Supercard of Honor has become known as one of the best ROH shows of the year that almost always lives up to its name. The next installment should be no different as we have a stacked card for the Chicago crowd. Roderick Strong gets his rematch against Eddie Edwards and The Briscoes’ feud with The All Night Express has driven them to a Chicago Street Fight. Let’s take a detailed look at all the matches:
ROH World Title Match
Eddie Edwards defends vs. Roderick Strong with Truth Martini
Eddie Edwards shocked the world when he defeated Roderick Strong at ‘Manhattan Mayhem IV’ to become the new ROH World Champion. So much so, in fact, that his name was trending worldwide on Twitter – a first for the company. Edwards has defended his title against Christopher Daniels and Chris Hero so far and now faces the messiah of the backbreaker. The House of Truth have recently been involved in a feud with El Generico and Colt Cabana. Strong defeated “The Generic Luchadore” in a No-DQ match at ‘ROH Revolution: USA’ and will now get his rematch in Chicago. Will Strong become only the second two-time ROH World Champion or will Eddie Edwards make his third successful title defence? We’ll have to wait until this Saturday for the answer.
Chicago Street Fight
Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. The All Night Express
These two teams faced off at ‘Manhattan Mayhem IV’ and after ANX picked up the win, The Briscoes attacked them. This led to a match at ‘Honor Takes Center Stage’ which The Briscoes won, the match will mostly be remembered from the amount of blood lost by Jay Briscoe who was wearing a proverbial crimson mask. Rhett Titus was also busted open during the match and The Briscoes then challenged Titus & Kenny King to a First Blood match which they duly accepted. Mark Briscoe bled first but the ref didn’t see it and The Briscoes were awarded the win after Rhett Titus bled. At ‘ROH Revolution: Canada’, ANX cost The Briscoes their chance at the ROH Tag Team Titles and this led to the Chicago Street Fight this weekend.
Special Challenge Match #1
Davey Richards vs. Charlie Haas
These two men have met before – they faced off at ‘Honor Takes Center Stage: Chapter Two’, one day after Haas & Benjamin had won the Tag Team titles. It was Haas & Benjamin who came out on top after some miscommunication between Richards and his Amerivan Wolves partner Eddie Edwards. Haas has been given the tough task of taking on Davey Richards in singles competition in Chicago. This will be Haas’ first singles bout in ROH and it couldn’t have come against a more focused opponent. Will Davey use his singles experience to good use and pick up an impressive victory that takes him closer to the World Title or will Haas show he can go it alone by proving why he’s one half of the best tag team on the planet?
Claudio Castagnoli with Shane Hagadorn vs. Shelton Benjamin
The other half of WGTT – Shelton Benjamin – will go toe-to-toe with a man he’s no strangers with. Claudio Castagnoli is one half of The Kings of Wrestling and must still be smarting after they lost the belts to Benjamin & Haas in Atlanta. A win for Claudio would surely give The Kings a good case for a rematch at the Tag Titles whilst a victory for Benjamin would do even more damage to the tag team royalty. Benjamin has history for being a successful singles wrestler but this will be the first time he’s gone it alone in ROH. This is an important match for both wrestlers and their respective teams so it will be interesting to see who
Special Challenge Match #2
Chris Hero with Shane Hagadorn vs. El Generico
Castagnoli’s tag team partner Chris Hero will also be in action as he faces off against El Generico. Generico is currently involved in a feud with the House of Truth after Christopher Daniels turned on him and his friend Colt Cabana at ‘Honor Takes Center Stage’. Generico beat Daniels at ‘ROH Revolution: Canada’ and now goes up against Chris Hero. “That Young Knockout Kid” is coming off a loss to Eddie Edwards in Toronto where Hero came up short in his bid for the ROH World Title. Both men will be looking to get a great win under their belts and this should be an excellent hard-hitting affair.
Non Title Grudge Match
World TV Champion Christopher Daniels with Truth Martini vs. Colt Cabana
As mentioned previously, Daniels turned on Generico and Cabana and sided with the House of Truth in Atlanta. Daniels beat Cabana at ‘ROH Revolution: USA’ after Truth Martini got involved and Cabana got a face full of the Book of Truth. Cabana recently challenged Daniels to another match and dared “The Fallen Angel” to put his TV Title on the line. Due to advice from ROH Officials, Daniels won’t be doing so but these two will face off once more in Chicago.
One Final Time
Steve Corino vs. “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett
Corino had been on a road to recovery after allowing evilness to overtake him in 2010. He was trying to leave behind his evil ways in 2011 and not rely on the dirty tactics during his matches. Things were going well for him until he came across Mike Bennett. Bennett was the one to provoke Corino to go back to his old habits and fall off the wagon at “Manhattan Mayhem IV.” The pair then went at it again at ‘ROH Revolution: Canada’ where Corino announced that he now has a sponsor. Bennett won again but the final match between these two will happen in Chicago. Brutal Bob is banned from ringside and Corino has said his sponsor will be there so this should be a very interesting match.
Homicide vs. Michael Elgin with Truth Martini
Homicide hasn’t been too impressive since his return to ROH and has been on the wrong side of The Embassy recently. He lost out to “The Project” Tommaso Ciampa at ‘Honor Takes Center Stage’ and in the rematch at ‘ROH Revolution: USA’ he was beaten again as Ciampa used Prince Nana’s crown to give him the win. In Chicago he’ll face yet another member of a faction but this time it’ll be The House of Truth’s Michael Elgin. Elgin has shown himself to be one of the strongest men in ROH and will be a very tough opponent for Homicide as he tries to get some wins.
Tag Team Action
The Bravado Brothers vs. Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly
Cole & O’Reilly are quickly becoming crowd favorites in ROH and rightly so. They have put on some fantastic matches in the last few months and although they haven’t picked up many wins, they’ve thrilled the crowd with their impressive offense. The Bravado Brothers keep asking to be booked by ROH and showed up at ‘ROH Revolution: Canada’ despite not being on the card. They told Cole & O’Reilly to step aside because they haven’t won enough matches and let the Bravados continue the ROH Revolution. Cole & O’Reilly had heard enough and hit the crowd, they then took out the Bravados and this match was signed. These are two young and hungry teams who are trying to prove their worth in ROH, a win for either team would give them a lot to shout about.
I’m sure you’ll agree that ‘Supercard of Honor VI’ is shaping up to be a fantastic event. All these matches plus ROH Director Cary Silkin has said that there is a huge surprise in store and has labelled Saturday as ‘the biggest night in ROH history’. As always, come back to ROHWorld.com to check the results of the show.