Nigel and Kevin are in the ring and they welcome everyone to this week’s show. They mention that the main event is the Television Title Match between Adam Cole and Eddie Edwards. We will also hear comments from Matt Hardy.
First we get comments from the participants in the first match between Mike Mondo and Mike Bennett.
Mondo wants to know how Mikey B is doing. He says that Mikey isn’t doing that well, but he is doing fine. He says that Maria is doing great because she is in the ring with him at Glory By Honor. He says that she will be doing fantastic after he lays that kiss on her lips.
Maria wants to know if Mike is a man because she cannot believe this. Bennett says that this has gone too far. All of the fun and games end tonight because he crossed the line when he touched the first lady. They will be carrying Mondo out on a stretcher after this match.
Match Number One: Mike Bennett (with Maria Kanellis) versus Mike Mondo
Bennett slaps Mondo during the pre-match ‘Will there be a Code of Honor’ moment and then Mondo punches Bennett and the match begins. Mondo with punches and shoulders in the corner. Mondo has something to say to Maria and then he hits a Thesz Press and punches to Bennett. Maria gets on the apron and she tries to slap Mondo but he blocks it and he spins Maria on the apron. Mondo gyrates a bit and then he goes through Maria’s legs to the floor to avoid Bennett.
Bennett says something to Maria about being on the apron and while that takes place, Mondo hides under the ring. Mondo comes out and he hits a Pounce on Bennett that sends Bennett into the guardrails. Mondo goes to the apron and he runs into a power slam from Bennett on the floor.
Bennett with an Irish whip that sends Mondo into the guardrails and his leg hits the guardrail awkwardly and Mondo holds the leg and limps. Bennett with a spear on the floor and then he returns to the ring. Bennett rolls Mondo back into the ring and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bennett with a Cobra Clutch but Mondo backs Bennett into the turnbuckles. Mondo and Bennett both try for cross body blocks and both men go down. Bennett and Mondo back into each other and they exchange punches while the referee makes his count. Bennett with a kick and he sets for a power bomb but Mondo with a back body drop.
Mondo limps around and he sends Bennett into the guardrails. Mondo has trouble staying on his feet but he gets back to the ring to stop the count on him and then he stops the referee from making his count. Mondo puts the referee on the turnbuckles and tells him not to count. Mondo returns to the floor and the entrance. Mondo tries for an atomic drop onto the guardrails but Bennett goes into the crowd and then the guardrail drops onto Mondo.
Mondo hobbles onto the ramp and then he climbs to the top of the entrance and he hits a cross body onto Bennett and both men are down. Bennett and Mondo crawl to the ring to beat the referee’s count.
They return to the ring and Maria climbs on the apron and she says something to Mondo. Maria moves seductively on the apron and that gets Mondo and Nigel to ignore the fact that Mike Bennett is getting up. Mondo gyrates back and then he sees Bennett coming and he sidesteps Bennett. Mondo with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall.
Maria catches Mondo with a glancing blow to the face and Bennett hits the TKO and gets the three count.
Winner: Mike Bennett
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to go Inside Ring of Honor. This week we talk about Final Battle and the new matchmaker in Ring of Honor.
We start off with the continuation of an interview with Matt Hardy. Matt has some comments about Adam Cole. Matt says that he was in Ring of Honor to see Adam Cole because he heard about the star-making performance against O’Reilly. Matt mentions the scars that Adam suffered as a result of that match, but he says that Adam should get back to him after he has seven surgeries.
Matt mentions that his abdominal wall tore and his intestines came out during a match and he continued. Hardy says that was not a star making performance when that happened, it was just another day at the office for him.
He says that Cole earned his first title at age 22. Matt says that he was already wrestling on national television when he was 22 and he was a globally known name. Matt says that he was running his own promotion when he was 17 and 18 years old. Matt says that he sees some comparisons and maybe one day Adam can catch up to him.
Matt says that they tailored a generation and only one person can do that. He says that he doesn’t know if Adam will become iconic. He says that Adam will always be under the shadow of Matt Hardy.
Those comments got Adam Cole to demand a match against Matt Hardy and it will take place at Final Battle.
Adam Cole says that the irony of Matt saying that he wasn’t as good as him when Matt was his age or that he is not as good as Matt now is that for years Matt was told the same thing. The similarities are apparent. When they are told no, they prove people wrong. Adam says that he will prove that he is not a second rate Matt Hardy.
Kevin discusses the El Generico mask that was presented to Kevin Steen at the end of Glory By Honor and its meaning. We will get news next week.
Michael Elgin is making demands. Elgin says that Strong has put his nose in his business one too many times. He demands a match with Strong.
Jim Cornette says that the new troubleshooting matchmaker has been determined but the matchmaker does not know yet. It will be announced next week on television.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see some highlights from the rest of the show. We go the match that saw Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin face Rhett Titus and BJ Whitmer.
Titus and Benjamin are in the ring and BJ and Haas tag in and BJ with clotheslines to Haas followed by a back elbow to Benjamin. BJ with a running knee into the corner followed by a suplex and he rolls through for a Northern Lights suplex and he gets a near fall. Whitmer with an Exploder suplex for a near fall.
Benjamin with kicks to Whitmer and then BJ sends Shelton over the top rope to the floor. Haas says something to Whitmer that has to be bleeped but he runs into a forearm from Whitmer. Whitmer says the same thing back to Haas and BJ runs into a forearm. Whitmer with a kick to Haas but Haas with a kick and we get more mean words. Haas with a German suplex but Whitmer with a German of his own.
Haas with two German suplexes followed by an Olympic Slam for a near fall. Titus punches Haas and then they Irish whip Haas. Titus with a drop kick into the corner. Whitmer with a few more suplexes including what appeared to be a Perfectplex but the cameras were focused on Benjamin clotheslining Titus on the floor but Shelton makes the save.
Benjamin misses a Dragon Whip and he tries for an Exploder but Whitmer with elbows. Benjamin tries for a German suplex but Titus with a drop kick. Titus goes up top but Haas sends Whitmer into Titus on the turnbuckles. Haas and Benjamin with a double uranage for the three count.
Winners: Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Adam Cole versus Eddie Edwards for the Television Title
The Code of Honor will be followed in this match. They lock up and go around the ring and Edwards wit a clean break because he has honor. They lock up again and Edwards with a waist lock but Cole with a wrist lock. Edwards with a take down and front face lock. Cole tries to escape but Edwards stays on top and he puts Cole in a reverse chin lock. Cole with a waist lock but Edwards gets to the ropes.
They lock up and Edwards with a wrist lock but Cole with a reversal. Edwards with a wrist lock and he takes Cole to the mat. Cole with a reversal but Edwards escapes. Edwards blocks a drop kick but Cole gets a near fall.
They lock up and go to a Greco Roman knuckle lock and Edwards gets the advantage and a near fall but Cole with a bridge. Cole is able to get back to his feet and he takes Edwards to the mat but Eddie with a bridge. Cole tries to use his body weight to get Edwards’ shoulders on the mat. Edwards flips Cole over and both men hold on to the knuckle lock and both men’s shoulders are down and they both bridge at two.
Edwards with a rollup but Cole with a reversal for a near fall. They go back and forth with near falls. Edwards with a series of back slides for near fall. Cole with a rollup but Edwards rolls through and tries for the Achilles Lock but Cole with an inside cradle. Cole tries for the figure four leg lock but Edwards with the small package this time.
Cole misses a super kick but Edwards with a side head lock. Each man tries for a drop kick and they both miss. They lock up and Cole pushes Edwards on the break. Edwards with a chop and Cole with a forearm. Edwards with another hcop. They go back and forth and exchange shots. Edwards with a side head lock but Cole with a kick. Edwards sends Cole to the floor and Edwards goes for a dive and Cole with an enzuigiri that sends Edwards to the mat. Edwards with a kick to knock Cole off the apron and then Edwards with a suicide dive and both men are down.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Edwards with an arm bar. Cole with a punch and drop kick to the knee. Cole kicks Edwards in the knee but Edwards blocks a kick and takes Cole to the mat with a back heel trip and then he drives the leg into the mat on a modified Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Edwards with chops.
Cole with a forearm and it is time for both men to exchange forearms and chops while the crowd boos and cheers for their favorite. Edwards tries for a suplex but Cole blocks it. They fight by the ropes and Cole suplexes Edwards to the apron and then Cole with an enzuigiri to drop Edwards on the apron.
Cole with a slingshot DDT that catches Edwards’ shoulder on the apron and both men are down on the floor. Cole sends Edwards back into the ring and Cole goes up top and hits a superfly splash but can only get a two count. Cole with a running forearm and he gets Edwards on his shoulders. Edwards escapes and Cole tries for an O’Connor Roll but Edwards holds on to the turnbuckles. Cole hits a Death Valley neck breaker and he gets a near fall.
Edwards with an Irish whip but Cole gets his knee up. Cole goes to the turnbuckles and Edwards with an enzuigiri and he sets for the backpack stunner and hits it. Edwards gets a near fall. Edwards gets back to his feet first and he tries for a suplex but Cole lands on his feet. Edwards with elbows to Cole.
Edwards is sent to the apron. Cole sets for a boot to the head but Edwards grabs the leg and hits a dragon screw leg whip in the ropes. Edwards goes up top and hits a double stomp to the back for a near fall. Edwards with the Achilles Lock. Cole crawls towards the ropes but Edwards pulls Cole into the center of the ring. Cole with boots to try to get out of the hold but Edwards holds on and Edwards with kicks to Cole’s head. Cole with more kicks but Edwards continues to hold on. Edwards with more kicks to the head. Cole with a kick to the side of the head and Edwards finally releases the hold.
Both men struggle to get back to their feet. Edwards with a kick to the head but Cole with the figure four leg lock. Edwards gets to the ropes and Cole releases the hold. Cole puts Edwards on the top turnbuckle and he punches Edwards. Cole tries for a superplex but Edwards blocks it. Eddie gets Cole on his shoulders but Cole with elbows and both men fall to the floor.
They return to the ring and Edwards runs into a bicycle kick from Cole. Edwards with two super kicks to Cole but Cole with a shoulder breaker and super kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Cole hits the Florida Key for the three count.
Winner: Adam Cole
After the match, Cole and Edwards shake hands and hug. We go to credits.