TV Title Match: Adam Cole vs Matt Taven
I love Taven and Martini's new "hoopla" entrance music, but Martini is wearing...well, I guess he's wearing the type of thing he wears when he's preparing for another of his infamous conquests. Feeling out process starts us off as they exchange wristlocks and stuff, then go to the mat for some chain wrestling. Cole finally gets some momentum as he counters a leapfrog to an inverted atomic drop, Taven backdrops Cole to the ring apron and Truth distracts Cole so Taven can dropkick him to the floor. Taven tries a dive and Cole counters with a leaping enziguiri, Cole tries a springboard move back into the ring and Truth pulls Cole's ankle and allows Taven to nail Cole and send him tumbling out to the floor. Cole reverses a whip and sends Taven into the barricade, then gets distracted by Truth again and chases him around ringside until Taven sneaks in and spinkicks Cole in the face. Truth runs around with his fists pumped in the air as Taven rams Cole into the barricade, then they go back inside and Taven hits a side backbreaker for 2. Taven with a vertical suplex and a SWEET springboard twisting senton, then he distracts the referee so Truth can choke Cole on the second rope. Cole starts a comeback, but Taven shuts him down pretty quickly, humps his face, and repeatedly right hands him in the face before stopping to yell at a ringside fan. Cole gets his boot up when Taven charges him in the corner and starts to mount a comeback, bicycle kicks Taven, and gives him an over the knee neckbreaker for 2. Cole with a missile dropkick for 2, Taven escapes a vertical suplex attempt and hits a rolling neckbreaker for 2. Cole blocks a superplex attempt and hits a sunset flip that causes Taven to apparently land right on top of his head in the scariest thing I've seen in months, then he rams Taven headfirst into the turnbuckle, drills him with a kneestrike for 2, but Taven hits a springboard enziguiri for 2, showing no apparent ill effects from that scary bump. Cole dumps Taven out to the apron and apparently causes him to tweak his knee, then slingshots over the top rope to DDT Taven on the apron in another scary head bump. Taven dodges a flying bodypress from Cole and tries a suplex, but Cole reverses to a brainbuster over the knee and gets Taven in the figure four. Taven makes it to the ropes, Truth grabs Cole from the floor and allows Taven to roll him up for 2, Cole with enziguiri #347 of the evening but Truth drills Cole in the back with the Book of Truth and Taven hits Moonlight Drive, and we have a new TV Champion!
Winner and NEW ROH TV Champion: Matt Taven
Wow, that's a shocker! Great match and you did NOT see this title change coming, and Matt Hardy is stunned at ringside because his match with Cole tomorrow is now no longer a TV Title match.
ROH World Tag Team Title Match: Jay & Mark Briscoe vs Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly
Mark and O'Reilly start us off as both Briscoes are looking really grizzly like they've been living in the woods or something. Basic feeling out process to start as they go back and forth until Mark hits a leg lariat and O'Reilly tags Fish in. Jay obliges by tagging in as well, and Nigel McGuinness joins the broadcast team to address Matt Hardy's concerns, and he says that tomorrow's Hardy-Cole match will be for a shot at the TV Title at Supercard of Honor. So there you go. Jay connects with a series of jabs and a big boot, then Mark comes back in to beat Fish up as well. Fish is in real deep trouble as Mark hits a vertical suplex for 2, then unloads with Redneck Kung Fu. Fish easily beats that with his real martial arts training, then tags in O'Reilly and knocks Jay off the ring apron so they can hit a series of charging strikes and a windmill backbreaker/kneedrop combo on Mark for 2. O'Reilly unloads on Mark with a series of kicks to the chest while mocking Redneck Kung Fu, Fish tags in and charges...and gets backdropped to the floor. Mark tags Jay in, but Fish sweeps the leg before Jay even has a chance to get in the ring and attacks his leg on the floor, then rolls Jay inside and drags him to his corner where he and O'Reilly viciously attack his knee. O'Reilly with a flurry of kicks to Jay, then he distracts Mark so Fish can hit a top rope headbutt behind the referee's back. O'Reilly gets a side figure four on Jay and really cranks on the knee, then dumps him out to the floor so Fish can beat him up while he takes a shot at Mark. O'Reilly goes for the dropkick off the apron, but Jay clotheslines him on the way down and Mark nails Fish off the apron. Jay rolls back inside and finally makes the tag to Mark, and Redneck Kung Fu once again reigns supreme! Mark tears through Fish, then O'Reilly, then Mark goes for the Crane Kick, backflips out of a counter attempt by Fish, and hits a fisherman's buster on Fish. Mark dumps Fish on his head with a pair of suplexes, but Fish kicks out of a cover at 2. Mark hits Iconoclasm and Jay follows up with a frogsplash, but O'Reilly breaks the fall at 2. Fish boots Jay in the face and backdrops Mark to the apron where O'Reilly boots him to the floor, then they double up on Jay. O'Reilly with a charging kick to Jay for 2, they hit a double goozle for 2, Mark shoves Fish off the top rope and brawls with O'Reilly on the apron, but Jay picks O'Reilly up from the floor and Mark comes off the apron with the Doomsday Device. The Briscoes get Fish alone in the ring and hit a Falcon Arrow suplex/froggybow combo, but Fish kicks out at 2. Briscoes go for the Doomsday Device again, but O'Reilly shoves Mark off to the apron and they trade punches and then headbutts while Fish and Jay lay each other out. O'Reilly goes to the second rope and Mark goes for Iconoclasm to the floor, but O'Reilly shoves Mark off and Fish suplexes Mark to the floor. Jay tries to superplex O'Reilly, O'Reilly stands his ground long enough for Fish to come in and pick Jay up so they can hit Jay with their own Doomsday Device for 2. Fish and O'Reilly hit Chasing The Dragon and we have our second title change of the evening!
Winners and NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions: Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly
What an eventful evening! I can't wait for O'Reilly's promo where he gloats about how he was able to do with Fish what he couldn't do with Cole or Richards. The new champions demand that Cary Silkin comes into the ring and straps the belts around their waists. This match was terrific, O'Reilly and Fish have great chemistry and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do as champions.
The ROH World Title is on the line on Page 4!
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