Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair
August 9, 2014
Dearborn, Michigan (Ford Community & Performing Arts Center)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Nigel McGuinness
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.

Rocky Romero vs. “The One” Adam Cole

Code of Honor before the bell. Romero backs Cole into the ropes and shoves him. Chain wrestling, then Cole knocks down Romero with a forearm. Strike exchange, then Romero pokes Cole in the eyes. Romero with a rana that sends Cole to the outside. Romero goes to the apron for a flying knee, but Cole avoids him. Romero gets back in, gets a head of steam and wipes out Cole with a tope suicida, with Romero crashing into the barricade! Back in, Romero with a leaping knee drop for a 1 count. Romero with a series of chops, then does some dancing. Cole appears to have a busted lip as he slips out of a Shiranui attempt by Romero. Cole runs into a back elbow, but as Romero goes to the middle rope, Cole sweeps out his leg and sends Romero crashing into the mat.

Cole sends Romero multiple times into the ringpost shoulder-first. They go outside and Cole sends Romero shoulder-first into the barricade, then yells out “ADAM COLE BAYBAY.” Cole sends Romero back in as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial as Romero slips out of a back suplex by Cole. Cole misses a clothesline and Romero does a Spidey move in the ropes. Cole charges in, but Romero avoids him, sending Cole to the outside. Romero goes out onto the apron and wipes out Cole with a flying knee! Back in, Cole slips out of another Shiranui attempt by Romero and hits a running elbow in the corner. Cole goes to the opposite corner to charge in, but Romero follows him in with a clothesline. Romero then hits the Forever clotheslines in the corner. Cole avoids one, but Romero TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT with a big clothesline! Romero places Cole across the top rope, then heads up top and hits a missile dropkick to the draped over Cole for a nearfall. Cole avoids a head kick and hits a kick to Romero’s leg. Cole drops down his kneepad, but Romero avoids a Shining Wizard and rolls up Cole for a nearfall. Romero misses a clothesline and Cole with a dropkick to the knees, followed by this time hitting the Shining Wizard for a nearfall. Cole goes to the middle rope, but Romero stops him with a dropkick to the knees. Romero springs to the top and takes down Cole with a Super Rana, followed by this time hitting the Shiranui for a nearfall. Romero then this time hits a head kick for a nearfall. Romero paintbrushes Cole in the back of the head, but Cole takes him down. Cole goes for the Figure Four, but Romero counters with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Cole blocks a leaping knee from Romero, but Romero slips out of the Brainbuster across the knee by Cole. Romero blocks a superkick by Cole, Cole misses a clothesline, Romero does another Spidey move in the ropes, but this time Cole thwarts it with a superkick! Cole this time hits the Brainbuster across the knee for a nearfall.

Figure Four locked in by Cole, Romero tries to reverse it, but Cole maintains the hold, Romero taps!

Winner: “The One” Adam Cole by submission (Figure Four)

Cole says to the camera afterwards that he will be a 2-time ROH World Champion and Michael Elgin knows that. You know in your heart of hearts that you can’t beat me twice and I will beat you again.


Adam Page w/Roderick Strong vs. “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa

Commentary mentions that Ciampa has changed his diet in the last few months, adding 20 pounds of mass. Ciampa goes to adhere to the Code of Honor with Page as the bell sounds, but Strong yells at Page to not adhere to it. Page misses a clothesline early and Ciampa takes a swing at Strong, who drops off the apron. Page rolls up Ciampa for a nearfall. Ciampa with a gut shot, then sends Page to the outside. Ciampa again goes after Strong, but it allows Page to pull down the top rope for a charging Ciampa, sending Ciampa to the outside. Page goes out onto the apron and wipes out Ciampa with a SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! Back in, Page with a running elbow in the corner, followed by a deadlift hammerlock back suplex for a nearfall. Page heads up top, but Ciampa drops down to avoid a crossbody. Ciampa with a big clothesline to Page, but Page counters Project Ciampa with a rana for a nearfall. Series of pin attempts back and forth by both men, then Ciampa locks Page in the Sicilian Stretch, Page gets to the ropes. Page rolls out to the apron and they exchange strikes. Page rakes the eyes of Ciampa, but as he comes back in, Ciampa kicks the ropes into Page, crotching him. Ciampa charges in, but Page flips back in and nails Ciampa with a clothesline. Page lifts up Ciampa for a slam, but Ciampa slips out. Page hits an enziguri, then hits an overhead backbreaker for a nearfall. Strong yells at Page for doing one of his backbreakers. The two have words and this allows Ciampa to roll up Page, into a Knockout Knee!


Winner: “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall (Project Ciampa)

Afterwards, Ciampa grabs a mic as Strong continues to berate Page. Ciampa says that there is a lot of people that like to call me crazy. What I see is crazy is the fact that every single guy in this company doesn’t have the balls to say exactly what it is they wanna say. Everybody in today’s society sugarcoats things, they’re scared to make one definitive statement and then live with their words. Well Michael Elgin, bullseye’s right there on your chest and you love it, you love the attention. Fact of the matter is, you thrive off it. You challenge every single former World Champion to come after your title. Not only that, you challenge anybody, Open Challenge after Open Challenge. The fact is, Michael Elgin, I’m pretty certain, you weren’t thinking about me every single time you said that. You weren’t thinking about the Sicilian Psychopath, I know that, I know you’ve overlooked me because every single damn SOB in this company has overlooked me since I stepped foot in a ROH ring!

All of a sudden, we hear someone say “complain, complain, complain.” Silas Young comes out onto the rampway. Silas says that Ciampa can say what he wants about Michael Elgin and his Open Challenge, but come August 22nd in Milwaukee, I’m walking in as the #1 Contender and I’m walking out the next ROH World Champion. And when that happens, there will be no more Open Challenges, guys are gonna have their opportunities and I realized that to a lot of people, earning an opportunity is a foreign concept and quite frankly, Tommaso, I don’t think you got what it takes.

Silas gets in the ring, but Ciampa says “Wrong!” and nails Silas with a headbutt. Ciampa sends Silas off the ropes, but Silas slides out to the outside as we go to commercial.


We see video from the “Aftershock” event in Hopkins, Minnesota back on July 12th with the 6-Man battle between Michael Elgin & War Machine against the Kingdom that ended in DQ, Elgin challenging Matt Hardy to a ROH World Title match for the main event, Hardy relinqushing the I.C.O.N.I.C. Title to Maria Kanellis and Elgin defeating Hardy to retain the ROH World Title.

Main Event for the Ring of Honor World Title: Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly w/Bobby Fish vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin (c)

Before the match, Elgin grabs a mic. Elgin says that this mic in my hands means for Fish to shut up. I got all too used to the numbers game to get the ROH World Title and since we’re in Dearborn, just across the river is Windsor, so I made a call to my mentor, my good friend is gonna make sure Fish stays out of my business, Tyson Dux. Fish yells at Nigel for knowing about this and Nigel says he did, Fish then wonders why he didn’t get any e-mails.

Code of Honor before the bell. Elgin has his left quadricep taped up. Chain wrestling early, then O’Reilly with a side headlock, but no one goes down off a shoulder tackle. O’Reilly with a leg kick, a knee to the ribs and a forearm, but Elgin comes back with a shoulder tackle. Elgin catches O’Reilly dropping down and hits a leg roll-up for a nearfall. Elgin with a knee to the ribs, but O’Reilly slips out of a suplex, takes Elgin down, walks across him, but Elgin catches a leaping O’Reilly with a powerslam for a nearfall. Elgin lifts up O’Reilly in a Canadian Backbreaker, then drives him ribs-first into the top turnbuckle. Elgin with a running knee to the back of O’Reilly, but Fish pulls O’Reilly out to the outside. Elgin goes out onto the apron and hits O’Reilly with a flying shoulder tackle. Back in, Elgin heads up top, but Fish grabs his leg. Dux pulls Fish off the apron, but it allows O’Reilly to arm whip Elgin off the turnbuckles. O’Reilly drives Elgin’s arm across his own shoulder as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial as O’Reilly hammerlocks Elgin down, then goes to the middle rope and hits a knee drop to the hammerlocked arm for a 1 count. O’Reilly with kicks to the arm, but Elgin with forearms. O’Reilly drives Elgin’s arm across his own shoulder multiple times, but Elgin with more forearms. O’Reilly charges in, but Elgin catches him with a Bossman Slam. Elgin with more forearms using his good arm, then Fish grabs O’Reilly as O’Reilly was being sent off the ropes. Elgin runs into a boot by O’Reilly as Dux again pulls Fish off the apron. O’Reilly misses a clothesline and Elgin with a dropkick through the ropes, wiping out Fish! O’Reilly misses another clothesline to Elgin on the apron and Elgin with an enziguri to the back of O’Reilly’s head. Elgin with a Slingshot Splash, but clutches his arm. Deadlift German by Elgin for a nearfall. Elgin tries to get the blood flowing back in his arm. Elgin goes for a suplex, but O’Reilly fights out with knees to the head. Elgin avoids a charge and hits a big forearm to the back of O’Reilly’s head. Elgin with a swinging Urnangi for a nearfall. Elgin goes for the Buckle Bomb, but O’Reilly drives Elgin into the corner. Elgin tries again, but O’Reilly counters out into a front guillotine choke. Elgin tries to get free by driving O’Reilly into the corner, but O’Reilly keeps the hold maintained. Elgin finally counters out with a Northern Lights. Elgin runs into a boot by O’Reilly, then O’Reilly with a satelitte DDT for a nearfall. O’Reilly goes to lock in ARMageddon, but Elgin clasps his hands to block it. O’Reilly switches to a Triangle, then fights out of an Elgin power clean with elbows to the head. O’Reilly hits Axe & Smash, but Elgin rolls through a Backdrop Driver attempt and hits a deadlift Powerbomb! Elgin goes again for the Buckle Bomb, but O’Reilly takes him down and locks back in ARMageddon! Fish pulls away the bottom rope to prevent Elgin from reaching the ropes, but Dux chases him off. Elgin finally gets to the ropes. O’Reilly with a series of chest kicks, but Elgin yells at O’Reilly to bring it. Strike exchange, then O’Reilly blocks a chop and hits a spinning back to the ribs, but then Elgin with a spinning backfist! Elgin avoids a head kick by O’Reilly, then goes for a rip-chord forearm, but O’Reilly counters it and locks back in the front guillotine choke! Elgin counters out of that quickly with a sit-out Shouten Kai!


Back from commercial as Elgin with forearms to O’Reilly, who is on the apron. Elgin goes to the middle rope and goes for the deadlift superplex, but O’Reilly blocks it and arm whips Elgin down off the ropes again. O’Reilly heads up top, but Elgin stops him with an enziguri. Elgin goes up top with O’Reilly and goes for a Super Death Valley Driver, but O’Reilly fights out with elbows. O’Reilly then locks Elgin in an Arm Triangle ON THE TOP ROPE! Elgin counters out with a Super Power Clean!!

ELGIN BOMB!! 1-2-3!

Winner and STILL Ring of Honor World Champion: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin by pinfall (Elgin Bomb)

Afterwards, Silas Young runs out and sends Dux into the ringpost. Silas gets in the ring and attacks Elgin from behind. Silas rains in right hands on Elgin, then Tommaso Ciampa runs out and goes after Silas in the corner. Adam Cole then runs out and begins stomping away at Elgin, choking him in the ropes. This brings out Cedric Alexander, who goes after Cole. Here comes the Briscoes, who stomp away at Cole in the corner as Ciampa throws Silas to the outside. This brings out War Machine, who begin brawling with the Briscoes. Cedric continues to work over Cole in the corner, while Ciampa works over Silas on the outside. Multiple referees & attendants run out to try & break this up, but to no avail. All of a sudden, Mark Briscoe heads up top and wipes out a bunch of wrestlers & referees on the outside with a Moonsault! Cedric gets a head of steam and wipes out EVERYONE with a flip dive! Adam Cole gets back in and grabs the ROH World Title belt. Cole goes to hit Elgin with it, but Elgin avoids it and hits a spinning backfist! Elgin lifts up Cole and POWERBOMBS HIM ONTO EVERYONE ON THE OUTSIDE!! Elgin stands tall in the ring as the show closes.