Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor 2023 full card and predictions


Ring of Honor Supercard is built to be a special showcase of ROH under Tony Khan’s ownership.

It might be WrestleMania weekend, but Ring of Honor’s biggest pay-per-view of the year happens before that. Supercard of Honor is stacked and will probably have at least one match of the weekend if not a match-of-the-year contender.

Several weeks into the “new era” ROH has been on a fast-paced tear to build towards its first pay-per-view of the year. Every match announced is for a title.

Let’s take a look at the card.

El Hijo del Vikingo (c) vs. Komander – AAA Mega Championship

This match was announced out of the blue by Tony Khan. The matchup was already announced for GCW’s Atlanta show next month, albeit not for the title.

Komander made his AEW debut a few weeks ago in the “Face of the Revolution” Ladder Match. He must’ve made an impression to get a title shot on an ROH pay-per-view after one match. Vikingo had a five-star match (on free tv) in a dream match against Kenny Omega.

Omega was the AAA Mega Champion but vacated the title in 2021 due to needing to have surgery. Vikingo won the vacant title in 2022 and has held it ever since. This match could certainly be the match of the weekend.

Prediction: Vikingo retains

The Embassy (c) vs. Blake Christian, Metalik, and AR Fox – ROH 6-Man Tag Team Championship

At ROH’s last pay-per-view, Final Battle, The Embassy beat Dalton Castle and The Boys for the 6-Man Tag Team Championship. Since then, they’ve defended it a handful of times.

Blake Christian and Metalik recently tagged in ROH and decided they wanted a shot at the 6-Man titles. They recruited AR Fox to join them and quickly became a formidable team.

There have been rumors that Brian Cage is WWE-bound and depending on what happens on Friday, we may have an answer.

Prediction: Blake Christian, Metalik, and Fox win

Mark Briscoe vs. Samoa Joe (c) – ROH Television Championship

Samoa Joe has been the ROH Television Champion for nearly a year. He defeated Minor Suzuki last April. In the last year, he’s also held the TNT Championship and dubbed himself “The King of Television”.

The first episode of the “new era” of ROH featured Briscoe in the very first match. The following week, he answered Joe’s open challenge for the title. He said he’s always wanted to be the Television champion. He has also never beaten the champion.

Prediction: Mark Briscoe wins

Wheeler Yuta vs. Katsuyori Shibata – ROH Pure Championship

Wheeler Yuta is in his second reign as Pure Champion after winning the prestigious title at Final Battle. After defeating Timothy Thatcher in episode two, he started running his mouth about NJPW’s LA Dojo, where Katsuyori Shibata is the trainer. That led Dojo graduate Clark Connors to challenge him. Once he defeated “The Wild Rhino”, Yuta called out the man himself: Shibata.

“The Wrestler” made a surprise return to wrestling in 2021 after taking a hiatus five years earlier following a subdural hematoma. He made his AEW in-ring debut last November against Orange Cassidy.

Shibata is very selective in when he wrestles and against whom. To agree to wrestle Yuta is a big deal and he must see something in him. It would be incredible for ROH to have Shibata as a champion and wrestle regularly for their promotion.

Prediction: Wheeler Yuta retains 

Lucha Bros. vs. The Kingdom vs. Top Flight vs. RUSH & Dralistico vs. Aussie Open – ROH World Tag Team Championship in the “Jay Briscoe Memorial Reach for the Sky” Ladder Match

Last January, Jay Briscoe tragically lost his life in a car accident. At the time of his death, Briscoe was one-half of the ROH Tag Team champions for the 13th time. In honor of his memory, Mark wanted to do a ladder match to crown new champions.

The match is stacked and could be a show-stealer. The Lucha Bros. were hand-picked by Mark to be in the match. The Kingdom is synonymous with ROH and has held tag team titles before. They also feuded with The Briscoe in 2014 and 2015 as Mike Bennett recalls in this impassioned promo. They’ve also been feuding with Top Flight over the last few weeks.

RUSH and Dralistico are the third set of brothers in this match. Aussie Open has been tearing up the tag team scene all over the world in NJPW, IMPACT Wrestling, AEW, and ROH.

Prediction: The Kingdom

Winner of Athena (c) vs. Emi Sakura will defend ROH Women’s Championship

A couple weeks ago, Athena called out Yuka Sakazaki for Supercard of Honor. On AEW Dark Elevation, Emi Sakura yanked Athena down by her hair. This set up a match for Thursday’s episode of ROH. The winner of that match will defend the ROH Women’s Championship at Supercard of Honor.

It is unclear who they will be facing and if Yuka Sakazaki was able to return from Japan for the match.

Prediction: Athena retains 

Eddie Kingston vs. Claudio Castagnoli (c) – ROH World Championship

The night before the “new era” of ROH began, Eddie Kingston quit AEW. The following night, he challenged his old nemesis for the ROH World Championship. Castagnoli has been dodging him because he feels “The Mad King” is unworthy of the title.

Last week, he finally conceded to give Kingston a match. But not after verbally torching him in a sit-down segment with Caprice Coleman.

If Kingston doesn’t win gold now, especially in this match against someone he’s held a grudge against for so long with a rivalry spanning 15 years.

 Prediction: Eddie Kingston wins

Supercard of Honor airs live on Friday, March 31 at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT on Bleacher/Report.