**SPOILERS/RING OF HONOR**: Ring of Honor Wrestling 10/20 Philadelphia, PA TV taping results (PWponderings.com)

Posted on 10/21/117 by Bob Magee

First off, packed crowd, with a sea of Bullet Club shirts.
While people were waiting in line, Bully Ray came out to say
hi and shake hands with fans. Lots of people had standing
room only tickets despite there being a handful of empty
seats.

Future of Honor Match: Brian Milonas beat a wrestler whose
name I didnt catch, but hes been on TV once before. He
sings on occasion. Milonas won with a tilt-a-whirl Boss Man
Slam to a fairly good reception. Ian Riccaboni and Rico De
La Vega were on commentary.

Colt Cabana joined Ian on commentary for the majority of the
taping. Bobby Cruise announced that they would be taping
four episodes.

The Kingdom (TK ORyan & Vinny Marseglia) beat Coast To
Coast (LSG & Shaheem Ali) and The Dawgs (Rhett Titus & Will
Ferrara) in a 3-way tag team match after they hit LSG with
an assisted Finlay Roll. Matt Taven sat in on commentary.
Good TV opener with a lot of fun action, including some
doubleteam moves by The Dawgs brought on by a combative
relationship between them. Afterward, Taven joined ORyan &
Marseglia in the ring as they talked about a Kingdom
Conspiracy, never getting a shot at the Six Man Tag Team
Titles after ORyan returned from injury. They issued a
challenge for the ROH World Tag Team Titles.

Cody made his grand entrance and promised to defend the
World Title tonight. Fans chanted for Ian to get the title
shot. Cody called Ian over and asked who he felt deserved
the shot, and Ian said Dalton Castle. Cody got the crowd
excited for the possibility of Castle challenging him, but
then got heat for saying Castle wasnt here tonight. He
instead said he would defend the title against
Philadelphias Favorite Son, Ryan Nova, a small wrestler
announced as being from Hamilton, NJ right afterward.

Cody beat Ryan Nova with the American Deathlock to retain
the ROH World Title. Nova actually got a nearfall after
throwing off Cody with his ring (pulling it off his finger
with his mouth), but Cody was able to catch him with
CrossRhodes. He then pulled him up from the pinfall and put
him in the submission hold instead.

Afterward, Dalton Castle came out after all, making his
surprise return after being beat down by Cody in Scotland.
He asked rhetorically if that (Codys match) is what the
biggest contract in ROH is paying for. He said hes not mad,
just disappointed. He said Cody was a good no great no
good wrestler, then asked if he wanted a real challenge.
Cody said he cant just come out and request a title match
like this, and then he said he could make a call to Jane
Geddes, but then corrected himself and said hed put in a
call to Paul and get Castle a developmental contract,
joining his friends for guaranteed money. He told him to
think about it and was walking away when Castle jumped him,
threw him back in the ring, and hit him with the Bangarang.
Castle said he thought about it, but he likes it here, and
that hes going to take Codys title.

The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)
beat War Machine (Rowe & Hanson) to retain the ROH World Tag
Team Titles when Sabin rolled up Rowe. Very good,
competitive match that started with a bang, and Hanson drew
big reactions for his agility, especially a Tajiri-style
elbow off the ropes. War Machine had the match won, but then
The Addiction came out, with Christopher Daniels spraying
silly string at them while Frankie Kazarian yelled random
stuff over the mic. They clocked Daniels, but the
distraction led to the loss. War Machine cut an angry promo
on The Addiction afterward while the Machine Guns stood by
at ringside. This was announced as a TV main event, and it
actually may have been my favorite match of the night.

Women of Honor: Jenny Rose beat Sumie Sakai, Bonesaw
Jessie Brookes, and a woman named Nicki in a Four Corner
Survival after she hit Nicki with a spear and pinned her
with a magistral cradle. Mandy Leon sat in on commentary for
this.

Punishment Martinez beat Josh Woods with the South of Heaven
Chokeslam. This match was to gain entry into a Four Corner
Survival Match for the TV Title at Final Battle.

Jay Lethal came out to talk to the crowd. He said he keeps
getting sidetracked when pursuing the World Title, and that
it frustrates him. Hes still focused on becoming a two-time
World Champion, no matter what people say, and he mentioned
how Cody hasnt lost to a lot of people, but he did lose to
him. Marty Scurll then came out to the ring. Scurll said
hes had a desire to face the best in the world here in ROH.
He said he wanted to face Jay Lethal, but not this Jay
Lethal. He wanted to face the Lethal that was more ruthless,
and villainous. Lethal told him that when he was doing more
villainous things, he did them because he wanted to, whereas
Scurll does them because he has to. Scurll kept his cool
while saying there are so many more Villain Club shirts in
the crowd than there are Lethal shirts. He told Lethal he
was allowed to pick his opponent for Final Battle, so hes
challenging him. Lethal accepted and told him hell have
some new tricks for him. Solid segment that kept the crowd
engaged.

Kenny King beat Mark Briscoe (w/ Jay Briscoe) by ref
stoppage to retain the ROH World Television Title. Marks
left arm was in a cast, so I was baffled why this match was
happening. As it turned out, it never really did happen, as
Jay threw in the towel before King and Mark ever touched,
leading the ref to call for the bell. Mark was upset at Jay
as they went to the back, leaving King in the ring alone and
confused.

This led to Punishment Martinez coming out of the crowd to
jump King, which then led to the arrivals of Shane Taylor,
Jonathan Gresham, Silas Young, and finally Cheeseburger
(huge reaction for him!) for a brawl among all of them. They
all went to the floor accept for King, who did a dive out of
the ring onto all of them to end this segment.Best Friends (Trent Beretta & Chuckie T.) beat The Addiction
(Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian in a #1 Contenders
Match when Chuck hit Daniels with the Awful Waffle. The
Motor City Machine Guns joined Ian for commentary on this
one. Fun match. There was a streamer stuck in the lighting
rig on the hard camera side, so Im not sure if the troubled
attempts to remove it will make TV (Trent seemed to wait for
it to likely allow for some easy editing). Daniels was about
to use a chair when the ref wasnt looking, but War Machine
ran out to prevent it and maybe hit him with it to lead to
the finish. Hugs among the Machine Guns and Best Friends
afterward.

Dalton Castle beat Adam Page with a kimura/cobra clutch
combo submission. Cody sat in on commentary. No robe and no
Boys for Castle. Good competitive match that Castle nearly
won before Cody pulled the ref out of the ring. After some
back-and-forth attempts at finishers and Page clocking heads
with Cody, Castle hit him with a deadlift German to lead
into this new submission hold. Afterward, Cody got in
Castles face, Page clipped Castles knee, and the two of
them beat up Castle.

Bully Ray came out to cut what was basically a retirement
promo. He said this was the building that changed
professional wrestling. He said he wrote some things down,
and did a gag where he pulled out glasses to read the paper
and they were Dudley Boys glasses, but then said he doesnt
need a script and wants to shoot straight. He said this is
basically it for him, but he loves ROH, still has some time
left on his contract, and would love to stick around to help
out the young guys. Joe Koff came out and pretty much
repeated what Bully just said and granted him that time to
help out. Koff also said that Bullys only been here for six
months, but hes already made a big impact, leading Bully to
tell him not to say the word impact again to a good laugh.
Nice, light-hearted segment, but then Jay Briscoe came out
and yelled at Bully without talking into a mic for going out
like this, calling him a pussy. He knocked Bullys cap off
and spit at him, causing Koff to separate them and even get
in Jays face. This led to Bobby Cruise being joined by BJ
Whitmer and Prince Nana, in producer mode, to come out and
shield Koff from any physical contact. Jay then clocked
Bully as the men in suits left the ring. Bully was out, and
Jay was going to hit him with a chair before Tommy Dreamer
came out to stop him and Velvet Sky came out to shield
Bully. Mark Briscoe then came out trying to talk some sense,
but then turned around kicked Dreamer in the groin and hit
him with a chair. Then they pulled Velvet off of Bully and
gave Bully a 3D before leaving. Fuck The Briscoes chant.

Intermission, during which Bully was helped out of the ring.

Women of Honor: Karen Q beat Deonna Purrazzo with a
chairshot while the ref was down. Mandy Leon sat in on
commentary again for this solid match, with Q acting as the
heel while still wrestling fair until the finish. The ref
(Mike Posey) was knocked out by an errant kick from
Purrazzo, then Purrazzo caught Q in a small package for a
visual pin before the dirty finish.

Bobby Cruise announced that ROH returns to Philadelphia on
Saturday, December 16, a TV taping the day after Final
Battle.

Matt Taven (w/ TK ORyan & Vinny Marseglia) beat Jay White
with a top rope-assisted Climax (headlock driver).
Distractions and interference from Tavens Kingdom cohorts
led to the finish. This was pretty good. The Kingdom beat
down White some more before the Motor City Machine Guns and
Jonathan Gresham ran out for the save.

Shane Taylor beat Cheeseburger with a knockout punch.
Caprice Coleman sat in on commentary. This was the second
match to gain entry into the Final Battle TV Title Match.
Taylor was actually showing compassion at the start of the
match, not wanting to risk injury to Cheeseburger, who had
nothing of it and was all for this match. He had a close
call with a sleeper hold, but it didnt last very long at
all.

Afterward, The Dawgs came out. Ferrara had a mug full of
pennies he wanted with which to pay Taylor to take out
Cheeseburger for good. Taylor took the mug and poured the
pennies over Ferraras head, and he prevented them from
beating up Cheeseburger themselves. After The Dawgs left and
Taylor left, the pennies were swept up, and Cabana went and
collected them in his shirt, perpetuating a stereotype, but
he seemed to just toss them into the crowd rather than keep
them for himself.

Silas Young (w/ Beer City Bruiser) beat Jonathan Gresham
with Misery. The third match for entry into the Final Battle
TV Title Match, with Kenny King sitting in on commentary.
This was given more time than I anticipated, but they made
the most of it. Bruiser started getting involved, including
throwing his keg into the ring to distract the ref so he
could get a shot in, but Gresham ultimately did a dive onto
him. Young still won, so at Final Battle it will be Jay
Lethal vs. Silas Young vs. Shane Taylor vs. Punishment
Martinez for the ROH World Television Title.

War Machine came out for a match but were jumped from behind
by The Addiction. They then brawled on the floor, and in the
midst of War Machine throwing The Addiction around, they hit
a woman in the crowd with one of them. War Machine acted
concerned as this likely plant was helped out by crew, while
The Addiction ran out the opposite end of the building.

Marty Scurll, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), and
Adam Page beat Flip Gordon, Coast To Coast, and Scorpio Sky
when Page pinned Sky after the four of them hit Sky and
Gordon with a Rite of Passage/Indie Taker/Meltzer Driver
combo. The main event of the taping, a completely crowd-
pleasing combo of high spots and comedy. Before all of this
though, Jay Lethal got a full entrance to sit in on
commentary for this, and Cody made an entrance and cut a
promo saying how strong the Bullet Club is and how their
opponents dont measure up. He called Adam Page a future
world champion. Then, as people in the crowd were yelling
various derogatory things towards people in WWE, Cody called
for the fans to yell the same thing all in unison, which
ended up being Fuck Roman Reigns! He remained at ringside
for the match briefly before getting ejected for getting on
the ring apron. Gordon and his team held their own in the
chaos and big exchanges, with Gordon especially looking
really impressive with how agile he is and how effortlessly
he looks doing springboard moves. There was some Being The
Elite related comedy, including Matt telling Flip, Where do
you think youre going? before letting Marty snap his
fingers, plus everyone but Marty finding success in charging
at Sky in the corner.

After the match ended, Nick took the mic. He commended the
other team and said Scorpio Sky deserves an ROH contract
after busting his ass for 15 years. He also thanked the fans
for all of their support and that they love being here. Matt
took the mic and also thanked the fans, claiming this show
was the fifth straight ROH event to have a sellout crowd. He
encouraged a You Sold Out chant, preferring that over You
Deserve It. He then brought up some of the recent news with
them and said that the hand gesture and Too Sweet cant be
taken away from the fans, leading all of the fans to yell
Too Sweet in unison to close the show.

Fun night. Technically fourteen matches in all, most of them
with a lot of meat and action to them.















































































































































































































































































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