ROH TV Results – April 20, 2023
Tag Team Match
The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) vs. Darius Martin & Action Andretti
The Kingdom isolated Darius Martin to start by taking him down with a series of strikes in the corner. Martin fought out of the corner and leapt for a tag but Mike Bennett caught him in a spinebuster. Action Andretti got a blind tag in and after a series of dives, Andretti hit a springboard moonsault onto The Kingdom to take control. Andretti hits a springboard clothesline to Taven before following it with a bulldog for a near fall.
Andretti went for a running attack on Taven but Bennett cut him off and set up a double team on Andretti. The Kingdom went for the Hail Mary but Martin tossed Taven off the ropes to cut it off. Andretti hits a corkscrew crossbody on Bennett before following up with the split legged moonsault for a near fall.
Andretti & Martin hit a double team move before setting up stereo dives but Maria cuts off Andretti. Taven sent Andretti off the buckle to the floor leading to The Kingdom hitting the Proton Pack on Martin for the win.
Winners: The Kingdom
Backstage Women’s Champion Athena threatened all the porcelain hussies around the world to step up and answer her open challenge.
Willow Nightingale vs. Robyn Renegade
Willow Nightingale was in firm control early on by sending Robyn Renegade to the floor. Renegade cuts off a Nightingale kick and dropped her on the apron. Renegade laid in the shots to Nightingale in the corner before slapping her in the face.
The slap fired Nightingale up as she went on the offensive & she lays out Renegade with a spinebuster for a near fall. Nightingale hit the Pounce sending Renegade into the ropes.
Renegade laid in the ropes her sister Charlette Renegade tried the switch out spot but it only served as a distraction as Robyn Renegade went for a roll up but Nightingale reversed the cover to score the win.
Winner: Willow Nightingale
After the match Robyn adhered to the Code Of Honor but it was only a trap as Charlette chop blocked Nightingale. The Renegades laid out Nightingale with a Hart Attack and stood tall.
Backstage Dasha Fuentes is with Colt Cabana, who will challenge Samoa Joe for the Television Title later tonight. Cabana called this the triad as he had previously challenged Joe for both the ROH World & Pure Titles in ROH. He didn’t know what the future held for him, but he would capitalize on tonight’s opportunity
Lance Archer vs. Jah-C
Lance Archer got a jump start by dragging Jah-C out to the ring with him during his entrance. Jah-C got 2 shots in before Archer crushed him in the corner with running elbows. Archer let Jah-C try to fire up but Archer drops him with a reverse DDT then a short range lariat gets the win.
Winner: Lance Archer
6 Man Tag Team Champion Brian Cage vs. Joey Jett
Brian Cage quickly took control with suplexes. Cage hits a boot in the corner then Joey Jett caught Cage with some strikes on the apron but Cage cut off an outside in cutter with a lariat. Jett got more offense in by dropping Cage with a flatliner and a running boot but Cage cuts him off & nails F5 for the win.
Winner: 6 Man Tag Team Champion Brian Cage
Proving Ground Match
Women’s Champion Athena vs. Heather Reckless
If Reckless wins or survives the 10 Min Time Limit she gets a Women’s Title match.
Heather Reckless came out firing with strikes then getting a 1 count from a standing Sliced Bread. Reckless went for a crossbody off the apron but Athena caught her and flung her into the barricade.
Athena threw Reckless into the barricade twice more before dumping her back in the ring. Reckless caught Athena in a small package for a near fall but Athena came back with a series of powerbombs then locks in the Crossface for the submission win.
Winner By Submission: Women’s Champion Athena (2:48)
After the match Athena drove Reckless’ head into the Women’s Title.
Tag Team Match
Dark Order (John Silver & Alex Reynolds) vs. Cole Karter & Lee Johnson
John Silver out paced Lee Johnson to start this match off then it leads to a Dark Order double team. Cole Karter tags in but met a similar fate as Alex Reynolds booted him in the corner. Johnson took Reynolds’ attention which allowed Karter to send Reynolds into the barricade outside.
Karter & Johnson worked over Reynolds before Reynolds fought his way to the corner for a tag. Silver sent Johnson into Karter with a gorilla press slam. Silver powerbombed Johnson into Reynolds’ knees before the Dark Order hits their Stunner/German Suplex/Jackknife comnbo for the win.
Winners: Dark Order
ROH World Tag Team Champion Pentagon Jr vs. Nick Comoroto
Nick Comoroto overpowered Pentagon Jr to take control. Pentagon hits a Slingblade for a near fall before clobbering on Comoroto in the corner. Comoroto burst out of the corner with a spear for a near fall. Pentagon slips out of Comoroto’s grip and hits a backstabber before following with a double stomp for a near fall.
Penta snapped Comoroto’s arm back with the Sacrifice but Comoroto fought out of the Package Piledriver and hit an ushigoroshi. Comoroto lost Pentagon on a gorilla press due to the damage to the arm & that leads Pentagon to hit Sacrifice on the other arm to score the win.
Winner: ROH World Tag Team Champion Pentagon Jr
Konosuke Takeshita vs. Lee Moriarty
Konosuke Takeshita & Lee Moriarty traded arm drags before Takeshita lays out Moriarty with leg lariats. Moriarty hit some chops before Takeshita drops him with a forearm. Moriarty fought out of a Blue Thunder Bomb attempt and hit an arm breaker to send Takeshita to the floor. Moriarty sent Takeshita into the barricades with a double knee rush.
Moriarty targeted Takeshita’s arm with strikes and holds. Moriarty sent Takeshita into the turnbuckles shoulder first but Takeshita cut off a 3rd attempt and started fighting back. Takeshita hits a steam clothesline before following it up with a brainbuster.
Takeshita drilled Moriarty with forearms before hitting a 2nd rope senton for a near fall. Takeshita went to the top rope but Moriarty cut him off and hit a superplex.
They had a strike exchange, leading to a Takeshita German suplex and Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Moriarty caught Takeshita with a capture suplex before locking on the Border City Stretch. Takeshita rolls Moriarty up to get out of the hold and got a backslide for a near fall.
Moriarty tried to counter another German with a roll up but Takeshita drops him with a Bastard Driver for a near fall. Takeshita tried the Chaos Theory but the arm gave out. Moriarty drops Takeshita with a lariat but Takeshita caught him with a German. Takeshita hit a ripcord forearm and Zahi to score the win.
Winner: Konosuke Takeshita
El Hijo Del Vikingo vs. Gringo Loco
El Hijo Del Vikingo taking Gringo Loco down with a Tijeras off of Loco’s shoulders. Loco handsprung out of another Tijeras but Vikingo sent him to the floor with a hurricane kick. Vikingo went for a dive to the floor but crashed & burned as Loco moved. Loco hit a dive of his own.
Loco sent Vikingo up and over with a facebuster for a near fall. Loco went to the top rope but missed a spinning splash. Vikingo sent Loco into the corner and went to the top, but Loco cut him off.
Loco went to the top rope and brought Vikingo down with a step over Spanish Fly. Loco followed with another facebuster for a near fall. Loco slaps Vikingo in the face but Vikingo answered with a superkick.
Vikingo hit a spinning back kick and another superkick before hitting a handspring to the ropes. Vikingo hit an misdirection into a springboard Tijeras that sent Loco to the floor. Vikingo hit a step up dragonrana to Loco on the floor before hitting an outside in Phoenix Splash for a near fall.
Loco cut off Vikingo but Vikingo caught him on a crossbody and hit a spinning uranage. Vikingo sent Loco to the floor and hit a ropewalk tornillo splash to the floor. Loco caught Vikingo and hit an Alley oop into the turnbuckle. Loco brought Vikingo to the top rope and hit a gorilla press slam all the way down for an eventual near fall.
Vikingo avoided a charge from Loco and hit a springboard tornado poisonrana before following with the double knees into the corner. Vikingo hit the 630 splash to win.
Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo (Recommend)
Tag Team Match
Iron Savages (Bronson & Boulder) vs. Logan Lynch & Ren Jones
Boulder sent Ren Jones into Logan Lynch with a gorilla press before Bronson drops Jones into Lynch with a piledriver. Boulder hit a double body slam on Lynch & Jones before electric chair dropping Bronson onto Lynch & Jones for the win.
Winners: Iron Savages
Gringo Loco talked about how he’s zig zagged across the world trying to get Tony Khan’s attention. Loco said after the match, Khan raised his hand and invited him back to ROH anytime. Loco may not have won the match but earning his way into ROH was just as big of a victory.
Television Title Match
Samoa Joe (c) vs. Colt Cabana
Colt Cabana used his technique to stay out of Samoa Joe’s hands but Joe caught Cabana with a back elbow to cut him off. Joe hit the body splash and enzuigiri combination for a near fall. Joe works on Cabana’s neck and shoulders by hitting a big kick and an elbow drop for a near fall.
Joe sends Cabana into the corner with strikes before setting up the Muscle Buster but Cabana fought him off and caught Joe with a roll up for a two count.
Cabana drops Joe with a big elbow before hitting the Flying Apple then a big splash from Cabana got a near fall. Cabana went for a moonsault but Joe got the knees up and quickly locks on the Coquina Clutch for the win.
Winner By Submission & Still Television Champion: Samoa Joe (STILL CHAMPION!!!!!)