Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair (Death Before Dishonor XII Edition #2)
September 20, 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Turners Hall)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
We start with a promo by the Addiction. Christopher Daniels says that ever since we were little kids, we have watched pro wrestling. At first, it was just a little bit, just a taste, drinking it in before we even knew what we were watching. But, as we got older, we needed it more and more and it didn’t matter where we got it, whether it be from Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Memphis, World Class. At first, it might have been all of those places, but soon, it was all of those places and then, we started dabbling in the international stuff, a little but of Lucha here, a little bit of Japan, the European stuff. It didn’t matter where we got it from, it just mattered that we got it. We were addicted to it and then it became a point where watching it wasn’t enough for us, we had to do it. So, we started doing, at first, just a little bit at a time, but soon, we were doing it all the time. Two times, three times, four times a week, even more and just like when we were watching it, we started doing it everywhere and then, along came Ring of Honor. It didn’t take long for us to realize that when we needed it really, really bad, when we wanted it so bad that we could taste it, Ring of Honor was the best time to get it. You see, that was the place were the pure stuff was. The rush that we got from being in a Ring of Honor ring was the best we ever felt and each time was better than the last and its just not like that for us, its like that for all those fans out there as well. See, they’ve got that hunger, they’ve got that need and we see it in their eyes, we realize that they need us to feed that need, to satiate that hunger, they need to see us against the best of the best in that ring and the look in their eyes, that rush that they feel when they watch us walk that aisle, when they watch us do that dance, when they watch us win and win and win again, that’s how I know that we’re not the addicts anymore, they are the addicts and us, we’re the Addiction.
We see the usual intro, then Caprice Coleman joins commentary for the opening match.
The Kingdom (“The One” Adam Cole & Michael Bennett) w/”The First Lady of Ring of Honor” Maria Kanellis vs. The Addiction (“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
Commentary mentions the Kingdom’s win at the G-1 Climax Finals in Seibu Dome back in August. Code of Honor before the bell. Daniels & Cole start. Crowd chants for Daniels. Cole works over Daniels’ arm and yells at him to “give up, old man.” Daniels counters out with a side headlock takeover. Cole gets to the ropes and Daniels breaks. Bennett complains to the ref. Cole backs Daniels into the corner and stomps away at him, then yells out “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” Cole catches Daniels with a back elbow for a 1 count. Series of forearms by Cole, Daniels goes up & over and hits Cole with a hiptoss & a slam. Addiction ping-pong Cole back and forth with right hands. Kazarian in, leapfrog/right hand combo. Kazarian with a slingshot leg drop to Cole. Bennett comes in, but the Addiction hit him with a drop toe hold/basement Northern Lariat/elbow drop combo. Addiction send Bennett over the ropes and to the outside, wiping out Cole in the process. Daniels wipes out Bennett with a slingshot plancha, but Cole avoids Kazarian, who goes to the apron. Cole motions that he is one step ahead of Kazarian, but then Kazarian wipes out Cole with a clothesline off the apron! Daniels sends Bennett off the apron, then back into the ring. Gut shot/flipping neckbreaker/Lionsault combo by the Addiction on Bennett for a nearfall.
Back from commercial as Daniels with a right hand to Bennett. Running elbow in the corner by Daniels, but Cole makes a blind tag. Bennett misses a right hand on Daniels, but Cole drop toe holds Daniels into the ropes. Bennett takes a shot at Kazarian on the apron, then while the ref is distracted, Maria rakes the eyes of Daniels from the outside. Bennett with a spinebuster to Daniels and Cole makes a cover, but the ref is with Kazarian. Cole gains a nearfall. Neckbreaker by Cole to Daniels for a nearfall. Daniels sent into Bennett’s out-stretched boot in the corner. Bennett in, series of shoulders to the ribs of Daniels. Bennett goes for a suplex, but Daniels counters with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Bennett comes back with a dropkick for a nearfall. Cole in as Daniels fights back on Bennett. Chinlock applied by Cole on Daniels. Crowd wills on Daniels. Daniels fights back, but Cole drives him into his corner. Cole trash talks Daniels, but Daniels fights out of the Kingdom corner and hits Cole with a STO, both men down. Bennett in, but Daniels kicks him off. Maria then pulls Kazarian off the apron to prevent Daniels from making a tag. Bennett with a big right hand to Daniels, then unloads with right hands from the mount. Forearm and a back elbow by Bennett, but Daniels slips out of a backbreaker attempt. Bennett misses a clothesline and Daniels tags in Kazarian.
Bennett misses another clothesline and Kazarian knocks Cole off the apron. Flying forearm & a dropkick by Kazarian to Bennett. Bennett misses another clothesline and Kazarian hits a springboard back elbow. Cole in, but Kazarian sends him face-first off the middle turnbuckle. Kazarian avoids a corner charge by Bennett, heads up top and hits a flying clothesline for a nearfall. Cole with a knee to the back of Kazarian from the apron, but Kazarian with a right hand, then slingshots Cole in and catches him on the way down with an Ace Crusher. Kazarian sends Bennett into the out-stretched boot of Daniels in the corner, then Daniels with an inverted Curb Stomp to Bennett off the middle rope, but Cole breaks up the pin. Cole hiptosses Daniels over the ropes and to the outside. Bennett leapfrogs over Kazarian, then Cole with a superkick, followed by Bennett hitting a Spear on Kazarian for a nearfall. Daniels with a jawbreaker to Cole, then gets Kazarian free off Bennett’s shoulders. All 4 men exchange right hands in the corner. Kingdom goes to send the Addiction into one another, but Daniels reverses the whip and Kazarian with a sit-out clothesline to Bennett. Cole goes for a superkick, but Kazarian catches it and spins Cole around right into a palm strike by Daniels. Kazarian clotheslines Cole to the outside. Maria gets on the apron, but misses a slap to Daniels and the Addiction knock her off the apron and into Cole on the outside, wiping them out.
Reverse suplex/Gutbuster combo by the Addiction on Bennett for the win.
Winners: The Addiction by pinfall (Reverse Suplex/Gutbuster combo)
The Addiction celebrate their win afterwards.
We go to a promo from Silas Young. Silas says that Michael Elgin likes to talk a lot about how guys have to prepare for matches with you, how you are the hardest working guy in Ring of Honor, no one trains harder than Michael Elgin. Well, even well-trained athletes fail and that’s exactly what’s gonna happen to you, Michael Elgin. Every athlete has an expiration date and your expiration date is tonight.
Before the main event, Silas grabs a mic and says to Elgin that he hopes he spent the last few weeks sleeping with that title, spending every spare minute you got with it because when you decided you wanted to be a wrestling champion and decided that you wanted to give a shot at your title to the last real man in pro wrestling, you basically put yourself on a timeline for defeat. You see, the problem with a guy like you is that you grew up some average kid you worked harder than anyone else to be the athlete you wanted to be and I’ll give you this, Elgin, your work ethic shows of the wrestling machine that you have become. But, don’t get it confused for one second, you are not unbreakable. Even with all the hard work, you are just average, just like these average people in their average town, living their average lives who think that for the simple reason that I live in the same city as they do, that we have some kind of connection. We have no connection. Its real simple, Elgin, I am greatness and you are average and tonight, when I beat you for this title, its gonna finally afford me the one thing that I’ve been wanting for years and that’s to move out of this s**thole of a town!
Main Event for the Ring of Honor World Title: “The Last Real Man” Silas Young vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin (c)
Code of Honor before the bell, but then Silas attacks Elgin as the bell sounds, with gut kicks, right hands and shoulders to the ribs. Elgin sends Silas hard into the corner, then hits a slam. Elgin sends Silas to the outside. Elgin sends Silas into the barricade multiple times. Elgin trash talks Silas, then goes for a piledriver, but Silas counters by backdropping Elgin onto the entrance ramp!
Before we go back to the match, we go to a promo from Caprice Coleman. Coleman asks what prophets a man to gain the whole wide world and lose his soul? Jay Lethal, I watched you from the beginning and we’ve been together a long time and you changed your course in life and changed the people that you hang around, like Truth Martini. Truth Martini, I kinda want to compare our Books of Truth because I think there are some differences inside of them. Now, Jay Lethal, you are a different man and you got a mouth made for shutting and a face made for radio. I gotta beat you before the ratings go down and become the new Television Champion.
Back from commercial as Silas chokes Elgin in the ropes. Silas pulls at Elgin’s face, then hits a chop. Elgin blocks a whip, but Silas with a gut kick. Elgin misses a clothesline, but catches Silas off a crossbody, then muscles him up into a 40-second delayed suplex for a nearfall. Silas rolls out onto the apron as Elgin goes to the middle rope. Elgin goes for the delayed superplex, but Silas crotches him. Silas gets back in and hits a draping backstabber. Series of elbow drops by Silas for a nearfall. Silas taunts the crowd, but Elgin slips out of a neckbreaker and sends Silas into the corner. Silas avoids a charge by Elgin, but Elgin blocks a back suplex. Silas slips out of a back suplex, but Elgin sends him to the outside. Elgin with a head of steam, but Silas gets back in and lifts up Elgin. Elgin slips out, then lifts up Silas, but Silas slips out. Silas then sends Elgin shoulder-first into the ringpost. Silas presses his foot against the head of Elgin and continues to taunt the crowd. Silas kicks at Elgin, then hits a back club. Elgin fights back with gut shots, but Silas with a series of right hands. Elgin with a big forearm, but then Silas locks in a Sleeper. Elgin gets free by driving Silas into the corner multiple times. Silas leaps onto Elgin’s back, but Elgin takes him down. Elgin with a series of forearms, but Silas avoids a discus forearm. Elgin trips up Silas, then goes to the apron and hits a slingshot splash. Elgin runs into a boot, but Silas misses a clothesline and Elgin hits an enziguri. Elgin goes to the middle rope and hits a 2nd Rope Codebreaker for a nearfall.
Back from commercial as Silas rolls out onto the apron again. Elgin sends Silas into the turnbuckles, then goes to the middle rope again for the deadlift superplex. Silas slips out and hits Elgin with a series of back clubs. Silas goes up with Elgin, but Elgin blocks a Super German and knocks Silas off the apron. Silas then sweeps out Elgin’s legs, sending Elgin crashing into the mat. TKO by Silas for a nearfall. Silas lifts up Elgin, but Elgin slips out. Elgin catches a boot by Silas in the corner, swings him around and hits a discus forearm to the back of Silas’ head. Elgin lifts up Silas in Torture Rack position and hits a sit-out Burning Hammer for a nearfall. Elgin with a series of clothesline shots to the front & back of Silas. Silas comes back with a forearm, but Elgin with one of his own. Elgin sends Silas onto the apron, but Silas with a shoulder to the ribs. Silas tiger flips back in and hits a clothesline, but Elgin does not go down. Elgin then blocks a clothesline and rolls through a backslide, but Silas with a front kick. Elgin with another forearm, but then Silas TURNS ELGIN INSIDE OUT with a clothesline for a nearfall. Silas heads up top with Elgin, but Elgin blocks a superplex. Silas with a series of back clubs, but Elgin with gut shots. Elgin lifts up Silas and hits a SUPER DEATH VALLEY DRIVER for a nearfall.
Back from commercial as we hear dueling chants by the crowd. Elgin misses a clothesline, but hits a left-arm lariat. Elgin goes for the Buckle Bomb, but Silas lifts him up and hits the Finlay Roll! PEE GEE WAJA PLUNGE!! 1-2……..ELGIN KICKS OUT!! SILAS CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Silas goes to the outside and pulls out a table from the underneath the ring. Silas sets up the table on an angle on the outside of the ring. Silas goes to suplex Elgin over the ropes and through the table, but Elgin blocks it and hits a kneelift. Elgin heads up top and hits a SOMERSAULT LEG DROP to Silas, who was draped across the ropes, sending him to the outside. Elgin with a head of steam, but Silas stops him by NAILING ELGIN WITH THE TABLE! Silas sets up the table regularly and drags Elgin onto the apron. Elgin blocks a powerbomb, but Silas with a gut kick. Elgin then with a gut kick that sends Silas back into the ring. Silas with a series of right hands, then charges, but Elgin catches him with a knee. Elgin gets back in as Silas charges, but Elgin catches him and OVER HEAD BELLY-TO-BELLIES SILAS OVER THE ROPES AND THROUGH THE TABLE!! “ROH” chants by the crowd. Elgin gets Silas back in, but Silas surprises Elgin with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Elgin rolls through a Sunset Flip attempt, but Silas slips out of another Buckle Bomb attempt and hits another Finlay Roll. Silas goes again for the Pee Gee Waja Plunge, but as he is doing his headstand on the turnbuckles, Elgin gets up and DRILLS Silas with a spinning backfist!
BUCKLE BOMB, ELGIN BOMB!! 1-2-3!
Winner and STILL Ring of Honor World Champion: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin by pinfall (Elgin Bomb)
Afterwards, Elgin goes to adhere to the Code of Honor, but Silas refuses and leaves the ring as the show closes.