Ring of Honor Wrestling
Supercard of Honor IX
Friday, March 27
The Sports House
Redwood City, CA
- ROH World Championship Match – Jay Briscoe (c) vs “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe
- ROH World Television Championship Match – Jay Lethal (c) vs Jushin “Thunder” Liger
- ROH World Tag Team Championship Match – reDRagon (c) vs the Kingdom w/ Maria Kanellis
- BJ Whitmer vs Jimmy Jacobs
- Michael Elgin vs Frankie Kazarian
- Christopher Daniels vs Roderick Strong
- ACH vs. Mark Briscoe
The buzz around the ninth edition of ROH’s Supercard of Honor has centered on the show running directly against NXT and the rumored departures of many featured talents. Lost in the news is that the event looks promising.
Jimmy Jacobs and BJ Whitmer will settle their decade long feud on the show’s undercard. This will not be a mat classic but should a fun trip down memory lane for long time ROH fans.
The Addiction will a brief reprieve as a tag team to focus on singles competition. Christopher Daniels will lock horns against Roderick Strong in what could be a special match if it given enough time. Frankie Kazarian will challenge the promotion’s resident powerhouse, Michael Elgin. The quality of this match will surprise fans.
In a just announced contest, ACH will look to pick up momentum when he clashes with multiple time tag champion and renowned wild man Mark Briscoe. Fans should expect a fast paced match from both competitors.
The Kingdom duo of Matt Taven & Michael Bennett have picked up several big wins on recent shows, including a feud clincher against The Briscoes. Due to that, the team earned the right to challenge reDRagon for the ROH Tag Team Titles. Do not be surprised if they spring the upset and unseat the seemingly unbeatable Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly.
Legendary high flyer Jushin “Thunder” Liger makes his ROH return in a Television Title Match against Jay Lethal. Even though a title win for Liger is not likely, he and the standard bearer for the HOT will have a solid contest.
The main event of the evening is one of the most anticipated matches of the weekend. Samoa Joe returns to claim the belt he put on the map. His opponent is a foe that Joe clashed with in the early days of his legendary reign as champion. Over ten years ago, Jay Briscoe was a young upstart who took Joe to his limit but was turned back at each challenge. Now, Briscoe is a dominant two time ROH champion who has not lost in in over two years. Ring of Honor’s past and present collide in a fight that means quite a bit to both men in what has the potential to be one of the best matches of the year.
“Supercard of Honor IX” might lack the sex appeal that previous ROH WrestleMania weekend shows had, but the card is solid. Each match has the potential to deliver the goods on a show that is a dark horse contender to be the best of the weekend.