Greetings and Salutations, it’s a busy weekend for wrestling and things continue with ROH TV, episode 13. This episode is an especially long one and is capped off with the dueling TV champions, Samoa Joe and Zack Sabre Jr taking on Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal to see if Sydal gets a title shot against Sabre Jr. With a huge card, let’s get to the action!

Mark Briscoe VS JD Drake (w/Anthony Henry)

JD Drake continues to impress on ROH TV. He put up a heck of a battle but the end saw Drake getting a bit cocky and going for a Jay Driller but Briscoe fights out and hits a rolling DVD, followed by a Froggy Bow.

Winer: Mark Briscoe

After the match, Briscoe calls out Samoa Joe to the camera.

Dasha was with Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal. Daniels says that while Samoa Joe and Zack Sabre Jr. think they’ve held one over them, they are ready for it and are underestimating former tag champs. Sydal said that he feels a title coming close to his future.

ROH World Title Proving Ground Match: Claudio Castagnoli VS Serpentico

Serpentico has a great showing while Castagnoli showed why he’s ROH champ. Castagnoli with clothesline after clothesline. Serpentico fights back and shows Castagnoli the middle finger but Castagnoli comes back and continues his clothesline melody on Serpentico. Castagnoli hits a measured clothesline for the win.

Winner: Claudio Castagnoli

Kiera Hogan VS Vertvixen

Athena wanted to watch the action up close and personal, Vertvixen hit a springboard kick for a very close nearfall. Hogan came back with a running forearm and a sliding kick while Vertvixen was in the corner. This was good for a 2-count. Vertvixen whips Hogan into the corner and hit a Yakuza kick, followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb for a very close nearfall. Vertvixen continues attacking Hogan and is looking for a submission but Hogan fought out of it and hit a Saito suplex for the 3-count while staring right at Athena.

Winner: Kiera Hogan

After the match, Athena and Hogan exchange words before Athena hits Hogan and leaves the ring.

Kyle Fletcher (w/ Mark Davis) VS AR Fox

after a very 50/50 match, Fox hits an enzuigiri  and kicks Fletcher out of the ring. Fox went to the top rope and hit a senton to Fletcher who was outside of the ring. Fox sends Fletcher back in the ring and goes to the top rope and lands a 450 Splash for a nearfall, Fox takes Fletcher and seats him on the top rope but Fletcher comes back to the match and huts a Top Rope Bodyslam on Fox. Fletcher then hits Fox with a running Kick and a Spinning Tombstone for the win,

Winner: Kyle Fletcher

Willow Nightingale defeated Hyan

Nightingale held the momentum through the match. Nightingale hits an Enzuigiri followed by a Shotgun Dropkick and Cannonball on Hyan who was in the corner. Nightingale powers up by dropping the straps and hits The Base With The Powerbomb for the eventual win.

Winner: Willow Nightingale

The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) (w/Maria Kanellis-Bennett) VS Ninja Mack & Willie Mack

Tons of back and forth action. Mack and Mack did a great job of being a team here. The Macks hit a 3D but hit it on the illegal man. The Kingdom come back and hit a Forearm to Willie sending him out of the ring. This allows The Kingdom to hit The Proton Pack on Ninja for the win.

Winners: The Kingdom

Mercedes Martinez VS Dream Girl Ellie

This match did not last long at all and Martinez wins after hitting some knees on Ellie followed by the Brass City Stretch, making her submit.

Winner: Mercedez Martinez

Dasha is backstage with The Macks. They didn’t take the loss too bad and they are happy with the new team.

Ashley D’Amboise VS Danielle Kamela

This was another quick match that mainly featured D’Amboise. Kamela slipped out of hold from D’Amboise’s and hit a facebuster. Kamela keeps up the momentum and hits another neckbreaker for a 2-count. D’Amboise comes back and fights through Kamela’s offense and hits a Burning Hammer for a nearfall. D’Amboise comes right back and hits an Uranage on Kamela for the 3-count and the win.

Winner: Ashley D’Amboise

Rocky Romero VS Titus Alexander

After hitting a Sliced Bread, Rocky has Alexander in the corner and goes for the charge but Alexander moves out of the way and lands a few kicks before delivering a devastating Brainbuster on Romero. The two are back at it in no time and Alexander avoids the corner attack again but this time Romero is ready and hits an Enzuigiri then latches on the Diablo Armbar for the win.

Winner: Rocky Romero

LSG, Marcus Kross & Vary Morales VS Stu Grayson & The Righteous (Dutch & Vincent)

After weeks of talking, Stu Grayson joins The Righteous for this match. The matches focus was on how well The Righteous worked with Stu Grayson. That said, you know The Dark Order won’t allow their brother Stu Grayson to just leave them so they watched from the stage. After a bit, LSG get some offesne in but Grayson takes both members down. Dutch hits an Autumn Sunshine on Kross and Grayson follows that up with a Nightfall for the win.

Winners: Stu Grayson & The Righteous (Dutch & Vincent)

In the back, Dasha is joined by the TV champs, Zack Sabre Jr. and Samoa Joe. Can they co-exist??!??!?!?!?!?! Sabre said he came to ROH to make his TV title the best in the business. Joe said that he will take care of him like all his partners in the past.

Shane Taylor (w/Anthony Henry & JD Drake) VS Tracy Williams (w/Rhett Titus)

Taylor is down and Williams goes to the top rope but Taylor chses after him and the two men fight at the top rope. Williams wins this round and hits a Frog Splash on Taylor for a nearfall. Taylor is back up and the two fight some more back and forth, until Williams sets Taylor up for a Piledriver but Taylor hits a Back Body Drop, followed by a Headbutt and Uranage. Taylor goes right back to work on Williams and hits a massive forearm to set up his Package Piledriver for the win.

Winner: Shane Taylor

ROH Women’s World Title Proving Ground Match: Athena VS Promise Braxton

This was a fairly one-sided match but Braxton had her moment. Braxton avoids a running Athena while in the corner and hits Double Knees for a close in attempt. Athena then quickly smashes Braxton face first with the Rana legs and climbs to the top rope to hit a Corkscrew Splash. Braxton tried to come back with some Forearms but Athena almost knocked Braxton out and locks the Cobra Clutch forcing Braxton to give up.

Winner: Athena

Athena continues the attack until Kiera Hogan comes out and makes the save smashing Athena face first on the title.

Tony Deppen VS Dralistico (w/Jose The Assistant)

This was a great match for Dralistico. Dralistico catches Deppen with a hurricane kickbut Deppen responds with two German Suplexes. Dralistico takes those Suplexes and raises Deppen one as he hits German Suplex of his own. Dralistico follows this up with a Superkick followed right by a Poisonrana. Deppen tried to come back but Dralistico had the momentum as he ties Deppen to the ropes and hits another Hurricanrana followed by La Mistica forcing Deppen to tap out.

Winner: Dralistico

Dasha is with Nick Comoroto. Comoroto doesn’t get the fanfare for Blake Christian and calls him Generic. Comoroto tells the fans to to Simp for the Wimps.

Skye Blue VS Miranda Alize

This was a quick match that saw Blue win after Alize locked a Miranda Rights, but Blue rolled through and turns it into a pinfall.

Winner: Sky Blue

Lexy Nair was with the ROH Women’s Champion, Athena. Athena challenged Kiera Hogan to a title match next week.

Darius Martin & Action Andretti VS Cole Karter & Zack Clayton

Funs hort match. Karter hit a frog splash and could have gotten the win but Andretti came in for the save. Martin and Andretti hit a tornado DDT on Clayton. Martin and Andretti then hit a pendulum slam on Karter for the win.

Winners: Darius Martin & Action Andretti

Nick Comoroto VS Blake Christian

Comoroto looked good in this match but he may have played around too much before Christian came back. Comoroto with a Spinebuster but Christian turned that into an inside Cradle for a 2-count. Comoroto with an Attitude Adjustment for another close pinfall. Christian got up and had enough, so he goes outside to grab a chair but Comoroto grabbed him as he threw the chair in the ring. Comoroto now eyed the chair and goes for it but this mini-distraction gave Christian the time to hit a pin out of nowhere for the win.

Winner: Blake Christian

Diamante VS Trish Adora

Short but sweet match. After the two traded forearms, Adora drops Diamante and then hits a Spinning Fisherman’s Suplex for a 2-count. Adora went for a Lariat but Diamante moves out of the way and hits a Neckbreaker. Dimante with the Cobra Clutch for the win.

Winner: Diamante

Penta El Zero Miedo (w/Alex Abrahantes) VS Slim J (w/Ari Daivari, Jeeves Kay & Sonny Kiss)

Slim J with the advantage early on in the match but Penta comes right back and hits some Superkicks and two Slingblades. Penta foes for a Fear Factor but Slim J fights his way out. J with some offense in the corner but Penta comes right back and kicks out the leg of J and hits a Double Stomp right into his chest. This was good for a 2-count. The Truthbusters on the apron and J hits a Wheelbarrow Flatliner followed by a Leaving DDT for another nearfall. J with a springboard but Penta is ready for him and huts the Fear Factor successfully for the win.

Winner: Penta El Zero Miedo

Samoa Joe & Zack Sabre Jr. VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal

This match was your typical tag match that saw Joe and Sabre JR cut Daniels off from Sydal. Sydal is being featured in this match as he wants that singles title. Sydal eventually gets the hot tag and runs wild on Sabre JR. and Joe. Sydal with La Mistica on Sabre while Daniels had Joe in a Koji Clutch. This could be it but Sabre Jr gets to the ropes. Sydal is made is way to the top rope but Sabre Jr meets him up there and locks in a Double Wrist Lock. Daniels and Sydal eventually pull off a Doomsday Meteora for a 2-count. Sabre Jr tags Joe back in the match. Joe takes Daniels out with a Lariat. Sydal with Jumping Knees on Joe but Sabre Jr catches Sydal and snaps his neck to take him down. Daniels comes back and hits Angel’s Wings on Sabre Jr. Joe comes in and hits an Uranage then locks the Coquina Clutch to give the W to his team of TV Champs.

Winners: Samoa Joe & Zack Sabre Jr.

After the match, all four men adhere to the code of Honor.


ROH TV: May 26, 2023

This show had 19 matches and clocked in at over 2 hours. This is no different than Dark and while it may showcase new talent, I can’t say anything sticks with me. I will say this every week until it changes but if this show were 1 hour or if we only got forward progressing stories, this show would be great. Buried in the ever ending matches is some good matches and story but this is too much.