Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair (Second to None Edition #2)
May 24, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland (William J. Myers Pavillion)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Over the next 2 weeks, we will be seeing matches from the “Second to None” live event taped back on April 19th from Baltimore.
We see the usual intro, then we go to the opening match.
#AllEgo vs. “The Last Real Man” Silas Young
Code of Honor before the bell. Silas with a side headlock, then flips out of a back suplex attempt and takes down #AllEgo. No one goes down off a shoulder tackle attempt. Silas talks trash, then hits a dropkick and taunts the crowd. #AllEgo comes back with a jawbreaker, but Silas with a clothesline. #AllEgo slips out of the Finlay Roll, then trips up Silas and hits a kneedrop for a nearfall. Silas drives #AllEgo into the corner and hits shoulders to the ribs. Silas misses a clothesline and #AllEgo with a series of right hands. Silas blocks #AllEgo from going up & over and crotches him on the ropes, then hits a clothesline. More trash talk by Silas, followed by 5 elbowdrops for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. #AllEgo fights back, but Silas with a back club and talks more trash. #AllEgo fights back again, but Silas with a gut kick. #AllEgo comes back with a back body drop. Silas misses a clothesline and #AllEgo hits an enziguri. Spinning facebuster by #AllEgo for a nearfall. Silas comes back with the Finlay Roll, but #AllEgo avoids the Pee Gee Waja Plunge. Silas runs into a boot, then #AllEgo goes to the middle rope and hits a jumping enziguri for a nearfall.
#AllEgo charges in, but Silas catches him with the Killer Combo for the win.
Winner: “The Last Real Man” Silas Young by pinfall (Killer Combo)
Afterwards, Silas grabs a mic and says that never again will he be disrespected the way he was tonight with this opponent. Its real simple, I’m the last real man in pro wrestling, I am Silas Young and I have spent too damn long being overlooked. So if ROH doesn’t want to give me the opportunities that I deserve, then I’m gonna make my own opportunity and I’m gonna take it whether you like it or not.
We see video on the Outlaw Inc. rivalry with Kevin Steen & Cliff Compton heading into tonight’s main event.
Before the next match, Caprice Coleman grabs a mic and says he doesn’t know what has gotten into TD Thomas & Adam Page, but I know both of y’all personally and y’all are good people and I think that the choices y’all are making now, you’re gonna have to rethink those because you’re hanging out with people who might not have your best interests in mind and life is about choices. The choices that you make today can affect today, can affect tomorrow and can affect the rest of your life. Everybody in here in Baltimore, Maryland knows that you have a bright future ahead of you. If you let the wrong people get in your head, that could mess you up. I knew a man a long time ago that was born with so many gifts that the world wanted him to change. They made him be different, but he would not change, he said he would continue to be who he was born to be and you know what happened to him? They killed him, but you know what? 3 days later, he changed the whole landscape and I’m telling you, you can be a legend in life, or you can sit here and listen to the Decade, I mean think about it, BJ doesn’t have his “Whit” anymore, Roderick isn’t “Strong” anymore and the love child of Marliyn Manson & Prince running your mind, I don’t know if this is the way you wanna go.
Jimmy Jacobs whispers in TD’s ear and he nails Coleman with a spinning back kick and the bell sounds.
TD Thomas w/Adam Page & Jimmy Jacobs vs. Caprice Coleman
TD with a chest kick for a 1 count. Jacobs joins commentary for his match. TD slams Coleman to the mat. Coleman avoids a head kick, roll-up for a nearfall. Coleman with right hands and chops. TD sidesteps a back drop attempt and hits a series of knees to the ribs. TD off the ropes, but Coleman with a dropkick. Jacobs hops up on the apron and yells at TD. TD drives Coleman into the corner and unloads with right hands and more knees to the ribs.
Back from commercial as Coleman avoids an enziguri and hits the Bless-TO. Clothesline, a big right hand and a bionic elbow. TD avoids a charge and hits some back elbows. Coleman comes back with the Trinity for a nearfall. TD counters a slam with an elbow and hits a reverse suplex for a nearfall. Coleman runs into an elbow, but as TD goes to the middle rope, Coleman hits him with a No-Hands Rana. TD with a Capoiera Kick, but Coleman with a leaping Flatliner.
Coleman heads up top, Sky Splitter for the win.
Winner: Caprice Coleman by pinfall (Sky Splitter)
Coleman celebrates his win afterward, then tries to talk some sense into TD, but Jacobs shoos him off. Coleman leaves as Jacobs presses his foot against the head of TD, yelling at him for losing. Jacobs then has Page get down on the mat so he can kick him in the ribs.
The music of the House of Truth hits as Jay Lethal & Truth Martini make their way to the ring. Martini grabs a mic and says he has a story to tell. When I first came into ROH, my job as the life-intervention expert was to take pro wrestlers with potential, but without the know-how, to open their eyes and see the big picture so I could lead them to greatness and/or ROH titles. And believe you me, I did just that. But then something weird happened, something that’s never happened before. Somebody actually opened up my eyes for the first time because I saw a man that was a champion without a title. I saw a man that had greatness without people calling him great. You see, Jay Lethal, me and you are one in the same. So I present to each and everyone of you, your NEW ROH TV Champion, Jay Lethal.
Lethal says the crowd can stop clapping because you people will be the same ones who will go home and tell everyone that I am the worst wrestler in the world because I sold out, you guys are a bunch of sheep. There has been one question, one question that everyone has been asking me and that’s why. That’s a pretty good question, that’s the right question. But, you are asking the wrong person, you gotta ask yourselves why did you turn your back on me? All of a sudden, all I hear is that “Jay Lethal sold out”, well why? Because I aligned myself with Truth Martini? So everything I have done goes out the window because I aligned myself with Truth Martini? I am the 2012 Survival of the Fittest winner, I am the only man in ROH to have wins over legends like Kurt Angle and Ric Flair and on top of that list, I am your ROH TV champion. I’m gonna prove that the ROH TV Title is second to none, not even the ROH World Title. So right now, I’m gonna issue an open challenge, I’m gonna give the first man that steps into this ring a ROH TV Title shot.
Cheeseburger runs out to accept the challenge. Martini says he admires Cheeseburger stepping up in a small way. But today is not your day and I’m not be held responsible for what the new ROH TV Champion does to you. You want this? You people want this? Jay Lethal, I know you want this. Let prove to the entire world who you really are.
Ring of Honor Television Title: Jay Lethal (c) w/Truth Martini vs. Cheeseburger
Code of Honor as the bell sounds, but then Lethal drills Cheeseburger with a superkick. Lethal has a big smile on his face, then nails Cheeseburger with a right hand. Lethal goes out onto the apron with Cheeseburger and has Martini take a picture with his cell phone. More right hands by Lethal on the outside. Back in, Lethal gains a nearfall. Cheeseburger fights back, but Lethal with a knee to the ribs and a back club for another nearfall. Slam, then Lethal heads up top as we Brutal Bob Evans run out to cheer on his tag-team partner. Lethal hits Hail to the Champ, but Cheeseburger kicks out! Lethal doesn’t know what to think. Crowd chants for Cheeseburger as Lethal with more right hands, but Cheeseburger pops right up! Cheeseburger fights back. Strike exchange, then Lethal with a knee to the ribs. Cheeseburger with a series of chops, but Lethal with a knee to the ribs. Cheeseburger with a crossbody for a nearfall. Lethal with a savate kick to the ribs, then calls for the Lethal Injection. Lethal goes for it, but Cheeseburger catches him off the back handspring with a roll-up into a DDT for a nearfall.
Lethal this time hits the Lethal Injection for the win.
Winner and STILL Ring of Honor Television Champion: Jay Lethal by pinfall (Lethal Injection)
Martini grabs a mic afterward and says that Lethal is the greatest wrestler in ROH today. All of a sudden, Matt Taven runs out and chases Lethal & Martini from the ring. Lethal goes to head up the ramp, but then Tommaso Ciampa runs out and attacks Lethal in the rampway. Taven goes out there also and all 3 men brawl with one another in the rampway. They go into the ring and continue brawling until referees & security break it up. “Let them fight” chants by the crowd. Lethal grabs a mic and says he has had enough of Taven & Ciampa, who can’t get the job done. You want it so bad? Then let’s finish it. Next week, a Triple Threat for the ROH TV Title! Martini is not happy about Lethal making the challenge as we go to commercial.
Main Event in a Charm City Street Fight: Outlaw Inc. (“The Notorious 187” Homicide & “The War King” Eddie Kingston) vs. Cliff Compton & “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen
Compton runs through the crowd and nails Outlaw Inc. with chair shots as the bell sounds. Compton tosses the chair to Steen, who nails Homicide with it across the back. Steen with a chairshot off the apron to Homicide, while Compton with a chairshot to Kingston. Homicide & Steen have a chair fight, then Kingston sends Compton into the barricade. Steen grabs a Baltimore Orioles backpack from a fan and nails Homicide with it. Another chairshot by Kingston to Compton. Kingston chokes Steen with the chair, then Steen sends Kingston into the barricade while Compton does the same to Homicide. Chairshot across the back by Compton to Homicide while Steen with chairshots to Kingston. In the ring, Homicide with a right hand to Compton. Homicide crotches Compton with the chair while on the outside, Steen sends Kingston head-first into the ringpost. Homicide wedges a chair in-between the top and middle turnbuckles, then whips Compton hard into the chair! Homicide hot-shots Steen across the top rope, then wipes him out with the tope con hijo! Compton sends Kingston into the barricade. Chairshot to the ribs, then one to the back. In the ring, Steen with the Go-Home Driver to Homicide. Crowd chants for Steen as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Kingston with a chairshot to the back of Compton. Steen pulls out a ladder from underneath the ring and brings it into the ring. Steen props up the ladder in the corner, but Homicide slips off his shoulders. Homicide with a Tornado DDT on Steen for a nearfall. Steen blocks being sent onto the ladder, then backdrops Homicide onto the ladder, breaking it in half! Steen with a DDT on Kingston. Steen heads up top, but Kingston stops him. Kingston goes up with Steen, but Steen bites him. Kingston with the Backfist to the Future on Steen, sending him down to the outside. Compton with a DDT on Kingston. Compton drop toe holds Kingston onto a chair. Homicide with a double ear slap to Compton. Compton whips Homicide into the ladder in the corner! Power Driver by Compton to Kingston. Compton walks to the back, then comes back out with another ladder. Compton with a low blow and another DDT to Homicide. Compton places Homicide on the broken ladder, then climbs up the second ladder, but Kingston stops up and turns the ladder over, crotching Compton on the ropes. Gringo Cutter by Homicide to Steen on the ladder! Outlaw Inc. goes for the Doomsday Bulldog, but Steen slips out and sends Kingston into Homicide, crotching Homicide on the ropes. Low Blow by Steen to Kingston.
Steen lifts up Kingston, F-Cinq on the ladder!! 1-2-3!
Winners: Cliff Compton & “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen by pinfall (F-Cinq onto a ladder)
Afterwards, Steen extends his hand to Compton. Compton feigns shaking it, but shoos Steen off and leaves through the crowd. Outlaw Inc. looks like they are gonna attack Steen, but instead leave through the crowd, the same way Compton left as the show closes.