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During the time that the feed was out, Eddie Edwards defeated Rhino.
The coverage begins with video package for the six man tag match and a focus on The Young Bucks and All Night Xpress.
Match Number Two: The Young Bucks and Mike Mondo versus The All Night Xpress and TJ Perkins
King, Titus, and Perkins go after the Bucks and Mondo. Perkins spits water in Mondo’s face and then Perkins sends Mondo to the floor. Nick sends Perkins into the turnbuckles and Perkins with a headstand and head scissors. King with a drop kick to Nick’s head while Perkins holds him and King gets a near fall. Nick with a jawbreaker and Mondo tags in.
King with a suplex to Mondo. King with a spinebuster and punches before Kings gets a near fall. King with a punch and Titus tags in and he hits a running boot to the head. Titus with a forearm and slam. Titus with a splash and King with a leg drop. Perkins with a slingshot senton.
King tags back in and Mondo with a knee and elbow to the head. Matt tags in and King with arm drags into an arm bar. Titus with a bulldog and then King and Titus with a double team drop toe hold and drop kick combination. Titus knocks Nick and Mondo off the apron.
Nick grabs Titus’ leg and Titus goes to the floor after Nick. Mondo misses a clothesline and Nick with a drop kick and Mondo sends Titus into the guardrails. Mondo with a moonsault off the apron.
Matt with a kick to Titus’ head and then he chokes him in the ropes. Matt with punches and Nick tags in and he hits a double stomp to Titus’ back. Nick chokes Titus in the ropes. Matt tags in and they hit a double hip toss and a drop kick and Mondo gets a near fall.
Mondo with a reverse chin lock. Mondo with a back slide and he rolls Titus around the ring to get near falls. Nick makes the blind tag and he kicks Titus in the ribs. Mondo and the Jacksons triple team Titus and Nick with a back rake. Matt tags in and Mondo misses a charge into the corner. Titus hot shots Matt after sending Nick to the floor.
Perkins and King are pulled off the apron to prevent Titus from making the tag. All three men attack Titus while the referee tries to get some order restored. Mondo sends Titus into the turnbuckles but Nick hits Mondo on the turnbuckles and Titus with a back body drop to Matt.
Mondo grabs the leg but Titus kicks him away and King tags in. King with forearms, clotheslines, and kicks. King with a spinebuster to Matt followed by an atomic drop and enzuigiri to Mondo.
Matt stops Kenny’s exploder attempt. Perkins with cross body to the Jacksons and then he connects with kicks and forearm. Perkins with a sit out power bomb to Matt that is broken up by Mondo. Mondo with a kick to Perkins and Titus with a drop kick to Mondo. Mondo with a snap mare driver followed by a boot to the head.
King goes over the top rope when Mondo drop down. Perkins with a drop kick to Mondo. We have a series of kicks including double super kicks to King. Perkins holds on to the ropes and the Bucks with a double super kick that sends him to the floor.
Mondo knocks King off the turnbuckles when the Xpress were going to set for a double team move. Matt with a buckle bomb and Nick with an enzuigiri in the corner. Mondo with a rana followed by a top rope splash from Matt. Nick gets a near fall and it is broken up by King.
Mondo hits a corkscrew plancha that barely hit Titus, King, and Perkins. King is setn to the apron by Nick. King with a dive onto the floor and then Titus hits a clothesline on Matt.
King and Titus hit a Blockbuster and powerbomb followed by a 450 Splash by Perkins to get the three count on Matt.
Winners: All Night Xpress and TJ Perkins
We get comments from Jay Lethal and Tommaso Ciampa about their grudge match that aired on ROH TV in the last few weeks.
Match Number Three: Tommaso Ciampa with Embassy Ltd versus Jay Lethal
Lethal attacks Ciampa before getting to the ring and they go to the floor. Lethal with chops and he sends Ciampa into the apron. Ciampa sends Lethal into the guardrails and he chops Lethal. Ciampa with kicks to Lethal. Ciampa pulls down his knee pad but he misses a running knee and hits the guardrail.
Lethal with chops and punches to Ciampa as they continue to go around the ring. They go up the ramp and Ciampa sends Lethal into the guardrails numerous times. Ciampa sends him into the apron. Ciampa grabs the sign for the section and he tries to sends Lethal into it but Lethal stops him. Lethal catapults Ciampa into the section sign on the ramp.
Lethal tries for a suplex on the floor but Ciampa blocks it and he kicks Lethal. Lethal with a hip toss followed by the cartwheel and drop kick.
Lethal gets into the ring but it doesn’t look like he is going to stay in there much longer. Evans gets on the apron to stop Lethal’s dive. Lethal changes course and he hits a double jump drop kick.
Ciampa with a knee to the head from the floor and the referee calls for the bell to start the match. Ciampa gets a near fall. Ciampa sends Lethal’s head into the turnbuckles. Ciampa with kicks followed by a snap mare and kick to the back. Ciampa gets a near fall and then he applies a chin lock.
Ciampa has something to say to Lethal and he punches him. Ciampa goes for Lethal’s eye and the referee warns Ciampa. Ciampa with a forearm and chop. Ciampa with an Irish whip but Lethal with a boot to a charging Ciampa. Lethal with a leg lariat. Ciampa with a punch and Lethal returns fire. They continue to exchange punches and forearms.
Lethal with clotheslines and a flapjack. Lethal with a neck breaker for a near fall. Lethal hits the handspring back elbow and he gets a near fall. Ciampa with elbows and then he hits the Lethal Combination to get a near fall.
Lethal with a chop and Nana and Osiris get on the apron to stop Lethal. Lethal with a kick and he goes for the Lethal Injection but Ciampa moves and hits a lariat for a near fall. Ciampa tries for Project Ciampa but Lethal counters with a rana for a near fall. Ciampa with a knee but Lethal is able to kick out.
Ciampa with a running knee into the corner and then he pulls down the knee pad and hits the running knee to the head. Ciampa with two more and he tries for Project Ciampa but Lethal counters and hits a wheelbarrow slam into the turnbuckles.
Prince Nana gets in the ring and the referee pushes him down. Lethal has Ciampa in an inside cradle but Ciampa is able to escape. Lethal with punches and chops to Ciampa followed by a European uppercut. Lethal hits the Lethal Injection but Evans pulls out the referee before he can make the three count.
Lethal goes up top for the elbow drop and he hits it but Ciampa kicks out at two. Lethal with ten back breakers before finishing off the Lethal Combination and he gets the three count.
Winner: Jay Lethal
After the match, Ciampa gets up and he starts yelling at Jay Lethal. Ciampa leaves the ring without the Embassy.
We go to a video package to preview the next match between Lance Storm and Mike Bennett.
Match Number Four: Lance Storm versus Mike Bennett
Storm pushes Bennett as he Bennett tries to get under his skin. Bennett puts Storm in the corner but Storm escapes. They lock up and Storm sends Bennett into the corner and Lance with elbows to the head. Bennett with an elbow but Storm with chops and European uppercuts.
Storm with knees to the midsection and punches. Lance gets a near fall. Storm with an abdominal stretch. Storm with a shoulder on the apron and he tries to suplex Bennett to the floor but Bennett stops Storm and Storm is sent into the turnbuckles.
Bennett Irish whips Storm into the guardrails and then they fight over to the announce table. Bennett sends Storm into the guardrails again. Bennett with a punch but Storm with a forearm. Bennett with forearms to the back followed by a hard Irish whip. Bennett with a surfboard on Storm. Storm with a mule kick to escape.
Storm with a kick to the head but Bennett with a back body drop. Bennett with an elbow drop for a near fall. Bennett with a knee to the back and a reverse chin lock. Storm and Bennett exchange punches and then Storm hits a back elbow off the turnbuckles for a near fall.
Storm tries for a suplex but Bennett blocks it. Storm with a Codebreaker for a near fall. Storm sets for the super kick but Bennett blocks it. Storm with a forearm and Bennett hits a spinebuster for a near fall.
Storm misses a springboard clothesline and Bennett with a spear but he can only get a two count. Storm tries for a TKO but Bennett blocks it and he hits the Box Office Smash and Storm kicks out at two. Bennett blocks a kick and hits a dragon screw leg whip.
Bennett with a single leg crab on Storm but Storm reverses and he puts Bennett in a single leg crab. Evans pulls Bennett to the floor and then Storm hits a pescado. Bennett grabs a chair but Storm with a kick to stop Bennett. Storm hits Bennett with the chair and then hits a super kick for the three count.
Winner: Lance Storm
After the match, Lance asks if he can be serious for a minute. He thanks everyone in the crowd and companies like Ring of Honor for coming back so worth it. When he comes back for that one more, in Toronto, it means more to him than you can know. He says the reason that he still uses it is because the crowd appreciates the hard work from everyone.
We go to intermission with video packages previewing the matches on the second half of the show.
Kevin talks about the second half of the show and the focus on the titles in this half of the show.
Match Number Five: Michael Elgin versus Adam Cole with Truth Martini
They shake hands so this match will follow the Code of Honor. They lock up and Elgin with a biel across the ring. Cole with a waist lock but Elgin with a hip toss. Elgin wants a Greco Roman knuckle lock but Cole with forearms instead. Cole floats over and hits a drop kick to the back. Cole punches Elgin in the corner but Elgin pushes Cole away. Elgin runs into boots from Cole.
Cole hits a drop kick from the turnbuckles and gets a near fall. Cole with a running clothesline but Elgin does not budge. Cole with a rana that sends Elgin to the floor. Cole with a suicide dive but Elgin catches Cole and hits a running power slam onto the ramp. Elgin sends Cole back into the ring to get a near fall.
Elgin with a knee and then he connects with a cross face to the head. Elgin with a forearm to the chest followed by a chop. Cole with a forearm but Elgin with one that sends Cole to the mat. Elgin with a boot to the chest using the ropes for extra leverage. Elgin gets a near fall. Elgin punches Cole and gets a near fall.
Elgin with a kick to the back but Cole with a jawbreaker. Cole gets boot up but Elgin blocks it. Cole with an elbow and then he tries for a tornado DDT but he turns it into a guillotine choke. Elgin with an Irish whip into the corner and Elgin with an Alabama Slam for a near fall.
Elgin with forearms across the chest and a knee to the back and he turns it into a surfboard. Elgin with a punch to the midsection. Elgin misses a charge into the corner and Cole gets a near fall with a rollup. Cole with a forearm but Elgin with a forearm that knocks Cole to the mat. Cole with another forearm but Elgin with another forearm that sends Cole to the mat.
Cole tries for more forearms but Elgin responds with forearms that stagger Cole. Cole stays on his feet through the exchange. Cole with more forearms but he cannot Irish whip Elgin. Cole with a kick and a tornado DDT and both men are down.
Elgin goes to the apron and Cole tries for a slingshot DDT into the apron but Elgin holds on to the ropes to minimize the impact of the move. Cole goes up top for a splash but only gets a near fall. Cole sets for the wrist clutch German suplex but Elgin backs Cole into the turnbuckles. Elgin with a forearm.
Elgin with Chaos Theory for a near fall. Elgin tries to suplex Cole from Cole’s knees but Cole counters with an inside cradle for a near fall. Cole gets another near fall. Cole with a flying knee to the head and he gets another two count. Cole tries for a suplex but Elgin blocks it. Cole misses a back fist but Cole does not miss an enzuigiri. Elgin with a lariat and Cole rolls to the apron and then to the floor.
The referee tries to hold Elgin back while Cole tries to get back into the ring. Cole with an enzuigiri from the floor and then Cole goes up top but Elgin with a Yakuza kick. Elgin stays on the turnbuckles and he hits a dead lift super Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Elgin with a Crossface on Cole but Cole counters for a near fall.
Elgin with a roaring elbow but Cole with a suplex into a shoulder breaker and Cole gets a near fall. Cole goes up top for a cross body but Elgin catches him and Elgin with a buckle bomb and the sit out power bomb for the three count.
Winner: Michael Elgin
Good start to the second half of the show. I think they did the right thing giving Elgin the win in Canada. Elgin is a beast and is definitely one of the wrestlers to watch right now to make it to the top. Cole had a strong performance as well and did not hurt himself at all with the loss
Truth Martini says that Michael proved that he is the rising star in the company after beating Adam Cole. He tells Elgin that he is done for the night. Truth says that he is going to stay in the ring because Roderick Strong is wrestling next. Elgin stops on the ramp while Truth talks about how great he is. Cole with a super kick to Martini and Truth goes to the floor.
Elgin walks to Martini and he picks up Martini and he shrugs his shoulders to Cole.
We go to comments from Fit Finlay about his match with Roderick Strong.
Match Number Six: Roderick Strong versus Fit Finlay for the Ring of Honor Television Title
We are told that this match has no time limit.
Strong pushes Finlay instead of following the Code of Honor. They lock up and Strong backs Finlay into the corner. Finlay with a clean break. They go for a Greco Roman knuckle lock and Strong backs Finlay into the turnbuckles.
They lock up and Finlay with a side head lock and he takes Strong to the mat. Strong backs Finlay into the turnbuckles and Finlay with a side head lock take down. Finlay with a wrist lock and then he takes Strong to the mat but Strong gets back to his feet before the referee can make a count.
Strong with a front face lock but Finlay backs him into the turnbuckles. Strong with a knee out of the break but Finlay with a single leg take down. Finlay works on the leg and Strong tries to fight him off. Finlay with a step over leg drop to continue to work on the leg.
Strong gets to the ropes and then he goes to the floor. Strong wants Finlay to back up. They lock up and Strong works on the arm and applies a key lock. Finlay gets to the ropes and Strong with a punch and chop. Finlay takes Strong down to the mat and they get to the ropes.
Finlay with an elbow to the face and then he hits a short arm clothesline and drops a knee to the head. Finlay gets a near fall. Finlay with a reverse chin lock but Strong escapes. Finlay pulls Strong to the apron and slams his head into the corner of the ring and then he chops and punches Strong.
Strong with a chop but Finlay with a thumb to the eye. Finlay hot shots Strong on the guardrail. Finlay kicks Strong as Roderick tries to get back into the ring. Strong sends Finlay’s back into the ring apron and then Strong drops Finlay on the apron.
Strong with a forearm and chop to Finlay and then he Irish whips Finlay into the ring post. Strong gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Strong with a waist lock. Finlay with a jaw breaker but Strong with a drop kick and Strong gets a near fall.
Strong sends Finlay into the turnbuckles and connects with a shoulder. Strong puts Finlay’s foot in the ropes and then he chops Finlay. Strong with a running boot to the chest and Finlay goes to the floor. Strong follows after Finlay and he connects with a forearm and Finlay Irish whips Strong into the guardrails.
Strong returns the favor and sends Finlay into the guardrails. Strong with chops and they return to the ring. Strong gets a near fall. Strong with a punch to the midsection as he works on Finlay’s ability to breathe. Finlay blocks a chop and Finlay with double chops to the throat. Finlay with a double leg take down and boots to the chest and Finlay gets a near fall.
Strong with a boot to the head followed by a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Strong stands on Finlay’s chest and face. Finlay with a rollup when Strong argues with the crowd. Strong tries for the Strong Hold but Finlay tries to avoid it. Strong applies a Boston Crab but Finlay grabs the ankle to avoid the full effect.
Strong with forearms to Finlay and Finlay with a fireman’s carry slam. Finlay with a running shoulder into the corner and then he sets for the Air Raid Crash and gets a near fall. Strong pushes Finlay away but Strong runs into a boot. Strong pushes Finlay off the turnbuckles and to the floor.
Strong tries for a pescado but Finlay pulls out the ring skirt and Strong lands on it. The turnbuckle pad is exposed and Strong with a kick and Strong hits the alley oop gutbuster but can only get a near fall. Strong with a forearm and punches. Finlay with a clothesline and a seated splash for a near fall.
Strong with a forearm and a running boot to the head and Strong gets the three count.
Winner: Roderick Strong
Hard hitting match. Strong and Finlay were very stiff during the match and it told a great story without having to resort to high impact moves. It was a very ‘old school’ match and I would not mind seeing them wrestle again. Nigel did a great job on commentary putting over Finlay and adding to the in ring action.
After the match, the referee checks on Finlay, who is having some trouble getting back to his feet.
Match Number Seven: The Briscoes versus Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin for the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Titles
Jay comes to the ring alone and then Mark comes to the ring in a Maple Leafs sweater and hockey stick. He attacks Haas and Benjamin and the match starts.
Mark with a clothesline to Haas using the hockey stick. Jay punches Benjamin and then Mark with cross check to Benjamin. Mark with a dive to the floor and then Mark hits Haas with his helmet. Jay takes things over to the announce table and Mark punches Charlie on the other side of the ring. Mark gets a chair and he hits Benjamin with it.
Mark punches Benjamin on the floor. Mark throws a chair at Benjamin before the Briscoes hit baseball slides to the floor. Haas sends Jay into the guardrails while Mark kicks Shelton from the apron.
Back in the ring, Jay puts a chair in the turnbuckles but Haas with an exploder suplex for a near fall. Haas punches Jay and then he chokes him with his shirt. Jay with a flatline that sends Haas into the chair in the turnbuckles. Benjamin with a running double sledge to Jay. Jay and Shelton exchange punches. Benjamin with a corkscrew drop kick and Benjamin grabs the chair but Jay and Mark stop him from using it.
Mark with punches and kicks to Benjamin in the ring. Jay catapults Haas into the ring post. Mark goes to the apron and then to the floor. Mark with a senton off the apron onto Benjamin. Jay with punches to Haas. Mark with another senton off the apron but this time he misses.
Jay gets a wheel and he hits Haas with it. Jay with a boot to the head and Haas continues to bleed. Jay with a slam and Mark goes up top but Shelton slams Mark to the floor from the turnbuckles and Mark goes through a table. Shelton and Jay exchange punches and Jay with a boot. Shelton with a jaw breaker.
Jay with a Death Valley Driver on Benjamin. Jay goes up top but Haas grabs Jay’s feet and Benjamin leaps to the turnbuckles and takes Jay to the mat and gets a near fall. Haas hits Jay in the back with a steel chair. Haas picks up Jay and gives him to Shelton for a spinebuster from the turnbuckles that we almost missed seeing live and Shelton gets a near fall.
Shelton chokes Jay with the chair while Haas works on Jay’s jewels. Haas knocks Mark off the apron again. Haas and Benjamin get ready to pull Jay into the ring post again but Mark makes the save. Mark with chops to Haas. Mark does the same to Shelton. Mark lands on his feet on a belly-to-back attempt and then he hits an enzuigiri. Mark with a sit out cross armed driver and then Mark goes up top for an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Jay sends Shelton to the floor.
Jay gets a table and he sets it up on the floor. Jay puts Benjamin on the table and Mark goes to the middle rope but Haas stops him and hits an Olympic slam. Jay punches Benjamin and Benjamin punches back as they fight on the apron. Benjamin tries to German suplex Jay through the table but Jay holds on. Shelton with an electric chair slam through the table.
Haas sprays a towel with something and he puts it on Mark’s face and Haas gets the three count.
Winners: Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin
After the match, Kevin Kelly shows the referee the towel.
This was a good brawl. It showed that Haas and Benjamin will go to any length to win the titles back. Since this was a ‘Fight without Honor’, the announcers should not be condemning the behavior of the new champions. It was a good contrast to the two previous matches that focused on a purer style of wrestling.
Steve Corino has joined Kevin and Nigel at the announce table but they don’t have his mic turned on.
Match Number Eight: Kevin Steen with Jimmy Jacobs versus Davey Richards for the Ring of Honor World Championship
Steen and Richards go face to face and Davey has something to say to Steen. Steen responds to Richards. The crowd chants ‘Next World Champ’ for Steen. Steen with a kick and he goes for a package piledriver but Richards escapes. Richards and Steen exchange forearms and punches. Richards with a kick and clothesline that sends Steen over the top rope to the floor.
Richards with a suicide dive and that means time to hit some guardrails. Richards Irish whips Steen into the guardrail and then he kicks Steen in the chest. Richards kicks Steen in the chest and then sends Steen into the apron.
Jacobs distracts Richards and Steen does something to Richards but the camera was focused on Jacobs. Apparently it was a DDT according to the announcers. Steen with an Irish whip into the guardrails and Steen with chops and kicks.
Steen sends Richards into the guardrails and then he asks Corino what he thinks of this. Steen sends Richards into the guardrails next to a Canadian flag. Steen with a side Russian leg sweep into the guardrails. Steen sends Richards groin first into the ring post and the referee admonishes Steen.
Steen sends Richards groin first into the ring post again. Steen continues to take Richards around the ring and they finally get to the apron. Steen with a forearm but Richards with a forearm of his own. Richards with an Exploder suplex on the apron.
Richards with a near fall. Steen with a chop to the chest but Richards with a kick to Steen’s chest. Richards soaks in the hatred from the crowd and he kicks Steen in the chest. Richards with a snap mare and then he tries for a variation of the Haas of Pain but Steen gets to the ropes. Richards with the Trailer Hitch but Steen gets to the ropes.
Steen with a chop but Richards with a kick. Richards continues to use the abuse from the fans to add more to his kicks and other strikes on Steen. Richards with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot from Steen. Steen with an elbow but Richards with an enzuigiri that sends Steen from the turnbuckles to the floor. Richards kicks Jacobs and then Steen with a power bomb onto the apron.
The referee figures that it is finally time to start a count while the wrestlers are on the floor. Steen with another power bomb onto the apron and Steen rolls Richards into the ring. Steen with a cannonball and he gets a near fall. Steen goes to the apron but he is favoring his leg.
Richards punches Steen on the turnbuckles and Richards tries for a superplex. Steen with a head butt and Richards fires back. Steen bites Richards and Davey goes to the mat. Steen with a senton but he lands on Richards’ knees.
Richards runs into a boot but Richards with a kick and German suplex. Steen pops up and Richards with a lariat for a near fall. Richards with the running forearm into the corner. Steen tries for the F-Cinq but Richards blocks it. Richards with kicks and Steen with a super kick and both men are down.
Steen with a forearm but Richards with a forearm of his own. They go back and forth but Davey gains control. Richards misses a kick and Steen hits a Ki Krusher to the knee for a near fall. Steen picks up Davey’s mouthpiece and he puts it in, just like he did with Kyle O’Reilly. Steen sets for the package piledriver but Richards blocks it. They exchange forearms again and Steen with a rake of the eyes. Richards with a drop kick to the knee but Steen with a power bomb for a near fall.
Steen applies the sharpshooter but Richards gets to the ropes. Steen shows that his knee is still hurting him. Steen gets to his feet first. Richards goes for a shoulder but Steen with a knee. Richards hyper-extends the injured knee on the ropes. Richards puts the knee in the ropes and Richards goes up top and hits a double stomp and Steen writhes in pain. Richards goes up top again and hits another double stomp and gets a two count.
Richards with an ankle lock and he pulls Steen into the center of the ring. Steen kicks Richards off. Richards misses a kick and Steen gets a near fall with a rollup. Steen tries for the package piledriver and F-Cinq but Richards counters and hits the DR Driver and gets a near fall.
Steen struggles to get back to his feet and Richards with Kawada kicks to the head but Steen spits in Richards’ face. Richards with more Kawada kicks but Steen slaps Richards. They exchange slaps. Steen hits the F-Cinq but Richards kicks out at two. Steen goes up top and hits a moonsault but he takes too long to make the cover and Richards kicks out at two.
Steen tries for the package piledriver again but Richards blocks it again. Steen gets him up but Richards gets to his feet and he hits a running boot to the head and Steen kicks out at two. Richards with a round kick to the head followed by a back heel kick. Davey gives a thumbs down but Steen blocks the kick and Steen with an ankle lock.
Richards applies the ankle lock and he grapevines the body. Steen tries to fight out of the hold and Steen gets to his feet and he applies the Sharpshooter. Richards crawls towards the ropes but Richards turns it into an ankle lock again.
Steen is able to get to the turnbuckles but Davey pulls him out of the corner. Steen exposes the turnbuckle and Steen sends Richards into the turnbuckle and Steen with a sleeper suplex and package piledriver for the three count.
Winner: Kevin Steen
After the match, Cary Silkin comes into the ring to give the title belt to the new Ring of Honor World Champion, but he refuses to do so.
Steve Corino goes into the ring and Jacobs tells Steen that he is in there. Corino takes off his jacket and Steen shows the title belt to Corino. Corino hugs Steen and Jacobs joins in.
Kevin Steen says that he doesn’t need a speech, he is Kevin ‘F***ing’ Steen.