Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor 2023 poster featuring Claudio Castagnoli and Samoa Joe

Ring Of Honor Supercard of Honor 2023 Live Coverage, Stream, Results

In the words of Ian Riccaboni, happy wrestling everybody!

We’re excited to have you with us for our coverage of Ring of Honor’s Supercard of Honor pay per view event.

You can watch both the show itself and Zero Hour right here on the blog, courtesy of the Fite TV player at the top of your screen.

There’s plenty to get into this evening so buckle up for the ride!

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That's a wrap!

Supercard of Honor 2023 is officially in the books.

We saw two new champions in Katsuyori Shibata, who claimed the ROH Pure title, and the Lucha Bros who claimed the vacant tag straps. All other champions retained on the night.

Brain Cage’s contractual situation may get some coverage tomorrow after ‘The Machine’ helped retain the six man straps for The Embassy.

There was one unfortunate note, however, as Dante Martin appeared to suffer a gruesome leg injury – everyone at Inside The Ropes wishes Dante a speedy recovery.

That’s about all for tonight, as we thank you for following our live blog and watching the show on Fite TV!

Eddie Kingston

Kingston and Shibata stand tall

Post match, Wheeler Yuta returned to the ring and the BCC looked set to finish Kingston off, only to be interrupted by the new Pure champion, Shibata, who stood tall alongside ‘The Mad King’.

Kingston cut a brief promo in the immediate aftermath where he dished out every expletive under the sun, put over Shibata and Hiroshi Tanahashi, and then finally sent a message to Castagnoli, confirming that the rivalry between the pair was far from over.

Claudio Castagnoli

Castagnoli retains!

Wow, that was close!

A ferocious battle reached a boiling point with Kingston popping a hurricanrana out of nowhere for a long two count.

The champion reversed his weight and rolled Kingston back over for the pin to retain his title.

Katsuyori Shibata


Yes, this really did happen. Incredible scenes.

Claudio Castagnoli

Looks like there's been enough talk..

It’s time for the main event!

This is a match decades in the making, with the storied rivalry between Claudio Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston stretching back to their time on the US independent circuit.

This one promises to be an all-out war!

Katsuyori Shibata

New champion!

Holy hell – Shibata sleeps Yuta to win the ROH Pure championship!

This is a remarkable story, given that ‘The Wrestler’ was never supposed to compete again following a brain injury suffered years ago in a match versus Kazuchika Okada.

Now, the New Japan man is firmly back in the mix and with the silverware to prove it – wow!

Jon Moxley

Mox watch

Wheeler Yuta’s Blackpool Combat Club compatriot Jon Moxley has accompanied his man out to ringside!

Katsuyori Shibata

Pure title up next

Wheeler Yuta called his shot and what a shot it was!

As a result, we get to experience a rare outing from New Japan legend Katsuyori Shibata, with the LA Dojo leader keen to add an America championship to his extensive list of accolades.

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Dante Martin suffers gruesome leg injury

Just watched the replay and kind of wish I hadn’t.

Dante Martin appeared to suffer a complete leg break following a destroyer from atop the ladder, with the injury looking not dissimilar to the one Sid Vicious suffered all those years ago.

We wish Dante the best and hope he has a speedy recovery.

Dax Harwood

FTR out to celebrate!

FTR joins Mark Briscoe on the stage to celebrate with Penta and Rey Fenix.

A touching tribute and a torch passing moment.

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The Lucha Brothers win it!

Well, that was absolute chaos.

A scintillating stunt fest ends with the Lucha Brothers collecting their first ROH World Tag Team titles.

Spare a thought for Dante Martin though, who took a nasty spill and appeared to injure his leg in the process.

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Reach for the sky, boy!

Next up, it’s the ‘Reach for the Sky’ ladder match for the vacant ROH World tag team titles.

For those wondering, the belts held by the Briscoes have been retired in the late Jay Briscoe’s honour, with new designs set to debut tonight.

In contention are the Lucha Brothers, Top Flight, The Kingdom, Aussie Open and La Facción Ingobernable.

Hiroshi Tanahashi

Air Guitar alert!

Oh, and here’s ‘The Ace’ slamming the air guitar for good measure..

Hiroshi Tanahashi

High fly flow!

While Garcia was certainly ahead on points, Tanahashi showed his quality in the final third, playing the hits en route to a High Fly Flow for the 1-2-3.

Go Ace!

Hiroshi Tanahashi

Here comes 'The Ace'!

‘The Ace’ was a late, but welcome, addition to the card but when Hiroshi Tanahashi comes calling, which booker would say no?

In the opposing corner is the Jericho Appreciation Society’s Daniel Garcia, with the former ROH Pure champion hoping to get back in the win column in Ring of Honor.

Samoa Joe

Joe retains!

So close and yet so far for Mark Briscoe.

Despite coming within inches of winning his first singles title, Briscoe succumbs to a late coquina clutch from Samoa Joe which forced the referee stoppage.

Briscoe’s quest for singles gold goes on.


Super Eclipse

ICYMI, here’s how the Women’s World title bout concluded..

Samoa Joe

Joe vs Briscoe

Samoa Joe’s tenuous grip on television royalty faces a difficult challenge this evening as Mark Briscoe seeks to earn his first singles strap in his home promotion.

Will the King of Television prevail or will the Cinderella story of Mark Briscoe come to fruition?


Athena retains!

The champion keeps hold of her gold after forcing the referee into Sakazaki’s path mid-springboard which in turn allowed ‘The Fallen Goddess’ to hit a modified version of the Eclipse for the win.

Gran Metalik

Dive! Dive Dive!

Some highlights from our previous contest below..


The Women's World title is up next

Despite being limited to AEW’s YouTube offerings and ROH television, Athena has been a revelation as ROH Women’s World champion, showing hitherto unseen aggression throughout her reign.

Her opponent tonight, Yuka Sakazaki, recently dropped the Princess of Princess championship at Tokyo Joshi Pro’s Grand Princess event and will be on the lookout for more gold here.

One could argue that US fans have yet to see Sakazaki at full strength but with a bit of time to stretch her legs here, this could be just the springboard the Japanese star needs.

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The Embassy retain!

The belts stay with The Embassy and interestingly, it was Brian Cage who secured the pinfall for his team.

Maybe ‘The Machine’ isn’t moving on after all?

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Six man straps up next

The ROH World six-man tag titles are up for grabs now, with the high flying ensemble of AR Fox, Blake Christian and Metalik challenging The Embassy’s Brian Cage, Kaun and Toa Liona.

Reports have circulated this week that Cage’s time in the company may be up, and a loss for ‘The Machine’ this evening may all but confirm his departure.

El Hijo Del Vikingo

Vikingo retains!

Oh my!

That was some state of the art lucha libre – quite remarkable.

Vikingo takes the win with a crushing 630 splash but both men can be proud of that one.

What on earth follows that?!

El Hijo Del Vikingo

AAA Mega Championship is up first

Right, who’s ready to have their mind blown?

We kick off the main card with the AAA Mega championship showdown between two of the world’s premier luchadors, El Hijo del Vikingo and Komander.

Both wrestlers have enjoyed status enhancing showcases on AEW television this year and this match could well steal the show this evening.

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Wait, The Righteous are here?!

In the immediate aftermath of Grayson’s victory, Dutch and Vincent, otherwise known as The Righteous, made their return to the promotion.

No hands were thrown but things are certainly heating up in the ROH doubles division.

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Victory for the viking!

A fun finale to Zero Hour sees the Dark Order man walk away with the deserved W.

The ageless Slim J looked good here, but it just wasn’t to be.

Main card up next!

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Stu's on the scene

Stu Grayson made a welcome return to AEW recently and gets the ROH nod here, taking on an original Ring of Honor roster member in The Trustbuster’s Slim J!

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It's a win for Willow!

Nightingale takes the win with a pppppounce followed by a doctor bomb for the three count.

Credit to Alize though, the ‘Lucha Baddie’ certinaly showed out here.

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Willow in the house

Miranda Alize has been impressive on ROH television and recent appearances on AEW Dark and Elevation, but will have her work cut out for her here against the always jovial, Willow Nightingale.

Nigel McGuinness

He's coming home!

Check out the reception for former ROH Pure champion, Nigel McGuiness!

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Takeshita takes it!

Following a decent back and forth encounter, Takeshita rocked Mack with a Blue Thunder Bomb swiftly followed by a stiff running knee for the duke.

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Takeshita vs Mack

This one should be a doozy!

Japanese sensation Konosuke Takeshita squares off against former IMPACT Wrestling star Willie Mack, in what promises to be a quality encounter.

Nigel McGuinness

Nigel McGuinness is here!

The first surprise of the evening arrives in the form of ROH alumni Nigel McGuinness, who joins Ian and Caprice on commentary for the remainder of the evening!

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Slim J speaks!

In a Fite TV exclusive, Jon Alba speaks with Slim J ahead of his Zero Hour clash with the Dark Order’s Stu Grayson..

Jeff Cobb

Tour of the islands!

The United Empire man picks up the victory following his trademark Tour Of The Islands finisher.

Respect is shown in the post-match, with Williams and Cobb adhering to the Code of Honor.

Jeff Cobb

Zero Hour begins!

Welcome to Zero Hour!

Jeff Cobb follows up his recent Dynamite appearance with a return to old stomping grounds Ring of Honor, where he’ll face ‘Hot Sauce’ Tracy Williams!