8/3 ROH TV tapings in Baltimore: Four episodes taped, first round of the ROH Tag Team Championship tournament, Michael Elgin vs. Adam Cole for the TV title, Homicide vs. Kevin Steen for the World Championship (spoilers)
ROH TV Taping
Baltimore, Md. at Du Burns Arena
Results courtesy of PWPonderings.com
Alabama Attitude def Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. AA won with a slice bread #2 into back stabber, leg drop combo.
Episode # 1
1. Sara Del Rey def Mia Yim. Finish came after an Axe Kick. Maria and Mike Bennett on the attack after. Eddie Edwards made the save.
Truth Martini called out Jim Cornette. He said that the House of Truth should take out Kevin Steen, Jimmy Jacobs, and Steve Corino. Eddie Edwards came out mid-promo. Eddie said he should be #1 contender. Cornette announced Rhino vs. Edwards in an anything goes match for right then, with the winner facing Steen for the championship at Death Before Dishonor X.
2. Rhino def Eddie Edwards via ref stoppage. The ref stopped the match after a Gore thru a table. Rhino will face Steen for the World Title in Chicago on 9/15.
3. Kevin Steen def Homicide in a ROH World Championship match. Steen won after a low blow behind the refs back and then an F6. Corino was on commentary, and Jacobs was at ringside. Rhino came out post match to pose.
1. Tag Title Tournament round 1: Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander def The Young Bucks. Finish came on a second rope Ranna/Frog Splash combo.
Charlie Haas was out next. He called out Jim Cornette and said that he and Shelton Benjamin should be the tag champs. Rhett Titus interrupted, and he and Haas entered the tournament as partners. They said when they win, they will fight each other for the belts.
2. QT Marshall def Tadarius Thomas. Marshall won with an Alabama Slam.
3. Mike Mondo defeated TJ Perkins, Tomasso Ciampa, Roderick Strong, Mike Bennett, and Jay Lethal to win a TV Title shot at DBDX. Mondo won after a Double Arm DDT on Bennett.
1. Tag Title Tournament round 1: Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs def Bravado Brothers. Jacobs and Corino are now in the title tournament. They said that Cornette made them put up their ROH contracts if they wanted to compete. If they lose any match in this tournament, they will leave ROH. The Guardians of Truth attacked post match. Steen made the save. Rhino then came out and hit the Gore on Steen.
2. Matt Taven vs. Jay Lethal ended in no contest. Lethal cut a promo before the match saying he wanted to talk to Cornette about getting a world title shot. Cornette’s response was that he didn’t have a “killer instinct”. Jay hit a low blow on Taven at the start of that match and then the Lethal Injection on the ref (not Turner or Sinclair).
3. Tag Title Tournament round 1: Rhett Titus and Charlie Haas def Guardians of Truth. Titus rolled-up one of the Guardians of Truth for the win. Corino and Jacobs attacked the Guardians post-match.
1. Tag Title Tournament round 1: The Briscoes def BLK OUT. The Briscoes won after a Froggy Bow on Ruckus.
2. Mike Sydal def Mike Bennett via countout. Mike Mondo came to ringside and kissed Maria (lucky guy) and Mike Bennett chased him to the back for the countout.
2. Tomasso Ciampa def Mike Posey. RD Evans was on commentary. He was attacked by Prince Nana and Ciampa made the save.
3. Adam Cole vs “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin for the ROH World TV Championship ended in a no contest. Referee Todd Sinclair got hit by Cole when being powerbombed to cause the no contest. The Guardians of Truth, who were at ringside, got attacked by Steen, Corino and Jacobs. Rhino then attacked Steen. The episode ends with Elgin and Roderick Strong getting in each others faces, teasing a Elgin face turn. They did not fight, but its clear that they aren’t a cohesive unit anymore.
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