Ring of Honor Results – (1/28/12)
Results by: Adam W of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Welcome to this week’s Ring of Honor! We start the show with a highlight from Final Battle 2011 of Kevin Steen giving the Package Piledriver to Steve Corino, Jimmy Jacobs and El Generico. We will hear more about the situation later in the show.
We are greeted by Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness saying there is tension between Kyle O’Reilly and Eddie Edwards. Davey and Kyle are in a match against Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander later in the show, but Eddie feels like he has been replaced.
Backstage, Embassy Limited are looking for credible competition for Tommaso Ciampa. Tommaso is still undefeated and says no one on the roster is better than him. Ciampa says his opponent TJ Perkins, who is undefeated on TV. Ciampa says not only will he beat TJ, but he will also bring an ROH title to the Embassy.
TJ Perkins makes his way to the ring, with great applause. Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the ring with Embassy Limited.
Tommaso Ciampa w/ Embassy Limited vs. TJ Perkins
The bell rings as right away the two are fighting. TJ does a Crossbody to Ciampa and starts to punch Ciampa’s face. Ciampa gets in the corner and TJ goes for a Yakuza Kick, but Ciampa moves away. As TJ runs the ropes towards Tommaso, Ciampa sits out on the apron. TJ does a Dropkick from the turnbuckle to a sitting Ciampa. TJ throws Ciampa back in the ring and ties Ciampa in the Tree of Woe, but Ciampa frees himself and hits a big Lariat to Perkins. Pin from Ciampa, but kick out by TJ. Ciampa forces TJ down to the mat, face first. TJ is getting kicked on the mat, as Ciampa puts TJ’s head in between the second and third rope. Ciampa bounces off the rope and drives his foot into TJ. TJ is back up as Ciampa throws TJ off the ropes, but TJ grabs the ropes like a spider. Ciampa knees TJ in the gut forcing him to fall on the outside. Ciampa picks up TJ in a Wheelbarrow and drives him into the barricade. Ciampa gets TJ in the ring and pins. Kick out by TJ. Ciampa is getting kicked in the leg by TJ, as Ciampa throws TJ down and locks in a Crossface. TJ fights out of it, but gets kneed in the face by Ciampa. TJ does a Dragon Screw to Ciampa, buying himself some time. In the corner, TJ Superkicks Ciampa. TJ then hits a Missile Dropkick to Ciampa’s head. TJ hits Ciampa with a Powerbomb and pins, but a kick out. TJ goes for his corner Cutter, but Ciampa moves away. Ciampa forces TJ down in the corner and hits a running knee to TJ, twice. Ciampa hits his Project Ciampa to TJ for the win.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa via pinfall
We are back from commercials as we take a look at “The Littlest Lumberjack” Grizzly Redwood. We are shown he was born prematurely, and went through many surgeries. He fell in love with wrestling in high school and was told not to wrestle. He didn’t want to give up on his dream and continued to fight for it. He says he is a winner because he has an opportunity to live and wrestle.
Grizzly Redwood vs. Devon Storm
Before the match starts, Truth Martini and The House of Truth enter the ring. The fans are chanting Willy Wonka, because of Truth’s attire. Truth says he will give Devon two choices: either take $500 and let Elgin wrestle or piss off Elgin. Having no choice, Storm takes the money an leaves. Truth turns his attention to Redwood and says Grizzly is going to wish he died as a child. Redwood says he is not afraid of Truth and is ready to win.
“Unbreakable” Michael Elgin w/ The House of Truth vs. Grizzly Redwood
The bell rings as Redwood is doing his best to beat down Elgin, but Michael smashes Redwood in the corner. Elgin is stomping down Redwood, and Bodydrops him. Pin by Elgin, but Redwood rolls out at 1. Going for another Bodydrop to Redwood, Elgin gets caught in a Sleeperhold. Redwood releases and Elgin charges for Redwood. Elgin gets on the outside as Grizzly goes for a Suicide Dive to Elgin. Michael picks up Grizz and smashes him into the barricade. Elgin gets Redwood back in the ring and pins, but a kickout. Elgin smashes Grizzly down, and Elgin goes for a Moonsault. Redwood moves away and Hurricanranas Elgin in the corner. Redwood hits an Enziguri to Elgin, forcing him down in the corner. Grizzly hits a Running Cannonball. Elgin picks up Redwood, but Elgin gets hit with a Facebuster. Grizzly then does a Tornado DDT to Elgin. Pin by Redwood, but a kick out. Elgin picks up Grizzly Redwood and hits a Buckle Bomb. Elgin then hits a Spinning Powerbomb, and wins.
Winner: Michael Elgin via pinfall
Back from commercials as we are seeing brutal footage of Kevin Steen vs. Steve Corino. They are going through chairs, tables and more. Steen then wins with a Package Piledriver on a table to Corino. Steen looks at Jimmy Jacobs and then hits him with a Package Piledriver. Kevin goes to Piledrive Cornette, but Generico saves Jim by attacking Steen. Generico then gets hit by a Piledriver on a table from the apron.
Backstage, Kevin is behind a cage saying he will be unleashed next week on TV. He says the show is lacking unpredictability, chaos and fear. Since Steen is back, that will all come back. He says he will never become soft, unlike Jim Cornette. Then he says he will beat Davey Richards for the title. Cornette says Steen is a big problem, injuring three people in one night. Cornette is trying to picture if Steen was in ROH for a year. Cornette says Steen is a bi-polar psychopath and will give a message Steen won’t like next week.
Inside ROH as Eddie Edwards and Kyle O’Reilly are having some heat with each other. They says that they didn’t have problems at first and Kyle says when Eddie requested for a match with Davey, Kyle ignored him. Eddie wanted to step out of Davey’s shadow, and Kyle says if Eddie wasn’t there to begin with he would be known. Eddie says Kyle dropped Adam Cole, and says Kyle has a man-crush on Davey. Davey says that it’s a lose-lose for him, as the two are at war. Davey says Kyle may have his back after the war.
Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis are backstage talking about Mike’s TV title match next week. Bennett says he will beat Lethal, and will celebrate after he wins.
WGTT are requesting that they get a title match because they brought prestige to the titles. They have a match against The Bravados next week and call BS on the ROH staff from snubbing them in a rematch. Haas says fans of The Briscoes should pay attention next week.
Back from commercials, as Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander make their way to the ring. Team Ambition make their way to the ring. They both shake each others hands.
Team Ambition (ROH World Champion Davey Richards and Kyle O’Reilly) vs. Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander
Davey and Cedric lock up as Alexander takes the arm of Davey. Davey reverses as the two are cartwheeling out of the holds. Cedric dropkicks Davey and then trips him down. Cedric goes for a Standing Moonsault, but Davey moves out of the way. Kyle and Caprice are tagged in and are running the ropes. Kyle hits a mid-air Dropkick to Coleman, after Caprice jumped for Kyle. Pin by Kyle, but a kick out. Tag to Davey as he kicks Caprice and pins, but another kick out. Another tag to Kyle as they try to hit a Double Lariat, but Caprice rolls out of the way and Dropkicks them both. Richards is in the corner as Caprice runs for Richards. Davey throws Coleman over the corner and Caprice goes over the top. Davey kicks Cedric of the apron, but misses his apron kick to Coleman. Cedric is on the apron and distracting Kyle and Davey. Cedric pulls down the ropes and Coleman flies on Team Ambition on the floor. Cedric is tagged and does a Senton to Kyle. Cedric then tags Caprice back in, as Coleman also does a Senton. Pin, but a kick out by Kyle. Caprice and Kyle are trading blows as Davey comes in the ring and kicks a grounded Caprice in the chest.
Kyle tags Davey in the ring. Caprice is fighting off both Kyle and Davey. Davey has Kyle’s head and accidentally DDT’s Kyle because of a Dropkick from Caprice. Davey goes for a kick to Coleman, but Caprice dodges and kicks Davey in the stomach. Tag to Cedric, as he does a Double Missile Dropkick to Team Ambition. Cedric kicks Davey and then does a running Dropkick to Kyle. Cedric then slams down Kyle and pins for two. Alexander hits a Poisoned Frankenstiener to Kyle and Caprice gets Davey up. Double Stomp to Davey’s head from Cedric, and Davey is then dropped into a Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Davey does an Alarm Clock, but gets kneed by Cedric. Superkick by Kyle, and Davey hits a Regal-Plex to Cedric. Pin, but a kick out. Alarm Clock by Davey to Coleman, who is then tripped and hit with a Lariat by Team Ambition. Davey kicks Caprice of the apron. Kyle has a Guillotine Choke to Cedric in the corner. Davey hits a Double Stomp to Cedric’s back, as Kyle continues the choke. Cedric taps out, and Team Ambition are your winners.
Winners: Team Ambition (ROH World Champion Davey Richards and Kyle O’Reilly) via submission
Eddie then comes out and is applauding Team Ambition. The two are confused, and Eddie says he is happy at their win.
Next week we will see an ROH TV Title between Mike Bennett and Jay Lethal.
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