ROH Death Before Dishonor XV Results and Analysis

Death Before Dishonor XV
Ring of Honor
September 22nd, 2017
Sam’s Town Live
Las Vegas, Nevada


  1.  Bully Ray & the Briscoes defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan, Vinny Marseglia)

    • Despite Bully Ray and Jay Briscoe seemingly falling out of sync again, the Briscoes were able to pick up the win and advance. The win earned them a shot at the 6-Man tag-team titles.
    • Bully Ray and the Briscoes may only have 2 opponents later as the Young Bucks partner, Hangman Page, is missing.
  2. Marty Scurll (Bullet Club) defeated Chuck Taylor

    • This was a very even match right down to the very end.
    • Scurll used the position of the referee to secure in the Chicken-Wing and get the win.
    • With a win on the PPV, Scurll might be back in contention for the ROH TV championship.
    • Scurll is now 13-3 in ROH televised singles matches.
    • This was Chuck Taylor’s first ever singles match in ROH.
  3. .Las Vegas Street Fight
    Punishment Martinez defeated Jay White

    • This was the 4th time these two had met. White had won the previous 3 matches.
    • Martinez put White through a structure of chairs and chokeslammed him onto thumbtacks for the win.
  4. ROH 6-Man Tag Team Championships
    the Hung Bucks (Bullet Club) (c) defeated Bully Ray and the Briscoes

    • Hangman Page had been missing ever since ROH’s UK tour. He showed up just before the match and it appeared as though his hands were duct taped. What happened there?
    • After discension had been teased between the two all match, Jay Briscoe turned on Bully Ray. He hit him in the head with a table and Page pinned him for the win.
    • Mark Briscoe stayed with Bully Ray after the match was over.
  5. ROH TV Championship
    Kenny King defeated Kushida (c) (new champion)

    • An upset here and probably the biggest win of Kenny King’s career.
    • It was a clean victory and should solidfy King as a top guy in ROH.
    • King is a hometown guy from Vegas and his daughter was in attendance. Kushida’s mother was also in attendance.
    • King is just the 12th person to win the title, and his reign is the 16th in history.
    • Kushida held the belt for 131 days and defended it 5x before losing to King.
  6. Last Man Standing Match
    Silas Young defeated Jay Lethal

    • At the end of the match Silas ziptied Lethal’s hand to the ladder. Both of them then went crashing through the ladder but the zipty look like it broke. Silas barely got to his feet before 10 and Lethal didn’t.
    • This was the 8th time these two have wrestled. Lethal has won 5 and Young has won 3.
    • Defeating a former world champion should earn Silas some type of opportunity from ROH match makers. It could even earn him a shot at the ROH World championship.
  7. ROH Tag Team Championship
    the Motor City Machine Guns defeated the Young Bucks (c) (new champions)

    • Commentary mentioned that MCMG are 0-4-1 in ROH tag team championship matches. A video before the match talked about how important winning these titles are to them.
    • Young Bucks already had to wrestle once this night, but they didn’t seem to show the effects of what was a somewhat short match earlier in the night.
    • MCMG picked up the clean victory to win the championships for the first time in their careers.
    • the Young Bucks looked as though they were going to be poor sports about the loss but ended up putting the belts on the winners.
    • MCMG are the 30th team to win the belts and they begin the 49th reign in championships lineage.
    • Young Bucks held the belts for 174 days, it was their 3rd reign with them. They defended them successfully 6x before losing them here.
  8. ROH World Championship
    Cody (Bullet Club) (c) defeated Minoru Suzuki

    • Suzuki didn’t have Suzuki-Gun with him, but to his credit Cody didn’t bring out any members of Bullet Club.
    • Cody just straight up won with the Cross Rhodes.
    • Cody’s reign is the 27th in the history of the title and he is the 24th ROH world champion.
    • He has now defended the title successfully 6x