Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair (Wrestling’s Finest Edition #2)
February 15, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (David L. Lawerence Center)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Veda Scott joins commentary for our opening match.
Before the match, Maria Kanellis has a mic and says that men like the Romantic Touch disgust her. They think women need them. People think women don’t have power in wrestling. I just think the wrong women have power in wrestling. I’m not afraid to be in this ring, taking piledrivers, or whatever else men wanna give me because that gives me power. I wanna prove everybody wrong and teach them that women in wrestling can power. My finance has power because I taught him his new finisher in the bedroom. Michael Bennett says that since day one, he has said that he is better than the best. From now on, I’m gonna take all the power that I want.
The Romantic Touch vs. Michael Bennett w/”The First Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis
Code of Honor, but Touch kisses Bennett’s hand. Amateur takedown, then Touch rides Bennett in an unusual way. Shoulder tackle by Touch and a hip swivel to Maria. Bennett with a Thesz Press and a series of right hands from the mount. Bennett yells at the crowd. “You can’t wrestle” chants directed at Bennett. Touch avoids a charge, does more hip swiveling, monkey flip for a nearfall. Touch pulls out Bennett’s legs from under him, then directs himself towards Maria, but that allows Bennett to nail Touch with a clothesline on the outside. Touch sent hard into the barricade by Bennett.
Back from commercial as Bennett has Touch in a chinlock. Back elbow knocks Touch back down. Touch avoids a charge as Bennett crotches himself. Bennett sent off the turnbuckles multiple times. MOAR HIP SWIVELING!! Bennett again crotched in the turnbuckles. Back body drop, then Touch does some strutting. Touch avoids another charge and hits a springboard back elbow for a nearfall. Bennett sent to the outside, but Maria stops Touch from doing a dive. Bennett throws Maria into Touch and superkicks him! Maria yells out in disgust. Back in, Bennett hits the Photo Finish, but Touch kicks out! Bennett can’t believe it. Touch slips out of the Box Office Smash, dropkick for a nearfall. Maria goes on the apron and does some dancing for Touch. Touch goes to a box he brought out to ringside. Touch opens the box to reveal some chocolates. Maria throws the chocolates in Touch’s face, allowing Bennett to hit a clothesline.
Anaconda Vice applied, Touch taps.
Winner: Michael Bennett by submission (The Anaconda Vice)
Bennett & Maria celebrate their win as Veda laughs at Touch on the outside. Veda goes to slap Touch, but Touch stops her and lifts her up. Touch goes to kiss Veda, but Veda gets free and runs to the back.
Jay Briscoe says tonight is the night he gets to get his hands on Matt Hardy for injuring his shoulder. #DemBoys is back!
Main Event in a Triple Threat Tag Team Elimination Match: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin & “The Knockout Artist” Chris Hero vs. #DemBoys The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) vs. ROH World Champion “The One” Adam Cole & “The Self-Professed Icon” Matt Hardy
Before the match, ring announcer Bobby Cruise says he got word from matchmaker Nigel McGuinness that there is an added stipulation to this match. If anyone pins or submits Adam Cole, they receive an ROH World Title shot. Cole complains about the decision.
Elgin & Jay start. No one goes down off a shoulder tackle multiple times. Elgin catches a Jay leapfrog, both miss clotheslines and we have a stalemate. Cole & Hardy drop off the apron to avoid being tagged. Mark tags in as chain wrestling ensues between Jay & Elgin. Both men exchange big strikes. Hero wants in and Elgin obliges. Hero works over Mark’s arm, but Cole & Hardy again avoid being tagged in. Mark with a slam to get free. Hero with a shoulder tackle, then hits a boot to the chest for a nearfall. Elgin in and they make a wish on Mark.
Back from commercial as Jay has control of Hero. Cole & Hardy again avoid being tagged in. Mark in, double shoulder tackle by the Briscoes for a nearfall. Strike exchange, then everyone decides to corner Cole & Hardy. Mark tags in Hardy and Hero with a sliding dropkick. Running forearm in the corner. Elgin in, double big boot for a nearfall. Cole tries to stop a delayed vertical, but Elgin lifts Hardy back up! Elgin completes the delayed vertical for a nearfall. Mark in, right hands to Hardy. Jay in, chokes Hardy. Mark with a boot from the apron. Mark in, Jay with a boot, Mark with a leaping elbow for a nearfall. Cole in, stomps away at Mark, then taunts the crowd. Mark with some Redneck Kung Fu. Elgin in, wails away at Cole. Elgin stomps away at Cole in the corner, followed by a series of forearms. Back suplex for a nearfall. Cole with a jawbreaker. Jay in, wails away at Cole from the mount. Hardy nails Jay from the apron, fireman’s carry neckbreaker by Cole for a nearfall. Hardy in, wails away at Jay in the corner. Cole in, they drive Jay back-first multiple times into the corner, followed by a double clothesline for a nearfall. Slam, Hardy back in. Cole & Hardy trade leg drops for a nearfall. Neckbreaker, Hardy to the middle rope. Elbow across the back of the head of Jay. Cole in, goes to the middle rope and does his own elbow across the back of Jay’s head. Hardy in, fist drop for a nearfall. Hardy taunts Elgin & Hero. Jay knocks Cole off the apron, but Hardy with right hands. Cole in, but Jay fights back. Hardy knocked off the apron, Mark in. Redneck Kung Fu to both Cole & Hardy. Hardy sent to the outside. Hero in, Mark with a Cactus elbow to Hardy off the apron. Hero gains a nearfall on Cole.
Back from commercial as Jay sends Hardy into the barricade. Elgin avoids a kick by Mark and hits a pump kick. Mark comes back with the cartwheel DVD. Hero stops Mark on top, but Jay with a boot to Hero. Elgin crotches Mark, then grabs both Briscoes and hits a Samoan Drop/Fallaway Slam combo. Cole tags in on Elgin. Hardy pulls Elgin to the outside and sends him into the barricade. Cole gains a nearfall on Mark. Mark blocks the Florida Key. The Briscoes hit Redneck Boogie on Cole, but Hero breaks up the pinfall. The Briscoes go back and forth with Elgin & Hero. Jay slips out of the Twist of Fate by Hardy, hits a Hangman’s Neckbreaker. Mark up top, Froggy Bow to Hardy, but Cole breaks it up. All 6 men brawl with each other. Hero, Elgin & Jay sent to the outside. Cole with a superkick to Mark.
Hardy with the Twist of Fate on Mark to eliminate the Briscoes.
The Briscoes have been eliminated.
Jay goes after Cole afterwards and wails away on him until multiple security pulls Jay off Cole. Back in, Hero rolls up Hardy for a nearfall. Rolling elbow, followed by the cravate neckbreaker for a nearfall. Hardy slips out of the Hangman’s Elbow, Side Effect, Elgin breaks it up. Cole in, brainbuster across the knee, but Elgin breaks up the pinfall again. Cole blows a kiss to Elgin, but Hero comes back with another rolling elbow. Elgin in, knocks Hardy off the apron. Cole blocks the Buckle Bomb, but Elgin with ST-Joe. Cole slips out of a suplex, hits a pump kick. Elgin comes back with a discus clothesline for a nearfall. Crowd chants for Elgin. Elgin knocks Hardy off the apron again, but Cole slips out of a powerbomb and hits an enziguri. Elgin slips out of the Florida Key, then rolls through Panama Sunrise. Cole slips out of another powerbomb, but Elgin with a spinning backfist. Hardy stops another powerbomb and backs Elgin into his corner. Hero tags in as Hardy sends Elgin to the outside. Cyclone Kill by Hero on Cole for a nearfall. Hero fires up, but Cole with a superkick to the knee. Hero avoids the Panama Sunrise and hits a straight right hand.
Electric Chair into the Death Blow for the win.
Winners: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin & “The Knockout Artist” Chris Hero by pinfall (Death Blow)
Hero gets an ROH World Title shot with the win. Hardy spears Hero afterwards. Hardy wails away at Hero, but then Elgin deadlift Germans Hardy. Elgin catches a Cole superkick and spins him right into the loaded elbow by Hero. Hero & Elgin shake hands to close the show.