Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair (Glory by Honor XII Edition #1)
November 9, 2013
Chicago Ridge, Illinois (Frontier Fieldhouse)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match of the second Glory by Honor XII edition of ROH TV from Chicago. Steve Corino is back on commentary with Kevin Kelly beginning this week. Kelly brings up that he is gonna move forward with Corino, but Corino is oblivious to any past he might have with Kelly.
Jesse Sorrensen vs. Tommaso Ciampa
This is Sorrensen's ROH TV debut and this is Ciampa's first match since Death Before Dishonor XI. Corino mentions that Sorrensen has "BJ Whitmer disease", but unlike BJ, Sorrensen has heart. Code of Honor before the bell. Ciampa backs Sorrensen into the ropes and breaks clean. Sorrensen with a go-behind, but Ciampa blocks an amateur takedown. Ciampa with a side headlock and a shoulder knockdown, but Sorrensen instantly kips back up. Ciampa again with a side headlock and a shoulder knockdown, but drives Sorrensen down when he kips up again. Ciampa catches Sorrensen off a leapfrog and goes for an Air Raid Crash, but Sorrensen counters with a Sunset Flip for a 1 count. Sorrensen with a dropkick, then avoids the Knockout Knee when Ciampa drops down his kneepad. Ciampa motions that he was that close to finishing off Sorrensen. Ciampa backs Sorrensen into the corner and hits a chop. Sorrensen responds with one of his own. Ciampa with a cravate, but Sorrensen grabs onto his leg. Ciampa then drills Sorrensen with a big forearm. Ciampa motions that Sorrensen is in "his house", but Sorrensen with another dropkick. Sorrensen with a Fameasser variation, followed by another dropkick. Sorrensen with a right hand, then is sent onto the apron. Ciampa with a knee strike that knocks Sorrensen off the apron and to the outside. Ciampa goes out after him and hits a back club. Ciampa pulls up the ring mats, exposing the concrete. Sorrensen slips out of a suplex and sends Ciampa into the apron. Sorrensen gets back in the ring, then wipes out Ciampa with a slingshot plancha as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Ciampa nails Sorrensen with a clothesline back in the ring for a nearfall. Ciampa with another forearm, but Sorrensen pops right up. Ciampa runs into an uppercut, then Sorrensen with a trifecta of neckbreakers, ending with a spinning variation, for a nearfall. Ciampa blocks being lifted up, but Sorrensen with a victory roll for a nearfall. Enziguri rocks Ciampa back into the ropes. Right hands, but then Ciampa with an inverted Samoan Driver for a nearfall. Running forearm by Ciampa in the corner, then when Sorrensen gets his boot up off another charge, Ciampa responds with a rolling forearm. Down comes the kneepad as Ciampa charges and hits the Running Knockout Knee. "One more time" chants by the crowd. Ciampa obliges them and hits a second Knockout Knee. Ciampa lifts up Sorrensen and heads up to the second rope for the Super Air Raid Crash, but Sorrensen counters with a Sunset Bomb, however in doing so, all of Ciampa's weight crashed down on the left leg of Sorrensen. Referee checks on Sorrensen, who crawls over and covers Ciampa for a close nearfall. Sorrensen goes for the Roll of the Dice, but Ciampa slips out. Sorrensen slips out of Project Ciampa, but Ciampa sends Sorrensen shoulder-first into the ringpost.
Ciampa takes down Sorrensen and locks in a new submission called the Sicilian Stretch, which is a Rings of Saturn variation and Sorrensen taps.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa by submission (The Sicilian Stretch)
We see video on the chaos created by Outlaw Inc. since they came into ROH two months ago.
We see a video promo from the Champions team heading into next week's Champions vs. All Stars 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match.
Adrenaline RUSH (ACH & TD Thomas) vs. Outlaw Inc. (Eddie Kingston & Homicide)
Homicide hugs both of Adrenaline RUSH, as well as the referee as his own way to adhere to the Code of Honor. Kingston then does the Wolfpac hand signal with Adrenaline RUSH as his way of adhering. Crowd chants for Kingston before the bell. Kingston & ACH start. Kingston with an amateur takedown. Cravate applied, but ACH counters out into a side headlock. Kingston reverses out and hits a shoulder knockdown. Kingston blocks a hiptoss and hits a lucha style takedown. Kingston misses a clothesline and ACH with a dropkick. ACH is sent onto the apron, but comes back with an enziguri to the back of Kingston's head. ACH heads up top and hits a flying back elbow that sends Kingston to the outside. Homicide moves Kingston out of the way as ACH feigns a springboard and instead and does 2 backflips to show off his agility. Homicide acts like he is gonna head over the barricade as we go to commercial.
We see a video promo from Adam Cole & Michael Elgin heading into next week's Champions vs. All-Stars 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match.
Back from commercial as Homicide & ACH are up on top. ACH goes for a super rana, but Homicide counters with a super inverted atomic drop, followed by a dropkick to the knee. Kingston in, stomps away on the injured leg of ACH. ACH's leg is driven into the mat, then Kingston locks him in the Kondo Clutch. ACH crawls, but is able to make the ropes to force a break. ACH fights back, but Kingston with a big forearm. Homicide in and holds ACH's leg so that Kingston can nail it with an overhand chop. Homicide pulls at ACH's leg in the ropes. Homicide feigns going for a Figure Four, locking in an STF instead. Homicide bites at the face of ACH as ACH gets to the ropes. Homicide measures ACH, but ACH blocks the Gringo Cutter and hits Paydirt, both men down. ACH kicks Homicide off and tags in TD.
TD with a shot to Kingston, then slips out of a Homicide suplex. O'Connor Roll for a nearfall. Capoiera Kick to Homicide, dropkick to Kingston. Kingston comes in, but TD with a savate kick and a running forearm that sends Kingston to the outside. Homicide fights back, but TD then wipes out Kingston with a tope suicida! Back in, Homicide with a savate kick, but TD blocks a Tornado DDT and places Homicide up top. Superplex for a nearfall. Kingston with a blind tag as Homicide counters a backdrop with a hangman's neckbreaker. Sliding D by Kingston for a nearfall, but then ACH out of nowhere wipes out Kingston with a frog splash! Homicide sets up TD for the Cop Killa, but TD slips out and drives Homicide into the corner. TD again places Homicide up top for a superplex, but Kingston comes in and nails TD in the back of the leg.
Doomsday Bulldog by Outlaw Inc. for the win.
Winners: Outlaw Inc. by pinfall (Doomsday Bulldog)
Afterwards, Outlaw Inc. wants a mic. Kingston says that tonight is another show that reDRagon ducks us. Our two snowflakes duck us. "Snowflakes" chants by the crowd. Kingston also calls Kevin Kelly a snowflake. reDRagon better stop running away from us, because you know what you are? You're just one, big.........Homicide says something in Kingston's ear. Kingston says just like this guy in the front row, reDRagon is a bunch of pu**ies.
We see video on the saga revolving around Jay Briscoe since the summer when he was injured by SCUM and stripped of the ROH World Title. We see when Adam Cole turned on Briscoe at Death Before Dishonor when Briscoe presented Cole with the ROH World Title. We then see Briscoe getting involved at ROH live events while still not being cleared to compete, forcing ROH management to ban Briscoe from live events until he is medically cleared to compete.
Main Event: Paul London vs. Roderick Strong
Strong comes out wearing a World Series of Poker t-shirt. Kelly gives WSOP a cheap plug. Code of Honor before the bell. Strong with a go-behind and takes down London. London with a standing switch, but Strong slips out. Kelly mentions Strong's great performance at Charm City Challenge. Strong with a drop toe hold into a front chancery. London takes down Strong and gains a 1 count. Knucklelock applied, but London with a big kick to the face. Exchange of leapfrogs, then London with a dropkick that sends Strong to the outside. London goes for a slingshot plancha, but Strong catches him on the way down with a big chop.
Back from commercial as London has Strong in a chinlock. Strong blocks a suplex and sends London onto the apron. London goes for a shoulder to the ribs, but Strong catches him and hits a double underhook backbreaker for a nearfall. Strong stomps away at London in the corner. Big chop, followed by a gut shot. London slips out of a back suplex and hits a series of forearms and chops. London goes up & over, but Strong with a back elbow. Strong then sends London ribs-first into the ringpost. Strong goes to the outside and applies a longbow backbreaker, stretching London across the ringpost. Back in, Strong continues to stomp away at London. Inverted bearhug applied, but London fights out with elbows. Strong misses two clotheslines and then both men collide in mid-air going for crossbodies.
Forearm exchange, then Strong with a series of chops. Strong runs into a boot, then London avoids a corner charge and hits a backdrop driver. Two clotheslines by London, followed by a spinning heel kick. London flips onto his feet to counter a backdrop, followed by a back heel kick for a nearfall. Strong drives London into the corner and hits a series of shoulders to the ribs. Strong runs into double boots, but then nails London with a dropkick as London was attempting a springboard. Strong goes out onto the apron with London, but London blocks a back suplex. London gets back in the ring and hits the dropsault to knock Strong down to the outside. London with a head of steam and he wipes out Strong with a flip dive! Back in, London with a springboard dropkick for a nearfall. Strong blocks a Tiger Suplex and drives London into the corner. London heads up top, but Strong sweeps out his leg into a backbreaker for a nearfall. Strong lifts up London, but London slips out and goes onto the turnbuckles. Strong comes back with a chop and an enziguri. Strong heads up with London and hits a superplex, but London kicks out! Strong can't believe it as the crowd chants "this is awesome." Strong locks in the Strong Hold, but then London counters with a roll-up for a nearfall. London goes for a superkick, but comes back with a knee strike when Strong attempts another backbreaker. Strong with a discus forearm, then lifts up London for Death by Roderick, but on the way down, London lands on Strong with a double stomp for a nearfall. Amazing counter.
"This is awesome" chants again by the crowd. Forearm exchange again, then Strong with more chops. London responds with a series of back clubs. Strong goes off the blind side, but London with a superkick. Sit-out chickenwing slam for a close nearfall. Now its London who can't believe it. London heads up top, but Strong rolls out onto the apron. London sees him and motions that he is gonna double stomp him, ala what Davey Richards did to London at Border Wars. Strong moves out of the way, then wheelbarrows London and spins him around into a urnangi backbreaker onto the apron!!! "ROH" chants by the crowd. Back in, Strong lifts up London and hits Death by Roderick, followed by the Sick Kick, but LONDON KICKS OUT!!!
Strong again can't believe it as the crowd again chants "this is awesome." Strong goes for the Gibson Driver, but London counters with a Sunset flip for a nearfall. Strong goes back with a leaping knee strike, followed by the Gibson Driver, but LONDON KICKS OUT AGAIN! Strong transitions right into the Strong Hold, but London makes it to the ropes! London kicks away at Strong, followed by kicks from underneath. Strong tries to grab at London, but London with a headscissors to take Strong out with him to the outside, then transitions it right into a TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER ON THE OUTSIDE!!! Back in, London heads up top and hits the Mushroom Stomp.
London heads back up top, London Calling for the win.
Winner: Paul London by pinfall (London Calling)
London celebrates his win as we go to credits.