Ring Of Honor Showdown Results (3/31/12) – Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Nigel and Kelly reveal that next will be the first of three Blind Destiny Challenge matches, seeing Eddie Edwards take on “Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen.

Eddie Edwards is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a great reaction from the crowd.

Kevin Steen is the next man out to the ring, and considering the war he was in last night, it’s pretty amazing that he’s still standing. Someone brought the same Cornette sign, taped up from last night, and Steen rips is apart again, to lots of cheers from the crowd. It’s amazing that Steen gets a much bigger reaction and more streamers than the biggest babyface in ROH right now.

Blind Destiny Challenge
Eddie Edwards vs. Kevin Steen

The bell rings, and it seems as though Steen has a slight advantage in supporters. We get a lock up and Steen backs Edwards into the corner. Steen tries to hit Edwards, but Edwards ducks. Steen connects with a shoulder block, but Edwards locks in a side headlock. Steen pushes off and hits another shoulder block but Eddie doesn’t go down. They trade shoulder blocks back and forth, and Eddie gets up a big boot, but Steen comes right back with a drop toe hold and front flip leg drop.

Steen hits Edwards with a stiff kick to the back, then picks him up to blast him with a forearm. Eddie fires back with a chop, so Steen grinds his forearm across Eddie’s face. Steen chokes Eddie across the middle rope, ripping at his face and testing the ref’s count. Steen kicks Eddie in the ribs. Steen hits Eddie with a nasty forearm, then whips him into the corner. Steen runs into a big boot, then eats a codebreaker for two. Eddie rolls over into a cross face, but Steen gets into the ropes to break the hold.

Eddie scores with a chop in the corner before whipping Steen across the ring. Eddie’s back dropped to the outside, and caught with a kick to the chest, and huge DDT on his way back into the ring. Steen goes across the ring and collects steam, hitting a huge cannonball that sends Eddie falling from the ring. Steen heads to the outside and hits Eddie with a nasty chop against the barricade. Steen listens to a fan for a bit too long and eats a chop from Edwards, but comes back by raking his face. Steen whips Edwards into the stage that’s standing ringside. Steen tries to whip Edwards into the apron, but Edwards blocks it. Steen tries to powerbomb Edwards into the apron but Edwards counters into a hurricanrana. Edwards goes for another, but Steen counter with a powerbomb into the ring apron.

Steen heads up to the ring apron to talk with the referee before rolling into the ring to break the count. Steen picks up Edwards and tosses him up onto the stage. Steen heads up after him and catches a slap to the face. The two trade forearms, then Edwards hits Steen with a big boot. Steen comes back with a clubbing blow before biting Edwards. Steen grabs a chair and sits it on the stage, biting at Edwards’ face and seating him in the chair. Steen crosses the stage and charges into Edwards, hitting a giant cannonball that sends the chair sliding across the stage.

Steen heads to the ring and poses on the apron screaming, to the delight of the fans. Edwards slowly crawls back toward the ring and catches Steen with a kick that lays him out on the floor. Edwards gets distance on the stage and charges, leaping off and hitting Steen with a big double stomp off the stage to the floor. Edwards drags Steen into the ring and follows after him, but he runs right into a big boot. Steen goes to the top, but Eddie catches him with an enzugiri, then a backpack chin breaker.

Steen struggles to get back to his feet and Edwards hits him with a series of nasty chops to the chest, then head butts. Edwards hits the ropes, and runs right into a pop up powerbomb for a two count. Steen goes for the power bomb, but Edwards counters into the Achilles lock. Steen counters into a small package, rolling up Edwards for a three count.

Winner: Kevin Steen

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