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ROH War of the Worlds Michigan results: Briscoes vs. Naito & BUSHI


Submitted by reader Jake Koch

- EVIL defeated Shane Taylor

EVIL was super over with the crowd, while Taylor got "Cleveland sucks" chants due to being from Ohio. EVIL won after hitting a headbutt, a lariat, and Everything is EVIL. The match was plodding at times and probably should have ended three minutes before it did.

- Tenille Dashwood & Jenny Rose defeated Women of Honor Champion Sumie Sakai & Stella Grey

Dashwood was really popular with the crowd. Rose used what looked like a Rock Bottom-type of move to pin Grey. 

After the match, Rose dusted off the Women’s title and tried to hand it to Sakai, but Sakai got offended and slapped her. They brawled and Sakai tried to put Rose in an ankle lock, but she kicked her away before other referees broke it up. Commentary put over Sakai vs. Rose for the title at Sunday's television tapings in Chicago.

- Hangman Page vs. Punishment Martinez never got started

Page jumped Martinez with a chair from behind and threw the chair in Martinez's face. Things spilled to the outside and Page quickly set up a table on one of the ring post corners on the outside, driving Martinez through it. The referees ordered Page to leave ringside.

- Marty Scurll defeated Matt Taven, Kenny King, and SANADA in a four-way match

Jay Lethal was supposed to be in the match but was replaced by SANADA due to injury. SANADA was cheered big time.

Scurll won with a low kick and an inside cradle on Taven as Taven argued with and pushed referee Todd Sinclair. There were some comedy bits during the match as SANADA did his hog-tie move on King and Taven, then Scurll tried to do it on him but couldn’t figure out how. Scurll and SANADA teased doing it on Sinclair.

- Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) defeated Motor CIty Machine Guns and The Young Bucks

There were dueling chants of "Motor City" and "Let's go Bucks," but Roppongi 3K won in an upset by hitting 3K. It was kind of a cluster match that picked up in the last several seconds. The rules were that anybody could tag anybody in, and the finish came as the Bucks and MCMG were trying to take each other out with their usual crazy moves and Roppongi 3K snuck in to take advantage.

- ROH Television Champion Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser defeated The Boys

Young and Bruiser won after a big splash from Bruiser off the rope and Young hitting Misery.

- SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) defeated Flip Gordon, Jushin Thunder Liger & Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger was out and acting all banged up from being attacked by Bully Ray previously. There were huge chants for Liger and tons of streamers thrown for him.

SoCal Uncensored picked up the victory by pinning Cheeseburger after the Best Meltzer Ever. Aside from a few spots when Gordon was in, this felt like a boring old-school house show match.

After the match, Gordon left but Liger and Cheeseburger posed on the ropes. Bully Ray then came out and gave Liger a low blow from behind, powerbombed Cheeseburger, and attacked them with his chain. Gordon made the save and tackled Bully, then superkicked him out of the ring. Liger and Cheeseburger were helped to the back.

- Cody Rhodes (w/ Burnard the Business Bear) defeated Hiromu Takahashi (w/ Daryl Jr.)

Tons of streamers were thrown for this one. Daryl Jr. was on commentary with a headset, though it was thankfully brief. There was lots of comedy at the start as Burnard and Daryl Jr. acted like they wanted to fight each other and security separated them. The ref ejected Burnard and sent Daryl back to the timekeeper's table. 

Cody got the pin after a vertebreaker. This was good, but I’d say it was only a small notch above house-show level. There was a slow but good pace and everything they did seemed to have purpose.

- ROH Tag Team Champions The Briscoes defeated Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI to retain their titles

The NJPW wrestlers continued to be crowd favorites, but The Briscoes retained with a Jay Driller and a top rope elbow drop on BUSHI. The crowd was into BUSHI, but I think they knew he was taking the pin.