ROH TV report

12/14/2013 ROH TV Report

Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino introduce the show from the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. They preview tonight’s ROH Tag Team Title match with champions Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly vs Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander.

1)      Silas Young vs Tadarius Thomas (with his head shaved): Thomas tries to take Young’s back to start but Young gets the ropes. Young continuously gets the ropes to escape Thomas’ offence alternating with headlocks and shoulder-blocks. Thomas starts laying into him with his capoeira kicks until Young cuts him off with a boot to the face. Young starts stomping Thomas in the corner then mocks his capoeira and then applies another long headlock. Young tries to whip Thomas into the ropes but gets knocked down with capoeira from Thomas who starts dropkicking Young in the head. Thomas hits a half-nelson suplex for a two-count. Thomas goes for a fisherman suplex but Young blocks him and they trade attempts at offence until Young hits a big clothesline off the ropes. Young picks up Thomas on his sho9ulders but Thomas gets out and starts hitting Young with slaps and kicks. Thomas gives Young a swinging fisherman’s buster. Young kicks out of a pin attempt and rolls outside. Thomas follows him and rolls him back inside where Young gives him a backbreaker followed by a short clothesline for a two-count. Thomas goes for pin attempts but Young kicks him in the head and then gives him a Finlay Roll. Young then does his headstand on the top turnbuckle into a vaulting moonsault for the three-count and the win.

2)      Proving Ground match- ROH World Champion Adam Cole vs ACH: They shake hands to start and then tie up and trade armbars and wristlocks. Cole applies a leg-scissors but ACH escapes and Cole mocks him doing jumping jacks. ACH applies a headlock but Cole knees him in the gut. ACH does a sunset flip and then applies a headlock and chops Cole in the corner. ACH splashes Cole in the corner and drives his head into the mat. Cole takes over with forearm smashes and they trade strikes. ACH goes to the second rope and Cole superkicks him in the back of his knee. Cole continues to work over ACH’s knee. Cole gives ACH an Irish Whip but ACH’s knee gives out and he falls to the mat as the show goes to commercials. On return, ACH is still on the mat and Cole pulls him to the center and works on the knee. ACH collapses again during an Irish Whip. Cole goes after him in the corner but ACH grabs Cole and slams him face-first in the corner. They trade punches and chops in the middle of the ring but Cole knocks down ACH with a kick to the knee. ACH gets to his feet again and knocks Cole to the mat with a slap to the head. Cole is on the apron and ACH slides under a punch and pulls Cole off the mat and slams his head into the apron. ACH returns to the ring and does a pescado onto Cole. ACH rolls Cole back inside and vaults himself over the ropes into an ace crusher for a two-count. ACH then attempts to put Cole on his shoulders but his knee gives out. Cole goes for a Florida Key but ACH gets out. Cole hits him with a running knee-strike. Cole then stands over ACH and spits on him while uncovering his knee. Cole goes for another knee-strike but ACH gets to his feet and gives Cole a Michinoku Driver. ACH goes to the top rope and hits a frog splash for a two-count. ACH goes to pick up Cole but Cole drives him into the corner. Cole charges and takes a boot to the face. ACH jumps over a charging Cole but lands on his knees and Cole superkicks him for a two-count. Cole then applies a figure four leglock and ACH taps out to give Cole the win.

An interview is shown with Adam Cole where he announces that next week’s show will be an hour dedicated to his ascension to the top of Ring Of Honor and his becoming the best pro wrestler on the planet.

3)      ROH World Tag Team Title match- Champions reDRagon of Bobby of Fish and Kyle O’Reilly vs C+C Wrestle Factory of Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander: Fish and O’Reilly are posing on the ring apron when Coleman and Alexander dropkick them to the floor. Alexander then hits both Fish and O’Reilly with a tope con giro and the show goes to commercials. After the break, Coleman and Alexander double-team Fish with a combination drop toe-hold and legdrop. Coleman then gives Fish a vertical suplex and Alexander gives him a rolling senton. Alexander hits Fish with forearms and tags in Coleman who gives Fish an elbow smash. Alexander tags in and does a double suplex with Coleman followed by a double kick. Alexander chases Fish outside the ring and back in. O’Reilly tags in and he and Fish take over with kicks. O’Reilly slaps a seated Alexander in the face. O’Reilly misses a dropkick and Alexander slaps him in the face. O’Reilly drives Alexander into the corner but Alexander fights off O’Reilly and Fish with elbows. Fish pulls Alexander outside where Coleman joins and they all brawl. Coleman does a 619 around the ringpost and Alexander returns to the ring for a pin attempt on O’Reilly. Coleman tags in and hits a rolling senton on O’Reilly. Coleman gives him his three rolling northern lights suplexes, with Fish interfering and Coleman turning the third suplex on O’Reilly into a double northern lights suplex. Coleman hits O’Reilly with a leg lariat. O’Reilly whips Coleman into the corner but Coleman boots him in the face. O’Reilly distracts the referee as Fish works over Coleman’s arm on the outside. Back inside, O’Reilly runs Coleman’s head into Fish’s knee. Fish applies a hammerlock and slams Coleman on it. Fish works over the arm and O’Reilly gives Coleman a knee-drop. The referee is distracted by Alexander and Fish gives Coleman a running knee from the apron. Coleman fights back with chops but O’Reilly hits him with kicks and applies a hammerlock. Fish tags in and gives Coleman a back suplex. O’Reilly tags in but Coleman comes back and gets a sunset flip that is broken up by a kick to the back from Fish. O’Reilly gets a two-count as the show goes to another commercial. On return, Fish punches Coleman and gives him an inverted atomic drop. O’Reilly tags in and goes for a double clothesline but Coleman somersaults under them and hits a double dropkick. Coleman gets cut off from tagging in Alexander but flips out a back suplex attempt and hits a hurracanrana on both Fish and O’Reilly at the same time. Alexander tags in and hits a springboard clothesline on Fish followed by a clothesline on O’Reilly. Alexander continues with kicks and clotheslines and then vaults into a tornado DDT on Fish. O’Reilly runs in and attempts a suplex attempt but Alexander escapes and dropkicks him in the corner. Alexander does a frontward slam on O’Reilly for a two-count. Coleman enters and he and Alexander do Double Elimination on O’Reilly. They follow up by whipping O’Reilly into the corner. Fish tags in and Coleman and Alexander gives a modified heart attack clothesline. Coleman and Alexander work over Fish with punches but O’Reilly pulls Alexander to the outside. O’Reilly and Fish then hit Coleman with strikes in the corner followed by their backbreaker/kneedrop combination. Coleman breaks up a pin attempt. Fish hits Alexander with kicks but Coleman gives Fish an ace crusher into the ring. Coleman and O’Reilly trade punches and O’Reilly hits a running knee-strike. Alexander hits a spinning kick and then does his Go 2 Sleep headkick followed by a top rope legdrop from Coleman for a two-count. Alexander takes over on offence but gets backdropped to the apron. Fish spears Alexander into the ringside barricade and O’Reilly hits him with a missile dropkick off the apron. Fish trades punches with Coleman who goes to the top rope but O’Reilly cuts him off and Fish hits a super falcon arrow off the top rope for a two-count. O’Reilly tags in and her and Fish continue with kicks on Coleman. Fish goes to the top rope but Coleman rolls out of the way. Fish goes up top again and Coleman continues to roll out of the way. O’Reilly bodyslams Coleman and both he and Fish go up top but Alexander holds O’Reilly and Fish misses a diving headbutt. Coleman hits his no-hands top rope hurracanrana on O’Reilly. Alexander goes for a frog splash but O’Reilly gets his knees up.   Fish gives Coleman a shoulder driver and then O’Reilly does his brainbuster combined with the headkick from Fish. O’Reilly gets the three-count to win the match.

The show had three good, solid matches this week. Young and Thomas were fun to see against each other and Cole had a really good showing of himself as a heel champion. The tag title match seemed like one of the best things from Fish and O’Reilly in a while. A good show that is worth people putting the time in to watch.

Dave Musgrave

Oshawa, Ontario

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