Honor Rising 2019 Results & Updated ROH/NJPW Rankings

ROH/NJPW Honor Rising 2019
ROH/NJPW Honor Rising 2019

Honor Rising 2019 Results & Updated ROH/NJPW Rankings

  1. News & Updates
  2. Honor Rising 2019 Results
  3. Upcoming Matches
  4. Rankings
  5. ROH & NJPW Rankings and Championship Landscape  2/24/19

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News & Updates

  • The big news coming out of the 2-night Honor Rising event is the title vs title tag-team title match booked for the G1 Supercard from MSG. With the Guerillas of Destiny defeating Evil and Sanada and the Briscoes defeating Fin Juice, the closing moment of Honor Rising involved the two teams booking themselves against each other with each team’s titles on the line.
  • The Briscoes still have a big test ahead of them in ROH before they get to Madison Square Garden, however. They are scheduled to defend their titles against PCO & Brody King at ROH’s Anniversary show on March 15th.
  • NJPW plans to release the names of all 16 New Japan Cup participants tomorrow. The winner of the tournament will move on to face Jay White for the title at Madison Square Garden on April 6th.
  • Jushin Liger picked up a pinfall victory over IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Taiji Ishimori in a preliminary tag match on night 2. Liger won with a roll-up and we’ll look to do the same on March 6th when he challenges Ishimori on the NJPW Anniversary show.
  • Toru Yano and Colt Cabana formed a new comedy-centric tag-team on the shows as well. This was as a result of Yano’s frequent cheating and Delirious growing upset with Cabana for shaking Yano’s hand after their match on night 1.
  • Dalton Castle was said to be upset in the back following his loss in a NEVER Openweight title match to Will Ospreay. Castle has seemed irritated in general as of late, especially at his boys. The boys didn’t make the trip to Korakuen Hall but all the same, Castle seems moody lately.
  • Will Ospreay pinned Jeff Cobb in tag action on night 2. Considering nobody has pinned Cobb in ROH, this result could set up a future match between the two. Both had defended their titles successfully on night 1. Perhaps Ospreay will want a crack at Cobb’s ROH TV title as a result.
  • Finally, David Finlay dislocated his shoulder on night 2. The shoulder was popped back into place and Finlay says he’s just waiting to get the injury assessed.
  • Jay Lethal made more history on the tour as well. He defended his title for the 39th time (across both of his world title reigns), passing Nigel McGuiness and Bryan Danielson who he was each tied with for the record of most all time. Lethal defeated TK O’Ryan on night 2 and now has only Matt Taven of the Kingdom left to go.

Honor Rising 2019 Results

Honor Rising Night 1
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Marty Scurll defeated Ren Narita
  2. Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Shota Umino
  3. Jonathan Gresham & Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori
  4. David Finlay & Juice Robinson, Toa Henare & Tomoaki Honma defeated Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe
  5. NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Title Match
    Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano (c) defeated Cheeseburger, Colt Cabana & Delirious
  6. NEVER Openweight Title Match
    Will Ospreay (c) defeated Dalton Castle
  7. ROH World Television Title Match
    Jeff Cobb (c) defeated Hirooki Goto
  8. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jay Lethal & Kazuchika Okada defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)

Honor Rising Night 2
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Jonathan Gresham & Toa Henare defeated TAKA Michinoku & Zack Sabre Jr.
  2. Marty Scurll defeated Robbie Eagles
  3. Colt Cabana & Toru Yano defeated Cheeseburger & Delirious
  4. Hirooki Goto & Will Ospreay defeated Dalton Castle & Jeff Cobb
  5. Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito defeated Matt Taven & Vinny Marseglia
  6. ROH World Title Match
    Jay Lethal (c) defeated TK O’Ryan
  7. IWGP Tag Team Title Match
    Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (Guerillas of Destiny) defeated (EVIL & SANADA (c) – new champions
  8. ROH World Tag Team Title Match
    The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) (c) defeated David Finlay & Juice Robinson

Upcoming Matches

NJPW Anniversary 2019
Ota City General Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    Taiji Ishimori (c) (Bullet Club) vs Jushin Liger
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    Shingo Takagi & BUSHI (c) (LIJ) vs Sho & Yoh (Roppongi 3K)


NJPW Rankings 2/24/19

IWGP Heavyweight Champion: Jay White
IWGP Intercontinental Champion: Tetsuya Naito
NEVER Openweight Champion: Will Ospreay

  1. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  2. Kazuchika Okada
  3. Kota Ibushi
  4. Zack Sabre Jr.
  5. Minoru Suzuki
  6. EVIL
  7. Bad Luck Fale
  8. Sanada
  9. Juice Robinson
  10. Hirooki Goto

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion: Taiji Ishimori

  1. Bushi
  2. Ryusuke Taguchi
  3. El Desperado
  4. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  5. Jushin Liger
  6. Tiger Mask IV

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (Guerillas of Destiny – Bullet Club)

  1. Evil & Sanada (LIJ)
  2. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano (CHAOS)
  3. Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. (Killer Elite Squad – Suzuki-Gun)
  4. David Finlay & Juice Robinson (Fin Juice)
  5. Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki (Suzuki-Gun)
  6. Michael Elgin & Jeff Cobb

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions: Shingo Takagi & Bushi (LIJ)

  1. Sho & Yoh (Roppongi 3K – CHAOS)
  2. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (Suzuki-Gun)
  3. Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask

 ROH Rankings 2/24/19

ROH World Champion: Jay Lethal
TV Champion: Jeff Cobb

  1. Nick Aldis (NWA World Champion)
  2. Marty Scurll (owed title match – Survival of the Fittest)
  3. Flip Gordon (owed title match – Sea of Honor) (injured)
  4. Matt Taven
  5. Zack Sabre Jr.
  6. Bandido
  7. Rush
  8. Shane Taylor
  9. Dalton Castle
  10. Kenny King
  11. Rocky Romero
  12. Silas Young (owed TV title match)
  13. Jonathan Gresham
  14. Bully Ray
  15. Tracy Williams
  16. Mark Haskins
  17. Eli Isom
  18. Beer City Bruiser

Women Of Honor World Champion: Mayu Iwatani

  1. Kelly Klein
  2. Sumie Sakai
  3. Madison Rayne
  4. Karen Q
  5. Thunder Rosa
  6. Holidead

ROH World Tag Team Champions: The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay Briscoe)
6-Man Tag Team Champions: The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan, & Vinny Marseglia)

  1. Villian Enterprises (PCO, Brody King) (owed title match – Tag Wars 2019)
  2. Fin Juice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay)
  3. Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham
  4. MVP & Kenny King
  5. The Bouncers
  6. Coast 2 Coast
  7. Shinobi Shadow Squad


ROH/NJPW Championship Landscape

NJPW Championship Landscape 2/24/19

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Champion: Jay White
Won: from Hiroshi Tanahashi (Osaka 2/11/19)
Title Defenses:
Upcoming Challengers: Will defend against the winner of the New Japan Cup on 4/6/19

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Champion: Taiji Ishimori
Won: From KUSHIDA (Wrestle Kingdom 13)
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: Ryusuke Taguchi (Osaka 2/11/19)
Upcoming Challengers: Jushin Liger (3/6/19)

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Tetsuya Naito
Won: from Chris Jericho (Wrestle Kingdom 13)
Defenses: 1
Challengers: Taichi (2/3/19)
Upcoming Challengers:

NEVER Openweight Championship
Champion: Will Ospreay
Won: from Kota Ibushi (Wrestle Kingdom 13)
Defenses: 1
Challengers: Dalton Castle (2/22/19)

IWGP United States Championship
Champion: Juice Robinson
Won: from Cody (Wrestle Kingdom 13)
Title Defenses: None

Contenders: Beretta
Will face champion on New Beginning in USA (will update after shows air on NJPWWorld, assuming they do)

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Champions: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (Guerillas of Destiny) (5x)
Won: from Evil & Sanada (Honor Rising 2/23/19)
Title Defenses: 0 (2 all-time)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Champions: Shingo Takagi & Bushi
Won: from Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (Suzuki-Gun) (Wrestle Kingdom 13) (triple threat match which also involved Roppongi 3K)
Title Defences: 1
Challengers: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (Suzuki-Gun) (2/3/19)
Upcoming Challengers: Roppongi 3K (3/6/19)

NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships
Champions: Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano
Won: from Tonga/Loa/Ishimori 1/30/19 (Road to New Beginning)
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: Cheeseburger, Delirious, & Colt Cabana (2/22/19)

ROH Championship Landscape

ROH World Championship
Champion: Jay Lethal
Won: defeated Cody, Dalton Castle, and Matt Taven (ROH TV 6/30/18)
Defenses: 10 (39 all-time)
Challengers: Mark Haskins (ROH), Flip Gordon (All In), Jonathan Gresham (ROH), Will Ospreay (DBD), Silas Young (GBH Baltimore), Kenny King (Global Wars: Toronto), Cody (Final Battle 2018), Dalton Castle (Honor Reigns Supreme), defeated Vinny Marseglia (Road to G1 1/25/19), defeated TK O’Ryan (2/23/19)

Women Of Honor
Champion: Mayu Iwatani
Won: defeated Kelly Klein (Bound By Honor 2/10/19)
Defenses: 0

ROH Tag Team Championships
Champion: The Briscoe Brothers
Won: from SCU (Final Battle 2018)
Defenses: 2
Challengers: SCU (ROH TV), defeated Chuckie T & Colt Cabana (ROH TV 2/16/19), Fin Juice (2/23/19)

ROH TV Championship
Champion: Jeff Cobb
Won: from Punishment Martinez (ROH 10/22/18)
Defenses: 3
Challengers: Hangman Page (Final Battle 2018), Rocky Romero (2/10/19), Hirooki Goto (2/22/19)

ROH 6-Man Tag Team Championships
Champions: the Kingdom
Won: Cody and the Young Bucks (Survival of the Fittest)
Defenses: 1
Challengers: Dalton Castle and the Boys (Global Wars: Lewiston)