Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s ROH on Sinclair recap. If you all are ready, then let’s get on with the show!
We see video of what happened last week when Rhino gored Eddie Edwards through a table in their Anything Goes match to become the #1 contender to the ROH World Title before the usual intro.
Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show as we go right into the opening match.
ROH Tag Team Title Tournament 1st Round Match: Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander vs. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
As per the usual, the Young Bucks do not adhere to the Code of Honor to start things off. Matt and Alexander start things off as Matt piefaces Alexander. Alexander comes back with a drop toe hold, followed by a spinning headscissors. Alexander with a sunset flip, but Matt rolls through. Alexander with a rana, followed by a suplex. Tag into Coleman, who tries for a slingshot senton into the ring, but Matt gets his knees up. Tag into Nick, who snapmares Coleman and rakes the eyes with his boots. Coleman comes back with a dropkick to Nick for a nearfall. Matt then gets involved and sends Coleman to the apron. Alexander comes in and stops Nick, then hits a hesitation dropkick to Matt, who had hit the backflip headscissors on Coleman. Nick then hits Alexander with a back elbow. Coleman backs Nick into the corner and then hits a series of rolling Northern Lights suplexes for a nearfall. Irish whip by Nick and then Matt hotshots Coleman on the top rope from the apron, followed by an elbow by Nick as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Nick hits a gutbuster to Coleman, followed by a swinging neckbreaker from Matt for a nearfall. The Bucks then proceed to take turns raking the back of Coleman. Matt with a double sledge to the back, followed by a rake of the eyes. Matt with a pair of shoulders in the corner. Coleman slaps Matt in defiance, but Matt hits a modified jackhammer for a nearfall. Tag into Nick as Matt with a snapmare, followed by Nick hitting a slingshot senton. Matt draws the ire of Alexander while Nick chokes Coleman. Tag into Matt, who connects with a forearm. Coleman knocks Nick off the apron, but Matt rakes his eyes. Coleman comes back with a boot to Matt and then pulls down the top rope, sending Nick to the outside. However,Matt stops Coleman from making the tag. Matt runs into a boot by Coleman, who leaps over Matt to try and make the tag, but Nick pulls Alexander off the apron.The Bucks then with stereo splashes to Coleman for a nearfall. Coleman then with a kick to Matt, followed by a tornado DDT to Nick and is finally able to make the tag to Alexander.
Alexander with a pair of clotheslines, a back elbow, a roundhouse kick, and finally an enziguri to each member of the Bucks. Alexander then with a running dropkick into the corner on Matt. Nick goes to the apron, but Alexander knocks him off. Alexander gets a head of steam and takes out Nick with a somersault plancha. Back in the ring, Alexander then hits a springboard clothesline to Matt. Alexander hits a version of the Glam Slam, followed by a top rope leg drop from Coleman for a nearfall. Coleman puts Matt on the turnbuckles and tries for the no hands rana, but Nick holds on to his feet. Matt with a superkick to Alexander, followed by a slingshot facebuster by Nick. Matt then leaps off the top and hits a corkscrew into an Ace Crusher for a nearfall. The Bucks hit a Buckle Bomb/Enziguri combo on Alexander, then set him up for More Bang for Buck, but Coleman stops Nick on the turnbuckles while Alexander holds onto the ropes. Coleman with an STO on Matt, followed by Alexander nailing Nick with an enziguri.
Coleman & Alexander then connect with Overtime for the victory.
Winners and advancing to the semi-finals of the ROH Tag Team Title Tournament: Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander by pinfall (Overtime)
After the match, backstage interviewer Veda Scott gets in the ring with Coleman and Alexander. She asks them for their thoughts on the victory. Coleman says that they came to ROH as virtual nobodies, but Baltimore has made them somebodies. They want to be the ROH Tag Champions when they come back for Fan Appreciation. Alexander closes by saying “Amen” as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Kevin Kelly is in the ring with Charlie Haas, who demanded interview time. Haas wants Jim Cornette to come to the ring because he wants to talk about the Tag Team Tournament and says that this tournament is bulls***.
Jim Cornette comes to the ring and tells Haas that he has known him for 15 years, but he is tired of people hijacking his show.
Haas tells Jim that if he has something to say and is not telling the truth, he tells Jim that Jim can stop him, but until then, he tells Jim to shut up. Haas says that the All Night Express has destroyed the tag team division in Ring of Honor. They pissed all over Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team’s legacy and all of the legacies of the tag teams behind them. Haas says that Rhett Titus is a joke and he beat Rhett within an inch of his life. Haas says that he tripped on the ropes and stumbled over Rhett’s feet and Rhett was able to get the 3 count in a fluke. Then they confront the All Night Express and demanded a rematch, but were refused. Shelton Benjamin hit Kenny King with a chair and then Kenny King left the company.
Cornette says that it was excessive violence and it warrants a suspension.
Haas says that with no Kenny King, Shelton has to be reinstated. Then Cornette put a tournament in place. Haas says that they should have had him wrestle Rhett Titus with the titles on the line.
Cornette starts to tell Haas what they are going to do, but we hear the familar music as RHett Titus makes his way to the ring.
Rhett says that Haas is out here whining and complaining, but if anyone has the right to come out and complain, it is him. Titus says that he worked hard to become the tag team champions. Titus reminds Haas that he pinned him to win the titles.
Haas says that it was a fluke and even Rhett’s son knows it. He says that Rhett is a disgrace to the tag team division.
Cornette tells them both that they have the right to pick a tag team partner.
Haas says that he wants Shelton reinstated and part of the tournament.
Rhett says that he has faced adversity before. He will find a new tag team partner and they will become the new Tag Team Champions.
Haas says that he has the partner who is the best fit for Rhett. He says that this man is in the back and he may show Rhett about wrestling. Haas says that he is daring Rhett to pick him as his partner. Haas says that they can work through the tournament and become Tag Team Champions. Then they can fight over the titles.
Cornette says that Rhett isn’t going to fall for this, and he will not let this go on.
Rhett says that he doesn’t like Haas, but he likes the idea. They are going to win the tournament and then he is looking forward to kicking his ass at the end.
Rhett says that he will team with Haas, but he will not call him his partner.
Cornette is disgusted while Haas has a big smile on his face as we go to commercial.
“God’s Gift” QT Marshall vs. Tadarius Thomas
Marshall misses a kick to start things up and Thomas with a back elbow. Thomas with a kick, but misses a flip leg drop. Marshall backs Thomas into the corner, but Thomas hooks Marshall in a cross armbreaker while in the ropes. Marshall with a kick to Thomas, followed by a right hand. Marshall hits a slam, followed by a pair of elbowdrops, then finally walks across Thomas’ throat. Thomas with a forearm, but Marshall with a kick. Marshall then locks in a cravate. Then, Thomas cartwheels out of a snapmare attempt. Thomas with another kick, but Marshall with a clothesline for a nearfall. Marshall then hits a suplex for another nearfall. Thomas fights back with right hands, but Marshall hits a dropkick for another nearfall. Marshall with right hands in the corner, but Thomas with a chop. Marshall with another right hand, but Thomas comes back with a kick off an Irish whip attempt. Thomas with a running forearm, followed by right hand and a series of Capoiera kicks. Thomas misses a roundhouse kick, but connects with a second kick and another running forearm. Irish whip by Marshall, but Thomas comes back with a Slingblade for a nearfall. Marshall goes for a Chokeslam, but Thomas breaks free and hits another series of kicks. Thomas goes for a Dragon Suplex, but Marshall breaks free by sending Thomas throat first into the ropes.
Marshall hits an Alabama Slam for the victory.
Winner: “God’s Gift” QT Marshall by pinfall (Alabama Slam)
“Inside Ring of Honor”
Main Event in a 6 Man Mayhem Match to determine the #1 Contender for the ROH TV Title: Roderick Strong w/ Truth Martini vs. Jay Lethal vs. “Technical Lightning” T.J. Perkins vs. “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett w/”The 1st Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis & “Brutal” Bob Evans vs. “The Siclian Psychopath” Tomasso Ciampa w/R.D. Evans vs. “No Fear” Mike Mondo
Perkins and Strong start off in the ring while the other four men battle around the ring. Perkins hits a spinning headscissors. Strong with a knee to Perkins and tries to send Perkins to the floor, but Perkins hangs in the ropes and moves when Strong charges, causing Strong to go to the outside. Bennett comes in, but Perkins with a drop toe hold and then sets for a step over toe hold. Strong now in and nails Perkins with a chop, however when Perkins goes to the mat, it causes more pain for Mr. Bennett. Perkins then with a Northern Lights suplex on Strong, while maintaining the leglock on Bennett. Bennett comes back with a knee followed by a corner clothesline. Bennett then hits a leaping neckbreaker and Perkins goes to the outside. Lethal now in as he and Bennett exchange right hands, but Lethal with a kick. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection, but Bennett grabs Lethal’s trunks. Bennett goes for a back suplex, but Lethal lands on his feet. Bennett is sent to the apron and then Lethal with a springboard dropkick, causing Bennett to fall to the outside. Ciampa now in and hits Lethal from behind. Lethal with a hip toss and cartwheel, but when he tries for the dropkick, Ciampa tries for a dropkick of his own, but Lethal blocks it. Lethal with a chop, followed by a right hand. Lethal tries for a handspring back elbow, but Ciampa sees it coming and dropkicks Lethal before he can hit the ropes. Mondo now in and rollups Ciampa for a pair of nearfalls. Both Mondo and Ciampa try for rollups on one another, but both escape each other’s attempts. Mondo with a snapmare into a rollup for a nearfall. Mondo with a snapmare DDT and then knocks Strong off the apron. Ciampa and Mondo exchange right hands until Ciampa kicks Mondo to the apron. Ciampa with a series of right hands, but Mondo avoids a shoulder and connects with a swinging neckbreaker in the ropes. Strong with a chop to Mondo on the outside and sends him back into the ring. Strong with a series of chops and kicks, followed up with an enziguri. Strong lifts up Mondo, but Mondo breaks free, however then Strong nails him with a roaring forearm, followed by a leaping knee to Lethal, who had gotten back in the ring. Mondo then hits Strong with a leaping curb stomp. Bennett now in as he blocks Mondo’s double arm DDT attempt with a right hand, followed by a spinebuster. Perkins now in as he hooks Bennett in the Octopus, but Ciampa comes in and drills Perkins with a boot to the head. but Ciampa with a boot to Perkins. Lethal then with a superkick to Ciampa and everyone is down.
Strong tries for a discus forearm on Lethal, but Lethal blocks it and then hits the Lethal Combination. Lethal motions that he is heading up top for Hail to the King, but Ciampa pushes Lethal off the turnbuckles. Perkins with a series of kicks to Ciampa but Ciampa comes back with a kick of his own. Perkins then comes back by lifitng up Ciampa and connecting with the Detonation Kick. Perkins with a series of uppercuts of Strong, but misses a kick as Strong then drills him with another roaring forearm. Strong then hits the End of Heartache, but Bennett breaks up the pin attempt. Bennett and Strong exchange forearms until Bennett runs into a boot by Strong. Strong charges, but Bennett nails him with a Spear, however Mondo breaks up the pin attempt. Mondo with right hands to Bennett, then looks over at Maria on the outside. Bennett comes back and takes down Mondo, raining in right hands. Bennett goes for another right hand, but Mondo moves and Bennett’s fist hits the mat.
Mondo then hits the Double Arm DDT for the victory.
Winner and new #1 Contender to the ROH TV Title: “No Fear” Mike Mondo by pinfall (Double Arm DDT)
Mondo celebrates his victory as we go to credits.
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