ROH Recap: Tag Team Gauntlet Match, Top Prospect Tourney Continues, More
|By Christian Miller | February 04, 2013 | Comments|
Antonio Thomas vs. Tadarius Thomas- Top Prospect Tournament
The two wrestlers do the code of honor, and then Antonio attacks Tadarius from behind. He hits Tadarius with a couple suplexes for a pair of two counts.
Tadarius comes back with some big chops, and tries to whip Antonio into the corner but he reverses.
Antonio hits a belly-to-belly, and then follows it up with several big punches. He keeps up the offense on Tadarius in the corner.
Tadarius escapes, but Antonio locks him in an abdominal stretch. Tadarius makes it to the ropes to escape, and then chokes Antonio on the ropes.
Tadarius throws a flurry of kicks and punches, and then lands a neckbreaker. He goes up top, but Antonio racks him between the legs on the ropes.
Tadarius comes back quickly though, and nails Antonio with another neckbreaker from the turnbuckle.
Tadarius comes down, and the two wrestlers exchange punches. Tadarius hits a big kick out of nowhere for the win.
Winner: Tadarius Thomas
After the match, a promo is shown with Jay Lethal talking up his title shot at 11th Anniversary against Kevin Steen. He promises to be the next ROH World Champion.
Then, Mike Mondo comes to commentary and talks about how he is there to see Grizzly Redwood because he hates Roderick Strong. A vignette is then shown for Redwood that briefly talks about when he was a baby, and beating Michael Elgin and QT Marshall.
Grizzly Redwood vs. Roderick Strong
As soon as the bell rings, Strong picks up a mic and talks trash on Redwood for being so small. Redwood attacks him, but Strong hits him with a knee and several punches.
Strong hits a Suplex. Redwood hits him with a dropkick to the knee, but Strong comes back with a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Redwood reverses into an abdominal stretch and then a cradle for a near pin fall.
Strong tosses Redwood to the apron and then lands a backbreaker. Strong charges at Redwood and misses, and Redwood presses the offense. He goes to attack Strong, but gets hit with a Powerslam.
Strong tries to keep the offense up, but Redwood reverses into a crucifix. They exchange reversals, and Redwood comes out on top with a roll up.
Redwood then keeps up the attack and gets several near pin falls. Strong fights back and slams Redwood on his head in the corner. He hits a high knee followed by a gutbuster for a near pin fall.
Strong attempts a Suplex, but Redwood reverses into another roll up. Strong attacks Redwood for a few moments, and then locks in the Stronghold. Redwood taps out.
Winner: Roderick Strong
After the match, Strong won't let go of the submission so Michael Elgin makes the save.
Michael Elgin vs. Mike Bennett (with Maria Kanellis and Brutal Bob Evans)
Bob gets on the apron to say something to the ref and Elgin knocks him off. Bennett attacks Elgin from behind with several punches.
Elgin comes back with a Powerslam for a two count. Elgin charges Bennett, but he reverses into a pin attempt. Bennett goes for a piledriver, but Elgin sends him over the top rope to the outside.
Elgin hits Bennett with a diving shoulder block. He tries to ram Bennett into the corner of the ring, but Bennett reverses and drops Elgin on the apron.
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