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ROH on Sinclair Results - 3/23/13 (Cole vs. Hardy)

ROH on Sinclair Results 3/23/13

Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair
March 23, 2013
Chicago Ridge, Illinois (Frontier Fieldhouse)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly and Caleb Seltzer
Report by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

We see video of SCUM's attack on the ROH roster at the end of the 11th Anniversary iPPV, plus the speech from match-maker Nigel McGuinness on last week's show.

We see the usual intro, then Kevin Kelly & Caleb Seltzer welcome us to the show. Kelly hypes up tonight's Adam Cole/Matt Hardy main event grudge match and then we go to the opening match as Jay Lethal joins Kelly & Seltzer at the commentary table.

"The Last Real Man in Pro Wrestling" Silas Young vs. "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin

Code of Honor surprisingly adhered to before the bell sounds. "Elgin's gonna kill you" chants from the crowd directed at Silas. Elgin backs Silas into the corner and breaks clean. Silas misses a right hand and Elgin hits some right hands of his own. Silas counters a whip and takes Elgin down with a side headlock. Elgin gets out with a headscissors and Silas is unable to kip out. Silas is able to back bridge to get out of the hold and switch to a Boston Crab of sorts on Elgin. Elgin kicks him off, but runs into a back elbow. Silas with a shoulder tackle, but Elgin does not go down. Silas with a leapfrog, then Elgin follows him in on the blind side and takes Silas down with his own shoulder tackle, sending Silas to the outside. Elgin goes out after him, but Silas gets back in the ring. Silas with a right hand, then goes off the ropes, but Elgin catches him with a slingshot back elbow for a nearfall. Elgin motions that its over as he sets for the powerbomb, but Silas drives him into the corner. Silas with a shoulder to the ribs, then catches Elgin's foot and maneuvers it into the ropes. Silas charges, but Elgin nails him with a right hand. Silas comes back with a kick to the leg, followed by a chop block.

Silas stomps away at Elgin, then chokes him in the ropes as Seltzer brings up their past history, noting their 2/3 falls match that went to an hour draw in AAW out in the Midwest. Silas with a back club, followed by a chop in the corner, but that does not faze Elgin. Elgin comes back with a big chop, but Silas goes back to the leg. Elgin tries to fight back, but Silas with a snapmare, followed by his step-over mule kick for a 1 count. Silas with a forearm, but Elgin blocks being sent into the corner and gives Silas a taste of his own medicine. Elgin with a pair of chest clubs, then sends Silas off another corner. Elgin with a corner whip, but Silas moves out of the way off a charge. Silas with a gut kick and a back elbow, then pulls at the leg in the ropes. Elgin shoves Silas back, then catches him with a rolling elbow. Elgin then connects with a release German suplex that sends Silas back-first off the top turnbuckle.

Elgin gets the crowd behind him, then hits a series of right hands. Elgin with a series of forearms and chops in the corner, followed by a series of clotheslines. Elgin with a corner whip, but runs into double boots by Silas. Silas charges, but Elgin catches him and connects with an Oklahoma Stampede for a nearfall. Silas tries to get away, but Elgin pulls him back in. Elgin goes for the Deadlift German, but Silas counters it with a roll-up for a nearfall. Silas with a boot to the face, then goes off the ropes, but Elgin grabs him on the way in and hits the Chaos Theory for a close nearfall. Crowd chants for Elgin as he goes after Silas in the corner and tries to bring him out the hard way, but Silas backflips onto the feet. Silas hits a facebuster across the knee, followed by a lifting Pedigree of sorts for a nearfall. Silas lifts up Elgin and hits the Finlay Roll, then goes for his head-stand corkscrew spilt-legged moonsault off the top rope, but Elgin moves out of the way, although Silas lands on his feet. Silas avoids a boot, but Elgin then drills him with a spinning backfist to the face, then one to the back of the head.

Elgin hits the Buckle Bomb, followed by the Revolution Elgin Bomb for the victory.

Winner: "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin by pinfall (Revolution Elgin Bomb)

Afterwards, Elgin & Lethal have words, with Lethal saying that Elgin is not unbreakable and he will shatter like glass at Supercard of Honor VII before leaving to the back.

We go to comments earlier today from Adam Cole, who says that he has been waiting for this return match with Matt Hardy for a very long time. "Regardless of the fact that I am no longer the ROH TV champion, that doesn't matter because I get to have my match with you here this week". "Now, the #1 Contendership to my ROH TV Title is on the line and the winner will face Matt Taven at Supercard of Honor VII". Cole says just because he doesn't have the title, doesn't mean he won't continue to fight like a champion. "Tonight, I will bring it to you like a champion".

Commercial

Before we come back from commercial, we see a hype promo for the WAR live event in Asheville, North Carolina on March 30th with Jay Lethal. Lethal says he cannot wait for the event because he gets to see his brother, who he doesn't get to see that often. This is the new rise of Jay Lethal, unfortunately he has to start at the bottom, but fans will witness it in Asheville.

Back from commercial, we see that during the commercial, Michael Elgin & Silas Young adhered to the Code of Honor after the match. We then hear the music of Charlie Haas as the Outlaw makes his way to the ring. Haas says he is in the home of the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bears & the Blackhawks and the ROH loyalists. "What do you get when you mix all of that?" "A bunch of dumb s**ts". Haas says that people wanna know, why did you turn on Shelton Benjamin? "For 10 years, it was myself that put "greatest" in Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team". Haas says he carried Benjamin for 10 years. While Benjamin was getting every opportunity, he failed miserably and it was himself who picked Benjamin back up. It was myself who won all those titles. "I waited for the most perfect time when we could have won the ROH Tag Team Titles to turn on you and leave you to be pinned by the Briscoes". Haas says he sent Benjamin packing and that he has always been better than Benjamin collegiately, as a man and professionally. Crowd chants for Shelton, but Haas says he is never coming back. Haas says that "piece of trash" Nigel McGuinness wants to come out here and wants to sign a match between Haas & Benjamin at Supercard of Honor. Haas says he has known Nigel for a long time, but Nigel is as stupid now as he was then because Shelton is not gonna be there. He will be in ROH, Benjamin will never be back. Haas then challenges someone from the crowd to fight him, followed by ROH management, someone from SCUM and finally someone from ROH roster because there is no one tougher than Charlie Haas.

The music of Grizzly Redwood hits and he makes his way to the ring to answer the challenge, leading to.....

"The Outlaw" Charlie Haas vs. "The Littlest Lumberjack" Grizzly Redwood

Grizz unloads with right hands to start things off, but the ref pulls him back. Grizz charges, but runs into a big boot by Haas. Haas with a right hand, followed by a stomp. Grizz fights back, but it has no effect on Haas. Haas with a knee to the gut, followed by a back club. Haas with a whip, then catches Grizz and places him over his shoulder. However, Grizz slips out and rolls up Haas for a 1 count. Haas then drills Grizz with a clothesline. Haas with a stomp in the corner, followed by an overhead belly-to-belly Haasplex.

Haas locks Grizz in the Haas of Pain and Grizz has no choice but to tap-out.

Winner: "The Outlaw" Charlie Haas by submission (Haas of Pain)

Afterwards, Haas refuses to let go of the Haas of Pain until "No Fear" Mike Mondo runs in, without his crutches, to make the save. Mondo stomps away at Haas, followed by a whip, but Haas gets out of dodge and rolls out to the outside. Crowd chants for Mondo as he checks on Grizz while we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial, Veda Scott is in the ring with Mondo & Grizz. Crowd chants "She wants Mondo" at Veda. Mondo says can you blame her? 12 months, that's what I was told in Toronto back in October. I knocked that down to 4, why? Cause I'm in beast mode, 24-7, all year round. And of course, cuz I'm Mike freaking Mondo. Mondo says he is officially back and he feels good, no, great. Everyone is gonna get no rest, he will show no mercy and because that's just what I do, show no fear. BOOM!

All of a sudden, we hear Steve Corino over the loudspeaker. Corino says to Mondo no fear, huh? No, Mondo, you're wrong. EVIL IS HERE as we Corino coming through the crowd. We then see SCUM hit the ring, sans Kevin Steen, and attack Mondo & Grizz. Cliff Compton then grabs Veda Scott as Corino says Nigel, you English moron, is this what you wanted, a war? We are SCUM! Suffering, Chaos, Ugliness and Mayhem and its gonna be fatal for each and every one of you. The ROH roster comes out to save Veda, but Corino tells them to keep their distance or Compton gives it to Veda Scott and this stupid TV show gets canceled a couple weeks before he plans on it. Corino says that you "savage animals" can hit the ring like at the iPPV, or Nigel, we can talk like men. Its simple, next week, its a SCUM show. We just want matches and Nigel, you can make them. Because there is no one on the roster, no one in the audience, no one watching at home that can stop us. Nigel gets the mic and says alright Corino, you got a deal. You release Veda and next week, top to bottom, it'll be ROH vs. SCUM. Compton lets Veda go and she gets to the safety of the roster as Nigel says to Corino that he is fully aware that if he makes a deal with the devil, to be prepared for hell.

Commercial

Back from commercial, Kelly & Seltzer talk about what happened before the commercial break. Nigel comes back out to the commentary table and says Veda Scott is OK. Next week, its on, its an end to the madness, SCUM vs. ROH.

Steve Corino comes back out through the crowd and gets into the ring. Corino says in his 19-year career, he has done many great things, but what he does tonight may top them all. Because, I get the privilege of introducing not only a man, not only a legend, but a man with god-like abilities. A man you all wish you could be and your girls wish they could sleep with. Ladies and gentlemen, from Cameron, North Carolina, weighing in at an amazing 236 pounds, the Icon, the Living Legend, the true God of pro wrestling, MATT HARDY!

Matt Hardy comes out the same way Corino did, through the crowd, for the main event. Corino & Hardy embrace as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial, its time for our main event as Steve Corino joins the commentary table.

Main Event in a Return Grudge Match with the #1 Contendership to the ROH TV Title on the line: "The Panama City Playboy" Adam Cole vs. "The Self-Proclaimed Icon" Matt Hardy

No Code of Honor for this one. Both men exchange right hands & forearms until Cole gains advantage. Hardy with a knee to the gut, followed by a whip, but Cole with a crossbody. Cole with right hands, then the ref pulls him back. Cole has words with the ref, but that allows Hardy to chop block his leg. Hardy taunts the crowd, but takes too long as when he turns around, Cole drills him with a superkick that sends Hardy to the outside. Cole with a head of steam and he takes out Hardy with a tope dive. Hardy is sent into the barricade, then Cole with a back club. Again, Hardy goes into the barricade. Hardy fights back with a gut punch, then goes for a suplex, but Cole blocks it and suplexes Hardy on the outside. Hardy pokes Cole in the eye, then drives him back-first into the apron. Cole kicks Hardy off and it sends Hardy back to the barricade. Cole then gets a running start off the apron and dives onto Hardy. Cole with right hands, then sends Hardy back into the ring. Cole wraps up Hardy's legs and applies a Figure Four around the ring-post. Cole goes for the Florida Key, but Hardy with a standing switch and then sends Cole head-first into the barricade. Hardy gets back in the ring and tells the ref to count Cole out. Hardy has a cut on his back from the barricade as Cole just gets back in the ring before the count of 20. Hardy instantly attacks with right hands, followed by some more in the corner. Cole fights back, then connects with an enziguri. Cole places Hardy on the top turnbuckle, then heads up with him. Hardy fights back, then hits the Side Effect off the middle turnbuckle for a nearfall as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial as Cole fights back and begins to head off the ropes, but Hardy pulls him down by the hair. Hardy taunts the fans, then hits a gutwrench suplex for a nearfall. Cole again fights back with right hands, then goes off the ropes, but runs into a gut kick by Hardy. Hardy with a series of back clubs, then hits the V-Bomb (Sit-Out Crucifix Powerbomb) for a close nearfall. Hardy chokes Cole in the corner with his boot as the crowd chants for Cole. Cole fights back again, but Hardy cuts him off and hits another Side Effect for another nearfall. Crowd chant "Hardy sucks" as Hardy slaps Cole in the corner. Hardy sends Cole off the corner, followed by another slap. Again, Hardy sends Cole off the corner, but that fires Cole up. Cole dares Hardy to hit him and the two again exchange right hands and forearms. Hardy shoves Cole off the ropes, but Cole answers with a big boot. Cole lifts up Hardy, but Hardy slips out. Hardy with a waistlock, but Cole gets free and drills Hardy with a leaping enziguri. Cole off the ropes and connects with the Shining Wizard for a nearfall. Cole with a forearm, but Hardy reverses a whip. Hardy charges, but runs into a boot. Another charge by Hardy, but this time Cole gets both boots up. Cole on the 2nd rope and he hits a front missile dropkick for another nearfall. Cole stomps away at Hardy in the corner, but the ref pulls him off. Cole lifts up Hardy and hits the fireman's carry neckbreaker for a close nearfall. Cole points that he is gonna head up top, but Hardy moves out of the way on a crossbody attempt and covers Cole for a nearfall. Hardy says "now, we go to school" and he locks Cole in the Figure Four in the center of the ring. Hardy yells at Cole to tap, but Cole slaps him and reverses the hold, forcing Hardy to grab the ropes to force a break. Hardy sets for the Twist of Fate, but Cole with a trip and now he locks Hardy in the Figure Four. Cole cinches on the hold and Hardy is almost ready to tap, but somehow able to reach the ropes. Hardy goes to the apron and he avoids Cole when Cole tries for a slingshot DDT on the apron, causing Cole to crash & burn on the outside. Hardy pulls up the ring mats on the outside, exposing the concrete floor. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, but Cole counters and hits Hardy with the Florida Key on the outside.

All of a sudden, Rhino comes out through the crowd and gores Cole, then C & C hit the ring and attack Rhino and the referee calls for the bell.

No Contest

The rest of SCUM hit the ring and attack C & C, but then the ROH locker-room hits the ring and goes after SCUM. ROH & SCUM do battle in the ring as we go to credits.