Ring of Honor “Road to Greatness Night 1”
Taped on: September 6, 2013
Chattanooga, Tennessee (Camp Jordan Arena)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Prince Nana
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Roderick Strong vs. Raymond Rowe
Crowd chants for Strong before the bell. Code of Honor adhered to. Strong works on the arm early. Rowe reverses out, but Strong takes him down. Standing switch by Rowe, roll-up for a 1 count. Rowe with a side headlock, followed by a shoulder knockdown. Rowe blocks a hiptoss, followed by another shoulder knockdown. Suplex, followed by right hands from the mount. Big forearm knocks Strong down. Strong whipped hard into the corner. Strong fights back with kicks, but Rowe with another forearm. Strong goes up & over and hits a leg lariat for a 1 count. Strong with a knee to the ribs, followed by a BIG chop. More big chops by Strong. Rowe blocks a suplex, but Strong slips out of his attempt. Forearm exchange with Strong getting the advantage. Rowe then catches Strong with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a nearfall. Rowe with a big chop of his own. Another big forearm by Rowe for a nearfall. Another forearm by Rowe, but he runs into a boot. Strong avoids a corner charge, hits a running forearm, followed by a dropkick. Running knee strike & a running forearm in the corner by Strong. Bulldog for a nearfall. Rowe fights out of the half-nelson backbreaker, hits a T-Bone Suplex. Rowe with two knee strikes and a running boot. Rowe runs into a savate kick by Strong, but hits a flying double knee strike for a nearfall. Rowe heads up top, but Strong catches him with an enziguri. Strong heads up with Rowe and hits a superplex off the top! 1-2….NO! Strong with left and right forearms, followed by a discus one. Rowe then catches a leaping knee with a slam for another nearfall. Strong gets out of a Dragon Suplex, hits the leaping knee.
Death by Roderick, followed by the Sick Kick for the win.
Winner: Roderick Strong by pinfall (Sick Kick)
Code of Honor afterwards between the two. Strong then celebrates his win.
Alabama Attitude (Corey Hollis & Mike Posey) vs. Adrenaline RUSH (ACH & TD Thomas)
Code of Honor before the bell. Hollis & TD start. TD shows off by doing a cartwheel. Hollis sits out of a double-leg. Chain wrestling between the two early, stalemate. TD with a judo-esque takedown. A second takedown, but then Hollis with a dropkick. Posey in, but TD with a snapmare. ACH in, backs Posey to the corner, clean break. Side headlock, followed by a shoulder knockdown. ACH shows off his agility, followed by an inverted atomic drop. Posey comes back with a high knee for a nearfall. Hollis in and Alabama Attitude with a double hip-toss, followed by an elbow drop/knee drop combo for a nearfall. ACH sent off the corner, big chop by Hollis. Hollis runs into a boot, TD tagged in. TD with a kick to the back of Hollis. TD driven into the Alabama Attitude corner. Posey in, but TD with a series of kicks to knock Posey down. Blind tag as Hollis tags in and nails TD with a front chopblock for a nearfall. Elbow drop to the leg, leg lock applied. Hollis with a waistlock, Posey tagged in. Snapmare, followed by 2 snap leg drops and a knee drop for a nearfall. Hollis in, hits a slingshot senton. TD fights back with a chop, but Hollis with an elbow to the head. Hollis with a cover, but TD gets his foot on the bottom rope. Posey in, shoulders to the ribs. Posey chokes TD with his boot. TD comes back with a savate kick, followed by a Capoeira kick. ACH in, leaps off Posey, knocks Hollis off the apron. Chops to Posey to knock him down. Dropkick, followed by a running back elbow. Ready or Not, Here I Come! ACH with a shoulder to the ribs of Posey on the apron, then leaps over Hollis trying to grab at him on the outside and hits him with a kick. ACH leaps into the ring and hits a Flatliner for a nearfall. TD in, but Posey fights back. TD with a Capoeira kick, followed by a drop toe hold. ACH hits New School Big Bossman, then TD with another Capoeira Kick. ACH with the slingshot corkscrew Ace Crusher, but Posey kicks out! ACH in, but Posey sends TD to the outside. Posey with an enziguri to ACH, followed by Hollis hitting a spinning back elbow and a BIG clothesline for a nearfall. Hollis in, but ACH fights back. Posey with a crossbody off the top, but ACH catches him. ACH with a backbreaker, followed by an Exploder sending Posey into the turnbuckles! Hollis with a savate kick, followed by a Lightning Spiral, but TD breaks up the pinfall. ACH blocks an O’Connor Roll attempt and sends Hollis right into a kick by TD. TD in, knocks Posey off the apron. ACH with a head of steam and wipes out Posey with Air Jordan! Hollis comes back with a Pele Kick to TD. Hollis misses a clothesline with TD doing a Matrix move. TD with a Capoeira Kick and a big forearm.
Tiger Suplex for the win.
Winners: Adrenaline RUSH by pinfall (Tiger Suplex)
Code of Honor afterwards by all 4.
QT Marshall comes out with Veda Scott in tow. Veda has a mic and says she knows what the crowd is thinking. What a happy surprise. You all didn’t expect to see QT Marshall tonight. You are all thinking. Where is Barrister RD Evans? Why is Veda Scott here? Another happy surprise. Well, for those of you who haven’t had the time to send your condolences, RD Evans was horrifically, brutally injured in New York City. It would have ended the career of a lesser athlete. Fortunately, the Barrister is in critical care, but is busy rehabbing his broken fingers and will be back. But for now, I’ve decided to take up the slack, not only in the Barrister’s office, but here in ROH. So I’ll be providing my unique, strategical assistance to QT Marshall, starting now. You are witnessing history. Veda spots Intern Alex, who is a local DJ in Chattanooga. QT grabs the mic. QT says that Andy has the nerve to talk about him on the radio. You think that QT Marshall isn’t booked for ROH is funny? QT makes fun of Alex’s robe and that his robe is worth $5,000 and custom made. QT asks the fans whose robe is nicer. The fans cheer louder for Intern Alex’s robe. All of a sudden, the music for Cheeseburger hits and he makes his way to the ring. Cheeseburger grabs a mic and says he is here to challenge QT. QT accepts and we have a match.
QT Marshall w/Veda Scott vs. Cheeseburger
Code of Honor before the bell. QT with a big knee strike to the ribs to knock down Cheeseburger. Cheeseburger sent off the turnbuckles. QT with a biel sending Cheeseburger across the ring. Cheeseburger fights back, but QT with a big right hand. QT lifts up Cheeseburger and feigns like he is gonna throw him into the crowd, but instead drops him. QT with another biel, but Cheeseburger kicks out! QT stands on the back of Cheeseburger’s neck, choking him on the ropes. Ref is with QT and Veda gets a cheap shot in. Cheeseburger fights back, but runs into a clothesline. QT makes a cover, but Cheeseburger kicks out again! Hard whip sends Cheeseburger bouncing off the corner. QT charges, but Cheeseburger moves out of the way and QT crotches himself in the ropes! Cheeseburger with a series of forearms, but QT with a knee to the ribs. Cheeseburger slips out of a slam, roll-up for a nearfall. QT misses a clothesline, but blocks a Sunset flip. QT lifts up Cheeseburger, but Cheeseburger counters with a Victory Roll for a nearfall. Veda hops up on the apron as Cheeseburger with a dropkick to the knees of QT. Basement DDT for a close nearfall. Cheeseburger heads up top and leaps over QT. Crucifix for another nearfall. Cheeseburger avoids a corner charge and heads up top. Crossbody for another close nearfall. Veda gets in the ring and argues with the ref. Cheeseburger goes over to him, but Veda drops down and feigns like she hurt her ankle. Ref checks on her as QT pokes Cheeseburger in the eye.
God’s Gift for the win.
Winner: QT Marshall by pinfall (God’s Gift)
Veda gets back in and shows that her ankle injury was a ruse to allow QT to take advantage and get the win. QT gets on the mic afterward and tells Intern Alex to get in the ring. QT tells Alex that he doesn’t wanna end up like Cheeseburger, so get down on your knees and praise me. Alex indeed does so. QT goes to Cheeseburger and tells him to adhere to the Code of Honor. Cheeseburger shoves QT as Alex dropped down to all fours, causing QT to fall backwards onto the mat. QT & Veda leave as Cheeseburger & Alex celebrate in the ring.
Non-Title Match: Ring of Honor Television Champion Matt Taven w/Truth Martini & the HOOPLA Hotties (Scarlett Bordaeux & Seleziya Spark) vs. Davey Richards
Code of Honor before the bell. Exchange of hammerlocks early, Taven gets to the ropes. Shoving match ensues, then Taven with a slap. Taven heads for cover on the outside with the H.O.T. Back in, Davey works on the arm of Taven. Taven reverses out with a cartwheel. Davey tries to regain control, but Taven takes him back down. Davey with his own cartwheel, followed by giving Taven a receipt with a slap. Taven heads out on the apron to confer with Martini. Back in, knucklelock applied. Taven goes to a side headlock. Richards reverses out with a hammerlock, then goes to a bridge. Taven regains control of the side headlock, followed by a shoulder knockdown. Richards with a leapfrog, then catches Taven trying a leapfrog with a spinning heel kick. Richards with a chop, followed by a chest kick and an elbow to the top of the head. Snapmare, followed by a step-over hammerlock. Taven gets the ropes. Trailer Hitch applied, then Davey points to the HOOPLA Hotties and does the Davey Hip Swivel! Unique pinning predicament for a nearfall. Taven fights back, but Richards with a chest kick. Taven with a forearm, but Richards with a knee to the ribs, a spinning back kick and another chest kick that sends Taven to the outside. Davey goes out on the apron. Davey goes for the running apron kick, but Seleziya pulls Taven out of the way. Seleziya stands in front of Richards and the two exchange words while Martini goes onto the apron. Martini goes for a running apron kick on Davey, but Davey catches his foot. However, the distraction allows Taven to hit a Cyclone Kick to the back of Richards’ head.
Back in, Taven chokes Davey with his boot. Delayed vertical, followed by a kip-up. Slam, but Davey avoids a springboard moonsault, with Taven landing on his feet. Davey misses a right hand and Taven with a dropkick. Springboard twisting senton by Taven for a nearfall. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Davey. Davey backs himself into the corner, but Taven with a knee to the ribs. Taven then uses his foot to push off the turnbuckles off a whip by Davey, enziguri for a nearfall. Richards goes to the apron as Taven chokes him again. Richards fights back while holding his neck. Richards blocks a suplex, but Taven with a knee. Richards slides under Taven’s legs, but Taven catches his foot. However, Richards with a series of open hand slaps, followed by an enziguri, both men are down.
Both get to their feet as Taven runs into a boot. Series of chest kicks by Richards, but Taven with an elbow to the leg. Taven charges, but Richards catches him with the Alarm Clock kick, Taven to the outside. Davey with a head of steam and wipes out Taven with a tope suicida! Back in, Richards heads up top and hits a missile dropkick. Davey kips up, charges and connects with a running forearm. Spinning back kick, running chest kick for a nearfall. Davey goes to the apron, then catches a kick by Taven and wraps him up in a leg lock while both are in the ropes. Taven fights out of a Dragon Screw, but Richards with a series of forearms. Richards stakes out Taven’s leg in the ropes, then hits a running dropkick to it. O’Connor Roll for a nearfall. Slam, Richards heads up top. Taven avoids a double stomp, but Richards backdrops out of an Angels’ Wings attempt. Taven avoids another double stomp and hits a kick. Richards misses a head kick and Taven with a spinning roundhouse, followed by an enziguri to the back of the head. Angels’ Wings, but Richards kicks out! Richards takes Taven down to block the Climax, Ankle Lock applied. Taven kicks out of the hold. Richards runs into a boot, but dropkicks Taven when he heads up on the middle rope. Taven’s leg gets caught in the ropes and Richards with some shots to it. Richards heads up top while Scarlett hops up on the apron to distract the ref. Seleziya hops up on the apron also and grabs Richards’ foot. Richards kicks her off, but the Book of Truth is thrown in by Martini. Richards doubles over to shoo it out of the ring, but Taven nails him with Air Taven while Richards was doubled over, but Richards kicks out! Richards slips out of the Climax, unique pinning predicament for a nearfall. Flipping neckbreaker by Taven for a close nearfall. Taven heads up top, but Richards stops him. Taven rakes the eyes and goes for a moonsault, but Richards runs up the ropes and hits a Super German on Taven! Running chest kick by Richards, then he wipes out Martini with the running apron kick! Richards heads up top, wolf howl, followed by the double stomp, but Taven kicks out!
Richards transitions to a kneebar and Taven taps out.
Winner: Davey Richards by submission (Heel Hook)
Richards celebrates his win afterward. Code of Honor adhered to.
Jay Lethal vs. Luke Hawx
Code of Honor before the bell. Lethal works on the arm to start. Hawx takes Lethal down. Lethal gets back up, but Hawx takes him back down. Lethal gets up and takes Hawx down. Chain wrestling between the two until Lethal gets to the ropes. Hawx with a side headlock and a shoulder knockdown. Lethal with a leapfrog, followed by the hiptoss/cartwheel/front dropkick combo for a nearfall. Snap suplex for a 1 count. Hawx fights back with gut shots, but Lethal then sends him to the outside. Lethal with a springboard dropkick that knocks Hawx off the apron and crashing into the barricade. Back in, Lethal gains a nearfall. Hawx sent off the turnbuckles. Big chop by Lethal. Hawx fights back, but Lethal with another chop. Snapmare, followed by a dropkick to the back of the head for a nearfall. Front chancery applied. Hawx fights out, but Lethal with another hiptoss. Hawx then avoids another front dropkick. Hawx with right hands, but Lethal blocks a hiptoss. Hawx then with a belly-to-belly suplex that sends Lethal into the turnbuckles!
Lethal goes out onto the apron, then is too close to the ropes when Hawx tries for a pinfall. Hawx with a series of back clubs, followed by a slam. Trifecta of knee drops for a nearfall. Chinlock applied as the crowd wills on Lethal. Lethal fights out, but Hawx catches him with a powerslam for a nearfall. Elbow to the back of the head by Hawx. Hawx lifts up Lethal and hits a variation of the Wasteland. Hawx goes to the second rope, but Lethal gets the knees up off a moonsault attempt, both men down.
Strike exchange with Lethal gaining advantage with a series of chops. Hawx misses a clothesline, but catches Lethal’s attempt at a handspring elbow. Lethal avoids another clothesline and hits the Lethal Combination for a close nearfall. Lethal is getting frustrated as he hits a slam. Lethal heads up top, but leaps over Hawx. Lethal slides under Hawx’s legs, but runs into a spinning kick by Hawx for a nearfall. Lethal with a spinning back kick, then calls for the Lethal Injection. Lethal goes for it, but Hawx catches him with a half nelson suplex for a nearfall. Now its Hawx who is getting frustrated. Hawx with a running elbow, but Lethal avoids a boot and hits a superkick.
Lethal Injection for the win.
Winner: Jay Lethal by pinfall (The Lethal Injection)
Lethal celebrates his win afterward and adheres to the Code of Honor with Hawx.
Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Bobby Fish w/Kyle O’Reilly vs. Caprice Coleman w/Cedric Alexander
Fish has words with the crowd before the bell. Code of Honor adhered to. Coleman with a go-behind, Fish with a standing switch and a takedown. Fish paintbrushes Coleman on the back of the head before retreating to the ropes. Fish with a go-behind, but Coleman goes to work on the arm. Snapmare into a chinlock. Caprice switches to a side headlock, but Fish takes him down and does a kip-up. Fish then does a bad attempt at a Fargo strut. Caprice takes Fish down, but Fish quickly gets to the ropes and goes to the outside to regroup. Fish complains to the ref about Caprice grabbing at his tights. Back in, Caprice with a side headlock. Fish with a leapfrog, followed by a dropkick. Fish with a shoulder knockdown, then trash talks Caprice. Caprice then with his own leapfrog and dropkick. Arm drag, followed by a hiptoss. Fish blocks an O’Connor Roll, but misses a head kick and Caprice with a leg lariat for a nearfall. Caprice with 2 bionic elbows and a slam. Leaping leg drop for a 1 count. Caprice sidesteps a back drop, but Fish catches Caprice off a springboard with a kick to the ribs for a nearfall.
Gutwrench suplex for a nearfall. Front kick/chest kick combo for a 1 count. Gut shot and a running knee to the ribs. Back suplex for a nearfall. Inverted bearhug applied. Crowd wills on Caprice. Caprice fights back, but Fish with another knee to the ribs. Fish with chest kicks, but Caprice fights back with gut shots. Fish tries the front kick/chest kick combo again, but Caprice blocks the chest kick and hits a series of left and right hands.
Hook kick to the ribs, followed by a leaping spin kick to the back of the head. Leaping Edge O’Matic by Caprice for a nearfall. Fish goes to the outside and Caprice gives chase. Caprice then with double boots using the ringpost. Caprice gets back in and hits a springboard moonsault to wipe out Fish, springing off the inside part of the ropes. Back in, Fish avoids a corner charge and hits another knee to the ribs. Fish goes to the middle rope, but Caprice with the no-hands rana for a nearfall. Bless-TO, followed by a senton. Caprice goes for another springboard moonsault, but Fish gets the knees up. Fish drives Caprice into the corner, then hits an Exploder sending Caprice into the turnbuckles for a close nearfall. Fish cannot believe it. Fish with a Backdrop Driver, but Caprice kicks out at 1! Caprice fights back, but Fish with a kick to the leg.
Caprice avoids one head kick, but Fish hits the head kick on the second try for the win.
Winner: Bobby Fish by pinfall (Head Kick)
Cedric helps Caprice to his feet. Fish demands Caprice adhere to the Code of Honor afterwards. Caprice looks like he will adhere to it, but then O’Reilly pie-faces him. Referee has to hold Cedric back from going after O’Reilly. O’Reilly then slaps Cedric! Their match is NOW!
Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly w/Bobby Fish vs. Cedric Alexander w/Caprice Coleman
Cedric doesn’t wait for the ring intros as he goes right after O’Reilly with a series of forearms. Cedric misses a clothesline and O’Reilly slides out to the outside. Fish gets on the apron to distract Cedric so that O’Reilly can hit him from behind, but the plan fails as Cedric with a right hand to O’Reilly, followed by an arm drag into an armbar. O’Reilly reverses out and takes Cedric down with a side headlock. Cedric headscissors out as O’Reilly kips up out of that, then Cedric takes back down O’Reilly with another arm drag back into the armbar. Cedric with a forearm, but O’Reilly slides under the legs and kicks Cedric’s arm from underneath. O’Reilly with a chest kick, then drives Cedric’s arm across his own shoulder. O’Reilly pulls at Cedric’s arm in the corner. Cedric goes to the apron, tiger flips over O’Reilly and catches him with a dropkick for a nearfall. Forearm exchange with Cedric gaining the advantage. O’Reilly comes back with a leaping knee to the ribs, followed by a running………slap! Cedric with an inverted atomic drop, a kitchen sink and a running slap of his own for a nearfall. Elbow to the top of O’Reilly’s head, followed by a forearm. Chops by Cedric that knock O’Reilly down for another nearfall. O’Reilly avoids a corner charge and again drives Cedric’s arm across his own shoulder. Cedric with a sleeper, then slips out of a back suplex attempt, but then O’Reilly hits his series of strikes, capping off with a leg sweep while Cedric’s arm is hammerlocked. Armbar applied, crowd wills on Cedric. Cedric fights out, but O’Reilly with a back elbow, a kick to the back and a knee drop for a nearfall. O’Reilly wrings out Cedric’s arm and applies a lifting hammerlock into a Northern Lights Suplex for a nearfall. Cedric fights back with uppercuts, then goes up and over and rolls up O’Reilly for a nearfall. O’Reilly comes back with a Divorce Court for a nearfall. O’Reilly locks in another armbar, but Cedric gets to the ropes. O’Reilly stomps away and chokes Cedric with his boot. Cedric fights back with forearms, followed by an enziguri. O’Reilly runs into a back elbow, then Cedric sends him to the outside. Cedric sets to dive, then sees O’Reilly getting back in and sends him back to the outside. Cedric with a head of steam and wipes out O’Reilly with a flip dive! Back in, Cedric with a springboard clothesline. Split-legged moonsault for a nearfall. Cedric goes to the apron, but O’Reilly with a dragon screw arm whip across the ropes. O’Reilly runs into a boot, but catches Cedric off a springboard. Cedric slips out of a suplex and hits a running dropkick in the corner. Cedric places O’Reilly up top and heads up with him. O’Reilly fights out of a rana attempt and hits a Super Divorce Court! Armbar applied, but Cedric fights out and hits an inverted slam for a close nearfall. Cedric tries to whip O’Reilly, but cannot do so with the damage done to his arm. O’Reilly goes up and over and hits a knee strike. Regalplex for a close nearfall. O’Reilly with chest kicks, but it begins to fire Cedric up. Cedric catches one, forearm exchange. Cedric runs into a boot, but then hits a superkick. O’Reilly with a spinning back kick, then the two exchange open hand slaps. O’Reilly with a leaping knee, but Cedric avoids a leg sweep and hits a Paradise Kick. O’Reilly comes back with the standing Curb Stomp, but Cedric avoids the rolling elbow and lifts up O’Reilly. Detonation Kick, but O’Reilly kicks out! Cedric can’t believe it as the crowd chants “this is awesome.” Cedric heads up top, but O’Reilly stops him. O’Reilly heads up with Cedric and pulls at the injured arm. Cedric fights O’Reilly off, but O’Reilly catches Cedric’s attempt at a Frog Splash with a Triangle Choke. Cedric tries to Rampage O’Reilly, but he falls back down. O’Reilly releases the hold and hits a PK.
O’Reilly with the O’Reilly Factor, ending with the cross armbreaker and Cedric taps.
Winner: Kyle O’Reilly by submission (The O’Reilly Factor)
Fish celebrates with his partner, while Cedric is disappointed about the loss. Fish goes to taunt C & C some more, but O’Reilly moves him back and adheres to the Code of Honor with Cedric.
Main Event: Adam Cole & Tommaso Ciampa vs. Kevin Steen & Michael Elgin
Code of Honor before the bell. Bell sounds and Steen instantly lifts up Cole and hits the F-Cinq. Ciampa breaks it up as Cole goes to the outside. Elgin goes after Ciampa and the two exchange strikes. Steen gets involved and its 2-1 on Ciampa. Steen is sent to the outside, but Ciampa runs into the Black Hole Slam by Elgin. All 4 go to the outside as Steen & Elgin send Cole & Ciampa into the barricade. Ciampa and Elgin trade forearms while Cole sends Steen into the barricade. Ciampa is sent off the barricades again. Steen and Elgin with chops to Cole and Ciampa. Ciampa then lifts up Elgin and drives him into the barricade! “ROH” chants by the crowd. Steen bites at Cole’s forehead. Cole gets on the apron to block the apron powerbomb, then hits a superkick. Cole gets back in, then wipes out Elgin with a tope suicida! Back in, Cole heads up top. Steen comes in, but Cole kicks him off. Elgin catches Cole off a crossbody and hits a TKO-style facebuster across the knee, followed by a boot for a nearfall.
Elgin with a trifecta of slams, followed by an elbow drop for a nearfall. Steen in, slam and a back senton for a nearfall. Steen rakes his elbow across Cole’s face. Cole sent off the boot of Elgin. Elgin in, big chop to Cole. Steen gets some forearms in. Time to check your watches, folks. Elgin lifts up Cole for 10……..20……..30……..40 seconds in a delayed vertical. Steen in, knocks Ciampa off the apron. Steen says he is gonna do his own delayed vertical. Cole blocks a suplex and Steen calls Elgin back in. Steen & Elgin lift up Cole in a double delayed vertical for 10…20….30 seconds as Steen stepped out, then back in the grip and gains a nearfall. Elgin in, forearms to Cole. Elgin runs into a boot, then double boots. Elgin catches a superkick, but Cole with an enziguri.
Ciampa in, knocks Steen off the apron. Ciampa avoids a corner charge by Elgin and hits a series of forearms. Leaping forearm, followed by a basement blockbuster for a nearfall. Both men trade off going off each other’s blind sides until Ciampa takes Elgin’s head off with a clothesline for a nearfall. Ciampa lifts up Elgin for his own delayed vertical for about 20 seconds for a 1 count. Cole in, stomps away at Elgin. Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Elgin fights back, but runs into a dropkick. Ciampa in, hits a boot to Elgin who was in the ropes. Elgin sent off the turnbuckles. Ciampa with a knee to the thigh, followed by a chop and a forearm. Ciampa with a series of forearms and stomps to Elgin. Ref has words with Ciampa, allowing Elgin to come back with a running forearm. Ciampa stops Elgin from making a tag, tags in Cole. Cole with kicks to the leg of Elgin, followed by a front elbow drop. Forearms, Ciampa tags in. Elgin fights back, but Ciampa with a knee to the ribs. Back elbow, then Ciampa knocks Steen off the apron. Knee to the ribs, Elgin’s head sent off the mat. Ciampa taunts Steen and bites at the fingers of Elgin. Elgin backs Ciampa into the corner and hits some shoulders to the ribs. Elgin runs into a boot, but comes back with an enziguri as Ciampa went to the middle rope. Ciampa goes to the apron as Elgin goes to the middle rope. Elgin hits the Deadlift Superplex, both men down.
Cole & Steen get the tags in. Steen with a series of chops, but Cole sidesteps a backdrop. Steen comes back with a clothesline. Cole goes to the apron, then Steen sends Ciampa into Cole. Steen with a draping DDT on Cole, but Ciampa breaks up the pinfall. Steen with a Codebreaker on Ciampa while at the same time, hitting a back senton on Cole for a nearfall. Elgin in, but Cole avoids a double team. Steen goes for the Package Piledriver, but Ciampa sends Steen to the outside. Ciampa charges at Elgin, but Elgin catches him with the ST-Joe. Elgin avoids a Cole corner charge, rolling elbow to the back of the head. Curtain Call Driver, but Ciampa breaks up the pinfall. We see that Ciampa’s nose is busted open. Elgin goes to lift up both Cole & Ciampa, but Cole slips out and superkicks Elgin! Steen back in, but Ciampa avoids the Cannonball! Cole with a superkick to the back of Steen’s head. Down comes the kneepad and Ciampa with the running Knockout Knee. Shining Wizard by Cole for a nearfall. Ciampa lifts up Elgin, Superkick/Air Raid Crash combo by Cole & Ciampa, but Elgin kicks out! Ciampa in, calls for Project Ciampa, but Elgin blocks it. Ciampa runs into a boot, then Elgin with the neckbreaker into a rolling elbow to the back of the head. Spinning backfist, followed by the Buckle Bomb! Cole comes in and tries for the Florida Key, but Elgin with an enziguri. Steen in, Sleeper Suplex to Cole. Steen charges, Cannonball to Ciampa. Steen heads up top, Steenton Bomb to Ciampa. Elgin heads up top, corkscrew senton to Ciampa for a CLOSE nearfall. Steen cannot believe it and argues with the ref. Ciampa counters the Package Piledriver, but Elgin with another spinning backfist. Buckle Bomb, but Ciampa counters the Elgin Bomb with a Jackknife pin for a nearfall. Steen locks in the Sharpshooter, then at the same time, Elgin locks in a crossface! Cole comes in, superkick to Steen, but Steen spits at him, refusing to release the hold. Steen finally does, but takes down Cole and locks him in the Sharpshooter! Ciampa counters the crossface with a roll-up and Steen has to break the Sharpshooter to break up Ciampa’s pinfall attempt before the count of 3. “This is awesome” chants by the crowd. Ciampa slips out of the F-Cinq, Knockout Knee by Steen! Ciampa avoids an Elgin clothesline, but Elgin hits him with a left-arm lariat. Cole with the Brainbuster across the knee to Elgin, but then Steen catches him with the Pop-Up Powerbomb, everyone is down. “ROH” chants by the crowd. Cole in, but Elgin again blocks the Florida Key. Elgin then Germans Cole into Ciampa! Buckle Bomb by Elgin, Steen gets the blind tag in.
Package Piledriver! 1-2-3!
Winners: Kevin Steen & Michael Elgin by pinfall (Package Piledriver)
Steen, Elgin & Ciampa go to adhere to the Code of Honor afterwards with Cole, but Cole spits at them in disgust and walks off as we go to credits.
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