Ring of Honor “Reclamation Night 2”
Taped on: July 13, 2013
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Nigel McGuinness
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly vs. TD Thomas
Chain wrestling to start. O’Reilly kicks at the arm of TD from underneath. Exchange of nearfalls, both miss kicks, stalemate. Forearm exchange, O’Reilly with a leaping knee and a running…..SLAP? TD with some Capoiera & a running back elbow. Suplex & a chest kick by TD for 2 nearfalls. BIG chops by TD. O’Reilly comes back with his series of strikes, ending with a leg sweep. O’Reilly begins to take over. Hometown crowd willing on TD. Japanese Stranglehold by O’Reilly. TD avoids a kick, comes back with kicks. Slingblade by TD for a nearfall. More Capoiera, Half Nelson Suplex for another close nearfall. O’Reilly comes back with a jawbreaker. They go to the top, Super Back Suplex off the top by O’Reilly. Regalplex for a close nearfall. Triangle Choke with elbows, TD counters out for a nearfall. They block each other’s kicks back and forth until both double down in pain. O’Reilly calls for a truce, but nails TD with a kick.
O’Reilly with the standing curb stomp & a rolling elbow, but TD counters out of the Saito with a roll-up to get the upset win.
Winner: TD Thomas by pinfall (Roll-Up)
O’Reilly begrudgingly adheres to the Code of Honor afterwards.
Women of Honor: “Your Soul’s Tormentor” MsChif vs. “The Wrestling Goddess” Athena vs. Jenny Rose vs. Leah Von Dutch
I believe that this is Rose & Von Dutch’s ROH debuts. MsChif comes out with her Freddy Kruger glove. That thing is unique to say the very least. MsChif yells at Rose and Von Dutch to leave, she wants to face Athena. However, she puts Rose in the ring and goes to the apron. Athena gets in MsChif’s face, MsChif tells her to prove herself. Rose rolls up Athena for a nearfall. Body scissors applied. Chain wrestling & we have a stalemate. Von Dutch in, but MsChif doesn’t want a tag. Von Dutch with a Biel, but Rose with a slam for a nearfall. Camel Clutch applied with Rose pulling at the hair of LVD. MsChif screams in the ear of LVD to scare her. Athena in, savate kick to LVD. Superkick by Athena for a nearfall. MsChif blind tags in, but LVD hits shoulders to MsChif. MsChif with her leg bridging roll-up, but its broken up. Arm drags by everyone, with LVD taking a nasty spill off one. MsChif screams at everyone, springboard crossbody by Athena. Double suplex by Rose & LVD to Athena. Chain of submission holds by all 4. Sit-out tree slam by MsChif, X-Factor by LVD, Rose breaks the pin. DDT by Rose to LVD, MsChif and LVD pull Rose to the outside. Athena with a plancha taking out everyone. Front Handspring Forearm by Athena to MsChif. Sunset Flip/German combo from Rose to both MsChif and Athena. Dropkick by LVD to Rose, but Rose with a side slam for a nearfall. Flying Clothesline by Rose to LVD, MsChif hits Rose with a facebuster. Clothesline to Athena, Panic Attack to LVD by MsChif. O-Face by Athena to Rose, MsChif breaks the pin. Athena sent to the outside, MsChif moves out of the way of a LVD moonsault. Inside cradle by LVD for a nearfall.
MsChif avoids a dropkick, Descreator to LVD for the win.
Winner: “Your Soul’s Tormentor” MsChif by pinfall (The Descreator)
Silas Young comes out afterward & tells the women to leave because they don’t belong in the ring.
“The Last Real Man in Pro Wrestling” Silas Young vs. “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa
No Code of Honor from Silas. Lots of trash talk to start. Chain wrestling, Ciampa gains advantage, bites at Silas’s finger. Arm drag & a nearfall exchange until Ciampa with a choke variation, Silas gets to the ropes. Silas with slaps, forearm exchange. Silas hot-shots Ciampa across the top rope, begins to take over. Snap suplex for a 1 count. Ciampa comes back with a big clothesline. Running forearm, chop to the back, basement blockbuster by CIampa for a nearfall. Silas with a facebuster, a boot & a roll-up for a nearfall. Slingshot double sledge by Silas while Ciampa was on the apron for a nearfall. Ciampa hits a big forearm, drops the kneepad. Half Nelson Suplex & the Knockout Knee by Ciampa, but Silas kicks out! Silas rakes the eyes, then gets of the Air Raid Crash. Backbreaker/Clothesline combo by Silas for a nearfall. Silas with a handstand, but Ciampa catches him with a knee strike. Silas gets out of a Super Air Raid Crash, but Ciampa with another knee strike. Super Belly-to-Belly Suplex, both are down. Strike exchange until Silas with a boot. Silas gets out of Project Ciampa, but Ciampa with a Cactus clothesline, both to the outside. Ciampa places Silas on a chair, drops the kneepad, running Knockout Knee! Silas sent to the barricade, Ciampa removes the ring mats. Ciampa goes for a Suplex, but Silas counters and Germans Ciampa on the exposed floor! Multiple referees come out to get these 2 back in.
Silas grabs the mallet from the timekeeper’s table, nails Ciampa, gets the win.
Winner: “The Last Real Man in Pro Wrestling” Silas Young by pinfall
Hold everything, Nigel has the mic and says he clearly saw Silas hit Ciampa with the mallet. Nigel has the match restarted. Both men hit stereo clotheslines & boots to each other.
They slug it out, but Ciampa hits Project Ciampa to get the win.
Winner: “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall (Project Ciampa)
“The Buzzsaw” BJ Whitmer vs. “The Panama City Playboy” Adam Cole
Chain wrestling to start. Cole goes for a leapfrog, but BJ accidentally catches him low. Cole gains a nearfall. BJ with chops, followed by a spinebuster. Back elbow for a nearfall. Cole to the outside, catches a charging BJ with an enziguri. Cole with the Ring Post Figure 4, gains a nearfall. Front elbow, chinlock applied. BJ fights out, dropkick by Cole for a nearfall. Forearm exchange, superkick by Cole, big clothesline by BJ, both men down. BJ with a running boot for a nearfall. Snap slam for another nearfall. BJ runs into a superkick, 2nd superkick by Cole, BJ kicks out! BJ catches a superkick, Cole with an enziguri, then a fireman’s carry neckbreaker for a close nearfall. BJ with a big forearm, running knee. Snap/Northern Lights Suplex combo by BJ for a nearfall. Cole blocks the Exploder, BJ avoids an enziguri. Cole feigns a superkick, kick to BJ’s knee, Figure 4 applied, BJ to the ropes. Cole tries again, BJ counters with a roll-up for a nearfall. BJ hits the Exploder, Cole kicks out! 2 boots by BJ, but Cole with the Brainbuster to the knee for a close nearfall. BJ with an enziguri, they go to the top. Cole blocks a Super Exploder, Cole knocks him off. Cole leaps over BJ, his knee buckles.
Ref catches on Cole, but Cole with an inside cradle to BJ to get the win.
Winner: “The Panama City Playboy” Adam Cole by pinfall (Inside Cradle)
BJ is upset afterward as Cole had played possum.
Michael Bennett w/”The 1st Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis vs. Andy Muscrat
Bennett adheres to the Code of Honor, but then nails Muscat with a series of right hands. Maria barking orders. Muscat comes back with a rana, then a headscissors. Bennett counters a Monkey Flip, hits a spear. Slam and a clothesline. More clotheslines by Bennett as Maria asks if Muscat is a girl because he is wearing a skirt. Muscat comes back with a roll-up for a nearfall. Crossbody by Muscat for a nearfall. Bennett avoids a slingshot senton, superkick connects.
Piledriver gets Bennett the win.
Winner: Michael Bennett by pinfall (Piledriver)
Afterwards, Maria orders Bennett to piledrive Muscat again, shoving him. Bennett goes to do it, but Rhino runs in to make the save. Rhino challenges Bennett to a match. Maria holds Bennett back. Rhino rips on Bennett, asking if Maria makes him sit to take a p**s. Bennett runs in and we have ourselves an impromptu match at Reclamation Night 2!
Michael Bennett w/”The 1st Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis vs. “The Man Beast” Rhino
Rhino with a clothesline, Bennett goes to the outside. They brawl on the outside, Rhino sent into the barricade. Bennett with a running boot. Maria orders Bennett to do it again. Rhino blocks the boot, Bennett atomic dropped on the barricade! Back in, Rhino to the middle rope, but Bennett knocks him off and down to the outside. Bennett stomps away when Rhino gets back in. Rhino fights back, but Bennett whips him hard into the corner, followed by a clothesline for a nearfall. Maria screams out in frustration. Nigel on commentary mentions that he could not wrestle Bennett because Maria is so hot. Heads collide, both Rhino & Bennett are down. Strike exchange, Rhino comes back with shoulder tackles. Running shoulder in the corner, followed by a flying shoulder for a nearfall. Rhino runs into boots. Bennett heads up top, Rhino stops him. Bennett blocks a superplex, Sunset Bomb for a close nearfall. Rhino comes back with a spinebuster. Crowd wants the Gore. Maria slaps Bennett, telling him to get up. Rhino runs into a boot by Bennett.
3 superkicks, followed by the Box Office Smash for the win.
Winner: Michael Bennett by pinfall (The Box Office Smash)
Maria throws in a chair afterwards, says she is the most pure thing here. Maria tells Bennett to finish Rhino in front of his fans. Maria also mentions Rhino’s daughter. Bennett goes to use a chair, but Rhino stops him, Rhino chases off Maria, GORE to Bennett!
Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Bobby Fish vs. “The Last Hero” ACH
Fish goes for a head kick early, but ACH avoids it. Fish with some trash talk. Chain wrestling, they go to the ropes. Fish with a knee to the ribs. ACH with forearms, followed by a shoulder tackle. ACH shows off his agility, hits an armdrag. ACH with chops. Ready or Not, Here I Come! ACH heads up top, Freebird Crossbody for a nearfall. Falcon Arrow for a nearfall. ACH with a dropkick, Fish to the outside. ACH goes for a plancha, but Fish drops down to put his knees up. Fish begins taking control. Front kick, followed by a chest kick for a nearfall. Slingshot Senton for a nearfall. ACH fights back, Fish with a knee. Kick to the leg by Fish. ACH fights back again, Fish with a chest kick and a spinning back kick for a nearfall. Inverted bearhug applied. ACH fights out, discus slap. ACH avoids a charge, body scissors Fish to the outside. Back in, Fish blocks the slingshot Ace Crusher. On the second try, ACH hits the slingshot corkscrew Ace Crusher for a close nearfall. ACH underhooks Fish, Fish drives him to the corner. Rolling forearm by ACH, Fish comes back with a knee to the ribs. Overhead Belly-to-Belly sends ACH into the corner for a close nearfall. Slam by Fish, ACH avoids a moonsault. Fish misses a head kick, ACH with an enziguri. Fish sent to the outside. Fish comes back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, followed by this time hitting the moonsault for a close nearfall. Fish toys with ACH, hits some chest kicks. Crucifix by ACH for a nearfall. Knee drop, ACH heads up top.
Fish avoids the 450, head kick for the win.
Winner: Bobby Fish by pinfall (Head Kick)
Matt Taven cuts a pre-match promo without Truth Martini. Taven says Kevin Steen will find out why he is the ROH TV Champion and why he doesn’t need Martini.
Ring of Honor Television Champion Matt Taven w/Truth Martini & The Hoopla Hotties (Scarlett Bordeaux & Seleziya Spark) vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen
Steen surprises Taven with an armdrag. Steen yells out “WRESTLING!” Another arm drag, another yell of “WRESTLING!” Steen bows. Steen with chops and right hands. Taven avoids a backdrop with a cartwheel. Steen responds with a dropkick, Taven to the outside. The H.O.T. conference, Steen screams at them. Taven hot-shots Steen, crossbody for a nearfall. Crowd chants “Willy Wonka” at Martini. Steen comes back with a headbutt, avoids a springboard enziguri. Steen pulls him to the outside, Apron Powerbomb connects! Taven sent hard into the barricade. Steen high-fives the fans in the front row. Taven sent to another barricade. Martini complains about the officiating. Taven sent into yet another barricade. 2nd ref comes out, Steen calls Scarlett a “s**t”. Steen has fun with the referees, crotches Taven against the ringpost. Steen tells the front row to move, crotches Taven on the barricade. Martini continues to complain to Nigel about the officiating. Back in, Steen with a clothesline, followed by a back senton for a nearfall. Steen with 2 more nearfalls, yells to the ref, “That was 6!” Steen tells the Hoopla Hotties he will “rip their vaginas off”. Taven placed in the Tree of Woe, Steen hits the Cannonball. Steen heads up top, Taven gets the knees up off the Steenton Bomb. Cyclone Kick by Taven for a nearfall. Taven blocks the Sharpshooter, Pop-Up Sit-Out Powerbomb by Steen for a close nearfall. Taven with an enziguri, but Steen catches him off a springboard. F-Cinq for a very close 2. Martini on the apron, Taven hits 2 kicks. Steen blocks a Pedigree, Alabama Slam. Sharpshooter applied. Martini back on the apron, Steen crotches him.
Taven rolls up Steen, has his feet on the ropes to steal the win.
Winner: Matt Taven by pinfall (Roll-Up with leverage)
Afterward, Steen has the mic, tells Martini to stop hiding behind his “2 walking cases of chlamydia” and take an ass-kicking like a man. Steen asks if Martini is gonna be a “p***y” in front of his hometown crowd. Nigel makes a match between Martini & Steen for RIGHT NOW!
Truth Martini vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen
Martini leaves, but Nigel goes after him and carries him back to the ring, kicking and screaming. Martini begs off and the chase is on. Steen brings Martini back in. Martini with strikes, but they don’t faze Steen. Steen with chops, Martini rakes the eyes. Steen accidentally nails the ref. Taven throws powder at Steen, Book of Truth, Steen kicks out! Steen somehow avoids Martini, Cannonball. Steen heads up top, Steenton Bomb.
Taven sent to the outside, Package Piledriver for the win.
Winner: “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen by pinfall (Package Piledriver)
Steen wears Martini’s hat and glasses and grabs the Book of Truth afterwards. Steen drops elbows on the Book of Truth.
reDRagon cuts a promo before the main event talking about the tag division, saying no one can beat them for the ROH Tag Titles.
Main Event: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin & Jay Lethal vs. The American Wolves (“Die Hard” Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards)
Little tension during the Code of Honor between Richards & Elgin. Lethal & Richards start. Chain wrestling in the early going. Richards gets a slam in on Lethal, causing him to take a breather. Elgin & Edwards now in. Elgin doesn’t go down off shoulder tackle attempts. Edwards responds with chops. Elgin runs through one, hits a shoulder tackle. Richards in, series of chest kicks. Elgin lifts up Richards for the delayed vertical. After 75 seconds, Richards is dropped down for a nearfall. Lethal in, running corner dropkick for a nearfall. Edwards in, double headbutt by the Wolves. BIG chops by Edwards. Dropkick by Lethal for 1. Elgin in, double hiptoss, then Lethal with the cartwheel dropkick. Richards in, but Elgin stops him. Elgin throws Lethal onto Edwards. Richards clotheslined to the outside. Lethal wipes out Richards with a tope suicida.
Oklahoma Stampede by Elgin to Edwards for a nearfall. Elgin with chest clubs to Edwards. Double team action as Elgin with an avalanche, followed by Lethal with a sit-out clothesline for a nearfall. Richards stops Elgin from doing the deadlift superplex to Edwards, hits an enziguri. Sunset Bomb, followed by a running kick by Edwards. Lethal knocked off the apron, Edwards gets a nearfall. Richards in, Trailer Hitch applied on Elgin. Lethal breaks it up. Elgin comes back with a slam, but Richards quickly chopblocks his leg. Running kick knocks Lethal off the apron. Chest kicks to Elgin. Elgin catches Richards off a handspring, hits a Hercules Cutter. Lethal & Edwards in, missile dropkick by Lethal. Running forearm, followed by a handspring elbow. Elgin in, Edwards blocks a double team. Superkick to Lethal, Dragon Screw to Elgin. Richards in, missile dropkick to both Elgin & Lethal. Chest kicks to Elgin & Lethal. Northern Lights to Lethal, Richards pins both for a nearfall. Richards sends Elgin to Lethal, dropkicks Lethal, who is forced to DDT Elgin for a nearfall. Sandwich kick by the Wolves. Edwards blocks Chaos Theory. Front-Plex by Edwards to Elgin. Top Rope Double Stomp by Richards for a close nearfall. 3 Penalty Kicks to Elgin, Elgin powers up. Elgin does the Hogan “YOU” to Richards. Strike exchange, Elgin Germans Richards into the turnbuckles. Edwards knocks Lethal off the apron. Elgin blocks the Alarm Clock. Big forearm to Richards. Elgin picks up both Wolves, Samoan/Fallaway Slam for a close nearfall. Lethal in, Richards blocks Lethal Combination. Enziguri by Lethal, Edwards with a superkick. Sandwich chops by the Wolves for a close nearfall. Elgin stops a double team, all 4 guys slug it out. Wolves catch Elgin & Lethal in stereo submissions. Counter into double pin for a nearfall. Richards with a spin kick to Lethal, Elgin with a boot to Richards. Superkick by Edwards to Elgin, Lethal superkicks Edwards, all are down.
reDRagon comes out to ringside to observe. Lethal heads up top, Richards stops him. Lethal knocks him off, Edwards with a running boot. Elgin with a HUGE clothesline to Edwards. Flying armbar applied to Elgin by Richards. Elgin powers up, strike exchange. Richards with a head kick & a German, Elgin powers up! Another head kick, followed by a brainbuster, but Lethal hits Hail to the King for a nearfall. Richards blocks the Lethal Injection, but Edwards accidentally superkicks his own partner. Lethal superkicks Edwards. Spinning backfist by Elgin to Richards, Lethal Combination, followed by another superkick. Deadlift German by Elgin, Edwards breaks it up. Elgin & Edwards fight on the outside. Edwards sent into the barricade. Lethal sent to the outside. Richards & Elgin are left. Strike exchange, followed by a slap exchange. Elgin gains advantage, Richards counters the Oklahoma Stampede. Tombstone/Kick combo by the Wolves to Elgin. Lethal surprises Richards with a roll-up for a VERY close nearfall. Edwards blind tags in, Alarm Clock. Running Apron Kick to Elgin by Richards. Powerbomb/Backstabber Combo by the Wolves for a nearfall. Edwards transitions Lethal into the Achilles Lock. Richards wipes out Elgin with a tope suicida.
Lethal taps out, Wolves get the win.
Winners: The American Wolves by submission (Achilles’ Lock)
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