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Ring of Honor Results (7/28/12) - Adam Cole Becomes Television Champion

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Ring of Honor Results - (7/28/12)
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Welcome to this week's Ring of Honor! We are welcomed to the show by Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness. Tonight's Main Event is Roderick Strong defending his Ring of Honor Television Championship against Adam Cole.

Truth Martini walks to the ring, and introduced Rhino. Rocco Abruzzim making his Ring of Honor debut, makes his way to the ring.

"The Man Beast" Rhino w/ Truth Martini vs.Rocco Abruzzim

Rhino starts with a few kicks to Rocco. Rhino begins punching Rocco in the back, who is against the corner. Rocco is whipped into the opposite corner, and blocks Rhino. Rhino spears Rocco in the corner. Rhino hits a Belly-to-Belly Suplex, as Rocco goes across the ring. Rhino sets up, and smashes Rocco with a Gore.

Winner: "The Man Beast" Rhino via pinfall

Tommaso Ciampa drags Prince Nana and RD Evans to the ring. Tommaso grabs a mic, and says he is more intelligent than he is given credit for. Ciampa says he is not given any answers. Truth Martini grabs a mic, and says he tells all his clients the truth. Truth says they should do the same. Truth tells Nana and Evans to tell about their deal. RD Evans says if Ciampa could trust anyone, it is him. Evans says it is time he knows the truth. Evans throws Nana under the bus, saying it was all him. Ciampa speaks something in Sicilian, and picks up Nana. Ciampa hits Nana with a Back-to-Belly Over the Shoulder Piledriver.


Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness welcome us back to the show. Kevin says Ciampa got his answers, and attacked Nana.

Mike Sydal makes his way to the ring.

Tommaso Ciampa vs. Mike Sydal

Sydal rolls up Ciampa, but a kick out. Tommaso begins punching Mike in the face. Ciampa picks up Mike, and throws him in the corner, Tommaso whips Mike into the opposite corner. Mike puts a foot up, and elbows Ciampa. Mike goes to the apron, but Ciampa grabs his hair. Ciampa spikes Sydal to the mat. Ciampa locks in a Surfboard Stretch to Mike. Mike elbows out, and hits a Chin Breaker. Mike dodges some fists, and trades forearms with Ciampa. Mike does a Matrix duck, and pulls the ropes. Ciampa goes to the floor. Mike goes top rope, and hits a Moonsault. Ciampa is sent back in the ring, and Mike goes top rope. Ciampa catches Mike, and goes for a Powerbomb. Mike rolls up Ciampa, but a kick out. Mike goes for a kick, but Ciampa grabs his leg. Ciampa swings his leg, and Mike sits in a split. Ciampa hits a knee to the head of Mike. Ciampa picks up Mike, and hits Project Ciampa for the win.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa via pinfall


Kevin Kelly is in the ring, and welcome the All Night Express in the ring. Rhett Titus and Kenny King make their way to the ring. Kevin says they absorbed all of the World's Greatest Tag Team's moves, and stand here champions. Kevin says last week, Haas says the result was a fluke. Kevin asks how they feel about Haas' demands. Kenny says champions are the ones who make demands. Kenny says Rhett is the only one he would go to war with. Rhett says it isn't a fluke, and says they proved themselves. Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas make their way to the ring. Shelton asks if they really think they are champions. Shelton is interrupted by "What?" chants, as he appropriately retaliates "Wrong company, jacka--es." Shelton says they needs to face reality, and realize they didn't win. Shelton says either name a place, so they can get their belts back, or hand them the titles. Kenny says he has always been better looking than he was smart. Kenny says if they were given a choice to run or fight, they will fight. Kenny asks for a match, but Shelton says it isn't for the belts. Shelton and Charlie go to leave the ring. Rhett says they got rid of the "World's Oldest," but gets attacked by Haas and Benjamin. Kenny is hit with a chair. WGTT take out all the refs and security. Shelton goes to hits Titus with a chair, but Haas stops him.


Inside ROH:

  • Kevin Steen was announced to have a match against someone from outside ROH for the belt. Jim Cornette chose Eddie Kingston for the match. Eddie Kingston was banned from ROH years ago for his bad judgment. Eddie went to Chikara, and became Grand Champion. A highlight is shown, where Kevin Steen says he and Eddie Kingston can take over Ring of Honor. Kevin Steen says he personally thinks Chikara is a "Mickey Mouse" company. Eddie says he lost his wife and kids for the company. Eddie says he would do anything for it. Steen says he didn't want to fight, but plans change. Steen and Kingston fight in the ring, as they are broken up by refs. Jim Cornette says he reached out to get someone who was once as bad as Steen.
  • Sara Del Rey returned to Ring of Honor last week, as will team with Eddie Edwards and face Mike Bennett and Maria. Eddie says he couldn't beat up Maria, so he got the real "First Lady of ROH." Sara Del Rey says Maria disgusts her. Sara says Maria is more worried about her hair and nails than wrestling. Maria says Mike Bennett better make sure Sara doesn't touch her.


A video is shown of how Adam Cole earned his ROH Television Title shot, by pinning Roderick Strong in a Fatal Four Way.

Adam Cole makes his way to the ring. Roderick Strong and Truth Martini make their way to the ring.

Ring of Honor Television Championship Match: Roderick Strong (c) w/ Truth Martini vs. Adam Cole

Strong hits Cole with a Dropkick, sending him to the floor. Strong drives Cole into the barricade. Strong chops Cole. Strong smashes Cole on the apron, spine first. Cole is thrown in the ring, and pinned. Kick out. Strong begins hitting Cole's back. Strong begins shouldering Cole in the corner, followed by a chop. Cole is being stomped on, as Martini chokes Cole. Adam trades forearms with Strong in the middle of the ring. Cole hits a Bicycle Kick, but Strong does a Pop Up to Cole. Adam is hit against the ropes, and Strong grabs him. Roderick hits a Backbreaker and pins. Kick out. Strong throws Cole on the floor, and follows. Strong goes to whip Cole into the barricade, but Adam reverses. Cole walks to Strong, but Cole is kicked in the face. Strong picks up Cole, and throws him ribs first into the steel ring post. Strong chops Cole against the barricade, and Suplexes Cole. Adam is rolled back in and pinned. kick out by Cole. Strong locks in a Headlock on the mat.


Strong and Cole are trading forearms and chops, but Strong takes out the knee with a Dropkick. Strong is rolled up with a Crucifix, followed by a Backslide. Strong kicks out, and locks in the Strong Hold. Cole struggles to reach the ropes, but does. Strong pulls Cole's hair, and goes for a Back Suplex. Strong is hit with an Enziguri. Both Cole and Strong are down. Cole hits a forearm to Strong, and begins punching him against the ropes. Cole whips Strong, but Roderick kicks Cole. Cole hits a Lariat to Strong, who is taken to the floor. Cole hits a Suicide Dive, and throws Strong back in the ring. Adam hits a High Crossbody and pins. Kick out. Strong hits a high knee to Adam, but Cole takes out the leg of Strong. Adam hits a Shining Wizard and pins. Kick out. Strong elbows Cole, and sits him in the corner. Strong hits an Enziguri to the back of the Cole. Strong hits a Backbreaker against the top rope. Pin, but a kick out. Strong goes for a Suplex, but Cole gets out. Strong gets Cole up, and connects with a Gutbuster. Pin, but a kick out. Strong goes for a Tiger Bomb, but Cole sends Strong to the apron. Cole does a Springboard DDT to Strong against the apron. Pin, but a kick out. Truth goes to hit Cole with the book, but Cole throws him to the floor. Strong goes for End of Heartache, but Cole does a Small Package. Cole hits a Superkick, followed by a Shoulder Buster. Pin, but a kick out. Adam locks in a Figure Four. Elgin comes down to the ring, and watches the match. Strong breaks the hold. Cole rolls up Strong, but a kick out. Strong hits a Rolling Elbow, but Cole hits a Superkick. Cole follows with a German Suplex.

Winner and NEW Ring of Honor Television Champion: Adam Cole via pinfall

Cole celebrates with his new championship as streamers are thrown.

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-Adam W.

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