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 knee injury. 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