Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair (Wrestling’s Finest Edition #3)
February 22, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (David L. Lawerence Center)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Roderick Strong joins commentary for our opening match.
Andrew Everett vs. Cedric Alexander
Code of Honor before the bell. Chain wrestling early. Both avoid each other moves and we have a stalemate. Everett with a spinning headscissors and a dropkick. Arm drag sends Cedric to the outside. Cedric dropkicks Everett to the outside after avoiding a dive. Back in, Cedric gains a nearfall.
Back from commercial as Cedric with a back elbow for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Everett fights out with a jawbreaker. Cedric then with a HUGE back body drop for a nearfall. Running basement dropkick to the back of Everett’s head for a nearfall. Strike exchange, Everett avoids a head kick, but Cedric with an enziguri for a nearfall. Chinlock re-applied. Everett comes back with a dropkick that sends Cedric to the outside. Everett then wipes out Cedric with a springboard shooting star press!! “ROH” chants by the crowd. Back in, Everett with a springboard dropkick. Running forearm in the corner, then a SPIKE RANA, but Cedric kicks out! Cedric blocks another rana and hits a spinning flapjack, but Everett kicks out! Cedric can’t believe it. Cedric goes for a springboard clothesline, but Everett catches him with a roll-up for a nearfall. Cedric then with Concussion On Delivery for a nearfall. Cedric again can’t believe it. Cedric goes up top with Everett, but Everett knocks him off. Cedric leaps back up with a forearm, followed by a series of headbutts. Everett counters with a super gourdbuster, then goes for a 630, but Cedric gets his knees up!
Lumbar Check (Belly-to-Back Backbreaker) by Cedric for the win.
Winner: Cedric Alexander by pinfall (Lumbar Check)
Cedric celebrates his win afterwards, then adheres to the Code of Honor with Everett. Strong says on commentary that backbreaker was not as good as his. “That was awesome” chants by the crowd. Strong then throws his water bottle at Cedric before leaving.
Before the main event, we go to comments from ROH TV Champion Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa says there are two types of champions. Those who win titles and the titles overshadow them. Then, there’s those men that earn titles and they revolutionize the very meaning of it. You can guess which kind of champion I am. If you want this title, you will have to kill me and I don’t die easy.
Next week, its Ciampa defending the TV Title against 2014 Top Prospect Tournament Winner Hanson.
Main Event: ROH Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen
Steen throws his own streamers at O’Reilly before the bell. Code of Honor adhered to. Chain wrestling early, to which Steen yells “Wrestling….YAY!!!” Steen easily makes it to the ropes, causing the crowd to start a “Ropes” chant. O’Reilly stops Steen this time, but Steen with a kip-up and a dropkick. Arm drags by Steen, then a crucifix for a nearfall. Roll-up for a nearfall. Arm drag into an armbar. O’Reilly comes back with a series of strikes. Leaping knee, followed by the running slap by O’Reilly. Steen comes back with a hard slap, sending O’Reilly to the outside. “You got b***hslapped” chants to O’Reilly. Steen goes out after O’Reilly on the outside. Steen holds up a “Real Men Like Zoos” sign. Series of chops, but O’Reilly blocks the apron powerbomb. Steen with a clothesline back in the ring. Back senton for a nearfall.
Back from commercial as Steen has O’Reilly in the Sharpshooter, but O’Reilly gets to the ropes. O’Reilly with another series of strikes, ending with the leg sweep and Steen’s arm hammerlocked. O’Reilly begins working over Steen’s arm, pulling at it in the ropes, hammerlock driving into the corner and constantly kicking away at it. Divorce Court for a nearfall. Another hammerlock drive, but Steen comes back with a clothesline. O’Reilly sent to the outside, but he pulls Steen out and hammerlock drives him into the ringpost, causing Steen to sit on the ringside chair. Steen avoids the apron running dropkick and hits the apron powerbomb! Back in, Steen heads up top and hits the Steenton Bomb for a nearfall. Steen avoids an O’Reilly missile dropkick, but O’Reilly blocks the Sharpshooter with kicks to the arm. Steen blocks the front gulliotine choke by driving O’Reilly into the corner, then hits the Cannonball for a nearfall. Steen calls for the Package Piledriver, but O’Reilly slips out. Steen goes for F-Cinq, but O’Reilly counters out and applies ARMageddon, but Steen gets to the ropes. Running chest kick, but Steen slips out of the Tornado DDT. O’Reilly with a head kick for a nearfall. O’Reilly goes up top with Steen, but Steen bites O’Reilly and hits a Super Northern Lights Bomb for a nearfall!
Back from commercial as Steen grabs O’Reilly’s mouthpiece and puts it in his O’Reilly’s mouth. Steen goes for the Package Piledriver, but O’Reilly counters out back into ARMageddon. O’Reilly pulls at Steen’s fingers as well, but Steen gets to the ropes. O’Reilly realizes Steen has his mouthpiece in his mouth. Steen throws the mouthpiece at O’Reilly, then hits the Pop-Up Powerbomb. Steen this time hits the Package Piledriver, but O’Reilly gets his foot on the ropes! All of a sudden, we see Cliff Compton make his way to the front row. Steen goes to jaw-jack with Compton, but it allows O’Reilly to hit the apron running dropkick! Back in, O’Reilly hits Axe & Smash for a nearfall, then re-applies ARMageddon.
Steen gets free and locks O’Reilly back in the Sharpshooter, O’Reilly taps.
Winner: “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen by submission (Sharpshooter)
Afterwards, Compton tries to draw Steen’s ire from the front row. Crowd chants for Steen. Steen grabs a mic and says if Compton wants attention, step over that guardrail. Compton jumps the barricade and begins laying out multiple security. More security comes out, then Compton rips the “Real Men Like Zoos” sign. Compton sends another member of security into the barricade, then Steen lays out the ref with F-Cinq. Compton gets in the ring and he & Steen begin slugging it out. Security rushes the ring, but they are laid to waste by Compton & Steen. Steen lifts up Compton and F-Cinqs him to the outside! Steen goes out after Compton and sends him into the barricade multiple times. Steen grabs the ringside table and sets it up. Compton sent again into the barricade. Steen goes to the apron with Compton and goes for the Package Piledriver, but a security tries to stop Steen, allowing Compton to come back with a series of low blows. Compton places Steen on the table, heads up top and WIPES OUT STEEN WITH A TOP ROPE SPLASH THROUGH THE TABLE!!! Both men are down as we close the show.