Best in the World
Jun 24, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
From Sean Banner:
Hammerstein Ballroom is the setting…
Nigel McGuinness is way over. (He is on commentary with Kevin Kelly)
Briscoe brothers out to start their match. Truth Martini out to introduce his mystery team. Two masked men come out introduced as the Guardians of Truth. Martini teases removing the masks, and reveals two similar black masks, and the match starts.
The Briscoes defeated the masked men in 5:53 after a forward roll by Jay Briscoe.
Homicide defeated Eddie Edwards in 12:38 with a Gringo Killer.
In a Hybrid Fighting Rules Match, where the ways to win were pin, submission and KO, Adam Cole defeated Kyle O’Reilly in 12:40 with a figure 4 leglock. The corner of Cole’s lip was split, and two teeth were knocked out. (A very graphic and bloody match)
Michael Elgin defeated Fit Finlay in 19:14 with a spinning powerbomb. Physical match by both men.
In a three way elimination match for the ROH TV Title, Roderick Strong defeated Tommaso Ciampa with a rollup in 12:53, then defeated Jay Lethal in 13:09
A TV spot was taped by the commentary team. Next show is Final Battle 12/16 at 2pm
Mike Bennett out with Brutal Bob Evans and Maria Kanelis. Bennett welcomes us to the first live Prodigy Service Announcement. Bennett puts himself over and makes out with Maria until Mike Mondo comes out and challenges Bennett.
Mike Mondo defeated Mike Bennett in 3:48 with a rollup.
In a three way elimination match for the ROH TV Title, Roderick Strong defeated Tommaso Ciampa with a rollup in 12:53, then defeated Jay Lethal in 13:09 with a vertical duplex dropped into a lungblower suplex.
The All Night Express (Rhett Titus and Kenny King) defeated The World’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) in 22:52 after Titus rolled up Haas to win the ROH Tag Team Titles. Brief post match beatdown on the All Nighters by Haas and Benjamin.
Steve Corino is out and says he is proud to be evil and we are witnessing the era of Kill Steen Kill and he will sit ringside so Stern will have someone who cares about him. Jim Cornette comes out and says he will sit ringside as well.
Kyle O’Reilly is out stating he is proud of what he did to Adam Cole and calls out Davey Richards and leaves.
In a No DQ, Anything Goes Match, Kevin Stern defeated Davey Richards in 21:08 with a railroad spike to the groin and a package piledriver on a ladder. Kevin Steen got on the Michael and called Jim Cornette the most hypocritical son of a bitch in wrestling and called Davey Richards the hardest working man in wrestling and the NYC Fans were hypocritical Final Battle 2010 we cheered when he left now we cheer him. We buy tickets to be at ROH and cheer Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. We turn on our world champions but he has to care about us and he doesn’t.