The following news items were posted on Ring of Honor’s website:
Davey Richards has signed a contract renewal with ROH. This may help explain why Davey has been pulled from Dragon Gate and EVOLVE events. Davey has also been confirmed for ROH events on February 5th and 6th (HDNet tapings in Philly), February 13th (8th Anniversary Show in New York City), March 19th (Dearborn, MI), March 20th (Mississauga, ON), March 26th and 27th (Phoenix, AZ), and April 3rd (The Big Bang!, ROH’s big Charlotte debut). You can read the press release here.
My Thoughts: It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this is very good for ROH. A couple of my readers have pointed out that Richards has a tendency to spread himself very thinly with too many indy commitments, which may make it difficult for ROH to get fully behind him. That’s seemingly taken care of now. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Davey win the TV Title Tournament now.
The following are the results of Ring of Honor’s Los Angeles debut, as part of the WrestleReunion convention:
1. Colt Cabana & El Generico beat Scott Lost & Scorpio Sky after Cabana pinned Scorpio.
2. Anything Goes Match: Necro Butcher beat Erick Stevens in a brawl that went all over the building. Joey Ryan’s interference backfired and Necro scored the pinfall. The Embassy gave Necro a beatdown after the match.
3. Pick 6 Series Match: (6) Roderick Strong beat Delirious
4. Pick 6 Series Match: (5) Tyler Black beat Joey Ryan after hitting God’s Last Gift.
5. Grudge Match: Kenny King defeated Jerry Lynn by DQ after the referee reversed the original decision. Jerry Lynn first pinned Kenny King with a small package. King attacked Lynn immediately after the match and tried to hit him with a chair. Jerry gained possession of the chair, threw down referee Todd Sinclair, and delivered a cradle piledriver to King on that same chair. As a result of his actions Jerry Lynn was disqualified.
6. Wrestle Reunion Special Attraction Match: Larry Zbyszko beat Scotty 2 Hotty
7. Pick 6 Series Match: (2) Kevin Steen beat Human Tornado with the Package Piledriver. After the match Steen continued to beat on Tornado until Colt Cabana came out for the save. Steen walked off through the crowd.
8. Non Title Match: ROH World Champion Austin Aries defeated Jushin “Thunder” Lyger
9. The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) and The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) beat ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay & Mark Briscoe and The Young Bucks after Eddie Edwards forced Nick Jackson to tap out in a great eight man tag team main event.
My Thoughts: I haven’t heard anything yet about how the matches came off, but sounds like a solid show. Scotty vs. Zbyszko couldn’t possibly have been very good, but hopefully it entertained the fans, at least.
Tags: Chris Hero, Claudio Castagnoli, colt cabana, Davey Richards, Delirious, El Generico, Erick Stevens!, jerry lynn, joey ryan, Kenny King, Kevin Steen, Larry Zbyszko, Necro Butcher, Ring of Honor, Roderick Strong, ROH, scott lost, Scotty 2 Hotty, The American Wolves, The Briscoes, The Young Bucks, Tyler Black