Ring of Honor – Supercard of Honor XII Preview

Ring of Honor – Supercard of Honor XII Preview

Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor XII is set to be ROH‘s biggest show of all time.

The annual WrestleMania weekend event, taking place this year on Saturday, April 7th, has seen considerable and steady growth. Last year’s show featured the main event of The Young Bucks defeating Matt and Jeff Hardy in a ladder match for the ROH Tag Team Championships. It was the company’s biggest box office to date, drawing a crowd of 3500 people to the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida. With the increase in popularity of independent wrestling over the last half decade, ROH is looking to have the biggest card in their history.

Supercard of Honor XII will see the continuation of the Bullet Club disintegration with the matches Hangman Page vs. Kota Ibushi and Cody vs. Kenny Omega. Hangman Page and Cody defeated Omega and Ibushi at Sakura Genesis on April 1st in the teams’ last interaction before their singles matches this Saturday.


The culmination of the Bullet Club year-long storyline will occur in the main event of Supercard of Honor XII. Ever since Cody attempted to throw in the towel for Kenny Omega during the historic 60-minute match with Kazuchika Okada at Dominion in June 2017, the tension has been building within the Bullet Club between ‘The Cleaner’ and ‘The American Nightmare’. One of the single biggest attractions in wrestling, Kenny Omega will perform a rare main event match for Ring of Honor and will likely put on an incredible performance with Cody. (Note: A longer preview of the Cody vs. Kenny Omega match is available here.)

Hangman Page has drastically stepped up his role in the Bullet Club in the last year both in the ring and with his personality on Being the Elite. Page will attempt to stop Kota Ibushi from coming between the Bullet Club when the two meet in New Orleans.

The semifinals and finals of the Women of Honor Championship tournament will occur, seeing Tenille Dashwood, formerly known as Emma in WWE, face Sumie Sakai in one semifinal match. On the other side of the bracket, Kelly Klein will take on Mayu Iwatani and the winners of the two semifinal matches will compete to crown the first ever Women of Honor Champion later on in the night.

In your required “mean guy match”, Punishment Martinez will wrestle Tomohiro Ishii in a match that will be rough and tough to say the least. With both men are looking to gain momentum in their respective promotions, ‘The Stone Pitbull’ will have a stiff task in trying to over ROH’s bruiser extraordinaire Martinez and make waves in pursuit of gold New Japan Pro Wrestling.

This year’s guaranteed spectacle match features SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky, Frankie Kazarian, and Christopher Daniels) taking on the unlikely trio of The Young Bucks and Flip Gordon in a ladder match for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championships. This match will likely steal the show from a high-spot standpoint, as The Young Bucks and Flip Gordon will go all out to ensure a another stellar ladder match performance. SoCal Uncensored has also shown the ability to hold their own with the much younger Young Bucks in big ladder matches in the past and, though the Kingdom has been barred from the building, there’s always a possibility of a run-in from Matt Taven’s crew so keep an eye out for that.


Also, Kenny King will defend his Ring of Honor World Television Championship against Silas Young in a Last Man Standing match that could be hit or miss depending on the performance of the men involved. The stipulation should help the drama of it considering the bout will be built around violence and the two men’s disdain for one another. The rivalry will likely be concluded with this match, so pay attention if you are looking to see the climax to this feud.

In a match filled with extraordinary talent and seeing an unlikely pairing of top global stars, Jay Lethal and Hiroshi Tanahashi will challenge Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions Mark and Jay Briscoe for their titles. The Briscoes won their record ninth Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship at ROH‘s 16th anniversary show cementing them to many as the greatest tag team in ROH history. Their first true test will come against the former ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and everyone will be waiting to see if two amazing singles wrestlers will be able to work together in order to defeat the greatest team in Ring of Honor right now.

In the match for momentum’s sake, Chuckie T and Jonathan Gresham will face off with both men looking to take advantage of this opportunity. Chuckie T has experienced success in Japan since his partner Baretta tore his bicep, Gresham is looking to pick up where he left off before suffering his own injury (knee) at the hands of Jay Lethal.

Finally, Dalton Castle will defend his Ring of Honor World Championship against ‘The Villain’ Marty Scurll. Scurll, coming off his best performance of his career against Will Ospreay at Sakura Genesis, aims to capture the ROH World Championship in order to return it to Bullet Club. Castle won the ROH World Championship at Final Battle from Scurll’s Bullet Club-mate Cody Rhodes and will face the biggest challenge of his reign this Saturday.


Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor XII will take place from New Orleans Louisiana of Saturday, April 7th.


6 years ago by Tempest


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