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RING OF HONOR TELEVISION REPORT: TELEVISION TITLE MATCH; ALL NIGHT XPRESS TALK; THE CONSPIRACY BETWEEN THE HOUSE OF TRUTH AND EMBASSY IS REVEALED; CIAMPA HAS A NEW PROJECT

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-07-29 11:09:16
This week’s show starts off with footage from Best in the World when Roderick Strong retained the television title in a Three Way Dance against Jay Lethal and Tommaso Ciampa.

We are live on tape from Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness.

Match Number One: Rhino (with Truth Martini) versus Rocco Abruzzi

Rhino with a kick to the midsection and punches. Rhino sends Rocco into the turnbuckles. Rhino with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Rhino with a shoulder in the corner followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. It is time for the GORE and he hits it and gets the three count.

Winner: Rhino

After the match, Tommaso Ciampa comes to the ring with Prince Nana, RD Evans, and Mia Yim. Ciampa sends Nana and Evans into the ring. Ciampa gets a mic and he says that Nana and Evans must think that he is stupid. He is a lot more intelligent than they give him credit for. He says that he has a lot of questions, but no answers. Ciampa wants to know what was going on with the television title match and the money for Rhino.

Truth Martini gets the mic and he says that he tells his members the absolute truth. He suggests that Nana do the same. He wants them to tell Ciampa about their deal.

Ciampa wants to know what deal Martini was talking about.

Evans begs for mercy and he says that he is renowned for his honesty and he says that if Ciampa can trust anyone, it is him. In the interest of full disclosure between attorney and client, it is time for Ciampa to know the truth. He says that it was all Nana.

Ciampa grabs Nana by the throat and he says that the Embassy is dead. Ciampa with an Air Raid Crash to Nana. Officials make their way to the ring to check on Nana and we go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at what we saw right before the commercial break.

Match Number Two: Tommaso Ciampa (with RD Evans) versus Mike Sydal

Sydal with a rollup while Ciampa is looking to the crowd. Ciampa with a clothesline and punches to Sydal. Ciampa slams Sydal into the turnbuckles. Ciampa with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Sydal with an elbow. Ciampa grabs Sydal by the hair while he is between the ropes and connects with a boot to the chest.

Ciampa stretches Sydal and applies a reverse chin lock. Sydal with a jawbreaker and he avoids a few clotheslines. Sydal with a forearm but Ciampa with an elbow. Sydal with a matrix and then he avoids Ciampa and Tommaso goes over the top rope to the apron. Sydal with an enzuigiri and he goes up top for a moonsault and connects.

Sydal slams Ciampa’s head into the apron and then he goes up again and tries for a cross body but Ciampa catches Sydal and tries for Project Ciampa but Sydal with a sunset flip for a near fall. Ciampa blocks a kick and then he puts Sydal in a split and Ciampa with a boot to the head. Ciampa hits Project Ciampa for the three count.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kevin Kelly is in the ring to interview the current tag team champions, the All Night Xpress, Rhett Titus and Kenny King.

Kevin reminds everyone that King and Titus won the World Tag Titles at Best in the World. Kevin asks them what they thought about Charlie Haas’ comments about being flukes and his demands.

Kenny says that the only thing that makes demands are champions. Cowards do not make demands. Charlie and Shelton are a couple of cowards. He talks about what Haas and Benjamin did to them and the Briscoes. They did not try to beat Rhett, they tried to kill him. Kenny says that Rhett is a beast and there is no one else that he would go into battle with.

Rhett says that it might have been a fluke if it happened once. They would be lucky if it happened two times. When it happens three times, that means that they own their asses.

Rhett says that their celebration got cut short in New York, but they are bringing the party to Baltimore.

Charlie Haas and Shelton Benajmin’s music plays and they make their way to the ring. Shelton tells Kevin he can leave. He wants to know if Kenny and Rhett are done with their feel good moment. Shelton asks them if they can look at themselves in the mirror and then he reminds the fans that ‘What’ is associated with a different company.

Shelton wants to know if they can call themselves champions. Now it is time for them to face reality. What happened at Best in the World cannot be considered a win. He wants them to name a date and place so him and Charlie can regain their Tag Team Titles or they can do the smart things and they can hand the titles back over to them.

Kenny and Rhett discuss those options. Kenny says that he was a lot better looking than smart. Kenny discusses the options and he says that if given a choice to run or fight, they will fight every time. Kenny says that they have some time to fight now.

Shelton says that there won’t be a match tonight because the titles are not on the line and the match is not sanctioned. They won’t fight unless the titles are on the line.

Rhett starts to address the fans but Charlie Haas with a take down on Titus and he punches Rhett. King grabs Haas and punches him and then hits the wheel kick. Benjamin brings a chair into the ring and he hits Kenny with it. Benjamin hits Titus in the ribs with the chair.

Security comes to the ring and the wait in line to get their asses kicked by Benjamin. Shelton pushes Todd Sinclair and then he attacks Titus again. Benjamin wants to hit Titus in the surgically repaired knee but Haas stops him.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to go Inside Ring of Honor.

Our first topic is Kevin Steen’s opponent at Boiling Point. We are reminded that Jim Cornette announced that Steen would face someone from outside the company and we found out last week that it would be Eddie Kingston.

We see footage from Kingston’s previous work in Ring of Honor. Jim Cornette talks about how Kingston is someone who does what it takes to survive. They mention Kingston’s work in CHIKARA and how he is their champion.

Cornette mentions that Kingston is a brawler and a loose cannon with anger management problems, just like Kevin Steen.

We see footage from the Tenth Anniversary Show when Steen confronted Kingston in the ring. We then see footage from the Unity event when Steen got disqualified.

Cornette mentions that Kingston gets one chance at redemption to achieve his dreams and become ROH World Champion. He says that Kingston will be desperate since he only has one chance.

Our next topic is which woman will be known as the First Lady of Ring of Honor.

We see footage from Maria attacking Adam Cole with her boot only to have Sara Del Rey attack Maria.

We will have a mixed tag match at Boiling Point with Sara Del Rey and Eddie Edwards facing Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis.

Eddie says that he has had problems with Mike Bennett. He has no problem beating up Mike or Bob, but he will not put his hands on Maria. Eddie says that he went out and got the original first lady of Ring of Honor.

Sara says that Maria is disgusting prancing around the ring while worrying about her hair and nails. She says that a real woman would break Maria in half. In Providence, she is going to be that woman.

Maria cannot believe that Sara would consider herself the first lady of wrestling. She then calls Sara the Drag Queen of Wrestling. Mike calms her down. Mike mentions his match with Lance Storm next week and now he has to deal with Eddie Edwards. While Eddie says that he has trouble hitting a woman, Mike says that he would have no problem hitting Sara if she puts her hands on the first lady of Ring of Honor. Maria tells Mike what won’t happen if Sara puts her hands on Maria.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we are told that Ring of Honor officials are livid at the actions of Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas.

We see footage from the Four Corner Survival match from West Virginia when Adam Cole pinned Roderick Strong.

Match Number Three: Adam Cole versus Roderick Strong (with Truth Martini) for the Ring of Honor Television Title

Strong and Martini sucker Cole into a handshake and Strong drop kicks Cole when Cole shakes Martini’s hand. Strong sends Cole to the floor and into the guardrails. Strong gets Cole on his shoulders and then drops Cole onto the apron. Strong sends Cole into the ring and gets a near fall.

Strong with a forearm to the back followed by shoulders and a chop. Strong with more kicks to Cole. Martini chokes Cole while Strong talks to the referee. Strong with a punch but Cole with forearms. Strong with a chop but Cole blocks a second one and then Cole with a kick. Strong with a hot shot followed by a uranage back breaker for a near fall.

Strong with a forearm across the chest. Cole and Strong exchange punches and then Strong regains control with a chop. Strong sends Cole to the floor and he follows. Cole with an Irish whip into the guardrails but Strong with a super kick and Cole goes down.

Strong gets Cole on his shoulders and then he sends Cole’s ribs into the ring post. Strong returns to the ring and the referee approaches the twenty count but Strong breaks it up. Strong chops Cole against the guardrails followed by a forearm. Strong with a suplex on the floor.

They return to the ring and Strong gets a near fall. Strong with a reverse chin lock and we go to commercial.

We are back and Strong chops Cole while Cole responds with forearms. Strong with a drop kick to the knee. Strong gets Cole on his shoulders but Cole with a crucifix for a near fall. Cole with a back slide for a near fall. Cole cannot get Strong up for a suplex because of the damage to his back and Strong capitalizes immediately with the Strong Hold. Cole fights to the ropes but Strong pulls him into the center of the ring and Strong has turned it into a Cloverleaf but Cole gets to the ropes.

Strong tries for an atomic drop but Cole blocks it. Cole with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Cole with forearms to Strong followed by punches and more forearms. Strong with a kick and chop to Cole but Cole clotheslines Strong over the top and Cole with a suicide dive onto Strong.

Cole goes up top for a cross body and he gets a near fall. Cole runs into boots from Strong and Strong with a chop and Irish whip followed by a running knee. Cole with a drop kick to the knees followed by a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Cole tries for the wrist clutch German but Strong blocks it. Strong puts Cole on the turnbuckles and then Strong with an enzuigiri to the back. Strong with a back breaker onto the top turnbuckle and Strong gets a near fall.

Strong gets Cole up but Cole with a knee to escape the suplex. Strong with a knee to the midsection followed by the gutbuster from a fireman’s carry position but Strong can only get a two count. Strong tries for the Gibson Driver but Cole escapes it. Cole sends Strong to the apron and then Cole hits a slingshot DDT onto the apron. Cole returns to the ring and gets a near fall.

Martini gets on the apron and Cole avoids him. Cole sends Martini into the ring post to stop him. Strong with a forearm and he tries for the suplex throw into a back breaker but Cole lands on his feet and tries for a figure four. Strong with an inside cradle for a near fall. Cole with another super kick followed by a shoulder breaker for a near fall.

Michael Elgin comes into the ringside area while Cole has Strong in the figure four. Elgin looks at the ring while Strong gets to the ropes and Cole releases the hold. Cole with an inside cradle for a near fall. Strong with a discus forearm but Cole with a kick and super kick followed by the wrist clutch German suplex and bridge for the three count.

Winner: Adam Cole

After the match, Strong yells at Martini about what Elgin did not do during the match and we go to credits.