Ring of Honor “Reclamation: Night One”
Taped on: July 12, 2013
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Turner Hall Ballroom)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Nigel McGuinness
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

We see an insert promo before our 1st match from the new team of the #PartyBoys. Mike Sydal says that some people just wanna Rock & Roll all night and party everyday. Two guys that are born to do that are myself and Zizou Middoux, #PartyBoys. Zizou says that they don’t party like normal people. They stay up all night drinking energy drinks and watching wrestling DVDs. Sydal says that a team that has leapt off their screen is Adrenaline RUSH. We have been watching you guys; we’ve been studying you, every move and a counter to every move. Zizou they are gonna teach Adrenaline RUSH how to #PartyHardy.

#PartyBoys (“Rock & Roll” Mike Sydal & Zizou Middoux) vs. Adrenaline RUSH (“The Last Hero” ACH & TD Thomas)

Big reaction for Adrenaline RUSH. Code of Honor before the bell. TD & Sydal will start. TD takes down Sydal, works on the arm. Sydal reverses out, but TD quickly regains control. ACH in, snapmare into a chinlock. Sydal fights out, Zizou in. ACH greets him with a dropkick. Big chop, followed by a clothesline. TD in, kick to the back for a 1 count. Suplex for a nearfall. Big chop by TD, followed by some Capoeira kicks for a nearfall. Chest kick for another nearfall. Side headlock applied, Sydal gets a shot in. Sydal hot shots TD, then Zizou with a jawbreaker and TD goes to the outside with Sydal pulling down the top rope.

Sydal stomps away at TD on the outside, while Zizou knocks ACH off the apron. Zizou gains a nearfall when TD is sent back in. Sydal in, floatover suplex for a nearfall. TD fights back, but Sydal with a headbutt. Zizou in, double hiptoss, double cartwheel and a double dropkick by #PartyBoys for a nearfall. Jackhammer by Zizou for another nearfall. Sydal in as commentary mentions that Zizou’s brother is WWE star Justin Gabriel. Sydal with a snapmare into a chinlock. TD avoids the body scissors, but Sydal with a back senton for a nearfall. Crowd wills on TD while Zizou tags in. Double drop toe hold into a deathlock/dropkick combo by #PartyBoys. ACH runs in to break up the pinfall. Sydal in, but TD avoids another double team as Sydal accidentally forearms Zizou. TD slips out of a suplex, tags in ACH.

Forearms and chops to #PartyBoys by ACH. Sydal goes for an enziguri, but ACH ducks and Sydal again accidentally hits his own partner. Roll-through into a front kick by ACH. ACH avoids a head kick, spinning suplex of sorts for a nearfall. ACH heads up top, but Zizou pushes him off. Sydal with a sit-out clothesline in the corner, followed by a Paradise kick by Zizou. Meteora by Sydal off the top, TD breaks up the pinfall. Zizou sends TD to the outside and #PartyBoys fire up. #PartyBoys set up ACH in the corner, go for a double superplex. TD springs up to the middle rope, takes down Zizou with a 2nd rope Russian Leg Sweep. ACH then knocks Sydal off the ropes.

THE BEST 450 EVER! 1-2-3!

Winners: Adrenaline RUSH by pinfall (The Best 450 Ever)

Adrenaline RUSH celebrate their win afterwards. They go to adhere to the Code of Honor with #PartyBoys, but #PartyBoys shoo them off and go to the back.

Women of Honor: “The Wrestling Goddess” Athena vs. “Your Soul’s Tormentor” MsChif

Code of Honor before the bell. MsChif works on the arm to start. Commentary mentions MsChif’s storied history of knee problems. MsChif with an arm drag, continues to work on the arm. Athena reverses out, but MsChif regains control. Russian Leg Sweep connects. Dueling chants for both women. MsChif goes back to the arm, takes Athena down by the hair. Facebuster, followed by overhand chops to the chest. Standing moonsault for a nearfall. MsChif with her infamous scream to scare Athena. Athena with a Russian Leg Sweep into a facebuster. MsChif counters a standing moonsault, roll-up for a nearfall. Athena comes back with a running kick, followed by a cartwheel double knee drop for a nearfall. MsChif again screams at Athena, then neckbreakers her across the top rope. Chest clubs, followed by a unique submission hold. MsChif switches into gaining a nearfall. MsChif with a Camel Clutch in the ropes, but breaks before the referee’s 5 count. Athena fights back, but MsChif with a series of forearms in the corner. Athena again fights back, MsChif misses a clothesline, springboard crossbody by Athena for a nearfall. Enziguri, followed by the 10 punches in the corner. Athena gains a nearfall. Athena slides under the legs, but MsChif counters out and hits Gateway to Annihilation for a nearfall. Athena sent sternum-first into the corner, then MsChif with her series of double stomps in the corner. MsChif gains a nearfall. MsChif gets 2 more nearfalls and is beginning to get frustrated. Headbutt, then MsChif sets up Athena for Obliteration, but Athena slips out and German suplexes MsChif out of the corner. Referee begins his 10 count as both women are down. They get up at 8, but MsChif instantly hits a headbutt. Sit-out tree slam, but Athena kicks out! MsChif can’t believe it, but then goes for the Desecrator. Athena slips out, lifts up MsChif and hits the Electric Chair for a nearfall.

Athena heads up top, O-FACE! 1-2-3!

Winner: “The Wrestling Goddess” Athena by pinfall (The O-Face)

We see multiple replays of the O-Face as Athena celebrates her win. Athena goes to adhere to the Code of Honor with MsChif, but MsChif spits the Green Mist in her face and walks off with Athena writhing in pain.

We see an insert promo before our next match from Michael Bennett and Maria Kanellis. Bennett says that the Prodigy is dead. BJ Whitmer, the last time we wrestled, you wrestled the Prodigy. But, he is no longer here. Someone else that isn’t here is Brutal Bob Evans. The Prodigy was Bob Evans’ prodigy and we had to cut the fat. What BJ Whitmer is facing tonight is a whole new team, a whole new dynamic, something you haven’t seen before. The Prodigy’s dead and you are too.

Best in the World 2013 Return Match: Michael Bennett w/”The 1st Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis vs. “The Buzzsaw” BJ Whitmer

Bennett charges at Whitmer before the bell, but Whitmer with a series of hard chops. Bennett hightails it to the outside to re-group. However, Whitmer charges and wipes out Bennett with a tope suicida! Back in, Whitmer gets a nearfall. Back suplex for a nearfall. Right hands and a back elbow for a 1 count. Bennett sent off the turnbuckles. More chops by Whitmer. Bennett counters a shoulder to the ribs with a front kick, followed by a swinging neckbreaker while Whitmer was in the ropes.

Bennett with right hands from the mount. Whitmer placed against the ropes, Bennett goes to the outside and delivers a big right hand. Bennett mouths off to the fans in the front row, then places Whitmer’s head against the ringpost. Bennett hits another big right hand while Maria likes what she sees. Back in, Bennett gains a nearfall, but Whitmer’s gets his hand on the bottom rope. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Whitmer. Whitmer fights out, but Bennett with a dropkick. Bennett taunts the crowd. Series of knee drops to the back of Whitmer’s neck for a nearfall. Bennett re-applies the chinlock. Whitmer fights out, Bennett misses a clothesline, but does not miss a spinebuster. Bennett gains a nearfall. Maria says something in Bennett’s ear and Bennett goes to trash talk to Whitmer. Bennett with right hands, but Whitmer begins feeling no effect from them. Whitmer tells Bennett to bring it.

Whitmer with right hands, followed by 2 clotheslines. Snap slam connects, Whitmer fires up. Bennett runs into a back elbow, running boot by Whitmer for a nearfall. Bennett blocks the Exploder with elbows. Bennett catches Whitmer, hits the Photo Finish for a close nearfall. Bennett goes for a piledriver, but Whitmer counters with a backdrop. Whitmer runs into a superkick, but catches Bennett with the Exploder into the turnbuckles for another close nearfall. Bennett gets out of another Exploder, hits a Spear. Box Office Smash, but Whitmer kicks out! Bennett cannot believe it. Whitmer with an inside cradle, but Maria gets on the apron to distract the ref.

This allows Bennett to this time hit the Piledriver for the win.

Winner: Michael Bennett by pinfall (Piledriver)

Nigel afterwards says that while he talks about how honor is restored, it seems like business is usual. Nigel goes to the back while Bennett & Maria celebrate their win.

Before our next match, we see a promo from Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle says that he & Eddie Edwards have quite a history together. Although we have a strong dislike for each other, there is also a mutual respect for each other. I know you are gonna chop the flesh off of my chest, turning it into a slab of 90 percent lean ground beef. However, when you step in the ring with the “Ambassador of Kick-Assador”, you’re gonna get kicked in the head, you’re gonna get strangled, I’m gonna bend your arm in ways that its not meant to be bent, I’m gonna punch your livers. Bring your chops, bring your half crab, bring everything. Because if the Hunt is On, then consider me the World’s Most Dangerous Game. ReDRagon, all day, all night.

Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly vs. “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards

Bobby Fish joins Kevin Kelly on commentary for this match. Code of Honor before the bell. Crowd chants for Edwards. O’Reilly goes to work on Edwards’ arm early. Edwards counters out. O’Reilly tries to counter out, but Edwards keeps the hold maintained. O’Reilly now with a snapmare, but Edwards still has the hold maintained. O’Reilly with a Monkey flip, but Edwards STILL has the hold maintained. O’Reilly with a slam, Edwards with a headscissors, O’Reilly kips out. Side headlock by Edwards, O’Reilly with a headscissors, Edwards kips out. O’Reilly blocks a chop, Edwards blocks a kick, we have a stalemate. “This is wrestling” chants by the crowd. Knucklelock applied, then an exchange of monkey flips. Both kick out after 2 nearfalls, then do stereo back bridges. O’Reilly takes Edwards down and goes on top of him to bring him down off a back bridge. Edwards gets to his feet, but O’Reilly slips out of an STF attempt, another stalemate. Edwards takes down O’Reilly, wraps up his legs and presses down on the quadriceps. O’Reilly turns over onto his belly, then go both into a headstand, trading slaps from that position. Edwards tries for the Achilles’ Lock, O’Reilly kicks him off, yet another stalemate. “ROH” chants from the crowd. O’Reilly wants a handshake, but then slaps Edwards. Snapmare into a kick to the back. Edwards responds with a slap, a snapmare and a kick to the back of his own. O’Reilly answers with the same thing. Edwards feigns another kick, but instead hits a chop to the neck. They go nose-to-nose, forearm exchange. O’Reilly with a running knee, then feigns a penalty kick and slaps Edwards in the face. Edwards responds with some BIG chops. More BIG chops in the corner by Edwards. Headbutt, Edwards goes up & over. Drop toe hold, Edwards locks O’Reilly in a surfboard. Edwards then rolls over and puts O’Reilly in a pinning predicament for a nearfall. Edwards runs into a boot by O’Reilly, but blocks a Tornado DDT. Edwards goes up with O’Reilly, but O’Reilly takes him down with a Super Divorce Court, sending Edwards to the outside.

O’Reilly drives Edwards’ arm into his own shoulder, then drives Edwards’ arm into the ringpost. O’Reilly hammerlocks Edwards’ arm and drives it into the barricade. O’Reilly stomps away, then drives Edwards’ arm across the ring apron. Back in, O’Reilly gains a nearfall. Again, O’Reilly drives Edwards’ arm onto his own shoulder. O’Reilly wrings out the arm, then hammerlocks it before sweeping out Edwards’ leg for a nearfall. Again, O’Reilly hammerlocks Edwards’ arm and then lifts him up in a lifting wristlock of sorts. O’Reilly with a hammerlock suplex from that position for a nearfall. Another hammerlock to the arm and Edwards is sent into the turnbuckles, arm first. Chest kicks by O’Reilly, but Edwards begins firing up. O’Reilly with kicks to the arm, a spinning back kick and a leaping curb stomp. Edwards counters the rolling forearm with a German, but O’Reilly pops up and hits a boot to the injured arm. Edwards responds with a superkick, O’Reilly with a head kick, then Edwards DRILLS him with a lariat, both men are down.

They get to their feet, another forearm exchange. O’Reilly with a series of slaps, Edwards begins playing cat and mouse. O’Reilly to the outside, Edwards with a baseball slide. Head of steam, SOARING AND SCORING!!! “Holy s**t” chants by the crowd. Fans in the front row hold back O’Reilly’s arms so that Edwards can deliver another BIG chop. Back in, Edwards heads up top. O’Reilly avoids a double stomp, Edwards with a roll-up for a nearfall. Crossface applied, O’Reilly gets to the ropes. O’Reilly comes back with an arm whip, but runs into a chop. O’Reilly then avoids a corner charge and Edwards goes shoulder-first into the ringpost, sending him all the way to the outside. O’Reilly goes to the apron, charges, RUNNING DROPKICK wiping out Edwards against the barricade!! “YES” chants by the crowd. Back in, Edwards runs into a boot, but hits an enziguri. Chin Checker, but O’Reilly goes right into hooking Edwards in a cross armbreaker. Edwards gets to his feet and counters into the Achilles’ Lock. O’Reilly counters with an inside cradle for a nearfall. O’Reilly with a discus forearm, Edwards with a spinning back chop. O’Reilly then with a Regalplex for a close nearfall. O’Reilly gets the blood flowing back in his leg. Running forearm, Running Yakuza Kick. O’Reilly counters an Edwards suplex with a knee strike. Flying armbar applied, Edwards gets his foot on the ropes. O’Reilly places Edwards on the top rope, with Edwards facing the crowd. O’Reilly goes up with Edwards, but Edwards knocks him off with headbutts. O’Reilly goes back up top and tries for a Kimura, but Edwards gets him on his shoulders and hits a Super Fallaway Sit-Out Facebuster. Powerbomb for a nearfall.

Edwards transitions into the Achilles’ Lock, along with a series of stomps to the head of O’Reilly. Referee stops the match.

Winner: “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards via referee stoppage

Referees check on O’Reilly afterwards as Fish complains on commentary about the referee’s officiating. O’Reilly is helped to his feet and he just now realizes he lost. Adherence to the Code of Honor before O’Reilly is helped to the back and Edwards celebrates his win.

“The Man Beast” Rhino vs. “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa

Nigel explains that Rhino is here because he had dates on his ROH contract to fulfill. Ciampa goes right after Rhino before the bell. Rhino sent into the corner, Ciampa with forearms and a series of stomps. Kneepad comes down, but Rhino catches him with a clothesline. Rhino with a stomp and a right hand. Both men go off the ropes, but now its Ciampa who hits a clothesline, sending Rhino to the outside. Ciampa goes out after him, but Rhino with right hands. Rhino runs into a back elbow, then Ciampa sends him into the barricade. Ciampa lifts up the ring mat, but Rhino blocks a suplex. Rhino then suplexes Ciampa on the hardwood floor!!

Referee begins his 20 count as Rhino rolls back in. Ciampa gets back in, but Rhino crotches him. Rhino runs into a knee strike by Ciampa. Ciampa with 10 punches in the corner, then bites at Rhino’s forehead. However, Rhino comes back by hot-shotting Ciampa on the top turnbuckle. Rhino stomps away, then chokes Ciampa in the ropes. Rhino chokes Ciampa with his boot. Rhino with a chest club, but Ciampa fights back. Rhino with a running shoulder in the corner for a nearfall. Ciampa again fights back, but Rhino with a lifting flapjack, followed by a soccer kick to the ribs. Rhino gains a nearfall. Ciampa fights back again, but Rhino rakes the eyes. Ciampa pops out of the corner with a clothesline.

Back elbow by Ciampa, grounded version of a Cobra Clutch applied. Ciampa with knees to the ribs. Ciampa misses a clothesline, Rhino hits 2 shoulder tackles. Ciampa runs into a back elbow, Rhino goes to the middle turnbuckle. Flying shoulder tackle for a nearfall. Ciampa fights back, then slips out of a DVD. Release German by Ciampa, down comes the kneepad. Running Knee by Ciampa. Ciampa with not one, but two running knees. Ciampa places Rhino on the top turnbuckle, goes up with him. Rhino fights out of the Super Air Raid Crash, knocks Ciampa off. Ciampa goes back up and hits a superplex for a nearfall. Ciampa with right hands and a running forearm. Rhino fires up and hits a belly-to-belly-suplex. Rhino sets up for the Gore.

Rhino charges, but Ciampa DRILLS him with the Knockout Knee for the win.

Winner: “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall (Knockout Knee)

Ciampa celebrates his win afterwards.

Silas Young cuts a promo before our next match. Silas says that as far as he is concerned, Kevin Steen doesn’t belong in Ring of Honor anymore. The way you tried to kill this company, you wanna take money outta my pocket? I’m not some kid living with his parents, I’m a man whose gotta family to take care of. And you wanna take away my livelihood? Kevin Steen, you call yourself “Mr. Wrestling”. You’re not Mr. Wrestling, you’re a joke and I’m gonna expose you tonight, I’m gonna show everybody why Silas Young is the Last Real Man in Pro Wrestling.

“The Last Real Man in Pro Wrestling” Silas Young vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen

Steen wants the Code of Honor before the bell, but Silas grabs a mic. Silas says he will shake Steen’s hand, but first he has to say something. Steen makes fun of Silas’s chest. Silas says Steen is fat, pathetic. The worst part is you are a former ROH champion and its disgusting. When people look at ROH and they see who the face is, they look at you. They see a fat joke. Steen begins to speak, but nails Silas with a right hand and the bell sounds. Strike exchange, Steen with chops. Silas with a side headlock, no one goes down off a shoulder tackle twice. Steen says he’ll give one more chance, but Silas with a forearm. However, Steen responds with a dropkick. Snapmare, followed by a basement back elbow and a back senton that sends Silas to the outside. Steen goes after him and hits some forearms and some chops. Silas sent into the barricade. They fight towards the ramp way, but Silas fights back. Steen sent off the apron, then Silas blocks the apron powerbomb with a backdrop on the floor! Back in, Silas gains a nearfall. Silas stomps away, then chokes Steen in the ropes. Steen fights back, but Silas with a clothesline. Snapmare, followed by the step-over mule kick. Silas drives his knee against Steen’s face. “Silas sucks” chants by the crowd. Steen again fights back, followed by hitting a DDT. Steen sends Silas face-first off the turnbuckles, then charges and connects with the Cannonball for a nearfall. Silas avoids being sent out of the corner the hardway. Facebuster across the knee, boot and a roll-up for a nearfall. Silas slips out of the F-Cinq, backbreaker/clothesline combo for a nearfall. Steen goes to the outside, Silas brings him back in. Steen goes out to the other side and goads Silas to go out after him. Silas sent into the barricade, followed by the apron powerbomb. Back in, Steen heads up top. Steenton Bomb for a close nearfall. Silas comes back by lifting up Steen and hitting the Finlay Roll. Steen avoids the Pee Wee Gaja Plunge, hits the Pop-Up Powerbomb.

Package Piledriver for the win.

Winner: “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen by pinfall (Package Piledriver)

Silas refuses to adhere to the Code of Honor afterwards.

We see an insert promo before the next match with Michael Elgin. Elgin says that its put up or shut up time as we move towards the Ring of Honor World Title Tournament. Tonight’s the type of night where people show the world what kinda champion they can be. Well Taven, Cole, Lethal, you guys picked the short straw because you gotta look across the ring at me.

Four Corner Survival: Ring of Honor Television Champion Matt Taven w/Truth Martini & The Hoopla Hotties (Scarlett Bordeaux & Seleziya Spark) vs. Jay Lethal vs. “The Panama City Playboy” Adam Cole vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin

Code of Honor before the bell. Elgin & Cole start. Elgin backs Cole into the corner, clean break. Cole works on the arm. Elgin reverses, but Cole regains control. Elgin goes shoulder-to-shoulder multiple times before reversing out. Cole counters into a side headlock. No one goes down off a shoulder tackle twice. Cole with a roll-up for a nearfall. Elgin blocks an arm drag, Cole slips out of a slam. Elgin blocks a Tornado DDT, Cole slips out. Cole takes Elgin down, Elgin kicks Cole off. Cole with a basement dropkick for a nearfall. Elgin blocks a whip, Cole goes up & over. Elgin with a powerslam for a nearfall. Cole blocks a suplex with a knee strike, Taven tags himself in. Taven wants Lethal in. Elgin obliges, tags in Lethal.

“Black Machismo” chants from the crowd. Taven with a knee to the ribs and a side headlock. Taven with a shoulder tackle, but Lethal avoids a leapfrog and hits a chop. More chops by Lethal. Taven to the outside, Lethal follows him out and hits another chop. Taven comes back with a knee to the ribs and goes up & over, but Lethal with another chop. Lethal again follows Taven to the outside, but this time, Seleziya stands in-between them. Elgin comes in from behind and chops Taven. Elgin chases off Martini and Scarlett while back in, Taven tags in Cole. Cole with a knee to the ribs of Lethal, followed by a back elbow for a 1 count. Snap suplex for a nearfall. Lethal fights back, but Cole sidesteps a backdrop. Lethal counters a Figure Four attempt with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Cole blocks a right hand, leaping neckbreaker for a nearfall. Strike exchange, Lethal gains advantage. Lethal with a knee to the ribs, hiptoss/cartwheel/dropkick combo for a nearfall. Elgin in, time to set your watches, folks. Elgin lifts up Cole for 10………20……30……..40…….50………and drops him at 1 full minute in a delayed vertical for a nearfall. Elgin sent onto the apron, Cole knocks him off with an enziguri. Martini pulls at Cole’s leg to prevent a dive, Taven hot-shots Cole across the top rope. Lethal with a baseball slide to Elgin. Taven crotches Lethal to prevent a dive. Taven head of steam, wipes out Elgin with a no-hands plancha.

Back in, Taven gains a nearfall. Taven with right hands and a boot. Taven with crossface shots, but Elgin lifts him up and drives Taven into the corner. Taven avoids a charge, chokes Elgin in the ropes. Taven distracts the ref, allowing Martini to choke his former protégé in Elgin. Russian Leg Sweep and a springboard corkscrew senton by Taven for a nearfall. Elgin blocks a suplex. Taven with a knee to the ribs. Taven runs into a boot, Elgin Germans Taven into the turnbuckles!! Lethal tags in, gains a close nearfall on Taven. Back elbow for a nearfall. Backbreaker for another nearfall. Cole tags in, slam and a front elbow on Taven for a nearfall. Taven comes back with a knee to the ribs. Cole catches Taven, Fireman’s Carry Neckbreaker, Elgin breaks up the pinfall. Lethal sends Cole to the outside. Cole back in, Taven drives him into the corner. Lethal tags in, snap suplex to Taven for a nearfall. Lethal with a shot to Elgin on the apron. Lethal sidesteps a backdrop, drop toe hold sends Taven into the middle rope. Lethal goes to the outside, DRILLS Taven with a dropkick. Lethal makes a cover, Cole breaks up the pinfall. Elgin blind tags in, nails Taven with a slingshot flying back elbow.

Elgin with clotheslines knocking Cole & Lethal off the apron. Another clothesline to Lethal, STO to Taven. Multiple corner clotheslines by Elgin to Lethal. Taven slips off Elgin’s shoulders, but runs into a Black Hole Slam for a nearfall. Elgin calls for the end, but Cole stops the Buckle Bomb. Discus forearm to Cole. Elgin lifts up both Cole & Lethal, Samoan Drop/Fallaway Slam combo. Taven gets out of a powerbomb, but misses a head kick and Elgin with a German for a nearfall. “This is awesome” chants by the crowd. Elgin goes for a delayed vertical on Taven, but Lethal stops it with a superkick to Elgin. Cole in, superkick to Lethal. Taven superkicks Cole. Pump Kick by Elgin to Taven, EVERYONE IS DOWN!!

“ROH” chants by the crowd. Lethal with a springboard dropkick to Elgin. Lethal blocks the Climax by Taven, but Taven gets out of the Lethal Combination. Enziguri, followed by an Angels Wings variation. Elgin breaks up the pinfall, but Taven fights out of the Deadlift German. Discus forearm by Elgin, followed by a Hellavator variation. Elgin drives Cole into the corner to block the Florida Key. Elgin runs into a boot by Cole, but rolls through a Sunset flip. Cole slips out of a powerbomb, avoids a spinning backfist, hits a superkick, then another superkick to the back of the head. Brainbuster across the knee to Elgin. Cole blocks a Lethal superkick, but Lethal kicks Cole off a Figure Four attempt. Cole sent to the apron, Lethal with a springboard dropkick. Lethal head of steam, takes out Cole with a tope suicida. Lethal back in, another head of steam, this time takes out Elgin with a tope suicida. Lethal again back in, yet another head of steam, but Martini on the apron to block his path. Lethal brings Martini in the hardway. Ref is with Martini when Seleziya comes in. AIR RAID CRASH TO LETHAL!! Taven heads up top, Air Taven, but Lethal kicks out!!

Lethal avoids the Climax, then Elgin comes in and DRILLS Taven with a lariat! Lethal Combination to Elgin. Lethal heads up top, but Cole crotches him on the turnbuckles. Cole goes up with Lethal, but Elgin comes in from underneath. Cole counters a powerbomb with a rana. Cyclone Kick by Taven to Cole, Elgin with a boot to Cole. Spinning backfist to Taven by Elgin as he was going for the Climax on Cole. Elgin lifts up Cole, Buckle Bombs him into Lethal, who was slumped over on the turnbuckles.

Revolution Elgin Bomb for the win.

Winner: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin by pinfall (Revolution Elgin Bomb)

Elgin celebrates his win afterward, motions that he will become the next ROH World Champion. Elgin goes to adhere to the Code of Honor with Cole, but Cole refuses to adhere and walks off.

Main Event in a Grudge Match: Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Bobby Fish vs. “American Wolf” Davey Richards

Code of Honor before the bell. Bell sounds and both charge at each other, hitting stereo running boots. Boot exchange, followed by a strike exchange. Richards with a shoulder tackle, Fish with an arm drag. Richards with a headscissors, Fish gets out. Both avoid each other’s kicks, Fish avoids a right hand, stalemate. Crowd chants for Richards. Richards with a knucklelock into a Japanese Stranglehold. Richards pulls back, but Fish counters into his own Stranglehold. Richards steps out and goes into a side headlock. Fish counters with a drop toe hold. Richards tries to get out, but Fish takes him back down. Richards with a spinning back kick, then avoids a dropkick. Fish is catapulted into the corner, Backlund Bridge by Richards for a nearfall. Drop toe hold, Richards wraps up Fish’s legs. Trailer Hitch applied. Richards gets up, DAVEY HIP SWIVEL, then drops backward. Richards with a Hogan pose, MOAR HIP SWIVEL! Richards spins Fish into a pinning predicament for a nearfall. Fish goes to the outside to re-group and throws a chair. Fish mouths off to the fans in the front row before getting back in. Fish with a gut kick, followed by a chest kick. Fish mocks Richards’s hip swivel. Richards takes down Fish into a pinning predicament for a nearfall. Richards with a series of chest kicks, but Fish with a poke to the eye. Front kick, followed by chest kicks from Fish. Richards rolls through a Sunset flip, hits a Penalty Kick. Snapmare into a Tequila Sunrise. Richards gains a nearfall. Chest kick, Fish goes up & over. Richards hits a dropkick, Fish to the outside. Richards to the apron, but Fish counters the running apron kick with a kick to the shins of Richards, knocking him down to the outside.

Fish with a chest kick, breaks the ref’s count. Another chest kick, more mouthing off to the crowd by Fish. Another chest kick and they go back in the ring. Fish gains a 1 count. Snapmare, followed by a slingshot senton. Fish goes for a cover, Richards is too close to the ropes. Elbow to the back of the head, Richards fights back. Another chest kick, followed by a ground version of a Dragon Screw leg whip. Fish with elbow drops to the leg of Richards, gains a nearfall. Kicks to the leg of Richards. Forearms, but Richards begins firing up. Forearm exchange, Richards gets the advantage. Richards then runs into a head kick by Fish for a nearfall. Front kick, followed by another chest kick for a nearfall. Inverted bearhug applied, crowd wills on Richards. Richards fights out, but Fish with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Richards avoids a springboard moonsault, then avoids a slingshot plancha by Fish. Richards back on the apron, this time hits the running apron kick.

Back in, Richards heads up top. Missile Dropkick, Richards kips up, although he favors his leg. Richards runs into a boot, but hits a series of chest kicks. Ref stops Richards, but he shoves the ref and hits more chest kicks. Richards slides under Fish’s legs, hits a back heel kick for a nearfall. Fish comes back with back elbows, but runs into a spinning back kick. Richards with another pinning predicament for a nearfall. Armbar applied, but Fish fights out and gets to the ropes. Slam, Richards heads up top. Fish stops him, heads up with Richards. Richards knocks Fish off with a series of headbutts. Fish, though, comes back with a head kick. Fish goes back up top, hits a Super Falcon Arrow for a close nearfall. Richards rolls out onto the apron, Fish goes out after him. Richards blocks a back suplex with elbows. Chest kick exchange, Richards catches Fish’s foot. Kawada Kicks by Richards, but Fish with a knee strike. Fish lifts up Richards, FISHERMAN’s BUSTER ON THE APRON!

Eddie Edwards & Kyle O’Reilly come out to check on their partners. Richards is still down as the ref begins his 20 count. Fish gets back in and Richards JUST BARELY gets back in. Fish with a springboard moonsault, but Richards kicks out! Fish cannot believe it, crowd chants for Richards. Richards avoids a head kick, standing switch. Richards gets out of a German, roll through into the Ankle Lock. Fish counters out with a roll through into the Fish Hook. Richards gets up and counters out into a Sharpshooter. Fish counters with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Richards sidesteps Fish and he goes to the outside. Richards with a head of steam, wipes out Fish with a tope con hijo that sends Richards into the crowd!! Back in, Richards heads up top, Fish avoids the double stomp. Richards runs into a boot, but hits a head kick, followed by a German, however Fish pops right up, but Richards DRILLS him with a lariat. FISH KICKS OUT AT 1! Series of kicks to the leg and knee strikes by Fish. Richards hits the Alarm Clock. Running chest kick, Richards heads back up top. Double stomp, but Fish kicks out! Richards transitions back into the Ankle Lock. Fish kicks Richards off twice, then O’Reilly grabs at Richards’ ankle. Richards kicks him off and charges at Fish.

However, Fish DRILLS him with a Sakaruba Knee Strike for the win.

Winner: Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Bobby Fish by pinfall (Sakuraba Knee Strike)

reDRagon celebrate Fish’s win afterward while Edwards and the ref checks on Richards, who was knocked out by the knee from Fish as we go to credits.


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