2/17 ROH Results: Cincinnati, Ohio
Wrestleview’s own Jason Namako sent this in.
Ring of Honor Results Cincinnati, OH 2/17/2012 by Jason Namako
1. 2011 Survival of the Fittest Winner “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin w/Truth Martini defeated Adam Cole by pinfall with the 360* Powerbomb.
2. Rise & Prove Tag Team Tournament Semi-Finals: Shiloh Jonze & Rudy Switchblade defeated Sean Casey & Chris Silvio by pinfall to advance when Switchblade pinned Casey with a Frog Splash.
3. Rise & Prove Tag Team Tournament Semi-Finals: Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls defeated Alabama Attitude(Mike Posey & Corey Hollis) by pinfall to advance.
4. No Holds Barred Grudge Match: Roderick Strong w/Truth Martini defeated “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards by pinfall after interference by Michael Elgin & Adam Cole led to Strong nailing Edwards with the Book of Truth to get the win.
Before the match began, Jim Cornette had Truth Martini handcuffed to the ringpost to prevent any interference, but during the match, Martini got a hold of the handcuff key and unlocked himself, leading to handing Strong the Book of Truth to be used in the end of the match.
5. Samson Walker defeated “The Biggest Man in Town” Mike Mondo by pinfall with a version of the Sky High.
Mondo had originally won the match after using the ropes for leverage, but the referee realized what had happened and had the match restarted.
6. Rise & Prove Tag Team Tournament Finals: Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls defeated Shiloh Jonze & Rudy Switchblade by pinfall to win the tournament and earn themselves a future Ring of Honor Tag Team Title match.
One thing of note, it was said that this new Aussie team of Haste & Nicholls got real over with the Cincinnati crowd and according to the live report, they received the biggest reaction of the night besides the main event.
7. Proving Ground Match: Ring of Honor Television Champion Jay Lethal defeated “The Hillbilly Jesus” BJ Whitmer, making his Ring of Honor return after a 4 year hiatus, with 1 minute left in the 15 minute time limit by pinfall with the Lethal Injection.
Whitmer was said to get a real good reaction from his hometown crowd and Lethal put him over after the match.
8. Main Event for the Ring of Honor Tag Team Titles: “The Baddest Tag Team in the Planet” #DemBoys The Briscoes(Jay & Mark)(c) defeated Team Ambition(Ring of Honor World Champion “American Wolf” Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly) by pinfall with the Doomsday Device to retain the titles.
Briscoes were said to receive the biggest reaction of anybody on the show. After the match, Richards put over the Briscoes and thanked the Cincinnati fans for coming out.
Crowd was said to be into everything on the show. Attendance for the show was said to be in the 300 to 400 range, but the venue they ran, the Mosaic Hall, was said to be a small, intimate venue kind of like Center Stage in Atlanta. So it seems like that is actually a decent attendance number for that small of a venue.
Thanks to www.ROHWorld.com for the results.