ROH Death Before Dishonor 2022 Sees 2 Of 6 Championships Change Hands In New AEW Era!

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ROH Death Before Dishonor 2022 Sees 2 Of 6 Championships Change Hands In New AEW Era!

Here was the main card for the event.

Plus the pre-show.

That’s six championship matches on the main card with full Death Before Dishonor 2022 results here.

ROH World Title Match!
“The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham (c.) (with Prince Nana) vs. The Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli (with William Regal)!

This match kicked off the show as there was a coin toss earlier to determine which of the two co-main events would conclude the show.

The Code of Honor was observed.

William Regal joined the commentary team for this match.

The crowd was split, with dueling chants for Claudio and Gresham.

Claudio grabbed Gresham with the Giant Swing! Claudio went for the cover but Gresham bridged out. Gresham dropkicked Claudio’s knee. Gresham put pressure on the ankle with a drop toe hold. Claudio created space by pushing Gresham away with his boot.

“The Octopus” dropkicked Claudio in the legs again, doing his best to neutralize the “Swiss Superman”. Claudio rallied back with a big back breaker and then a European Uppercut for a near fall.

“Claudio is on wobbly knees,” said Caprice.

Claudio hit the double foot stomp on Gresham for a two-count. Gresham blasted Claudio with a shotgun dropkick. Gresham grabbed an ankle lock on Claudio, but Claudio managed to get the rope break.

“Claudio knew his leg was in trouble so he had to go to the rope,” said Regal.

Gresham chopped at Claudio but Claudio delivered an uppercut. The champ started chopping at Claudio’s legs. Claudio hoisted up Gresham, looking for the UFO, but Claudio’s legs gave out. Jonathan Gresham went into high octane mode with a German Suplex. Claudio planted the champion with a big-time lariat!

“Folks, this is the sport of professional wrestling,” said Coleman.

Claudio employed the hammer and anvil elbow strikes on Gresham. Claudio spike Gresham with the Ricola Bomb and pinned Gresham!

And new Ring of Honor World Champion…Claudio Castagnoli!

After the match, Gresham and Claudio adhered to the Code of Honor.

ROH World Six Man Title Match!
The Righteous—Bateman, Dutch, & Vincent vs. Dalton Castle & The Boys—Brent & Brandon!

Dalton grabbed Bateman with a T-Bone exploder suplex. Dalton and the Boys used triple offense on Bateman. Dutch snuck in a blind tag and decimated the Boys with a double lariat!

Vincent tagged in, cutting the ring in half, hitting Brent with a running knee strike. Bateman tagged in and headbutted Brent. Bateman blasted Brent with a spinning back elbow.

Dalton Castle caught a tag and sent Bateman down with a basement DDT! Castle cleaned house on the Righteous with gut wrench suplexes! Dalton dished out the Boys, throwing them over the top rope onto the Righteous!

Vita Von Star jumped on the ring apron and distracted the Boys and Castle. Dutch dove over the top rope with a flipping senton onto the Boys outside the ring. Vincent jumped off the top rope with Death From Above but Castle broke up the pin for his team! Vincent came back with Orange Sunshine on Brent!

Dalton cleared the ring and planted Dutch with a German Suplex! Castle nailed Bateman with the Bang-A-Rang and pinned him!

And new Ring Of Honor Six-Man Champions…Dalton Castle & The Boys!

ROH Pure Title Match!
The Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta (c.) (with William Regal) vs. Jericho Appreciation Society’s Daniel Garcia!

William Regal joined the commentary team again.

Josh Woods, John Walters, and Ace Steel were the judges for this match.

Yuta and Garcia chain wrestled and then Garcia slapped Yuta in the face. Yuta applied pressure with a straight jacket hold on Daniel Garcia. Wheeler Yuta transitioned to a single leg crab. Yuta planted Garcia on the neck with a German Suplex, and then another!

“This is a great challenge for young Wheeler here,” said Regal.

Garcia smacked Yuta in the ear with open palm strikes. Yuta jumped off the top rope with a dropkick, right on target! Yuta used an inverted atomic drop. Garcia and Yuta traded strikes, and Yuta knocked Garcia to the mat. Yuta went right to a German Suplex on Garcia for a near fall.

Garcia rolled away from Yuta and began smashing Yuta with hammer and anvil elbows. Yuta caught Garcia’s arm and suplexed him. Garcia cranked back into a sharpshooter but Yuta escaped. Garcia grapevine the legs and put Yuta in the Regal Stretch.

The fans chanted “This is wrestling! This is wrestling!”

Yuta put Garcia in the Walls of Jericho but Garcia grabbed a rope break, the first rope break of the match. Garcia spiked Wheeler Yuta with a piledriver for a two-count. Garcia grabbed Yuta’s arms, ready to stomp on him. However, Yuta trapped Garcia’s arms, pulled him down and pinned him!

After the match, Garcia flipped off retaining champion Wheeler Yuta.

ROH Women’s World Title Match!
Mercedes Martinez (c.) vs. “The Professor” Serena Deeb!

Martinez grabbed a side headlock, trying to wear down Deeb. Serena Deeb used an arm drag takeover, in control of the early goings of the match. Mercedes pulled out the spinebuster early on Deeb. Mercedes kicked Deeb in the face.

Outside the ring, Mercedes chopped at Deeb, but Deeb speared Mercedes on the apron! Deeb connected with a Dragon Sleeper and then planted Martinez for a near fall.

Serena Deeb delivered uppercuts to the champion. Martinez fought back with a half and half suplex on Serena.

“The pendulum swings, the momentum changes,” said Ian Riccaboni.

Mercedes perched Serena on the top turnbuckle. Mercedes tried to suplex Deeb off the top but Deeb fought out with back elbows. Serena had Mercedes in the Tree of Woe position and then jumped at her with a running strike.

Deeb wrenched the neck of Mercedes. Deeb rolled up Mercedes for a near fall, but Mercedes escaped and tried to transition into an arm breaker. Mercedes had an inside grapevine choke on Deeb but Deeb escaped. Mercedes sent Deeb to the mat hard with a spider German Suplex!

Mercedes wanted the execution forearm but Deeb was dead weight and fell down to the mat. Mercedes put Deeb in a surfboard lock but Deeb bit the arm of Mercedes to escape.

“You cannot count Serena Deeb out,” said Caprice.

Deeb trapped the arm and put Mercedes in the Serenity Lock. Mercedes rolled through to escape. Deeb wrenched the ankle of the champ but Mercedes powered through and sent Deeb headfirst into the turnbuckles. Mercedes planted Deeb with the OG Drop for a two-count!

“This has been an absolute war of attrition,” said Ian Riccaboni.

Mercedes locked Deeb into the Brass City Sleeper submission and made Deeb tap out!

ROH World TV Title Match!
Samoa Joe (c.) vs. Jay Lethal (with Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh)!

Samoa Joe and Jay Lethal wasted no time and began to brawl in the aisle, as Joe was making his entrance. Lethal fired back with a dropkick to Samoa Joe.

Samoa Joe used his educated feet and rocked Jay Lethal with stiff kicks to the chest! Samoa Joe was about to powerbomb Lethal through the timekeeper’s table but Satnam Singh ambushed Joe from behind.

Jay Lethal placed Joe’s arm in between a steel chair while Satnam shoved Joe into the steel ring post! The match hadn’t started yet so the ref could not disqualify Jay Lethal. The ref finally began the match and ejected Satnam Singh from the ringside area.

Lethal dropkicked Samoa Joe off the top turnbuckle, hitting Joe right in the shoulder. Samoa Joe staggered Lethal with a forearm. Samoa Joe surprised Jay Lethal with a tope suicida.

The fans chanted “Let’s go Joe! Let’s go Joe!”

Samoa Joe steamrolled Jay Lethal with a running lariat! Samoa Joe grabbed Jay Lethal with a scoop slam for a near fall. Lethal fought back with the Lethal Combination on Samoa Joe.

“Lethal trying to recover here,” said Ian Riccaboni.

Jay Lethal was positioning Samoa Joe for the figure four but Samoa Joe kicked Lethal in the face. Jay Lethal hoisted Joe up on the turnbuckles, looking for the Muscle Buster. Joe shoved Lethal off the turnbuckles and followed up with a leg lariat from the top!

“This has been an absolute war between two of the absolute greats in Ring of Honor,” said Riccaboni.

Samoa Joe was looking for the Muscle Buster but Lethal countered with the Lethal Injection for a near fall on the champion!

“Jay Lethal can’t believe it,” said Caprice Coleman.

Samoa Joe employed a Judo throw on Jay Lethal. Joe was looking for the Muscle Buster but Sonjay ran out and distracted the ref. While the ref had his back turned, Lethal smashed the championship belt into Samoa Joe. Lethal tried to pin Samoa Joe but Joe kicked out at two! Lethal tried to roll up Samoa Joe but Samoa Joe countered with a chokehold and forced Jay Lethal to tap out!

“Against all odds, Samoa Joe retains the World Television Championship, evading Sonjay Dutt and beating the franchise of ROH,” said Caprice Coleman.

ROH World Tag Title 2 of 3 Falls Match!
FTR—Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood (c.) vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe!

“Whoever wins this match tonight can say legit they are the best tag team on this planet,” said Caprice Coleman.

“You can cut the tension with a knife,” replied Ian Riccaboni.

Dax and Mark began for their respective teams with a collar and elbow tie up. Mark send Harwood to the mat with a shoulder tackle.

Cash tagged in and Mark utilized the Redneck Kung Fu. Harwood tagged back in, and Jay Briscoe tagged in for the Briscoes. Jay Briscoe got Dax with a hurracanrana. Jay Briscoe planted Dax down with a side suplex.

FTR regrouped outside of the ring. The ringside doctor checked on Dax’s shoulder.

Wheeler pie faced Jay and then Jay unloaded chops on Cash Wheeler! Wheeler shoulder tackled Jay in the midsection and then back suplexed Jay. This time the Briscoes rolled outside the ring to gather themselves.

FTR used tandem offense on Jay Briscoe for a near fall. FTR picked up the pace with quick tags to one another.

“Both teams decided to pick up the pace when they reset outside the ring,” said Caprice.

Mark dished out forearms to Cash Wheeler. The Briscoes ran into Cash with a double shoulder tackle. Jay sent Wheeler down again with a European Uppercut. The Briscoes cut off the ring on Cash, and Mark suplexed Cash.

“It’s been all Briscoes at this point,” said Ian Riccaboni.

Cash caught Mark midflight and scoop slammed him. Cash made the tag to Harwood and Harwood cleaned house on the Briscoes! Harwood planted Jay with two German Suplexes. Harwood hit Mark with a right hand. Mark was about to go for the Cactus elbow drop but Cash caught Mark by surprise on the apron with a strike. Dax DDT’ed Jay for a near fall!

Jay catapulted Dax into the ring post! The Briscoes nailed the Doomsday Device on Dax and pinned him for the first fall of the match!

“Listen to the crowd. They’re silent. They didn’t expect this,” said Caprice Coleman.

Outside the ring, Mark Briscoe chopped away at Dax’s chest. Harwood’s chest was bleeding from the chops! The Briscoes viciously attacked Wheeler outside the ring. Jay headbutted Dax Harwood.

The Briscoes hit the Redneck Boogie on Dax but Dax managed to kick out at the two-count! Harwood got back to his feet and exchanged chops with Mark Briscoe. Dax got the tag to a fresh Wheeler and Wheeler came in like a freight train! Wheeler was on a roll with a perfect brainbuster on Mark for a near fall.

Mark was looking for the Redneck Boogie again but Dax grabbed Jay out of the ring. Dax and Jay brawled in the crowd.

“It’s a proverbial warzone here,” said Ian Riccaboni.

Jay smacked Cash with the time keeper’s ring bell! Mark tried to pin Cash but Cash kicked out! The blood began to pour out of the skull of Cash Wheeler. FTR came back with the Big Rig on Jay and Dax pinned Jay. FTR took the second fall of the match!

Mark and Dax traded strikes on the ring apron! Mark smashed Dax Harwood with the blockbuster on the outside! Jay grabbed Dax for the Jay Driller but Dax fought out of it and stuck Jay with a piledriver!

FTR blocked a Doomsday Device from the Briscoes. FTR were looking for the Big Rig on Jay but Dax accidentally struck ref Paul Turner with a punch. Jay spiked Dax with the Jay Driller but there was no ref to count the pin.

FTR caught Jay with the Big Rig but Jay kicked out!

“This is the first time in history that anyone has kicked out of the Big Rig!” said Caprice Coleman.

The fans were on their feet chanting “This is awesome! This is awesome! This is awesome!”

The Briscoes took down Dax with the Doomsday Device but Cash broke up the pin attempt on his partner!

“That Doomsday Device took everything out of everyone,” said Ian Riccaboni.

Dax and Jay duked it out in the middle of the ring. Jay put Harwood into the clutch. Mark put Cash into a clutch of his own. Dax grabbed the rope to force the ref to break the hold. Mark climbed to the top turnbuckle but Wheeler jumped up there and suplexed Mark through the timekeeper’s table on the arena floor! Jay crushed Harwood with the Jay Driller but Harwood kicked out!

“It’s almost an hour. We’re 50 minutes into this match,” said Caprice Coleman.

Jay was on the top rope when Dax met him up there and nailed Jay with a piledriver off the ropes! Dax Harwood pinned Jay Briscoe and FTR scored the third and final fall of the match!

“This is the greatest match I’ve seen in my life,” said Caprice Coleman.

“Dax Harwood fought like an eight-year-old girl tonight,” replied Ian Riccaboni.

“The Briscoes will live to fight again,” added Coleman.

FTR invited the Briscoes into the ring so the fans could show the Briscoes the appreciation they deserved. The Code of Honor was adhered to after the match.

The Blackpool Combat Club—Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta, and William Regal—stood on the ramp after the match and held up their belts. FTR stood in the ring and held up their belts!

“This is what Ring of Honor is all about!” said Caprice Coleman.

That was the championship recap with the full results here.

ROH has also updated their website to feature the up-to-date listing of its championships.

Also looks like the the third active wrestler for the Blackpool Combat Club, namely Bryan Danielson, returns on this Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite to face Daniel Garcia for Fight for the Fallen.

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