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ROH YEAR TWO ARCHIVE: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT RING OF HONOR'S SOPHOMORE EFFORT

By Mike Johnson on 2004-12-24 00:31:00


ROH RETRIBUTION: ROUND ROBIN CHALLENGE II

RING OF HONOR ROUND ROBIN CHALLENGE II RESULTS; FORMER WCW STAR DEBUTS
by Mike Johnson

Ring Of Honor returned to West Mifflin, PA at the West CCAC Campus on 4/26, drawing around 400 fans for their second ever "Round Robin Challenge." Results of the show saw:

*Christopher Daniels defeated The Amazing Red with the Last Rites in the first Round Robin Challenge bout.

*Colt Cabana & Ace Steel defeated Da Hit Squad in what was billed as the final ever appearance of Da Hit Squad in ROH. Cabana scored the pin on Mack after a Colt 45 with an assist from Steel. No tease of a future feud between Da Hit Squad at all.

*In what was said to be an excellent Scramble Match, The SATs defeated Dunn and Marcos, EZ Money and Sterling James Keenan (a regular with IWC in Pittsburgh) and Special K when The SAT hit Dunn with the Spanish Fly for the pin. The mysterious large worker in the crowd (Mega from the Norteast indies) again got into a confrontation with Special K's Slugga.

*Homicide (with Julius Smokes aka J-Train from the riots) defeated CM Punk via submission with the STF. Before the match someone dressed like Raven jumped in the ring to mock Punk but was attacked by former WCW valet Daffney (now using the ring name Lucy) and laid them out. Punk announced here as the newest member of his heel faction, the Second City Saints.

*The Carnage Crew of Loc, Devito and Masada defeated Hotstuff Hernandez, Don Juan & Fast Eddie with a triple spiked piledriver on Juan. Lots of blood in this one. The Crew beat up Scott from Tough Enough 3, who was serving as timekeeper.

*Paul London defeated The Amazing Red in a Round Robin Challenge with the Styles Clash. London wore an AJ Styles T-shirt to the ring. The storyline here is London is looking to prove himself after missing the title match where Styles and Red won the belts.

*Alexis Laree pinned Persephonie. Michael Shane & Simply Luscious hit the ring and attacked both women. Shane took over the ring and sat in the center of it with a chair. Gary Michael Cappetta came out to interview Shane, who declared he was making the next match (a Four Way) into a Five Way.

*Matt Stryker defeated Michael Shane, Chad Collyer, Donovan Morgan and BJ Whitmer when Stryker forced Collyer to tap out.

*Christopher Daniels defeated Paul London in a Round Robin Challenge match, winning the Challenge 2 matches to London's 1. Daniels scored the pin with his double jump moonsault after getting his knees up on a shooting star press attempt.

*ROH champion Samoa Joe defeated Doug Williams, submission with a choke to retain the ROH belt in his first title defense. The Prophecy laid out Joe and Michael Shane after the match.

Notes: AJ Styles missed the show with a deep bruise of his knee....HC Loc needed 12 stables from gash suffered during the six man....The next scheduled show is 5/31 returning to Philadelphia, PA at the Murphy Recreation Center....The Crowd was said to have been very hot.

ROH Retribution: Round Robin Challenge II can be ordered at ROHWrestling.com.


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