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RING OF HONOR TELEVISION REPORT: IS STEEN DONE WITH SCUM?; TELEVISION TITLE MATCH; BENNETT/STRONG; THE ANTE HAS BEEN UPPED FOR BORDER WARS

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-04-20 18:14:30
We move closer to Border Wars and Jay Briscoe’s first defense on iPPV against Adam Cole. What else will be announced for the show and what will SCUM do this week since they are allowed back in the building after last week’s ‘ROH Only’ show.

We are in New York City and your announcer is Kevin Kelly.

The former World Champion makes his way to the ring and he looks very somber as he gets ready to talk to the crowd, after being showered with streamers.

Steve Corino starts to talk before Kevin can say anything. Steve wants to know why Kevin doesn’t return calls, texts, or e-mails. He understands what happened and that losing the title to Jay Briscoe was a hit to his ego. Steve says that is okay because the mission to kill Ring of Honor still remains. He tells Kevin not to worry about what he lost. He needs to remember what they are all about.

Kevin appreciates Steve’s jacket. Steve has been interrupting Kevin all the time. Kevin says that the mission to kill Ring of Honor was a good idea, but since Jim Cornette has left, this company is okay.

He says that he has more respect for Steve Corino than anyone he has encountered in pro wrestling. The only mission he has and the only plan that he has is to earn another shot at the Ring of Honor World Title.

The members of SCUM make their way through the crowd and surround the ring.

Steve tells Kevin he loves him like a brother. The ROH World Title is something that SCUM needs, but maybe it is not on Kevin who they need it on. Maybe the focus needs to change.

Kevin says that he would follow Steve through hell. When it started, it was the two of them and Jimmy. Steve did some things he did not get. There are parts of the plan he can adjust to, but there is one that he cannot and it is that motherf***er (as he points to Matt Hardy).

Steve wants to know how Kevin can disrespect Matt Hardy. He tells Kevin never to raise his voice to Matt Hardy. Steve says that they are not on the same page any more. It is time that they go their separate ways.

The members of SCUM enter the ring and Kevin says that he agrees. There are two ways to do it. They can walk out of the ring and never deal with each other, or they can start something everyone is going to regret.

Steve tells Kevin that he cannot let him walk through the curtain so it is going to be option two.

Steen goes after Hardy and then the rest of the gang pounces on Steen.

Security and officials try to help Steen but that does not work.

Steve tells them to back away and let Kevin have the dignity that he deserves. Steve tells ‘Jesus’ to do his work. Matt hits a Twist of Fate on Steen.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Mike Mondo has joined Kevin at the announce table.

Match Number One: Roderick Strong versus Mike Bennett (with Bob Evans)

They lock up and Strong with a waist lock but Bennett with a wrist lock. Strong with a reversal and he takes Bennett to the mat and he applies a key lock. Bennett backs Strong into the corner and connects with a shoulder. Bennett with an Irish whip but Strong with a boot and he hits a drop kick from the turnbuckles and gets a near fall.

Strong pulls Bennett to the floor and he chops Bennett. Strong with a forearm to the back and he sends Bennett into the guardrails. Strong with more chops to Bennett. Bennett Irish whips Strong into the guardrails. Bennett pulls up the mats from ringside and he punches Strong.

Bennett sends Strong into the guardrails again and then Bennett has something to say to Mondo. Bennett chokes Strong against the guardrails. Strong chops Bennett after Bennett was distracted by a fan hugging him.

They return to the ring and Strong with a hurdle leap frog but Bennett with a spinebuster. Bennett punches Strong and then he chokes Strong in the corner. Bennett with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Bennett with a quarter nelson and chin lock but Strong gets to his feet. Strong with an elbow and Bennett sends Strong into the corner but Strong with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall followed by chops.

Strong with a drop kick but Bennett with a boot. Strong sends Bennett to the floor and Strong with a baseball slide that sends Bennett into the guardrails. Strong sends Bennett into the guardrails again. Strong with forearms but Bennett with a forearm of his own. Bennett Irish whips Strong towards Mondo and Strong stops short. Bennett tries to spear Strong but he misses and Bennett spears Mondo.

Strong with a torture rack back breaker onto the apron for a near fall. Strong with a running knee into the corner followed by a running forearm and a cradle back breaker for a near fall. Bennett with a forearm but Strong with a chop. They exchange punches and forearms but Strong with a knee and he gets Bennett on his shoulders but Bennett escapes. Bennett with a spear for a near fall.

Bennett gets Strong on his shoulders but Strong escapes. Strong with a knee and Evans gets on the apron. Bennett hits a TKO and Mondo attacks Evans. Bennett grabs Mondo but Mondo drops Bennett on the ropes and that allows Strong to hit End of Heartache for the three count.

Winner: Roderick Strong

After the match, Mike Mondo attacks Strong and punches him. Mondo attacks Bennett as well. Strong attacks Mondo and security actually succeeds in breaking up a brawl.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Jorge Santi versus Tadarius Thomas

Thomas with a waist lock and Santi with a reversal. Thomas with a reversal of his own into a front face lock. Santi with a reversal and Thomas with another reversal. Santi backs Thomas into the ropes and he gives a clean break. They lock up and Santi with an elbow followed by a head scissors. Thomas with a monkey flip and Santi lands on his feet. Santi with boots to the back but he misses punches. They each miss kicks.

Thomas with an elbow and a wrap around clothesline. Each man is backed into the opposite corner.

Jimmy Jacobs and Cliff Compton come to the ring and attack Thomas and Santi.

The referee calls for the bell.

No Contest

Rhett Titus and Rhino join in the assault and Steve Corino enters the ring. They throw Thomas out of the ring and then Rhino GORES Santi.

Steve says that he wanted to come out here and make it perfectly clear that Kevin Steen and the situation that happened a little while ago does not take away from SCUM’s focus. They will destroy Ring of Honor. They just destroyed Kevin Steen and you will probably never see his ugly face again.

Nigel McGuinness comes out and he is flanked by officials. Nigel tells Steve to shut his mouth. His days of running roughshod over Ring of Honor are finished. SCUM is dissolving.

Steve reminds Nigel that their numbers have grown. Corino says that he created Kevin Steen and he destroyed Kevin Steen. This is his plan and mission. He is the voice of reason.

Nigel has some guys from the back and he wants them to come out. He has Jay Lethal and Michael Elgin come out and Nigel tells them to get out of his ring.

Steve says that you don’t tell God what to do, God tells you what to do. He is spreading his words of wisdom. They need the ROH World Title. That is why his spiritual son will not only become the next Ring of Honor World Champion, but the last Ring of Honor Champion.

Nigel says that there will never be another Ring of Honor World Champion from SCUM because none of the wankers deserve a shot.

Steve says that if Nigel wants him to leave Ring of Honor, he will . . .

Steve says that Nigel has to give them one shot. If SCUM loses, he will leave. He will leave Ring of Honor and he would leave wrestling. He knows that Nigel won’t give them a shot because he is a pathetic piece of garbage. Nigel is a hypocrite when he talks about honor. People booed him when he was the champion and Nigel would complain in the back about how the people did not appreciate him.

Steve says that he watched Nigel’s documentary and it is a piece of s***.

Nigel tells Steve that if he wants the match, at Border Wars, Elgin and Lethal against two members of SCUM. If SCUM wins, one of his men gets a World Title Match. If they lose, Corino is out of wrestling forever.

Steve says that he wants more. Steve mentions that there is an empty seat next to Kevin Kevin due to an unfortunate accident at Supercard of Honor. If they win at Border Wars, he gets to sit at the announce table and tell everyone the truth. Steve calls Nigel a coward.

Nigel takes off his jacket and he gets on the apron with Lethal and Elgin and they enter the ring. Nigel tells Corino that he will see him at Border Wars.

Steve tells Nigel that he will see him next week.

We go to commercial.

We are back with Inside Ring of Honor. We will have comments from Jay Briscoe. We will hear from television title contenders. Is the war between ROH and SCUM over?

Three seconds changed the destiny of an eleven year career when Jay Briscoe defeated Kevin Steen to become the ROH World Champion. Adam Cole interrupted the celebration on last week’s TV show.

Jay Briscoe says that honor ain’t going nowhere. He thought he was cool with Adam Cole. Who does Adam think he is to get in the ring with the champ. He will see him in Toronto at Border Wars.

Matt Taven also knows that he has a number of challengers. He was pinned in a Proving Grounds Match by ACH.

ACH says that history will repeat itself because he will beat Matt Taven again. People do not believe that he will win, but he wants to surprise people. He says that he has heart. He grew up with hard times and he has the motivation.

Mark Briscoe will face the winner at Border Wars. Mark says that his destiny will be fulfilled in two weeks. He is going to face a young whippersnapper. He would rather face ACH because Matt probably got a disease from hanging out with Truth Martini.

Karl Anderson will face Michael Elgin in two weeks on television. Anderson beat Strong at Supercard of Honor and people are looking forward to his match with Elgin. Anderson has an impressive tag team resume.

What is the status of the issues between ROH and SCUM? We will find out next week.

Next week, there will be more discussion about Border Wars and the Pro Wrestling NOAH contingent.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Mark Briscoe is at the announce table with Kevin to scout his opponent for Border Wars.

Match Number Three: ACH versus Matt Taven (with Truth Martini) for the ROH Television Title

Taven has something to say to ACH before locking up. They lock up and ACH with a side head lock. Taven with a drop toe hold into a side head lock and ACH with a rollup for a near fall. Taven holds on to the side head lock. Taven with a shoulder tackle and waist lock. ACH with a standing switch and head scissors. ACH with a kick while Taven is in the ropes and then he hits a running boot to the chest.

Taven pushes ACH away and he hits a round kick and gets a near fall. Taven with a punch but ACH with a clothesline and he goes to the apron and he pulls Taven out there as well. ACH goes back into the ring and he slaps Taven off the apron. ACH with a baseball slide and then he hits a flip dive onto Taven.

We go to commercial>

We are back and Taven misses a springboard senton. ACH with clotheslines but Taven with an Irish whip. ACH with an elbow and he gets his boots up when Taven charges into the corner. Taven goes to the floor and ACH with a suicide dive onto Taven. ACH rolls Taven back in and ACH goes up top.

ACH with a cross body for a near fall. Truth pulls the ropes down and ACH goes over the top rope to the floor. ACH grabs Truth and Taven with a baseball slide to ACH and ACH goes into the guardrails. Taven puts ACH on the apron and he hits a version of Roll the Dice off the apron and ACH appears to be out.

Taven rolls back in and the referee starts his count. ACH struggles to get back into the ring and he gets in at nineteen and a half. Taven is not happy that ACH got back in. ACH with a rollup for a near fall. ACH with a back slide for a near fall and then he kicks Taven in the head. ACH tries for the package DDT but Taven escapes. Taven sends ACH into the turnbuckles and Taven goes up top but ACH with a flying Yakuza kick.

ACH goes for a rana from the turnbuckles and he hits it. ACH goes up top and he hits a frog splash but only gets a two count. Scarlett gets on the apron and she distracts the referee and ACH. Truth trips ACH and Taven hits a headlock driver for the three count.

Winner: Matt Taven

We go to credits.