Roderick Strong vs. Mike Bennett
Bennett was wearing Zubaz inspired tights. No Bob Evans, but Maria Kanellis was there. Bennett stalled a lot early. They went to the floor, where Strong was sent into the barriers several times. Bennett brought him back in for a two count.
Back in the ring, Strong tried to make a two count but Bennett took him down and slammed him. Bennett nailed a legdrop for a two count. Bennett whipped Strong into the corner but was kicked away. Strong was caught and slammed down for a two count.
Strong mounted a comeback and nailed several clotheslines and leg lariat. Bennett kicked him away during a charge but Strong fought back. Strong got the better of the exchange and nailed a superplex for a two count.
Strong went for a suplex but Bennett nailed him with several elbows and a spinebuster for a two count. Strong leapfrogged over a charge and nailed a leaping forearm in the corner, followed by a back suplex for a two count.
Bennett fired back with a spear and a forward roll for a two count. Strong came back and locked in the Stronghold Boston Crab. Maria Kanellis got on the apron, distracting the referee from seeing Bennett tap.
Strong released Bennett to argue with the referee but was nailed for a two count. Bennett went for the Stronghold but Cheeseburger, the young student, ran out and kissed Maria. Bennett went after him but Strong nailed a leg lariat and scored the pin.
Your winner, Roderick Strong!
Good back and forth match.
They aired a video segment on SCUM beating down Kevin Steen.
I Quit: BJ Whitmer vs. Rhett Titus
Steve Corino cut a promo before the match but I really couldn’t make it out.
Whitmer hit the ring and attacked Titus. They fired back and forth with chops. Whitmer was sent into the ropes but Corino tried to trip him. Nigel McGuinness walked out afterward. Titus was sent to the floor and Whitmer nailed a dive. McGuinness returned with several referees and had them eject Corino from ringside. The crowd chanted, “Get the f*** out.”
Whitmer worked over Titus on the floor with chops and tossed him back into the ring. He worked over Titus’ neck. They battled on the top. Titus made a comeback and tossed Whitmer to the floor.
Titus worked over Whitmer on the floor and placed him on the apron near the ringpost. Titus charged and hit a running kick to Whitmer’s head. He brought Whitmer back in the ring and locked on the Orienta; Torture Device for a submission attempt.
Titus kept working over Whitmer, who sucked it up and fired back with an explosive flurry of strikes. Titus begged off but tricked Whitmer into being slammed facefirst into the turnbuckles. He tried to ziptie Whitmer to the ropes but Whitmer fought him off and tied one of Titus’ arms to the ropes, trapping him.
He tied Titus’ other arm and worked him over with punches. Whitmer grabbed a chair but Corino returned and offered himself to be hit instead. Titus quit to stop Whitmer.
Your winner, BJ Whitmer!
Jimmy Jacobs and Cliff Compton immediately hit the ring and attacked Whitmer. This led to Michael Elgin and Jay Lethal hitting the ring, so the scheduled tag match began.
Lethal & Elgin vs. Compton & Jacobs
All four brawled around ringside while ROH cut Titus out from the ropes. The stipulation here is that if SCUM wins, Steve Corino becomes the color commentator for ROH TV.
Lethal whipped Compton hard into the ring barrier. Elgin then clotheslined him over into the crowd. Back in the ring, Jacobs and Lethal exchanged chops and punches in a corner. Compton pulled himself back to the order.
Elgin tagged in and held Jacobs for a long delayed suplex. He held him for a long, long time before dropping him. Elgin and Lethal nailed a series of double team moves for a two count. Jacobs finally raked Lethal’s eyes and tagged out to Compton.
Lethal came back with the handspring elbow for a two count. Elgin did the delayed vertical suplex on Compton. Lethal joined in and did one on Jacobs. The crowd loved that.
Compton was sent into Elgin by Lethal. Lethal then dropkicked Jacobs off the apron. Elgin nailed a spinning sit down Torture Rack. Lethal nailed a dive to the outside on Jacobs. Lethal began grabbing at his knee and was hurt. The referee checked on him outside the ring.
This led Elgin alone battling Compton. He nailed a Black Hole Slam for a two count. Elgin didn’t know what happened to Lethal but went to the floor when he realized something was wrong. Corino began screaming for the ref to count out Lethal. Nigel McGuinness left commentary to check on Lethal.
Elgin finally returned to the ring and battled both members of SCUM alone. Lethal was carried out. SCUM kept out-maneuvering Elgin when he went for big moves. They finally worked over Elgin in the corner. Jacobs scored several two count on Elgin. Elgin made a comeback but there was no one to tag.
Kevin Steen hit the scene and demanded to be tagged in. He was tagged in and cleaned house on SCUM. Elgin went for a powerbomb in the corner on Jacobs but Compton speared his legs. Steen, who had been nailed in the eyes, recovered and tossed Jacobs over the top. He nailed a pop up powerbomb on Compton and went for the Package Piledriver but Jacobs rolled him up and scored the pin.
Your winners, SCUM!
They aired Taiji Ishimori vs. El Generico from a few years back to promote Ishimori. They then aired Paul London vs. Michael Shane Street Fight to promote their bouts tonight.
QT Marshall and RD Evans came to the ring. Evans cut a promo, leading to a video on the screen above the entrance announcing the return of Tomasso Ciampa, who had been out for a year with a kneeinjury. Ciampa then walked out the entrance. It was a nice entrance build.
Ciampa drilled Marshall and tried to nail him with a running knee but Evans pulled him to safety.
Eddie Edwards vs. Taiji Ishimori
Ishimori’s Pro Wrestling NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight championship is not on the line. This is his first appearance in North America for ROH.
They locked up and reversed several moves before facing off. Edwards grabbed a side headlock and shoulderblocked him down. Ishimori nailed a head scirrors and teased a dive. They went into a series of moves. Ishimori hit another head scissors to the outside. Edwards was nailed with a standing moonsault to the floor from the corner.
Back in the ring, Edwards was locked into a rear chinlock. They battled to the apron where Edwards nailed an enziguri on Ishimori, sending him to the floor. Edwards nailed a big time dive to the outside.
Ishimori was tossed back into the ring for a two count. Edwards drilled him with a big dropkick then brought him to the corner for a hard chop. Ishimori and Edwards battled back and forth with chops. Edwards went for a back suplex but Ishimori landed on his feet. Edwards was able to overcome him and locked him in the Achilles Lock.
Ishimori came back with a big stomp and a big double knee strike off the top for a two count. Ishimori went for a handspring elbow but Edwards caught him and nailed an inverted sitdown suple. Edwards peppered him with chops in the corner, sending him down to the mat.
Ishimori reversed a whip into the corner but was caught with an elbow and a running knee strike. Edwards slammed him down for a two count. Ishimori came back with a version of the shining wizard for a two count. They went back and forth with a series of near falls. Ishimori hit a twisting kick but was drilled in the face by Edwards. They both drilled each other and were down and out. The crowd chanted for ROH.
They recovered and battled back and forth with strikes. Ishimori went to the top for a 450 splash but Edwards pulled his knees up. Edwards worked over Ishimori and placed her on the top. He nailed a top rope super rana. Ishimori was drilled with a pair of powerbombs across the knees for another two count.
Edwards finally drilled him with the Diehard Driver for the win.
Your winner, Eddie Edwards!
Really good match with some great near falls and sequences.
ROH TV champion Matt Taven vs. Mark Briscoe
Taven and Briscoe went back and forth. Briscoe ran him from the ring with a spinkick. Back in the ring, Taven backed Briscoe into the corner and drilled him with a chop, Briscoes returned and nailed several of his own, rode him to the mat and drilled him with a series of cross faces.
Taven was caught in an armbar and a series of armdrags. Briscoe sent him to the floor and nailed a dropkick through the ropes. Briscoe worked over Taven on the floor and suplexed him onto the apron.
I had some Internet issues but the finish was The Hoopla Hootties distracting Briscoe. He was rolled up by Taven, who hooked the tights to get the win.
Your winner and still ROH TV champion Matt Taven!
Truth Martini was nailed with Redneck Kung-Fu after and Martini was carried out.
Davey Richards vs. Paul London
London was wearing his old school tights, whih they said were the tights he wore the last time he worked here.
They had some nice back and forth wrestling early. The story was whether London could hang with Richards since he had carefully picked his competition in recent years.
Richards showed some real aggression. At one point, London was tossed to the floor and nailed a female photographer, who kept shooting. London made a comeback after being worked over for some time and nailed a flip dive over the top to the floor.
London nailed a double stomp off the ropes on Richards . He kicked off a Richards charge but was nailed with a kick and nailed with a German suple into a bridge for a two count. Richards drilled London with right hands as as the crowd rallied him.
London drilled Richards with a series of suplexes and a Dragon suplex with a bridge for a two count. They battled back and forth until Richards drilled him with a tombstone on the floor. London went for a double stomp off the top but slipped on London’s sweaty chest as he hit Paul, slamming into his head. OUCH.
Richards maneuvered London to the top but London nailed a sunset flip powerbomb. London went for the shooting star press but Richards pulled his knees up and scored the pin on London.
Your winner, Davey Richards!
Richards took the mic and said that when he’s in the ring, he’s all business and he’s kind of an a**hole but this match was his honor and said that without Paul London, this company would not exist. He asked the crowd to show some love for London.
London took the mic and said that he’s been in the twilight zone for nine years and he snapped back into it tonight. He said that Richards gave him an asswhipping and he sort of liked that. He said the honor was all his.
ROH champion Jay Briscoe vs. Adam Cole
They had a faceoff early and went back and forth with some nice wrestling. Briscoe nailed a series of shots and stomps. Cole was whipped hard into the corner but avoided a charge, sent Briscoe to the outside and hit a nice dive.
Cole tossed Briscoe back inside and hit a flying bodypress for a two count. He cinched in a side chinlock. Briscoe fired back with a series of elbows. He drilled Cole to the mat and slammed Cole down. He drilled an elbow for a two count.
Briscoe measured and drilled Cole in the corner and nailed a rebound elbow. He chopped Cole hard but was caught with a charge in the corner. Cole nailed a dropkick to the knee. Cole began working over Briscoes’ leg.
Briscoe made a comeback and worked over Cole with a series of rights. Cole nailed him in the knee. Cole went after him but Briscoe snapped him into the turnbuckles for a two. Cole and Briscoe battled back and forth. Cole drilled Briscoe with a DVDR onto his own knee.
Cole went for the figure four leglock. He was fought off. Briscoe went off the ropes but was superkicked by Cole. Briscoe came back with the Falcon’s Arrow for another two count. Briscoe went for the Jay-Driller but Briscoe’s knee gave way. Cole nailed a neckbreaker but Briscoe kicked out at two.
They went to the outside, battling on the apron. Cole charged him but was caught with a DVDR on the apron outside. Big ROH chant. Briscoe nailed a big boot to Cole’s face, then snapped him backward with a nasty neckbreaker for a two count.
Cole came back with a figure four leglock and nearly pinned Briscoe with it. They battled back and forth and ended up on the top. Cole hit an awesome back superple, then hit several superkicks and The Florida Key for a two count. Cole went back to the figure four. Briscoe kicked him off. Cole nailed heads with referee Todd Sinclair.
Steve Corino tried to get on the apron and give Cole a SCUM shirt. Nigel McGuinness teased going to get help but instead attackedCorino and hit the Tower of London. He dragged Corino out.
In the midst of this, Briscoe hit the Jay Driller on Cole for the win.
Your winner, Jay Briscoe.
Right after the win, the stream, which had been going in and out most of the night died.
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- Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander Def ACH and Tadarius Thomas
- Roderick Strong Def Mike Bennett
- BJ Whitmer Def Rhett Titus in an I Quit match
- Jimmy Jacobs and Cliff Compton Def Michael Elgin and Kevin Steen (replacing Jay Lethal after a mid-match injury)
- Eddie Edwards Def Taiji Ishimori
- ROH TV Title Match: Matt Taven (C) Def Mark Briscoe
- Davey Richards Def Paul London
- ROH Title Match: Jay Briscoe (C) Def Adam Cole