The 2nd night of Glory by Honor XV took place inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in lovely Dearborn, MI and Fight Booth PW was in attendance to bring you the following results and commentary. You can find results from night one out of Chicago Ridge here.
Pre-Show Tag Team Match
Cheeseburger and Will Ferrara defeat CB Supreme and Ken Phoenix
When you don’t see Cheeseburger scheduled to appear on an ROH card that you’re about to attend it’s always a bummer. When he shows up on the dark match to kick off the show it immediately makes everything ok. This was a great match to kick things off as the rest of the Dearborn crowd filed in. The crowd was definitely hot for the Burger and the match was booked the right way with Ferrara taking out Phoenix in the end and Burger getting the pin before the televised card started.
Jay White defeats Donovan Dijak w/ Prince Nana
As a part of the talent exchange program between NJPW and ROH, White came over to ROH this summer and although he hasn’t made a huge impact he’s looked good in the role that he has been given. The Kiwi looked solid against the towering Dijak but the highlight of this match Nana working the apron. This is a guy who doesn’t take a second off and really adds emphasis to each and every match he corners. He’s a consummate professional and he’s become a ROH staple over the past decade. As for Dijak, he looked great but I feel like he needs to get meaner. I’m still waiting for the inner Ivan Drago in him to come out of him.
Tag Team Match
The All Night Express w/ Caprice Coleman defeat The Tempura Boyz
Fun little match here with the manager coming out looking stronger than the talent again. Caprice Coleman killed it on the mic and did a great job interacting with the crowd. The Cabinet gimmick is pretty brutal – we can only hope they put the kibosh on it after election season comes to a close.
Kamaitachi defeats Angel de Oro
Scarlett Bordeaux announced Kamaitachi as Angel de Oro which upset Kamaitachi as he made her correct herself immediately upon entering the ring. This wouldn’t be Bordeaux’s worst moment of the night. She was brutally attacked by Kelly Klein and carried out of the venue leading to a ring announcer by community situation for the rest of the night.
This was De Oro’s first weekend working with ROH as a part of the new talent exchange between ROH and CMLL. This was easily the best match at the bottom of the card. De Oro could become a big star stateside if he keeps putting on matches like these. He appeared to take a nasty bump outside of the ring and was given an ample amount of time to recover by the ref (if memory serves me correctly it was Todd Sinclair) before coming back and finishing off the match strong against Kamaitachi. Kudos to two men who could’ve and should’ve been booked higher on the card but were put in the necessary spot to keep the crowd involved. Oro actually got a well deserved standing ovation following the match.
Tag Team Match
The Motor City Machine Guns defeat Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser
Silas cut a promo before the Machine Guns came to the ring where he degraded women and crapped all over the city of Detroit. The Machine Guns came out and got the victory in front of the hometown crowd in a match that was nothing to write home about. An out of breath Alex Shelley cut an interesting promo following the match where he talked about wanting to put the Machine Guns on the level of the Bullet Club and other factions. He had some high points in the promo and really got the crowd into it by inspiring some ROH chants. All in all it was a good promo but it also had some strange moments that kept it from being great. The effort was definitely there.
Tag Team Match
BJ Whitmer and Punishment Martinez defeat Blake Acumen Jim Beardsley
Nice little squash match here with minimal offense from Acumen and Beardsley. Whitmer cut a promo following the match to remind us that this feud between him and Corino may never end.
Hangman Page defeats ACH
Page went after ACH before the match even started leading us to think that ACH would pull off the comeback victory. That would not be the case. Page went on to score the victory and unlike his last visit to Dearborn the Hangman’s noose would not be used.
Jay Lethal defeats Frankie Kazarian w/ Christopher Daniels
Pro wrestling royalty right here. Lethal and Kazarian put on a phenomenal match as expected with Daniels at ringside following his career defining showing at All Star Extravaganza VIII. Great match between two of the best in the business.
Eight-Man Elimination Tag Team Match
ROH Champions (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and The Young Bucks) vs. ROH All-Stars (The Briscoes, Colt Cabana and Dalton Castle)
Can’t say enough good things about this match. The rest of the card came off kind of weak as a whole compared to ROH’s previous visits to Dearborn but that’s bound to happen when you save 8 of your best talents for the main event. In the end, it was all worth it – and then some. The Bucks and Cole continue to make pro wrestling fun again every single time they step into the ring and the crowd just loves them some Dalton Castle.
Fish eliminated Jay Briscoe first and was then eliminated himself by Mark Briscoe. The idea here was that Fish was not a part of the Bullet Club and when he finally got to the corner to make the tag, Cole and the Bucks jumped off the apron leaving him alone to fend for himself. Cole and Briscoe would be eliminated next leaving The Bucks versus Castle and Cabana.
Castle cut a promo challenging The Bucks to a world tag team title match which would bring the crowd to their feet and lead us into our first and only title match of the night.
ROH Tag Team Championship Match
The Young Bucks (c) defeat Dalton Castle and Colt Cabana
A great match that led us to believe a title change could actually go down due to some very near falls closed out the night. Nick and Matt left the ring with the belts and Cabana closed out the night with a promo to send the fans home happy and close out another successful visit for ROH to Dearborn.