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Edwards nails Koslov with a chin checker, and then Richards lands a tombstone for a near pin fall. The Wolves both hit a double boot stomp, and Romero breaks up the pin attempt. The Wolves try for a double team (with Richards up top) but Romero hits Richards, and Koslov hits a tilt a whirl tornado spike DDT on Edwards. The Hooligans then super hurricanrana Richards for a near pin fall. Richards comes back with a very quick pin attempt on Koslov, but he kicks out. The Wolves hit the alarm clock kick on Koslov, followed by a Suplex/chin checker combo for the win.
Winners: The American Wolves
Roderick Strong vs. Michael Elgin- 2 Out Of 3 Falls
They tie up and Strong takes control. He takes Elgin down to the mat, and goes to work on Elgin's arm. Elgin reverses and Strong pushes him. They exchange elbows, and Elgin takes Strong's head off with a chop. He then hits Strong with a buckle bomb, followed by the Elgin Bomb for the first fall. There is then a 20 second rest period.
They attack each other on the outside, and Elgin dominates. He slams Strong into the barrier several times, and hits him with multiple chops. He rolls Strong to the inside, and as Elgin goes to climb in Strong takes out his knee. Strong then belly to back suplexes Elgin to the floor. Strong slams Elgin into the barrier, and then knife edge chops him several times. He rolls Elgin into the ring for a near pin fall. Strong stomps Elgin to the mat, and drives his shoulder into Elgin's gut. Strong dropkicks Elgin, and then locks in a headlock. Elgin gets to his feet, and runs into the corner. Strong drops the headlock and punches Elgin several times. He kicks Elgin in the head, and then whips him into the corner. He charges Elgin, and Elgin catches him and slams him to the mat.
Elgin goes up top and hits a flying shoulder block. Elgin keeps the attack up and locks in a crossface. Strong gets out and they exchange kicks. Elgin hits a back breaker for a near pin fall. Strong comes back quick and slams Elgin to the mat. He then hits Elgin with a running knee to the gut, followed by a super kick for a near pin fall. Elgin hits Strong with a big boot. He goes for a top rope piledriver, but Strong reverses with the End of Heartache for the second fall. There is then a 20 second rest. Strong immediately attacks Elgin and charges him. Elgin catches him and hits a death valley driver. Elgin goes up top and Strong runs after him to stop him. Elgin hits him off the turnbuckle, and flips off onto Strong. He then hits Strong with two German suplexes. Strong goes to the apron, and Elgin goes up top. He tries to superplex Strong from the apron, but Strong reverses into a powerbomb. Elgin then hits the Elgin Bomb, followed by a crossface. Strong taps out.
Winner: Michael Elgin
Matt Hardy comes down to the ring and says he has overcame the odds. He says Nigel McGuinness tried to do everything to stop him from getting a TV title shot. He says he defied the odds and got a shot. He says the next time he faces Adam Cole, he will become the new TV Champion. He then heads to the commentary table.
Matt Taven (with Truth Martini) vs. Adam Cole - ROH World TV Championship Match
They tie up and Cole takes control. He attacks Taven for a few moments, and Taven rolls to the outside. He talks with Martini, and heads back into the ring. Cole locks in a waistlock, followed by a shoulder block takedown. He then hits a neckbreaker on Taven. He charges Taven, but Taven flips him to the apron. Taven then dropkicks Cole to the outside. Taven goes for a suicide, but Cole hits an enziguri. Cole goes to jump over the ropes, but Martini pulls him down and Taven attacks him off the distraction.
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