ROH TV Recap: Taiji Ishimori Vs. Roderick Strong, Women Of Honor, Title Match For BITW Confirmed

ROH this week opens with a match.

Colin Delaney vs. Mark Briscoe

They both do the Code of Honor and Delaney lands a series of strikes. Briscoe fights back and lands a shoulder knockdown. Briscoe lands a hip toss, followed by a spine buster. He then belly-to-belly suplexes Delaney, which sends him outside the ring. Briscoe kicks him through the ropes, which slams Delaney into the barrier. Briscoe then Suplexes Delaney onto the apron.

Things go back inside and Briscoe lands another Suplex. Delaney fights back with an elbow. Briscoe tries to get in more offense, but Delaney lands a kick, followed by a neckbreaker. He chokes Briscoe on the ropes and then lands a series of elbows. Briscoe comes back with Redneck Kung Fu. Delaney counters via a kick from the apron, followed by a skin the cat back senton/elbow move. Briscoe comes back and hits the Froggy Bow for the win.

Winner: Mark Briscoe

Then, video promos by Adam Cole and C & C are shown. Cole talks about the upcoming Columbus, OH event and C & C talk about texting for a free picture of them.

Nigel McGuinness is then in the ring with the Briscoe Brothers. McGuinness says he has thought a lot about Jay Briscoe's challenge to Mark last week and that he has decided to make it official for Best in the World on June 22nd, for the ROH World Championship.

The American Wolves then come out. Davey Richards says that Nigel is only half right about BITW. He says that it will be brother vs. brother, but that Richards and Edwards will be fighting over the title. He says he isn't trying to pick a fight with the Briscoe brothers, but the Wolves made BITW famous.

Steve Corino then leaves commentary and gets in the ring. He says he has beef with McGuinness. He talks some trash and then says that he is upset that Briscoe, Edwards and Richards are getting a title shot. He says that whoever is champ after BITW will have to face Matt Hardy.

Jay Briscoe then swings at Corino, who ducks. Briscoe hits Richards accidentally and they all start brawling in the center of the ring as refs come out and break them up. Michael Elgin walks out and watches them all fight.

Next, Veda Scott cuts a promo on MsChif. She says that MsChif thinks her inexperience is a target and that she thinks she is a nobody. Scott says she has nothing to lose from facing MsChif. She then asks McGuiness for a match against MsChif and says that no one will underestimate her again.

Cherry Bomb vs. MsChif

MsChif immediately lands multiple shots to the stomach. Cherry counters with a head scissors. Cherry lands a few roll up attempts, but MsChif finally stops her via headbutts. She then hits Cherry with a pair of clotheslines. She takes Cherry to the ropes and locks in a rope assisted camel clutch. MsChif keeps the offense up, choking Cherry on the ropes and kneeing her in the stomach. MsChif then locks in a submission where they're both standing and she has Cherry in a headlock with her left arm, while bending Cherry's left leg back and up with her right arm.

MsChif gets a near fall. She tries for another cover and Cherry counters into her Anger as Beauty submission. MsChif gets to the ropes and Cherry breaks the hold. Cherry lands a lariat and charges MsChif, who dodges and strikes her. Cherry does MsChif's scream and MsChif kicks her between the legs. MsChif starts landing a series of strikes and Veda Scott runs out and gets on the apron. She distracts MsChif and Cherry lands a missile dropkick and a Death Valley driver for the win.

Winner: Cherry Bomb

Inside ROH is then shown. They talk about the ROH event in San Antonio and ACH talks about how he is very excited to wrestle Jay Lethal in his hometown. He says ACH is pure motivation.

Then, Nigel McGuiness starts to talk about BITW, but Kevin Steen interrupts him. He asks about his rematch for the ROH Championship. McGuinness says that Steen didn't hold up his end of the deal at Border Wars when SCUM got a title shot. He then questions whether or not Steen is still with SCUM. Steen says he will take on all people in SCUM. McGuinness says that if Steen can defeat them all in singles matches he will get his rematch.

Next, Roderick Strong cuts a promo against Taiji Ishimori. He says that Ishimori is just the competition he was looking for. He says that he and Ishimori aren't strangers in Japan, but now Ishimori is facing Strong in ROH. He thanks McGuinness for the match.

Roderick Strong vs. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori

They both adhere to the Code of Honor and Strong goes to work on Ishimori's arm. Ishimori gets out, but Strong quickly regains control. They chain wrestle briefly and Ishimori dropkicks Strong, sending him to the outside. Ishimori goes for a baseball slide, but Strong dodges. Strong goes for a chop, but Ishimori dodges and lands one of his own. They exchange chops and Strong tries to whip Ishimori into the barrier. Ishimori stops him and keeps the attack up. He tries to go up top, but Strong stops him and lands a kick, followed by slamming Ishimori onto the apron.

Back from commercial and Strong is in control. He lands a backbreaker on Ishimori. Strong locks in a Chinlock, but Ishimori fights out. Strong drop toe holds him. He places Ishimori in the ropes and lands a shoulder to the back. He locks Ishimori in a bear hug, but Ishimori fights out. He tries to get some offense in, but Strong hits a pair of backbreakers. He chops Ishimori in the corner and tries to charge him, but Ishimori puts a boot up. Ishimori counters a powerbomb attempt into a DDT.

Ishimori then lands a handspring enziguri that sends Strong to the outside. He then lands a dive and takes Strong out. Things go back in the ring and Ishimori lands a series of knees, followed by a double boot stomp. He goes up top and Strong stops him with a kick. He goes for a superplex, but Ishimori counters and hits Strong with his knees. He tries to keep the attack up, but Strong shuts him down with another backbreaker. He tries for a half nelson backbreaker, but Ishimori reverses.

Ishimori tries for another handspring, but Strong catches him and reverses into a backbreaker, followed by the Strong Hold. Ishimori makes it to the ropes and Strong breaks the submission. Strong tries to attack again, but Ishimori counters into a Death Valley driver for a near pin fall. Ishimori hits a shining wizard for another near pin fall. He goes up top and goes for the 450 splash, but Strong moves. Strong hits Death by Roderick for a near pin fall. He goes for the Gibson Driver, but Ishimori counters with a hurricanrana.

They trade strikes and Strong hits a knee. He tries for the End of Heartache, but Ishimori counters into multiple kicks for a near pin fall. Ishimori goes up top and Strong follows. Ishimori counters by dropping him across the turnbuckle, followed by the 450 splash for the win.

Winner: Taiji Ishimori


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