By VINCENT CRAIG, Guest Writer
Ring of Honor (ROH) made the trip to the Ford Community and Performing Arts this Saturday with a main event that involved an eight person, two team tag match featuring the biggest stars of ROH such as the Briscoe Brothers, The Young Bucks, Dalton Castle and Colt Cabana. The two teams were divided into ROH champions and the other with the contenders.
Starting off the night was the typical code of honor, exclusive to ROH, where the wrestlers shake hands before every match.
The main event narrative was much bigger than the names that were on it. With the champions team, ROH Heavyweight champion Bobby Fish was excluded from his team of other champions. After sending Jay Briscoe home, Fish’s night was over as well as he succumbed to Castle by pinfall.
After it was just The Young Bucks against Castle and Cabana, the ROH Tag Team title was put on the line. Castle started out with a suplex clinic as he almost finished the champs with consecutive suplexes. The Young Bucks managed to stay in the match and use their famous super kicks and RKO’s to finish off Colt Cabana after a 40 minute main event.
“He and I just went toe-to-toe with two of the best wrestlers out there,” said Cabana. “Those guys are an amazing tag team.”
The in-ring announcer was brought into the action by Kelly Klein. Klein attacked the ring announcer, causing her night to end early. This mysterious women’s match was unannounced and caught many of the fans and other wrestlers off guard.
“You people think that there has been a women’s revolution in wrestling,” said Silas Young, one-half of a tag team duo with The Beer City Bruiser, during his in-ring speech. “[If] you think there are great women’s athletes out there, you’re wrong.”
In the co-main event, former ROH champion Jay Lethal used his patented ‘Lethal Injection’ to finish his match with Frankie Kazarian. After four straight attempts at pinfall, Lethal finally hit a German suplex that almost ended the bout. Kazarian recovered to land a jumping RKO to almost finish it himself before Lethal was able to effectively use his finishing sequence.
The real story came from the hometown boys who returned to their roots for the second time this year. As chants of ‘Motor City!’ roared down from the crowd, the hometown Motor City Machine Guns were victorious over Silas and Bruiser.
“It feels so good to be home,” said Alex Shelley.
“Detroit [area] has such an impact on the world,” said Shelley. “The culture here, the people here, the music here, the art here all has an impact on the world.”
“Not so much the Lions though,” Shelley added.
A proper ending to the show came from the main event loser Cabana as he summarized the feelings everyone has after the ROH shows in Dearborn.
“DEARBORN! Let’s do it again next year.”