Supercard of Honor XII was set to be an especially intense one due to all the intra-factional drama that’s been going on with Bullet Club in ROH, NJPW, and on their web series, Being The Elite. The tension between faction leader Kenny Omega and relatively new member Cody first reared its head at Dominion last year, and intensified when Cody went after Omega’s former tag team partner, Kota Ibushi.
The rivalry rose to the next level when Omega and Ibushi reunited as the Golden Lovers. Cody finally claimed to be leader of Bullet Club, and was accepted as such by some of the group. The main event of Supercard was set as Kenny vs. Cody for BC leadership. At NJPW Sakura Genesis, we saw the two men compete in a tag team match in which Cody and Hangman Adam Page brutally targeted Ibushi during and after the bout.
Cody at one point seemed like the favorite for the leadership position, but has since lost support from everyone but Page. He tried to change the iconic Bullet Club logo and was told to remove the name of the faction from the sleeves because he didn’t get the rest of the group’s approval. The Young Bucks realized he was manipulating them in the latest BTE, and we have yet to see if they’ll confront him about it. AND we’ve got all this Biz Cliz-on-Biz Cliz violence coming up at Wrestling Dontaku!
Here are the SPOILERS and results from ROH Supercard Of Honor XII.
1. Chuckie T. def. Jonathan Gresham. The newest member of Chaos also appears be on good terms with his Best Friend Trent Beretta again.
2. Punishment Martinez def. Tomohori Ishii. Martinez defeated the new RevPro champion and Chaos member in a singles match.
3. Kota Ibushi def. Hangman Adam Page. Ibushi pinned Page after a Kamigoye knee strike.
4. Women Of Honor Championship Match: Sumie Sakai def. Kelly Klein. Sakai become the first ever WOH Champion after knocking out Klein with a DDT. (You can watch their semi-finals matches for free on the preshow here!)
5. ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Ladder Match: SoCal Uncensored (c) def. The Young Bucks and Flip Gordon. The Kingdom, who were SoCal Uncensored’s original opponents before they were banned from Supercard of Honor by Bully Ray, interfered and attacked the Young Bucks, then SCU. The Young Bucks and SoCal Uncensored teamed up to kick them out of the ring. Christopher Daniels climbed the ladder to retrieve the belts and win.
– The Kingdom stole the championship belts from Daniels after the match.
6. ROH World Tag Team Championship Match: The Briscoes (c) def. Jay Lethal and Hiroshi Tanahashi. Lethal was pinned after the Briscoes hit the Doomsday Device.
– After the video package for Kenny King vs. Silas Young, Austin Aries showed up with his five title belts and challenged whichever man won the match for their ROH World Television Championship.
7. ROH World Television Championship Last Man Standing Match: Silas Young def. Kenny King (c.)
– Aries ran in to save King from a post-match attack by Young and Beer City Bruiser.
– Cheeseburger and Bully Ray vs. The Dawgs (a previously unscheduled match) ended in a no-contest. Bully Ray chokeslammed Cheeseburger and called him (and Will Ospreay, Flip Gordon, and Ricochet) entitled, and said they’re killing the wrestling business. Joe Koff and Flip Gordon came to Cheeseburger’s aid, but Bully Ray threatened to piledrive Cheeseburger, breaking his neck and prompting the Louisiana State Athletic Commission to shut down the show. (ROH, like WWE, is except from the notorious banned moves list.) Bully Ray powerbombed Cheeseburger and left the ring.
8. Cody def. Kenny Omega. While the ref and both competitors were down, the Young Bucks entered the ring. They looked conflicted for a moment, but decided to superkick Cody. They missed and hit Omega instead. Cody hit Kenny with a Cross Rhodes to win the match.
– During the match, Kenny V-Triggered Brandi Rhodes through a table and Flip Gordon helped her to the back.
9. ROH World Championship Match: Dalton Castle (c) def. Marty Scurll. Castle pinned Scurll after a Bangarang.