Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: March 20, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Commentary: Kevin Kelly, Mr. Wrestling 3, Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. ROH TV title: Tomohoro Ishii def. Cedric Alexander.
2. The Briscoes def. Reno Scum when Mark pinned Adam Heartstowe.
3. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin def. the Young Bucks when Tanahashi pinned Matt Jackson.
From Las Vegas:
1. Ring of Honor TV title: Tomohoro Ishii vs. B. J. Whitmer.
Before Bobby Cruise could complete ring introductions, Veda Scott & Cedric Alexander came out. Scott, wasting the "settlement money" she gained, bribed Whitmer to give up the title match so Alexander could get a shot.
1a: ROH TV title: Ishii vs. Cedric Alexander (w/Veda Scott).
Scott got involved early, tripping Ishii, who otherwise didn't sell a lot of Alexander's offense. Had the ref spotted her, Scott would've been gone. I make the over-under at six months before Alexander realizes Scott's really in it for herself. It was brought up that Ishii dethroned Roderick Strong at Honor Rising, then defeated Strong & Bobby Fish at the 14th anniversary show, to get viewers up to speed. The end came with Ishii hitting a brainbuster to end the threat.
Winner: Tomohoro Ishii.
The Addiction are out, and we're shown clips from the PPV where Chris Sabin turned on Christopher Daniels and reformed the Motor City Machine Guns with Alex Shelley, so it seems Shelley's partnership with Kushida, the Time Splitters, is also history. Anyway, after a few minutes of whining and plugging their new "Generation Killers" shirts, the Addiction are confronted by the Guns, then rabbit after Sabin cuts a promo. We'd learn later that the two teams will meet on TV in two weeks. The following week, it'll be Dalton Castle, sans the Boys, vs. Silas Young in a Fight Without Honor, but next week, Hiroki Goto gets the next shot at Jay Lethal, who cuts a promo and tries to be funny. Be original instead, Jay.
2. Reno Scum vs. The Briscoes.
Reno Scum (Adam Heartstowe & Luster the Legend) are local talents who were at last year's anniversary show. Competitive match, not a squash, as the Briscoes sold for Reno Scum, treating them like they belong in a loaded tag division. It all ends after Mark hits Froggy-Bow on Heartstowe. C U Later.
Winners: The Briscoes.
3. The Young Bucks vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin.
Earlier, we saw Kenny Omega plug his new ROH-sanctioned shirt. Likely will see him in action during this set of shows. Bucks were over huge, getting more streamers than even the Briscoes. They brought up how Omega got help from the Bucks to win the IWGP IC title in Japan at Honor Rising, so Tanahashi's looking for a receipt. Elgin went for the delayed vertical suplex on Matt Jackson, so Nick tries breaking that up, and ends up in a double suplex. The Bucks finally had their superkick party, but that didn't work out so well. Matt gets isolated. Elgin with a powerbomb to set up an assisted Hi Fly Low.
Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin.