We see video of when Mike Bennett piledrived BJ Whitmer back in August, causing Whitmer to sustain a neck injury and put him into retirement. We go to video of when Whitmer announced his retirement at Death before Dishonor XI. We then see when Whitmer convinced Nigel to give Jimmy Jacobs another chance in ROH.
We see the usual intro, then go to our opening match.
Jimmy Jacobs Trial Series Match #1: Silas Young vs. Jimmy Jacobs
If Jacobs wins three of the five trial series matches over the next two months, he will receive a ROH World Title shot on 11/15 in Dearborn, Michigan. Jacobs goes to adhere to the Code of Honor before the bell, but Silas grabs a mic. Silas says that for a minute, I thought I was in Philadelphia, I thought I was in the birthplace of ROH. “Shut the F up” chants by the crowd. Silas says he thought he was in the city that has a bunch of loyal wrestling fans, but I all see is a bunch of morons. A few months ago, Jimmy Jacobs tried to destroy ROH and what do you all do when he comes out, you cheer him like a bunch of idiots. What makes me sick is the fact that Jacobs went to BJ Whitmer when he was at the lowest point of his life and you used his pain for your gain. Now apparently, Nigel McGuinness has to give you the opportunity to prove that you are an honorable man. Let’s be honest, at best, I see the typical pussified modern man of America. From the pink hair to the fingernail polish to the feminine little body. I’d wipe the mat with you in about 3 seconds. You people can yell, boo, call me names, it doesn’t matter, because you know that every word coming out of my mouth is the absolute truth. The problem is, you’re a self-entitled person, just like these people. You expect second chance after second chance after second chance. Why is that? Because mommy and daddy made sure you got a trophy when your team finished dead last, you have no idea what a real man is if it hit you on the head like a hammer.
Bell finally sounds as Silas continues to mouth off to the crowd. Silas turns around, Jacobs charges and hits the Spear for the win!
Winner: Jimmy Jacobs by pinfall (Spear)
Silas cannot believe it as Jacobs celebrates his win. Jacobs is now 1-0 in his trial series.
We see video of what happened last week between new ROH champion Adam Cole, Jay Briscoe & Michael Elgin.
We go to a promo by the American Wolves. Eddie Edwards says that tonight, the Wolves split up and see singles action as I take on the man they call “Mr. Wrestling”, Kevin Steen. Davey Richards says that Ricky Marvin and myself are two world-traveled wrestlers, won titles all over the world. Tonight, we are in the heart of America, the heart of professional wrestling in an ROH ring. Whether it be Eddie or myself, both of our opponents go down because we are the best in the world!
Ricky Marvin vs. Davey Richards
Marvin comes out with two of his title belts he currently holds in a promotion in Chile. Code of Honor before the bell. Marvin takes Richards down early and gains a nearfall. Marvin counters out of a hammerlock, but Davey shows off his agility and takes Marvin down with a side headlock. Marvin counters with a headscissors, Richards kips out, stalemate. Knucklelock, but Marvin switches into an inverted knucklelock, pulling back on Richards’ arms. Richards then uses the ropes to get free and kick Marvin’s arm. Richards with a side headlock and a shoulder knockdown. Marvin with a leapfrog, then Richards slides out to the outside, but Marvin saw it and wipes out Richards with a tope suicida, sending Richards crashing into the barricade! Back in, Richards catches Marvin and places him on the turnbuckles. Richards with uppercuts to the ribs, followed by a running knee that sends Marvin all the way to the outside.
Referee begins his 20 count as the crowd wills Marvin to get back in. Marvin gets back in at the count of 8. Richards with a knee to the ribs, followed by a chest kick. Gut shots by Richards in the corner. Snapmare, body scissors applied. Marvin grabs the ref’s hand to pull him in and cause the hold to be broken. Marvin with forearms, but Richards with a kitchen sink for a nearfall. Richards with a series of chest kicks, but it seems to fire up Marvin. Richards with a spinning back kick, but Marvin goes off the blind side and hits a springboard roundhouse kick, both men are down.
Both get to their feet and exchange forearms. Richards gains advantage, but Marvin comes back with a handspring into a Tornado DDT! Marvin gains a nearfall. Series of standing switches, but then Marvin with a spinning Fisherman’s Suplex for a nearfall.
Back from commercial as both men counter each other’s suplex attempts by the ropes. Marvin goes to the apron, but Richards blocks a German attempt. Marvin with a superkick, followed by headscissoring Richards off the apron and to the outside! “This is awesome” chants by the crowd as both are down on the outside. Referee begins his count as Marvin gets back in first. Richards goes to the apron, but Marvin with a running boot that knocks him back down to the outside. Marvin heads up top and wipes Richards out with a moonsault! “ROH” chants by the crowd.
Back in, Marvin with a running front dropkick that sends Richards into the turnbuckles. Marvin gains a nearfall. Richards blocks a suplex, but Marvin gets out of a Dragon Suplex attempt. Marvin catches Richards’ foot, but Richards with a series of slaps, followed by an enziguri. Richards with a German, but he wasn’t able to keep a bridge for a pin attempt. Richards grabs at his neck as he places Marvin on the turnbuckles, with Marvin facing the crowd. Richards heads up top, but Marvin fights him off. Richards runs back up the ropes for a Super German, but Marvin is able to backflip onto his feet, incredible! Marvin with a Matrix move to avoid a clothesline, then hits another superkick. Second superkick by Marvin, followed by a basement version for a nearfall. Richards counters a suplex with a victory roll for a nearfall. Slap exchange, with Marvin gaining advantage. Richards comes back with a series of chest kicks. Richards charges and connects with a running forearm. Richards charges again, but Marvin catches him with a clothesline. Sit-out Pumphandle Driver by Marvin, but Richards kicks out! Marvin heads up top, but Richards shoves the ref into the ropes to crotch Marvin. Richards heads up with Marvin, but Marvin knocks him off with headbutts. Marvin leaps off, but Richards catches him with a chest kick. Running chest kick, Richards heads up top. Wolf howl by Richards, followed by a double stomp, but Marvin kicks out! Marvin avoids a roundhouse, Sunset flip for a CLOSE nearfall. Marvin uses the ref to grab Richards’ foot, but Richards lifts up Marvin for a gutbuster, however Marvin counters with a rana, but Richards rolls through and gains a nearfall. Kick exchange, then Marvin with a slaps. Richards comes back with the Alarm Clock kick, followed by a clothesline.
Brainbuster by Richards for the win.
Winner: Davey Richards by pinfall (Brainbuster)
“That was awesome” chants by the crowd as we go to commercial
Next week, matches will be shown from the 10/26 Glory by Honor XII event in Chicago with Mark Briscoe vs. Silas Young and Kevin Steen vs. Michael Bennett.
Back from commercial, we are about to get to our main event, but then we see Veda Scott head out to ringside. Veda hands Nigel a bunch of legal documents. Nigel says the papers have to do with Steve Corino. Nigel leaves the commentary table to go handle things concerning those documents.
Kevin Steen comes out for our main event, but when he turns around after posing on the turnbuckles, Michael Bennett is there. Bennett kicks Steen in the gut, lifts him up and piledrives him! Multiple referees come out to check on Steen as Bennett is happy about what he has done.
Back from commercial, Eddie Edwards comes out for our main event as Kevin Steen is still grabbing at his neck after the piledriver from Michael Bennett. Referee asks Steen if he can compete. Steen yells at the ref to ring the bell. Referee does so.
Main Event: Eddie Edwards vs. Kevin Steen
Code of Honor before the bell. Edwards tries to tell Steen that he doesn’t have to wrestle, but Steen pie-faces him, then slaps him. Edwards responds with a boot, sending Steen to the outside. Steen avoids a baseball slide, but Edwards gets on the apron to slip out of the apron powerbomb. Edwards then wipes out Steen with a moonsault off the apron! Steen comes back with forearms. Back in, Edwards with a Shining Wizard, but Steen grabs the ropes to prevent a pinfall. Steen fights back with chops, but Edwards with a series of headbutts. Back elbow for a 1 count. Crowd tries to will on Steen as Edwards keeps mouthing off to Kevin Kelly at the commentary table that he doesn’t want to do this. Chops by Edwards, followed by a series of forearms. Edwards continues to try and reason with Steen to stop, but Steen spits at him! Steen fights back with chops, but Edwards with a slap. Snapmare, followed by a kick to the back for a nearfall.
Back from commercial as the ref asks Steen if he wants him to call the match, but Steen says no. Steen blocks a whip and fights back with forearms. Edwards sidesteps a backdrop, but Steen comes back with a clothesline. However, Steen instantly rolls out to the outside. Edwards goes out after him, but Steen drew him in, this time hitting Edwards with the apron powerbomb! They go to another side of the ring as Edwards slips out of a powerbomb, but Steen then hits a second apron powerbomb! Back in, Steen heads up top and hits the Steenton Bomb, but Edwards kicks out! Edwards blocks the Package Piledriver and drives Steen into the corner. Steen runs into a back elbow, then Edwards goes to the middle rope and hits the Boston Knee Party for a nearfall. Edwards heads up top, but Steen avoids a double stomp. Edwards charges, but Steen catches him with the Pop-Up Powerbomb, this time a sit-out variation, for a nearfall. Edwards counters the F-Cinq, but Steen kicks out of the Achilles’ Lock. Steen avoids a PK, roll-up for a nearfall. Edwards with a boot, but Steen avoids a second. Edwards gets out of the Sleeper Suplex, then lands on his feet off a German attempt. Steen tries to catch Edwards again with the Pop-Up Powerbomb, but Edwards counters with a rana. Edwards with a roll-through into the Achilles’ Lock. Steen crawls and is able to reach the ropes to force a break. Edwards runs into a boot twice, then Steen to the middle rope, but Edwards with three enziguris. Steen slips out of the Chin Checker and hits the Sleeper Suplex, but Edwards kicks out!
Steen goes for the Package Piledriver, but his neck gives way, allowing Edwards to Jackknife pin Steen for the win.
Winner: Eddie Edwards by pinfall (Jackknife Pin)
Code of Honor afterwards as we go to credits.