|By Christian Miller | February 25, 2013 | Comments|
He says that he loved ROH, just hated its direction. He says that since Cornette is now gone, the company is more focused on wrestling. He says you can call him a lot of things, but there is not denying he loves wrestling. He says is now proud to be champion and that he is giving Lethal a title shot because he deserves it.
He then says that despite the fact that Lethal is worthy of a shot, Lethal can't beat him and he will do whatever it takes to keep the belt.
Then, videos of both of the finalists from the Top Prospect Tournament, Matt Taven and Tadarius Thomas, are shown. They talk about what being in the finals of the tournament means to them.
Then, a video of Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander talking about SCUM is shown. They say they will beat them at 11th Anniversary and send it into Overtime.
Matt Taven vs. Tadarius Thomas- Finals of the Top Prospect Tournament (winner receives a TV title shot at 11th Anniversary)
Both wrestlers do the code of honor, and then tie up. They go back and forth, and Taven eventually gains the upper hand with a dropkick. They exchange kicks, and Thomas nails Taven with several arm drag takedowns, followed by a dropkick. Taven comes back and punches Thomas several times as Truth Martini appears at ringside. He then takes Thomas to the corner and goes to work on his stomach. Taven hits a gutbuster for a near pin fall. He then hits a Suplex, followed by a leg drop for another near pin fall.
Thomas fights back and nails Taven with a sunset flip. Taven reverses with an enziguri. He then tries to whip Thomas, but he reverses. As Taven hits the ropes, Martini grabs his feet. He then hits Taven with a leg sweep, followed by a pair of suplexes. Taven reverses another Suplex attempt, and shoves Thomas who almost hits the ref. Taven attempts a kick, but hits the ref on accident.
Taven checks on the ref, and Martini tosses his boot to Thomas. Thomas throws it down. Taven picks it up and tries to use it on Thomas, but Thomas counters with a waistlock. Taven heads to the ropes to break the lock up, and Martini hits Thomas with the Book of Truth. Taven then pins Thomas for the win.
Winner: Matt Taven
After the match, Martini says something in Taven's ear and the two shake hands.
Then, Inside Ring of Honor is shown. It mostly speaks about 11th Anniversary. Charlie Haas talks about what he's going to do to BJ Whitmer, Coleman and Alexander talk about their match against SCUM, The American Wolves talk about their past with the Forever Hooligans, reDRagon say The Briscoes reign will be cut short, Michael Elgin says that Roderick Strong has signed his death warrant and Jay Lethal says that he is coming for Kevin Steen.
Then, Jay Lethal comes out and gets on the mic. He says he thinks it great that Kevin Steen has suddenly had a change of heart, and that he thinks it's great Kevin Steen wants to be an honorable champion, but he thinks that Steen is full of crap. He says Steen likes to play mind games with his opponents, and that's what he is trying to do to him. He says when people think about the great champions of Ring of Honor after 11th Anniversary, they will think CM Punk, Samoa Joe, Bryan Danielson and either Lethal or Steen. Lethal then says he thinks he can win because Steen thinks he can't.
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