By Scott Zaraki
Courtesy of NBC Sports Radio – Pro Wrestling 24/7
NJPW & ROH Honor Rising Japan: Night 2 Results – 23/02/2019
Commentary Team: Kevin Kelly, Chris Charles and Colt Cabana
JONATHAN GRESHAM & TOA HENARE vs. SUZUKI-gun – ZACK SABRE Jr. & TAKA MICHINOKU
TAKA: This is Zack Sabre Time! Tonight Zack & TAKA face Hanare & *looks at Gresham* WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?! They don’t care who he is. The winner of this match will be British Heavyweight Champion, Submission Master, Zack Sabre Jr. Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone. All you can do is JUST TAP OUT!
Toa with a Shoulder Block to TAKA before he can finish, Gresham stomps down on the arm, Zack with a headscissors, Gresham rolls out of it, but Zack reapplies it, Gresham escapes, Bow & Arrow, but Zack counters into a flash pin for a 2 count, Gresham works on the arms, he kicks the shin then follows with a Dropkick, Zack with a Pendulum Backbreaker, TAKA tells Gresham to hit him then pokes him in the eye, Running Knee for a 2 count, Headscissors, but Toa breaks it up, Zack goes low & hits a Double Stomp to the back, Toa with a Samoan Drop for a 2 count, Suplex but Zack counters into a Front Guillotine Choke, Toa fights out and hits a Lariat, Toa with a Pop-Up Samoan Drop on TAKA, Gresham with a Quebrada then a Tope Suicida on TAKA, Toa with a Straight Headbutt, Gresham up top with a Shooting Star Press, but Zack makes the save, Toa takes down Zack & Gresham locks in The Octopus and TAKA taps out.
WINNERS: JONATHAN GRESHAM & TOA HENARE
ROBBIE EAGLES vs. MARTY SCURLL:
Eagles with a Springboard Missile Dropkick to the knee for a 2 count, Sliding Northern Lariat for a 2 count, Yakuza Kick for a 2 count, Scurll with a Gourdbuster in the rope, then a Running European Uppercut followed by a Superkick off the apron, back in, Powerbomb and stacks Eagles up for a 2 count, Eagles blocks the 52 Fakeout attempt, Chin Checker into a Cravate Iconoclasm for a near fall, up top, Warp 4.5, Scurll has it scouted, but Eagles rolls through, they trade flash pins for 2 counts, Marty blocks a Superkick & hits the 52 Fakeout then a Lariat, Marty with a Package Side Slam for a near fall, Eagles blocks the Chickenwing, Scurll with a Half & Half, Eagles with a Leaping Avalanche Hurricanrana for a near fall, Eagles with a barrage of Shoot Kicks, he blocks the Finger Snap, Marty with a Step-Up Enzugiri then locks in The Crossface Chickenwing and Eagles taps out.
WINNER: MARTY SCURLL
DELIRIOUS & CHEESEBURGER vs. COLT CABANA & TORU YANO:
Delirious grabs a chair from under the ring, Yano grabs one of his own, their partners take them away as Delirious wants a Death Match, Colt avoids a Crossbody from Burger, Yano goes to check on Burger, he’s back up at 9, Burger tries to convince Delirious for a Double Brainbuster, instead Delirious with back rakes, Yano rams his head into the turnbuckles, but this just fires him up, Yano goes for the turnbuckle covers, Colt hands him one of the Japanese covers, but Delirious grabs it nails Yano with it for a 2 count, Yano with the white corner pad to Burger then Colt with a Standing Splash for a 2 count, Burger avoids the Flying Asshole & hits a Satellite DDT for a 2 count then hits The Shotei for a near fall, Delirious with a nut shot to Colt then a roll-up for a near fall, Never-Ending Story, Colt has Delirious up top & hits The Chicago Skyline then jumps into a pinning combo for the win.
WINNERS: COLT CABANA & TORU YANO
JEFF COBB & DALTON CASTLE vs. CHAOS – WILL OSPREAY & HIROOKI GOTO:
Cobb ducks a Penalty Kick, Cobb & Castle take turns throwing Ospreay around with a barrage of Gutwrench Suplexes, Ospreay sends Dalton into the barricade then back into the ring for a 2 count, Goto with a Charging Elbow for a 2 count, Ospreay with a Forearm for a 2 count, Castle with a Backdrop Driver on Goto, Ospreay charges, but Cobb catches him with a Belly to Belly Suplex then a pair of Leaping European Uppercuts, Samoan Drop, nip up, Standing Shooting Star Press on Goto for a near fall, Ospreay with kicks to Cobb with no effect, Handspring Enzugiri, Pip Pip Cheerio, Corkscrew Moonsault off of Goto’s back for a 2 count, Hook Kick, Storm Breaker blocked, Backflip, Step-Up Enzugiri, Castle takes down Ospreay with a Lariat, Ushi-Goroshi on Dalton, Olympic Slam on Goto, Ospreay with the Robinson Special to Cobb, OsCutter countered in mid-leap with the Athletic Plex for a near fall, Tour of the Islands countered, Crucifix blocked, Goto stops a Tour of the Islands with a Headbutt, Ospreay with the Hook Kick, Hidden Blade, he hits Storm Breaker on Cobb for the victory.
WINNERS: CHAOS – OSPREAY & GOTO
THE KINGDOM vs. LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON:
Taven pulls the ref in front of him to gain the advantage as Vinny attacks Naito, then Taven mocks the tranquilo pose, Taven with a Diving Elbow Drop, but Shingo makes the save, Kingdom with a Chin Checker/Big Boot combo for a 2 count on Naito, Climax blocked & Naito hits a Swinging DDT, Shingo with a Vertical Suplex on Taven for a 2 count, Taven with a Running Knee, Vinny into the cover for a 2 count, Taven with a Sit-Out Gourdbuster, Shingo avoids Redrum, Naito with a Dropkick on Taven then spits on him, Vinny with a Butterfly Backbreaker on Naito for a 2 count, Shingo with the Pumping Bomber on Vinny then Naito finishes him with Destino for the win.
WINNERS: LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON
ROH World Championship
TK O’RYAN vs. JAY LETHAL (c):
Lethal knows TK won’t follow the code of honor and goes right after him, throwing him around the ringside, back in as the match officially begins, Pendulum Backbreaker on TK for a 2 count, Sliding Dropkick for a 2 count, Vertical Suplex for a 2 count, TK with a Baseball Slide, TK with a Lariat for a 2 count, Spinebuster for a 2 count, Lethal catches TK out of the air during a Shoulder Block with an Ace Crusher, Lethal Combination, Death Valley Bomb, up top, but TK cuts him off, Lethal counters the Superplex and hits an Avalanche Gourdbuster, he looks for Hail to the King, TK has it scouted, but Jay lands on his feet and goes to the Figure 4, TK reaches the rope, TK counters another Figure 4 into a Small Package for a near fall, Lethal injection blocked, Lethal blocks The Mustang Ride, TK with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall, Jay reverses for a 2 count then finishes TK with The Lethal Injection to retain the gold.
WINNER and STILL ROH WORLD CHAMPION: JAY LETHAL
Taven blasts Lethal with the ROH World Title, he says he’s the REAL World Champion & Lethal will find out the only man worthy enough to hold the title is Matt Taven, he tells Lethal he’ll see him in Vegas at the 17th Anniversary Show.
IWGP Tag Team Championship
THE GUERILLAS OF DESTINY W/JADO vs. LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON (c):
EVIL blocks the Gun Stun, Tama blocks Everything is Evil, Loa with a Running Powerslam for a 2 count, Vertical Suplex for a 2 count, SANADA ties Loa into The Paradise Lock then wipes out Jado with a Slingshot Plancha, he hits a Dropkick to break the Lock and covers Loa for a 2 count, O’Connor Roll for a 2 count, but when Loa kicks out Jado canes SANADA behind Red Shoes back, Tama sends SANADA into a concrete wall of Korakuen Hall then the barricade, Loa & EVIL fight in the crowd and slams EVIL’s head into the West sign, Tama tries to keep SANADA on the floor, but he makes it back in at 19, cover on SANADA for a 2 count, Loa with a trifecta of Elbows for a 1 count, Tama takes EVIL off the apron before the tag, EVIL with a Fisherman Buster on Loa for a near fall, Loa blocks Darkness Falls, Superplex for a near fall, Tama blocks the TKO, SANADA blocks The Tongan Twist, Dragon Sleeper, Tama counters into The Tongan Twist, EVIL takes Loa to the floor, LIJ looks for The Magic killer, but Tama counters, Skull End blocked, Tama with a Gun Stun, but SANADA holds on and locks in Skull End, he releases, Muta-Style Moonsault, but Tama evades, LIJ takes down Loa, they look to finish it, Tama blocks the Magic Killer and sends SANADA into Red Shoes, Jado in, he’s going to cane SANADA, but EVIL stops him, they’re going to hit The Magic Killer on Jado, but Tama makes the save & hits a Backdrop Driver on SANADA, EVIL goes to finish Loa with Everything is Evil, but The Tongans counter into an Inverted Magic Killer, Double Team Gun Stun on SANADA, they drive him into the corner, Tama with a Stinger Splash, Jado has EVIL, The Tongans finish SANADA with The Superbomb to win the IWGP Tag Titles for the 5th Time.
WINNERS and NEW IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE GUERILLAS OF DESTINY
Bullet Club now controls the 3 big championships: the IWGP Heavyweight Title, the IWGP Jr Title and the IWGP Tag Titles.
ROH World Tag Team Championship
FIN-JUICE vs. THE BRISCOES:
Mark with a Vertical Suplex on Juice for a 2 count, Jay with a Dropkick for a 2 count, Finlay with a Rolling European Uppercut off the rope for a 2 count, Mark sends Fin-Juice to the floor, then hits a Corkscrew Moonsault to the floor, Jay with a Sit-Out Gourdbuster for a 2 count, Snapmare for a 2 count, Briscoes with the Double Tackle on Finlay for a 2 count, Jay with a Basement Yakuza Kick for a 2 count, Juice with a Spinebuster on Mark, Full-Nelson Slam on Jay, then a Cannonball on Mark and one for Jay, Airplane Spin into a Juice Box on Mark for a 2 count, Mark with an Iconoclasm for a 2 count, Jay Driller blocked, Jay hits a Death Valley Bomb for a 2 count, Pulp Friction blocked, Juice delivers The Taste to Mark, Fin-Juice wipes out the Briscoes on the floor on each side the ring, then Cannonballs into the barricade, Finlay sends Mark back in, Fin-Juice with a Superplex/Diving Headbutt combo on Mark for a near fall, Briscoes with a Superplex/Froggy-Bo combo on Finlay for a near fall, Finlay ducks the Doomsday Device and rolls Jay up in a Victory Roll for a near fall, he breaks Mark in half with a Spear then hits a Sambo Suplex Backbreaker on Jay, Powerbomb/European Uppercut combo on Jay, but Mark makes the save, Finlay grabs his shoulder, Jay sends Juice to the floor then holds Finlay in place for Mark to deliver Froggy-Bo to retain the Tag Titles.
WINNERS and STILL ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE BRISCOES
The training staff helps Finlay to the back to check on his shoulder as the Briscoes pose for the crowd, Jay grabs a mic says they’re still the champs and the baddest tag team on the damn planet. He says in the prior match the G.O.D. became the IWGP Tag Team Champions and says they have a little show coming up on April the 6th in New York City at The Garden & are laying down the challenge right now, they’ll put their titles on the line, Guerrillas put their titles on the line and they’ll do title for title. What do they say?
The Guerrillas come back out, Loa tells the Briscoes this isn’t new to them this is their 5th time as Champions. April 6th ROH World Tag Team Champions the Briscoes will face the IWGP Tag Team Champions the Briscoes with both sets of Titles on the line in Madison Square Garden.
Jay tells The Guerrillas they’ll see them in The Garden, Mark says “it’s on baby,” as the show ends.