Eddie Edwards vs. Taiji Ishimori
Ishimori's Pro Wrestling NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight championship is not on the line. This is his first appearance in North America for ROH.
They locked up and reversed several moves before facing off. Edwards grabbed a side headlock and shoulderblocked him down. Ishimori nailed a head scirrors and teased a dive. They went into a series of moves. Ishimori hit another head scissors to the outside. Edwards was nailed with a standing moonsault to the floor from the corner.
Back in the ring, Edwards was locked into a rear chinlock. They battled to the apron where Edwards nailed an enziguri on Ishimori, sending him to the floor. Edwards nailed a big time dive to the outside.
Ishimori was tossed back into the ring for a two count. Edwards drilled him with a big dropkick then brought him to the corner for a hard chop. Ishimori and Edwards battled back and forth with chops. Edwards went for a back suplex but Ishimori landed on his feet. Edwards was able to overcome him and locked him in the Achilles Lock.
Ishimori came back with a big stomp and a big double knee strike off the top for a two count. Ishimori went for a handspring elbow but Edwards caught him and nailed an inverted sitdown suple. Edwards peppered him with chops in the corner, sending him down to the mat.
Ishimori reversed a whip into the corner but was caught with an elbow and a running knee strike. Edwards slammed him down for a two count. Ishimori came back with a version of the shining wizard for a two count. They went back and forth with a series of near falls. Ishimori hit a twisting kick but was drilled in the face by Edwards. They both drilled each other and were down and out. The crowd chanted for ROH.
They recovered and battled back and forth with strikes. Ishimori went to the top for a 450 splash but Edwards pulled his knees up. Edwards worked over Ishimori and placed her on the top. He nailed a top rope super rana. Ishimori was drilled with a pair of powerbombs across the knees for another two count.
Edwards finally drilled him with the Diehard Driver for the win.
Your winner, Eddie Edwards!
Really good match with some great near falls and sequences.
ROH TV champion Matt Taven vs. Mark Briscoe
Taven and Briscoe went back and forth. Briscoe ran him from the ring with a spinkick. Back in the ring, Taven backed Briscoe into the corner and drilled him with a chop, Briscoes returned and nailed several of his own, rode him to the mat and drilled him with a series of cross faces.
Taven was caught in an armbar and a series of armdrags. Briscoe sent him to the floor and nailed a dropkick through the ropes. Briscoe worked over Taven on the floor and suplexed him onto the apron.
I had some Internet issues but the finish was The Hoopla Hootties distracting Briscoe. He was rolled up by Taven, who hooked the tights to get the win.
Your winner and still ROH TV champion Matt Taven!
Truth Martini was nailed with Redneck Kung-Fu after and Martini was carried out.
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