Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair
December 20, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

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

“Mr. Ring of Honor” Roderick Strong vs. “The Greek God” Papadon

This is Papadon’s ROH TV debut. Code of Honor before the bell. Shoulder tackle by Papadon, Strong with a lucha roll-up for 2. Papadon with chops, Strong with a leg lariat for 2. Crowd chants for Strong. Papadon fights out of a half-nelson backbreaker attempt. Strong catches a boot, brings Papadon out of the corner with a backbreaker for 2. Papadon slips out of the Gibson Driver, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker/side slam combo gets 2. Strong with a knee to fight out of a suplex, enziguri, but Papadon crotches him on the middle rope. Running uppercut, draping DDT gets Papadon another 2. Papadon argues with referee Gino Colucci. Chest kicks by Papadon, Strong avoids a head kick. Leaping knee by Strong, followed by a rolling elbow.

End of Heartache gets Strong the win.

Winner: “Mr. Ring of Honor” Roderick Strong by pinfall (End of Heartache)

Strong says to the camera afterwards that his climb back to the top starts now. Anybody who is World Champion, your ass is mine! Code of Honor adhered to as we go to commercial.


We see video from the November 15th Glory by Honor XII live event in San Antonio when Michael Elgin attacked War Machine from behind during an interview segment with the still-injured Raymond Rowe leading to our next match.

Grudge Match: “The War Beard” Hanson vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin

Elgin comes out with new music and his personal cameraman. Before the bell, Elgin grabs a mic and says its seems like my message has been misinterpreted. My issue is with Ring of Honor, none of you sitting out there and nobody sitting back there, unless you get in my way. Everything I say and everything I do is because I wanna say it and because I wanna do it. Hanson, as we stand here, I get that feeling that these people wanna see a fight. Well, I came here for a fight.

Bell sounds and they slug it out. Hanson gets advantage, Elgin goes to the knee. No one goes down off multiple shoulder tackle attempts. Elgin clotheslines Hanson to the outside, but Hanson pulls Elgin out and into the barricade. Hanson with a head of steam, tope suicida wipes out Elgin! Hanson is all fired up. Crowd chants for Hanson. Back in, Hanson drapes Elgin across the top rope, series of chest clubs. Elgin fights out with knees, Hanson with a clothesline. Elgin with an enziguri, calls for a clothesline, Hanson blocks it. Hanson sidesteps a backdrop with the cartwheel clothesline for 2. Hanson goes for the Spin Kick of Doom, Elgin counters it with a powerbomb. Hanson goes onto the apron, Elgin grabs him. Strike exchange, Hanson with the advantage. Hanson goes back in, Elgin kicks the middle rope into Hanson, crotching him. Top Rope Somersault legdrop by Elgin across the draped over Hanson. Top Rope Splash by Elgin for a close 2. Elgin can’t believe it!

Elgin goes for his new Double Arm DDT, but Hanson blocks it and drives he & Elgin through the ropes and to the outside. Right hand, knee to the ribs by Hanson, sends Elgin into the barricade. Hanson pulls up the ring mats, exposing the concrete. Elgin with a knee, pulls up more of the ring mats. Elgin goes for the Double Arm DDT, but Hanson counters with a Back Body Drop on the exposed concrete! Hanson pulls out a table from underneath the ring. Elgin’s cameraman leaps onto Hanson’s back, but Hanson fights him off, sends him into the barricade. Elgin nails Hanson in the head with the table. Elgin sets up the table, sends Hanson face-first off of it. Elgin brings Hanson onto the apron, DOUBLE ARM DDT THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

Referee calls for the bell.

No Contest

Elgin goes to the commentary table afterwards and says that he told them that he will do what he wants to do, when he wants to do it. Elgin leaves as Hanson gets to his feet, refusing medical help as we go to commercial.


Caprice Coleman & Will Ferrara vs. The Brutal Burgers (“Brutal” Bob Evans & Cheeseburger)

Code of Honor before the bell. Ferrara & Cheeseburger start. Cravate by Ferrara, Cheeseburger fights out. Ferrara goes back to the cravate, Cheeseburger flips out of a snapmare. Ferrara rolls through a Sunset Flip, Cheeseburger slips out of a suplex, Ferrara blocks an armdrag, Cheeseburger hits it on the second attempt. Crowd chants for Cheeseburger. Cheeseburger works over Ferrara’s arm, Evans tags in. Evans with a takeover, armbar applied, Ferrara quickly gets to the ropes. Evans with a lifting wristlock takeover, Cheeseburger tags in. Double slam by Brutal Burgers, then Evans slams Cheeseburger onto Ferrara for 1. Side headlock applied by Cheeseburger, Coleman tags in. Stereo armdrags by Coleman & Ferrara to Cheeseburger, followed by a double hiptoss. Evans in, misses a double clothesline, gets nailed with a double dropkick. Coleman slams Cheeseburger for 2. Ferrara in, double sledge to Cheeseburger. Cheeseburger blocks a snap suplex, but Ferrara muscles him over with a suplex for 2. Cheeseburger slips out of a slam, slides under the legs, Evans tags in. Back elbow and a clothesline by Ferrara do not knock Evans down, then he catches Ferrara and hits a lifting armbreaker across the shoulder. Fujiwara Armbar applied, Coleman breaks it up. Evans knocks Coleman to the outside, running shoulder tackle to Ferrara. Cheeseburger tags in, Brutal Burgers go for their Double Stunner, Coleman breaks it up. Trinity by Coleman to Evans.

Release German by Ferrara to Cheeseburger for the win.

Winners: Caprice Coleman & Will Ferrara by pinfall (Release German)

Coleman & Ferrara celebrate their win afterwards, then leave as in the ring, Evans yells at Cheeseburger for losing, then shoves him down. Evans is upset at what he did and helps Cheeseburger back to his feet. Evans apologizes to Cheeseburger and hugs him, but we see that Evans still has a scowl on his face. Brutal Burgers leave as we go to commercial.


Main Event in a No Disqualification Match: Cedric Alexander vs. “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa

We see video from last month on ROH TV when Ciampa used a tag rope to submit Alexander, but was caught, giving Alexander the win via reverse decision, causing Ciampa to attack Alexander with a chair after the match, leading to the match tonight.

Before the bell, Ciampa pulls 2 chairs from underneath the ring and throws it into the ring, then hands one of the chairs to Alexander and tells the ref to ring the bell. Alexander puts down the chair as the bell sounds, avoids a chair shot by Ciampa and hits a series of chops. Alexander avoids another chair shot, then they nail each other with the chairs at the same time multiple times, with the chairs slamming into each other. Ciampa with a big boot, Alexander with a dropkick that sends Ciampa outside. Alexander sends Ciampa into the barricade. More chops by Alexander, Ciampa sends him face-first off the apron. Ciampa grabs a trash can, but Alexander with a gut shot. Back in, Ciampa catches Alexander off a springboard, but Alexander with a Windmill Kick that sends Ciampa back outside. Alexander with a head of steam, but as he starts to dive, Ciampa throws the trash can at Alexander, sending Alexander to the outside. Crowd chants for Ciampa as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial as Ciampa pulls at Alexander’s face against the barricade. Ciampa grabs a chair and neckties it around Alexander’s head, then sends him into the ringpost. Ciampa throws the trash can into the ring, then Alexander drives Ciampa back-first into the ringpost. Back in, Ciampa places the trash can over Alexander’s head in the corner. Ciampa then with 2 Running Knockout Knees to the trash can, followed by a running hestitation dropkick for 2. Ciampa goes to the rampway and unhinges one of the guardrails, bringing it into the ring, but Alexander with a running dropkick through the ropes to Ciampa. Alexander unloads with right hands and stomps to Ciampa. Alexander throws in 2 more chairs into the ring, then fastballs another one into the head of Ciampa. 2 more chairs are thrown in by Alexander as he gets back in. Alexander drives a bunch of chairs on top of Ciampa, then unloads with a bunch of chairshots to the arm of Ciampa for 2. Alexander sets up an open chair, then drives another into the ribs of Ciampa. Alexander drives the chair into the kidneys of Ciampa, then sets up 3 more open chairs. Alexander grabs the guardrail and places it across the open chairs. Alexander places Ciampa on the guardrail and heads up top as Corino on commentary mentions being sent to the hospital 2 years ago by Jay Briscoe after crashing through a guardrail. Ciampa stops Alexander on the top, then heads up with him. “Please don’t die” chants by the crowd as Ciampa SUPERPLEXES ALEXANDER THROUGH THE GUARDRAIL!!!


Back from commercial as Ciampa begins unhinging the apron on the outside. Alexander knocks Ciampa off the apron, then gets a head of steam and wipes out Ciampa with a BIG flip dive! Back in, Top Rope Frog Splash by Alexander gets a close 2. Alexander places a chair across Ciampa, heads up top, Top Rope Frog Splash onto the chair with Ciampa’s arms stuck in the chair!! 1-2…..CIAMPA KICKS OUT!! ALEXANDER CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Alexander pulls up the padding in the one corner of the ring that Ciampa unhinged, exposing the wood underneath. Ciampa spits in Alexander’s face, Alexander nails him with a chair to the ribs in the corner. Alexander with more stomps to Ciampa, then ties a bungee cord across the neck of Ciampa and latches the cord onto the top turnbuckle, causing Ciampa’s head to be stuck against the top turnbuckle in the corner, not being able to move. Alexander then hits a series of Concussions on Delivery to the tied up Ciampa, who had nowhere to go! Alexander grabs Ciampa, but Ciampa BRAINBUSTERS ALEXANDER ACROSS AN OPEN CHAIR!!! 1-2….ALEXANDER KICKS OUT!! “This is awesome” chants by the crowd as both men are down and referee Todd Sinclair starts his 10 count. Slap fight between the two from their knees, then to their feet. Ciampa avoids another Windmill Kick, Knockout Knee! Ciampa places Alexander up top.


Winner: “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall (Draping Neckbreaker across Exposed Wood)

Multiple referees and ring attendants check on both men, who are still down afterwards as the show closes.