Here's the Ring Of Honor TV Tapings results from the Davis Arena in Louisville for October 1st, 2011. ROH taped four episodes here tonight in front of a crowd of between 400-500, which means the Davis arena was packed. Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness were the TV announcers, and they had the announce desk in front of what is normally the babyface entrance for OVW shows. The show took about four hours to complete, so it was a marathon as expected. There were delays between the matches, and some moments of confusion, but don't think this was near as bad in that department as the first set of tapings in Chicago. No super hot angles tonight, but a solid taping overall. ROH will be taping here in Louisville again on Saturday, November 5th. Female bodybuilder/part time lady pro wrestler Trina Thompson severed as the bikini wearing ring girl for these tapings.
The show began with Jim Cornette addressing the crowd.
1. The Elite(Ted McNaler & Adam Revolver) beat James "Moose" Thomas & Rocco Bellagio w/Prince Bolin to retain the OVW Southern Tag Team titles
Dark match. The crowd was pretty into this match, which it being the opener helped that of course. The finish saw The Elite hit their double team spear spot on Bellagio to win it, and retain the tag titles. The match was fine.
2. T.J. Perkins beat Mike Mondo
Back and forth match. Perkins finally won it with a La Magistral Cradle. Should make for a decent TV match. Interesting that Mondo lost his first match as a ROH signed talent. No code of honor from Mondo.
Jim Cornette came back out, and was joined in the ring by The Briscoe Brothers. Cornette said he thought the All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus) deserved another match against The Briscoe's, which will take place on ROH TV "next week", with the winner of that match being named the number one tag team title contenders, and going on to face Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin at Final Battle on December 23rd. The Briscoe's didn't like the idea, but started shouting they'd become 7 time tag team champions, and then they said "Man Up, and starting hitting each other to get fired up.
3. Jay Lethal vs Mike Bennett w/"Brutal" Bob Evans went to a 15 minute draw, so Lethal retains the ROH TV title
This was the TV main event for the first episode. This turned into a battle of attrition, but neither guy could get the win within 15 minutes, and the match ended in a draw. A good match, not great, but good.
4. Roderick Strong w/Truth Martini beat Kyle O'Reilly
Martini looks super thin nowadays, and he joined the announce booth for some of this match. Strong hit his gutbuster finisher, but O'Reilly kicked out. Strong though persevered and got the win with a running kick. This was a Hell of a good, and very hard hitting match. Easily one of the best matches of the night.
Michael Elgin came out during the post match, and all of The House of Truth beat on O'Reilly. Davey Richards ran out trying to make the save, with one boot on, and one barefoot, but was somewhat beaten down himself. Eddie Edwards ran out, and Richards and Edwards were finally able to beat The House of Truth down, at least to a degree. O'Reilly kicked a field goal into the crowd with Martini's "Book of truth".
It appeared during this melee that a staff member, a black guy who is a student at OVW, and occasionally referees, was legit injured. At least it looked that way. Appeared to be an ankle or a knee injury.
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