ROH Supercard of Honor III

March 29, 2008

March 29, 2008 – Orlando, Florida

Shingo & BxB Hulk vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico [Supercard of Honor III]
Shingo and Hulk come out to Hulk’s music, so Hulk gets to dance. The crowd is into it. Generico and Hulk start. They trade holds on the mat. Hulk hits a dropkick. Steen tags in and hits shoulder tackles. Hulk hits the Mouse and a leg lariat. Shingo tags in and wants to tough it out with Steen. They absorb each other’s shoulder tackles. Steen sends Shingo to the floor and Generico hits a double springboard somersault onto him. Back in the ring Steen gets 2. Generico tags in and gets chopped to the mat. Hulk tags in and hits a standing moonsault after a DDT from Shingo. Shingo hits a kneedrop for 2. Hulk tags in and they hit a dropkick/back suplex combo. Steen tags in and hits an elbow on Hulk for 2. He hits an elbowdrop for 2. Generico tags in and hits a standing moonsault for 2. Steen tags in and hits the somersault legdrop for 2. He hits a backbreaker for 2. Generico tags in and hits a leg lariat for 2. Steen tags in and mocks Hulk’s attempts to tag out. He hits a bodyslam for 2. Generico tags in and eats a dropkick. Hulk dropkicks Steen to hit a moonsault on Generico. Steen hits a senton on Generico by mistake. Shingo tags in and hits DDTs on both opponents. He hits an exploder on Steen. He hits a spinebuster on Generico for 2.

Hulk hits a standing shooting star press for 2. Steen hits a thrust kick on Shingo and a powerbomb on Hulk. He hits Hulk with the pumphandle neckbreaker for 2. Hulk catches Steen up top with a leg lariat. Generico hits Shingo with the swinging DDT. Generico launches Hulk into the air, but it allows him to dropkick Steen up top. Shingo suplexes Generico. He hits the Yo Throw for 2. Hulk hits the EVO for 2. He hits Steen with the Mouse but eats a lariat. Shingo hits a lariat on Steen. Generico hits a top rope crossbody on Shingo. Steen hits Shingo with a Cactus Clothesline. Generico hits Hulk with the Yakuza kick and the Half & Half. Steen hits the Swanton Bomb for 2. Hulk dodges the moonsault. Shingo hits Steen with the Blood Fall for 2. Hulk hits Generico with the FTX, which Lenny Leonard wrongly calls the EVOP, for 2. Shingo and Hulk hit a Doomsday Leg Lariat for 2. Steen misses a charge and falls to the floor so Hulk follows him out with a moonsault off the top. Shingo hits Generico with a lariat. He hits a super Original Falconry for 2. He hits the Pumping Bomber but Generico pops up. Shingo hits it again. He hits the Last Falconry for the win. This was actually better then both teams’ matches from the night before. It’s going to be incredibly difficult for the Typhoon vs. Muscle Outlaw’z match to top this.
Rating: ****¼

Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino & Genki Horiguchi vs. CIMA, Ryo Saito & Dragon Kid [Supercard of Honor III]
You know the drill here. Just like the past two years these six guys flip around at speeds that shouldn’t be humanly possible while hitting moves that defy the imagination. Rather than list them (since none of them really lead to another or to the finish) I’ll give you a little background about what was going on between these guys in Dragon Gate. Yoshino & Doi were at odds with their group, the Muscle Outlaw’z, because of problems between Yoshino and certain stable mates (Horiguchi & Yasushi Kanda). On the Typhoon side Saito was having problems with CIMA because he wanted a shot at CIMA’s Open the Dream Gate Championship (the top belt in Dragon Gate). None of that really manifests in this match until after the finish. The Outlaw’z win after Doi hits the Muscle Bomb on Kid. Saito won’t celebrate the great match with his teammates because he’s so focused on fighting CIMA. Doi & Yoshino fill in for Saito, celebrating with Kid and CIMA, seriously bothering Horiguchi. Things came to a head a couple months later in Dragon Gate. Shingo joined up with the Outlaw’z, turning on Hulk and renaming the group Real Hazard. Doi & Yoshino left the Outlaw’z and formed World 1 with Hulk and a couple others. Saito reconciled with CIMA and Typhoon remained in tact. As for this match it’s everything you’d expect it would be; an incredibly fast spot-fest that sent the fans home happy. It was a worthy main event to this astonishing show and as good (possibly even better) than the last two installments of this match.
Rating: ****½

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