Welcome to our exclusive live ongoing play-by-play coverage of ROH Showdown In The Sun: Night One. Please use the links above and below to follow along. Continue to refresh the page for the latest updates.
After a short video intro, Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness are already in the ring to discuss their excitement for the show tonight. Kelly says everyone's talking about the return of Lance Storm to take on Mike Bennett, Kevin Steen vs. El Generico, and the triple threat main event for the ROH World Championship. Kelly says before they kick things off with the first match of the evening, they're going to show how Shane Haste and Mikey Nicholls came to compete at Showdown in the Sun. Footage is shown of Haste and Nicholls winning a special tournament for this honor.
Shane Haste and Mikey Nicholls vs. The Briscoes
Nicholls and Haste are the first two men to make their way out to the ring, and I have to comment that the sound on my stream is horribly off, and restarting didn't correct the problem. Hopefully this wont cause too many issues over the course of the night.
The Briscoes are out next and they get a huge pop on their way down to the ring.
The bell rings and we're ready to kick things off.
Haste kicks things off with Mark Briscoe. Haste grabs Mark in a headlock, but he's thrown into the ropes rather quickly. Haste hits a shoulderblock, but Briscoe comes back with a shot to the gut before throwing Haste to the outside where he's attacked by Jay. Nicholls comes to assist his partner, and he's assaulted too, being suplexed on the floor. Back in the ring, Haste is suplexed by Mark for a two count. Nicholls comes back with a couple of shots to Mark, but Jay makes the blind tag and comes in with a huge clothesline before booting Nicholls from the apron. Jay hits Haste with a nasty uppercut and chop before tagging back out to Mark. Haste tries to fight off Mark and Jay, and he's able to do so with some assistance from his partner. Haste hits an awesome double stomp to Mark before hitting a snap mare elbow drop combo.
Nicholls tags in and hits Mark with a clubbing blow to the back before we get a double back elbow, then moonsault/fist drop combo. Nicholls takes the fight into the corner and hits a head butt and series of strikes and chops. Briscoe tries to fight back against both me, but Nicholls bites at his face and tags Haste back into the match. Haste slams Mark to the mat before tagging back out, and then the picture on my stream cuts out.
When we get back to the action, Mark is on the mat being kicked at by Haste, who's back in the ring. Mark blocks a shot in the corner and hits a hurricanrana. Nicholls tags in and snap mares Mark over before locking in a rear chin lock. Nicholls hits another snap mare and low clothesline before clamping down on Mark's neck again.
Mark fights up and out of the hold, landing on his feet out of a backdrop, and tags out to Jay. Jay comes in and hits a nasty kick to Nicholl's face, and a big falcon arrow, but a pin is broken up by Haste. Mark is in, and everyone pairs off in the corners. Miscommunications leads to the Briscoes coliding in the corner and the Aussie's connecting with some great double team offense, but they're not able to get the three count on Dem Boys. Jay fights out of a DVD while Mark hits Haste with a cross body. Jay slams Nicholls to the mat and Mark hits a frog splash elbow, but Nicholls is able to kick out of the pin attempt.
Jay Briscoe kicks away at both of his opponents before Mark heads to the top rope and connects with a big doomsday device clothesline, and the Briscoes get the three count.
Winner: The Briscoes
Now the sound has completely cut out, and the picture is frozen, with a message at the top of the screen letting us know they're working on the audio lagging, and asking for patience.
When the picture comes back on, Kevin Kelly introduces the man standing in the ring, Jim Cornette. Cornette introduces the reigning NWA World Champion, Scrap Iron Adam Pearce. Pearce makes his way out to the ring dressed in street clothes with his title in hand.
Cornette says last night Pearce defended his title against Adam Cole, but he used a low blow, and a pile driver to retain. Pearce asks if Cornette is going to lecture him about questionable rules. Pearce says this is ROH, and it feels good to be home, but last night the marquee read NWA. Cornette says Cole gave him everything he could handle. Pearce says Cole is good, and he's probably the future of the company, but he's not great.
Cole makes his way out to the ring to speak with Pearce. He says Pearce makes a lot of great points. The pile driver is illegal in ROH, but last night was NWA. He says Cornette wanted him to go toe to toe with a true man in the sport. Cole says he learned something last night, and that's if he gets one more shot against Pearce, he can beat him.
Pearce asks if Cole is kidding before saying he'll verbally dissect him. Pearce says they have a ring, and a referee, so let's do it.
Cornette says Pearce isn't even dressed to wrestle, but both Pearce and Cole want the match. Cornette says he doesn't have the authority to put the title on the line, but he asks if the fans want the match. They do, so he calls for a referee and this match is on.
Adam Pearce vs. Adam Cole
Pearce attacks Cole right off the bell and beats on him in the corner, hitting him with chops and punches. Cole comes back with a beautiful dropkick that sends Pearce to the outside, and he follows with an amazing dive. Cole hits Pearce with a couple of right hands before whipping him hard into the barricade. Cole rolls Pearce back into the ring and follows. Pearce begs off, but Cole comes in with more right hands. Cole hits a back elbow, but he runs right into a huge urunage. Pearce takes off his shirt and hits a high elevation back body drop for a near fall.
Pearce plays with Cole, hitting him with rights before raking at his nose and eye. Pearce whips Cole into the ropes, and hits him with a crazy clutch suplex for another near fall. Cole rolls to the outside and catches Pearce with a jumping kick to the head when he tries to check on him. Cole heads up to the top and goes for a cross body, but Pearce moves and Cole crashes to the mat. Pearce rakes away at Cole's face in the corner before whipping him across the ring hard. Pearce misses a splash and eats a super kick and shining wizard for a near fall for Cole.
Pearce sends Cole hard into the corner, then tries for a pile driver, but the ref stops it. Cole back drops Pearce and goes right into the pin, holding on for the three count.
Winner: Adam Cole
Pearce stares at Cole in disbelief while Cole celebrates his win. Pearce calls Cols over and shakes his hand, holding his arm up in victory before leaving the ring.
Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness discuss apparent controversy between the two teams in competition in the next match. The All Night Express and the Young Bucks had controversy over a coin flip to decide who would have their choice of match tonight (as these two teams will face off again tomorrow night). The Young Bucks won the coin toss, so tonight will be a tornado tag match.
The Young Bucks are the first team to make their way out to the ring, and they get a bit of a mixed reaction from the crowd.
Kenny King and Rhett Titus are the next two men to make their way out for the match, and they get a favorable reaction from the crowd as they make their way in to face their opponents.
Kevin Kelly even acknowledges that fans are complaining about the stream's audio.
The Young Bucks vs. The All Night Express
Things break down right away as all four men begin fighting. The Bucks back the ANX back into the ropes, but Nick finds himself back dropped to the outside, and King hangs Matt's neck up on the top rope before Titus hits a neckbreaker in the ring for a two count. Titus fights with Matt in the corner while King fights Nick on the outside. King heads back into the ring and hits a beautiful spin kick to Matt, sending him to the outside, and then Titus and King hit dual dives to the outside on top of both Bucks. Now my audio is completely gone.
Back in the ring, Titus is double teamed in the corner, and Nick dives to the outside on top of King. I think the stream jumped, because it seems like the audio is better now. Matt grabs Titus' knee and wraps it around his own. Nick heads up to the top, but he's shoved off by King. King hits Matt with a vicious spine buster, but it's only good for two. Nick hits King with a facebuster for a near fall. Nick catches Titus' head, and Matt dropkicks him to the outside. Nick because on Titus in the corner, and he and his brother take turns getting in shots. The Bucks hit a combnation chest breaker/neck breaker over Nick's knee, and Matt stops Titus from getting involved in the match again.
Nick stomps away at King, and Matt heads back into the match. King fights off both brothers, hitting Matt with a kick to the head, but he's caught with a kick to the gut from Nick. Nick hits King with a big right hand before stomping away at him. The Bucks send King into the ropes, but Titus slides in under his legs and hits a double colthesline. Titus takes out both of the Bucks, slamming Matt to the canvas. Nick attacks Titus' leg, but Titus kicks him and hits a beautiful dropkick for another two count.
King hits Matt with a beautiful exploder before hitting Nick with double knees in the corner and sending him into a Samoan drop from Titus. King sends Matt to the outside before heading to the apron. Matt sneaks back into the ring and hits Titus with a superkick before King gets tagged with a double superkick. The Bucks drag their opponents to opposite sides of the rings and hit steroe 450 dives, but it's still not enough for a three count.
Matt picks up Titus and shoulders him, but Kenny kicks Nick off the top. Kenny goes to kick Matt on the top of the head, but he's caught with a superkick. Titus rolls up Matt from behind and gets the three count.
Winners: Kenny King and Rhett Titus
Titus is attacked from behind by Nick, who hits him with a chair to his already injured leg. Nick continues the assault until he's run off by King.
Titus is helped out of the ring, but he celebrates with his partner and walks to the back under his own power.
Kevin Kelly and Nigel are talking about something, but my audio is gone again. The lights dim and they look confused, but my stream froze. When it comes back, Prince Nana is standing in the ring with Tomasso Ciampa and RD Evans. Nana says he's the CEO of The Embassy LTD, and he's been getting phone call after phone call from the office in Baltimore in regards to Ciampa. He hands the mic off to Evans.
Evans says he got a call from his secretary saying they had received an injunction from ROH management that says if they didn't return the ROH World TV Title, every member of the Embassy would be suspended and faced with fines. Evans says they're too good of sportsmen to fight the lawsuit. Evans says he's more than happy to return the belt to Lethal. The only problem is that because they were already in Florida, they don't have the title with them since it's in Ciampa's trophy case. But Ernesto Osiris is on his way to get it, so tomorrow night Ciampa will return the belt to Lethal. Prince Nana takes the mic and sings "We're in the money" before dropping the mic, letting Ciampa pose, and heading to the back.
Kelly and McGuinness discuss the upcoming TV Title match which will see Jay Lethal defending the title (in name only) against Kyle O'Reilly.
O'Reilly is the first man to make his way out to the ring, getting a mixed reaction, but a decent amount of boos, on his way out to the ring.
Jay Lethal is out next, without his belt of course, and he gets a great pop from the Florida crowd.
We get formal ring introductions for both men, and we're ready to kick this one off.
ROH Television Championship
Jay Lethal vs. Kyle O'Reilly
Lethal goes to shake Kyle's hand, but he's interrupted by Ciampa making his way back out to the ringside area with a chair in his hand. Ciampa sits himself down next to the ring.
The bell rings and both men circle each other. We get a lock up and both men struggle to gain the advantage. They break the tie up, and stare each other down. Another lock up, and Kyle goes to work on the arm. Lethal flips out of the hold, turning things around on Kyle. Kyle tries to break the hold, but Lethal is one step ahead of him. Kyle is able to his a snap mare, but Lethal comes right back up in another wristlock. Kyle monkey flips Lethal over and Lethal hangs on. O'Reilly finally breaks the hold with a slap to the face, and Lethal comes back with a boot to the midsection. Lethal hits an arm drag, then another, but misses a third. Kyle rolls up Lethal for two, but eats a quick low dropkick.
Lethal chops away at Kyle in the ropes before putting him down with a Russian leg sweep, and clamping on an octopus hold. Kyle makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Lethal hits the ropes and Kyle hits a high knee. Lethal responds with a clothesline, so Kyle comes back with a low knee that's good for a two count. Kyle hits a chestbreaker, then follows up with a sloppy backbreaker before locking on a crazy abdominal stretch variation, then turning it into a pin for two.
O'Reilly and Lethal trade blows and Lethal back drops Kyle to the apron, hitting a big dropkick to send him to the floor. Lethal heads to the apron, and he's pulled off by Kyle. Lethal and Kyle fight up to a stage that fans are sitting on ringside, and Kyle sweeps Lethal's legs out from under him, sending him crashing down on the hard wood. Kyle sends things back into the ring, kicking hard at Lethal in the corner.
O'Reilly locks in an octopus hold on a standing Lethal in the middle of the ring, grinding his elbow into Lethal's ribs. Kyle turns it into a pin for two before locking on a front face lock. Lethal fights up to his feet and out of the hold, but Kyle keeps putting it on. Lethal slams him into the corner, and again I'm dealing with a frozen stream. When it's back, Lethal and Kyle are trading chops and kicks respectively. Lethal hits the back handspring elbow, but he's only able to get a two count off of it.
Lethal goes for a suplex, but O'Reilly fights it off, then scores with a kick in the corner. Kyle seats Lethal on the top rope and heads up after him, hitting a big belly to back superplex, but it's still not enough to keep Lethal down for three.
Kyle kicks at Lethal's head since the crowd begins to support him. Lethal comes back with a chop to the chest, to Kyle kicks at him more. Lethal comes with another chop. Kyle hits a high knee, but Lethal scores a superkick to the face. Lethal hits the Lethal injection, and gets the three count.
Winner and STILL ROH TV Champion: Jay Lethal
Following the match, Ciampa looks on approvingly, before he and Lethal stare holes in each other.
Ciampa calls Lethal to hit him. Lethal calls Ciampa into the ring. Ciampa throws his chair down to the floor, then heads off to the back.
Back from intermission and we're still experiencing horrible audio delays. Kelly and McGuinness set up a video package for the next match which will see Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team taking on Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander.
Alexander and Coleman are the first two men to make their way out to the ring, and they get a pretty favorable reaction for a couple of guys who are largely unknown outside of a few other ROH appearances.
Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team are out next, and Haas and Benjamin draw a lot of heat from the fans in attendance.
Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team vs. Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander
WGTT forgo the handshake and Haas flips off the two men and he and Benjamin attack instead. Alexander is able to clothesline Shelton over the top rope before he and Coleman double team Haas, sending him to the outside with a dropkick. Shelton rolls back into the ring and catches a double dropkick, then a big neckbreaker before being rolled to the outside. Both men go for dives, but both miss. Hass tosses Coleman up to the apron, and he's caught with a superkick from Shelton. Haas rolls Caprice back into the ring and Shelton goes to work, hitting a delay belly to back suplex. Haas tags into the match and kicks at Coleman's gut before grating his boot across Coleman's face.
Haas kicks Coleman in the midsection hard before taking him into the corner and yanking on his arms, pulling them backward. A distraction to the ref allows Shelton to continue the assault. Benjamin tags into the match and sends Coleman into Haas' knees before hitting a big spinebuster for two. Shelton picks Coleman up to his feet and tosses him out to the floor. Haas takes Coleman over and behind the referee's back, suplexes him on the barricade.
Shelton takes things back into the ring and slams Coleman to the mat, where he's splashed by Haas, and then kicked hard in the back. Haas locks in a rear chin lock, but Alexander is able to fight out of it pretty quickly. Alexander springboards off the middle rope, but he's caught by Haas and driven down hard into the mat. Shelton tags in and kicks away at Coleman's back before standing on him for a cocky pin. Shelton taunts Coleman before hitting him with repeated right hands, knees to the gut and a big belly to belly suplex for another near fall. Haas comes back into the ring while the ref is distracted and attacks Coleman, gaining another near fall.
Haas hits a jumping knee drop for another two count before locking in a rear chin lock with body scissors. Coleman is able to fight up to his feet, but he's clubbed back down to the mat. Shelton makes the blind tag, and WGTT put Coleman down, but Coleman hits a double dropkick, ducks a splash, and leaps off Haas' back to make the tag. Alexander comes in taking out both Haas and Benhamin with big kicks, and a bulldog off the ropes to Shelton, but a pin is broken up by Haas. Coleman hits Haas with a springboard cross body, when a splash/dive combo to Haas, then Benjamin. Cedric backdrops Haas in the ring and hits a running forearm in the corner. Alexander seats Haas on the top and Coleman leaps up to hit a hurricanrana. Alexander goes to the top, but it's broken up. Haas hits Coleman with an Olympic slam, and Shelton leaps to the top rope and launches Alexander with a top rope belly to belly suplex. Shelton makes the pin and this one is over.
Winners: Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team
Again, I've lost my feed. This really isn't a great impression for ROH to be making here, especially if there are a lot of first time fans ordering tonight. I don't know that I've ever experienced streaming quality this bad from an ROH iPPV before, but I know if I had never seen one, this wouldn't be impressing me.
After many issues with my stream, when I get video back, Lance Storm and Mike Bennett are in the ring.
Lance Storm vs. Mike Bennett
Storm and Bennett shake hands, and Storm pulls Bennett in to say something to him. The crowd is chanting for CM Punk at Maria. We get a lock up and Bennett backs Storm into the corner. I have to say Storm is in great shape. Storm goes behind Bennett with a waist lock. Bennett reverses it, but Storm goes out into an arm bar. Bennett gets out of the hold and bails from the ring. Storm follows, but Bennett runs, putting Maria in between he and Storm. Storm heads back to the ring instead.
Bennett heads back into the ring and we get another lock up. Storm goes into a hammerlock, and it's reversed. Storm takes Bennett off his feet and down to the mat. Storm works over Bennett's arm, taking him to his knees, but Bennett shoves Storm down to the mat. Storm pops up and goes right back to work, wrenching Bennett's arm.
Bennett is able to reverse the hold, but it's short lived as Storm turns it right around and adds extra pressure, dropping his knee into Bennett's back. Storm fights up to his feet and hits an elbow to get out of the hold. Bennett wrenches Storm's arm, but Storm drops to the mat and outwrestles Bennett, locking him in a crazy pin attempt. Bennett kicks out and fights up to his feet, but he can't find a way out of the hold. He's eventually able to work into a head lock, but Storm pushes him off. Bennett hits a shoulderblock, but eats a dropkick from Storm for a near fall. Storm goes right back in to work on the arm bar.
Bennett hits Storm with a knee to the gut, so Storm tosses Bennett to the outside. Storm gets in a couple of shots before tossing Bennett back into the ring. When Storm tries t follow, he's caught with a kick to the chest. After a frozen stream, Lance Storm is thrown to the outside by Bennett, who follows and shoves him back first into the apron. Bennett shoves Storm into the apron again before trying to slam his head into the ring post. Storm blocks it and slams Bennett's head into the ring apron before sending things back into the ring. Bennett recovers quickly and blasts Storm with a nice dropkick to put him to the mat before locking in a rear chin lock.
Storm fights to his feet, but catches a knee in the face in the corner. Storm is almost able to lock in the half crab, but Bennett kicks him away. Bennett kicks at Storm's chest in the corner. Bennett launches Storm across the ring, goes for the pin, and gets another two count. Bennett locks in the rear chin lock and rears back, putting pressure on Storm's neck and back. Storm is able to fight up to his feet and gets out of the hold, but Bennett hits him with a right hand. Storm and Bennett trade blows in the middle of the ring, and Storm gets the upper hand, hitting Bennett with a back elbow, clothesline and a bit leg lariat. Storm gets a two count off the exchange.
Storm hits Bennett with a clothesline in the corner before hitting a beautiful springboard clothesline from the apron for another two count. Storm sets up for the superkick, but his foot is caught by Bennett and he's sent into the ropes and hit with a big spinebuster. Bennett goes for the pin but he's only able to get a two count. Bennett goes for something, but it's fought off by Storm. Bennett is able to hit the box office smash, but Lance Storm is able to kick out of the pin attempt.
Bennett goes for the half crab, but Storm kicks him away. Storm connects with the superkick and goes for the pin, but he's only able to get two. Storm sends Bennett into the ropes and tries to roll through into the single leg, but Bennett avoids it, and catches Storm with a spear for another two count. Both men struggle to make their way to their feet. Bennett hits Storm with a couple of rights, but Storm comes right back, rolling through and tweaking Bennett's knee. Storm hits a dragon screw, then tries for the single leg crab, but Bennett is able to kick him away. Bennett tries for the TKO, but Storm lands on his feet and pulls Bennett down into the single leg crab.
Bennett screams and Storm tries to keep him in the middle of the ring, but Bennett is able to make it to the ropes to break the hold. Bennett rolls out to the apron, and he and Storm trade blows. Bennett slams Storm's head into the turnbuckle before he heads to the top. Storm stops Bennett with a big chop to the chest, and follows him up. Maria holds on to Bennett's leg to prevent Storm from superplexing him. Bennett hits the box office smash from the second rope, but it's still not enough to get a three count on Storm.
Bennett crawls toward Storm and hits him with repeated right hands. Storm rears back and slaps Bennett. Bennett shoulders Storm and hits the TKO, pinning Storm for the three count.
Winner: Mike Bennett
Following the match, Storm struggles back up to his feet, and Bennett makes his way back into the ring. Bennett offers his hand and Storm shakes it. Bennett holds on and pulls Storm back into the box office smash, planting Storm on the mat. Kevin Kelly goes ballistic, saying that Bennett has a lot of nerve.
Kelly and McGuinness turn their attention to tonight's semi-main event, seeing Kevin Steen take on El Generico in a Last Man Standing match. This match has been dubbed "La Revancha". Having seen several matches between these two, this should be incredible.
El Generico is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the returning luchadore gets a big pop from the crowd.
Kevin Steen is the next man out to the ring, and he too gets a pretty huge pop from the crowd. Steen rips apart a fan's "Cornette Face" posted on his way to the ring.
Kevin Steen vs.El Generico
Generico doesn't wait for introductions, hitting Steen with a Yakuza kick, and half and half suplex into the corner. Steen bails to the outside, so Generico hits a plancha and nails Steen on the outside, and the fans go nuts. Generico goes under the ring and grabs a chair, hitting Steen before throwing it into the ring. Generico follows Steen around the ring, dealing out damage with kicks before sending him head first into the ring post. Steen fights back with a forearm before grabbing a Canadian flag from a fan and using it to choke Generico. Generico is able to send Steen crashing into the guard rail. Generico grabs another chair to send into the ring, then another.
Generico grabs a spare rope from under the ring and uses it to attack Steen, smashing him with the metal part of the turnbuckle. Generico throws the turnbuckle at Steen, but Steen moves and throws Generico into the guard rail. Steen hits Generico with a forearm, and Generico responds in kind. Generico is able to whip Steen into the barricade, and Steen drops to a knee. Generico sends Steen back into the ring and follows, grabbing a chair.
Steen kicks Generico to make him drop the chair, but Generico takes Steen into the corner and peppers him with so many rights that the fans lose count. Steen is able to get back to his feet at five. Generico charges into the corner, but Steen back drops him to the apron. Generico tries to fight back, but Steen stops him and bites his back. Steen tries to suplex Generico into the ring, but Generico blocks it and fights off Steen. Generico slingshots into the ring, but Steen catches him with an ace crusher.
Generico gets back to his feet and Steen blasts him with a chair shot to the gut, then a big hit to the back. Steen licks the chair before dropping it. Steen grabs another chair and goes for a shot to the head, but Generico blocks it. Generico grabs the chair and swings, but Steen blocks and connects with a code breaker, driving Generico's face into the chair. Steen takes Generico down again, and Generico struggles to get up, making it to his feet but going right back down to a knee. Steen sets up a chair in the middle of the ring and tries something, but Generico counters into a tornado DDT, Steen puts his knee out and Generico lands on his back though. Steen sets up Generico in the corner and puts a chair on him, hitting the cannonball, before sitting in the chair and gloating.
Generico makes it to his feet at nine, and grabs on to Steen's shirt. Steen kicks at Generico, and Generico struggles to his feet. Steen and Generico trade forearms, but Steen charges in and Generico low bridges him, sending him to the outside. Generico tries for something, but Steen pulls him to the outside and power bombs him into the apron. Steen tries to prevent the fans from pulling Generico to his feet. Steen hits Generico with a big forearm, then another. Steen goes for a superkick, but Generico moves and Steen nails a ringside attendant. Generico hits Steen with a Yakuza kick. Steen heads to the stags and Generico hits another Yakuza kick. Steen heads into the fans, taking a quick seat. Generico follows. Steen pokes Generico's eyes. Steen shoulders Generico, Generico fights out and tries for the half and half suplex. Steen fights out, but runs right into the Michinoku driver from Generico, planting him on the stage. Steen rolls off the stage on to his feet, and he heads right back toward the ring. Generico leaps off the stage, over the announce team and table, and lands square, hitting Steen. Steen struggles back up to his feet, so Generico heads to the stage, walks across the barricade, and hits an amazing tornado DDT, planting Steen on the floor.
Steen is able to make it to his feet at nine, and he catches a boot to the face from Generico, who leaps off the apron. Steen doesn't go down, but grabs on to the bottom rope and forces himself into the ring. Generico goes under the ring to grab a table, much to the fans delight. Generico gets the table out and sets it up on the outside of the ring.
Generico bites at Steen's face and pulls him out of the ring on to the table. Steen comes alive when Generico rolls into the ring and pulls him right back out. Steen slams Generico face first into the ring post, puts him on the table, and heads into the ring. Steen gathers steam and leaps over the top rope, somersaulting through Generico and the table at ringside. Both men are able to make it up to their feet ater some struggle, and Steen rolls back into the ring, followed shortly by Generico.
Steen sets up another chair facing the one he had set up earlier. Steen shoulders Generico, but Generico fights out and hits the half and half suplex, planting Steen head first on the chairs in the ring. Neither chair is even dented. Steen makes it on his feet just before ten with the help of the ropes. Generico hits Steen with a chair across the back. Generico tries for the brainbuster, but Steen blocks it. Steen hits the pump handle suplex, planting Generico neck first on the set up chair.
Generico makes it to his feet but falls right back down. Steen grabs a chair and places it on Generico's face and chest. Steen heads up to the top, but Generico hops right up and hits Steen with a Yakuza kick that sends him crashing to the outside through the timekeeper's table.
Steen makes it back into the ring and up to his feet before the ten count. Generico and Steen trade forearms in the middle of the ring, so Steen spits in Generico's face and flips him off. Generico does the same right back, so Steen bites his fingers. Generico hits a Yakuza kick and follows it up with a half and half suplex. Generico goes for a brainbuster, but Steen fights out. Steen shoulders Generico, but Generico fights out. Generico hits the brainbuster and both men are down.
Both men get back to their feet, using chairs to prop themselves up. They both swing, hitting each other's chair. They swing again. They go for a third, but Steen kicks Generico with a low blow. Steen rears back with the chair, but Jimmy Jacobs is in the ring. He puts himself in between Steen and Generico. Steen turns around and eats a half and half suplex from Generico on a chair. Jacobs has a chair. He hands it to Generico, but Jacobs pulls a spike out of his jacket and uses it to stab Generico in the face. Jimmy puts the spike between his teeth and rips his shirt. Steen gives the chair to Jacobs, who blasts Generico in the face.
The referee counts to ten, and this one is over.
Winner: Kevin Steen
Jimmy Jacobs says thank you to Steen before celebrating the win with him. A fan gets a little too excited during Steen's celebration, and ends up getting a kiss on the lips from the man himself. Steen heads to the back. Generico makes his way to the back as well, on his own power, after a bit of fussing from officials.
After a little bit of fanfare, and surprisingly no video package, Roderick Stron makes his way out to the ring as the first of three men competing for the ROH World Championship in tonight's main event. Strong makes his way out with Truth Martini in tow.
Eddie Edwards is out next, and the other half of the former American Wolves makes his way to the ring to a nice pop from the fans.
The champion, Davey Richards, is the final man to make his way to the ring, wearing both the ROH World Championship, and a bit of IWGP Gold as well.
Bobby Cruise does formal ring introductions, and we're ready to begin.
ROH World Championship
Davey Richards vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Roderick Strong
The bell rings and all three men begin circling each other. Roddy attacks first, going for both Eddie and Davey. He attacks both in opposing corners. He tries to suplex Davey, but Davey lands on his feet. Roddy sends Davey to the outside and rolls up Eddie, but Davey is right back in and he kicks Roddy in the chest, sending him to the outside.
Eddie and Davey trade forearms hard in the middle of the ring. Eddie catches Richards with a boot, and Richards comes back with one of his own. They both hit two more, the slaps to the face before Eddie blasts Davey with a kick. Roddy comes in and eats a chop, then goes right back out. Eddie and Davey continue to fight. Eddie hits Davey with a back elbow for a two count. Eddie and Davey run around for a bit before Richards hits a dropkick and locks in a cloverleaf variation that's broken up by Strong. Strong stomps away on Richards in the corner, then stomps at Edwards before chopping Davey. Roddy kicks at Davey and launches himself at Eddie with a running knee, then hits Davey with a leg lariat.
Roddy chokes Eddie with his boot in the corner before wearing down Richards a bit more. Roddy and Eddie trade chops, with Roddy coming out on top. Roddy plants Eddie with a belly to back suplex that's good for a two count. Roddy rakes Richards' eyes before putting him to the mat with a clothesline. Roddy and Eddie trade chops before they team up to chop Davey. Davey catches Eddie's legs and suplexes Roddy, pinning both men. Both kick out at two, then everyone gets in a crazy series of kicks and clotheslines, putting all three down to the mat.
Richards and Edwards trade forearms, chops and kicks when they get to their feet. Davey kicks Eddie in the head repeatedly, so Eddie slaps Davey hard. Davey comes back with more kicks, then eats a chop from Roddy. Roddy and Davey trade chops and kicks, then everyone trades forearms, chops and more kicks. Eddie and Davey team up with a bit of double teaming. Both men hit the ropes and go for a kick but Strong moves and they connect with each other's leg. Roddy sets Eddie up in a tree of woe and sends Davey into Eddie. Roddy hits Davey with a series of suplexes that's good for another near fall.
Roddy tries for the Gibson driver, but Davey fights it off. Edwards comes in and scores a backpack chin breaker on Roddy, laying him out in the middle of the ring. Eddie picks Roddy up to his feet and sends him into the corner, charging in with a big hit. Roddy backdrops Eddie out to the floor. Roody tries to catch Davey with something, but Davey rolls into the ankle lock before turning it into the trailer hitch. Eddie comes into the ring and kicks at Davey, but he won't let go of the hold. Davey catches Eddie's leg and applies an ankle lock, but both men reach the ropes and force a break.
Strong rolls to the apron and fights off a suplex by Richards. Davey backdrops Eddie to the apron. Eddie hits Roddy with an enzugiri and tries to suplex him, but Strong reverses, suplexing Eddie on the ring apron. Richards dives through the ropes and wipes out Strong, to the crowds approval. Eddie rolls back into the ring and stops Davey from going to the top. Eddie jumps out to the apron and catches Roddy with a kick to the chest, then hits an asai moonsault to take out Richards and Strong.
Eddie sends Strong back into the ring and he heads up to the top. He misses Strong coming off the top, but hits a beautiful brainbuster that's good for a two count. Richards rolls back into the ring. Eddie heads to the apron and goes to the top. Richards runs up and leaps to the top, hitting a big superplex and rolling through into another suplex going right into an arm breaker. Strong grabs Richards and puts him into the Strong hold. Eddie breaks things up, and he and Strong trade chops. Strong hits Eddie with a kick, but Eddie sets up Strong for the alarm clock from Davey. Davey eats a kick from Eddie, and Eddie eats a sick kick from Roddy.
Strong is the first to his feet and he grabs Eddie, seating him on the top rope. Davey comes in from behind, and he and Strong trade position, only for Strong to suplex Davey on the back of his head, then seat Davey on the top rope. Roddy goes for a superplex, but Eddie fights him off. Richards hits a double stomp and suplexes Roddy into a bridge. Eddie double stomps Richards to break it up. Edwards hits Roddy with a giant chop for another two count. Eddie and Davey hit a powerbomb/lungblower combo. Truth Martini heads to the top, but he's sent off to the outside by Edwards. Roddy rolls up Eddie, and Edwards is eliminated with a three count.
Richards is right on Roddy, attacking him in the corner, and trying for as many pins as he can. Davey goes right into the ankle lock, but he's kicked away by Strong. Strong is able to connect with the sick kick for two. Roddy hits a gutbuster and a Gibson driver, but Davey still kicks out at two.
Roddy seats Davey on the top turnbuckle, heading up and trying for a superplex. Davey fights Roddy off with a couple of head butts, drops out to the apron to hit Martini with a kick. Davey heads up top for a double stomp, then hits another. Davey gets a near fall, then hits a Gibson driver of his own for another near fall. Richards hits a superkick, then a huge kick to the side of Strong's head, putting him down for the three count.
Winner and STILL ROH World Champion: Davey Richards
Following the match, Richards is attacked, and powerbombed by Elgin. Martini heads into the ring with a mic and says when you stand for nothing, you'll fall for everything. Elgin stands for everything pro wrestling, and when they face each other tomorrow, Martini is going to have a new ROH World Champion. They say all men were created equal, they were wrong.
Strong looks confused as Elgin stand over Richards holding the title high in his hand. Strong heads out of the ring to the back by himself while Martini holds Elgin's arm in victory. Elgin leaves the ring and stares down Richards as he makes his way to the back.
The iPPV ends with Elgin and Truth celebrating at the top of the ramp while Davey recovers from the attack in the ring.