Here are the match results, my match ratings and review for Ring Of Honor Best In The World 2018.
ROH 6 MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Kingdom defeated Los Ingobernables De Japon (Evil, Sanada & Bushi)
Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
Flip Gordon defeated Bully Ray via DQ
Mayu Iwatani, Sumie Sakai, Jenny Rose & Tenille Dashwood defeated Oedo Tai (Hazuki, Kagetsu & Hana Kimura) & Kelly Klein
Austin Aries defeated Kenny King
Jay Lethal defeated Kushida
ROH WORLD TV CHAMPIONSHIP BALTIMORE STREET FIGHT
Punishment Martinez defeated Hangman Page
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Brisoces defeated The Young Bucks
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLE THREAT MATCH
Dalton Castle defeated Marty Scurll & Cody
The show opened with the arguably the best 3 man team in wrestling today retaining the six man tag titles in a very good match against LIJ. There are many other teams I’m sure that The Kingdom may have to face to be recognised as the best 3 Man Team but they have already defeated some of the best. It is going to take a very special team to do it and I can’t wait to see that show stealer of a contest. Wow did WWE drop the ball by not letting Bully Ray see the light of day in their company. Yes the Dudley Boys were awesome in their day but that was nearly 20 years ago and times have changed. I have always been a fan of his Bully gimmick and I am loving the story being told by everyone involved. The way he is viscously beating on the smaller/younger up and coming stars of ROH has been done really well but I really liked that finally someone more his size has stood up to him. Who better than ROH mainstay Colt Cabana. As always Flip was awesome, he proved he is more than capable working with someone the size and stature of Bully Ray. I know I have said it many times before but he is a future World Champion and is already a great Babyface. My expectations are never very high for the majority of women’s wrestling matches but I was completely blown away by everyone involved in the Women’s Tag Match. I must say the one female who stood out amongst many was Mayu Iwatani, her Dragon Suplex finisher was flawless and I can’t think of anyone who I have seen do it better. I really liked the story that was told between Aries and King. This only helped make the excellent in ring action that much better. It was a shame that Kenny lost but Aries has been outstanding this year and I hope we see more of him in ROH. I believe he is much more suited to ROH than Impact but that’s just my opinion. I am getting a little tired of Jay Lethal having to win yet another match to earn himself another shot at the title. While both Lethal and Kushida were flawless it did feel like a cold filler match at times. The most improved performer for me this year has been Hangman Page. He is so close to being involved in the main event picture and I think it won’t be much longer before he is a singles champion in ROH. Martinez is arguably the best big man in the business today. His agility for someone so big is scary and he is another that has Main Event written all over him. There is no question or debate that the best two tag teams in the world today are The Young Bucks and The Briscoes. The ROH Tag Champs clashed with The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Champs in what is going to take some beating at being the best Tag Team Match this year. There are many that say ROH is just about in ring action but if those people actually bothered to watch this show then they would realise that they tell the best stories in wrestling today and none was better than the tag match between The Bucks and Briscoes. The Main Event was another fine example of storytelling. It was all about the brilliance of Marty and Cody. These two are awesome and I loved watching them play out this tale. While I have not been overly impressed with Dalton as champ I must say he has started to grow on me and I am starting to see what many others have seen for so long. He is a very good champion and is more than capable of holding that belt for a lengthy period of time. Best In The World is a perfect name for this as a lot of what ROH does is better than any wrestling promotion in the word.