Quinn McKay hyped up that this is the go-home show for this Friday's 19th Anniversary pay-per-view. Tonight’s main event is set to be a war with The Foundation taking on La Faccion Ingobernable in an eight-man tag team match.
Eli Isom defeated Rey Horus (8:01)
Isom had a great video package reintroducing himself to the ROH fans, revealing that his fandom for wrestling started as a child and that he’s only been wrestling for three years. Isom also reflected on his past venture with Shinobi Shadow Squad and said that while it was fun, it’s time to move on.
Horus reflected on his recent loss to Dragon Lee and claimed the result would be different next time around. He recognized that many people think Isom is the future of ROH, but that he is the present and his time is now.
Isom and Horus exchanged wristlocks and came to a stalemate fairly quickly. Isom tried to gain an advantage after a few chops from Horus, but he was sent to the outside. Horus took advantage and cleared the top rope with a dive. Horus threw Isom into the barricade going into a commercial break.
Back from the break, Isom hit a great looking northern lights suplex. Horus fought back and hit a beautiful Spanish fly. Isom tried to charge Horus in the corner, but got caught in a suplex into the corner. Horus went to the top, but Isom ducked out of the way. Horus landed on his feet and charged at Isom who caught him in a sweet looking pop-up brainbuster for the three count and win.
La Faccion Ingobernable (World Champion Rush, TV Champion and Tag Team Champion Dragon Lee, La Bestia Del Ring and Tag Team Champion Kenny King) defeated The Foundation (Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham, Tracy Williams and Rhett Titus) (18:50)
Lee and Gresham started out with a fast exchange. Lee spat on Lethal and chaos broke out with all members of both groups getting in the ring before referee Todd Sinclair kept both groups apart. Williams and Del Ring tagged in and began a chopping war. Bestia took out Williams with a running clothesline and shoved Lethal. Williams took advantage of the distraction and came off the second rope, dropkicking Bestia.
Williams tagged out to Lethal and Bestia tagged out to Rush. Rush offered Lethal a free shot, but Rush clocked him instead. Lethal recovered quickly and sent Rush to the outside, following it up with a great suicide dive. Lethal spit in LFI’s corner, prompting both teams to again get in the ring heading into the break.
Back from the break, Titus and King became the legal men. Titus applied a great hammerlock and kept King grounded for a while. King eventually made his way back to his feet and enticed Titus to engage in the second chopping war of the match. Titus played King’s part for a minute before tagging out to Lethal who was in for a brief second before tagging out to Gresham.
Gresham applied multiple holds to King, isolating him from the rest of LFI. Titus tagged in and got hung up in the ropes after missing a big boot on King. All hell broke loose and both groups started brawling around the arena. Rush slammed Lethal’s head into the barricade while Bestia choked out Williams at ringside. Rush got his signature power cords and wrapped them around Titus’ neck as we went into a second commercial break.
Back from the break, all four members of LFI were in the ring chopping away at Lethal. They all took turns hitting splashes in the corner and cohesively hit a quadruple dropkick on Lethal. Williams got in and tried to fight back, but LFI downed him quickly. Titus took his turn and immediately was shut down by King and Lee. Gresham slid in and fought back valiantly for a moment, downing all members of LFI.
Gresham made a hot tag to Titus who charged and clotheslined Lee over the top rope and caught Bestia with a suplex. Titus tagged out to Williams, who wasted no time in spiking Bestia with a piledriver. Williams tried to pin him, but Lee broke it up. Rush came in, but Lethal stopped him fast, hitting a Lethal Injection on the World Champion. Bestia threw Lethal out and picked up Williams to spike him with a piledriver to pick up the win for LFI.
This was great go-home episode for the 19th Anniversary PPV which is shaping up to be a great one on paper and I'm almost certain it will deliver. Isom was a forgettable name in ROH until tonight, but he had a great return. I don’t know if I agree with him beating Horus, because Horus just beat Dalton Castle at the previous PPV, but it seems as Castle isn’t as important as he once was in ROH.