Ring of Riley
With Riley Ross
Welcome back to Ring of Riley where I break down each segment and match of Ring of Honor. At the end of the review, I will talk about Riley’s Rewind which is the match that I cannot stop watching and Riley’s Regret which is the most cringe worthy moment of the hour long show. Also I will be awarding a top honor to a wrestler or wrestlers that stole the show; this honor is called Star of the Night. We have Steve Corino and Kevin Kelly on commentary. On tonight’s line up we have C&C Wrestle Factory vs. reDRagon, QT Marshall vs. Tommaso Ciampa.
QT Marshall vs. Tommaso Ciampa—QT Marshall is accompanied to the ring by RD Evans as Marshall gets in the ring he vows to break Ciampa’s neck. Before the bell rings, Ciampa is stalking Marshall around the ring. The referee is earning his money as he keeps them separated. Marshall goes to shake his hand but Ciampa gives him the double bird salute. Marshall goes after the injured knee of Ciampa but Ciampa moves out of the way and goes on the attack. Both men go to the outside of the ring and Ciampa slams Marshall thru the barricade. He is chopping him before throwing him in the ring. Marshall goes to the outside and pulls down Ciampa, he tries to slam Ciampa’s braced left knee into the steel ring post but Ciampa counters by pulling Marshall face first in the ring post. They go outside the ring again and Ciampa is chopping away at Marshall. They go back into the ring and Ciampa does a running knee to Marshall. Evans tries to stop him and he gets pulled into the ring for his actions. Ciampa stands on him and while he is distracted, Marshall attacks him. Marshall has him on the ropes but Ciampa dropkicks him. Ciampa’s knee brace got hung up on the ropes and the referee had to free him. Back from commercial and Marshall is in charge of the match. They are trading blows back and forth before Marshall backs him in the corner. Ciampa throws an elbow and Marshall goes for the left knee. Marshall sets up a chair outside of the ring and slams his leg into the chair. He goes for the cover but Ciampa kicks out. He has him in the Indian Deathlock and Ciampa is trying to fight his way out of it. Ciampa is on his feet and both men are trading punches and Ciampa is relentless. Marshall goes for the knee again but Ciampa takes him down. They are on the edge of the apron and Marshall fights his way out of the move. Ciampa sends him flying off the apron with one leg. He goes to the top rope and takes down Marshall which causes him to tweak his knee. Prince Nana comes out to watch as Evans rolls his client into the ring. Ciampa gets into the ring before Sinclair can count him out. Ciampa nails him with a sick move and here comes Evans and before Ciampa can hit him, he scurries out of the ring like the devil was chasing him. He runs right into Prince Nana which sends him back to the ring. Ciampa hits him with a move and Marshall rolls him up for the pin but Ciampa kicks out. Ciampa nails him with the braced knee and scores the win. Winner: Tommaso Ciampa
A recap of the Briscoe vs. Briscoe match at the Best in the World PPV is shown. We learn that Briscoe is going to have a match with Matt Hardy next week for the title. Steve Corino is shown talking about the match, he is surrounded by S.C.U.M. members. Hey Rhett Titus, don’t do the you can’t see maneuver, it makes me want to slap you silly. Corino, I respect you but you dumb as fuck for hyping Matt Hardy. Kevin Steen talks about being placed in the Steel Cage Warfare match. If anyone destroy S.C.U.M., I think it is Steen.
Nick Merriman vs. Mike Bennett—Mike Bennett is accompanied to the ring by the lovely Maria and Brutal Bob. They shake hands and Bennett slams him down. The bell rings and Bennett scoops him up and nails him with the Box Office Smash. Winner: Mike Bennett.
Holy shit that was quick. Bennett gets a microphone and asks the crowd if he should stay or go. Oh shit, shots fired when he mentioned Connecticut, he motions for Bob to hand him the contract from RoH. He says the fans need him but he doesn’t need them. He tears into the fans for not recognizing true talent. The crowd starts chanting Cheeseburger who is a trainee at RoH. Bennett extends the contract to him and tells him to look over the contract. He superkicks Cheeseburger and attacks him. Brutal Bob pulls him off and flings him across the ring. Bennett attacks Brutal Bob. He grabs the microphone and says the Prodigy is dead.
Jay Briscoe comes out with the title over one shoulder and his injured shoulder taped. He grabs a microphone and addresses the rumors of his injuries. He says he is injured but he is still breathing. He addresses Matt Hardy and tells him he isn’t going down without a fight.
C&C Wrestle Factory vs. reDRagon—the match starts off with Kyle O’Reilly and Cedric Alexander start it off. Alexander takes down O’Reilly with a side headlock and Kyle counters out. They go like this for a bit before Alexander takes him down with a dropkick. Alexander catches him in midair and sends him flying into Caprice who gives him a ‘warm welcome’. Here comes Bobby Fish and Caprice Coleman to fight. He takes Fish down and goes for the pin but Fish kicks out. Here comes Alexander fresh off the tag. He nails Fish and goes for the pin but Fish grabs the ropes. Fish sends flying into the reDRagon corner. The reDRagon try to double team but here comes Coleman to make the save. O’Reilly and Coleman are on the outside of the ring. Fish makes a mistake in the ring and goes to the outside but Coleman kicks him. Back from commercial and the American Wolves are on the ramp watching the match. Coleman and Alexander have Fish secluded in their corner and Coleman is beating the shit out of him. Fish makes his escape and tags in O’Reilly. Coleman does a vicious leg drop and goes for the pin but O’Reilly kicks out. He takes him down again and goes for another pin but O’Reilly kicks out again. All four men are fighting on both the outside of the ring and inside the ring. I cannot even keep up with them. Alexander goes flying off the apron to take down O’Reilly but Fish trips him. The American Wolves fight with Steve Corino and here comes S.C.U.M. to defend their leader. O’Reilly licks in the Cross Arm Breaker on Alexander but Coleman makes the save. Fish and Alexander are fighting it out. O’Reilly goes for the pin on Alexander after Fish hits him, Alexander kicks out. Coleman takes down Fish with the aid of Alexander. They go for the pin but Fish kicks out. Security is trying to break up the fight outside the ring. O’Reilly gets saved by Fish when Coleman tries to take him down. Winners: reDRagon.
The brawl has picked up as the show comes to a close.
Riley’s Rewind goes to Mike Bennett for creating even more chaos with his ‘where will he sign’ saga. Good for you Mr. Bennett. Also this honor goes to Jay Briscoe proving that you cannot keep a Briscoe down.
Riley’s Regret goes to Sinclair and RoH for not re-signing the Briscoes. Yes I’m back to this again. He made a mistake and he apologized for it which is more than I can say for others.
Star of the Night goes to C&C Wrestle Factory. These two men have won me over as a fan with their matches. They continue to give each match their 100% and I thank them for that.
In closing I thought the show was decent. I am not complaining about how the main event ended but I wish others wouldn’t come out and brawl. It gets confusing and takes away from the action in the ring. Make sure you all check out http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-shark-attack-live. We’ll be airing Tuesday at 10pm ET Call in at (347) 945-6363. Have a good night and a better tomorrow!