We see the usual intro, then we hear that Steve Corino is angry. Kevin Kelly announces that Nigel McGuinness has allowed Kevin Steen to replace Mark Briscoe in the ROH vs. SCUM Steel Cage Warfare in 2 weeks. Kelly hypes up that we will hear if Jay Briscoe can defend the ROH World Title next week against Matt Hardy, plus in the main event, reDRagon defends the ROH Tag Team Titles against the C & C Wrestlefactory.
We go to the opening match.
Grudge Match: “God’s Gift” QT Marshall w/Barrister RD Evans vs. “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa
QT wants a Code of Honor before the bell, but Ciampa flips him off. QT feigns going for the knee of Ciampa, but Ciampa with the Knockout Knee Strike for a very close nearfall right out of the shoot. QT rolls out to the outside, Ciampa goes out after him. Ciampa lifts up QT, drives him into the barricade. Overhand chop and QT is sent back in. Right hand sends QT back to the outside. QT grabs the leg and goes to drive it into the ringpost, but Ciampa uses his leg to send QT face-first into the ringpost. QT tries again, but Ciampa kicks him off, sending QT into the barricade. Ciampa has the fans hold QT’s arms so he can nail him with a flurry of chops. Back in, Ciampa drops down the knee pad, charges and connects with the running knee. Ciampa goes for a second, but Evans grabs his leg. Ciampa then brings Evans in the hard way. Evans begs off, but as Ciampa goes to charge for the running knee to Evans, QT catches him with a clothesline. QT places Ciampa on the top turnbuckle and goes up with him. Ciampa blocks QT going for his own super Air Raid Crash with elbows. QT is knocked off the ropes, but he comes back with a dropkick. Ciampa slips off the turnbuckles after the effect of the dropkick, causing his previously injured leg to be caught in the ropes. The referee gets Ciampa loose from the ropes, but the damage is done as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as QT continues the assault on Ciampa. Ciampa is sent back in as we see that at some point during the commercial, the ring mats were pulled up on the outside, exposing the concrete underneath. Ciampa fights back, but QT catches the injured leg and drops down, causing the leg to be driven into QT’s shoulder. QT with a running front chop block, then goes to the outside. QT grabs a steel chair and places it on the outside. QT pulls out Ciampa on the outside and slams him, leg-first on the steel chair while Evans had the referee distracted. Back in, QT gains a nearfall. Indian Deathlock applied as the crowd wills on Ciampa. Strike exchange until QT with repeated shots to the leg. Ciampa is able to fight out, then they exchange strikes again. Ciampa gains advantage, but QT goes right back to the leg.
Ciampa comes back with 2 clotheslines and a back drop. Ciampa is heavily favoring his knee as he hits a knee strike with his good leg, sending QT to the apron. On the apron, Ciampa lifts up QT, but QT fights out. QT lifts up Ciampa on the turnbuckles, but Ciampa kicks him off, knocking QT off the apron and onto the exposed concrete. Ciampa heads up top and takes QT out with a crossbody, but he lands on his injured leg. All of a sudden, we see Prince Nana head out onto the ramp way. Evans checks on QT while he and Ciampa are still down. QT rolls back in as the ref continues his 20 count. Ciampa is just barely able to get back in the ring before the ref’s 20 count completes. QT with right hands, followed by a discus shot. QT flips off Ciampa, then mocks him. Ciampa catches a right hand, lifts up QT and hits the Air Raid Crash, but QT kicks out. Ciampa calls for Project Ciampa, but Evans comes in the ring again. Ciampa grabs him for Project Ciampa, but Evans slips out and goes to the outside. Evans tries to run away to the back, but he runs into Nana and Evans runs back to the ring. Evans runs right into Ciampa, who lifts up and hits Project Ciampa. Ciampa favors the leg and QT rolls him up for a nearfall. QT locks in a Stretch Muffler, but Ciampa counters out with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Knockout Knee, Ciampa flips off QT again, drops down the kneepad, exposing his knee brace.
Running Knockout Knee, 1-2-3!!!
Winner: “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall (Running Knockout Knee)
Afterwards, we see Nana on the phone with someone as he heads to the back while we go to commercial.
“Inside Ring of Honor”
Steve Corino says that he could not plan it any better. In an attempt to prove which one is the biggest moron, the Briscoes beat each other up to a pulp. Mark is out with a concussion while Jay reinjured his shoulder and injured his back. In one week, destiny shines on SCUM. His best friend, Matt Hardy will become the ROH Champion when he defeats Jay Briscoe. Nigel McGuinness cannot blame SCUM because Jay and Mark did this. Next week, Matt Hardy becomes champion. In two weeks, they go into Steel Cage Warfare and they destroy Ring of Honor. At the end of that night, Ring of Honor burns..
Kevin Steen says that Nigel had no choice to put him in this match. Nigel is worried because he is in the match, but Nigel does not have to worry because he will rid ROH of SCUM.
Michael Elgin says that he knows the heritage of the Maple Leaf Gardens. When Nigel has to think of who should be in the main event on August 3rd, he has to look no further than Michael Elgin. “Unbreakable” is not a nickname, it is a way of life. When God said that he created all men equal, he was wrong.
“The Prodigy” Mike Bennett w/”The 1st Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis & “Brutal” Bob Evans vs. Nick Merriman
Code of Honor before the bell, but Bennett then hits the Box Office Smash.
Bell sounds. Photo Finish, 1-2-3!
Winner: “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett by pinfall (The Photo Finish)
After the match, Bennett gets on the mic and he asks if he should stay or should he go. That seems to be the six million dollar question. Should he stay? Maybe he will go to Connecticut and earn a paycheck. Maybe he will stay. Bennett shows everyone a Ring of Honor contract. Everyone has been begging him to stay. The fans need him to stay. Bennett says that he does not need the people, but they need him. The contract is a lucrative one and a long one so everyone will see him for a long time. The fans are so smart because they chant “Yes”. They wouldn’t know what a real star was if they bit him in the ass. People boo him, but they cheer for someone like Cheeseburger. Cheeseburger makes his way to ringside. Bennett says to Cheeseburger that they have had their problems, but these fans are so stupid, they would rather see him. Bennett says that he has a very lucrative deal so why not offer it to him and tells Cheeseburger to sign the contract. Bennett says that Cheeseburger has proven himself and he is tough and Bennett respects that. Bennett then drills Cheeseburger with a superkick. Right hands by Bennett, but Brutal Bob pulls Bennett off. Bob says that is enough to Bennett, but Bennett lays him out with the Box Office Smash. Bennett says that for far too long, the Prodigy has been promoted as one thing. But now, the Prodigy is dead. Bennett & Maria leave a fallen Brutal Bob and Cheeseburger in the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, the music of the ROH champion hits as Jay Briscoe makes his way to the ring with his shoulder is taped up. Jay has a mic and says that there has been a lot of speculation after Best in the World about his health. He did reinjure his shoulder, but he is still breathing. If Matt Hardy thinks that he is forfeiting the title, he’s wrong. He’ll have to pry the title out of his cold dead hands. See ya next week!
Main Event for the Ring of Honor Tag Team Titles: reDRagon (c) vs. The C & C Wrestlefactory
Fish has something to say to Coleman before the match starts. Alexander and O’Reilly will start things off. O’Reilly with a side headlock takedown. Alexander with a headscissors, but O’Reilly gets out. Alexander with a side headlock, followed by a dropkick. Alexander blocks a dropkick and catapults O’Reilly into the corner. Inverted atomic drop, Coleman tags in. O’Reilly with a jawbreaker, Fish tags in. Coleman with a hip toss, a slam, but misses a leg drop. Fish misses a kick, Coleman with an O’Connor Roll for a nearfall. Leg lariat for another nearfall. Alexander in, suplex/slingshot senton combo by C &C for a nearfall. Fish fights back, but Alexander with an uppercut. O’Reilly gets involved, but Alexander slips out of a slam, then slams Fish. Alexander catches O’Reilly off the ropes with a gut shot. Coleman blocks a reDRagon double team, double dropkick by C & C. Avalanche/plancha combo by Coleman to Fish in the corner and O’Reilly on the outside. Alexander runs into a boot, but side steps a charging Fish and he goes to the outside. 619 variation by Coleman to Fish using the ringpost. Alexander with a head of steam, flip dive takes out reDRagon as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as we see the American Wolves out on the rampway, observing the match. Coleman in, chops and forearms to Fish. O’Reilly in, but Coleman with a back drop, a slam and a leg drop for a nearfall. Leg lariat for another nearfall. Alexander in as Coleman with an elbow to O’Reilly, followed by a clothesline to Fish that knocks him off the apron. Alexander runs into a boot by O’Reilly, then O’Reilly sidesteps a charging Coleman and he goes to the outside. O’Reilly blocks a running boot and Fish with a leg sweep.
Fish runs Coleman into the barricade, then O’Reilly hits the hesitation dropkick off the apron. Fish is sent to the outside, but avoids an Alexander dive. Alexander goes after Fish, but O’Reilly nails him with a shoulder tackle. Back in, O’Reilly gains a near fall. The Wolves go to confront Steve Corino at the announce table, but out of nowhere, SCUM attacks the Wolves at ringside. O’Reilly with a leg sweep to Alexander while Adrenaline RUSH comes out to help the Wolves fend off SCUM. O’Reilly gains a nearfall. Cross arm breaker applied, but Coleman breaks it up with a splash. Fish comes in, Falcon Arrow to Coleman. Alexander and Fish with a strike exchange until O’Reilly nails Alexander from behind. Fish with a Saito Suplex, O’Reilly gains another nearfall.
Fish and Coleman get the tags in. O’Reilly knocked off the apron, boot by Coleman to Fish, followed by Alexander with an enziguri. Coleman lifts up Fish, Alexander off the top hits a double stomp. Security comes out to break up the brawl around ringside between the Wolves, SCUM & Adrenaline RUSH. Coleman with a DVD across the knees of Alexander to Fish for a nearfall. O’Reilly is sent to the outside and Fish is sent onto the apron. Fish fights back, but then Alexander knocks him off the apron and into the sea of humanity that is still brawling around ringside. Alexander avoids O’Reilly, PLANCHA TAKING OUT EVERYBODY ON THE OUTSIDE!! Coleman fights out of an O’Reilly suplex attempt and sends him into the corner. Coleman places O’Reilly on the turnbuckles and goes for the no-hands rana, but Fish grabs onto O’Reilly’s leg, sending Coleman crashing and burning to the mat. O’Reilly hits Coleman with a tornado DDT.
reDRagon hits Chasing the Dragon to retain the titles.
Winners and STILL Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions: reDRagon by pinfall (Chasing the Dragon)
After the match, all 5 teams, C & C, SCUM, the Wolves, reDRagon & Adrenaline RUSH brawl with each other in the ring as we go to credits.