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COMPLETE ROH 13TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW REPORT: JAY BRISCOE DEFENDS THE TITLE AGAINST THREE TOP CHALLENGERS, SAMOA JOE COMES HOME, ALBERTO EL PATRON GETS HIS SHOT AT THE TV TITLE, THE BUCKS AND REDRAGON RENEW THEIR FEUD, AND MUCH MORE

By Stuart Carapola on 2015-03-01 23:00:00
ROH World Tag Team Title Match: reDRagon vs Young Bucks

Rocky Romero is on commentary, but we can't hear what he's saying as Nick and O'Reilly start off fast and furious. Now it's Matt and Fish going at it, then all four are trading blows until the Bucks hit a couple of double teams to take control and knock O'Reilly to the floor. reDRagon goes to the floor for a break, but Nick takes them out with a dive and the match turns into a fight on the floor. The Bucks again take the advantage and hit stereo dives to the floor, but the MMA chick that reDRagon brought to the ring with them distracts the Bucks and allows reDRagon to nail the Bucks and take the advantage. Fish hits a rolling senton as Romero reveals that Trent Baretta is his new tag team partner, then we see the Knights of the Red Dawn in the crowd as Matt Jackson takes another hard drop out to the floor as reDRagon works Nick over in the ring. Nick outmaneuvers reDRagon and rolls to the corner to tag his brother in, and Matt cleans house on Fish and hits an unassisted Sliced Bread #2 on O'Reilly. The first superkick is received by Fish on the floor before Matt takes him out with a moonsault, but O'Reilly catches Matt in the ropes with an armbar. Nick superkicks O'Reilly's face off, then the Bucks hit a double team Swanton on Fish for 2. Nick superkicks O'Reilly off the apron and allows Matt to powerbomb him into Fish against the barricade, then they go back inside and double team the crap out of Fish. Fish with a Samoan drop on Matt as O'Reilly and Nick go at it. Nick gets O'Reilly down and goes for a springboard move, but O'Reilly catches him in a triangle choke as he comes down. Fish and Matt take turns nailing Nick and O'Reilly with top rope moves until all four guys are down. Bucks double superkick Fish, O'Reilly double legdrags both Bucks, then the Bucks get O'Reilly on the floor and hit him with a double spike Tombstone on the floor. Fish is going it alone right now, and doesn't have much luck as the Bucks hit Chasing the Dragon on Fish. Fish manages to kick out, so the Bucks hit More Bang For Your Buck, but the MMA chick drags the referee out of the ring before he counts 3. That does count as outside interference, by the way. The Bucks get in her face and she is begging them to come on, but O'Reilly comes out of nowhere with a double dropkick to both Bucks, then he brings Nick inside, hits a tornado DDT, and Fish hits a top rope falcon arrow suplex, and the champs finally hit Chasing the Dragon, but now Matt Jackson drags the referee out before he hits 3. reDRagon dishes out more hard double teams to Matt, then they hit Chasing the Dragon on Nick to pick up the win.

Winners: reDRagon

Awesome match, and a super hard fought win by what by now has to be considered one of the top 5 teams in ROH history.

ROH TV Title Match: Jay Lethal vs Alberto El Patron

Alberto takes out J. Diesel before the bell even rings, then he dumps Lethal out to the floor and takes him out as well with a dive. He rams Lethal into the barricade, then does it a second time. Lethal is hitting those barricades HARD. They go back inside and Alberto gets a quick 2 count before charging Lethal in the corner and getting dropped ding-ding first on the top rope. Lethal dropkicks Alberto to take control, then Truth Martini chokes him on the bottom rope before Lethal starts laying in chops. He dishes out one too many because Alberto catches him in an armbar over the top rope, but Diesel distracts Alberto again and allows Lethal to superplex him. Lethal takes a long time messing with the fans and Alberto gives him a full rotation back suplex off the top as the KRD comes back out to ringside. Alberto comes back with a series of clotheslines and a lungblower, but Lethal rolls him into a cross armbreaker and has him right in the middle of the ring. Alberto gets to his feet and manages to squirm his arm free, but Lethal drives Alberto to the floor and takes him out with the trio of dives. Lethal is going for a countout as Alberto takes a long time to get back in, but he finally makes it back in just in time and is immediately greeted by a flurry of stomps from Lethal. Alberto blocks a superplex attempt and comes off the top with a double stomp for 2. They trade blows in the middle of the ring and Lethal hits the Lethal Combination for 2. Lethal goes to the top, but Alberto nails him with the climbing enziguiri and then gets Truth Martini in an armbar when he tries getting in the ring. Lethal tries coming off the top with a headbutt, but Alberto gets him in a triangle choke as well as he comes down. Lethal uses the Book of Truth to break the hold and get a 2 count, and he goes for the Lethal Injection, but the damage Alberto did to his arm causes him to lose it halfway through. Alberto goes for an O'Connor roll, but Lethal kicks out at 2 and sends Alberto right into a shot from the Book of Truth by Truth Martini, allowing Lethal to hit the Lethal Injection on the second try for the win.

Winner: Jay Lethal

Great win by Lethal, and it gives fuel to his claim as the REAL top champion in the company.

We're getting ready for the main event when...wait a minute, look who's here! It's Samoa Joe! The crowd gives Joe a welcome back chant, and he asks who says you can't come home. He talks about how 13 years ago, true pro wrestlers came together in the worst part of Philly to bring the business back to true wrestling fans. He comes back many miles away to see that the revolution is still alive and well, and he can't think of a better way to come back than to watch four men who are fighting for the title he once had strapped around his waist, four men who will give their souls and bodies to walk out with that title. But he wants everyone to know that whoever walks out with that title, their ass belongs to him because he is Samoa Joe, he is pro wrestling, and he will be the next ROH World Champion. Welcome home, champ!

And with that, it's MAIN EVENT TIME!

ROH World Title Match: Jay Briscoe vs Michael Elgin vs Tommaso Ciampa vs Hanson

Everyone goes right after Jay as soon as the bell rings, then it's every man for himself as Jay comes back against his three huge challengers. Jay goes through all three men, and hits a Cactus clothesline to Hanson that takes both men out of the ring. Jay takes a table out from under the ring, but Elgin launches him into the barricade as Ciampa smashes Hanson into the barricade as well. They turn their attention to each other, then come back inside as Elgin hits a somersault legdrop to the back of Elgin's head as he comes through the ropes. Elgin gets ciampa in a delayed vertical suplex, Jay comes in and kicks him in the gut, then Elgin moves Ciampa into a fireman's carry, catches Jay as he goes for a crossbody, and tosses both men before hitting a second rope double stomp to the back of Hanson. Elgin gets booted to the floor by Ciampa, then so does Hanson, then Ciampa puts Briscoe on the top rope and flattens him with a Flatliner for 2. Elgin hits Ciampa with a running boot and then Hanson smashes Elgin with a hard forearm before turning his attention to Briscoe. Hanson puts both Briscoe and Ciampa on the top rope and hammers them with forearms, then crushes Elgin with a bronco buster. Briscoe gives Hanson a Death Valley driver into Ciampa, and another DVD to Elgin for 2. Briscoe gives Elgin a Flatliner into the second turnbuckle, but Ciampa nails him when he goes to the top, takes out Hanson, then gives Jay a tope rope air raid crash for 2. Elgin just elevates Ciampa up with no effort at all and dumps him on top of Hanson, then takes Ciampa out to the floor and gives him an Awesome Bomb into the barricade. Jay takes the opening to wipe Elgin out with a dive, then Hanson comes out with a dive of his own that takes everyone out. The ref gets bumped big time as Hanson and Jay go at it, and Hanson takes Jay over with a vertical suplex and has Jay down for like 7 or 8 when the Knights of the Rising Dawn finally jump the rail, take Hanson out, then one gives Jay the Climax, another gives Ciampa the Twist of Fate, and the third gives Hanson some superkicks. Raymond Rowe comes in and dumps one of the Knights out of the ring and he chases them out through the crowd as the participants try to get things back in order. Elgin takes Jay to the ring apron and gives Jay a Jay Driller through a table at ringside, then he dumps Jay back inside for a cover, but still no ref. Elgin goes under the ring and gets a chair, chokes Ciampa with it, then brings it in the ring and goes for a one man conchairto on Briscoe. Nigel McGuinness jumps in the ring to stop Elgin from doing it, and Elgin briefly acts like he's going to listen to him, then goes back after Jay with the chair, Nigel tries to stop him again, but Elgin tries to powerbomb him. Ciampa drags Nigel to safety, nails Elgin with a chair and goes for a cover, but still no ref. Nigel and Todd Sinclair are carried to the back, everyone goes at it in the ring, and Ciampa hits Project Ciampa on Elgin and makes a cover, but Jay breaks it up at 2. Ciampa hits Project ciampa on Jay, but Jay kicks out at 2. Elgin hits Ciampa with the sitout powerbomb, Jay breaks it up at 2, Elgin rolls Jay up with a handful of tights for 2, Hanson spinkicks Briscoe and gets dragged out of the ring by Elgin, but Jay lands on top of Ciampa and drapes an arm over him for the three count as new referee Paul Turner counts the fall.

Winner: Jay Briscoe

Kind of a funky way of getting there, but I'm happy with the finish. Match was great, you really didn't know who was winning until it happened and there were a lot of really good false finishes. Samoa Joe comes out after the match, brushes past Elgin in the aisle, then gets the ROH World Title belt. He looks down at it for a moment, then shoves it at Jay, shakes his hand, and pulls him in. They go face to face and Jay holds the title belt up as we call it a night. Great finish to a top notch show.

Thanks for reading PWInsider.com's live coverage of ROH's 13th Anniversary Show! We'll be back with the postgame show a little later on tonight and will have more follow up thoughts from me and the rest of the crew here later in the week.


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