goes all Stone Cold when it falls back down nad he has trouble getting it to stay there. Eventually he manages to get the ladder to stay on the top turnbuckle facing into the ring and whips Whitmer face first into it. Haas grabs a piece of wood and prepares to bash Whitmer in the head with it, but the kid from the wrestling school that Haas beat up comes down and distracts Haas long enough for Whitmer to get a piece of wood of his own and trade shots with Haas. Haas gets the advantage and suplexes Whitmer over the top rope and through the table Whitmer set up earlier, then brings him back inside and covers for 2. HJaas is pissed off now, so he puts the ladder over Whitmer and nails him with a chair about fifteen times. Haas finally stops and covers, but BJ kicks out at 2. Haas sets up a chair in between the top and middle rope and rams Whitmer headfist into it, then pulls a table out from under the ring and sets it up in the middle of the ring. Haas puts Whitmer on the top rope to try for a repeat of Final Battle, and while Whitmer doesn't go through the table headfirst, Whitmer sure does get suplexed through the table. Haas covers and Whitmer somehow kicks out at 2, so Haas gets another couple of chairs and uses them to set up a "ladder table" in the corner, and tries to hit the Hacker Slam onto the ladder. Whitmer slips out the back and suplexes Haas through the ladder, Whitmer covers and Haas kicks out at 2, so Whitmer starts pummeling Haas with kneestrikes to the head and the referee quickly stops the match.
Winner: BJ Whitmer
Whitmer keeps ramming kneestrikes to Haas' head until the referee tells him to stop because he won the match, but Whitmer has now earned his biggest singles win yet since returning to ROH last year. HELL of a fight, just a good, old fashioned brawl between two guys who want to hurt each other. Loved it, loved it, loved it.
American Wolves vs Forever Hooligans
A lot of history here between Davey Richards and Rocky Romero, who were ROH World Tag Team Champions when both were members of the No Remorse Corps. For those who have never seen Romero wrestle, he's probably one of the three most talented people to ever work for ROH and not win the ROH World Title. He brings a terrific blend of MMA, submissions, and lucha libre, and is one of the smoothest wrestlers I've ever seen, and makes it looks like everything he does requires no effort whatsoever. I've never been quite as high on Koslov, he's okay but I always thought he relied more on the Soviet gimmick than his in-ring skills. He sings the Soviet national anthem, reminiscent of Nikolai Volkoff, though I'll give him enough credit to say he's a better wrestler and in much better shape than Nikolai ever was.
We don't waste any time getting down to business, starting off with Davey and Romero. Romero ducks a tie up and punches Davey in the ribs on his way through, then does the azucar dance to get in his head. They do another feeling out sequence and Romero dropkicks Richards and dances again. Richards bridges out of an armbar and kicks Romero in the shoulder and azucar dances back at Romero, who were also former IWGP Tag Team Champions according to the announce team. Back and forth sequence ends with Richards dropkicking Romero, and Romero gets on his knees to beg for mercy. Richards gets an incredulous look on his face as Romero gets to his feet and asks for a handshake, then hugs toe referee to show his sincerity. He of course was just setting Davey up for a kick, but Davey caught his foot and beat the crap out of him, then Eddie comes into the ring and the two of them absolutely beat the crap out of Romero, then give Koslov the same treatment. They dump the Hooligans out to the apron, connect with stereo kicks and then stereo dives. The crowd is going nuts for the Wolves as Davey gets a 2 count on Romero, then Edwards comes in and unloads with chops on Romero. Romero goes to the eyes and tags Koslov in, but Koslov immediately winds up on the receiving end of an onslaught from Edwards, who kicks Koslov's legs out from under him before connecting with a running kneestrike for 2. Koslov finall manages a cheapshot and turns the advantage around on Edwards as Romero attacks Davey and lays him out at ringside. Now Edwards in in the wrong part of town, and he tries firing back on Romero with chops, but Romero dropkicks his knees out and then tags in Koslov, who tries to put Edwards in the deep freeze with a chinlock. Koslov with a Russian legsweep (or a legsweep, in his case), then Romero nails a series of frenzied clotheslines in the corner until Edwards lays him out with a single clothesline of his own. Koslov cuts off the hot tag, but Edwards lays him out, powerbombs Romero onto Koslov's prone form, and tags in Davey. Davey with a missile dropkick and a boot to the face of Koslov, then they trade forearms in the middle of the ring. Davey hits a handspring enziguiri for 2, suplexes Romero and tosses him to the floor, then kicks Koslov in the face and German suplexes him for 2. Koslov dodges a top rope double stomp and hits an enziguiri, then does the Russian dance thing where he kicks Davey in the head and covers for 2. Romero zips into the ring and dropkicks Eddie off the apron, then Koslov picks Romero up and rams his knees into Davey's chest. Koslov picks Davey up so Romero can come off the top rope with a kneedrop, and that gets 2. Edwards comes into the ring and nails Romero with an enziguiri, then superkicks Koslov's teeth down his throat. Davey ducks a roaring clothesline from Koslov, Edwards comes off the second rope with a chin checker to Koslov, Davey picks Koslov up for a Tombstone, Eddie kicks Koslov in the face, and Davey hits the Tombstone for 2. The Wolves head up to the top rope, Edwards hits a double stomps, Davey howls and hits the top rope double stomp, but Romero finally gets back in and breaks the fall at 2. Eddie dumps Romero back out to the floor and picks Koslove up for the... (Continues on next page)