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RING OF HONOR TELEVISION REPORT: THREE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST MATCHES; HOMICIDE/STRONG; ELGIN/RHINO; AND MONDO/O'REILLY

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-10-20 22:55:47
We begin with footage from last week’s episode of Ring of Honor with highlights from Davey Richards’ return to television against Mike Bennett in the Survival of the Fittest tournament and Mike Mondo’s efforts to distract Bennett.

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

Who will be the final three men to advance to the Survival of the Fittest elimination match next week? We will find out tonight.

Match Number One: Roderick Strong (with Truth Martini) versus Homicide in a Survival of the Fittest Match

They lock up and Strong with a waist lock but Homicide with an arm drag to escape. They lock up again with a knuckle lock and Strong with a wrist lock. Homicide with a drop toe hold into a reverse chin lock. Strong with a snap mare but Homicide with an arm bar and he wraps Strong’s arm in the ropes. Homicide with a clean break.

Strong pushes Homicide and Homicide pushes back. Strong with a side head lock but Homicide with a head scissors and a back elbow that sends Strong to the floor. Homicide goes to the floor and he sends Strong into the guardrails. Homicide chokes Strong with the cable. Strong with a kick and forearm to the back followed by a chop. Homicide with a punch. Strong with a kick.

Strong with forearms to the back but Strong with an Irish whip into the guardrails. Homicide punches Strong against the guardrails and the referee tells both men to get back into the ring because he stopped his count.

Homicide runs into a boot from Strong and Strong follows with kicks to the back. Strong climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Homicide in the head but Homicide pushes him off. Homicide with a palm thrust and he climbs the turnbuckles and bites Strong’s face. Homicide with another palm thrust but Strong with a back breaker.

Strong gets a near fall. We go to commercial.

We are back and Homicide punches Strong and hits a reverse atomic drop. Homicide sets for a suplex and he hits it. Homicide holds on for another one but Strong blocks it and he drops Homicide on the top rope and Homicide falls to the mat. Strong gets a near fall. Strong with a suplex to work on Homicide’s back and he gets a near fall.

Strong with a waist lock on Homicide but Homicide gets to his feet and he tries to figure out a way to escape the hold. Homicide claps his hands twice and he gets a rollup and a near fall. Homicide with an overhead belly-to-belly throw. Strong puts Homicide on the turnbuckles but Homicide fights Strong off and hits a knee to the back of the head from the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Homicide with a cravate but Strong tries for an O’Connor roll but Homicide escapes. Homicide with a neck breaker for a near fall. Strong runs Homicide into the corner but Homicide with an elbow. Homicide goes to the turnbuckles and he sets for a Tornado DDT but Strong moves. Strong with an enzuigiri to the back followed by a belly-to-back back breaker for a near fall. Strong sets for the Gibson Driver but Homicide with a back body drop.

Homicide puts Strong on the turnbuckles but Strong gets Homicide on his shoulders but Homicide counters with a super hurricanrana but he can only get a two count. Homicide with an Exploder suplex but he can only get a two count as Homicide favors his back. Homicide sets for the Cop Killer but Strong flips over. Strong hits Snake Eyes followed by the alley oop gutbuster and the Sick Kick for a near fall. Strong hits the Gibson Driver for the three count.

Winner: Roderick Strong

Strong joins Adam Cole, Jay Lethal, and Davey Richards in the elimination match next week.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Kyle O’Reilly versus Mike Mondo in a Survival of the Fittest Match

They lock up and Mondo with a waist lock but Kyle with a hammer lock. Mondo with a side head lock and take down. Kyle with a head scissors. Mondo with a side head lock take down and Davey Richards has taken a seat at ringside to watch.

Kyle with a shoulder tackle but Mondo with a monkey flip and slam but Kyle kicks Mondo away. Mondo with a drop toe hold but Kyle escapes. They go to a Greco Roman knuckle lock and they try to get the advantage and Kyle takes Mondo down but Mondo is able to bridge up to neutral. Kyle with a bridge when Mondo takes advantage. Kyle with a monkey flip and then they bridge while holding on. Mondo with a monkey flip and he holds on. Each man bridges to avoid the pinfall.

Kyle tries to send Mondo into the ring post. Kyle goes to the apron and he sends Mondo off the apron and into the guardrails. Kyle hits a running drop kick onto Mondo and he poses for the crowd while the crowd hits guardrails. We go to commercial.

We are back and Kyle and Mondo exchange forearms but we take a look at Davey Richards watching while someone gets a near fall. Kyle with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Kyle chokes Mondo in the corner. We continue to watch Davey watch the match instead of the action.

Kyle with a series of kicks to Mondo followed by a forearm. Mondo with forearms but he struggles to stay on his feet. Kyle with a knee and cravate suplex for a near fall. Kyle gets crotched on the turnbuckles and Mondo sets for a superplex and he hits it and both men are down.

Mondo gets to his feet first and then they bump into each other. Kyle has some kicks blocked and then Mondo with a snap mare driver for a near fall. Mondo with a front face lock and Kyle with a knee on a suplex attempt. Kyle with punches and kicks but Mondo trips Kyle and gets a near fall.

Mondo sets for the double underhook DDT but Kyle counters. Mondo with a near fall on a rollup. Mondo blocks a kick and he punches Kyle. Kyle with elbows to the head but Mondo with knees. Kyle with more elbows. Mondo with more knees. Mondo winds up and then hits a knee lift that sends O’Reilly to the apron.

Mondo tries to suplex Kyle into the ring and Kyle floats over. Mondo with a forearm but Kyle with a leaping knee and then Kyle misses the Shining Wizard. Mondo with a near fall on a rollup. Kyle with kicks to Mondo and then to the head. Kyle with a reverse rana followed by a fisherman’s belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.

Kyle with a kick to the chest. He connects with a second kick. Mondo wants more and Mondo blocks the kick and holds the leg. Kyle rolls through and tries for the cross arm breaker but Mondo tries to counter. Mondo tries to roll Kyle up. Mondo with a modified Cloverleaf and Kyle taps out.

Winner: Mike Mondo

We go to commercial.

We are back with Inside ROH.

The first topic is RD Evans. We see footage of RD Evans getting rid of Tommaso Ciampa due to his injury at Boiling Point to replace him with QT Marshall.

Evans says that it is unfortunate that Tommaso Ciampa suffered this injury because he cancelled his insurance threee months ago. If Prince Nana lays his hands on him again he will have Nana put in jail because of the restraining order that he has filed against Nana.

Next week, we will see a six man elimination match to determine the winner of Survival of the Fittest.

At the next television tapings, Mike Bennett will face Kevin Steen and Adam Cole will defend the Television Title against Kyle O’Reilly.

Adam Cole says that Kyle earned his right to a Television Title match because of taking advantage of the opportunity. Adam says that he has the opportunity to defend his title, he also has the opportunity to show that he is the better wrestler. He has the opportunity to hurt Kyle for what he did in New York City. They bring out the best in each other and they go to war when they are in the ring. Adam vows that he will do all that he can to walk out of Pittsburgh as the Television Champion.

Match Number Three: Michael Elgin (with Truth Martini) versus Rhino (with Truth Martini) in a Survival of the Fittest Match

Before the match starts, Truth Martini says that he objects. He says that they do not have to do this. A ‘random’ drawing? Random his booty. He says that it is a plot to break the family apart. Truth asks the crowd if they want to see him fight and they do want the fight.

Truth says that he pays Rhino lots of money but there is unity in the House of Truth. He asks Rhino to do the right thing and step down from this match.

Rhino says that he steps down to no man.

Truth tells Elgin to look at the bigger picture. He wants Elgin to do the right thing and step down from the match.

Elgin says that there is no way he is stepping down from anyone.

Rhino and Elgin with punches. Elgin with an elbow and then he punches Rhino in the corner. Rhino with punches but Elgin with a kick and Elgin with a head butt. Elgin with kicks in the corner followed by a punch. Rhino sends Elgin to the apron but Elgin with a boot to Rhino.

Elgin with a slingshot back elbow from the apron and Rhino goes to the floor. Elgin goes to the floor and Truth tries to get between his two men. Elgin punches Rhino but Rhino with a kick and Irish whip into the guardrails. Rhino breaks the referee’s count.

Rhino punches Elgin and Roderick Strong comes from the back to watch the match. Elgin with an Irish whip into the guardrails. Elgin sends Rhino back into the ring and Elgin goes up top and hits a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Elgin punches Rhino but Rhino with a belly-to-belly suplex.

Rhino sets for the GORE but Elgin side steps Rhino and then he gets a near fall with a rollup. Rhino with a kick to Elgin followed by a forearm to the back. Elgin with a chop and kick. Rhino with a spinebuster and both men are down. Rhino gets a near fall. Rhino with a kick to the head followed by a forearm to the back.

Rhino with a hard Irish whip and then Rhino chokes Elgin in the ropes. Rhino with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Rhino with a rear chin lock. Elgin gets back to his feet and we see Strong walking around ringside. Elgin sends Rhino into the turnbuckles. Elgin with an enzuigiri and both men are down.

Elgin with punches and he blocks punches from Rhino. Rhino with an Irish whip but Elgin with clotheslines in the corner after he avoids Rhino. Elgin sends Rhino into the turnbuckles and Elgin with a bicycle kick followed by a Bossman Slam for a near fall. Elgin sets for the power bomb but Rhino escapes and he kicks Elgin.

Elgin with a roaring elbow followed by a German suplex and bridge for a near fall. Elgin gets a second wind and he sets for the power bomb again but Rhino is able to escape again, this time with a back body drop. Rhino with shoulders in the corner and then he gets Elgin on his shoulders for a TKO but Elgin is able to kick out.

Strong gets on the apron and he argues with the referee. Rhino sets for the GORE and Martini gets in the ring and he stands between Elgin and Rhino. Rhino puts Truth on the turnbuckles. Elgin with a forearm followed by a spear and sit out power bomb for the three count.

Winner: Michael Elgin

We go to credits.