ROH News SHOW RESULTS - 6/8 ROH in Columbus, Ohio: Detailed Report on Briscoe's latest ROH Title defense, Steen, Hardy, Warfare match announced for TV taping, more
Jun 8, 2013 - 11:06:35 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Ring of Honor show results
June 8, 2013
Results submitted by Chris of PWPonderings.com & Report by J.R. Judy, PWTorch reader
The Expo Center was filled pretty well, surprising for such a small venue but they packed a ton of people in there. There was an autism donations table, which was awesome to see, along with standard ROH and Highspots tables, which were all very busy.
The pre-show Q&A with Matt Hardy and Steve Corino was interesting to see some of the questions people asked. The best part was Hardy and Corino's responses, though. Even as heels, they got a good reaction from about half the crowd, which was surprising for Matt Hardy, who tried very hard to get booed.
(1) Adam Cole beat Caprice Coleman. This was a solid opening match with both men getting tons of offense in. Corino was supporting Cole trying to sway him to S.C.U.M. Coleman pulled off an amazing moonsault where he sprung from inside on the second rope all the way over the top, which looked amazing and got the crowd excited. Cole won with the Florida Key. (**1/2)
(2) Roderick Strong beat “God's Gift” Q.T. Marshall. I wasn't expecting much out of Q.T., but he carried his end of the load. Roderick was great as always and had full support from the crowd. Strong won with the Strong Hold. (**)
(3) Davey Richards beat Cedric Alexander. This was the Match of the Night. Both men pulled out all the stops with everything from good technical wrestling to aerial attacks to multiple false finishes, which had the crowd the whole time. This is a match you must watch on the DVD. Richards won with the cloverleaf after a tremendous exchange when Alexander didn't respond to the referee. (***1/4)
(4) ROH tag champions reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) beat A.C.H. & Tadarius Thomas in a non-title Proving Ground match. This match started out slow, but really picked up towards the end with a few high-flying spots on the floor. O'Reilly hit his suicide missile dropkick on A.C.H. against the guardrail, which made the crowd come unglued. The finish was strong with ReDragon getting the win. (**1/4)
During intermission, Truth Martini and the Hoopla Hotties came out for Truth's talk show. Cheeseburger was the guest, and they discussed him kissing Maria. After an awkward interrogation of whether he got a boner or not, Cheeseburger got a lap dance from the hotties and took his pants off in order to be able to kiss the hotties. Before he could kiss them, Rhino came out and gored Cheeseburger. (JR's Reaction: This segment was uncomfortable and just seemed like cheap sex jokes. It seemingly dragged on, making intermission last longer. Rhino made the crowd pop and it looked like he killed Cheeseburger.)
(5) Kevin Steen beat Rhino. After the Gore on Cheeseburger, Steen ran out and started brawling with Rhino on the floor. Steen flew around the ring and proved why he is a tremendous wrestler with multiple high-flying moves bringing the crowd to their feet. A short, but fun match with Steen getting the win with his version of an F5. (**1/4)
(6) Matt Hardy beat Mark Briscoe. After Steen's win, he tried to attack Corino, but before he could, Matt Hardy came out to hype their Best in the World showdown. Hardy hit Steen with the Twist of Fate before Mark Briscoe came out to jump-start the match. Hardy wrestled a very slow pace while Mark tried to mount a comeback with Redneck Kung Fu. Multiple instances of Corino interfering, including the use of brass knuckles, allowed Matt to hit the Twist of Fate for the win. (**)
Post-match, Team S.C.U.M. (Jacobs, Titus, and Compton) came out to attack Mark, but Team ROH came out to make the save.
(7) S.C.U.M. (Jimmy Jacobs & Rhett Titus & Cliff Compton) beat Jay Lethal & B.J. Whitmer & Michael Elgin in a six-man tag match. They brawled all over the arena, which was hard to see from the crowd, but it sounded exciting. Tons of action in and out of the ring that had the crowd standing the whole match. In the end, Compton hit his version of the F5 gets the win for Team S.C.U.M. (**3/4)
(8) ROH World champion Jay Briscoe beat Eddie Edwards to retain the ROH Title. Next up for Briscoe is facing his brother, Mark Briscoe, at the "Best in the World" iPPV in two weeks on June 22. This one started out very slow and technical, but turned in to a hard-hitting back and forth match. Edwards is so smooth, especially when transitioning between holds. Jay held his own and looked great in the win, hitting his driver and retaining the title in a solid main event. (**3/4)
Post-match, S.C.U.M. came out to hype Best in the World and the TV taping the next day. Corino said if Jay beats his "retard brother" (no need for that line) on iPPV, then he faces Hardy. Also, he announced a Steel Cage Warfare match of ROH vs. S.C.U.M. at the TV taping in Baltimore. The heels then went to the back while Jay congratulated Eddie and then thanked the crowd to end the show.
I've been to multiple company's live shows, but my first ROH show takes the cake as the best one ever. Every match was solid with moments and moves that excited the crowd. It seems like the loud and energetic crowds motivated the wrestlers more. I highly recommend the DVD as a must-watch.
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