4/7 Ring of Honor Wrestling TV Recap
Apr 8, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Ring of Honor Wrestling Recap
By Cody A. Springer
Match #1: The Young Bucks vs. TJ Perkins & Shiloh Jonze
We start off with Matt and Shiloh. Matt throws Shiloh in the corner for Nick to pull his hair as Matt goes to TJ and gets in a shot. Matt hits a snapmare to Shiloh and a tag to Nick. Nick off the ropes gets a boot to the midsection. Shiloh hits a headscissors and an armdrag into an armbar. Shiloh tags in TJ who works the arm and transitions in to an abdominal stretch. Matt comes in and breaks up the stretch. TJ gets whipped, catches himself in the ropes and then moves out of the way of a charging Matt, who falls to the outside. TJ with a tag to Shiloh. Shiloh nails an uppercut and a leg lariat, followed by a top rope fist. Shiloh covers and two. Matt calls Shiloh a dork and holds the ropes so Shiloh goes out to the apron. Matt holds Shiloh’s head with his feet so Nick can land a sick dropkick. Nick hits TJ, who comes in and distracts the refs as The Bucks pose. Nick drives Shiloh’s head in to the corner and tags matt. Matt to the top rope, hits a double foot stomp to the back of a bending Shiloh. Cover and two. Another cover and two. Another and still two. Matt with a suplex and only two. Matt locks in a front facelock on Shiloh. Matt then clobbers the back of Shiloh Jonze, and follows up with a cover and two. Matt whips Shiloh who catches himself. The Bucks go for lariats on Shiloh, but miss several. Shiloh tags in TJ who comes in like a house of fire. TJ knocks Nick down from the top rope, and goes for Matt, who catches him with a knee. Matt goes for a Tornado DDT, but TJ flips out of it. TJ hits knees to Matt in the corner and then charges to the other corner to hit a huge dropkick on Nick. TJ charges Matt again, who goes for a superkick that gets blocked and reversed into a reverse neckbreaker from TJ. Shiloh in with forearms and a leg lariat to Matt. Nick goes out to the apron for a move, but gets hit by a kick from Shiloh. TJ runs in and hits a huge suicide dive on Nick, and Shiloh hits a huge spinning kick on Matt and covers for two. Shiloh goes to the top rope but gets held by Nick. Perkins comes in to neutralize Nick but gets hit with a huge superkick, but gets met with a kick from Shiloh. Shiloh leaps off the top rope but gets hit with a superkick from Matt. The Bucks land More Bang for Your Buck and get the three.
Winners: The Young Bucks
We recap the rivalry of sorts between Matt Taven and Mike Mondo.
Match #2: Matt Taven vs. Mike Mondo
We go for the code of honor, and Mondo gets a slap to the face from Taven. The bells sounds and the two men start to brawl. Mondo drives Taven in the corner as they both tear in to one another. Mondo whips Taven off and gets met with a huge right hand from Taven. Taven sends Mondo over the top rope to the outside. Mondo gets on the apron but gets knocked off several times by Taven. Mondo throws out Taven, who skins the cat back in. Mondo turns around into a running forearm from Taven. Taven goes for a bally to back suplex, and Mondo lands on his feet, landing hard on his ankle. Mondo looks as if he’s hurt. Taven goes to the outside, and Mondo catches him and drives him back and forth between two guard rails as Mondo rolls back in the ring. Mondo goes back to the outside and drives Taven’s head in to the guard rail several times before rolling him back in the ring and covering for two. Mondo gets a rear chinlock in as the crowd helps Taven battle out of it. Taven charges Mondo, who throws Taven to the outside. Mondo charges and leaps off the apron but gets caught and slammed to the floor. Taven then throws Mondo in the the barricade and then in to the ring post. Taven hits a vertical suplex on Mondo on the ramp. Taven rolls Mondo back in the ring and goes up top. Taven hits a huge crossbody for two. Taven hits a stomp to the knee and then goes up top and goes for a big splash, but gets caught by Mondo. Mondo hits the double arm DDT for the three.
Winner: Mike Mondo
Inside ROH: Instead of our regular Inside ROH, we are taken to a press conference for Border Wars in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ROH COO Joe Koff, Jim Cornette and Davey Richards talk excitedly about the show. Fit Finlay and Rhino are confirmed to be on the show, as well as all the Ring of Honor Championships being on the line. Davey is interrupted by Professional Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare, Kevin Steen. Kevin asks if Cornette is going to deny the fans what they want, because the match everybody’s been wanting to see since he’s been back is Kevin Steen vs. Davey Richards for the ROH World Championship. Davey says that if Cornette doesn’t give him a match with Kevin Steen in Toronto, then he can have the ROH Championship belt back, and that Davey will go to Japan. Davey says Kevin can even bring his piledriver. Jim finally caves and the Main Event of Border Wars is Kevin Steen vs. Davey Richards for the Ring of Honor World Championship!
Main Event – March Mayhem Final Four Way: Adam Cole vs. Mike Bennett w/ Brutal Bob & Maria vs. Jay Lethal vs. Tommaso Ciampa w/ Embassy Ltd.
Jay doesn’t wait for the introduction and goes right after Ciampa. We have our introductions and the match begins. Lethal goes right after Ciampa, and starts tearing into him. Lethal ducks a lariat and whips Ciampa but it gets reversed and Ciampa gets a dropkick from Lethal. Bennett gets in the ring and the two tie up. Bennett goes for a hip toss, but Jay reverses in to one of his own and hits a dropkick for two. Ciampa is back on the apron and yells at Lethal. Lethal tags in Cole. Bennett locks in a standing side headlock. Cole reverses it into a hammerlock which turns in to a headlock of Cole’s own. Bennett slams Cole out of it. Cole ducks a lariat and hits an inverted atomic drop, followed by a dropkick and a two count. Cole with a snapmare, followed by a dropkick to a seated Bennett and two. Cole with a chop to Bennett and a tag to Lethal. Lethal in with a huge axehandle to Bennett and a chop. Lethal whips Bennett who stops on the ropes. Lethal slides under him on the outside and slides Bennett out before laying in to him. Ciampa quickly to the outside starts laying in to Lethal. Cole climbs up top and hits a huge splash to all three men. We go to commercial.
We return with Ciampa and Lethal laying in to each other. Ciampa hits a huge lariat on Lethal for two. Ciampa has Lethal on his knees and lays in to him with elbows, but Lethal starts to rile up. Lethal starts to battle back. Ciampa hits a huge Russian Legsweep for two. Lethal goes for the springboard elbow, but Ciampa hits a huge dropkick and stops it. Bennett tags Ciampa and both men stare down. Lethal back up, both Bennett and Ciampa whip Lethal. Lethal kicks Ciampa and Bennett goes for a lariat but Lethal ducks, hitting the Lethal Injection for the three. Ciampa in quickly with a huge knock out knee and the three on Lethal. Ciampa and Bennett are both eliminated. Cole slowly climbs back in the ring to a waiting Ciampa. Ciampa kicks Cole in the head and sets him in the corner and hits the knee. Ciampa goes for another and hits it. Ciampa goes for another but Cole up quickly with the superkick! Cole goes for a huge suicide dive, but Ciampa catches him and hits a Kryptonite Krunch. Ciampa rolls Cole back in and covers for two. Ciampa can’t believe it. Ciampa sets up for Project Ciampa, but Cole gets out of it and locks in a sleeper. Ciampa fights out, but Cole hits a huge superkick to the back of the head and locks in a rear naked choke. Ciampa looks like he’s out, but Ciampa stiffens up stands up and drives Cole in to the turnbuckle. Ciampa hits a back elbow and charges off the ropes, but Cole hits an elbow. Cole goes up top for the crossbody, but Lethal is back out to get some of Ciampa. Ciampa falls back on the ropes and knocks Cole down. Ciampa hits Project Ciampa for the three.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa
Next week, we will have highlights from Showdown in the Sun including the Triple Threat Showdown between Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards and Roderick Strong.