We see video from last week where Kevin Steen was kicked out of SCUM and beaten down, ending with a Matt Hardy Twist of Fate.
We see the usual intro, the Kevin Kelly welcomes us to the show, where SCUM is already in the ring.
Steve Corino has a mic and says that this week, you moronic, idiotic fans are about to get a treat. Although I wish it was my men, jumping the rails and punching every man, woman & nerd in this crowd and watching on TV. Corino says he is putting out a challenge to Nigel McGuinness. I have 3 of my best, Rhett Titus, Cliff Compton & Jimmy Jacobs. How about you send 3 of your best and we get it on right here and right now!
BJ Whitmer’s music hits and he & C & C run in and go after SCUM, leading to……..
6-Man Tag: S.C.U.M. (“Ruthless” Rhett Titus, Cliff Compton & “The Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs) vs. “The Buzzsaw” BJ Whitmer & the C & C Wrestlefactory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander)
All 6 begin brawling as a referee comes in to ring the bell to start this match off. Steve Corino joins Kelly at the commentary table for this match. In the ring, Coleman with a dropkick to Titus, but Jacobs attacks him from behind. Whitmer is sent into the barricade by Compton while C & C double team Jacobs. Coleman with the spinning heel kick/moonsault combo to Compton & Titus, then Alexander with a running dropkick to Titus. Jacobs then hits Alexander with a Spear. Alexander is sent into the corner, then Jacobs with right hands in the corner. Its settled into a regular 6-man tag as SCUM triple teams Alexander on their side of the ring. Tag to Titus, who gourdbusters Alexander across the top rope. Tag to Compton, who hits a 2nd rope elbow to the back of Alexander’s head. Compton with a leg drop for a nearfall. Alexander is sent into SCUM’s awaiting boots, then Compton tags in Jacobs and they make a wish on Alexander. Alexander blocks a suplex and hits one of his own, but Compton is tagged in and he prevents Alexander from making a tag. Shoulder tackle by Compton, but Coleman breaks up the pin attempt. Tag to Titus and he hits a running boot to the side. Titus guillotines Alexander on the bottom rope, then tags in Jacobs and they sweep out Alexander’s legs before raining in stereo right hands. Jacobs chokes Alexander in the ropes, followed by a low kick. Jacobs with an elbow, but Alexander fights back. Alexander goes to make a tag, but Jacobs stops him, tags in Titus, who hits an elbow to the back of Alexander’s head. Titus with a chinlock as the crowd wills on Alexander. Alexander gets out of a back suplex attempt and tags in Whitmer.
Whitmer with right hands to Titus, followed by a snap slam, but Jacobs breaks up the pin attempt. Whitmer reverses Jacobs and sends him to the outside. Whitmer with the exploder on Titus, but now its Compton who breaks up the pinfall. Whitmer then reverses Compton and sends him to the outside. C & C come in and they both get a head of steam and hit stereo flip dives onto Compton & Jacobs. Referee is checking on the bodies laid out on the outside, but in doing so, Corino hands Titus a chain to use on Whitmer. Whitmer starts to go off the ropes, but is leveled by a chain-assisted right hand by Titus.
Titus removes the evidence and covers Whitmer for the victory.
Winners: S.C.U.M. by pinfall (Chain-Assisted Right Hand)
The assault continues on Whitmer & C & C afterwards until Jay Lethal & Michael Elgin run in to make the save as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, an impromptu match has started between………
Jay Lethal vs. “Ruthless” Rhett Titus
Strike exchange, then they trade chops & right hands in the corner. Another exchange of right hands until Lethal with the hiptoss/cartwheel/front dropkick combination. Titus is sent onto the apron, then Lethal with a springboard dropkick that sends Titus to the outside. Lethal then connects with a trifecta of tope suicidas on Titus. Lethal with right hands & chops to Titus, then breaks the ref’s 20 count. However, that allows Titus to drop Lethal across the apron, followed by stomping away at him. Titus sets Lethal on the apron, then charges and connects with a running boot to the head. Back in the ring, Titus gains a 1 count. Titus with a chinlock as the crowd wills on Lethal. Lethal fights out, but Titus pulls him down by Lethal’s braids. Titus with a double knee drop for a nearfall. Titus with right hands and clubs, but Lethal fights back. Another strike exchange until Lethal with a series of chops & right hands. Lethal side-steps a backdrop attempt and hits another chop. Lethal heads up top and hits a missile dropkick. Lethal with a forearm in the corner, followed by a Death Valley Driver for a nearfall. Lethal goes back up top, but leaps over a charging Titus. Lethal with a superkick, then goes for the Lethal Injection, but Titus catches him with a dropkick to the back of the head. Titus with a big boot/discus clothesline combination for a close nearfall. Titus can’t believe it, then goes to lift up Lethal for the Rhettribution, but Lethal blocks it. Titus avoids an enziguri, but Lethal catches him with the Lethal Combination.
Superkick by Lethal, followed by the Lethal Injection for the victory.
Winner: Jay Lethal by pinfall (Lethal Injection)
Kevin Kelly makes note that this was the 1st time someone from ROH defeated S.C.U.M. on TV. Lethal gets a mic and says that tonight, he made history by securing ROH’s 1st victory against S.C.U.M. in this war. Lethal says he promises that at Border Wars, Steve Corino will be gone from ROH, once and for all.
“Inside Ring of Honor”
Added to Border Wars next week on iPPV is an I Quit Match between BJ Whitmer & Rhett Titus, as well as in tag-team action the C & C Wrestlefactory against ACH & Tadarius Thomas.
We go to comments from Michael Elgin, who faces New Japan’s Karl Anderson next week on TV. Elgin says that reputations can be an intimidating factor. Karl Anderson has a big reputation, he’s known as one of the best in the world. He proved in Japan and he proved it at Supercard of Honor against Roderick Strong, But, Anderson is coming into Michael Elgin’s ring and I have my own reputation. A reputation of being one of the best, one of the strongest and one of the baddest men in ROH. Elgin says that Anderson better come prepared, because the ROH title means everything to me and now that I have a guaranteed title shot, nothing is getting in my way. They say God created all men equal, THEY WERE WRONG!!!
We go to comments from Kyle O’Reilly, who faces Davey Richards next week on TV as well. Kyle says that this match with Davey has been a long time coming. Ever since I met you, I knew I had to go through you to get my place on the mantle. Now its one-on-one, in New York City, our epic encounter. This hunt Davey has been on, well he’s chasing the dragon and it not only includes me, it includes Bobby Fish. Bobby Fish says he wouldn’t miss this match for the world, to watch your past finally catch up with your present. It will not end well for you.
Back from commercial, we see highlights from last year’s Border Wars when Kevin Steen beat Davey Richards to win the ROH World Title. Back to the ring, Nigel McGuinness is in the ring and he introduces Adam Cole & ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe for a contract signing. Both sign the contract and both shake hands after doing so and it seems like the contract signing goes off without a hitch, until we hear the voice of Steve Corino to interrupt these proceedings.
We see SCUM in the crowd as Corino says this is your World Title match at Border Wars? Gimme me a break. Jay Briscoe shouldn’t be defending the title against Adam Cole. He should be defending it against the guy who will be the next ROH champion & the last ROH champion, our savior, referencing Matt Hardy. Corino says no one wants to see this match at Border Wars, so I have a proposal for you, Nigel. How about Jay Briscoe & Adam Cole wrestle the man who separated Jay’s shoulder, the Man-Beast, Rhino and a man who needs no introduction, the next ROH champion and MY best friend, Matt Hardy! Now that is a PPV main event!
Jay gets a mic and says instead of that being a PPV main event, how about we do this right here, right now! Jay removes the contract table and chairs as Nigel agrees to the match, which will be…….NEXT!!!!
Back from commercial, our main event is about to start.
Main Event in a Tag Team Grudge Match: “The Man-Beast” Rhino & “The Self-Proclaimed Icon” Matt Hardy vs. ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe & “The Panama City Playboy” Adam Cole
Hardy throws his shirt into the crowd and they throw it right back. A 2nd time this occurs, but a fan decides to keep the shirt on the 3rd time and the crowd boos at the fan for it. Hardy & Cole will start things off. Rhino goes after Cole, allowing Hardy to hit him from behind. Hardy with right hands, then a strike exchange ensues as the crowd chants “We Want Jeff”. Cole with forearms, followed by a clothesline. Cole blocks a clothesline and hits a neckbreaker for a nearfall. Hardy rushes over and tags in Rhino. Cole avoids a charge and armdrags Rhino into an armbar. Cole side-steps a backdrop attempt, avoids a clothesline, hits a dropkick to the knee, followed by a flying knee for a nearfall. Tag to Jay, who hits right hands & stomps in the corner on Rhino. “Feed Matt Less” chants start by the crowd as Rhino avoids a Jay charge and hits him with a clothesline. Jay fights back with right hands and tags in Cole. Cole with a forearm, but Rhino comes back with a back elbow. Cole blocks being sent into the corner, nails Hardy off the apron and avoids 2 Rhino charges by getting his boots up both times. Cole goes to the 2nd rope, but Hardy grabs his leg. This allows Rhino to pull Cole off the ropes and send him crashing & burning on the mat. Hardy tags in and goes after Cole with right hands as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Hardy with shoulders to Cole in the corner, but Cole fights back. Hardy comes back with a knee to the gut, but misses 2 clothesline attempts. Cole goes for a crossbody, but Hardy catches him and hits a front slam. Hardy with another front slam, but Jay breaks up the pinfall. Hardy with right hands in the corner, then taunts the crowd. Hardy hits a sit-out powerbomb while bringing Cole out of the corner the hard way for a nearfall. Tag to Rhino and he & Hardy drive Cole back-first into the corner. Rhino chokes Cole, then while the ref admonishes him, Corino gets a chance to choke Cole. Cole begins to fight his way out of the SCUM corner, then gets out of a back suplex attempt and tags in Jay.
Jay avoids a clothesline and peppers Rhino with left hand jabs. Jay with a dropkick, then knocks Hardy off the apron. Jay with a DDT for a nearfall. Hardy comes in, but Jay with right hands. Hardy runs into a boot by Jay, followed by a rolling elbow. Rhino hits Jay with a belly-to-belly suplex, then sets up for the Gore. Rhino charges, but Jay gets his boot up. Jay with a running boot and waits for Rhino to get up, but Cole tags himself in. Jay & Cole have words until Hardy comes in from behind. Cole avoids him and goes for a superkick, but Hardy ducks and Cole hits Jay with the superkick by mistake. Cole reverses on Hardy and sends him to the outside, then Rhino goes for the Gore, but Cole side-steps him and Rhino gores Jay.
Cole then rolls up Rhino for the victory.
Winners: Jay Briscoe & “The Panama City Playboy” Adam Cole by pinfall (Roll-Up)
Corino checks on Hardy on the outside while Jay & Cole have words as Cole is explaining to Jay what happened.
We then see a Border Wars hype video before we go to credits.