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Its a special “Road Rage” edition of the show this week, with a look at matches from last month’s “Glory by Honor XI” iPPV from Mississugga, Ontraio, Canada.
We get the usual intro, then Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show, run down tonight’s matches that we will see from “Glory by Honor XI”, then go right into the 1st match.
The 1st match is supposed to be between Tadarius Thomas & Roderick Strong. However, Strong comes out in street clothes, not dressed to wrestle and wants a mic. Strong to Martini that this is one of the biggest shows of the year and he has to face “him?” He has beaten nobody. Strong says he has heard enough of Martini’s crap and is officially quitting the House of Truth. Strong then says he is gonna drink beer and watch Truth’s boy Michael Elgin lose tonight. Strong leaves as Martini chases after him. We think Thomas is gonna forfeit, but then Martini comes back with Rhino, who is not happy. Martini says that everything with Strong is fine and that as his hired mercenary, Rhino will face Thomas, although Rhino is reluctant about it. Martini says afterwards, they will get a couple of “Hoopla Hotties” and take our parts off. Martini says to “TD” that he will D.I.E. to the G.O.R.E. Rhino says he is not ready, but the bell sounds, leading to…….
From the Glory by Honor XI Internet PPV: “The Man Beast” Rhino w/Truth Martini vs. Tadarius Thomas
We move forward to the end of the match as Rhino hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Crowd chants for the Gore as Rhino gets set. Martini trips up Thomas as he was getting back up, but then Thomas catches Rhino with a kick on a 2nd Gore attempt.
Thomas then hooks Rhino in a La Magirstal for the upset victory.
Winner: Tadarius Thomas by pinfall (La Magistral)
After the match, Rhino grabs Martini, who flashes money in Rhino’s face to try and keep himself in the good graces of Rhino. However, it does not work as Rhino gorilla presses Martini over the ropes and to the outside where Martini lands hard back first on the barricade. We see that the sharp edge of the barricade ripped Martini’s pants and caused a giant cut on his thigh. Referees carry Martini to the back as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to a video highlighting the Kevin Steen-Jay Lethal incident from “Killer Instinct” in Rahway, New Jersey last month when Steen spit in Jay Lethal’s mother’s face and Lethal went nuts. We then see after the show when Lethal attacked Jim Cornette and threw him across a table, injuring Cornette’s back in the process and forcing him to step down as ROH’s authority figure.
We go to a phone call from earlier in the week with Jim Cornette, who says that Lethal’s parents got a little excited and threw a drink at Steen. Steen then spat on Lethal’s mother, but Jay went a bit too far attacking Steen and some of the Ring of Honor officials. Cornette says that he re-aggravated a back injury due to Lethal’s attack and he will not be able to travel. Cornette mentions that Lethal’s parents have talked about suing Steen. Steen then complained to Ring of Honor Management and got what he wanted because Ring of Honor wanted to avoid a lawsuit. Cornette says that since he is not able to travel, he will have to appoint a troubleshooting matchmaker, which he hopes to announce next week.
“Inside Ring of Honor”
We see a video package of the match, the post-match attack by Roderick Strong on Michael Elgin and Kevin Steen receiving a box after his win that was revealed to have an El Generico mask inside.
Finally, we hear that new matches for Final Battle 2012 will be announced next week as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to video highlighting last week’s Survival of the Fittest 6-way finals that saw Jay Lethal come out on top, last eliminating Davey Richards before we go to their match from Glory by Honor XI.
Before we get to the match, Lethal has a mic and says that Joe Koff told him not to bring up what happened last week again, but its live, so he doesn’t care. Lethal says that Kevin Steen can kiss his ass. Lethal says that through all the confusion, he put Jim Cornette in the hospital as the crowd chants “Cornette sucks” & “Thank you Lethal”. Lethal says that ROH has putting the blame on him, but ROH told him he was too nice, that he needed to be mean, that he needed to have a “Killer Instinct”. Lethal says that ROH can also kiss his ass. Lethal says he has respect for Davey Richards, but considering all the anger he has inside, Davey will be the wrong person at the wrong time.
From the “Glory by Honor XI” iPPV in Round Three: Jay Lethal vs. “American Wolf” Davey Richards
Davey gets a mixed reaction and both men adhere to the Code of Honor as the bell sounds. They jockey for position as Lethal sends Davey into the corner before breaking, but not before a shove. Richards shoves back, but Lethal with a slap and Davey is in shock. Lethal with a waistlock, but Davey with a snapmare. Lethal then hooks in a hammerlock, but Davey with a side headlock. Davey with a shoulder tackle, slides under Lethal’s legs and rolls up Lethal for a nearfall. Davey switches to a surfboard, then gains a nearfall. Lethal then locks in his own seated surfboard before switching to a waistlock. Davey counters it and hooks in a Trailer Hitch, but Lethal gets to the ropes. Both go for a knucklelock, but Lethal with a slap. Davey is angry and shoves Lethal multiple times. Davey blocks a right hand hits a gut shot. Lethal then comes back with the hiptoss/cartwheel/front dropkick combo for a 1 count. Lethal stomps away, but Davey fights back. Lethal with a corner whip, followed by a flying shoulder to the gut for a nearfall. Davey with a single leg, then uses his leg to hook in a top wristlock, followed by bridging backwards with a submission. Lethal fights back, but Davey with a hard kick to the chest. Davey with a knee drop, but Lethal comes back with an enziguri. Lethal with a chop, but Davey with a forearm. Lethal then with a hard chop for a nearfall. Lethal hooks in a headscissors as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Lethal tries to back drop Richards over the ropes, but Richards with a headbutt, but then Lethal nails him with a dropkick that sends Richards to the outside. Lethal gets a head of steam and connects with a tope dive on Richards. Both are on the apron as Lethal tries for something on the apron, but Davey blocks it. Davey with a kick, then tries for the apron kick again, but Lethal ducks under it and then hits an Ace Crusher on the apron as both go to the outside. Referee begins his count as both get back in at the count of 10.
They meet in the center in a staredown as they get to their feet. Both exchange strikes back and forth until Lethal gains the advantage. Richards with an Alarm Clock, but Lethal with a superkick, followed by the Lethal Combination and finally locks in the Koji Clutch, but Richards is able to get his feet on the ropes. Lethal tries for a Dragon Suplex, but Richards counters with a German suplex. Richards with a superkick, then another German for a nearfall. Richards with a running forearm in the corner, then both try for Germans. Lethal with a reverse sit-out facebuster for a close nearfall. Lethal motions that he is heading up top, but Richards stops him, Davey heads up with Lethal, but Lethal with right hands. However, Davey comes back with a series of headbutts. Both men go to the top as Davey hits a superplex, then hangs on, but Lethal with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Davey with an Ace Crusher, followed by a roundhouse kick and a brainbuster, but Lethal kicks out. Davey heads up top and hits the double stomp, but again Lethal kicks out. Davey goes right into the Anklelock, but Lethal kicks him off. Richards with a running kick, but Lethal kicks out at 1. Lethal with a pair of superkicks to Richards for a close nearfall. Crowd chants “This is awesome” as Lethal heads up top, but Davey goes up with him on opposite sides. They exchange strikes on top, but then Lethal tries for a Sunset flip powerbomb, but Davey blocks it. Lethal then hits a running kick to Davey that knocks him off the ropes and onto the table, which bends but does not break as Davey just bounced off of it. Referee begins his count as Davey is still down on the outside. Richards is starting to stir and is somehow able to make it back in before the count of 20. As he gets back in, Lethal heads up top, hits Hail to the King, but Richards kicks out. Lethal then with a Full Nelson Suplex, but Richards kicks out again.
Lethal calls for the Lethal Injection, but Davey swats it away and locks in the Anklelock. Lethal tries to get to the ropes, but Davey pulls him back. Lethal then counters into a leg-lifting surfboard, but Davey counters with a Cloverleaf. Lethal sends Davey off into the corner, hits a Superkick, followed by the Lethal Injection, but again Richards kicks out.
Lethal then goes right into the Koji Clutch onto an unconscious Richards as the ref checks the arm 3 times and Davey does not answer, giving Lethal the win.
Winner: Jay Lethal by submission (Koji Clutch)
Crowd chants “That was awesome” as the referee checks on a passed out Richards in the ring while Lethal celebrates his win as we go to credits.
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