Episode #361 of Ring of Honor television was taped at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia last month.
Chris Sabin (w/ Alex Shelley) defeated Scorpio Sky
This was a back-and-forth match with a lot of chain and technical wrestling in the first part. Sabin finally got the edge with some classic Sabin strikes. Sky connected with an inside-out cutter. Sabin used some unique pin attempts and a step-up enzuigiri to set up the Cradle Shock driver for the pin.
After the match, Shelley got on the mic and talked about the Motor City Machine Guns team, which they formed 12 years ago. Shelley then announced that he's stepping away from pro wrestling for the time being because of how many times he’s had his teeth knocked out. He asked Sabin to validate their team by staying a success as a singles wrestler. Shelley got emotional as he thanked the crowd.
Just as they were finishing up, Punishment Martinez came out and ruined the celebration. He curb stomped Sabin, the number one contender to his ROH Television Championship, and was about to do the same to Shelley when, of all people, Scorpio Sky came back out for the save.
Backstage, Kenny King said he was going to make Marty Scurll bend the knee in tonight’s main event.
Kelly Klein joined Ian Riccaboni and Colt Cabana to commentate on the next match.
Karen Q defeated Jenny Rose
Klein talked about how easily she’s beaten both of these wrestlers. Karen Q connected with some impressive kicks and a corner combination for a near fall. Rose fired back with big chops, a sidewalk slam, and a fisherman's suplex but only earned a two count.
Rose then hit a spear, which caused Klein to come to ringside. She tossed a mouth guard at Rose, which distracted her, and allowed Q to hit her full nelson slam for the win. Klein then beat down Rose afterwards as Q let her do it.
A video package highlighted an upcoming Jay Lethal vs. Jonathan Gresham match, playing off their first encounter when Lethal may have underestimated him.
Backstage, Shelley was laid out next to a folding chair.
First round match in the Top Prospect Tournament: Eli Isom vs. FR Josie
Caprice Coleman was at the announcer’s table for this one and stayed out for the rest of the show. Isom launched Josie with a suplex. He also caught Josie off the second rope and landed a side slam.
But none of that mattered as the debuting Jeff Cobb entered, causing the no contest and then decimating both men with huge suplexes -- including a double pumphandle slam on both at the same time.
Kenny King defeated Marty Scurll
Scurll used his typical offense of breaking the rules to put King on the mat early. King finally countered with an arm drag and a leg sweep. Both men went down after King hit a rolling spin kick. King fired up with punches, a knee to the back, and a clothesline. He followed that up with a huge spinebuster. King hooked on a Last Chancery on Scurll to send a message to Austin Aries.
After more cheating, Scurll landed a brainbuster -- but King kicked out at 2.9! Scurll finally got a hold of King’s fingers, but King countered and attempted the Royal Flush. Scurll countered the counter into a DDT! He went for his cane, but the referee took it away.
That gave King the opportunity to roll up Scurll, and King used his feet on the ropes for extra leverage and got the pin.