ROH Honor for All Report: Bandido vs. Demonic Flamita, The OGK win tag titles

Originally published at ROH Honor for All: Bandido vs. Demonic Flamita, OGK win tag titles

ROH Honor for All

November 14th, 2021

By: John Siino

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, MD

Commentary: Ian Riccaboni & Caprice Coleman

Pure Rules Match: Tracy Williams vs. Taylor Rust

Brian Johnson joined in commentary for this match as he is the #1 contender for the Pure Championship. Josh Woods appeared taking the place of Jay Lethal in The Foundation to present Tracy Williams out. They start testing each other out to see who can get the first takedown, with Rust rolling up Williams for a pin attempt. They lock up and tussle in the corner, trading forearms until Williams holds Rust down with a couple ankle locks. Rust comes back with a leg lock of his own, but Williams turns it into a rear-naked choke. Rust turns it around on him as Williams is forced to use his first rope break. Rust comes back with his first rope break as well. Williams goes on a flurry of offense, but Rust traps Williams down in a hammerlock before Williams turns it into a kneebar. They stay grounded for a while with submission attempts, Williams puts on the Cobra Twist as Rust uses his second rope break. Rust hits a gut-wrench powerbomb, but Williams traps him into a crossface, as Rust uses his third and final rope break, so Williams takes advantage to try and submit Rust in the ropes. Rust turns it into a submission as Williams uses his second rope break. They slowly stand and trade chops and kicks, Rust traps Williams in the Goya Lock pushing onto the previously injured shoulder of Williams as Williams verbally submits.

Winner: Taylor Rust by submission at 11:47

Riccaboni and Coleman acknowledge the changes coming to Ring of Honor and mention Final Battle being an ‘end of an era’ event.

Four Corner Survival Match: Holidead vs. Vita VonStarr vs. Quinn McKay vs. Trish Adora

Miranda Alize is on commentary and isn’t happy that she’s not in this match, especially considering it’s a #1 contender’s match for the ROH Women’s Championship at the Christmas edition of Ring of Honor Television which they stated is the last event of this era. All four women cut promos before the match with videos, including a passionate McKay who mentions running out of time on getting a title shot. Former NXT referee Jake Clemons is here making his first officiating appearance in Ring of Honor, as Holidead and Adora start the match and have a test of strength. Adora put on a head scissors, but Holidead gets out and leaves the ring as McKay enters along with VonStarr, where McKay asks her if she knows she’s in a cult before they take it to the mat with headlock takedowns and tackles. McKay hits a dropkick and knee in the corner, for a two-count. Holidead comes in but gets rolled up for a couple pin attempts. Holidead fights out and stomps McKay in the corner followed by a vertical suplex for a two-count. Holidead puts on a Pendulum, but McKay escapes and tags in Adora. Holidead hits a pump handle slam on Adora for a two. Adora puts on submission, but VonStarr comes in and goes after Adora, hitting a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Adora is able to stop VonStarr with a slam, but she rolls out as McKay comes in just for Adora to go after her arm. Adora hits a backbreaker and a big clothesline, but Holidead and VonStarr both come in to break it up as all four women start brawling. VonStarr starts stomping away at McKay, but McKay escapes out of the suplex attempt and hits Quinn-KO. McKay knocks Holidead and Adora to the outside just to dive onto Adora. VonStarr misses a splash off the corner, just for Holidead to hit the Darkness Falls for the pin.

Winner: Holidead by pinfall at 13:53

GCW Tag Team Championship: The Briscoes (Mark Briscoe & Jay Briscoe) (c) vs. Second Gear Crew (AJ Gray & Effy)

Gray and Effy come out representing GCW with their graphics. Effy and Jay start the match, but Effy hits a flurry of strikes until Mark tags in as Effy challenges him to chop him hard. Effy finally gets knocked down, as Gray tags in and tackles Mark. Gray hits a clothesline and gets a two-count. Jay tags in and goes on the offense knocking Gray to the outside where all four men start brawling in this empty arena. The Briscoes throw a chair in the ring, but Gray suplexes Mark onto it. Effy and Gray start tossing more chairs and a table in the ring and start choking out the Briscoes with the chairs. Mark and Jay come back, but Effy is able to reverse and toss Mark headfirst into the chair in the corner, busting him open. Effy sets up the table and hits a blockbuster to Jay on the table, but it doesn’t break it. Gray comes with a splash on Jay for a two-count. Effy goes and sets up another table to the outside, but Jay is able to put him on it as Mark hits the Froggy Bow to him. Inside, Jay hits the Jay Driller on Gray for the pin and the win.

Winners: The Briscoes (Mark Briscoe & Jay Briscoe) by pinfall at 8:34, to retain

Commentary mentions how The Briscoes will most likely defend at the GCW show in Hammerstein Ballroom in January if they hold it until then, and now that the ‘Briscoes are free’, who knows how many more titles they will go and get.

Brody King vs. Jonathan Gresham

This is set up as an ROH World Title contenders match, with the winner going on to face Bandido for the World Championship at Final Battle. Brody King goes right after Gresham as the bell rings hitting the Gonzo Bomb, but Gresham escapes to the outside. Brody goes after him and attacks him on the outside with a suplex but misses and hits his hand on the ring post. Gresham tries to dive on him, but Brody catches him and tosses him against the post. Brody places Gresham sitting down on a chair and hits a cross body onto him. Gresham knocks Brody off the apron and hits three back-to-back suicide dives, with the third one knocking Brody over the barricade. Brody barely gets back in at the 19 count, as Gresham hits a crossbody off the ropes just to bounce off. They trade chops and kicks, but Brody stops him with an over-the-head toss in the corner. Brody misses a cannonball, Gresham hits a drop kick, but Brody hits the corner cannonball and hits a piledriver for two counts. Brody keeps pointing out his injured hand, which Gresham takes advantage of by kicking it. Gresham keeps trying to put a sleeper lock hold on with Brody breaking out. Gresham hits a moonsault, a stomp, a sleeper hold, followed by a forearm to the back of Brody’s head for the pin.

Winner: Jonathan Gresham by pinfall at 10:51

Gresham shakes Brody’s hand after and says it’s not just his company, but both of theirs as Gresham calls out the ROH World Champion on his way out.

ROH World Tag Team Championship: La Facción Ingobernable (Dragon Lee & Kenny King) (c) (w/ La Bestia Del Ring) vs. The OGK (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett)

Shane Taylor joins commentary for this match, as he’ll be watching Kenny King before their match at Final Battle. Kenny King cuts a promo backstage where he mentions Bennett only being popular because of his girlfriend and Taven is known for being Adam Cole’s lackey. Taven and Dragon Lee start the match fast, with Taven knocking Lee down before reminding the empty arena that he is Matt Taven. King and Bennett tag in, with the OGK hitting a double drop kick for a pin attempt. Taven takes out both Lee and King and tags in Taven who dives onto Lee on the outside before doing the same to King. King and Lee go after Taven, including a couple submissions, holding him down before tossing him to the outside. As the referee is holding Bennett down, Bestia attacks Taven on the outside. King hits a basement dropkick to Taven for a two count before applying a cobra clutch. King hits a spinebuster on Taven, but Bennett breaks up the count. Bennett tags in as he trades forearms with Lee before Bennett hits a brainbuster and a spinning forearm that King breaks up the pin attempt for. King hits a sit out powerbomb on Bennett, but Taven breaks it up and hits Purple Thunder but can’t pin him as he isn’t legal. Taven hits the frog splash and tries to go for the pin again, but Lee comes in as LFI takes out Taven. Bennett hits a spinebuster on Lee but gets kicked down by King. Taven and Lee go at it as the legal men, but Bestia breaks up the pin attempt. Max the Impaler comes out with Amy Rose to stop Bestia from getting involved. Back inside, Bennett hits the Proton Pack on Lee, as Taven kicks him and gets the pin and the win.

Winners: The OGK (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) by pinfall at 12:00, to become NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions

After the match, King goes after Rose, but Max spears King down, as OGK gets a bit emotional on winning these titles, including hugging Bobby Cruise. King trades words with Shane Taylor before heading to the back. Taven kisses the ROH logo on his way out.

No Disqualification Match: Demonic Flamita vs. Bandido

EC3 joins commentary for this non-title match who mentions Honor is a lie and soon he will show us why and mentions the ‘Reimagination’ of ROH and says he will free anybody in ROH if they knock on his door. Flamita goes right after Bandido, traps him against the post before attacking his legs on the outside, throwing him against the barricade. Back inside, Flamita keeps going after Bandido, who reverses it with a quick rear-naked choke. EC3 keeps mentioning ‘embracing the unknown’. Flamita starts choking Bandido in the corner before bringing in a chair attacking his leg. Bandido fights him off and hits a one-handed press slam before clotheslining Flamita to the outside where he hits him with a Fosbury Flop. Bandido starts attacking Flamita on the outside including tossing him back first into the post. Bandido grabs a table from under the ring and continues attacking Flamita’s back. They go back inside, where Flamita hits a drop toe hold to Bandido face-first into the chair and hits the suplex for a two count. Bandido hits a crucifix bomb for a two, a pop-up cutter, and a Spanish Fly as both are laid out now. Bandido gets tossed to the outside as Flamita hits him with a 450 Splash off the apron to the outside. Bandido is able to grab Flamita and back body drop onto the setup table, which doesn’t break. They go back inside and size each other up before trading forearms and kicks. Flamita hits a sit-out powerbomb for a sit, goes to the top, but Bandido stops him and hits a top rope hurricanrana. Flamita hits a low blow but only gets a two-count. Bandido comes back with a bridged German suplex for the pin and the win.

Winner: Bandido by pinfall at 13:31

EC3 ends the show saying he could take that world title into the new world and reimagine the entire industry.

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