The Brutal Burgers (Cheeseburger & “Brutal” Bob Evans) vs. Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions (at the time) reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly)
Code of Honor before the bell. Cheeseburger & O’Reilly start. O’Reilly with an easy amateur takedown early. Uppercut, then Cheeseburger wants a Test of Strength. Cheeseburger with a go-behind, but can’t take O’Reilly down. Cheeseburger with a back elbow, but O’Reilly with a running knee strike, followed by a running……..slap. Cheeseburger then avoids a dropkick and hits his own running slap to O’Reilly. Evans & Fish tag in. Fish takes down Evans and applies a side headlock. Series of reversals, but Fish with a back elbow. Evans takes Fish down. Fish with a gut kick and a right hand. Fish sent off the turnbuckles, Cheeseburger tags in. Cheeseburger can’t hit a suplex by Fish, but Evans lifts up Fish’s feet to allow Cheeseburger to complete the move. Evans with a slam to O’Reilly, then slams Cheeseburger onto O’Reilly. Cheeseburger with a running forearm to Fish, but Fish takes him down with an arm whip. O’Reilly in, but Cheeseburger slips out of a reDRagon double team and tags in Evans. Evans knocks down reDRagon with a series of Polish Hammers. Big right hand as we see Hanson & Rowe on the rampway observing the match. Fish with a knee to the back of Evans, but Evans knocks him off the apron with another big right hand. However, the distraction allows O’Reilly to hit a series of strikes on Evans, ending with a leg sweep. Cheeseburger knocked off the apron as Hanson & Rowe walk down the rampway to get a closer look. Fish in, takes Evans down, but Evans comes back with a gut shot. Cheeseburger & O’Reilly tag in. Cheeseburgers with forearms and back elbows to reDRagon, but they hit him with a series of chest kicks. reDRagon taunt the crowd, but Cheeseburger avoids a double clothesline. reDRagon catch Cheeseburger off a crossbody, but Evans comes in and mows down reDRagon. Running back elbow by Cheeseburger to Fish, then hits a spinning headscissors on O’Reilly, sending him into Fish. Cheeseburger with a Stunner to O’Reilly for a nearfall. Crowd chants for Cheeseburger as he attempts a chokeslam on O’Reilly, buts its not to be. Evans comes in and the Brutal Burgers double chokeslam O’Reilly, but Fish breaks up the pin. Fish sends Evans to the outside. O’Reilly & Fish with running knees and kicks in the corner. Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker/2nd rope knee drop combo by reDRagon, but Evans breaks up the pin. Evans with right hands to reDRagon, but Fish with a knee to the ribs, followed by O’Reilly hitting Axe & Smash.
Chasing the Dragon to Cheeseburger by reDRagon for the win.
Winners: Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions (at the time) reDRagon by pinfall (Chasing the Dragon)
reDRagon celebrate their win as Hanson & Rowe look on afterward.
We see video from ROH TV 2 weeks ago when Kevin Steen did battle with Outlaw Inc. until Cliff Compton made the save. Outlaw Inc. had laid out Compton backstage before Steen had called out Compton to say something to him after their Unsanctioned Street Fight at the 12th Anniversary.
We see video highlighting the upcoming ROH and New Japan joint shows in May with Global Wars in Toronto on May 10 and War of the Worlds in New York City on May 17. Both will be on iPPV at uStream.tv.
Ring of Honor World Champion Adam Cole joins commentary for our main event.
Main Event: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin vs. “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles
Code of Honor before the bell. Elgin backs Styles into the corner and breaks clean. Elgin again backs Styles into the corner and again breaks clean. Styles with a side headlock. Elgin gets free and works over Styles’s arm. Styles counters out and wrings out Elgin’s arm. Elgin reverses out and goes shoulder-to-shoulder multiple times. Styles with an armdrag into an armbar. Elgin with a shoulder tackle that sends Styles to the outside to regroup. Back in, Elgin wants a Test of Strength and Styles says that Elgin is out of his mind. Styles with a go-behind, but Elgin takes him down with a drop toe hold. Styles gets out of a front chancery and goes to a hammerlock. Elgin with a snapmare into a chinlock, but Styles slips out again and goes back to the hammerlock. Elgin backs Styles into the corner and Styles breaks clean. Elgin grabs Styles and hits a series of back clubs, but Styles drives Elgin into the corner and hits a series of shoulders to the ribs. Snapmare, followed by a back kick, but Elgin POPS RIGHT UP!! Elgin with a chest club and tells Styles to bring it. Strike exchange, then Styles slips out of a back suplex and hits an armdrag back into the armbar. Styles takes down Elgin with arm whip and goes back to the hammerlock.
Back from commercial as Elgin with a back elbow, then catches Styles off a leapfrog. Styles slips out of a slam and sends Elgin to the outside. Styles then wipes out Elgin with a baseball slide dropkick through the ropes. Elgin sent hard into the barricade. Back in, Styles with a backbreaker. Elbows to the back of the head, followed by a series of chest kicks. Elgin then catches a kick and hits a forearm. Styles then hits the Phenomenal Dropkick for a nearfall. Chinlock applied as Corino leaves commentary to get Cole a cup of coffee from the back. Crowd wills on Elgin. Elgin fights back, but Styles takes him back down with the chinlock still applied. Elgin fights back, but Styles with more elbows to the back of the head. Styles with a Tiger flip, but Elgin with a knee to the ribs. Elgin hits the delayed vertical on Styles after holding him up for 30 seconds. Elgin gains a 1 count. Styles sent off the turnbuckles. Elgin with a chest club, then whips Styles hard into the corner, with Styles bouncing off the turnbuckles. Elgin does it again, with this time, Styles front-flipping into the turnbuckles.
Back from commercial as Styles with chops to Elgin. Styles charges, but Elgin backdrops him to the outside. Elgin seats Styles by the barricade and hits a series of chops. Elgin then hits Styles with a running boot by the barricade. Back in, Elgin heads up top and hits a flying shoulder tackle for a nearfall. Elgin with elbows to the side of Styles’s head, then applies a chinlock. Commentary mentions that next week’s ROH TV will be matches from Raising the Bar: Night 2 from March 8th in Chicago. Styles tries to get to his feet, but Elgin takes him back down. Crowd wills on Styles. Styles fights out, but Elgin with a series of left and right forearms. Styles goes for a discus forearm, but Elgin avoids it and hits a forearm to the back of the head. Elgin now goes for a discus forearm, but Styles avoids it and hits the Pele Kick. Styles charges, but Elgin hits him with ST-Joe. Elgin goes to take down Styles to try for the Crossface, but Styles blocks it. Styles goes for a springboard, but Elgin dropkicks him in the back, sending Styles to the apron as he held onto the ropes. Styles blocks being German Suplexed back in, then pulls down the top rope, sending Elgin to the outside. Styles then leaps off the apron and hits the Phenomenon on the OUTSIDE!! “This is awesome” chants by the crowd. Styles gets back in as the ref’s 20 count is at 10. Elgin just barely gets back in at the count of 18. Elgin blocks right hands by Styles, but Styles with a spin kick. Styles goes onto the apron and hits a right hand. Styles hits the springboard flying forearm. Styles lifts up Elgin and hits a Fireman’s Carry Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Elgin drives Styles into the corner, then catches a boot and hits a clothesline. Elgin with another clothesline, then hits the Black Hole Slam for a nearfall.
Back from commercial as Elgin goes up top with Styles. Styles blocks a superplex, but Elgin blocks a Sunset Bomb. Styles goes up with Elgin on the middle rope, then brings him out of the corner and hits the Rack Bomb, but Elgin kicks out! Brainbuster by Styles, but Elgin kicks out again!!! Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but Elgin drives Styles into the corner. Elgin blocks a Sunset Flip, but Styles blocks a suplex. Styles goes again for Phenomenon, but Elgin counters it with a Tombstone, but now its Styles who kicks out!! Elgin motions for the Buckle Bomb, but he can’t get Styles up as he hurt his knee. Styles rolls up Elgin, then locks in the Calf Killer. Elgin gets free, but Styles hits an enziguri. Styles goes up top with Elgin and hits a super rana, followed by a springboard somersault legdrop for a nearfall.
The bell rings all of a sudden as we find out that the 30 minute time limit has expired.
Time Limit Draw
Crowd chants afterward for five more minutes. Elgin says he couldn’t win, but neither could Styles, so he could go all night. Styles accepts, but as the ref goes to restart the match, Cole grabs the ring bell to prevent the bell from being ringed. Cole then gets in the ring and lays out Elgin and Styles with the ROH World Title belt. Cole holds up the title, but Jay Briscoe runs out to send Cole fleeing from the ring. Cole goes to leave to the back, but Kevin Steen comes out on the rampway to stop him. Cole then leaves through the crowd as the show closes.