Ring of Honor 7/8 Lake Grove, NY results (CM Punk defends ROH title)
Reported by Bob Magee
On Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 7:24 AM EST
Show opened with CM Punk coming to the ring with "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour.
He was dressed in a suit and had the ROH World Title. He talked about how he was the backbone of ROH, but then proceeded to take his WWE contract from the suit jacket pocket and sign it, in the middle of the ring, on the ROH World Title!!!
James Gibson came to the ring and took out Shane Hagadorn, one of Punk's students and went at it with Punk. Christopher Daniels then hit the ring and Punk took off running scared. Gibson and Daniels then had words in the ring.
1) JAY LETHAL and DIXIE over THE HEARTBREAK EXPRESS of PHIL and SEAN DAVIS.
It was announced that on 10/1 in NYC, KENTA KOBASHI will make his ROH debut. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow night in Manhattan!
2) RODERICK STRONG over AZRIEAL via submission
Post-match, Alex Shelley came from out of nowhere to attack Strong and got a HUGE reaction!
Matt Striker came out and thanked ROH and its fans for supporting him following his termination from his teaching job for being a wrestler
3) BJ WHITMER & JIMMY JACOBS retain their Tag Titles over LACEY'S ANGELS of CHEECH and DERANGED
Prince Nana and "The Killer" Kruel attacked Matt Striker. The Outcast Killaz quit The Embassy over the treatment of Jade Chung.
4) AJ STYLES over JIMMY RAVE via pinfall
Following the match, Styles was set to Styles Clash Prince Nana, but Rave re-emerged and put a plastic bag over AJ's head and attempted to kill him via suffocation. AJ was also beat down by The Embassy's other members. AJ was eventually saved by the locker room.
5) NIGEL MCGUINNESS over VORDELL WALKER
6) AUSTIN ARIES over SAMOA JOE, JAMES GIBSON, and HOMICIDE in a Four Corner Survival after Aries hit Joe with a 450 splash
-After the match, Alex Shelley interjected himself again and ran in from the crowd to attack Austin Aries.
7) CHRISTOPHER DANIELS over COLT CABANA after the BME
-Punk "accidentaly" hit Cabana with a chain, KOing him and allowing Daniels to hit the BME and get the win.
Daniels and Punk squared off on the ring going back and forth on the mic. Punk told Daniels he would NOT wrestle him and if he (Daniels) did not leave the ring, Punk would take the title and just leave. Daniels left the ring.
Punk got on the mic and made his challenges. First, Low Ki. Low Ki did not come out, he is not there. Secord, Bryan Danielson. Same deal with Ki. Third, The Briscoes. Third times the charm, but no Briscoes.
Enter Mick Foley. Foley tells Punk that he MUST choose someone and Punk finally makes his choice...JAY LETHAL
8) CM PUNK over JAY LETHAL to retain the ROH World Title
-After the match, Samoa Joe got into it with Punk. James Gibson also interjected himself. Mick Foley got on the mic and told Punk that he had talked to Vince McMahon. He relayed to Punk that Vince wanted him (Punk) to defend the title again tomorrow. Looks like Joe or probably Gibson will be the pick tomorrow.