|Date: 06/23||6:12 PM|
Here are the results of tonight's ROH PPV taping, courtesy of our own Stevie J who was in the audience tonight and texted in the following results.
Ernie Osiris and Sugarfoot Alex Payne vs. Mitch Franklin and Dingo
Big pop for Sugarfoot. Sugarfoot and Ernie win after Ernie does a backflip off the top and Sugarfoot covers for 3. Winners: Sugarfoot & Osiris. BIG POP for Sugarfoot.
Belltime has officially changed to 7:35pm.
The show is offically underway! Dave Prazak is in the ring putting over ROH hard, there are streamers everywhere.
No Remorse Corps vs. Delirious/Erick Stevens
Delirious and Stevens hit the ring, along with Davey Richards. Delirious cuts a babbling promo. Stevens and Delirious chop the shit out of Romero and he flees. Crowd chants "Rooooooooderick" for Strong. Delirious does a flip off the top rope to the floor. Strong chops Delirious hard and does eyepoke. Romero does double footstomp and the No Remorse Corps get the pin. Winners: No Remorse Corps.
Austin Aries comes out of the crowd and hits the ring, does a suicide dive. He cuts a promo saying he has a piece of paper which will free him from TNA and make him ROH full time. Everyone is throwing him pens. Aries says he's back home where people respect this business. Aries puts over ROH as best product in the world. Big "FUCK TNA" chant from the crowd.
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Matt Sydal
Claudio is making the crowd go "eyyyyyy" and do the wave. Delayed vertical suplex and "eyyyyy", tornado spin release and "eyyyyyy", gut wrench suplex for 2. Sydal sweeps the leg and does a running flip on Claudio to the outside. That starts competing "Let's go Sydal" and "Let's go Claudio" chants. Ton of near falls and standing shooting star presses by Sydal for 2. Claudio tosses Sydal in the air like a pizza - WOW! Sydal calls for the finish, does a head scissor. Claudio reverses in mid-flip and hooks the legs 1-2-3 for pin - fuckin' awesome match! Winner: Claudio Castagnoli. Afterwards, Larry Sweeney & Chris Hero come out. Tank Toland and Bobby Dempsey are with them. Dempsey gets a "He's on ster-oids" chant. Well maybe it was for Toland but it's funnier to think it's Dempsey. Sweeney is trying to recruit Sydal for Sweet'n'Sour Incorporated and says he has a contract for him. Claudio takes the mic, tells Matt not to do it, that Sweeney is a scumbag. A "You're a scumbag" chant follows. Claudio rips up the contract and starts to kick ass, but Sydal attacks him from behind. Hero stretches out Claudio. Sydal asks Sweeney if the contract promising a fruitful career was valid, and if so to print out another and he'll join Sweet and Sour Inc. Sydal shakes all their hands and everyone leaves, except Claudio who's still down and gets up slow. Big pop when he finally stands.
Naomichi Marufuji vs. BJ Whitmer
Big streamers and pop for Marafuji, most streamers so far tonight. It is a great match. Both guys have whipped each other into every guardrail and stiffed each other in the ring, tons of near falls and reversals. Marafuji cleans Whitmer's clock with a clothesline for near fall. BJ in tree of woe, Marafuji goes coast to coast with a face kick for 2 and a big pop. Marafuji comes off the ropes drills Whitmer's head into the mat for 1-2-3 pin. Winner: Naomichi Marafuji. A slightly anti-climactic finish, but the crowd's happy chanting for him, "Please come back, please come back."
Pelle Primeau vs. Brent Albright
Pelle Primeau comes out with the Top of Class trophy. His opponent is Brent Albright in a hood. Stevie J takes a high-velocity streamer to the head from a fan trying to throw it into the ring. Albright puts Primeau in an armbar and makes him tap. Winner: Brent Albright.
ROH World Championship Match: Takeshi Morishima vs. Jimmy Rave
Morishima pounds the shit out of Rave. The crowd starts chanting, "Die Jimmy Die". Then dueling chants start - "Let's Go Jimmy" and "Mo-ri-shi-ma". Jimmy is thrown off the top rope, Morishima does a "Joe-esque" senton on him. Rave is getting a lot of hope spots. Rave has Morishima in an ankle lock, but Shima gets to the ropes. Morishima kills Rave with a brain smashing suplex and gets the pin. Winner and still Champion: Takeshi Morishima. A quick, but largely good fun squash match.
ROH World Tag Team Title Match: Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico
Let's hope Mark doesn't try to kill himself again this time! El Generico and Jay Briscoe to start. Steen tags in - he's one chunky looking dude! Briscoes do double dropkicks on him in the corner. They're building this slow and mostly letting the heels beat up the Briscoes. Briscoes starting to make a comeback on Generico, Mark in particular - and he tags in Jay. Steen does a flip over the ropes on Mark. Now they're all outside the ring - but not able to see since everyone is standing. Someone was just thrown into crowd next to us, but still cant see who. Steen hits a powerbomb for 2. Generico does an amazing flip to the outside. Steen got a near fall off the top. Generico gets hit with Jay driller for 2.9, double team Jay driller for 3! Winners and still Champions: The Briscoes. Afterwards, Steen beats them up with a ladder. He starts getting "YOU FAT FUCK" chants as they finish celebrating and start leaving the ring. The Briscoes recover and leave to a big pop.
The announcer just revealed that they'll tape a 3rd PPV at this venue on Sept 15th!
Intermission at 9:25pm.
SHIMMER Tag Match: Lacey & Rain (w/ Jimmy Jacobs) vs. Daizee Haze & MsChif
MsChif is hilarious - she keeps screaming and scaring her opponents. They're trying like hell to keep Daizee from making a tag. She keeps screaming at the ref - this is so funny. Daizee finally gets the tag and keeps right on screaming. Lacey is distracting the ref and Daizee has to manhandle him to get him to count a near fall. Lacey & Rain double team MsChif for the pin. Winners: Lacey & Rain. Jimmy Jacobs poses with them afterwards.
Grudge Match (30 min time limit): Nigel McGuinness vs. Chris Hero (w/Larry Sweeney, Tank Toland & Bobby Dempsey)
Hero runs the ropes while he's coming out, while Sweet and Sour Inc. do jumping jacks. More streamers for Nigel's entrance. More steroid chants but SNS Inc takes the mic and says I can confirm that neither Bobby Dempsey or Chris Hero are on steroids which gets a big laugh. Hero feigns a handshake, and shakes Sweeney's hand instead. Competing "LET'S GO NI-FEL" and "FUCK YOU HE-RO" chants start. Hero does his flips and knee drops for his own benefit and gets a "HOLY SHIT" chant. Dueling handstands on the top rope. When hero does his, Nigel just pushes him off onto his team. Nigel chases the heels and Hero dropkicks him thru the ropes. Nigel sweeps Hero's face into the mat a few times but gets a boot to the face thru the ropes. Hero tries a crab, but Nigel gets a rope break. Nigel with chops on Hero. Hero stomps on Nigel's head, but he gets up. Hero with chops, Nigel with uppercuts. Nigel gets the better of it and Hero is dazed. Nigel with a surprise short arm clothesline for 2.9 that pops the crowd. Hero set on the top, but he knocks Nigel off and nails a dropkick. Nigel and Hero outside, Nigel wipes him out on the barricade. Hero does the senshi stomp but only gets 2. Heels pull Nigel over the top and he chases them to the back. Top rope stretch slam face first to the mat and Nigel gets the pin. Winner: Nigel McGuinness. Hero sells like he's out cold. Hero comes to quickly, rolls out out of the ring, and ref helps him to the back.
Adam Pearce comes out after the match, wearing a Flair-like robe that says "Scrap Iron". The crowd starts a Repo Man chant. Pearce cuts a promo on Colt Cabana and heels on Chicago, his hometown. Morishima comes out, and the crowd chants "You f'd up" at Pearce. Announcer says that this has just been made into a World Title Match!
ROH World Championship Match: Takeshi Morishima vs. Adam Pearce
Pearce blows 2 shoulder tackles as shima doesn't budge. He tells Shima - "Are you kidding? You hit the ropes." Shima does and steamrolls him. Shima with a top rope dropkick. Pearce throws Shima out. More Repo Man chants. Pearce suplexes Shima back into the ring - impressive! Cross body off top misses. Shima sits down on a sunset flip and nearly gets 3. Pearce puts on a repo man mask! Big mistake - Shima goes on offense. Hagadorn tries a run in, but Morishima still gets the 1-2-3 pin. Winner and still Champ: Takeshi Morishima.
"Glory By Honor V: Night 2" Rematch: Bryan Danielson vs. KENTA
Danielson comes out, and everyone is singing "The Final Countdowwwwwwn". Dragon and Kenta are even thus far. Danielson is getting the crowd to pop for wristlocks and ab stretches. Kenta bitchslaps him. Danielson is doing his trademark inverted submission drops and nose pulls. Kenta knocks him down for another bitchslap. Stiff kicks - Bryan catches the third and turns Kenta inside out. Side choke straight out of MMA, but Kenta escapes. Two uppecuts and a suplex, 2 count for Bryan before Kenta kicks out. Danielson stomps right on Kenta's ribs. Whoa - surfboard rolled to shoulders on mat, Bryan only gets 2 though. Kenta gives him an ace cutter off the ropes. Dueling chants - "Let's go Dragon" and "Let's go Ken-ta!" Bryan hits a big backbreaker but eats a boot charging the corner, then dropkicks Kenta when he comes off the ropes. Danielson charges the ropes and Kenta kicks him. Kenta gets back, Danielson suplexes him through the ropes to the concrete floor then throws him back in for 2.9. Danielson goes for rear naked choke. Kenta wont tap and gets to the ropes. Lefts and rights followed by cattle mutilation, but Kenta tries to get the ropes and does. Rolling near falls. They start suplexing the crap out of each other, get up groggy and slap each other awake. Mid-ring simultaneous moves and both men are down to a big R-O-H chant from the crowd. Cattle mutilation again! Crowd chants "Please don't tap". Kenta counters and suplexs Danielson on his head for 2. Danielson and Kenta on the top rope. Kenta comes down and runs across ring, powerbombs him into turnbuckle. Kenta escapes a pin and locks on some sort of sleeper, but I can't see exactly. Bryan gets arm up before 3. Bryan hits a go-to-sleep, elbows him in the head repeatedly, and hits a dragon suplex but can still only get a 2 count. Dragon gets nailed by Kenta and pinned just like that out of nowhere! Winner: KENTA. Fans start chanting "Match of the Year" and "Thank You Ken-ta". They shake hands to big applause from the crowd. Danielson and Kenta bow to each other, and the crowd chants "Please come back" for Kenta.