We are live on tape from Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness.
Match Number One: Tommaso Ciampa with the Embassy versus Matt Taven
Taven nonchalantly enters the ring by skinning the cat and Ciampa hits a Dragon suplex before the bell rings. Ciampa pulls down the knee pad but Taven gets to the apron. Taven with an enzuigiri from the apron and then he pulls down the ropes and Ciampa goes to the floor. Taven with a plancha onto Ciampa.
Jay Lethal makes his way to ringside to watch the match. Ciampa with a Schwein to Taven and then he stares at Lethal before pulling back the protective mats. Ciampa sets for a suplex on the floor but Taven counters and he suplexes Ciampa on the floor.
Ciampa and Taven struggle to get back into the ring but they both beat the count. Ciampa and Taven exchange punches and chops from their knees. They get to their feet and they continue with the barrage. Ciampa with a kick but Taven with an enzuigiri followed by a round kick and drop kick. Taven with a spinning boot to the chest for a near fall.
Ciampa with a drop kick to Taven’s knee. Taven with a forearm and then he puts Ciampa on the top rope and hits a corkscrew DDT for a near fall. Taven goes to the turnbuckles but Nana gets on the apron. Lethal gets up from his seat and Evans and Osiris convince Nana to get off the apron.
Ciampa gets up and he tries for the Schwein from the turnbuckles but Taven pushes Ciampa off the turnbuckles. Taven with a frog splash but Ciampa kicks out at two. Ciampa with a knee to the head but he can only get a near fall.
Ciampa exposes the knee and he misses a Shining Wizard and Taven with a rollup for a near fall. Ciampa with an Irish whip but Taven with a boot. Ciampa puts Taven in the tree of woe and Ciampa ties up the arm in the ropes and Ciampa with a running knee to the head. Ciampa with another running knee to the head.
Ciampa gestures to Lethal and then he hits Project Ciampa for the three count.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa
We go to commercial.
We are back and Veda Scott is in the locker room with TJ Perkins. She asks TJ about his match with Mike Mondo. TJ says that Mike wants round two and he reminds Mike that he beat him already. Mike says that he can stop the lightning, but technically he can’t.
The Young Bucks enter the locker room and they wonder why isn’t Veda interviewing them.
TJ says that they are next so they can talk about their pony tails.
The Bucks comment on TJ’s multiple hair colors. Matt asks TJ if he came up with ‘Technical Lightning’ while he was in coach when the Bucks were sitting in first class.
Perkins tells the Bucks that the next time they interrupt him, whether it is in the ring or during an interview, he will put their teeth through the back of their heads.
Match Number Two: Mike Mondo versus TJ Perkins
Mondo has something to say to Perkins before the bell rings. They lock up and Perkins escapes. Perkins with a hammer lock and Mondo with a reversal into a wrist lock. Perkins with a side head lock and take down. Perkins with a leaping neck breaker and then he punches Mondo.
Perkins with a headstand on the turnbuckles followed by a head scissors. Perkins sets for a dive to the floor but Mondo moves out of the way. Mondo goes under the ring to elude Perkins and TJ returns to the ring. Mondo comes up behind Perkins and hits TJ from behind. Mondo sends Perkins into the turnbuckles.
Mondo signals for the fish hook and he applies it and he pulls Perkins around the mat and then lifts him up and drops TJ to the mat for a near fall.
They go to the floor and Mondo tries to send Perkins into the apron but Perkins sends Mondo into the guardrails. Perkins goes for a boot to Mondo but Mike moves and Perkins kicks the guardrail instead. Mondo sends Perkins into the guardrails.
They return to the ring and Mondo gets a near fall. Mondo with a claw and then he presses his elbow against the cheek of Perkins. Mondo with a knee to the head but Perkins with a European uppercut and kicks to the chest.
Mondo sends Perkins into the turnbuckles and then he stands on Perkins’ neck. Mondo with a chin lock to Perkins followed by an elbow to the top of the head. Mondo turns his attention to the eyes of Perkins but Perkins escapes. Perkins with a kick and punches to Mondo and he adds some chops and a European uppercut.
Perkins with a kick to the chest followed by a cross body and punches to Mondo. Perkins with a drop toe hold that sends Mondo into the middle rope. Perkins with a double jump kick to the head. Perkins with a springboard drop kick to the back of the head
The Young Bucks make their way to the ring and they are dressed to wrestle even though they are not scheduled for this week’s show.
Perkins goes to the apron and then up top. Mondo rolls to the other side of the ring and then the referee checks on Mondo while the Bucks torment Perkins. Perkins goes to the floor after Matt. Nick rolls Perkins back into the ring and Mondo hits Perkins from behind.
Perkins perches himself in the ropes and Mondo tries for a cross body but Perkins moves and Mondo goes to the floor. Perkins with a flip dive onto the Bucks and Mondo. Perkins rolls Mondo back into the ring and Matt grabs TJ’s leg. Mondo with a butterfly DDT from the ropes and Mondo gets the three count.
Winner: Mike Mondo
After the match, The Bucks and Mondo attack Perkins but the All Night Xpress make their way to the ring to even the odds.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to go Inside ROH. This week the talk is about Border Wars.
Kevin runs through some of the matches at Border Wars.
We go to comments from the challengers for the World Tag Team Titles, Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin as they prepare for their final shot at the titles. Haas says that the Briscoes sit here and complain about what has happened to them. Charlie reminds Mark and Jay that they were the ones who got jumped by the Briscoes last June.
Charlie reminds them that they were the ones carried out in Fort Lauderdale.
Shelton says that they will win the titles in Toronto in a Fight without Honor.
Jay Briscoe says that they have been through a war and they might have started it, but in Florida, Haas and Benjamin crossed the line. Jay says that they are going to cross the line in Canada.
Truth Martini discusses the three matches involving the House of Truth next weekend.
Roderick tells Finlay that he hears that he likes to fight. On May 12th, he will be in store for the biggest fight of his life.
Michael Elgin tells Adam Cole walks into Toronto in a dream land of his. On May 12th, Cole gets a dose of reality when he faces the only man who is the true breakout star of 2012.
Rhino tells Eddie Edwards that he is a former Heavyweight Champion and so is he. Rhino says that he gets paid to take people out and he will do it in Toronto. He will leave Eddie laying in a puddle of his own piss, blood, and s***. He will GORE GORE GORE Edwards.
Eddie Edwards says that he has done his talking and it is about what will happen in the ring. It will be about who will take the most and get up to fight back. He will not be stopped and he is going to get the World Title again.
Mike Bennett tells Maria that it makes him really sad that Lance didn’t get the picture in Fort Lauderdale. Lance begged for another match against him. He doesn’t like that Lance wants it in his home country. Mike wants to be serious for a minute. He says that Lance’s Ring of Honor career came close to an end in Fort Lauderdale. It will definitely end in Toronto.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Veda Scott is in the locker room with Kyle O’Reilly. She asks Kyle about his match with Kevin Steen. Kyle says that Steen talks a lot of trash about Team Ambition’s training regimen. He says that Steen throws stones at something that Steen cannot comprehend . . . being an athlete. Kyle wants to know why people like him. He says that Steen is fat, stinky, and a disgusting slob. He tells Steen to read his lips. He will expose Steen for the fraud that he is and everyone will wake up from Wrestling’s Greatest Daydream.
Steve Corino has joined Kevin and Nigel at the announce table.
Match Number Three: Kyle O’Reilly versus Kevin Steen with Jimmy Jacobs
Steen wants the handshake but Kyle refuses. O’Reilly with a kick and then they exchange forearms and punches. Steen with a rake of the eyes to blind Kyle. Steen tries for a suplex but O’Reilly with a knee to the head to get out of the hold. Kyle with kicks to the chest and a leg sweep that forces Steen to go to the floor to regroup.
Kyle with a punch and kicks on the floor. Jacobs watches the action from the other corner. Steen blocks a kick and sends Kyle’s leg into the ring post. Steen with a power bomb onto the apron.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Steen is in control as he berates O’Reilly. Steen with an Irish whip and Kyle’s leg gives out. Steen misses a shoulder into the corner and Steen goes shoulder first into the post. Kyle with a running drop kick off the apron in a desperation move and he feels the pain in his ankle one more time.
Kyle goes up top and he hits a missile drop kick. Kyle gets sent to the apron and he favors his ankle. Kyle drops Steen’s arm onto the top rope. Steen sends Kyle onto the apron and then he hits a DDT with Kyle hanging in the ropes. Steen with the cannonball.
Steen gets a near fall. Steen gets Kyle on his shoulders but Kyle with elbows and he applies a cross arm breaker and he gets Steen onto the mat. Steen gets to the ropes and Kyle is forced to release the hold. Kyle with a kick using his injured leg but he cannot Irish whip Steen.
Steen spits in Kyle’s face and Kyle with a back heel kick and punches to the head. Steen with a power bomb and Kyle loses his mouth piece. Steen picks up the mouth piece and then he puts it in his mouth. Steen mocks Richards with an ankle lock. Kyle with an enzuigiri and Steen loses the mouth piece. Kyle throws the mouth piece at Jacobs and then he punches Jacobs on the apron. Steen with the F-Cinq for the three count.
Winner: Kevin Steen
After the match, Steen attacks Kyle with the tennis racket and then Jacobs taunts Kyle while Steen applies the ankle lock.
Davey Richards comes to the ring and he fights Jacobs and Steen. Richards with punches to Steen and then he puts Steen in the ankle lock. Jacobs comes from behind and he low blows Richards.
Steen picks up the tennis racket and he hits Richards with the tennis racket. Dozens of referees and security members come to ringside but they are held at bay by one man. Eventually, they are able to separate Steen and Jacobs from Richards. Steen and Jacobs leave the ring but Steen with a shot to Kyle’s head. Corino wants to know where Jim Cornette is to deal with this mayhem.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Davey Richards has a mic. He tells Steen there is one thing he will never do. That is take his Ring of Honor title from him. Not only will he kick Steen’s ass in Toronto and bury him in Toronto. He will show Steen what it is like to be helpless. He tells the fat boy that his days of pretending to be an athlete or a professional wrestler are quickly coming to an end. This American Strong Style thing is dead. If Steen wants the Wolf, he’s got the Wolf and he is hunting Steen.
We go to credits.