Getting word that it appears Jay will not be in action due to his arm situation. His arm is still in a sling.
Production note: they removed the ringside seats from the section in front of the hard cam. Not sure why but this may play into the tapings.
Dark match: Sik Rik Matrix def Aaron Solo with a scoop into tombstone piledriver
All non scum roster and referees on the apron as they prepare for the start of episode 1.
Nigel came out and apparently said, “Shit just got real.This is the start of the war.” Basically saying they are still standing and that they still believe in this company. They also announced the Cole vs Hardy match where the winner will face Taven for the TV title at the iPPV Supercard of Honor. It was also mentioned by our correspondent that it seems like many people could be getting chances to fight for the title for Supercard of Honor including Jay Lethal and BJ Whitmer and some other names. Michael Elgin vs Jay Lethal was also signed but not sure of when. Scum was banned for episode one, Nigel said they’d be let back in “next week”.
* American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) def Tadarius Thomas & ACH
* BJ Whitmer def QT Marshall with RD Evans via knees similar to last night at llth Aniversary Show
Hoopla time with new ROH TV Champ Matt Taven, Scarlette and Val Malone. Truth Martini says Matt Taven is more important than Kevin Steen. Matt Taven then “whipped it out” (the title) and then the girls took off their pants. (Cruise said ROH had no idea that would happen, and apologized.)
* Main event: Jay Lethal def Roderick Strong
Nigel was on commentary for this match.
* Michael Elgin def Silas Young
Jay lethal on commentary. Elgin and Lethal argued at ringside post match.
Colt Cabana chant breaks out in the downtime. Charlie Haas came out and talks about how he carried Shelton for ten years. Looks like Shelton Benjamin vs Charlie Haas could occur on the iPPV. Calls out anyone and Grizzly answers
* Charlie Haas def Grizzly Redwood via submission. Haas wouldn’t break the Haas of Pain and Mike Mondo came out to run him off.
Veda Scott interviewed Mondo. He said he is back but then SCUM hit the ring. They hold Veda as a hostage as they demand a SCUM show next week. This would be for the 3rd episode. They do get their wish and it was interesting to note that Steen was not a part of this segment. Corino introduced Matt Hardy who entered through an alternate path a la Aces and Eights.
* TV Title #1 contender shot at Supercard of Honor
Adam Cole def Matt Hardy via dq when Rhino gores Cole
A DDP Yoga chant was started at Hardy during this match. A huge roster brawl occurred after this match and ROH seemingly stood tall leading into next week where SCUM runs the show.
ROH World Champion Kevin Steen is out. Before he could speak Jay Briscoe came out and indeed it will be Jay Briscoe vs Kevin Steen for the title in NY for the iPPV. Steen says, “as for as scum goes….” Corino interrupts though before he could finish his sentence. It will be Steen vs. Mark Briscoe for the title at the Asheville show.
* Rhett Titus and Cliff Compton def Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander after Jimmy Rave and Jimmy Jacobs interfere.
* Jimmy Jacobs def Mike Mondo with a roll up using the ropes.
* Rhino, Matt Hardy, and Steve Corino (in a suit, because he gave Steen the night off) def Jay Lethal, Michael Elgin, and BJ Whitmer with a Twist of Fate on BJ.
All of SCUM came out and handcuffed Lethal and Elgin. 3 on 1 on Whitmer. Jay Briscoe came out as ROH recovered in the ring and said that at the iPPV, ROH kills SCUM
* TD Thomas and ACH def Mike Sydal and Adam Page with ACH hits his DDT finisher on Sydal
* Women of Honor: Four Corner Survival Match: Athena vs Mschief vs Cherry Bomb vs Scarlet Bordeaux. Athena wins with the O face on Cherry Bomb. Veda on commentary. Post match Veda got misted by MsChif. Check out our exclusive podcast with Athena talking ROH, SHIMMER, AIW, and more here:
* Roderick Strong def Pepper Parks via submission
* ROH Tag Titles: reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) def Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov) to retain. American Wolves on commentary. Post match they had a stare down in the ring and they will meet at the iPPV in NY for the titles.
Supercard of Honor matches set
ROH Tag titles: reDRagon vs. American Wolves
TV Title: Matt Taven vs. Adam Cole (for now)
World TItle: Kevin Steen vs. Jay Briscoe