
Rayne is now the number one contender for the Women of Honor Championship. Sumie Sakai came out to stare down Rayne.
Cody and Brandi Rhodes came to the ring for a promo. Cody said he was unlucky in his last two ROH title opportunities. He called out Burnard the Business Bear, but Nick Aldis came out instead.
Aldis asked what was in it for him -- in reference to their NWA Championship match at All In. Cody then baited Aldis to accept the challenge by offering his "Ring of Honor" ring as collateral. They got into each other’s faces after Cody said that all Aldis did was beat a 53-year-old history teacher (Tim Storm) for the NWA title, but the Bullet Club came out to separate them.
Bully Ray, Punishment Martinez & Shane Taylor defeated Cheeseburger, Josh Woods & Colt Cabana
This was supposed to be a six-man tag team match, but Bully Ray jumped Flip Gordon on his way to the ring, which made it a handicap match to start things off.
Woods was able to get in some early offense on Taylor. Cheeseburger demanded to be tagged in to face Ray. Taylor cheated to cut off Cheeseburger with a distraction. Taylor landed an immense chop on poor Cheeseburger.
Taylor knocked Woods off the apron, which made time for Cheeseburger to hit a tornado DDT. Cheeseburger had no one to tag, so Colt Cabana came down from the announce table to accept the tag. He ran wild and landed a springboard moonsault on Taylor and stuck Ray with a spear.
Cheeseburger tagged back in and landed a double stomp on Ray. Cabana did a dive to the floor, but that allowed Taylor to hit a sit-down piledriver on Cheeseburger for the win.
Ray and Taylor beat down Cabana and Cheeseburger with a chain until Gordon made the save with a steel chair. The bad guys fled before Gordon could get his hands on Ray.