5. Michael Elgin (w/Truth Martini) beat Raphael Constantine and Sean Casey in a handicap match. Constantine and Casey are both current OVW regulars. Casey has the distinction of being partially trained by the late Brian Pillman. The powerful Elgin won the match after giving both Casey and Constantine spinebusters at the same time. Constantine had the ice pack placed on his neck after the match.
6. Jay Lethal vs El Generico went to a 15 minute draw, so Lethal retains the ROH TV Title. This was the main event for the second episode. Mike Bennett and “Brutal” Bob Evans came out and sat at ringside to watch this match, and brought Nachos, a hot dog, and popcorn with them. Evans did all the eating though. With three minutes left in the time limit, Bennett grabbed the TV title, and put it on. Lethal went out and slapped Bennett on the floor.
With the time limit almost expired, Lethal landed a top rope elbow, but Bennett had referee Todd Sinclair distracted, so the match ended in a draw. Lethal and Bennett fought more on the floor after the match. El Generico took them both out with a dive to the floor. The crowd chanted for 5 more minutes. It didn’t happen, but Lethal and Generico did argue some. Different style from these two than the other matches tonight, but I like the way these guys work together. Still seems weird seeing Jay Lethal in ROH though.
7. Tommaso Ciampa (w/Prince Nana, Ernesto Osiris and Princess Mia) beat Shiloh Jonze. This was the first match for episode 3. Jonze is another OVW regular, lots of crowd chants for Jonze. Fun enough squash ending with Ciampa hitting his “Project Ciampa” finisher for the win.
Next came the Kevin Steen reinstatement angle. Kevin Kelly and Jim Cornette got into the ring with Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs, who wore a shiny suit. Steen came to the ring with attorney Chrisian Mascagni, and two other flunkys. Mascagni is yet another OVW regular as a manager/attourny, and is an attorney in real life. Cornette said Steen was a great wrestler, but that he was also legit crazy. Cornette said Steen is also an a**hole. Steen said none of that stuff insults him, and called Cornette a hypocritical piece of garbage. Steen said he carried ROH on his back for a year. Steen said Cornette hates him because he can’t control him.
Corino took the mic and said he created all of this, but said that Steen went too far. Steen said Corino and Jacobs have had their balls cut off, and are as pathetic now as Cornette. Corino said he would face Steen at Final Battle on December 23rd, and if Steen wins he’s reinstated. Corino said he would be an evil person on that night. Cornette then said Jimmy Jacobs would be the referee for that match. Steen loved that idea. Steen also demanded Cornette be at ringside for the match to watch him win his career back up close. Steen said it would become Kevin Steen’s Ring Of Honor.
8. The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) beat Future Shock(Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole). This was the main event for episode 3. The crowd started showing some fatigue here. One of the Young Bucks, I believe Nick Jackson, took a wicked blow on the floor to the back of his head against the ring apron, courtesy of Adam Cole. Scary looking spot. Turned into a real good match late, tons of fast paced spots. O’Reilly used some great submissions, but the Bucks wouldn’t submit. The Young Bucks finally won it by pinning O’Reilly after a double team move. O’Reilly was looking worse for the wear after this match, rough night for him between this and the Davey Richards match he had earlier.
9. Cedric Alexander and Caprice Coleman beat The Bravado Brothers(Lancelot and Harlem). This was the first match for the 4th episode. I don’t care what anyone else says, I love the Bravado Brothers. They are entertaining as Hell. Alexander and Coleman won this one though, in what I’d call a mild upset. A strong showing from Coleman and Alexander in both of their matches tonight, and the crowd took to them much more tonight than they did last month here.
10. TJ Perkins beat Chris Silvio. Silvio is yet another of many OVW regulars that worked this show tonight. Silvio appeared to be doing a “Superstar” Billy Graham impression tonight. Perkins got the win in a fairly competitive match.
11. The All Night Express(Rhett Titus and Kenny King) beat Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin. This was the TV main event for the 4th episode. Back and forth match for awhile. While Shelton Benjamin was on the floor, the Briscoe Brothers ran out and hit him on the back with a chair. Meanwhile in the ring, The All Night Express hit a double team move, and then pinned Charlie Hass to garner a huge win for them over The Worlds Greatest Tag Team.
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