Crowd chants Mr Wrestling as Generico uneasily shakes Jacobs' hand. They tie up and go to the corner, but Jacobs breaks clean as the crowd chants Little Jimmy at Jacobs. Headlock and escape sequence, wristlock sequence, and Generico goes Ole at him. Jacobs armdrags Generico and goes Huss at him (for the old time fans), Generico comes off the ropes with a shoulderblock, Jacobs comes back with a flying headscissors, and Generico gets him back with a spinning backbreaker for 2. Generico unloads with chops in the corner, then slams Jacobs and hits a standing moonsault for 2. Generico with more chops, but Jacobs rolls over Generico with a pair of clotheslines and a legsweep neckbreaker. Generico goes for a Yakuza Kick, but Jacobs pulls the top rope down and Generico tumbles to the floor where Jacobs wipes him out with a dive through the ropes. Jacobs back in with a big boot to the face and a tornado vertical suplex for 2, catches Generico's boot on another Yakuza Kick attempt, and Generico gets a Blue Thunder Driver for 2 and then a Michinoku Driver for another 2. Generico and Jacobs go toe to toe and Generico hits the half and half suplex and goes for the Yakuza Kick yet again, but Jacobs catches him coming in with the End Time. Generico tries to suplex out but Jacobs counters to a rollup for 2 and an Ace Crusher out of the corner for another 2. Jacobs goes for a charge into the corner but Generico follows him in and finally hits the Yakuza Kick. They wind up fighting on the ring apron and Jacobs hits a spear onto the ring frame and quickly makes a cover, but only gets 2. Jacobs goes up top but Generico hits another Yakuza Kick and goes for the top rope brainbuster, and Jacobs blocks and counters to a top rope tornado DDT.
That was awesome, and both men are down as Kevin Steen hops the rail and grabs a microphone, telling Generico he's back and is never going away. He starts an ROH chant and then tells Jacobs to tell Corino that he's a f***ing p****, and then ROH cuts his mic, but Steen keeps talking anyway as security comes out to eject him. Jacobs comes out of the ring and jumps onto Steen, but Steen powerbombs him onto the ring apron so Generico hits a dive that wipes out everyone except Steen, who rolls into the ring to avoidthe move. Steen starts fighting off security by himself so Cary Silkin gets into the ring to try and reason with him, and Steen tries to give him the Package Piledriver but he is mobbed again by security. Jim Cornette comes in and starts yelling at Steen, but Steen spits at him, causing Cornette to physically go after him as Steen is again physically restrained and carried out of the building while Jacobs and Generico both have to be restrained from attacking him. Generico grabs a chair as Jacobs gets into a shouting match with Cornette, and everyone simply throws their hands in the air and head to the back.
Even though the Steen stuff will overshadow it, this was actually a really good match. The crowd really got into this whole series of events and popped big for the way things broke down.
Michael Elgin vs Charlie Haas
This ought to be a lot of fun between two big bulls. Test of strength teased, but Elgin pulls away as the crowd starts chanting his name. Haas with an armdrag go behind, Elgin shakes him off but Haas takes him down with a side headlock and a series of armdrags. Haas with a really nice armbreaker where he underhooked Elgin's arm like he was going for a hiptoss, but just rotated the arm down and across his knee, then went for a REALLY high armbar on the mat. Elgin makes the ropes and dumps Haas to the apron, Haas drills him in the face with a right hand, but Truth Martini grabs Haas and allows Elgin to tackle him to the floor. Martini gets in Haas' face and slaps him, and Haas chases Truth Martini around ringside and is blindsided by Elgin, who comes off the apron with a flying clothesline. Elgin tosses Haas back inside and hits a top rope shoulderblock for 2, then rams Haas hard into the corner and goes to a kneeling surfboard. Haas makes the ropes and then they start rocking each other with double clotheslines until they both go down in the middle of the ring.
They make it back to their feet and trade right hands until Elgin goes down. Haas drives Elgin into the corner, follows him in with a charging elbow, hits a big boot, and launches Elgin into the air with rolling German suplexes, and Kevin Kelly also said on commentary that he's never seen anyone throw Elgin around like that. Elgin takes a run at Haas and gets powerslammed for 2, but he grabs Haas for a pair of short elbows and hits the Here It Is Driver for 2. Elgin winds up and goes for a running clothesline, but Haas dropkicks Elgin to the floor and goes out after him. Elgin reverses a whip and sends Haas into the barricade, but Haas picks Elgin up and back suplexes him onto the barricade. They head back into the ring and Haas goes up top, but Elgin nails him and hits a superplex and slowly makes a cover for 2. Haas with a big boot, but Elgin with a leaping enziguiri as he once again pulls out something awesome I didn't expect out of him, but only gets 2 off a cover. Elgin goes up top apparently for a moonsault, but Haas pops up and runs up the turnbuckles to hit a top rope German and then runs Elgin over with a hard clothesline for 2, and then a second gets the win.
Winner: Charlie Haas
Really hard hitting power match, and Elgin never ceases to amaze me with the stuff he comes out with in his matches. I'd like to see these two face off again.
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