Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair
August 16, 2014
Dearborn, Michigan (Ford Community & Performing Arts Center)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Nigel McGuinness
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

We see a promo from Kevin Steen. Steen says that when he was 11 years old, his father put in a VHS tape of a wrestling show and it changed my life because from that moment on, my dream was to become a pro wrestler and thanks to Ring of Honor, I’ve had the chance to live that dream for 7 years and I’m very proud of everything that I’ve accomplished in pro wrestling, but a big part of that dream is a man by the name of Steve Corino. See, I met Steve 10 years ago and from the moment we met, he took me under his wing and tried to help me as much as he could. Now, there have been times where we stood on opposite sides, but even then, he was helping me because those matches shaped who I am now and they’ve helped me shape my career. So Steve, I picked you as my last opponent in Ring of Honor and I cannot be more honest than when I tell you that I’m honored, but don’t think I’m gonna take it easy on you because I’m gonna go out with a win.

We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.

TD Thomas w/The Decade vs. “The Last Hero” ACH

Crowd chants for ACH as the bell sounds. ACH goes to adhere to the Code of Honor, but Jimmy Jacobs spits his water at him. Chain wrestling early until we have a stalemate. ACH with a side headlock and a shoulder tackle. Series of evasions by both men, but then TD with a front kick to the ribs. TD with a series of forearms, followed by a running back elbow in the corner. Another running back elbow by TD, followed by an arm drag. TD runs into a back elbow by ACH, but does a Matrix move to avoid ACH and does a handstand into a spinning headscissors that sends ACH to the outside. TD feigns a dive, then cartwheels from the apron to the outside, but ACH gets onto the apron and DRILLS TD with a running apron kick! Series of chops by ACH, then back in, ACH flips out onto the apron and hits a shoulder to the ribs. ACH goes to springboard in, but TD catches him with a Capoiera Kick that sends ACH to the outside. ACH gets back in to avoid a baseball slide by TD, then gets a head of steam, but TD counters a tope suicida attempt and DRILLS ACH with a big chest kick! TD then with a chest kick that sends ACH into the crowd as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Before we go back to the match, we see video highlights of Kevin Steen’s match with then-ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness from Northern Navigation in Toronto back in 2008. We then see video of Steen’s ROH World Title win over then-champion Davey Richards at Border Wars in Toronto back in 2012.

Back from commercial as TD with more forearms to ACH. ACH fights back, but TD with a knee to the ribs. TD kicks at ACH disrespectfully, then hits another front kick to the ribs. Series of back elbows in the corner by TD, but then runs into a back elbow by ACH. TD charges in, but ACH catches him and hits a Flatliner into the middle turnbuckle! TD misses a series of left hands and ACH with a series of right hands and chops. ACH sidesteps a backdrop attempt, but TD avoids a head kick and an enziguri. TD charges in, but ACH with a backflip kick that sends him onto the apron. ACH then springs back in off the bottom rope and hits a spinning Flatliner to TD for a nearfall. ACH is distracted by Jacobs, allowing TD to avoid a pump kick in the corner. TD goes to the apron and hits another Capoiera Kick. TD avoids another pump kick, ACH avoids a Capoiera Kick, but TD with a big forearm and a German for a nearfall. TD goes for a Half & Half, but ACH drives him into the corner. ACH runs into a boot, then TD with another Capoiera Kick, then this time hits the Half & Half for a nearfall. ACH slips out of a snapmare attempt by holding onto the ropes. TD with a series of chest kicks, with one catching ACH in the face. ACH blocks a pumphandle attempt, then spits a TD, yelling at him to bring it. TD with a series of gut shots and kicks, they avoid each other’s head kicks until ACH hits a windmill kick for a nearfall. It appears ACH lost a tooth from one of TD’s kicks as we see it on the mat. TD blocks a Sunset Flip, then back bridges out, stunning ACH. TD avoids ACH multiple times until ACH hits a double stomp to TD’s back for a nearfall. ACH heads up top, but Jacobs throws his water bottle at him, allowing TD to crotch ACH on the ropes. TD goes up top with ACH and hits a Super Swinging Neckbreaker, but ACH KICKS OUT!! Jacobs yells at TD to break ACH’s jaw as TD places ACH’s head against the ringpost. TD goes to the apron and goes for a kick, but ACH moves out of the way and TD crashes to the outside! ACH with a head of steam, FOXBURY FLOP TO TD!!! Back in, ACH heads up top, but TD avoids the Best 450 Ever! Another running back elbow by TD in the corner, then a savate kick to the ribs. ACH then with a pump kick in the corner.

ACH heads back up top, BEST 450 EVER!! 1-2-3!

Winner: “The Last Hero” ACH by pinfall (The Best 450 Ever)

Whitmer comes out afterwards and he & Jacobs berate TD & Page for TD’s loss, constantly paintbrushing them in the back of the head. TD & Page stand up and get in Whitmer & Jacobs’s faces, having enough of what the Decade has been doing to them. The Decade yell at Page & TD to go to the back and they adhere to them, opening up the ropes for the Decade to leave. “Man Up” chants by the crowd to TD & Page. The Decade leaves with Page & TD after all.

We see video on Cedric Alexander’s rise in ROH, including his feud with the Decade, defeating Roderick Strong at Best in the World and winning the Golden Gauntlet 2 weeks ago to become the #1 Contender to the ROH World Title. Cedric will face ROH World Champion Michael Elgin for the ROH World Title in 2 weeks on ROH TV.

Commercial

We see video from Kevin Steen’s Ladder War with El Generico for the ROH World Title at Final Battle 2012. We then see video of Steen & Generico’s ROH Tag Team Title win over the Age of the Fall at Driven back in 2008.

Main Event in the Farewell Match of Kevin Steen in Ring of Honor: “The King of Old School” Steve Corino vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen

HUGE reaction for Steen, with tons of streamers that Steen makes snow angels with during his entrance. Steen throws all the streamers onto himself, with commentary calling him the “Streamer Monster.” Before the match, Steve Corino has ring announcer Bobby Cruise do a custom introduction, a play-off of when Cruise did that for Corino back in 2003. Cruise announces that tonight, we acknowledge the career of an ROH star that will venture into the great unknown and like many before him, he will carry the ROH spirit with him wherever he goes. However, this man is fighting someone who has a different cause, one more day in the sun. 67 championships, 4 world titles, 13 countries and NO convictions! Weighing in at 253 pounds, the King of Old School, Steve Corino! Cruise then announces Steen to a HUGE reaction from the crowd.

Commercial

Back from commercial, both men adhere to the Code of Honor as the bell sounds. Corino then with a right hand. More right hands by Corino, then he & Steen exchange strikes and slug it out, hockey fight style. Corino gains advantage, but then Steen catches him with a back elbow. Corino goes to the apron and hits a right hand, but Steen knocks him off the apron with a dropkick. Steen with a head of steam, but Corino moves out of the way, causing Steen to put on the brakes. Steen goes to the apron, but Corino takes out his legs with a clothesline, sending Steen to the outside. Corino sends Steen into the barricade. Steen fights back, but Corino sends him again into the barricade. They brawl on the outside, then Steen sends Corino into the barricade. Steen breaks the ref’s 20 count, then grabs an El Generico mask from a fan. “OLE” chant by the crowd, then Steen charges at Corino and DRILLS him with a running Yakuza Kick! Another running Yakuza Kick by Steen to Corino against the barricade! Back in, Corino peppers Steen with jabs, followed by a bionic elbow. Corino does some Dusty Rhodes-style dancing, then goes to do Colt Cabana’s Flying A-Hole in the corner, but Steen moves out of the way! Steen with a chop and a back club, but Corino catches him, locking Steen in an Abdominal Stretch. Corino lifts up his thumb for the Thumb in the Bum, but Steen gets free and hits a Codebreaker. Steen then does Colt Cabana’s Flying A-Hole in the corner, followed by charging in and hitting Corino with the Cannonball for a nearfall. Corino blocks an Irish whip, then hits a STO. Corino with a series of forearms, but runs into a boot. Steen sends Corino to the outside, but Corino pulls him out with him. Steen goes for the Apron Powerbomb, but Corino slips out. They brawl again on the outside, then clothesline each other at the same time, both men down. Commentary mentions that ROH founder Cary Silkin flew in for this show just to see this match. Ref continues his 20 count and both men just BARELY get back in by the count of 20 as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial as Steen & Corino exchange strikes again, then Corino with 2 big forearms. Northern Lights Bomb by Corino for a nearfall. Corino drops the straps off his singlet and heads up top, but Steen pulls him off onto the apron. Steen with a front kick, then hits a draping DDT for a nearfall. Steen heads up top and hits the Steenton Bomb for a nearfall. Steen goes for the F-Cinq, but Corino slips out. Corino blocks a German and hits the Colby Shock for a nearfall. Corino goes for a clothesline, but Steen blocks it and hits an enziguri, then this time hits the F-Cinq, but Corino kicks out! Steen can’t believe it! “Kill Steen Kill” chants by the crowd. Steen is reluctant, but goes for the Package Piledriver on Corino, but Corino counters out with a backdrop. Superkick by Corino, Steen avoids another clothesline, but Corino hits a left-arm lariat. Corino hits the Eternal Dream, but Steen kicks out! “You still got it” chants by the crowd for Corino. Corino places Steen up top and goes up with him, but Steen hits a series of headbutts. Corino calls for a Super Brainbuster, but Steen hits a Super Fisherman’s Buster for a nearfall. Steen calls for the end and goes again for the Package Piledriver, but Corino counters out with a jackknife pin for a nearfall. They clothesline each other at the same time multiple times, then Corino with another superkick. Corino off the ropes, but Steen catches him with the Pop-Up Powerbomb!

PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!!! 1-2-3! #ThanksSteenThanks

Winner: “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen by pinfall (Package Piledriver)

Afterwards, Steen helps Corino up and they embrace. Steen raises Corino’s hand, then Jimmy Jacobs gets in the ring. Jacobs smiles and leaps into Steen’s arms as the former members of SCUM embrace and raise each other’s hands. All of a sudden, BJ Whitmer & Roderick Strong run in and attack Steen & Corino. Decade goes for a double team, but Steen with a double clothesline. The Decade flees from the ring as Cedric Alexander, ACH, Caprice Coleman and Bad Influence also run out to clear the Decade from ringside. Jacobs yells at Steen that he loves him, but Steen is walking out on us like everyone else. Crowd chants for Steen as the show closes.