Ring of Honor Showdown in the Sun iPPV Results
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 31, 2012
Commentators: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness
Report by Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show and begin to hype up today’s matches, but are interrupted by Jimmy Jacobs. Jacobs says that when he nailed Kevin Steen with the spike back at 10th Anniversary, he realized being good isn’t for him. He said Steen was right, sometimes evil wins. El Generico runs in and attacks Jacobs. Ring Announcer Bobby Cruise gets on the mic and says that Generico has challenged Jacobs to an unscheduled match and ROH management has approved it. So, this brings us to……

1. Grudge Match: “The Generic Luchador” El Generico vs. “The Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs

Generico with a series of right hands to Jacobs, sending him to the outside. Generico then hits a somersault plancha on Jacobs on the outside. Back in the ring, Generico hits a standing moonsault for a nearfall. Generico tries for the armdrag using the ropes but Jacobs crotches Generico on the top rope. Jacobs then hits a baseball slide. Jacobs then drives Generico into the apron and sends him back into the ring. Generico with a right hand to Jacobs, but Jacobs rakes the eyes. Jacobs with a right hand, followed by a snapmare takeover and then hits more right hands. Generico then comes back with a clothesline and heads up, hitting a crossbody for a nearfall. Generico tries for a belly-to-back suplex, but Jacobs blocks it. Generico then hits the Blue Thunder Bomb for a nearfall. Generico charges, but Jacobs blocks the running Yakuza kick and then hits a tornado suplex for a nearfall. Jacobs goes to bite Generico in the mask and then in the hand. Jacobs connects with 2nd rope Ace Crusher for another nearfall. Jacobs heads up top, but Generico stops him. Generico sets up for the Top Rope brainbuster, but Jacobs blocks it and pushes Generico off. Jacobs charges, but Generico catches him and hits an exploder suplex, sending Jacobs into the turnbuckles. Generico tries for the Yakuza kick again, but Jacobs locks in End Time. Generico, however, gets his foot on the ropes to break the hold. Jacobs then pulls out the spike and prepares to use it while the referee is not looking. Jacobs misses and the spike is driven into the turnbuckle pad. Generico points to that turnbuckle and looks at the spike, thinking about using it. Jacobs then with a rollup and he gets a hold of the spike.

Jacobs misses again, but then rolls up Generico once more and gets the win.

Winner: “The Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs by pinfall (Roll-Up)

2. Cedric Alexander w/Caprice Coleman vs. the undefeated “Dominant Male” Tommaso Ciampa w/The Embassy Limited

Ciampa attacks Alexander before the bell and pulls him to the outside. Ciampa sends Alexander into the barricade and then gets a steel chair, but the referee takes it away from him. Alexander comes back and drives Ciampa into the apron, but Ciampa then returns the favor. Ciampa places Alexander in the chair and drills him with a running boot to the head. Back in the ring, Ciampa with a forearm and kick in the corner. Alexander comes back with forearms and chops but he misses a kick. They each go for waistlocks, but then Alexander with a half-nelson front driver for another nearfall. Alexander then with a forearm to the head and then charges, but Ciampa moves out of the way. Ciampa sends Alexander to the outside and drives him into the barricade, but then Alexander comes back and drills Ciampa with an exploder suplex into the barricades. Back in the ring, Alexander gains a few nearfalls on Ciampa. Alexander charges, but Ciampa moves out of the way. Ciampa sends Alexander into the turnbuckle and then he goes to the apron, pulling down the knee pad.

Ciampa then with 2 running knees in the corner and gets the victory.

Winner: “The Dominant Male” Tommaso Ciampa (2 Running Knees)

After the match, Coleman tries to go after Prince Nana, but Ciampa lays him out with Project Ciampa.

3. CHIKARA vs. Ring of Honor: Fire Ant of the Colony (CHIKARA) vs. “Technical Lightning” T.J Perkins (ROH)

Perkins with a waistlock takedown. Fire Ant comes back with a headbutt and an armdrag, but Perkins with a headscissors and a side headlock takedown. Ant with an armbar, but Perkins with a takedown and side headlock. Ant with a wristlock takedown and a springboard armdrag. Ant goes up to the turnbuckles and the ropes for a springboard double jump armdrag. Perkins puts Ant into the tree of woe but Ant escapes and hits another headscissors, followed by a dropkick that sends Perkins to the outside. Ant goes for a dive, but Perkins returns to the ring and he drops Ant to the mat. Perkins then gets a nearfall after a leg drop. Perkins hits a suplex for another nearfall. Perkins tries for the Gory Special, but Ant escapes and hits a fireman’s carry takedown, followed by a back senton for a nearfall. Perkins does his Puma taunt in the ropes and then moves out of the way when Ant tries for a dive. Ant then with a kick to the head and he hits a plancha, then goes back to the ring and this time hits a somersault plancha. Ant heads up top while Perkins gets back into the ring, but Perkins is able to hit a dropkick when Ant comes off the turnbuckles. Perkins with a leaping neckbreaker, followed by running knees. Perkins tries for a sit-out powerbomb, but Ant counters with a jawbreaker and a Shining Wizard. Fire Ant then hits a tornado DDT for another nearfall. Ant with a kick and then places Perkins on the top turnbuckle. Ant comes back with an enzuigiri. Perkins avoids a reverse piledriver from the turnbuckles and hits a running sit-out power bomb for a nearfall. Perkins then hits the Detonation Kick, but gets another nearfall.

Perkins finally hits a 450 Splash for the victory.

Winner: “Technical Lightning” T.J. Perkins by pinfall (450 Splash)

After the match, both men adhere to the Code of Honor in a sign of mutual respect.

We go to a video package showing how the next match came about.

4. Battle of Future Shock: Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly

Unfortunately, the Go Fight Live stream went down during this match due to a power outage. Reports from inside the building say O’Reilly defeated Cole after rolling through a top rope cross body to get the win.

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly by pinfall (Roll through a Cross Body)

With still no power on, reports say that Truth Martini came out to do a promo and then they went to an Intermission.

Intermission

Stream is back on and we move to the next match, back from intermission.

5. Dual Duel Night #2 in a Street Fight: The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. The All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus)

The Bucks enter the ring first and they have brooms to wait for Titus and King to come to the ring. King and Titus come through the crowd and throw a trash can into the ring. Titus and King have street signs and they hit the Bucks with it. King and Titus hit Nick with kicks and then place a trash can over his head. King with a roundhouse kick and then Titus with a superkick. ANX then send Nick over the top rope to the outside. ANX then place the trash can over Matt’s head and nail him with broomsticks.

Unfortunately, once again, the stream cuts out and I was not able to see the rest of the match. From live reports, the Bucks win with a superplex through a table.

Winners: The Young Bucks by pinfall (Top Rope Superplex through a table)

Afterwards, live reports say Mike Bennett & Maria come out to do a “Prodigy Service Announcement” to kill time while Go Fight Live is working to once again restore the stream.

The stream then comes back on and we go to the next match.

6. Ring of Honor Tag Team Titles: “The Baddest Tag Team on the Planet” #DemBoys The Briscoes (Jay & Mark) (c) vs. Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin)

Haas with a takedown and he rolls Mark on the mat while in a front chancery. Haas with a side headlock, followed by a shoulder tackle. Mark comes back with a big boot to the head and then nails Haas with a right hand. Haas goes to the outside to catch a breather. Jay goes after Haas and nails him with a right hand, before sending Haas into the barricade. Jay then sends Haas into a sign a fan was holding. Mark then sends Benjamin into the barricade, followed by into that same sign. Jay sends Haas into the sign one more time before sending him back into the ring. Mark with a boot to the head, followed by a punch and a series of kicks. Jay tags in and they hit a double running shoulder tackle. Jay with a series of uppercuts, followed by an Irish whip, but Benjamin pulls Haas out of the corner and Benjamin kicks Jay.

Haas then kicks Jay in the leg and tags in Benjamin. Benjamin continues to work on the leg with a kneebreaker and then locks in a version of the Indian Deathlock until Mark comes in to break things up. Haas tags back in and nails Jay with a kick. Haas uses the ropes to add pressure to the leg and then he nails Jay in the leg with another right hand. Jay fights out of the corner, but Haas with a takedown to prevent Jay from making the tag. Benjamin tags in and nails Jay with another kick. Shelton puts Jay in the tree of woe and unloads with more kicks. Shelton pulls on the leg until Mark kicks at Shelton. Benjamin with a boot to the head while the referee tells Mark to stay in the corner. Haas tags in and Benjamin with a suplex, followed by a slingshot senton by Haas. Benjamin tags in, but Jay comes back with a kick to Haas and he makes the tag to Mark. Mark with multiple chops to both Haas & Benjamin. Mark lands on his feet on a back body drop and hits an enzuigiri on Benjamin. Mark with a dropkick that sends Haas into the corner before he puts Benjamin on the turnbuckles and hits a strait jacket driver. Mark charges, but Haas pulls down the ropes and Mark goes onto the apron. Benjamin Irish whips Mark into the ringpost and he goes to the floor. Benjamin with a knee to Mark and then he Irish whips him into the barricades. Shelton then attacks Mark on the floor while the referee tells Jay to stay in the corner. Haas tags in and he sends Mark into the corner, followed by an Irish whip and a running shoulder tackle into the corner. Haas scores with a butterfly suplex for a nearfall. Haas locks in a chinlock with a body scissors. Jay has had enough and he attacks Haas until the referee warns him. Haas with a snapmare, followed by a kick to the back. Benjamin tags back in and he hits Mark with a suplex. Benjamin puts Mark on the turnbuckles and sets for a super belly-to-back suplex but Mark is able to rotate and he lands on top of Benjamin.

Haas and Jay tag in and Jay with a series of right hands, followed by a back body drop. Jay with a Yakuza kick to knock Benjamin off the apron. Jay follows that with a superkick to Haas and a plancha onto Benjamin. Jay goes up top and hits a crossbody for a nearfall. Jay then with a Falcon Arrow for another nearfall. Jay sets up for the Jay Driller, but Benjamin hits him with a superkick and Haas gets a nearfall with a rollup. Haas with a running boot to Mark, who came in to attack Benjamin. Haas and Jay exchange boots to the head and some trash talk. They then each connect with kicks at the same time and all four men are down in the ring. They all get up at the same time and they face off in the center of the ring. All 4 men exchange right hands with one another until the Briscoes gain the advantage. Haas with a German suplex to Mark and then Benjamin sends Jay onto the apron. Benjamin slingshots to the outside and hits Jay with a DDT onto the apron. Haas then with an Olympic Slam to Jay and then he signals that it is all over. Haas then applies the Haas of Pain. Benjamin sends Mark into the guardrails to prevent him from making the save. Jay is able to get to the ropes and Haas breaks the hold.

WGTT setup Jay for the Leap of Faith, but Mark hits a missile drop kick on Benjamin and then Jay with a headscissors into a roll-up Haas for the victory.

Winners and still Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions: The Briscoes by pinfall (Roll Up)

After the match, Jay attacks Haas but Benjamin hits Paydirt on Jay. Haas and Benjamin pull Jay into the ringpost 3 times groin first, ala Jerry Lawler. WGTT then attack Mark before heading to the back as the referees tend to the fallen champions.

7. “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards vs. “Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen

Before the match starts, Steen takes his frustration out on a photo of the “Cornette Face”.

Lock-up and Steen backs Edwards into the corner. Steen misses a right hand and Edwards nails him with a forearm. Steen with a side headlock and a shoulder tackle, but Edwards stays on his feet. Both men then go back and forth on hitting each other with shoulder tackles until Edwards nails Steen with a running boot to the head. Edwards with a kick, but Steen with a drop toe hold and a somersault leg drop to the back of Edwards’s head. Steen with a series of forearms and then he rakes the eyes until the referee warns him. Steen with a series of right hands and kicks, followed by choking Edwards in the ropes. Edwards fights back with a right hand, but Steen comes back with a forearm. Edwards with a boot and then heads up top, hitting a 2nd rope Codebreaker for a nearfall. Edwards goes for a crossface, but Steen gets to the ropes. Edwards with an Irish whip, but Steen sends him onto the apron. Edwards with a series of forearms, but then Steen kicks Edwards when Eddie goes for a shoulder tackle and hits him with a DDT. Steen then connects with a cannonball in the corner. Steen with a chop, but Edwards responds with one of his own. Steen then Irish whips Edwards into the stage. Edwards with an elbow and then tries for a springboard move, but Steen pulls him onto the apron. Edwards with a rana on the floor, but Steen comes back and drills Edwards with a powerbomb on the apron. Steen then rolls in the ring to break up the count. The fans want Steen to put Edwards onto the stage and he obliges. Edwards and Steen with an exchange of forearms until Edwards gains the advantage with a kick. Steen then comes back with a running boot to the head. Edwards sends Steen to the floor and then leaps off the stage, hitting a double stomp on Steen on the floor.

Back in the ring, Edwards runs into a boot but comes back with an enzuigiri, followed by the Chin Checker for a nearfall. Edwards unloads with a series of chops and slaps, but Steen comes back with a powerbomb for a near fall.

Edwards then locks in the Achilles’ Lock, but Steen counters it into an inside cradle for the surprise victory.

Winner: “Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen by pinfall (Inside Cradle)

Before the match starts, Tommaso Ciampa comes out with the ROH Television Title belt. Ciampa asks Jay if he missed him much. Ciampa says that the title belt looks better with him than it ever did with Jay. He says that he is a man of his word. When R.D. Evans uses a lot of lawyer talk to say that he is going to give him back his title belt, he is going to do it. Ciampa says that before he hands it to him, he wants Jay to prove that he is a man of his word and give Roderick Strong a title match tonight. If Jay wants to prove that he is the champion, he can beat Strong and he will give Jay the title belt back and tell him that he is the better man.
Lethal tells Ciampa that he will accept the challenge, but if Ciampa is not a man of his word, he will kick Ciampa’s ass, which leads to…..

8. Ring of Honor Television Champion Jay Lethal vs. Roderick Strong w/Truth Martini

Lock-up and Lethal with a wrist lock but Strong reverses it. Lethal then with a reversal of his own. Strong goes for the legs and takes him down to the mat and then applies a front chancery. Lethal with a hammerlock, but Strong reverses it. Lethal then with a side headlock and a shoulder tackle. Lethal with then locks in his unique surfboard submission, but Strong does not give up. Lethal hits a suplex, followed by a slingshot senton from the apron for a nearfall. Lethal with a kick to the ribs, followed by a chop. Strong chops him back but Lethal then unloads on him with a series of chops. Strong then with a kick to the knee but Lethal stops himself from being sent into the turnbuckles. Lethal then scores with a delayed vertical suplex for another nearfall. Lethal sends Strong onto the apron, but then Strong tries to send Lethal into the turnbuckles, but Jay blocks it and sends Strong into the turnbuckles himself. Lethal connects with a springboard dropkick, followed by getting a head of steam and hitting a plancha onto Strong on the outside. Lethal stares at Ciampa on the floor and that allows Strong to recover. Strong tries to get Martini to interfere but Lethal stops it from happening. Strong then drops Lethal across the ropes and hits a belly-to-back suplex onto the apron.

Strong then hits a backbreaker for a nearfall. Strong nails Lethal with a right hand for another nearfall. Strong with a chop, but Lethal chops back. Lethal with some more chops, but Strong comes back with a kick for another nearfall. Strong locks in a reverse bearhug. Crowd gets behind Lethal and breaks out with a series of elbows. Lethal with a hip toss and a cartwheel, but Strong recovers before the drop kick and locks in the Strong Hold. Lethal, however, is able to get to the ropes and Strong breaks. Strong hits a forearm, followed by a delayed vertical suplex for yet another nearfall. Lethal comes back with a series of right hands and chops, followed by this time hitting the hiptoss/cartwheel/dropkick combo.

Strong runs into a boot from Lethal and Lethal hits him with a series of right hands. Lethal then hits a series of chops, followed by a couple of dropkicks. Strong tries for a dropkick, but Lethal holds on to the ropes. Lethal then hits the handspring back elbow for a nearfall. Strong, however, comes right back with an inside cradle for another nearfall. Strong with a leaping knee, followed by the Death by Roderick for a close nearfall. Strong sets up for the Gibson Driver, but Lethal counters it with a rana, followed by a superkick for a nearfall. Strong fights back with elbows to avoid the Lethal Combination but Jay then hits it. Lethal goes up top and hits the Hail to the King for a close nearfall. Jay calls for the Lethal Injection, but Strong counters it with a dropkick as Lethal comes off the ropes. Tommaso Ciampa then sends Lethal into the ringpost while the referee is dealing with Strong on the other side of the ring.

Strong then hits the End of Heartache to win the title.

Winner and new Ring of Honor Television Champion: Roderick Strong by pinfall (End of Heartache)

9. Main Event for the Ring of Honor World Title: “American Wolf” Davey Richards (c) vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin w/Truth Martini

Richards with knees but he cannot get Elgin down with a shoulder tackle. He is able to get him, though, down with a dropkick. Elgin goes to the apron and Richards kicks Elgin in the back and sends him to the floor. Richards with a suicide dive onto Elgin. Richards kicks Elgin in the chest as he goes around ringside. Davey goes to the turnbuckles while Elgin is on the apron, but Elgin blocks it and chops Richards.They both go onto the turnbuckles but Richards knocks him down onto the apron. Elgin then clotheslines Richards off the turnbuckles and gets a nearfall.

Elgin with forearms to the chest. Elgin with a delayed vertical suplex and he keeps Richards in the air for close to a minute before going down with him for a nearfall. Elgin with forearms across the chest while Davey is hanging over the edge of the ring. Elgin then with a leg drop across the chest for another nearfall. Elgin tries for a powerbomb, but Davey blocks it and he sends Elgin into the corner and then connects with shoulders. Elgin blocks a running forearm and tries for a Death Valley Driver, but Richards escapes. Richards goes for a handspring move, but Elgin catches Richards on his shoulders and hits Shock Treatment for another nearfall. Elgin then tries for a belly-to-back suplex, but Richards holds on to the ropes. Both men then exchange right hands. Elgin with a chop that sends Richards to the mat. Elgin with a forearm to the back, but Richards comes back with a jawbreaker, but Elgin then with a shoulder tackle and a German suplex for a nearfall. Elgin then locks in a surfboard. Richards gets to his feet but when he tries to escape, Elgin holds on and continues to work his back. Richards lands on his feet off of a belly-to-back suplex attempt.

Richards with kicks to Elgin, followed by an enzuigiri. Richards with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Richards sets up for the running forearm but Elgin with a boot. Elgin with a forearm and it gets Davey pissed off. Richards with a forearm of his own and then both men exchange forearms. Richards with a series of forearms and a running forearm followed by an Exploder suplex for a nearfall. Richards with a running knee to the chest and then he places Elgin on the top turnbuckle. Elgin with forearms, but Richards with headbutts. Richards hits the superplex but Elgin pops right back up. Richards with a running boot ot the head and it has no effect on Elgin. Elgin then comes back with an enzuigiri. Richards fights back with a kick and German suplex, followed by a clothesline for another nearfall. Richards with an ankle lock but Elgin gets to the outside.Richards misses the running kick on the apron and Elgin hits a Muscle Buster on the floor. Elgin then hits a running powerbomb into the barricades. Elgin rolls Richards back into the ring, but only gets a nearfall. Elgin goes up top and hits a twisting senton for another nearfall. Elgin puts Davey on the turnbuckles, but Richards applies a kimura and elbows Elgin in the head. Richards tries for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Elgin holds on to the turnbuckles. Richards then crotches Elgin, but Elgin knocks Davey down to the mat. Davey tries for a German suplex from the turnbuckles but Elgin holds on, but then Richards hits him with a kick to the head.

Richards then hits a super Dragon suplex for a close nearfall. Richards applies the anklelock, but Elgin gets to the ropes. Davey kicks Elgin in the chest and it looks like Elgin is struggling to stay on his knees. Richards with a 3rd kick, but Elgin stays on his feet and defiantly piefaces Richards. Richards with some Kawada kicks, but Elgin with a cravate and knees to the head. Richards with some more kicks and then Elgin with more knees. Richards with a kick to the chest and puts Elgin against the ropes, hitting a series of kicks. Elgin then connects with a Chaos Theory for another close nearfall. Elgin with a kick, followed by a Hellavator for another nearfall. Elgin then locks in the corssface and Davey almost submits. Richards gets his foot on the ropes and the referee tells Elgin to break the hold. Richards is laying on the apron and Elgin goes up top. Richards with forearms and then Richards with the dragon screw leg whip in the ropes. Richards goes up top and hits a double stomp onto the apron. Then, Richards goes back up top for another double stomp, but Elgin barely kicks out.

Richards hits the running forearm, but Elgin with a kick. Richards with a discus clothesline followed by an Exploder suplex for another nearfall. Richards gets to his feet first and he signals that it is all over. However, Elgin blocks a kick, but Davey with an enzuigiri. Elgin then with a forearm elbow, followed by a Curtain Call Driver for yet another nearfall. Elgin is the first to his feet this time as it looks like Davey is out on his feet. Elgin with a buckle bomb, but Richards comes back with a kick. Elgin then with a clothesline. Richards then with a sunset flip and rolls into the ankle lock. However, Elgin counters into a Crossface but Richards gets a nearfall with a rollup. Elgin with a kick to the head, followed by a spinning back fist and finally the 360* Powerbomb, but Richards barely kicks out.

Elgin goes back to the crossface and Richards fights to get to the ropes, but Elgin rolls through and gets into the center of the ring. Davey goes for the ankle and is able to get Elgin back into the ankle lock. Elgin reaches for the ropes, but Richards pulls him into the center of the ring. Elgin with kicks to the head but Richards still holds on to the anklelock. Elgin wants to tap, but rolls through and sends Richards into the corner. Richards with a buzzsaw like kick, but Elgin kicks out at 1 and then spits in Richards’ face. Richards then with a series of kicks for another near fall.
Finally, Richards with a huge roundhouse kick to the head of Elgin and that finally puts him down for the win.

Winner and still Ring of Honor World Champion: “American Wolf” Davey Richards by pinfall (Roundhouse Kick)

After the match, Richards gets on the mic and he says that he gets a lot of crap for his MMA work, but he says that his heart and soul is in Ring of Honor. He says that everyone in this room are a family and they are part of something very special. He thanks everyone for letting him be a part of it. Davey says that it is funny that they call this weekend the Super Bowl of Wrestling because the Super Bowl is on Sunday, but he thinks that there is only entertainment on Sunday and the real Super Bowl was today and last night in this building.

Davey says that while he got to walk out of the ring with the title, Michael Elgin is the real champion. Davey says that someday, the belt will be Elgin’s. . . but not right now. He says that Elgin is one hell of a wrestler, an athlete, and a man. He says that when he was in the ring with Samoa Joe and Bryan Danielson, he was taught that things will be better if he has the fan’s support instead of Truth Martini.

Richards then thanks the fans for coming out as we close the show.