Ring of Honor Best in the World 2014
June 22, 2014
Nashville, Tennessee (Nashville Fairgrounds)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino, Nigel McGuinness
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Nice video package kicks off the show. Kevin Kelly & Steve Corino welcome us to the show.
6-Man Mayhem, winner gets a Ring of Honor Television Title Shot: “The Last Hero” ACH vs. Watanabe vs. “The Buzzsaw” BJ Whitmer vs. Caprice Coleman vs. “The Capoiera Kid” TD Thomas vs. “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa
Big upgrades to ROH’s production with a big new video wall and new camera shots. Crowd chants for Ciampa before the bell. ACH & Ciampa start. Ciampa with a shoulder tackle. ACH with one of his own. ACH shows off his agility, roll-up for a nearfall. Ciampa goes for the Sicilian Stretch, ACH counters out for a nearfall. Series of evasions, stalemate. Watanabe goes after both men. ACH with a series of chops, Watanabe with a running knee, ACH with a dropkick. Coleman comes in, he & ACH shake hands. TD tags Coleman out. ACH has words with his former partner TD about Whitmer, TD with a slap. Series of evasions, TD with a Capoiera Kick. ACH with a dropkick. Whitmer nails ACH from behind. Whitmer with a series of chops. ACH with a backflip kick, then Coleman with a hook kick to Whitmer. Ciampa with a German and a Cactus clothesline to Coleman. ACH & Watanabe exchange strikes. ACH runs into an uppercut, Watanabe with a 2nd rope clothesline for a nearfall. Crowd chants for ACH. ACH pulls down the top rope, Watanabe to the outside. ACH goes to dive, but Whitmer stops him.
More chops and right hands by Whitmer to ACH. Crowd gets on Whitmer. TD in, chest kick for a nearfall. Front kick by TD, Watanabe in. Watanabe stomps away at ACH in the corner. Watanabe shoves the ref, then chokes ACH. Whitmer in, snap suplex to ACH for a nearfall. ACH fights back, but Whitmer with a knee to the ribs. ACH comes back with a back heel kick.
Coleman in, right hands to the Decade and Watanabe. Whitmer with a knee to the ribs, then Coleman with the No-Hands Rana to Whitmer off the middle rope. Coleman with the Trinity on TD, then completes with a double Northern Lights on TD & Watanabe, Ciampa breaks up the pin. Big clothesline by Ciampa to Coleman. Ciampa & Watanabe exchange strikes. Ciampa catches Watanabe, Air Raid Crash for a nearfall. Ciampa’s mouth is busted. Whitmer pulls Ciampa out, but ACH with a splash off the top to Whitmer. Flying kick by ACH to Coleman, then Whitmer with a snap slam to ACH for a nearfall. Watanabe blocks the Exploder by Whitmer, then hits a Capture Backdrop Driver, Coleman breaks up the pin. Facebuster by Coleman to Watanabe. Ciampa hits Project Ciampa on Coleman. ACH in, but Ciampa hits Project Ciampa on him, Decade breaks up the pin. Whitmer with the Exploder to TD. Sky Splitter by Coleman to Whitmer, Watanabe breaks up the pin. Sliding Lariat by Watanabe to Coleman, Ciampa breaks up the pin. Watanabe runs into a boot, followed by the School-Boy Driver. Down comes the kneepad and Ciampa with the Running Knockout Knee! Second one, then Ciampa wipes out everyone with a corkscrew plancha on the outside! Coleman springs off the middle rope on the inside of the ring and wipes out everyone with an Asai Moonsault! ACH with a head of steam, AIR JORDAN!!
Back in, ACH hits the Best 450 Ever on TD for the win.
Winner and earning a TV Title Shot: “The Last Hero” ACH by pinfall (Best 450 Ever)
ACH celebrates his win afterward. Ciampa shakes ACH’s hand. Whitmer gets into it with Steve Corino at the commentary table, refs break them up.
We see video on the Jay Lethal-Matt Taven rivalry, their match is next!
Ring of Honor Television Title, Truth Martini handcuffed to the ringpost: Matt Taven vs. Jay Lethal (c)
Taven is sporting new, shorter tights. Seleziya joined the House of Truth at the “Road to Best in the World” shows a couple weeks ago. Martini is relcutant about being handcuffed before the bell, but eventually does so. No Code of Honor here. Taven tries to go after Martini, but Lethal stops him. Taven with a series of chops early. Series of reversals, then Taven with a dropkick for a nearfall. Taven runs into an elbow, then Lethal stops him again from going after Martini. Taven avoids a 2nd rope crossbody, standing moonsault for a nearfall. Taven with an enziguri from the apron, then Seleziya distracts Taven, allowing Lethal to hit a dropkick, sending Taven to the outside. Lethal unloads with right hands from the mount on Taven. Lethal rakes Taven’s eyes. Back in, Lethal gains a nearfall. Taven runs into a back elbow, then Lethal with chops in the corner. Taven comes back with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a nearfall. Seleziya stops Taven from getting to Martini, allowing Lethal to nail Taven with a baseball slide. Back in, Lethal gains a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Lethal with an elbow to the head, gains another nearfall. Chinlock re-applied, crowd wills on Taven. Taven fights out, then they exchange strikes, Taven with a savate kick to the ribs and a spin kick. Taven with 2 clotheslines and an enziguri. Draping suplex-style neckbreaker by Taven for a nearfall. Lethal counters the Climax, roll-up for a nearfall. Lethal hits the Lethal Combination. Lethal heads up top and hits Hail to the Champ, but Taven kicks out! Lethal calls for the Lethal Injection, but Taven blocks it. Taven with a back handspring into a roundhouse kick. Brainbuster by Taven for a nearfall. Lethal rolls outside and Taven goes after him. Lethal drives Taven into the barricade and heads back in. Lethal with a head of steam, but Taven catches him in mid-dive with another roundhouse! Taven then takes a page from Lethal’s playbook by doing a trifecta of tope suicidas, with the third one wiping out Seleziya as well! Taven points at Martini & grabs a chair. Taven goes over to Martini, but Martini gives money to the ROH Head of Security, J. Diesel, who stands in Taven’s way. Diesel blocks a chairshot and gets in Taven’s face. Diesel blocks a superkick and hits a big right hand! Taven then wipes him out with a superkick! Seleziya breaks the handcuffs and Martini heads to the back! Taven heads up top and goes for Air Taven, but Lethal gets the knees up!
LETHAL INJECTION! 1-2-3!
Winner and STILL Ring of Honor Television Champion: Jay Lethal by pinfall (Lethal Injection)
Lethal celebrates his title retention afterwards and nods to Diesel as he leaves.
We see video on the Cedric Alexander-Roderick Strong rivalry as their submission match is NEXT!
Submission Match: “Mr. Ring of Honor” Roderick Strong w/Adam Page & TD THomas vs. Cedric Alexander
No Code of Honor here also. Chain wrestling early. Strong with a knee to the ribs, Cedric with right hands. Cedric with a dropkick. Cedric with right hands from the mount. Strong slips out of a suplex, but runs into a back elbow. Strong then with a knee to the ribs and a double sledge. Big chop by Strong. Cedric fights back, but Strong stomps away at him in the corner. Cedric with a big right hand and a chop. Strong with a series of chops, but Cedric clotheslines him to the outside. Cedric with a head of steam and wipes out Strong with the Heat Seeking Missile! Cedric with right hands to Strong on the outside. Strong sent off the apron. Series of chops by Cedric, but then Strong BACKDROPS CEDRIC ON THE APRON!!!
Strong taunts Cedric and brings him back in. Strong takes control on Cedric and taunts the crowd. Big chops in the corner by Strong, followed by a back suplex. Strong talks trash, but Cedric fights back. Strong yells “C’mon, boy!” at Cedric. Camel Clutch applied by Strong. Cedric counters out with a jawbreaker. Strong comes back with a dropkick. Strong with more stomps, but Cedric SPITS AT HIM! Strong unloads with shots, but Cedric catches him and hits Kick 2 Kill: Part 2!
Cedric with a series of right hands & headbutts to Strong. Cedric knocks Strong off the apron with a running dropkick. Decade tend to Strong, but then Cedric wipes them all out with a flip dive! Strong got out of the way, but Cedric with a big chop. Cedric then springs off the barricade with the 540 Kick! Back in, Cedric with a slingshot DDT into a front guillotine choke, shades of Jimmy Jacobs. Strong gets to the ropes. Strong comes back with an enziguri, but Cedric with a windmill kick. Cedric hits Concussion on Delivery in the corner. Another Concussion on Delivery, then a running forearm. Air Raid Crash into a Facebuster, then Cedric applies a Dragon Sleeper. Strong fights out with a series of knees to the head. Strong places Cedric up top and hits an enziguri. Big chops, then Strong goes up top with Cedric. Top Rope Superplex by Strong. Strong with a running knee and a running forearm in the corner. Cedric spits at him, so Strong with another running forearm. Strong goes for Death by Roderick, but Cedric counters it back into the front guilliotine choke, Strong gets to the ropes. Strong backdrops Cedric to the outside, then wipes him out with a flying knee off the apron! Back in, Strong with a backbreaker. Strong goes for the Strong Hold, but Cedric kicks him off. Strong with a boot to the head, then heads up top. Strong brings Cedric up top with him and goes for a Super Gibson Driver, but Cedric blocks it. Cedric then BACKBREAKERS STRONG ACROSS THE TURNBUCKLES!! LUMBAR CHECK!!!
Cedric locks in Strong’s own Strong Hold! STRONG TAPS!!!
Winner: Cedric Alexander by submission (Strong Hold)
Cedric extends his hand to Strong afterwards, but Strong walks away and to the back.
We see video on the Matt Hardy & Michael Bennett-The Briscoes rivalry, as their match is NEXT!
Tag Team Grudge Match: “The Self-Professed Icon” Matt Hardy & Michael Bennett w/”The First Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis vs. #DemBoys The Briscoes (Jay & Mark)
Hardy comes out with TV actor Nick Searcy from the TV show “Justified.” LOUD “Man Up” chants for the Briscoes. No Code of Honor here as well. Mark & Bennett start. Mark with a series of gut shots and right hands to Bennett in the corner. Clothesline, Jay tags in. Jay stomps away at Bennett in the corner. Jay goes after Hardy, who drops down to the outside. Jay with an uppercut and a headbutt to Bennett. Mark in, avalanche to Bennett in the corner. Right hands and stomps by Mark to Bennett in the corner. Mark charges in, but Bennett catches him with a dropkick.
Hardy in, elbow off the middle rope to Mark’s arm. Hardy works over Mark’s arm. Bennett in and he & Hardy drive Mark into the corner. Double knockdown for a nearfall. Hardy in and they drive Mark into the corner again. Double suplex for a nearfall. Hardy with a series of back clubs, but Mark counters a backdrop, Jay tags in. Jay with a Thesz Press and right hands to Hardy. Bennett knocked off the apron, Hardy sent to the outside. Springboard dropkick by Mark to Bennett. Jay sends Hardy into the barricade. Searcy gets involved, allowing Hardy to nail Jay from behind and send him into the barricade. Jay with a corner clothesline, Mark with Redneck Kung Fu to Hardy. Jay with 10 punches in the corner on Hardy. Hangman’s Neckbreaker by Jay to Hardy. Second Hangman’s Neckbreaker by Jay. Jay completes the trifecta of neckbreakers on Hardy for a nearfall.
Jay goes for the Jay Driller, but Bennett nails Jay with the I.C.O.N.I.C. World Title, ref calls for the bell.
Crowd chants “BS” at this. Jay grabs the mic and says they hear him and that is some “BS.” Nigel McGuinness, give these people what they wanna see. Nigel comes out and says the match is restarted under No DQ Rules. Briscoes go after Hardy & Bennett on the outside. Chairs are brought in and Mark drop toe holds Bennett into the chair! Jay works over Hardy on the outside. Mark sends Bennett into a wedged chair in the corner. Mark then back suplexes Bennett onto a chair! Chairshot to the back as the crowd chants that they want tables. Jay pulls out a table, then Maria grabs a chair from Mark, allowing Bennett to throw a chair at Mark’s head! Bennett with a chairshot to the ribs, then another thrown chair at Mark’s head! Nigel joins commentary. Hardy pulls out a ladder from under the ring and nails Jay with it! Hardy gets the ladder in the ring as Mark with right hands to Bennett. Maria goes to commentary and asks them “how do they like her kingdom?” Hardy sends Jay into the ladder in the corner, then places the ladder across the middle rope. Bennett with the Box Office Smash to Mark on the outside! Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, but Jay counters with a Death Valley Driver onto 2 chairs! Jay then SUPLEXES HARDY ONTO THE LADDER! Bennett & Mark fight up to the top. Mark knocks Bennett off, then comes off the apron with an elbow drop to Hardy! Bennett & Mark go to the apron and Bennett hits Mark with the Spear! Bennett goes for the apron piledriver on Mark, but Jay stops him! DOOMSDAY DEVICE BY THE BRISCOES ON BENNETT ON THE OUTSIDE!! Back in, Matt nails Jay with the Peabody Award of Searcy’s! Roll-up by Hardy for a nearfall. Searcy comes in, but Mark blocks his path. Jay comes up from behind and knocks down Searcy. FROGGY BOW BY MARK TO SEARCY!! Briscoes call for the Doomsday Device, but Maria knocks Mark off the ropes. TWIST OF FATE BY HARDY TO JAY!! JAY KICKS OUT!! Hardy with chairshots to the back of Jay. Bennett sets up a table. Hardy sets up the ladder. Mark stops a double team and sends Bennett to the outside. Mark places Bennett on an outside table. Mark heads up top, FROGGY BOW THROUGH THE TABLE ON BENNETT! Hardy places Jay on the table in the ring. Hardy climbs up the ladder, but Mark stops him and nails him in the eyes with a fire extingusher! Jay climbs up the ladder with Hardy. SUPERPLEX OFF THE LADDER THROUGH THE TABLE!!
JAY DRILLER ON HARDY!! 1-2-3!
Winners: The Briscoes by pinfall (Jay Driller)
Jay grabs his title belt that Hardy stole afterwards, but Maria snatches it away and runs to the back.
We see video from the 6/7 ROH live event in Collinsville when Adam Cole tied up Michael Elgin, cut off his mullet, then when Elgin’s wife, MsChif, tried to stop him, Cole put her in the Figure Four.
Larry Mercer & Mandy Leon introduce the latest ROH signee, Moose, who is a former NFL player. Moose says he is here to enjoy the show. In my time in the NFL, I’ve accomplished a lot, but I don’t deserve anything here and I am fine working up from the bottom. Veda Scott & Ramon interupt Leon and brings up RD Evans’s #NewStreak at 122-0. Veda says that RD isn’t here tonight, he is in Osaka, Japan collecting more wins. Veda offers her services to Moose. Moose says that we can talk about this later, he is just here enjoying the show. Veda & Ramon walk off.
We see video on the rivalry between Kevin Steen & Silas Young as their match is NEXT!
“The Last Real Man” Silas Young vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen
BIG reaction for Steen. Steen extends his hand, but Silas refuses to shake it. Steen nails Silas from behind, but Silas avoids the Cannonball and goes to the outside. Steen then wipes out Silas with a rolling senton off the apron! Steen sends Silas HARD into the barricade! Silas sent again into the barricade. Back in, Silas comes back with forearms. “OLE” chants for Steen. Steen with a shoulder tackle. Steen with a series of chops that sends Silas to the outside. Silas blocks the apron powerbomb and kicks Steen into the barricade!
Silas slams Steen’s head into the floor on the outside repeatedly. Back in, Silas stomps away at Steen in the corner. Silas sends Steen into the corner HARD, followed by a Northern Lariat for a nearfall. Silas taunts the crowd, then applies a chinlock. Steen fights back, but Silas slams him back down. Head and Arm Lock applied, crowd wills on Steen. Steen fights out with forearms, but Silas slips out of the F-Cinq. Neckbreaker by Silas for a nearfall. Series of elbow drops by Silas for a nearfall. Crowd gets on Silas. Steen fights back with chops, then slips out of a neckbreaker and hits the Pop-Up Powerbomb.
Crowd chants for Steen. Strike exchange, Steen gains advantage. Silas sidesteps a backdrop attempt, but Steen with a running boot while Silas was on the apron. Draping DDT by Steen for a nearfall. Silas lands on his feet out of the corner, then sends Steen into the corner. Roll-up while hooking the tights by Silas for a nearfall. Steen blocks an Irish whip, then they exchange strikes again. Steen catches a kick, pumphandle neckbreaker for a nearfall. Steen goes for the Package Piledriver, but Silas drives him into the corner. Silas runs into a boot, then counters another Package Piledriver by crotching Steen on the ropes. Silas springs off the middle rope and clotheslines Steen off the ropes for a nearfall. Steen slips out of the Finlay Roll and facebusters Silas into the top turnbuckle! Steen charges and hits the Cannonball! Steen heads up top, Steenton Bomb for a nearfall. Silas rolls out onto the apron and hot-shots Steen, followed by a running boot. Finlay Roll, but Steen avoids the Pee Gee Waja Plunge. Silas hits the Killer Combo for a nearfall. Silas is starting to get frustrated. Silas talks trash, but Steen with a right hand. Silas unloads with knees to the head of Steen in the corner. Silas places Steen up top and goes up with him. Silas again talks trash, but Steen with a headbutt. Super Fisherman’s Buster by Steen!
Steen calls for the end, PACKAGE PILEDRIVER! 1-2-3!
Winner: “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen by pinfall (Package Piledriver)
Steen grabs a mic afterward. Crowd chants “Thank You Steen.” Steen says to Silas that he said a lot of things about him. A coward, a quitter, but you can’t say that I didn’t beat you. I’ve said a lot of things about you, a jerk, bitter, an a**hole. But after tonight, I can’t say you aren’t an exceptional pro wrestler. I have a lot of respect for you and what you do. You came out and interrupted me to make a name for yourself and go after the top guy and I am the top guy! Before you interrupted me, I was gonna step away because my ROH contract is nearly up. And as much I will love the last few matches I will have in ROH, I am happy I got to wrestle you before I go. And I hope that after the match we just had, you are the man you say you are and shake my hand. Silas shakes Steen’s hand and leaves. “Please don’t go” chants by the crowd for Steen. Steen points out the thank you signs by the crowd, but then Silas chopblocks Steen from behind. Silas assaults Steen and multiple referees pull him off.
We see the latest “Fish Tank” by reDRagon before the ROH Tag Team Title match.
Ring of Honor Tag Team Titles: Bad Influence (“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) vs. reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) (c’s)
Good reaction for Daniels & Kazarian. reDRagon come out again with a sponsor flag. Code of Honor before the bell. Daniels & O’Reilly start. Chain wrestling early. O’Reilly with an uppercut. Daniels slips of a back suplex, O’Reilly with a knee to the ribs and a running…..slap. O’Reilly with a shoulder tackle, but Daniels with a right hand and a leg lariat. Kazarian in, kick/Northern Lariat combo by Bad Influence. Elbow drop by Kazarian, Fish breaks up the pin. Fish in, but Kazarian with a series of armdrags into an armbar. Fish goes for a shoulder on the apron, but Kazarian with a legdrop for a nearfall. Daniels in, shoulder tackle on Fish. Slingshot legdrop by Kazarian. O’Reilly in, double slam by Bad Influence. Stereo moonsaults by Bad Influence on Fish. Slingshot elbow drop by Daniels, Slingshot legdrop by Kazarian for a nearfall. O’Reilly in, but Daniels with a front chancery. O’Reilly avoids a charge and Kazarian goes shoulder-first into the ringpost!
Fish sends Kazarian shoulder-first into the ringpost on the outside. Hammerlock drive by O’Reilly. Fish in, but Kazarian fights back. Fish with a series of kicks, flying forearm for a nearfall. Fish drops his body weight across the arm of Kazarian. Daniels knocked off the apron. Kazarian fights back, but Fish takes him down. Fujiwara armbar applied by O’Reilly, Daniels breaks it up. Armbar applied by O’Reilly. Fish draws the ref to Daniels, allowing reDRagon to work over Kazarian. Kazarian fights back, but Fish sweeps out Kazarian’s leg with a kick on the outside. Kazarian knocks down Fish, but when Kazarian gets back in, O’Reilly with a front guillotine choke. Kazarian gets out, but Fish pulls Daniels off the apron before Kazarian can make a tag. Fish in, knees to the ribs and a chest kick for a nearfall. Back suplex for a nearfall. Keylock applied, crowd wills on Kazarian. Kazarian fights out, avoids a head kick and hits a Slingblade.
Daniels & O’Reilly in. Daniels makes a comeback. Daniels with an STO and a through the ropes dropkick on Fish. Daniels heads up top, crossbody on O’Reilly for a nearfall. Rapid-fire strikes on the corner on O’Reilly. Daniels catches O’Reilly off the ropes, standing urnangi. O’Reilly avoids the BME, running forearm and chest kicks by reDRagon. Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker/2nd rope knee drop combo by reDRagon for a nearfall. Fish in, Daniels sends O’Reilly to the outside. Curb Stomp off the 2nd rope to Fish. Daniels with a head of steam, wipes out O’Reilly with a tope suicida. Daniels slingshots Fish in to an Ace Crusher by Kazarian for a nearfall. Fish avoids the BME, hits a Samoan Drop. Daniels avoids a Moonsault, but Fish wipes him out with a slingshot plancha! Kazarian with a slingshot DDT on Fish. Series of strikes by O’Reilly to Kazarian, ending with a leg sweep. Big uppercut by Daniels to O’Reilly. Blue Thunder Bomb by Daniels to Fish.
Daniels & Fish exchange strikes. Daniels gains advantage, but Fish with a spinning back kick. Daniels hits the Angels’ Wings on Fish, O’Reilly breaks up the pin. O’Reilly in, but Daniels with a Dragon Screw. Kazarian in, Cactus Clothesline sends he & O’Reilly to the outside. O’Reilly avoids a Daniels’ Arabian Press, Fish drives Daniels into the barricade. O’Reilly then wipes out Daniels with the running apron dropkick! Back in, Kazarian goes up with O’Reilly, FLUX CAPACITOR, but Kazarian clutches his injured arm. Kazarian makes the cover, but Fish pulls out the ref! Fish hides and the ref doesn’t know what happened. Roll-up by O’Reilly to Kazarian for a nearfall. Fish nails Kazarian in the injured arm with a chair as the ref didn’t see it, Axe & Smash by O’Reilly. Chasing the Dragon by reDRagon, KAZARIAN KICKS OUT!
ARMageddon applied by O’Reilly, Kazarian taps!
Winners and STILL Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions: reDRagon by submission (ARMageddon)
reDRagon celebrates their title retention afterwards.
We see video hyping up the ROH World Title match that is NEXT!
Main Event for the Ring of Honor World Title: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin vs. “The One” Adam Cole (c)
Elgin is now sporting a buzz cut. Multiple referees are out there due to what happened with Cole & Elgin in Collinsville. Code of Honor before the bell. Cole taunts Elgin as the bell sounds. Elgin takes him down and unloads with right hands. Cole tries to get away, but Elgin with more right hands. Elgin with a series of forearms and stomps to Cole in the corner. Cole whipped HARD into the corner. Cole plays cat & mouse with Elgin, then Cole sends Elgin to the outside and taunts the crowd with an “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Elgin sidesteps a Cole plancha, causing Cole to crash and burn. Cole sends Elgin into the barricade, then grabs a chair. Elgin blocks a chairshot and hits a big right hand. Elgin lifts up Cole, RUNNING POWERSLAM ONTO THE RAMPWAY! Back in, Cole blocks a clothesline and hits a leaping neckbreaker. Cole heads up top, but Elgin stops him. Elgin with a big chop, then heads up with Cole. Cole blocks a superplex, but Elgin blocks a Sunset Bomb. Elgin fights Cole off, but Cole sweeps out Elgin’s leg and backbreakers him on the way down. Cole begins working over Elgin. Snapmare into a chinlock. Elgin fights out, then slips out of a fireman’s carry. Elgin avoids a charge, then hits a Tenchi Crash out of the corner, shades of Gran Akuma! Cole slips out of a powerbomb, but Elgin with a Tiger for a nearfall. Elgin with a series of clothesline shots to Cole, then avoids an enziguri. Cole with a boot and an enziguri. Shining Wizard for a nearfall. Both slip off each other’s shoulders, then Cole slips out of a deadlift suplex, Brainbuster across the knee for a nearfall. Dueling chants for both men. Elgin takes down Cole and applies the Crossface. Cole with a pin attempt for a nearfall. Cole avoids a charge, but Elgin stops a springboard with a dropkick. Elgin goes to the middle rope AND DOES THE DEAL OFF THE TOP for a nearfall. Elgin with an enziguri, then goes to the middle rope, but Cole with a dropkick. Cole goes up top with Elgin, but Elgin blocks a Super Rana. Elgin goes for a Super Bomb, but Cole counters with a Super Rana! Cole with a Reverse Rana, FLORIDA KEY!!! ELGIN KICKS OUT!! Cole is getting frustrated. Cole goes to the middle rope and calls for the Panama Sunrise. Elgin avoids it, but Cole knocks him down. Cole goes for a superkick, but Elgin ducks and COLE WIPES OUT THE REF!! Buckle Bomb, Elgin Bomb by Elgin, but the ref is OUT!! Matt Hardy & Michael Bennett with Maria run out and Hardy & Bennett attack Elgin. Elgin slips out of the Twist of Fate, then grabs both Hardy & Bennett and hits a Samoan Drop/Fallaway Slam combo on them, sending them both to the outside. Elgin catches a Cole superkick, but Cole with a backdrop to counter the Buckle Bomb. Elgin with a Northern Lariat, then POWERBOMBS COLE ONTO HARDY & BENNETT ON THE OUTSIDE!! Maria distracts Elgin, but Elgin can’t hit her. Maria slaps Elgin and drops down to the outside. Elgin goes out after her, but right into Bennett. Elgin catches Cole off the apron, but Hardy nails Elgin with the I.C.O.N.I.C. World Title belt! Cole GERMANS ELGIN ON THE OUTSIDE! War Machine run out and chase Bennett & Hardy to the back. Cole revives the ref in the ring and the ref begins his 20 count. Elgin gets to his feet, but drops down. Elgin then JUST BARELY gets back by the ref’s 20 count. Cole can’t believe it! Maria throws the ROH World Title belt in the ring and distracts the ref. MsChif runs out, GREEN MIST TO THE FACE OF MARIA!! Elgin with a spinning backfist, dropping the title belt from Cole’s hands! Buckle Bomb, ELGIN BOMB!! COLE KICKS OUT!! ELGIN CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Fans can’t believe it as they threw in streamers too soon! “We f’d up” chants by the crowd. Elgin places Cole up top and goes up with him. Cole rakes Elgin’s eyes and knocks him off. Missile dropkick to the knee to the leg of Elgin. Cole goes outside and slams Elgin’s leg into the ringpost, then applies the ringpost Figure Four! Back in, Cole goes for the Figure Four, but Elgin with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Elgin locks back in the Crossface, but Cole gets to the ropes. Cole goes to the middle rope, PANAMA SUNRISE!!! ELGIN KICKS OUT AGAIN!! Cole goes to the middle rope and goes for a 2nd Panama Sunrise, yelling “I’ll break you!” Elgin rolls through, then hits 2 Deadlift Powerbombs!
BUCKLE BOMB, ANOTHER ELGIN BOMB!!! 1-2-3! NEW CHAMPION!!
Winner and NEW Ring of Honor World Champion: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin by pinfall (Elgin Bomb)
Elgin celebrates his title win afterwards. Cary Silkin hands Elgin the ROH World Title belt. “ROH” chants by the crowd as the show goes off the air.
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