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By Mike Johnson on 2015-05-15 19:15:26

ROH TV champion Jay Lethal (with Donovan Dijak) vs. Tetsuya Naito

Dijak distracted Naito at the bell, allowing Lethal to attack him and put the boots to him.   Lethal controlled him early untl Lethal was caught with an elbow charging into the corner.  Naito nailed a rana but Lethal regained control briefly.  He went for punches in the corner but Naito slipped underneath and scored a dropkick.  He teased a dive but Lethal moved out of the way on the floor.  Naito followed him to the floor but Dijak shoved him into an open chair.

Lethal brought Naito back into the ring and worked him over with right hands.  Naito fought back but was sent to the floor, where Lethal scored a series of tope suicidas.   Naito was almost counted out but made it back in time.  He rolled into the ring.  Lethal went to the top for a flying double axehandle.  Lethal cinched in a side chinlock.  Lethal sent him into the ropes and scored an elbow for a two count.  He cinched in a side chinlock but Naito fired his way out with elbows.

Naito came back with a series of hot moves.  Jay went for the Lethal Injection.  Naito caught him but was driven into the mat with The Lethal Combination and a flying elbowsmash for a two count.   Naito fought back and both men were nailed and out.  The referee counted them down but they recovered in time.  They battled back and forth.  Dijak tried to interfere and was thrown out.

Naito worked over Lethal and nailed his top rope rana for a CLOSE two count.  Lethal attempted the Lethal Injection but was caught and nailed with a Dragon suplex for a two count.  Naito went to the top and went for a Stardust Press, missing it.  Naito began grabbing at his knees.  Lethal attacked him and rolled him up, hooking the tights for a two count.  Naito scored a two count with a forward roll.  Lethal caught him with The Lethal Injection, scoring the pin.

Your winner and still ROH TV champion Jay Lethal!

Another excellent match with tons of great near falls and awesome heel vs. babyface psychology.

Naito showed Lethal respect after, so Lethal, begrudgingly, shook his hands. Lethal claimed his TV title meant he was the best wrestler in the world to build the issues between Lethal and ROH champion Jay Briscoe.

Michael Elgin vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Power vs. finesse early.  They went to the floor where Tanahashi whipped him into the guard rails HARD.  Back in the ring, Elgin took control with power and worked over Tanahashi with elbows and slams for several two counts.  Tanahashi made a comeback and nailed a big dropkick and flying forearms and elbows.    Tanahashi continued the assault with stiff clotheslines but was stopped with a enziguiri.

Elgin powered him up and nailed a deadlift German suplex for a two count.   Tanahashi went for a flying bodypress but Elgin rolled through and powered him up.  He sent Tanahashi into the ropes and drilled him in the back of the head with a roaring elbow for a two count.   Elgin brought him to the outside and went for a piledriver on the apron.  Tanahashi broke free and sent Elgin to the floor, but Elgin swept his legs out and Tanahashi came down hard on his face and knees.  He tried to suplex Tanahashi on the floor but it was turned into a neckbreaker.  Tanahashi went to the top for a frog splash crossbody to the floor.  Toronto went nuts for that.

They returned to the ring and battled back and forth on their knees.  They rose to their feet and exchanged forearms.   Elgin got the better end of it but Tanahashi went for Slingblade but missed.  Elgin drilled him across the back.   Tanahashi caught him with a big back suplex for a two count.  Tanahashi went to the top and scored a top rope frog splash, then returned for another.  This time, Elgin pulled his knees up.  Tanahashi made the comeback and scored the pin.

Your winner, Hiroshi Tanahashi!

Another good match.

ROH All Stars - The Briscoes, War Machine & Roderick Strong vs. The Bullet Club - Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, The Young Bucks & AJ Styles.

Big brawl to open it up.  I expect this will be insane and all over, so don't expect detailed play by play out of me.  Bucks superkicked Mark Briscoe as he went for a Cactus Jack elbow.  It settled down with Karl Anderson and Roderick Strong going back and forth in the ring.  The Bullet Club caught him in the corner and beat Strong down.

There was an awesome sequence between Mark Briscoe and Matt Jackson that had me cracking up as they teased Kung Fu spots and reversals.  Just awesome.  Jay and Nick Jackson tagged in and Jay killed him with right hands and a big boot.  Jackson was caught in Team ROH' corner and worked over.  Strong tagged in and nailed a big back suplex.

Hanson tagged in and but Jackson was able to ttag AJ and was drilled with a rapid succession of all the signature moves.  Hanson backdropped out of a Styles Clash attempt.  Gallows tagged in but was nailed with the cartwheel clothesline.   Gallows came back with a big kick.  The Bullet Club did stereo moonsaults off the apron onto Team ROH.  They then hit five superkicks and three 450 splashes in a tow on Hanson, who kicked out.  That made Hanson look like a monster.

Everyone started brawing again.  This is batshit insane.  They all ended up on the floor where HANSON hit a flip dive off the top and wiped out everyone.  The place exploded for that.  It was the old Kid Kash in the Hammerstein Ballroom spot on HGH.  It was nuts.  Just like this main event.  Hell, this show.

Strong nailed a superplex and popped back up to nail another.  He was a one man wrecking crew, then drilling Karl Anderson with a running knee and another superplex.  He cut off Gallows and went for another. He wasn't able to get it but grabbed one of the Bucks and superplexed them off the top onto the pile of eveyone fighting on the floor.  This is just an awesome brawl.

Hanson and Gallows battled in the ring.  This set off a sequence where everyone caught someone else with a big signature, high impact maneuver.  I can't even try to recap it.  It ended with The Briscoes wiping out one of the Jacksons and scoring the pin.

Your winners, Team ROH!

F****ING AWESOME.  As wild and insane as anything I've ever seen in The UWF, Memphis or ECW.  I can't even begin to convey how much I loved this.

Team ROH all celebrated as the audience chanted ROH. 

Jay Briscoe and AJ Styles faced off as the ring cleared, representing each company.  Jay Lethal, the TV champion, hit the ring and laid both out with the ROH TV champion.  I like it.  He said the company belongs to him and we went off the air with a cliffhanger going into tomorrow's ROH TV Taping.

A pretty perfect stream with the exception of some slight 1 nano-second pauses, which could have been my own cable.  A pretty damn great show from top to bottom.  You want to see the replay at,

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