Former WWE Superstar Returns During ROH Tapings [SPOILERS]

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On April 6th, Ring of Honor held its latest set of TV tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

In amongst all the action, Mercedes Martinez made her return to the promotion for the first time since Final Battle back in December. At that event, Martinez’ 220-day reign as the ROH Women’s Champion came to an end at the hands of Athena.

In her first match back since the loss, Martinez defeated indie star Ashley D’Amboise.

Martinez is a veteran of the ring, having begun her career over two decades ago in 2001. During that time she has worked in promotions all around the world including two stints in WWE. The star was a big part of the NXT women’s division and had feuds against the likes of Rhea Ripley, Xia Li, and IYO SKY.

In December 2021, Martinez signed with AEW and has since become part of Ring of Honor.

Full ROH TV taping results for May 6th, 2023

Show 1

  • ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta defeated Rhett Titus & Tracy Williams
  • ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe defeated Blake Christian to retain the title
  • The Righteous (Dutch & Vincent) defeated The Infantry (Carlie Bravo & Shawn Dean). The Dark Order’s Stu Grayson watched this match from the stage.
  • Robyn Renegade (w/ Charlette Renegade) defeated VertVixen
  • Willie Mack defeated Ninja Mack
  • Shane Taylor & The WorkHorsemen (JD Drake & Anthony Henry) defeated Schaff & Midnight Heat (Eddie Pearl & Ricky Gibson)
  • Kyle Fletcher (w/ Mark Davis) defeated Tony Deppen
  • Dark Order (Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, John Silver & Alex Reynolds) defeated The Trustbusters (Slim J, Sonny Kiss, Jeeves Kay) & Josh Woods
  • ROH Women’s Champion Athena defeated Skye Blue to retain the title. After the match, Athena shook Blue’s hand before knocking her down.

Show 2

  • Mark Briscoe defeated Shane Taylor
  • Willow Nightingale defeated Madi Wrenkowski
  • Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal defeated Zack Clayton & Cole Karter
  • Lady Frost defeated Miranda Alize
  • Angelico & Serpentico (w/ Luther) defeated Eli Isom & Cheeseburger
  • NJPW TV Champion Zack Sabre Jr. defeated AR Fox.

The title was on the line with the winner defending it against Jeff Cobb at NJPW Dominion. In a post-match interview, ZSJ declared that he’s the best TV Champion. This brought out ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe who wanted fight. Sydal and Daniels interrupted and offered to face the two men saying if either of them win, they would get a TV title shot of their own.

  • Gates of Agony (Kaun & Toa Liona) (w/ Prince Nana) defeated Dalton Castle and one of the Boys
  • Mercedes Martinez defeated Ashley D’Amboise
  • Action Andretti & Darius Martin defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) (w/ Maria Kanellis) in a Fight Without Honor Match

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