We see the usual intro, then we hear the music of S.C.U.M. as Steve Corino makes his way to the ring, along with Jimmy Jacobs. Corino says that its a new era in ROH, the end is near & the era of S.C.U.M. has begun. If you watched Border Wars, you know 2 things. There is a new color commentator every week until this pitiful show gets canceled and his name is Steve Corino. More importantly, one of my men will get a ROH World Title shot and they will not only be the next ROH champion, but the last ROH champion.
Corino joins the commentary table alongside Kevin Kelly, then the music of Jay Lethal hits as he makes his way to the ring, albeit it with a limp after the knee injury he sustained at Border Wars. Lethal gets a mic and says that what happened at Border Wars with my knee injury was an unfortunate mistake, but also was allowing Kevin Steen to replace me in the match when we don’t even know where Steen’s loyalty lies. My loyalty lies with ROH and tonight, I will stand over Jimmy Jacobs’s dead body. Nigel McGuinness has already agreed to the match, so the only thing you have to do is…..
Jacobs pulls Lethal out to the outside and the match has begun.
Jay Lethal (ROH) vs. “The Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs (S.C.U.M.)
Jacobs slams the injured leg of Lethal against the apron multiple times. Lethal fights back with chops and right hands. Jacobs is seated on a chair by the barricade and Lethal does the 10 punches. Jacobs goes back to the leg and slams it against the barricade. Lethal fights back with right hands, then whips Jacobs into the barricade. Lethal with chops before sending Jacobs back in the ring. Jacobs goes back to the leg, then hits chops & right hands in the corner. Both men trade chops with Lethal gaining advantage. Jacobs goes back to the leg, but Lethal gets out of a Tornado DDT attempt and hits a front dropkick for a nearfall. Lethal with back clubs, followed by a back elbow for a 1 count. Kelly brings up tonight’s main event between Adam Cole & Kevin Steen as Jacobs keeps avoiding Lethal, causing Lethal to do harm to his injured leg before Jacobs hits a dropkick to the leg. Jacobs with stomps to the leg, but Lethal fights back. Exchange of right hands until Jacobs with a chop block to the injured leg. Jacobs goes to work on the leg, but Lethal fights back and rolls up Jacobs for a nearfall. Lethal then connects with a DDT. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection, but Jacobs catches him on the handspring and ties up the injured leg in the ropes. Jacobs stalks Lethal as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Jacobs locks Lethal in a variation of an Indian Deathlock. Referee counts Lethal’s shoulders down for a nearfall twice. Crowd wills on Lethal as he fights out with right hands. Lethal with a chop, but Jacobs avoids an enziguri and hits a Knee-DDT for a nearfall. Jacobs continues to work on the leg, then goes to the 2nd rope. Jacobs sees Lethal getting his boot up and stops himself, but Lethal comes back with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Lethal then this time nails Jacobs with an enziguri and both men are down.
Jacobs goes back to the leg, but Lethal fights back. Strike exchange until Jacobs with a knee to the gut. Lethal then comes back with 2 clotheslines, followed by a chop. Lethal with a back drop, but when he tries for a superkick, drops down as his injured leg gives out on him. Lethal then surprises Jacobs with another inside cradle for a nearfall. Lethal then with a roll-up for another nearfall. Lethal hits the Lethal Combination and motions for the Lethal Injection once more. Lethal goes for it, but as he comes off the handspring, once again his knee buckles on him. That allows Jacobs to hit the Inward Ace Crusher.
Jacobs hits the Contra Code for the victory.
Winner: “The Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs (S.C.U.M.) by pinfall (The Contra Code)
Jacobs celebrates his win while Lethal is in pain as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, ROH match-maker Nigel McGuinness is in the ring. Nigel says that at Border Wars, Jay Briscoe successfully defended the ROH title against Adam Cole. Jay proved he is no paper champion & Cole proved he is championship material. Nigel says Cole does deserve a re-match, but there are a few people ahead of him to get the next shot. The 1st person is Michael Elgin. Crowd chants for Elgin. Elgin earned a title shot and he assured me he is ready at anytime, but first he wants to redeem his recent loss to New Japan’s Karl Anderson and also get rid of S.C.U.M. before he cashes in on that title shot. So that opens up some spots for 2 guys who could not get a shot when Kevin Steen was champion, the American Wolves, Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards and they will get their shots. So, that brings us to Best in the World on June 22nd.
Before Nigel can continue, the music of the ROH champion Jay Briscoe hits and he makes his way to the ring. Jay says that Nigel has some tough opponents lined up for him and that’s good because I like kicking people’s ass. When you booked me against Adam Cole at Border Wars, I whooped his ass. Now, you have Michael Elgin, the American Wolves. Well, I guess I’ll have to whoop everybody’s ass. There is not a man in this company that can beat me. Line them up, I’ll whoop their ass.
All of a sudden, Mark Briscoe comes to the ring and gets a mic. Mark says he has heard enough. Ever since Jay won the belt, all you can talk about is how you can whoop everyone’s ass. Didn’t “big man” bring us up to be humble? We pick up dead chickens and all you can talk is how you can whoop everyone’s ass. We out scooping up dog crap and all you can talk about is how you can whoop everyone’s ass. We out drinking cold beer and still, all you wanna talk about is how you can whoop everyone’s ass. Damnit, I’ve heard enough. Remember, brother, my 1st match in ROH, it was me that whooped your ass.
Jay says that Nigel heard him, he thinks he can whoop my ass. Baltimore is right now the road from Sandy Fork. We can bring the whole Briscoe family, hell, we can bring the whole Sussex County to Maryland. Nigel, all you gotta do is make the match, Best in the World, June 22nd, ROH World Title, Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe!!
Crowd chants “do it now” as Nigel says that there is an old saying, nobody fights like family, so I have something to think about.
Back from commercial, its time for our next match.
“Ruthless” Rhett Titus & “Mr. 1859” Cliff Compton (S.C.U.M.) vs. The C & C Wrestlefactory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander) (ROH)
C & C run in as the bell sounds, but SCUM begins putting the boots to them. Double whip, but C & C hold onto the ropes. C & C pull down the top rope, sending SCUM to the outside. SCUM avoids Coleman’s dive, but he lands on his feet. Titus whips Coleman to the ringpost, but he counters and does a 619 variation using the ringpost to Titus. Alexander then with a head of steam and takes out SCUM with a flip dive. Corino mentions that he found out that Coleman injured his shoulder at Border Wars as Coleman is sporting tape on his shoulder for this match. C & C with a drop toe hold/leg drop combo to Titus back in the ring. Coleman with a suplex and tags in Alexander. C & C with an atomic drop/leg lariat combo on Titus. Compton comes in, but Alexander nails him with an enziguri. Alexander with forearms to Titus, followed by a back drop for a nearfall. Tag to Coleman as C & C with a double back elbow for a 1 count. Tag to Alexander, but Titus stops a double team attempt, then Compton comes in and sends Coleman’s injured shoulder directly into the ringpost. Alexander with an enziguri to Titus, but Compton nails Alexander with a Michinoku Driver.
Referees come out to check on Coleman’s injured shoulder as Titus begins working over Alexander. Crowd chants “Hepatitis” at Titus while Compton tags in and hits a sledge to the back of Alexander off the ropes. Compton with a dropkick for a nearfall. Compton with a butterfly suplex as the referees begin taking Coleman to the back, but SCUM stops them and they bring Coleman back to ringside, where they send his injured shoulder to the barricade. Tag to Titus, who hits a running boot to the side of Alexander. Alexander begins fighting back, but Titus sends him onto the apron. Again, Alexander fights back, but Compton stops him from suplexing Titus out of the ring, allowing Titus to suplex Alexander back in the ring. Tag to Compton, who hits an elbow off the ropes to the back of Alexander. Compton goes up & over Alexander, but Alexander comes back with a Glam Slam variation. Referees again go to help Coleman to the back, but he shoves them away and heads back to the ring. Titus stops Alexander from making a tag, but he comes back with a spin kick and tags in Coleman.
Coleman avoids a running boot and hits a back elbow. Clothesline, followed by a big right hand to Titus. Coleman stomps away at Titus, then hits a spinning axe kick to Compton. Coleman with an Edge-O-Matic variation on Titus for a nearfall. Coleman goes for a suplex, but Titus blocks it with a shot to the injured shoulder. Titus goes for a dropkick, but Coleman avoids it. C & C then hit a catapult/slingshot elbow drop combo to Titus, but Coleman breaks it up. Alexander sends Compton to the outside and goes out after him, however Compton then sends Alexander into the barricade. Coleman goes for a spin kick in the corner, but Titus catches him, allowing Compton to hot-shot his injured arm across the top rope.
Titus then hits the Rhettribution for the victory.
Winners: “Ruthless” Rhett Titus & “Mr. 1859” Cliff Compton (S.C.U.M.) by pinfall (Rhettribution)
SCUM gets out of dodge while Alexander checks on Coleman as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, its time for our main event.
Main Event: “The Panama City Playboy” Adam Cole vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen
Cole wants to adhere to the Code of Honor and Steen does so, albeit it blowing snot on his hand before shaking Cole’s hand. Steen with a side headlock, followed by a shoulder tackle. Steen goes over to Corino and says “you watching this, b***h?” Steen backs Cole into the corner and breaks clean, but Cole with a forearm. Forearm exchange between the two until Cole with a side headlock. Cole goes for a shoulder tackle, but Steen does not go down and then knocks down Cole with a chop. Steen sends Cole to the corner and hits a chop. Cole fights back with a forearm, but Steen with one of his own. Steen then blocks a kick and kicks Cole in the upper thigh. Corino mentions that Cole attended his wedding a couple months ago. Steen with another chop, followed by a forearm. Cole holds onto the ropes, then sends Steen to the outside. Cole goes for a slingshot plancha, but Steen sees him coming and just walks away, causing Cole to crash & burn on the outside. Steen sends Cole into the barricade, but then Cole fights back. However, Steen with a gut kick and then drills Cole with the apron powerbomb. Steen points to another side of the ring and hits Cole with another apron powerbomb before playing to the crowd. Crowd chants “over here” as Steen goes to a 3rd side of the ring and hits a 3rd apron powerbomb to Cole. Steen sends Cole back in before continuing to trash talk Corino. Corino gets up from the commentary table to distract Steen and that allows Cole to nail Steen with a dropkick to the leg. Cole begins working over the leg of Steen as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Cole continues to work over the leg of Steen. Steen tries to fight out, but Cole keeps the leg lock applied. Steen finally gets out as Corino mentions the history of Steen’s problems with his knee. Cole goes for the Figure 4, but Steen kicks him off and sends Cole to the outside. Steen is noticeably favoring his leg, allowing Cole to nail him with an enziguri from the outside. Back in the ring, Cole gains a nearfall. Cole with forearms and a chop, but Steen fights back. Another forearm exchange until Steen gains advantage. Cole tries to go back to the leg, but Steen shoves him off the ropes and catches him with the Pop-Up Powerbomb. Steen then with a big running clothesline for a nearfall. Crowd chants for Steen as he charges at Cole, but Cole nails him with a shot to the leg. Cole with a release German, followed by a Shining Wizard for a nearfall. Steen blocks a whip, but Cole goes back to the leg. Steen then comes back with a pumphandle neckbreaker for another nearfall. Steen goes for the Package Piledriver, but his leg gives out. Cole goes for the Figure 4, but Steen fights out. Cole then locks Steen in a Sharpshooter, but Steen gets to the ropes. Steen blocks a superkick and hits one of his own, followed by the F-Cinq, but Cole KICKS OUT!!! Cliff Compton comes out, but Steen knocks him off the apron. Steen takes down Cole and puts him in the Sharpshooter, but the referee is with Compton. All of a sudden, Jimmy Jacobs comes out with a chain wrapped around his fist and nails Steen with it and Cole saw the whole thing!
Cole then takes advantage with a superkick to the back of Steen’s head, followed by the Florida Key for the victory.
Winner: “The Panama City Playboy” Adam Cole by pinfall (Florida Key)
S.C.U.M. gives Cole a thumbs up signal, then Cole celebrates his victory with a smile on his face as we go to credits.