16th Jan2020

‘Ring Of Honor: Honor Reigns Supreme 2020’ PPV – Results & Review

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this review of Ring Of Honor’s Honor Reigns Supreme, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this is the second show of two, with Saturday Night At Center Stage being the first. Jane Fonda makes me Fonda a good stiffy. You don’t need to know what these things mean. Let’s wrestle…with reading my bad writing.

Match #1: Rey Horus defeated Andrew Everett

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Horus, still riding high after he, Bandido and Flamita knocked off Villain Enterprises to win the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles the night before, scored his second impressive victory of the weekend. Everett, just as he did in his match against Dragon Lee in Atlanta, put on a strong performance in defeat. Horus pinned Everett after hitting a twisting bodyscissors driver while Everett was perched on the top turnbuckle.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was pretty damn fun. That’s two good ones in a row for Everett and Rey did pretty well here as well.

Match #2: Dalton Castle and Joe Hendry defeated the Briscoes and PJ Black and Brian Johnson – Triple Threat Tag Team Match

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This was originally scheduled as Castle and Hendry against the Briscoes, but Johnson interrupted before the match started and complained about not being booked on the show. Black came out and tried to get Johnson under control, but to no avail. Sick of listening to Johnson, Jay Briscoe proposed Johnson and Black be added to the match to make it a Triple Threat. Johnson was in control at one point, but he got cocky. Hendry took advantage of the opening and hit a Codebreaker on Johnson, and Castle followed with the Denouement for the win.

My Opinion: 2.8 out of 5 – This was okay, but not much beyond some nice spots and decent action. Castle is being wasted in the tag division, but that’s what he’s doing right now, so he might as well win one. Black and Brian did well, but Black is being wasted in tag action too, so there you go.

Match #3: Sumie Sakai defeated Nicole Savoy

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This was a much more vicious Sakai than we’ve ever seen. Sakai, who had attacked Savoy the night before after blaming her for their loss to The Allure, didn’t even wait until Savoy was through the ropes to go on the attack. At one point, Sakai kicked the middle rope as the referee was stepping back into the ring, which had the effect of a low blow. Sakai was lucky that he decided not to disqualify her. Sakai hit a half Dragon Suplex into a bridge, but the referee was still incapacitated and couldn’t make the count. Sakai introduced a chain into the match, struck Savoy with it out of the referee’s view, and then hit Smash Mouth. The referee recovered and made the three count.

My Opinion: 2.9 out of 5 – Sakai was the thing to see here. Savoy did fine, but Sakai, who fizzled as the Women’s Champion, might just be on track to pulling off a Tessa Blanchard and fighting for the ROH World Title at some point.

Match #4: Dak Draper defeated Danhausen

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The bizarre but highly entertaining Danhausen kept the significantly larger Draper off balance with his unorthodox offense and manner. Danhausen managed to score several near falls, but Draper rallied and hit Magnum KO for the win. Danhausen got a participation ribbon from Draper for his effort.

My Opinion: 1.9 out of 5 – This wasn’t very much, but Danhausen is creepy (to me), so at least the match wasn’t boring.

Match #5: Alex Zayne defeated Bandido

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Viral sensation Alex Zayne scored a shocking upset in his ROH debut by pinning Bandido. Zayne, who created a buzz in July when video of him executing a 630 senton over the top rope that put his opponent through a door during a Game Changer Wrestling event went viral, put on a buzzworthy performance in his ROH debut. In a fast-paced match with both wrestlers performing innovative, high-risk maneuvers, Zayne hit a shooting star knee drop and followed with a straightjacket pumphandle slam to score a shocking upset. Zayne joined a short list of competitors (RUSH, Shane Taylor, Marty Scurll and Flip Gordon) who have pinned Bandido in a singles match in ROH.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This turned out good, but not as exciting as it should be. There was some fine aerial wrestling here, but it didn’t turn into a classic, by any large stretch of the imagination.

Match #6: LifeBlood (Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams) defeated Vincent and Bateman (w/Chuckles The Clown and Vita Von Starr) (Disqualification)

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Haskins had the Sharpshooter locked on Vincent when Chuckles grabbed a block of wood and hit Haskins with it, causing a disqualification. After the match, Vincent and Chuckles were preparing to do more damage to Haskins with the object, but Williams chased them away with a chair.

My Opinion: 2.2 out of 5 – LifeBlood was excellent here, so you’ve got that.

Match #7: Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham, Jeff Cobb and Dan Maff defeated The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas) and 2 Guys 1 Tag (Silas Young and Josh Woods)

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Lethal and Gresham never really got on the same page with Cobb and Maff, and The Bouncers and didn’t exactly seemed thrilled to be teamed up with Young, which was not surprising given their history. Despite the lack of cohesion, Lethal, Gresham, Cobb and Maff got the win after Cobb hit Tour of the Islands on Bruiser.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This got plenty of time, but it lacked the…good s—. That’s the only way to put it that makes sense without me having to cut corners on how I feel. This just lacked the good s—. Take out the last two teams from that line-up at the top and the match is far better.

Match #8: Flip Gordon defeated Flamita

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Gordon prevailed in an exciting, back-and-forth match by forcing Flamita to submit to the STF (Submit to Flip). The win allowed Gordon to gain a measure of retribution after he, Marty Scurll and Brody King lost the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title to Flamita, Bandido and Rey Horus the night before. After the match, Gordon ripped off Flamita’s mask, which is the ultimate disrespect one can show a luchador. Flamita managed to conceal his identity before putting the mask back on.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – Now this was good, but way too short. Why would you give the last match more time than this? Is Flip still injured? Why have him here if he’s injured? I think this was just a case of dumb booking getting lucky. Next time, put these guys in here with an extra ten minutes and you’ll get even more out of this.

Match #9: (Main Event) La Facción Ingobernable (RUSH, ROH World Television Champion Dragon Lee and Kenny King w/Amy Rose) defeated Villain Enterprises (ROH World Champion PCO, Marty Scurll and Brody King)

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The bad blood between these two factions was escalated in this match, which quickly turned into a wild brawl that took place inside and outside the ring. As RUSH and Kenny King held up a defenseless Scurll in the air, Lee came off the top rope with a double stomp to score the victory. Villain Enterprises will need to regroup, as LFI were the ones left standing at the end of both shows over the weekend.

My Opinion: 4 out of 5 – This was a fabulous main event. This is what you put on in a main event to close a show right. The new faction got put over so it has some power for the year. RUSH has already re-bounded quite well for losing the title pre-maturely to PCO. I love the simplicity of having two dominant factions at war with each other over the World Title. The nice thing is that everybody involved can wrestle, so that makes matches like this one fun to watch.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

While different than the previous ROH show, this was about as good as that already mentioned SNACS. Put a “K” into that fella and you’ve got something to eat! Okay, I’ll settle down. Overall, this wasn’t the perfect show, but it was a fun one.


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