This week on ROH TV, the semi-finals of the ROH World Title Tournament are shown. The semi-finals took place on the 9/20 Death Before Dishonor XI iPPV.
We see video of how Adam Cole & Tommaso Ciampa won their 1st Round & Quarter-Final matches in the ROH World Title Tournament.
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament Semi-Final Match: “The Panama City Playboy” Adam Cole vs. “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa
Code of Honor before the bell. Ciampa charges right at the bell and stomps away at Cole in the corner. Down comes the kneepad, but Cole nails him with a pump kick. Ciampa gets out of the Florida Key, but Cole knocks him off the apron with an enziguri. Cole with a head of steam and wipes out Ciampa with a tope suicida! Crowd chants for Cole. Ciampa then lifts up Cole and drives him right into the barricade! Cole is seated by the barricade, then Ciampa charges and connects with the Running Knockout Knee! Cole is seated by another barricade and Ciampa with a 2nd Running Knockout Knee! Cole seated by a third barricade, but Ciampa catches a superkick and POWERBOMBS COLE INTO THE BARRICADE AND THE CHAIR! Ciampa charges and hits a THIRD Running Knockout Knee! “Holy s**t” chants by the crowd. Ciampa breaks the ref’s count, then removes the ring mats, exposing the concerte floor underneath. Cole tries to get back in the ring, but Ciampa stops him. Cole counters a suplex, but Ciampa blocks a German. Ciampa then SUPLEXES COLE ON THE CONCERTE FLOOR!! “This is awesome” chants by the crowd. Back in, Ciampa gains a nearfall. Ciampa with right hands, but misses a clothesline and Cole with a dropkick to the knee, followed by a Shining Wizard for a nearfall.
Ciampa blocks being lifted up with elbows, but Cole catches him and hits the Fireman’s Carry Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Ciampa blocks a suplex, but Cole sends him onto the apron. Strike exchange, then Cole runs into a knee strike. Cole blocks being suplexed to the outside, then hits a SLINGSHOT DDT, SPIKING CIAMPA ON THE APRON! Back in, Cole gains a close nearfall. Ciampa again blocks the Florida Key and Cole runs into another knee strike. Ciampa lifts up Cole and hits an Awful Waffle variation for a nearfall. Ciampa runs into a back elbow, but hits a forearm,. Down comes the kneepad again and Ciampa hits the Running Knockout Knee not once, not twice, but three times! Ciampa lifts up Cole and heads up to the middle rope. Ciampa hits the Super Air Raid Crash, but Cole kicks out! Ciampa cannot believe it. Cole goes onto the apron and Ciampa heads up top with him. Ciampa sets for a powerbomb off the top, but Cole blocks it. Ciampa blocks a Sunset Bomb, but Cole superkicks the back of Ciampa’s leg, sending him crashing to the mat. Cole drives Ciampa’s previously injured leg repeatedly against the ringpost. Cole then locks Ciampa in the ringpost variation of the Figure Four, but then breaks before the count of 5. Ciampa is in pain as back in, Cole with a basement superkick. Cole goes for the Figure Four, but Ciampa with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Cole avoids another knee strike, takes down Ciampa and this time locks in the Figure Four. Ciampa is able to reverse the hold, but Cole gets to the ropes.
Strike exchange, Ciampa gains advantage, but Cole with another kick to the leg. Cole drops his kneepad and hits another Shining Wizard, but Ciampa kicks out! Now its Cole who cannot believe it. Cole with two running boots, then yells at Ciampa to stay down. Ciampa catches Cole off a 3rd, but fights out of Project Ciampa. Cole with another boot, but Ciampa takes his head off with a lariat! Ciampa lifts up Cole and hits Project Ciampa, but Cole KICKS OUT AGAIN!!! “ROH” chants by the crowd. Ciampa’s leg buckles and Cole with the brainbuster across the knee for a nearfall. Figure Four re-applied, then both men slap each other.
Cole then kicks Ciampa repeatedly in the face. Ciampa is out as the ref counts his shoulders down to send Cole into the finals.
Winner and advancing to the finals of the Ring of Honor World Title Tournament: “The Panama City Playboy” Adam Cole by pinfall
Referees check on Ciampa afterwards as Cole celebrates his win.
We see video on how Michael Elgin & Kevin Steen won their 1st Round & Quarter-Final matches before our next match.
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament Semi-Final Match: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen
Crowd chants for Steen before the bell. Code of Honor adhered to. Nigel says that Ciampa is OK after being knocked out by Cole. Elgin backs Steen into the corner, clean break. Elgin again backs Steen into the corner, another clean break. Steen with a go-behind, then takes down Elgin into a chancery. Elgin gets out and works on Steen’s arm. Steen gets to the ropes, then applies a side headlock. No one goes down off a shoulder tackle. Steen again with a side headlock, but again no one goes down off a shoulder tackle. “OLE” chants by the crowd. Steen with another side headlock, then with a gut kick. Steen goes for the Package Piledriver, Elgin tries for the Buckle Bomb, Steen gets out and goes to the outside to re-group. Back in, Elgin wants a Test of Strength. Steen obliges, but Elgin easily takes him down. Steen then with a Monkey flip, followed by an inverted Curb Stomp. Steen stomps away, followed by a chop. Elgin with one of his own, but Steen with a headbutt. Steen chokes Elgin with his boot in the corner, then says “I have til 5!” ala Daniel Bryan. Elgin fights back, but Steen with a big forearm. Elgin tells Steen to bring it and fights back with some forearms of his own. Steen blocks the delayed vertical, but runs into a boot and another forearm. Springboard moonsault off the middle rope by Elgin for a nearfall. Elgin with shoulders to the ribs of Steen, but Steen fights back. Elgin responds with a flurry of forearms in the corner. Steen comes back with an eye poke, then more chops and forearms. Elgin with another big forearm, but Steen sidesteps a back drop. Elgin then comes back with a Black Hole Slam, sending Steen to the outside. Steen gets back in, then stops Elgin on the apron and SPIKES him with a draping DDT for a nearfall. Steen heads up top, but Elgin stops him. Elgin goes up with Steen, but Steen blocks a superplex. Steen bites at Elgin’s forehead and knocks him off the ropes. Steen with a CROSSBODY for a nearfall. Elgin slips out of a slam, but Steen with back elbows. Steen avoids a pump kick, then both men collide with flying shoulders and both are down.
Both men clothesline each other at the same time twice. Steen with a boot, but Elgin with an enziguri. Steen avoids a clothesline, but Elgin nails him with a left-arm lariat for a nearfall. Steen fights out of the Deadlift German, but Elgin with multiple clotheslines to Steen in the ropes. Both slip out of each other’s slam attempts, then Elgin gets out of the Sharpshooter. Steen charges, but Elgin avoids him and Steen goes shoulder-first into the ringpost. Elgin locks in the Crossface, but Steen gets to the ropes. Steen goes onto the apron and Elgin sends him off the turnbuckles. Elgin goes to the middle rope, but Steen blocks the Deadlift Superplex and knocks Elgin off the ropes. Steen heads up top and hits the Steenton Bomb for a close nearfall. Dueling chants by the crowd. Elgin gets out of the Package Piledriver, but Steen slips out of a slam. Steen charges, but Elgin hits him with the ST-Joe. Elgin heads up top, but Steen gets the knees up off the corkscrew senton. Steen lifts up Elgin and hits the F-Cinq, but Elgin kicks out! Steen charges, but Elgin avoids the Cannonball. Elgin this time hits the Deadlift German, but Steen kicks out! Elgin holds on and locks Steen back in the Crossface. Steen is able to get his foot on the bottom rope to force a break.
Strike exchange, Steen gains advantage. Elgin goes off the blind side, but Steen with a forearm. Steen runs into a pump kick and a spinning backfist, but Steen hits the Pop-Up Powerbomb! Elgin counters out of the Package Piledriver by rolling through a Sunset Flip and hitting a DEADLIFT POWERBOMB! Elgin lifts up Steen and hits the Buckle Bomb. Elgin goes for the Elgin Bomb, but Steen takes him down and locks in the Sharpshooter, but Elgin is able to power out of the hold. Steen is holding onto his shoulder from the earlier Crossface. Elgin holds onto the ropes to block the Sleeper Suplex. Elgin then takes Steen down back into the Crossface. Both men then with pinning predicaments for nearfalls. Elgin with the neckbreaker into the rolling elbow, but Steen comes back with a BIG Lariat! Sleeper Suplex this time hits, but ELGIN KICKS OUT!! Steen can’t lift up Elgin for the Package Piledriver, so he hits 2 more Sleeper Suplexes! Steen goes back after Elgin, but Elgin DRILLS him with a Lariat! “This is awesome” chants by the crowd.
Steen tries again for the Package Piledriver, but Elgin takes him back down into the Crossface and Steen has no choice but to tapout!
Winner and advancing to the finals of the Ring of Honor World Title Tournament: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin by submission (Crossface)
Referees come out to check on both men, who are still down afterwards. Steen gets up and pats Elgin on the back in a sign of respect. Steen pulls Elgin to his feet and they adhere to the Code of Honor.