ring of Honor presented the thirteenth episode of their new era on Thursday, May 25, 2023, and it aired on ROH Honor Club. The show was headlined by ROH Television Champion Samoa Joe teaming up alongside NJPW World Television Champion Zack Sabre Jr against the team of Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal.
Elsewhere on the card, ROH Champion Claudio Castagnoli & ROH Women's Champion Athena took part in Proving Ground Matches, Rocky Romero faced off against Independent Wrestling stand-out Titus Alexander, The Kingdom went against the team of Willie Mack & Ninja Mack, and Stu Grayson teamed up with The Righteous. Full results and highlights are listed below & will be updated as the show happens.
ROH TV (5/25/2023).
- Mark Briscoe def. JD Drake (w/ Anthony Henry of The WorkHorsemen).
- Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal were interviewed backstage, with Daniels saying that all he wanted was introduce Sydal to the Television Championship Division, but Samoa Joe & Zack Sabre Jr would pay for escalating the situation.
- ROH World Heavyweight Championship - Proving Ground Match: Claudio Castagnoli (c) def. Serpentico.
- Kiera Hogan def. Vertvixen.
- ROH Women's Champion Athena watched the match from the ramp. Athena attacked Hogan afterward.
- Kyle Fletcher (w/ Mark Davis) def. AR Fox.
- Willow Nightingale def. Hyan.
- The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) (w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) def. MACK ATTACK (Willie Mack & Ninja Mack).
- Mercedes Martinez def. Dream Girl Ellie.
- MACK ATTACK (Willie Mack & Ninja Mack) were interviewed backstage, with the team saying that The Mack Attack is here to stay despite the loss.
- Ashley D'Amboise def. Danielle Kamella.
- Rocky Romero def. Titus Alexander.
- The Righteous (Vincent & Dutch) & Stu Grayson def. Leon St. Giovanni, Marcus Kross & Vary Morales.
- ROH Television Champion Samoa Joe & NJPW World Television Champion Zack Sabre Jr were interviewed backstage, with the two agreeing in having each other's back for their match tonight.
- Shane Taylor (w/ JD Drake & Anthony Henry) def. Tracy Williams (w/ Rhett Titus).
- ROH Women's Championship - Proving Ground Match: Athena (c) def. Promise Braxton.
- Athena attacked Promise Braxton after the match but was blasted by Kiera Hogan with a forearm strike and a roundhouse kick before firing away with punches at Athena. Hogan slammed Athena's face right onto the Women's Title, setting her sights on the ROH Women's Title.
- Dralistico (w/ Jose The Assistant) def. Tony Deppen.
- Nick Commorotto was interviewed backstage and said that Blake Christian was "bland" & promising that he would tear a hole in Christian before stating the following: "Do Not Simp for These Wimps".
- Skye Blue def. Miranda Alize.
- Lexy Nair interviewed Athena backstage to ask Athena what was it like to taste her own medicine. Athena ran down on Nair before saying that she would see Kiera Hogan next week in an ROH Women's Title Match.
- Darius Martin & Action Andretti def. Zack Clayton & Cole Karter.
- Blake Christian def. Nick Commorotto.
- Diamante def. Trish Adora.
- Alex Couglin cut a promo backstage. Couglin said that he was thankful for learning from Katsyuri Shibata, but promised to beat him with what he learned to become the new ROH Pure Champion.
- Penta El Zero Miedo (w/ Alex Abrahantes) def. Slim J (w/ Ari Daivari & Mark Sterling).
- Samoa Joe & Zack Sabre Jr. def. Matt Sydal & Christopher Daniels.
Go @NinjaMack1, go @NinjaMack1, go! #HonorClub #WatchROH— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) May 25, 2023
BOOM. @shane216taylor #HonorClub #WatchROH— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) May 26, 2023
Our second featured bout is up next, and it’s an #ROH PROVING GROUND MATCH as @Promise_Braxton takes on the #ROH Women’s World champion @AthenaPalmer_FG!— ROH - Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 26, 2023
Watch #HonorClub TV right now!
.@AthenaPalmer_FG gives us her thoughts after getting attacked by @HoganKnowsBest3!— ROH - Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 26, 2023
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.@Tony_Deppen with perfect timing! #HonorClub #WatchROH— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) May 26, 2023
All heart! @_BlakeChristian #HonorClub #WatchROH— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) May 26, 2023
¡CERO MIEDO! @PENTAELZEROM #HonorClub #WatchROH— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) May 26, 2023
.@facdaniels and @MattSydal crush ZSJ! #HonorClub #WatchROH— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) May 26, 2023
- Check out the post-show podcast for a full review of the show on Fightful's YouTube & Twitch channels. You can check Fightful's Results Section here.