ROH Supercard Of Honor – Thoughts & Predictions (Updated)

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Ring Of Honor Supercard of Honor
Thoughts & Predictions
March 30, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Coming up on Friday evening, April 1, 2022, it’s the annual Ring of Honor Supercard. This is the first event under the management of Tony Khan and as of this writing, Wednesday morning, six matches have officially been announced. It’s live from Dallas, Texas, and will air on traditional pay-per-view, FITE.TV, and for Honor Club subscribers. So are you ready for some predictions? Let’s do this.

ROH Champion Jonathan Gresham vs. ROH Champion Bandido to unify the Championship.

If I recall the story correctly, Bandido was the recognized ROH Champion but was forced to miss the last ROH PPV due to Covid, and since a title match was needed, Gresham wrestled and won the title at that event. And since then, both Gresham and Bandido have been making title defenses across the globe, claiming to be the one true ROH Champion. And now, here we are and it’s put up or shut up as both men bring their titles to Supercard for a unification match.

So what should we expect from this match and who’s going to win? We should expect a great fight because both of these men are very talented and have great chemistry. As for who takes that victory lap at the final bell, I think that Gresham is the man to watch. He’s been far more active and in the spotlight and in my opinion, would be the better man to represent ROH in the weeks and months to come.

Winner and NEW Unified ROH World Champion: Jonathan Gresham

Update: Breaking news: Chavo Guerrero Jr. has signed on as the manager for Bandido as he defends his ROH World Championship in a title unification fight against the other man holding ROH World Championship gold, Jonathan Gresham. My prediction was Jonathan Gresham to be the man to win it all, but now we have Chavito added to the mix. Does that change things? Not really. I still expect Gresham to be the man who comes out on top here.

STILL Winner and NEW Unified ROH World Champion: Jonathan Gresham

ROH Tag Team Champions The Briscoes vs. FTR.

This is the first-ever match between the ROH Hall of Famers and the current greatest team in pro wrestling and it should be one hell of a slobber knocker. They had a brief brawl a few months ago and have been working towards and teasing this match ever since. It’s an ROH-themed event so obviously, The Briscoes have the advantage here and the crowd will be on their side. I just hope that this is the first of many and we get to see several fights between Dem’ Boys and FTR over the weeks and months to come. That though, all depends on how Tony Khan decides to use The Briscoes since apparently, having them as part of AEW is out of the question. Look for a lot of brawling, a lot of shenanigans, and a lot of great tag-team wrestling in this match. And although my personal preference is for FTR to take that trip to the pay window, I think it will be the Briscoes who come out on top.

Winners: Mark & Jay Briscoes.

Jay Lethal vs. Lee Moriarty with Matt Sydal.

Lee Moriarty is good and is going to be a big star one day. But this Friday is not the day it happens. Look for Jay Lethal, who should be a top guy in AEW or WWE right now, to take home the big win.

Winner: Jay Lethal

Shane Strickland vs. Alex Zayne.

Again, we have two guys who look good, are impressive in that ring, and can really go. Shane is the bigger name here though and the one I’ve seen more of and know more of. Thus, he’s the one I’m picking here.

Winner: Shane Strickland

ROH Pure Champion Josh Woods vs. Wheeler Yuta.

Admittingly, I’m not very familiar with Josh Woods. I’ve seen him wrestle maybe three times if that, and while he’s good, he just doesn’t do it for me. Yuta, I know mainly from AEW and his brief time with the Best Friends, and then his moment in the spotlight, getting slapped by William Regal. I think that moment is the key and will have Yuta trying extra hard to go above and beyond to impress Mr. Regal. Hell, I wouldn’t even be surprised to see Regal make an appearance to motivate and maybe pull a Will Smith on Yuta once more. And I think we’ll have a new champion at the end of the night.

Winner and NEW ROH Pure Champion: Wheeler Yuta

Mercedes Martinez vs. Willow Nightingale Singles match to determine the interim ROH Women’s World Champion.

So let’s get this straight. Deonna Purrazzo is the current ROH Women’s Champion, but seeing how she has a prior commitment to Impact Wrestling, where she also wrestles, Tony Khan decided to create an interim champion, who will wrestle Purrazzo at a later date. Makes sense, I guess. Hell, it worked for AEW when Cody had to miss a show due to Covid, so why not do it here as well. And the two competitors are Mercedes Martinez and Willow Nightingale. I know who Mercedes is, but who is this Nightingale chick? It doesn’t matter really. I like her name and sometimes, that’s all you need. Based on creativity alone, I’m going with Willow Nightingale for the win.

Winner and NEW Interim ROH Women’s Champion: Willow Nightingale

And there you go. I’m sure that more matches will be added over the next two days and if that happens, I’ll try to get back here and add them on. And I guess that’s it for now. I’ll be back probably later today with more predictions for the NXT Stand & Deliver Event, and then later this week, Wrestlemania. My thanks for reading. Until the next time, take care and be good. I’ll see you at the matches.

Update: I called it. Two new matches added. Here you go.

ROH World Television Championship Match
Rhett Titus (c) versus New Japan’s Minou Suzuki

Suzuki is one of New Japan’s best workers and truly a legend in the making. Rhett Titus is an impressive dude as well and has been a good representative for ROH as their television championship. For the long-range picture, my choice would be to have Titus retain his title and continue as champion, but… and you knew there was a but coming, right? Suzuki didn’t fly all the way from Japan to lose. It’s just that simple. So look for some hot-shot booking and a title switch here.

Winner and NEW ROH World Television Champion: Minou Suzuki

Ninja Mack versus Tully Blanchard’s new client.

Ninja Mack had an open challenge to wrestle anyone and Hall of Fame legend Tully Blanchard stepped up to sign the contract on behalf of his new client. Now the mystery is who this new client will be. I’m not going to speculate or guess because it honestly could be anyone. Well, anyone except for the Great Khali or Marko Stunt. Marko has been tweeting from home for the past few days, doing the woe is me stuff. I know that Timothy Thatcher is in the area and wrestled last night. That would be awesome to see and he & Tully would make a great team. But I’m speculating and have not a clue. But I’ll say this. Whoever the mystery client is, I think they’ll be walking out of ROH Supercard of Honor with a win under their belt. Tully means winning, most of the time anyhow.

Winner: Tully Blanchard’s Mystery Client

And there you go. All updated with the most recent stuff. Thanks for reading. Questions, comments, and any thoughts are welcome and appreciated. Enjoy the show tonight and the NXT and Wrestlemania events tomorrow and Sunday. I’ll see you at the matches.

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