The show opens with a recap of Whitmer's injury at the hands of Bennett last week.
ROH World Championship Tournament
Matt Taven (with Truth Martini and Hoopla Hotties) vs. Roderick Strong
Before the match, Nigel makes Scarlett sit next to him on commentary because she doesn't have a manager's license.
Taven and Strong circle each other. They chain wrestle and Strong locks in Taven's head on the mat. Taven gets out. They circle each other and Taven hits a knee to the gut. Strong lands a dropkick. He chops Taven in several corners. Strong hits a backbreaker. He rams his shoulder into Taven's gut in the corner and then chops him several times. Truth grabs onto Strong's feet. Taven tries to capitalize, but Strong counters with a roll up. Strong lands a dropkick.
Strong hits a vertical Suplex. He knees Taven in the gut and whips him. Taven hangs onto the ropes. Strong charges and gets back dropped to the apron. Strong slams Taven's head into the corner and tries to get back in, but Truth grabs his feet again. Taven lands a kick to the head, sending Strong to the floor. Back from commercial and Taven hits an enziguri. On commentary, Truth gets in Nigel's face. Back in the ring, and Taven moonsaults off the top rope. Strong puts his knees up.
Taven charges Strong in the corner. Strong puts his boots up and chops Taven repeatedly. Strong hits a leaping clothesline. He hits Taven with a leaping knee to the head in the corner. Taven comes back with a kick to the head. Strong back drops a charging Taven and clotheslines him over the top rope. Strong kicks Taven through the ropes. Salizia (I think that's how it's spelled) distracts the ref and Truth hits Strong with the Book of Truth.
Nigel saw what Truth did and confronts him. Strong confronts him too. Taven goes for a big boot to the back of Strong. Nigel pulls Strong out of the way and Taven hits Truth. Strong drops Taven on the apron, tosses him in the ring and gets a near pin fall. Taven reverses a Suplex attempt with a kick to Strong's head. Taven charges Strong in the corner and Strong puts his boots up again. Taven lands another kick to the head.
Taven goes up top and Strong hits a jumping enziguri. He then superplexes Taven off and locks in the Strong Hold. Taven gets to the ropes. Strong tries to keep the attack up, but Taven is able to hit a rope assisted rolling neckbreaker. Taven goes up top and hits a frog splash for a near pin fall. Taven goes for the Climax, but Strong reverses into a pair of backbreakers. Strong hits the Sick Kick and then another huge backbreaker for the win.
Winner: Roderick Strong
ROH World Championship Tournament
Kevin Steen vs. Brian Kendrick
They adhere to the Code of Honor and Kendrick locks in a standing side headlock. He tries for a shoulder knockdown, but Steen doesn't move. Steen eggs Kendrick on to try again, which he does. Steen doesn't move again. Kendrick lands several forearms and gets a roll up. Steen knocks Kendrick down and follows up with a dropkick. Kendrick rolls to the outside. Kendrick gets back inside for a second and then goes back out. Steen follows and chases Kendrick into the ring. Kendrick leaps to the apron and Steen pulls his feet out from under him.
Steen goes for an apron powerbomb, but Kendrick stops it by grabbing the ropes. Steen gets up on the apron and Kendrick hits him with elbows. Steen locks in a sleeper. Kendrick gets out and hits sliced bread #2 on the apron. Back from commercial and Kendrick is in control with a modified camel clutch. Steen gets to his feet and Kendrick locks in a sleeper. Steen backs into the corners to try and fight out, and eventually slams Kendrick to the mat to get out.
They exchange forearms. Steen comes out on top and hits a big clothesline. Steen lands a pump handle neckbreaker. He clubs Kendrick's back against the ropes. Steen charges Kendrick in the corner. Kendrick moves and hits a kick to the head. Kendrick tries to pick up Steen on his shoulders, but isn't able to. He charges Steen. Steen puts an elbow up and climbs up top. Kendrick grabs Steen off and hits a Death Valley Driver. Steen heads to the apron and Kendrick tries to Suplex him into the ring, to no avail.
Kendrick charges Steen, who puts his shoulder down. Steen Sunset flips into the ring and tries to lock in a Sharpshooter. Kendrick doesn't let him. Steen slingshots Kendrick into the corner and Kendrick lands on the second turnbuckle. He kicks Steen and leaps off, hitting Steen with a tornado DDT. Kendrick goes for sliced bread #2 again, and Steen counters into the F-Cinq for a near pin fall. Steen goes for a package pile driver, but Kendrick counters with a Superkick. Steen rebounds quickly with a sleeper Suplex.
Steen goes for the cannonball senton, but Kendrick pulls the ref in front of him. Then, I believe Kendrick hits a low blow (the camera angel was weird). Steen lands a big chokeslam, followed by the cannonball senton. Steen locks in the Sharpshooter and Kendrick taps.
Winner: Kevin Steen
ROH World Championship Tournament
Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole
They adhere to the Code of Honor and lock up. They chain wrestle. Cole locks in a side headlock on the mat. Lethal gets to his feet and Cole gets a shoulder knockdown. They go back and forth and Cole hits a side headlock takeover. Lethal gets to his feet and backs to the corner, forcing the break. They exchange pin attempts and Cole hits another side headlock takeover. Lethal gets to his feet again, but Cole drives him to his knees. Lethal gets to his feet and hits a dropkick to Cole's head on the mat.
Lethal hits a backbreaker. Lethal slams Cole's head into the corner and chops him multiple times. They exchange strikes. Lethal hits a belly to back Suplex. He locks in a rear chin lock on Cole. Cole fights out and lands a leaping neckbreaker. Back from commercial and Cole tries to hit Lethal with an enziguri from the outside. Lethal dodges and kicks Cole to the floor. He dives through the center rope and takes Cole out.
They head back inside and exchange strikes. Cole comes out on top and hits a backbreaker. Cole goes up top and Lethal strikes him. Lethal climbs up too and they hit back and forth. Cole Sunset flips Lethal off and lands a Shining Wizard for a near pin fall. Cole goes for a vertical Suplex, but Lethal counters into the Lethal Combination. Lethal signals for Hail to the King. He goes up top and Cole strikes him. Cole climbs up and tries for a superplex. Lethal headbutts him off. Lethal leaps off for a missile dropkick, but Cole counters into a small package.
Lethal tries for Lethal Injection, but Cole hits a Superkick mid move. Cole goes for another Superkick, but Lethal catches his leg. Cole comes back with an enziguri. Lethal counters with a Superkick. Cole tries for a submission, but Lethal kicks him off and hits another Superkick. Lethal climbs up top and hits Hail to the King for a near pin fall. Cole plays possum and hits a Superkick. He tries for the Florida Key, but Lethal reverses. Cole hits a Superkick to the back of the head. Lethal hits Lethal Injection for a near pin fall.
Lethal sets Cole up top and follows. Cole slips out and Superkicks the back of Lethal's leg, crotching him on the top turnbuckle. Cole climbs up, tosses Lethal off, hits a Superkick to Lethal's head and lands the Florida Key for the win.
Winner: Adam Cole
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