Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair
November 15, 2014
Lakeland, Florida (The Lakeland Center)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

We begin with a promo from Ring of Honor Television Champion Jay Lethal and Truth Martini. Martini says that tonight is the night, isn’t it ACH? But the only thing that is gonna happen tonight is that you are gonna prove to everybody that you are nothing but a flash in the pan. Lethal says that first of all, ACH made it to the building tonight, I’ve heard sightings, ACH is in the building. Its time to burst that bubble, boy. You have been riding high on this wave because you “took” Jay Lethal to the limit. Well, its time to end all the nay-sayers. ACH, tonight, you go down.

We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.

Caprice Coleman, Will Ferrara and Tadarius Thomas vs. The Decade (“The Buzzsaw” BJ Whitmer, “Mr. Ring of Honor” Roderick Strong & Adam Page)

No Code of Honor here. Whitmer & TD have a shoving match, then TD with a series of right hands as the bell sounds. All 6 men go at it, with the Decade hightailing it to the outside. Triple baseball slide by the babyfaces to the Decade, then Caprice & TD backdrop Ferrara over the ropes and onto the Decade on the outside, wiping them out! Back in, TD stomps away at Whitmer in the corner. TD with a series of back clubs and knees to the ribs, followed by a flying kick in the corner to Whitmer for a nearfall. TD with a chop, Caprice tags in. Caprice with a chop, but Whitmer with a chop and a knee to the ribs. Page in, but Caprice with a drop toe hold and a series of armdrags. Page blocks a hiptoss, but then Caprice hits him with a sit-out hiptoss. Ferrara in, double dropkick by Ferrara & Caprice to Page for a nearfall. Page with a right hand, but Ferrara with a back elbow and a clothesline for a nearfall. Page blocks a suplex, Strong tags himself in. Big chop by Strong to Ferrara in the corner. Strong runs into a boot by Ferrara, then Ferrara with a lucha armdrag and a one-legged dropkick for a nearfall. Strong blocks a suplex, but Ferrara with a series of back clubs. Page with a knee to the back of Ferrara from the apron, but Ferrara knocks him off. Distraction, however, allows Strong to hit Ferrara with a dropkick. Whitmer in, Decade stomp away at Ferrara in the corner. Ferrara sent off the turnbuckles, Whitmer rakes his forearm against his face. Back suplex by Whitmer for a nearfall. Page tags in as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial as Whitmer with a snapmare and an elbow to the head of Ferrara. Series of crossface shots by Whitmer, then he stands on Ferrara’s hand. Strong in, gut kick and a big chop to Ferrara. Ferrara fights back, but Strong drives him into the corner. Strong runs into a boot, but catches another and brings Ferrara out of the corner with a backbreaker for a nearfall. Decade knock Caprice & TD off the apron and send them into the barricade. Page grabs a chair, gets on the apron and tells Strong to nail Ferrara with it. Strong throws the chair out of the ring, but the distraction allows Ferrara to fight back. Strong with a series of forearms to Ferrara in the corner, but Ferrara avoids a corner charge. Ferrara slips out of a suplex, avoids a clothesline, then hits Strong with a springboard Tornado DDT.

Caprice & Page get the tags in. Series of jabs by Page, followed by a big right hand. Strong comes in, but Caprice nails him with the 1-Inch Punch. Whitmer nails Caprice from behind and knocks TD off the apron. Whitmer goes to the middle rope, but Caprice hits him with the No-Hands Rana. Whitmer sent outside, then Caprice hits Page with the Trinity. Strong tries to stop the third Northern Lights by Caprice, but Caprice grabs him and hits Strong & Page with a Double Northern Lights for a nearfall. Strong with an enziguri to Coleman, but TD stops a slam. TD does a Matrix move to avoid a blind-side clothesline by Strong and hits him with a Capoiera Kick that sends Strong to the outside. Page grabs TD’s leg and pulls him out to the outside. Page sends TD into the barricade, but then Caprice wipes out the Decade with the Inside-Out Moonsault!

Back in, Caprice heads up top, but Whitmer grabs his leg, allowing Strong to nail him. Strong heads up top with Caprice and hits him with a Top Rope Superplex, but Ferrara breaks up the pin. Ferrara slips off of Strong, hits him with a Code Red. Whitmer with a running boot to the head of Ferrara, followed by a Backdrop Driver. TD hits Whitmer with a Swinging Neckbreaker. TD with a head of steam, but Page gets on the apron and nails him with a forearm. Page sends TD to the outside, then avoids Caprice off the apron. Caprice sends Page onto the apron and nails him with a head kick. Strong in and nails Caprice with a rolling forearm. Caprice slips out of a suplex, then as Page goes for the Flip-Over Clothesline back in, Caprice ducks and Page accidentally nails Strong!

Caprice sends Page to the outside, running Snapmare Driver to Strong for the win.

Winners: Caprice Coleman, Will Ferrara and Tadarius Thomas by pinfall (Running Snapmare Driver)

Afterwards, Strong argues with Whitmer about what Page did and gets in Page’s face.

Whitmer grabs the mic and says that this isn’t gonna happen. We are not gonna self-destruct out here. What we are gonna do is we are gonna squash this heat right now, so shake his hand, Roddy.

Strong gets in Whitmer’s face, but then Page nails Strong from behind. Page goes after Strong, but Strong fights back and unloads on Page with right hands, but then Whitmer nails Strong from behind. Strong sends Whitmer to the outside, then goes back after Page, unloading on him. Strong goes for End of Heartache, but Whitmer pulls Page out of the ring. Crowd chants for Strong as he stands tall in the ring as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial, we see video highlighting the rise of War Machine as a tag team this year, then we look at Raymond Rowe’s motorcycle accident that caused him to sustain a broken arm, which has kept out of action since August and through the end of 2014.

Back in the ring, Kevin Kelly introduces Raymond Rowe, who makes his way to the ring. Rowe begins to speak, but BJ Whitmer & Adam Page come out and cut Rowe off before he can do so.

Whitmer says that he is out here to put a quick end to this little pity fest. So Ray, do yourself a favor, take that gimp arm and walk your b***h ass to the back. Rowe gets in Whitmer’s face, Whitmer asks if Rowe is gonna bow up to him, boy? You gonna do something? I don’t think you will, as a matter of fact, I’m willing to bet everything I own that I will turn my back on you and you won’t do a damn thing. Whitmer turns his back to Rowe, but Rowe begins taking off his sling his injured arm is in. Before Rowe can fully take off the sling, attendants and referees rush in and stop Rowe from going after Whitmer. Whitmer says for Rowe to be smart and walk away.

Rowe leaves as Whitmer says that now onto more pressing business, Roderick Strong. See Roderick, when we put the Decade together, you were the one wildcard, you were the one question mark because see Roddy, I didn’t know exactly where you stood. I wasn’t certain you could set aside your ego, I wasn’t certain that you could put the group before yourself. And Roddy, you proved beyond a shadow of a doubt, you are the most selfish, self-centered, self-righteous son of a b***h in that lockerroom! Roddy, you proved you are a cancer and when someone has cancer, you cut the cancer out. It just so happens that we are both scheduled to be in New York City on December 7th for Final Battle. So Roddy, how about it? How about its Roderick Strong vs. Adam Page at Final Battle.

Page is at first shocked by this, but then is happy as Whitmer & Page leave while we go to commercial.


Back from commercial, we go to a promo from Adam Cole. Cole says that last week in Ohio, Ring of Honor hosted Survival of the Fittest, where the winner becomes the #1 Contender for the Ring of Honor World Title and well, I hate to say I told you so, but well, you know the rest. I knew that I was not gonna be in the back of the line for very long because that’s not where I belong. I belong in the main events, I belong at the top, I belong as World Champion, which is why Jay Briscoe, your second title reign is gonna be even shorter than your first. A lot of people thought me & Jay were finished, Jay, its never gonna be done between me & you. I hate your guts and you hate mine and Jay, I wouldn’t have it any other way because at Final Battle, when I face you one-on-one for that Ring of Honor World Title and I take it from you, it will make it that much sweeter. No excuses, no more whining, you’re finished.

Matt Sydal joins commentary for our main event.

Main Event for the Ring of Honor Television Title: “The Last Hero” ACH vs. “The First-Generation Wrestler” Jay Lethal (c) w/Truth Martini

Code of Honor before the bell. ACH backs Lethal into the corner and feigns a chop multiple times, scaring Lethal. Lethal with an amateur takedown into a front chancery, but ACH counters out into a hammerlock. Lethal with a snapmare into a chinlock, but ACH counters right back out into the hammerlock. Lethal quickly gets to the ropes. ACH with a drop toe hold and goes back to the hammerlock. ACH switches to a side headlock, followed by a shoulder tackle. ACH shows off his agility to avoid Lethal, but then Lethal hits him with the hiptoss/cartwheel/basement dropkick combo. Lethal stomps away at ACH in the corner as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial as both men exchange right hands. Lethal with a chop, then goes for the Lethal Injection, but ACH nails him on the back handspring with a clothesline. ACH ties Lethal upside down in the ropes and hits him with a series of chest kicks. ACH off the ropes and hits Lethal with a hesitation dropkick, sending Lethal to the outside. Martini checks on Lethal as the ref begins his 20 count. ACH goes outside after Lethal and nails him with a chop. Back in, ACH with a chop to Lethal in the corner, followed by a right hand. Lethal comes back with a one-man flapjack for a 1 count. Lethal sends ACH to the outside. Lethal goes out after ACH and nails him with a chop. Lethal seats ACH on the apron and holds him for Martini to take a photo on his phone. Back in, Lethal goes for a Sunset Flip, but ACH blocks it and hits a double stomp for a nearfall. ACH hits Lethal with a trifecta of slams, followed by a running leaping elbow drop for a nearfall. ACH sends Lethal off the turnbuckles, then hits a chop. ACH gains a nearfall. Both men exchange right hands again, Lethal gains advantage. ACH fights back, but Lethal with a knee to the ribs. Lethal with an uppercut, then hits a running forearm to ACH while he was in the ropes. Lethal goes for another one, but runs into a boot by ACH. Lethal blocks a German, then calls for the Lethal Injection, but ACH grabs him. Lethal blocks another German attempt and tries again to call for the Lethal Injection, but ACH grabs him again. Lethal blocks yet another German with elbows that send ACH through the ropes and to the outside, with his head crashing into the ringside table on the way down! Referees check on ACH on the outside as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial as Sydal leaves commentary to help tend to ACH. Referees & Sydal get ACH to his feet and start to lead him to the back, with ice on his neck from the fall on the table earlier. Lethal goes to speak with commentary at ringside, but ACH rushes back and nails Lethal with another chop! Both men slug it out at ringside with right hands, then ACH sends Lethal into the barricade. Back in, Lethal with a knee to the ribs and an elbow to the back of the injured neck of ACH. Lethal with a series of knee drops to the back of ACH’s head for a nearfall. More knee drops by Lethal to the injured neck of ACH, then he taunts the crowd. Lethal gains a nearfall. Chinlock applied by Lethal, wrenching on the injured neck of ACH. Crowd wills on ACH. ACh is fading as the ref checks the arm three times. On the third check, ACH still shows signs of life. ACH fights out and hits Lethal with more chops, but Lethal with another knee to the ribs. Lethal with a chop, but ACH avoids a corner charge and hits a back elbow. ACH with a clothesline and a chop, but keeps on clutching his injured neck. Lethal blocks an Irish whip, but ACH with a discus forearm. ACH slides under Lethal’s legs, Lethal avoids an enziguri, but ACH nails him with a back heel kick.

ACH sent onto the apron by Lethal, but then hot-shots Lethal across the top rope. ACH heads up top and nails Lethal with the Dum-Dum Stomp for a nearfall. ACH heads back up top, but takes too much time, allowing Lethal to stop him. Lethal sends ACH onto the apron, but ACH avoids a clothesline and hits an enziguri. Step-In Swinging Flatliner by ACH sends Lethal to the outside. ACH with a head of steam and wipes out Lethal with Air Jordan! Back in, ACH heads up top and goes for the Midnight Star (450 Splash), but Lethal avoids it, ACH rolls out of it. Lethal avoids 2 windmill kicks by ACH, but the third time is the charm as ACH nails Lethal on the third try with a windmill kick for a nearfall. “This is awesome” chants by the crowd.

Lethal grabs ACH’s leg, preventing him from heading up top, then sends him face-first off the middle turnbuckle. Superkick, followed by the Lethal Injection by Lethal, but ACH KICKS OUT AT 1!!! LETHAL AND MARTINI ARE IN SHOCK!!

Lethal grabs ACH, Cradle DDT for the win.

Winner and STILL Ring of Honor Television Champion: “The First-Generation Wrestler” Jay Lethal by pinfall (Cradle DDT)

Lethal & Martini celebrate Lethal’s title retention afterwards, then Sydal leaves commentary and gets in the ring. Sydal goes to shake hands with Lethal and Martini, but when Lethal goes for it, Sydal pulls back and points at the Ring of Honor Television Title belt as the show closes.