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- Cheeseburger picked up the win over Brutal Bob Evans in the online exclusive match.
- Kevin Kelly and Mr. Wrestling III (YES!) are calling the action.
Number One Contender's Match
Young Bucks vs. Briscoes vs. ANX
Well, this is going to be hard to cover, and fun to watch. Code of Honor adhered to. Mark Briscoe and Nick Jackson wrestle until Nick throws a few 'suck its' our and gets kicked in the face and double teamed by the Briscoes. Nick tags in Titus, who tags in King, and ANX capitalizes. Nick lands superkick #1 on Jay, then superkick #2 on Titus, then the Bucks clear the ring.
All hell breaks loose and Mark scores a Blockbuster off the apron onto Nick, but then Kenny King and Jay Briscoe land huge dives. Titus gets one of his own, but eats superkick #3. Matt then moonsaults to the outside, and the Bucks hit 2 450s, but King breaks up the count. Superkick #4 to Mark, but Jay comes in and hits Matt with a neckbreaker, but leaves himself open for superkick #5.
The Briscoes take out Kenny King with a powerbomb/neckbreaker, but the count is broken. Mark, Jay and Kenny eat superkicks #6,7,8, then Titus gets #9. A Meltzer Driver hits, but Mark breaks up the count. Superkick #10 anyway, but ANX rebound to hit an airplane slam/dropkick combo. ANX hits the Super One Night Stand and win! Wow!
Winners: ANX via pinfall (Super One Night Stand)
That was kind of surprising. Didn't see that one coming after the Bucks signed their big contract.
Dalton Castle vs. Silas Young (w/ The Boys)
Dalton Castle uses his amateur background to outwrestle Young. Castle gives chase, but the Boys cause a distraction, allowing Young to clock Castle. Young goes on the offensive, using the corners to his advantage, repeatedly tossing Castle into the turnbuckles. Silas with a slingshot stomp and a front suplex, but Castle kicks out easily at one.
Castle fires back with big knee strikes and removes the ringside mats, but Young spears him between the corner ropes for a two. Castle gets punted in the face, then Young follows up with a huge lariat for two. Silas hits the Plunge, but misses a handstand split legged moonsault and gets German suplexed for two. They fight back and forth for a bit, and Young grabs one of the Boys, who Castle runs in to. The distraction causes Young to hit Misery for the win.
Winner: Silas Young via pinfall (Misery)
After the match, Young puts the boots to Castle and tells him to let the world know Young's a man. He gets the Boys chairs, but The Boys hit Young with chairs and Castle lands Bangarang.
Moose (w/ Stokely Hathaway) vs. Michael Elgin
The two men trade strikes and shoulders, with Moose being the first to fall. Elgin holds Moose up for a delayed suplex for 20+ seconds, but Moose no sells it and jabs away. Elgin stops the punches but eats a dropkick, but recovers to hit a cannonball outside the ring. Moose comes back with a bicycle kick and a fallaway slam, but Elgin has Moose hooked for a couple of German suplexes. Moose doesn't care much, and lands his signature super dropkick and dives onto Elgin.
Moose hits Sky High, but only gets 2 and Elgin fights back. Elgin lands a violent Death Valley Driver on the apron, followed by a corkscrew senton for two. Elgin hits a pop-up powerbomb into a deadlift Elgin Bomb that has to be seen to be believed, but Moose kicks out! Spear by Moose after a Buckle Bomb! Two count! Moose is pushed off the top rope and hits a Burning Hammer while screaming about Jay Lethal for the win.
Winner: Michael Elgin via pinfall (Burning Hammer)
Moose offers a handshake after the match, and Elgin accepts.
Adam Cole vs. Kyle O'Reilly
Cole jumps Kyle, but almost gets caught in a triangle. Cole tries to grab a chair, but gets seated in it and kicked by O'Reilly. They get back in the ring briefly, but Cole pushes O'Reilly off the top rope and attacks his leg for the Figure 4 Leg Lock. O'Reilly mounts Adam Cole and lands strikes, but Cole turns it into a single-leg crab until O'Reilly gets to the ropes.
Kyle scores a series of knees and kicks, but it does damage to his leg. O'Reilly slaps Cole, then Cole flips him off, allowing O'Reilly to slap on an armbar. Cole violently stomps his way out and hits a running knee. O'Reilly still is able to land a nice RegalPlex, but Cole kicks out at two. O'Reilly pulls a double wristlock out of nowhere, then an armbar over the ropes. Cole kicks the leg of O'Reilly and sends him crashing to the floor.
O'Reilly pulls a guillotine, and Cole turns it into a suplex neckbreaker. The two get back in the ring and trade a ton of strikes, including an axe kick, superkicks, and a huge lariat. Brainbuster from O'Reilly into an armbar. Cole gets out, and the two trade strikes again, until Cole folds O'Reilly in half with a leg trap German and a superkick. O'Reilly pulls a guillotine hammerlock and a triangle, but pins himself while Cole puts his feet on the ropes!
Winner: Adam Cole via pinfall
Kyle O'Reilly wont let go of the armbar, and spits and kicks Cole. Tons of refs have to break it up.
Alex Shelley, ACH & Matt Sydal vs. Addiction & Chris Sabin
Shelley and Daniels start off exchanging holds, which Shelley gets the best of until Daniels lands a knee. Shelley counters with a slingshot armdrag and tags out to Sydal who gets beaten into the heel corner. He quickly tags out to ACH, who has the same done to him. ACH dropkicks Sabin, but Sabin gets the advantage and makes Shelley tag in. When he does, Sabin tags Kaz.
Kaz gets triple teamed by the babyfaces, and Daniels eats a standing moonsault from Sydal. ACH punts Daniels at ringside, but gets punted by Sabin, who also kicks Sydal right in the face. Sydal ends up getting worked over by Sabin and Addiction in their corner, then sandwiched with three dropkicks.
Shelley gets the hot tag and dominates Addiction, but he and Sabin still haven't touched. ACH gets another hot tag and beats up the heels, but botches a move outside the ring. Kaz Cutter and Au Revoir get a two count on ACH.
All hell breaks loose and Sydal gets knees on a Shooting Star attempt, and gets hit with a slingshot DDT. Shelley hits Kaz with a reverse STO into the buckle, but Daniels STOs him. ACH sends Daniels outside and lands Air Jordan onto Daniels and Sabin, which is always impressive. 450 and Shooting Star on Sabin for the win.
Winners: Alex Shelley, Matt Sydal and ACH via pinfall (Shooting Star Press)
Shelley and Sabin didn't touch at all in that match. Very suspicious.
ROH World Television Championship
Roderick Strong (c) vs. Bobby Fish
Fish and Strong trade holds and reversals until Fish kicks Strong and tries for the Fish Hook. Strong lands some strikes, but falls victim to a suplex and a somersault senton. They end up outside and Strong tosses Fish across the guard rail haphazardly. Back in the ring, Strong hits a huge Olympic Slam, but it only gets two. Fish comes back and attacks the leg of Strong, and Strong keeps using it anyway, which ends up costing him.
Fish scores a series of knees and kicks, but Strong comes back with his own, then runs by Fish several times with forearms and chops. Fish grabs the leg and does a dragon screw on the apron. The two trade strikes, and Fish drops Strong with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on the floor. Fish then drops Strong across the top turnbuckle, but only gets a two count off of it.
Fish blasts Strong with a spinning wheel kick, and both men work to the top rope, where Fish kills Strong with a Super Falcon Arrow for two. Within moments, Strong is up and striking Fish, but gets caught in a kneebar. It's turned into a Fish Hook, and Strong taps, but the ref doesn't see it! Fish celebrates and is caught with a knee and pinned!
Very different, creative finish, but similar to Taker/Lesnar.
ROH World Tag Team Championship
Kingdom (c) (w/ Maria) vs. War Machine
Kingdom hit War Machine with the belts before the bell, then Taven dives onto Hansen. Spike piledriver on the floor from Kingdom. It gets two in the ring, but Hansen is dropped outside the ring. Rowe is worked over by the heels until he suplexes Taven outside and powerbombs Bennett into the rail. Back in the ring, Fallout on Bennett! That's it, new champs!
Winners: War Machine via pinfall (Fallout) to win the ROH World Tag Team Titles
Taven was hurt in that match. He's helped off.
ROH World Championship
Jay Lethal (c) (w/ Truth Martini & Taeler Hendrix) vs. AJ Styles
Styles gets the better of a grappling exchange, then scores a dropkick to Lethal. Styles flips out of a monkey flip attempt, goes for a kip-up headscissors, and gets dropkicked in the face. Styles doesn't look injured at all. He pulls a Calf Killer out of nowhere, but Lethal escapes and Martini gets involved, allowing Lethal to take Styles down and ram him back-first into the barricade several times.
Lethal goes to work on the back of Styles, exposing the injury. Styles goes for his reverse DDT, but gets sent overhead into the turnbuckle by Lethal. Lethal applies a bear hug, but Styles breaks out and gives Lethal a dose of his own medicine with a suplex into the corner. A reverse powerbomb from Styles gets two, as does a neckbreaker attempt.
Lethal avoids a kick and turns a back suplex into a neckbreaker, but gets two and dropkicks Styles outside the ring. Lethal hits two suicide dives, but gets creamed with an elbow on the third. Back in the ring Lethal applies a Koji Clutch, but Styles turns it into a Calf Killer. Lethal makes it to the ropes. Lethal Injection out of the corner, but Styles hits Pele! Bloody Sunday hits, but Lethal dumps Styles outside the ring through a table! He's in at the count of 19 and kicks out of Lethal Injection! Lethal gets out of a Styles Clash and hits a Cradle Piledriver! Lethal Injection for the win!
Winner: Jay Lethal via pinfall (Lethal Injection) to retain the ROH World Championship