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El Generico vs. Michael Elgin
Generico and Elgin lock up so start, but Elgin easily tosses Generico across the ring. Generico answers with a series of knife-edge chops, but Elgin drops Generico with a running shoulder block. Generico traps Elgin in the corner and goes to work with the mounted punches. Generico heads up top and catches Elgin with a flying cross body for a two count. Generico goes for a swinging DDT out of the corner, but Elgin catches him mid-move and reverses into a sweet back breaker for a two count of his own. Elgin lands a stiff forearm shot to Generico's lower back and then drops Generico with a stiff back elbow shot. Elgin drags Generico back to his feet, but Generico floats over into a sunset flip for a quick two count. Elgin whips Generico to the corner and lays into him with a chop to the chest. Elgin takes Generico up to the top rope, but Generico knocks him down to the mat and goes for a sunset flip. Elgin tries to counter and sit on Generico's chest, but Generico just manages to roll out of the way. Elgin connects with a front kick to the gut, but Generico heads up top and hits a gorgeous flying hurricanrana. Generico finds the Blue Thunder Driver for another two count. Elgin charges at Generico in the corner, but Generico catches him and suplexes him into the turnbuckles for a two count. Generico goes for the Yakuza Kick, but Elgin catches Generico's boot and goes for the Stampede. Generico escapes momentarily, but Elgin levels him with a lariat for a long two count. Elgin sets up for a powerbomb, but Generico powers out into a back drop. Generico charges at Elgin, but Elgin catches him with a spinning side slam. Elgin rams Generico's head into top turnbuckle and charges toward him again, but Generico low-bridges the ropes and sends Elgin tumbling to the outside. Generico goes for a splash off the ring apron, but Elgin catches him. Generico creates some distance and hits his patented swinging DDT from the floor through the turnbuckles. Generico rolls Elgin back in the ring and goes for the Yakuza kick, but a mysterious masked figure emerges from the crowd and grabs Generico's leg. The distraction allows Elgin enough time to regain control and land the 360 Powerbomb for the three count.
Match Result: Michael Elgin defeats El Generico with the 360 Powerbomb.
Match Length: 9:13
Truth Martini gets on the mic before the match and reminds Caleb Konley that this is his chance to prove his worth and earn his spot in the House of Truth.
Four Corner Survival Match
Homicide vs. Tommaso Ciampa w/ The Embassy vs. Colt Cabana vs. Caleb Konley w/ Truth Martini
Homicide and Konley start the match, and Konley takes control with a deep arm drag. Homicide and Konley run the ropes, but Konley once again hits a deep arm drag. "Let's Go Spanky! CLAP-CLAP-CLAPCLAPCLAP" from the crowd. Dude, Konley really does look like Brian Kendrick. Homicide makes the tag to Cabana, and Konley lands a hurricanrana for a two count. Cabana gets back to his feet and connects with a reverse flying ass for a two count of his own. Cabana gets the tag to Homicide while Konley tags Ciampa. Ciampa sends Homicide to the outside, and the Embassy runs roughshod over Homicide. They finally roll Homicide back into the ring, and Ciampa makes the tag to Konley. So far, this match has functioned as a tag team match with Cabana & Homicide vs. Konley & Ciampa. Konley stomps on Homicide's head and then lands a volley of forearm shots to the back. Konley slingshots Homicide's neck into the bottom rope for a two count. Konley rolls into a modified Fujiwara arm bar (with his feet on the opposite side of the arm being worked), but Homicide finally escapes. Konley goes for a big boot, but Homicide ducks and makes the hot tag to Cabana. Cabana goes wild with elbows and levels Konley, Ciampa, and most of the Embassy. Cabana flattens Konley with a reverse flying ass in the corner, but Ciampa rushes the ring and makes the save. Konley and Ciampa turn on each other, and it appears that they are now the legal men. Ciampa hits a back breaker on Konley, but Homicide makes the blind tag and gest a two count on Konley. Homicide hits a somersault suicide dive to Cabana on the outside, then a second to both Ciampa and Cabana, and then a third to all three opponents. Homicide rolls Konley back in the ring and goes for the Ace Crusher, but Konley counters. Homicide regains control and lands Da Cop Killa for the three count.
Match Result: Homicide defeats Caleb Konley with Da Cop Killa.
Match Length: 9:22
Truth Martini gets back on the mic after the match and welcomes Konley to the House of Truth. Konley showed determination tonight. Tonight is the night that he earned his spot. But tonight is also April Fool's Day. Konley realizes that he's screwed, and Michael Elgin attacks him from behind. Elgin hits Konley with the 360 Powerbomb as an exclamation point.
Women of Honor Match
Sara Del Rey & Serena Deeb vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto & Ayumi Kurihara
Del Rey and Matsumoto start the match, and Matsumoto calls for a test of strength. Del Rey answers with a kick to the gut and then waves to the crowd. Matsumoto lands a boot to the gut of her own and makes the tag to Kurihara. Kurihara lands a knee to the chest in the corner and follows up with a bridging snap suplex for a two count. Del Rey regains control with a kick to the chest and another to the back of the head for a two count. Deeb gets the tag, but Kurihara lands a drop kick followed by some sort of neck submission. Del Rey breaks the hold and gives Deeb enough time to regain control. Deeb goes for a spear, but Kurihara moves and sends Deeb flying to the outside. Matsumoto holds Deeb on the outside as Kurihara heads up top and hits a huge dive from the top to Deeb on the floor. Kurihara rolls Deeb back in the ring, whips her to the corner, and goes for a monkey whip, but Deeb reverses and traps Kurihara on the top rope. Kurihara grabs an arm and falls backward to apply a cross arm breaker over the top rope. Hella sweet move right there. Del Rey breaks the hold and gest the tag from Deeb. Del Rey hits an implant buster for a two count and makes the tag to Deeb. Deeb locks in a cravat, but Kurihara counters into a roll-up pin for a two count. Deeb makes the tag to Del Rey, but Kurihara lands a Code Buster and makes the tag to Matsumoto. Matsumoto lands a cross body to both opponents and follows up with a torture rack into a gut buster on Del Rey. Deeb makes the tag and peppers Matsumoto with a volley of jabs. Del Rey runs in to make the assist, but Kurihara catches her with a drop kick off the top rope. Kurihara hits Deeb with a uranage, and Matsumoto follows up with a Back Drop Driver for the three count.
Match Result: Hiroyo Matsumoto defeats Serena Deeb with a Back Drop Driver.
Match Length: 10:00ish (yeah, I forgot to start my stopwatch)
Tag Team Challenge Match
Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly
Cole and Mark start the match. They run the ropes and chain wrestle to a stalemate, so Mark makes the tag to Jay. Jay lands a forearm shot to Cole, but Cole gets the tag to O'Reilly. Jay drags O'Reilly back to the Briscoe corner and tags Mark. O'Reilly goes to work with a volley of kicks to Mark's chest and gut, but Jay makes the blind tag and turns O'Reilly inside out. Jay hits a scoop slam and leg drop for the two count. Another quick tag to Mark, and the Briscoes light up O'Reilly in the corner. Mark connects with a STIFF chop, and the Briscoes hits MONSTROUS double beal that sends O'Reilly damn near all the way across the ring. Mark locks in a modified camel clutch and then tags Jay, but O'Reilly sneaks out the back and tags Cole. Cole sends Jay to the outside and connects with a suicide drive. Cole rolls Jay back into the ring, but Jay regains control with a spinebuster. Jay hits the ropes and lands a leg drop for a two count. Cole tries to fight his way out of the corner, but Jay slams him back into the turnbuckle and stomps a mud hole in him. Mark gets the tag and chokes Coles against the bottom turnbuckle. Mark whips Cole to the corner, but Cole gets a boot in Mark's face. Cole lands a leg lariat out of the corner and finally makes the hot tag to O'Reilly. O'Reilly goes to work with knee shots and palm strikes to Mark before sweeping the leg. Jay makes the save, and the crowd is none too happy with the Broscoes at the moment. O'Reilly hits a double dragon screw leg whip followed by a double drop kick from the top turnbuckle for a two count on mark. Cole gets the blind tag. O'Reilly hits two rolling butterfly suplexes, and Cole assists on the third. Cole transitions seamlessly into a wheelbarrow suplex for a two count. Freaking amazing sequence right there. Cole and O'Reilly with a fireman's carry / top rope knee strike combination for the two count. Jay pulls O'Reilly to the floor, and the crowd is PISSED. Mark lands an enzuigiri, Jay gets the blind tag, and Jay hits the Falcon Arrow for the two count. O'Reilly makes the save, but Jay goes to the with the redneck kung-fu. Jay calls for the Doomsday Device, and the crowd is livid by this point. Mark hits the Springboard Doomsday Device, and Jay gets the three count on Cole.
Match Result: Jay Briscoe defeats Adam Cole after a Springboard Doomsday Device.
Match Length: 13:17
After the match, the All Night Express rush the ring in street clothes and taped fists. The Briscoes and the All Night Express brawl in the ring, and the locker room empties in an attempt to stop the carnage. King and Titus finally stand tall in the middle of the ring, and we get a nice little "f--k the Briscoes" chant from the crowd.
Final Battle 2010 Rematch
Roderick Strong w/ Truth Martini vs. Davey Richards
Strong and Richards circle each other to start and Richards takes control with an arm wringer. Strong reverses into an arm wringer of his own, but Richards rolls out of it and creates distance. Strong seeks refuge outside the ring and gets a bit of advice from Truth. Strong rolls back in the ring, and Richards once again goes to work with the arm wringer. Strong again reverses, Richards reverses, and we're at a stalemate. Strong calls for a test of strength in the middle of the ring but then takes the low road by kicking Richards in the gut. Strong wrenches Richards' arm around the top rope, but Richards breaks free and levels Strong with a kick to the gut. Richards hits a snap suplex for a two count and locks in the Haas of Pain. Richards maintains the hold and rolls Strong into a pinning predicament for a two count. Richards hits a body slam and locks in an inverted Figure Four Leg Lock, but Strong makes it to the bottom rope to break the hold. Richards hits a back breaker, calls for the flying head butt and heads up top, but Truth grabs Richards' foot and distracts the referee. That gives Strong enough time to get back to his feet and kick Richards off the top turnbuckle and all the way down to the arena floor. Strong heads to the outside and beats Richards all the way around the ring. Strong traps Richards in the corner and stands on his throat. Strong connects with a snap suplex and a volley of punches for a two count. Strong locks in a seated abdominal stretch, but Richards fights back to his feet. Richards hits the ropes, but Strong catches him with a knee to the gut for another two count. Strong goes back to the seated abdominal stretch and adds a key lock. Strong transitions to a rear chin lock and grapevines the body. Richards finally escapes, but Strong kicks him to the corner. Richards is bleeding from the mouth quite a bit at this point. Richards rolls to the outside, but Strong follows and drops him throat-first onto the guard rail. Strong hits Richards with a body slam on the outside that sends him back-first into the ring apron. Strong rolls back into the ring and seems to be looking for a count-out victory. Richards rolls back in the ring to break the count and goes to work with chops and kicks to Strong's chest. Strong traps Richards in the corner and repeatedly drives his shoulder into Richards' gut. Strong stomps on Richards in the corner and then hits a back breaker onto his knee for a two count. Strong connects with a back suplex for another two count and then locks in a front chancery. Richards fights back to his feet, but Strong maintains the hold. Richards finally breaks free and connects with a series of shoulder shots to Strong's gut. Richards hits a kick to the side of Strong's head the sends Strong to the outside. Richards his a suicide dive that sends both men crashing into the guard rail. Richards rolls Strong back into the ring and hits him with a missile drop kick from the top rope. Richards and Strong exchange forearm shots in the middle of the ring, but Richards regains control with a handspring enzuigiri for another two count. Strong goes for a back breaker, but Richards counters into a crucifix hold for a two count. Richards hits a bridging German Suplex for another two count. Richards locks in the Ankle Lock, but Strong counters into the LeBell Lock. The crowd is NOT happy with that particular tactic. Richards shifts his weight and rolls Strong into a pinning predicament for a two count. Both men head up to the top turnbuckle, and Strong hits Richards with a back breaker onto the top turnbuckle for a two count. Strong locks in the Strong Hold but can't get the submission. Richards traps Strong in the corner and repeatedly kicks the chest. Strong reverses into a volley of chops to the chest. More kicks from Richards and more chops from Strong. Richards eats a boot from Strong but fight back with the Alarm Clock. We've got forearms and kicks in the middle of the ring, but Strong finally levels Richards with a knee strike to the head. "This is AWESOME" chant from the crowd, and I certainly can't argue. Both men get back to their feet on the ring apron, and their battle of chops and kicks continues. Strong sets Richards on the top turnbuckle and hits an elevated back breaker off the top turnbuckle onto the ring apron. Yeah, that looked like it hurt. A lot. Richards bounces to the outside as Strong rolls back into the ring. Strong is praying for a count-out at this point, and Richards is damn near motionless on the outside. Richards slowly fights back to his feet and rolls back in at 15. Strong unloads with forearms and chops followed by the Sick Kick for a LONG two count. Strong hits a back breaker followed immediately but a gut buster for an ever LONGER two count. Richards WILL NOT DIE! "Davey! Davey! Davey!" chant from the crowd. Strong sets up for the Gibson Drive, Richards tries to counter, Strong tries to float over into sunset flip, but Richards escapes. Richards turns Strong inside out with a lariat for at two count. Strikes and kicks from Richards to Strong, but Strong just spits in Richards' face. Richards goes back to the Ankle Lock, but Truth jumps onto the ring apron to create a distraction. Strong regains control with a back breaker over both knees and follows up with the Gibson Driver into the Strong Hold. "Please don't tap! Please don't tap! Please don't tap!" chant from the crowd. Richards counters into the Ankle Lock, and suddenly the crowd really wants to see a submission. Richards kicks Truth off the ring apron and goes right back to the Ankle Lock. Richards takes Strong up to the top turnbuckle and hits a top rope superplex into the Falcon Arrow into the Ankle Lock. Richards grapevines the leg, and that's enough to finally make Strong tap.
Match Result: Davey Richards defeats Roderick Strong with a top rope superplex / Falcon Arrow / Ankle Lock combination.
Match Length: 27:09
World Tag Team Title Match
The Kings of Wrestling (Champions) w/ Shane Hagadorn vs. Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team
Benjamin and Castagnoli start, and Castagnoli gets the best of a test of strength. Benjamin finds a quick roll-up for a two count. Benjamin and Castagnoli lock up, but Benjamin transitions to a side head lock followed by a running shoulder block. Castagnoli makes the tag to Hero, and Hero takes Benjamin down to the mat. Benjamin rolls Hero into a pinning predicament for a one count. Benjamin is really utilizing his amateur expertise and gets another roll-up for a two count. Benjamin whips Hero to the corner and makes the tag to Haas. Haas stomps on Hero and then pounds away on him in the corner. Haas with a big belly-to-belly suplex for a two count. Haas steps over into an arm bar and muscles Hero down to the mat. Hero fights back to his feet and rakes the eyes, but Haas regains control with a pair of deep arm drags. Haas goes back to the arm and applies a hammer lock. Hero counters into a chin breaker and finally makes the tag to Castagnoli. Haas gets a single leg takedown and hits a spinning toe hold before dropping his weight onto the knee. Benjamin gets the tag and hits a knee-DT. Benjamin wraps Castagnoli's leg around the middle rope and wrenches on it. Benjamin slams Castagnoli's knee into the ropes, and Haas slingshots all of his weight onto Castagnoli's knee. Castagnoli momentarily regains control with an uppercut to Benjamin, but Benjamin rolls into a single leg crab. Haas and Hero rush the ring, and Benjamin and Haas take control with a pair of stereo German suplexes. I believe Benjamin and Castagnoli are still the legal men. Castagnoli drops Benjamin throat-first onto the top rope and finally makes the tag to Hero. Hero stomps on Benjamin and knocks him to the floor with a big boot to head. Benjamin rolls back into the ring, and Castagnoli gets the tag. Castagnoli lands the European uppercut for a two count. Castagnoli locks in a seated arm bar and follows with a choke slam for a two count. Hero gets the tag and kicks Benjamin's arm before hitting a back breaker for a two count. Hero takes Benjamin down to the mat with a modified Cobra Clutch, but Benjamin fights back to his feet. Castagnoli gets the tag and chokes Benjamin as the referee is distracted by Haas. Benjamin is looking haggard in there right now. Castagnoli locks in a sleeper hold and drags Benjamin all the way down to the mat. Benjamin once again fights back to his feet, but Castagnoli makes the tag to Hero. Hero tries to prevent Benjamin from making the tag, but Haas FINALLY gets the hot tag. Haas gets a head scissors takedown on Castagnoli and a suplex on Hero. Hero retaliates with an elbow strike, but Haas regains control with a power slam for a two count. Haas ducks the Rolling Elbow, and Hero eats a super kick from Benjamin. Haas stacks up Hero AND Castagnoli on the ropes, and Benjamin leapfrogs onto both men. Haas covers Hero but only gets a two count. Hero finally lands the Rollin Elbow and makes the tag to Castagnoli. Castagnoli hits the Giant Swing, and Hero adds a kick to the head. Benjamin rushes the ring and connects with a DDT to Castagnoli, and that's enough for Haas, who's still the legal man, to get a LONG two count. Haas and Castagnoli slug it out in the middle of the ring, but Castagnoli takes control with the pop-up European uppercut for a two count. Haas locks in the Haas of Pain. Hero goes up top and dons the loaded elbow pad, but Benjamin pops up top and superplexes him all the way across the ring. Castagnoli realizes that there is no one left to come to his aid and has no choice but to tap. NEW CHAMPIONS!
Match Result: Charlie Haas defeats Claudio Castagnoli with the Haas of Pain.
Match Length: 22:58
ROH World Title Match
Eddie Edwards (Champion) vs. Christopher Daniels (World Television Champion)
Edwards and Daniels lock up, but Edwards takes control with an arm drag. Edwards and Daniels lock up again, but Daniels takes Edwards down with a head lock. Edwards reverses into a hammer lock and drags Daniels back to his feet. Daniels counters into an arm wringer and then rolls up Edwards for a two count. Edwards chops Daniels to the floor, but Daniels immediately rushes back into the ring. Tensions are rising, so the referee forces both men to take a moment to compose themselves. Daniels traps Edwards in the corner and chokes him against the bottom turnbuckle. Daniels connects with a forearm shot, but Edwards retaliates with a head scissors takedown into an arm drag into an arm bar. Edwards goes to work with chops in the corner and drops him with a chop in the middle of the ring for a two count. Edwards goes back to the head scissors, but Daniels counters into Edwards' own Achilles Lock. Both men head to the outside, and Edwards hip tosses Daniels right into the guard rail. Edwards drapes Daniels across the guard rail and chops the chest. Edwards plants Daniels in a ringside chair and again chops the chest. Edwards finally rolls Daniels back into the ring and hits a belly-to-back suplex for a two count. Edwards takes Daniels up top, kicks him in the face, and ties him up in the tree of woe. Edwards hits a baseball slide from the arena floor into the ring and right into Daniels' face for a two count. Edwards goes for a suplex, but Daniels drops to a knee to counter. Edwards gets Daniels up, but Daniels floats over and counters into a Blue Thunder Driver. Daniels follows up with the STO but eats a back elbow shot from Edwards. Daniels lands a vicious enzuigiri, but Edwards retaliates with an arm drag. Edwards takes Daniels up top, but Daniels fights down to the ring apron. Edwards and Daniels slug it out on the ring apron, but Daniels hits Edwards with a URANAGE THROUGH THE TIMEKEEPER'S TABLE! Daniels drags Edwards back to his feet and whips him into the ring post. Daniels rolls Edwards back into the ring and hits a slingshot elbow drop to the back for a two count. Daniels hits a scoop slam, waits for Edwards to get back to his feet, and follows with a second scoop slam. Edwards again gets back to his feet, and Daniels hits a third scoop slam for a two count. Daniels hits a vertical suplex into a rear chin lock on the mat. Edwards fights back to his feet and breaks the hold with a volley of elbows to the gut. Daniels hits a spinebuster for another two. Daniels takes Edwards up top and hits the superplex for another two. Daniels is starting to wonder what he's going to have to do to finish Edwards. Daniels drives his shoulder into Edwards gut in the corner and takes Edwards up top. Daniels goes for a top rope superplex, but Edwards pushes Daniels down to the mat. Edwards lands the top rope missile drop kick. Daniels gest the O'Connor roll for a two count, but Edwards counters into a backslide for a two count. Daniels charges Edwards, but Edwards hip tosses him over the top rope and down to the arena floor. Edwards hits a tope suicide dive, and both men are down on the outside. "This is wrestling! This is wrestling! This is wrestling!" chant form the crowd. Edwards rolls Daniels back into the ring and connects with a top rope cross body for a two count. Edwards lights up Daniels in the corner and lands a Tiger Suplex for another two count. Edwards connects with an enzuigiri for yet another two count. Edwards heads up top and goes for a double stomp, but Daniels skillfully evades. Daniels locks in the Koji Clutch, but Edwards gets a boot on the bottom rope to force the break. Daniels whips Edwards to the corner and hits him with a forearm shot to the back of the head. Daniels takes Edwards up top and connects with a belly-to-back suplex for a two count. Edwards blocks an enzuigiri and counters into the Achilles Lock. Daniels counters into the Koji Clutch, but Edwards shifts his weight and rolls Daniels into a pinning predicament for a two count. Daniels blocks a super kick and lands a belly-to-back suplex. Edwards connects with a clothesline and a lariat followed by a 2K1 Bomb for yet another two count. Edwards takes Daniels up top and Daniels goes for a Super Angel's Wings, but Edwards tosses Daniels back down the mat. Edwards hits a double stomp to the back, but Daniels hits the Angel's Wings for a LONG two count. Daniels hits Edwards with a uranage and follows up with the Best Moonsault Ever for another LONG two count. Daniels has no idea how he's going to beat Edwards. Daniels goes for a second BME, but Edwards gets his feet up. Edwards locks in the Achilles Lock and stomps on Daniels' head, but Daniels rolls over and breaks the hold with a stiff kick to the chin. Daniels once again takes Edwards up top, but Edwards catches him with a super 2K1 Bomb from the top. Edwards hits one more 2K1 Bomb in the middle of the ring and FINALLY gets the three count.
Match Result: Eddie Edwards defeats Christopher Daniels with the 2K1 Bomb.
Match Length: 30:09
Edwards offers the handshake after the match, but Daniels simply stares him down and backs out of the ring. Daniels seems stunned and dejected as he heads to the back, and the crowd is more than a bit unhappy with his decision to refuse the handshake. Edwards gets on the mic and says that it was an honor for ROH to come here to Atlanta tonight. He hopes that ROH continues to come back down to Atlanta year after year after year. It is his privilege and his honor (no pun intended) to represent ROH as the ROH World Champion.
Credit: 411 Wrestling
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