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By Richard Trionfo on 2013-06-08 21:02:38
We are in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and your announcers are Kevin ‘Soaring and Tim Hortoning’ Kelly and Nigel ‘Not Steve Corino’ McGuinness.

Truth Martini gets on the mic and he tells Jay Lethal that at Best in the World we are going to see if Jay has what it takes to take the Television Title. Truth calls Jay pathetic. Truth says that Matt is a fighting champion and he says that he wants all of the wrestlers in the back to listen up because he is throwing out an open challenge Proving Ground Match. If anyone in the back has the . . . guts, come on down.

Pepper Parks comes to the ring and Truth says that he knows him and then calls him ‘sugar’. Truth wonders why Pepper thinks he is in the same league as Matt Taven. Matt is his father’s pride and joy while Pepper is his daddy’s disappointment.

Pepper tells Truth that he has been around for a long time. He says that he will take his silly Willy Wonka hat and he is going to grab Paulie Shore’s hair and then . . .

Match Number One: Matt Taven (with Truth Martini and guests) versus Pepper Parks in a Proving Ground Match

Parks punches Taven with the mic and the match begins. Parks kicks and punches Taven and sends him into the turnbuckles. Parks with an Irish whip and back body drop. Taven has a kick blocked and Parks sends Taven face first into the mat. Taven escapes a suplex and he connects with an elbow and he punches Parks.

Taven floats over Parks but Parks with a knee to the head for a near fall. Parks with a side head lock and Parks blocks an arm drag but Taven lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Taven with an elbow. Parks with a drop kick and arm drag into an arm bar. Parks with a side Russian leg sweep and he gets a near fall.

Parks with a kick but Taven with a back heel kick for a near fall. Taven with a snap mare and a punch to the head. Taven punches Parks but Parks with a forearm. They go back and forth and Parks with a chop. Taven with a savate kick and he tries for a neck breaker but Parks escapes and he hits a suplex and gets a near fall. Taven with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot.

Parks goes to the turnbuckles for a tornado DDT but Taven puts Parks on the apron and then Taven with a swinging neck breaker with Parks hanging from the top rope. Taven goes up top but he misses a frog splash when Parks moves. Parks goes to the apron and then up top but Taven with a kick to crotch him. Taven tries for a superplex but Parks with a head butt and Parks with a sunset flip power bomb. Parks goes up top but misses a bulldog and Taven with a head lock driver for the three count.

Winner: Matt Taven

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Rip Impact versus Tommaso Ciampa

We have the Code of Honor but Impact with a kick and chop but Ciampa sends Impact into the corner and he chops Impact and connects with forearms. Ciampa with running knees to the head. Ciampa tries for Project Ciampa but Impact with a double leg take down and a jackknife cover.

Ciampa with a Dragon Suplex and a clothesline for a near fall. Ciampa with a delayed vertical suplex to mock Michael Elgin and Elgin makes his way to the ring and he gets on the apron. Ciampa stares at Elgin after hitting the suplex.

Impact with a forearm from the apron but Ciampa with a forearm of his own. Impact with a kick and then he misses a charge into the corner. Impact with an elbow and an enzuigiri followed by a flip neck breaker. Impact goes up top and Ciampa stops him and he hits a running knee followed by a super Schwein for the three count.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa

After the match, Elgin takes a mic and he gets into the ring. Elgin tells Ciampa that if he wants to put him on a hit list, it is a mistake because that means that Ciampa’s return will be a short one. Elgin says that he will see Ciampa at Best in the World.

We go to commercial.

We are back with Inside ROH.

It is time to take a look at Best in the World, on June 22nd.

We see footage of Ciampa’s return and attack on Marshall on television. We then see Ciampa pulling Elgin back into the ring after he finished with RD Evans.

Michael Elgin versus Tommaso Ciampa is official for Best in the World.

Elgin says that he has a smile on his face. Ciampa thought he would be mad at him. Ciampa comes back and he picks a fight with the biggest dog in the yard. That is what he would have done. He says that Ciampa has some guts and might be a little nuts. Elgin says that he did not know that Ciampa would be in his path to the World Title.

What was Adam Cole thinking against Jay Briscoe and Kevin Steen?

Adam says that his integrity has not changed. He has sought to be the absolute best and when he lost the television title, it changed something in him. All that matters is wins and losses. He will face one of the best at Best in the World in Ring of Honor. He will walk out of Best in the World as a winner.

Kevin Steen will be facing Matt Hardy at Best in the World.

Kevin says that if he was told ten years ago that he would be talking about a match against Matt Hardy on iPPV, he would call them crazy. He watched Matt Hardy ten years ago making a name for himself in matches with tables, ladders, and chairs. When they get in the ring in Baltimore, he will make Matt wish he was coming off a ladder, going through a table, or being hit with a chair.

Kevin says that many are trying to cure cancer, but he will be the one to do it when he takes care of Hardy.

Next week will be a Road Rules episode.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Steve Corino makes his way to the ring with Jimmy Jacobs, Cliff Compton, and Rhett Titus.

Steve says for eleven long years, this company has made mistake after mistake. Guys have come and gone, but Nigel McGuinness made three of the worst mistakes you can ever make. First, he can forgive not giving Matt Hardy the World Title Match at Best in the World. Matt Hardy WILL BE the ROH World Champion. Nigel has the opportunity, but he took the coward’s way out. He sanctioned number one contender matches but he left out Cliff Compton, Rhett Titus, and Jimmy Jacobs.

He knows that Nigel was planning to put his boys on Best in the World in Cedric Alexander, Caprice Coleman, and Jay Lethal.

Steve says that he is lucky that he did he did not file a lawsuit at Border Wars. He could have gone to HR and Nigel would have been out of here. Nigel put his hands on Corino and then he does not give his men title match. Nigel should go down with the ship.

Nigel gets up and Steve asks Nigel if he is going to take his jacket off and maybe he will give Steve a Tower of London or a lariat, but if Nigel does it, he will sue him.

Caprice Coleman, Cedric Alexander, and Jay Lethal makes their way to the ring.

Steve reminds Cedric and Caprice that they lost to Rhett and Cliff already. Jay Lethal lost to Jimmy Jacobs already.

Steve tells the Ring of Homies to relax. He asks Jay if he struck a nerve with him. Steve turns to Nigel and he says that Nigel has to make the right decision before he burns this company to the ground. He snaps his fingers and they don’t make it to Best in the World.

The six men battle while Corino and Nigel stand face to face in the ring. Security comes to the ring and then Corino leaves the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards versus Jay and Mark Briscoe

All four men go face to face while streamers rain down on them.

Eddie and Mark start things off. They lock up and Mark with a side head lock and take down. Edwards with a head scissors and Mark with an escape. Mark with another side head lock take down and Eddie with another head scissors. Eddie with a waist lock and side head lock but Mark with an escape.

Eddie with an arm drag but he misses a chop. Mark with shots to the chest but then Mark and Eddie have a stand off with the chops. Davey and Jay tag in. Jay and Davey push each other and Davey with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Neither man goes down after a series of shoulder tackles. Davey with a drop kick and Jay goes to the floor.

Jay with a forearm when Davey tries for a suicide dive. Mark tags in and they hit a double shoulder tackle. Mark with a head butt to Richards followed by a punch and kick. Davey with a float over and then he hits an enzuigiri and Eddie is tagged in. Davey sends Mark to the floor and Eddie with a slam and kick to the back.

Eddie sends Mark back in and he gets a near fall. Eddie tries for a suplex but Mark escapes and Jay tags in and he connects with a series of jabs and a few forearms. Jay with a neck breaker for a near fall. Mark knocks Davey off the apron before they double team Eddie.

Mark flies over the top rope and Jay is sent through the ropes. Davey with a running kick to Jay while Eddie hits a suicide dive onto Mark. Davey with an Irish whip to Jay and then Davey is sent to the apron but he kicks Jay in the back of the head and a forearm from Eddie. Eddie with a belly-to-back suplex into a sit out gutbuster. Davey goes up top and hits a missile drop kick and Eddie gets a near fall.

Eddie sends Jay into Davey’s head in the corner and we go to commercial.

We are back and Mark kicks Davey while Davey has Jay in a Sharpshooter. Eddie tags in and he stops Jay from making the tag. Eddie with a chop and elbow to the head. Eddie with chops and punches in the corner. Eddie with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Eddie with an enzuigiri and he tries for the backpack stunner but Jay escapes and Jay with a spinebuster for a near fall and both men are down. Mark and Davey tags in and Mark with a head butt. Davey with kicks to the chest in the corner but Mark avoids a round kick and Mark with a series of chops to Davey. Mark with a Saito suplex and he gets a near fall. Mark with a clothesline int eh corner and then he puts Davey on the turnbuckles.

Mark with a palm thrust and then he tries to send Davey to the mat but Eddie tries to interfere but he gets a rolling Death Valley Driver for his troubles. Davey tries for a missile drop kick but Mark catches him and he catapults Davey to Jay for a super kick. Mark gets Davey on his shoulders for a back breaker and then Jay hits a cutter and Mark gets a near fall.

Jay kicks Eddie and they fight on the floor. Mark with a head butt to Davey. Mark sends Davey to the mat while Jay sends Eddie into the guardrails. Davey with knees to Mark and Jay gets Davey on his shoulders for a Doomsday Device but Eddie with an enzuigiri to stop Mark. Jay with a forearm to Eddie but Jay with a super kick to Davey.

Eddie with a super kick to Jay but Jay with a boot to the head. Davey with a German suplex to Jay and then Davey floats over into a cross arm breaker. Mark comes off top and he hits an elbow drop and gets a near fall. All four men are down in the ring while the referee makes his count.

Mark with a thrust to Eddie but Eddie chops back. They go back and forth but Davey and Eddie hit the Alarm Clock on Mark. Eddie with a super kick to Jay and Jay goes to the floor. Eddie with a double stomp to Mark’s back and then Davey hits a double stomp but Mark kicks out at two.

Jay grabs Davey to prevent another double team move while Eddie gets Mark up for a power bomb. Mark with a DDT to Eddie and he tries a German suplex on Davey but Davey lands on his feet. Mark with a Dragon Suplex to Davey. Mark gets Davey up for a Burning Hammer but Jay goes up top and Eddie stops Jay. Mark accidentally punches Jay and Davey gets Mark up for a tombstone and Eddie with a kick to the head before Davey hits the tombstone and he gets the three count.

Winners: Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards

We go to credits.

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