ROH Supercard Of Honor

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Ring of Honor held its first pay-per-view of 2023 when it presents ROH Supercard of Honor on March 31.

Among other matches, Claudio Castagnoli defended the ROH Word Championship against Eddie Kingston, and new ROH World Tag Team Champions were crowned in the “Reach for the Sky” Ladder Match. Plus, El Hijo del Vikingo defended the AAA Mega Championship, Yuka Sakazaki challenged Athena for the ROH World Championship, and more.
The results are as follows:

Zero Hour Pre-Show

Jeff Cobb vs. Tracy Williams
Cobb and Williams feel each other out. The United Empire member overpowers Williams and slams him. Cobb hits a Mongolian thrust and suplexes him. Williams rallies with a Saito suplex. They trade blows, and Williams gets a two count with a DDT. Cobb pins Williams with the Tour of the Islands.
Winner: Jeff Cobb

A video package hypes up Wheeler Yuta’s match with Katsuyori Shibata.

NiGel McGuinness joins the commentary team.

Konosuke Takeshita vs. Willie Mack
Takeshita gains the early upper hand early with a clothesline. Mack fires back with a clothesline of his own at ringside. Takeshita takes Mack down and sends him to the outside. He dives onto Mack at ringside. Mack equals him with a dive of his own. He grounds Takeshita. Mack drops Takeshita with a kick to the head and gets a two count with a standing moonsault. Takeshita levels Black with a clothesline. Mack and Takeshita go back and forth, and both men are down after a flurry. A T-bone suplexes gives Mack some momentum. He hits a cannonball in the corner. Takeshita dodges a frog splash and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb. Takeshita hits a running a knee strike for a two count.
Winner: Konosuke Takeshita

A video package hypes up the ROH Women’s World Championship match between Athena and Yuka Sakazaki.

Willow Nightingale vs. Miranda Alize
Nightingale takes control early on and suplexes Alize. The two women go back and forth after Alzie counters a dive to the outside. Alize hits a running elbow in the corner. Willow rallies with some strikes and gains the upper hand. She drops Alize with a spinebuster. Alize hits a neckbreaker and grounds Willow. She traps Willow in an armbar. Willow evades the Drive-by and levels Alize with a Pounce. Willow gets the win with the Doctor Bomb.
Winner: Willow Nightingale

A video package highlights the legacy of The Briscoes and the “Reach for the Sky” Ladder Match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.

Slim J (with Mark Sterling & Ari Daivari) vs. Stu Grayson (with Evil Uno)
Grayson dominates the match in the early stages as he takes the fight to Slim J with a series of strikes. Slim J heads to the outside to regroup. Back in the ring, Slim J takes Grayson down with a headscissors takedown. Grayson hits a slingshot senton on Slim J while he’s laid out on the apron.
Sterling distracts the referee, and Daivari catches Grayson’s attention. Slim J capitalizes and takes control. He gets a two count with a modified DDT. Grayson and Slim J exchange blows. Grayson slams Slim J to the mat and hits a moonsault for a two count. A pop-up powerslam earns Grayson a two count. A standing Sliced Bread scores Slim J a two count of his own. Grayson rolls out of the way on a moonsault attempt. Sterling distracts the referee, and Evil Uno takes him out. Grayson hits a knee strike and the Nightfall for the win.
Winner: Stu Grayson
Vincent and Bateman of The Righteous come to the stage and stare down Grayson and Uno.

Main Show

AAA Mega Championship: El Hijo del Vikingo (c) vs. Komander
Vikingo and Komander feel each other out. Komander briefly takes control, but the two competitors go back and forth. They’re evenly matched as they trade fast-paced offense. Vikingo goes for a dive, but Komander counters him. Komander hits a springboard dropkick. Komander dives onto Komander at ringside. He grabs a table and dives onto Vikingo again. The champion rallies with some kicks. Vikingo goes for a springboard move, but Komander counters with a powerbomb. Vikingo dives onto Komander and gets a two count with a springboard 450. Komander hits a destroyer on the apron. Komander keeps rolling with a rope-walk dive.
Vikingo hits a Destroyer. Komander rallies and hits a corkscrew splash, but Vikingo reaches the ropes to break up the pin.
Vikingo slams Komander off the top. He hits a 630 Splash for the win.
Winner and still AAA Mega Champion: El Hijo del Vikingo

ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship: The Embassy (Brian Cage, Kaun & Toa Liona) (c) vs. Metalik, AR Fox & Blake Christian
The challengers dive onto the champions early on to gain some momentum. Kaun and Liona overpower Metalik. Fox tags in and stuns Cage with a flurry of offense, including a diving cutter. Fox catches Kaun with a cutter as well. Cage floors Fox with an F-10. Liona tags in, but the challengers take charge as Christian dives onto Liona at ringside. Metalik gets a two count with a diving elbow. Christian slams Cage to the mat. Liona trucks over Fox. Metalik plants Liona with an acrobatic DDT. The action breaks down as bodies start flying. Cage floors Metalik with a clothesline and spikes him with a brainbuster for the win.
Winners and still ROH World Six-Man Team Championship: The Embassy (Brian Cage, Kaun & Toa Liona)

ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena (c) vs. Yuka Sakazaki
The two competitors are evenly matched early on. Sakazaki hits a cannonball dive to the outside. Athena takes control and grounds Sakazaki. The challenger rallies and kicks Athena in the corner. Sakazaki cartwheels to evade Athena. “The Fallen Goddess” counters Sakazaki and powerbombs her for a two count. Athena slams Sakazaki for another two count. She knocks Sakazaki to the outside. Sakazaki dives onto Athena and gains the upper hand. She gets a two count with a splash. Sakazaki superplexes Athena and slams her for another two count. Athena hits the O-Face out of nowhere to retain.
Winner and still ROH Women’s World Champion: Athena

ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Mark Briscoe
Briscoe takes the fight to Joe. The champion rocks Mark with a chop. They trade strikes. The match spills to the outside. Joe catches Mark and suplexes him at ringside. The champion slams Mark face-first into the ring post. Joe continues to control the action. He suplexes Mark. Joe dives onto the challenger at ringside. Mark fires up and hits a baseball slide dropkick. He dives onto Joe at ringside. Mark sends Joe crashing through a table.
He chops Joe. They trade blows. Joe counters the Jay Driller and gets a two count with a powerslam.
Joe and Briscoe keep battling. The champion locks Joe in a sleeper hold and slams him. Joe traps Mark in the Coquina Clutch, and Mark’s arm goes limp, so the referee calls for the bell.
Winner and still ROH World Television Champion: Samoa Joe
Joe shakes Briscoe’s hand after the match. Briscoe hugs his family at ringside after the bout.

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Daniel Garcia
Tanahashi and Garcia lock up and feel each other out. Garcia briefly takes control. Tanahashi fires up and sends Garcia to the outside. Garcia sends Tanahashi into the steel steps and dropkicks his leg into the steel. Garcia mocks Tanahashi’s air guitar taunt. He continues to control the bout. Tanahashi perseveres with a forearm. He slams Garcia to the mat. Tanahashi hits a cannonball for a two count. They keep going back and forth. Tanahashi locks in a Sharpshooter, but Garcia reaches the ropes. Tanahashi hits a diving splash for the win.
Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi
Garcia refused to shake Tanahashi’s hand after the bout.

“Reach for the Sky” Ladder Match: The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) vs. Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo) vs. Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. Top Flight (Dante & Darius Martin) vs. La Faccion Ingobernable (RUSH & Dralistco)
The match quickly breaks down into chaos as the teams brawl at ringside. RUSH and Dralistco take control and pose. They square off with Aussie Open and trade blows with them. Davis and Fletcher double-team RUSH and hit him with a ladder. Bodies are flying, as Top Flight and LFI dive to the outside. The Kingdom gain the upper hand and set up tables at ringside.
Penta gets slammed into the ring post. Aussie Open floors The Kingdom with piledrivers on the ramp. RUSH floors Penta with a destroyer in the ring. Bennett and RUSH chop each other. Dante and Dralistico battle on the ladder. Aussie Open kicks Penta and slams him onto a ladder. Bennett is busted open, but he climbs the ladder. Dante Martin hits a sunset bomb off the ladder. Aussie Open slams Darius Martin onto a ladder at ringside. Dralistico floors Davis with an acrobatic DDT. Taven hits a splash onto Dralistico onto a ladder. Fenix and Martin battle on a ladder. Penta sends Dante through a table with a destroyer, and Martin seemingly lands awkwardly on his foot. Fenix knocks Taven off a ladder and sends him crashing onto a ladder. Fenix unhooks the titles to win the match.
Winners and new ROH World Tag Team Championship: The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix)
Mark Briscoe and FTR come out and celebrate with the Lucha Brothers.

ROH Pure Championship: Wheeler Yuta (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata
Jon Moxley comes out and accompanies Yuta to the ring. Yuta and Shibata feel each other out. The match is slow-paced and heavily technical early on. Shibata forces Yuta to use an early rope break with a leg lock. Shiabata drills Yuta with a series of elbow strikes. They continue to battle for positioning. Yuta takes control. He goes low and punches Shibata, prompting the referee to give him a warning. Shibata keeps fighting, but Yuta holds his own with him. Shibata nails Yuta with a stiff shot and locks in a sleeper. He then rocks Yuta with a kick for the win.
Winner and new ROH Pure Champion: Katsuyori Shibata
Yuta refuses to shake Shibata’s hand after the bell.

ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. Eddie Kingston
Castagnoli and Kingston take the fight to each to each other, and Kingston gains the upper hand. He targets Castagnoli’s leg. Claudio rolls to the outside and lures Kingston in before he blasts him with a stiff strike. Castagnoli overpowers Castagnoli. Kingston fires back with some strikes of his own. The champion goes for the Swing, but his knee gives out. Kingston and Castagnoli keep battling. Castagnoli gets a two count with a superplex. Kingston rakes Castagnoli’s eyes to escape a submission hold.
The match heads to the outside, and Kingston suplexes Castagnoli on the floor. Back in the ring. Kingston gets a two count with a bulldog. Castagnoli drives some stiff elbows into Kingston’s head and neck. Kingston locks in the Stretch Plum, but Castagnoli reaches the ropes. Kingston slams Castagnoli on his head for a two count. Castagnoli takes control again. Kingston counters the Ricola Bomb and hits a back fist for a two count. Castagnoli hits a gutwrench suplex from the apron to the floor. Kingston nails Castagnoli with a back fist, but Castagnoli hits the Neutralizer. Kingston kicks out at one, and he kicks out again after a European uppercut. Kingston and Castagnoli trade pin attempts, and Castagnoli scores the win.
Winner and still ROH World Champion: Claudio Castagnoli
After the match, Wheeler Yuta and Castagnoli surround the ring, ready to attack Kingston. Katsuyori Shibata makes the save. Kingston grabs a microphone and makes it clear that he’s not going anywhere.

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