Tossing Salt Presents:
ROH Supercard of Honor 2023
Thoughts & Predictions
March 30, 2023
Tomorrow night, live on PPV and FITE.TV, coming from Los Angeles, CA, piggybacking off of Wrestlemania, is the Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor, the 2023 edition, featuring stars from AEW, ROH, Triple AAA, and New Japan Pro Wrestling. It’s a loaded card with six titles on the line, and you know what that means. Prediction time. Let’s do this.
‘Reach for the Sky’ Ladder match for the vacant ROH Tag Team Championship: The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fénix) vs. Top Flight (Dante Martin and Darius Martin) vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) vs. Aussie Open (Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher) vs. La Facción Ingobernable (Rush and Dralístico).
Ten men in the ring and one ladder to crown new ROH Tag Team Champions. This match will be wild and crazy and if everyone manages to walk away without getting busted open, needing stitches, and maybe a concussion or two, I’ll be very surprised. I think the Lucha Brothers are probably the favorites, but my gut says differently. The Kingdom, who will be accompanied by manager/valet Maria Kanellis, are just standing out to me among the many names listed and I just have that feeling that this will be their night.
Winners and NEW ROH Tag Team Champions: The Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven) w/ Maria Kanellis.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship: The Embassy (Brian Cage, Kaun, and Toa Liona) with Prince Nana) (c) vs. AR Fox, Blake Christian, and Metalik.
I like the Embassy team and their manager, Prince Nana, has always made me laugh ever since I saw him as part of a Roast for Jim Cornette. The other team, it’s an odd mix and doesn’t make much sense to me, but AR Fox is a rising star for AEW and they have to use him somehow. On paper, The Embassy should win, but for some reason, it seems that every time Brian Cage starts doing well, Tony Khan likes to squash him and make him start over again. Will that be the case here too? Sadly, I think so. We’re looking at new champions.
Winners and NEW ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: AR Fox, Blake Christian, and Metalik.
ROH World Television Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c): Samoa Joe vs. Mark Briscoe.
Mark Briscoe wins here. No explanation is needed. A rough match that takes both men to the limit, but the finish can go no other way, nor should it.
Winner and NEW ROH World Television Champion: Mark Briscoe
ROH Women’s Championship Match: Athena (c) vs. Yuka Sakazaki
Athena has been less than impressive with her run as the ROH Women’s Championship. I wasn’t much impressed with her when she was in WWE and she’s gotten progressively worse since then. I’m not sure about who Sakazaki even is, but I did look her up and it seems that she and Athena have been building a story for a while now and this match is the payoff. Athena needs to go back to wrestling school and learn to work more safely. I’m calling a new champion here.
Winner and NEW ROH Women’s Champion: Yuka Sakazaki.
ROH Pure Championship Match: Wheeler Yuta (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata
Yuta is currently on fire as part of the BCC squad in AEW, and yes, I mean BCC, not BBC regardless of what some may think. Yuta would probably be way underqualified for that distinction anyhow. But back to this match. Yuta is Tony Khan’s boy and also a favorite of his BCC partners, Moxley and Danielson. Yuta keeps the title.
Winner and STILL ROH Pure Champion: Wheeler Yuta
AAA Mega Championship Match: El Hijo del Vikingo (c) vs. Komander
The man that Jim Cornette described as looking like the love child of Mantaur & Captain James T. Kirk has a title? I had always wondered what happened to El Torito after he left WWE and grew up and now we know. I’m sure this will be a decent match with lots of flips, flops, and fun times for all the children, but it’s not one I’m excited about or even interested in the slightest bit. Vikingo is coming off a big “dream match” from this past week’s Dynamite so he can’t afford to lose two matches in a row. Don’t worry, he won’t.
Winner and STILL AAA Mega Champion: El Hijo del Vikingo
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Daniel Garcia
So Tanahashi is wrestling Speedball Mike Bailey at the Impact Wrestling/New Japan event tonight and then will be in Los Angeles to wrestle Garcia tomorrow night at this event. Tanahashi is good, but two big matches against two very different wrestlers two nights in a row? This isn’t 1985 anymore and it will definitely take its toll, especially when the travel and time differences between California and Tanahashi’s usual home of Japan. Garcia will get the win, while Tanahashi has all sorts of excuses for losing so he won’t be hurt by this loss in any way, shape, or fashion.
Winner: Daniel Garcia
ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. Eddie Kingston
And now, as Mark Henry would say, it’s time for our main event. This “feud” has been going on for years and thus, it should probably be a good match, despite the presence of Kingston. Claudio should win and win easily, but my gut is acting up again and I think Tony Khan is probably feeling that Claudio should be on AEW with his BCC buddies instead of having great matches in ROH that no one will ever see or care about. Kingston should not win, nor to be honest, ever even be considered for the role of a top guy/champion for any wrestling company, especially one with a history like ROH. He sucks, period! But look at who the booker is and I’ve just got that really bad feeling about this match. In a big slap to every person who’s ever been the ROH champion in days past, look for Eddie Kingston to join their ranks. Yeah, I said it. New champion.
Winner and NEW ROH World Champion: Eddie Kingston
And there you go with my predictions for the ROH Supercard of Honor 2023. Am I right? Am I wrong? Let me know in the comments, along with your predictions, thoughts, and any questions. And with that being said, it’s time to wrap this up and move on to other things, aka breakfast and a shower. Take care and stay well, my friends. I’ll see you at the matches.