Border Wars Results

Eddie Edwards def. Rhino w/ Truth Martini

This is a surprising choice for the opener, but it is one of the most interesting match ups styles-wise on the entire card. Martini cut a promo before the match. As he usually does, Martini tried to get involved to help out Rhino. He tried to hit Edwards with the “Book of Truth,” but Edwards ducked and Martini almost hit Rhino. Edwards rolled Rhino up to get the pinfall victory. After the match, Rhino went to attack Martini, but Martini gave him money to stop.

All Night Express and TJ Perkins def. The Young Bucks and Mike Mondo

The All Night Express and TJ Perkins got the win in an awesome match. The finish came when the All Night Express hit the powerbomb/blockbuster combination with Perkins following it up with a 450 Splash. Titus got the pin on one of the Bucks.

Jay Lethal def. Tommaso Ciampa w/ The Embassy, Ltd.

Ciampa’s near year-and-a-half long winning streak came to an end at “Border Wars” when Lethal was able to get his revenge for Ciampa costing him the ROH World TV Title. Lethal almost had the match won after a Lethal Injection, but just before the referee’s hand came down for the three count, R.D. Evans pulled the referee out of the ring. Lethal followed it up with the Hail to the King, but it only got a two count. Lethal was finally able to put the “Dominant Male” down for the three count after hitting the Lethal Combination, but he did the backbreaker part of the combination 10 times to make sure it was enough.

Lance Storm def. Mike Bennett w/ Brutal Bob

Storm got his revenge on Bennett after Bennett’s disrespectful actions following their “Showdown in the Sun.” Brutal Bob gave Bennett a chair, and then distracted the referee. Bennett tried to use the chair, but Storm countered and used the chair on Bennett. Storm then hit the superkick for the pinfall. Sadly for those who got to watch the show, Maria was not in Bennett’s corner.

Michael Elgin w/ Truth Martini def. Adam Cole

Elgin continued his impressive year with a victory over Cole with a bucklebomb followed by a spinning powerbomb. Elgin showed off his freakish strength during the match with a dead lift Falcon Arrow off the top rope. After the match, Martini got on the microphone and sent Elgin to the back. Martini put over Roderick Strong as Elgin had to leave. Cole then superkicked Martini, which may be the only way to get Martini to shut his mouth.

ROH World TV Championship
Roderick Strong (c) def. Fit Finlay

Roderick Strong retained the ROH World Television Title when he defeated Fit Finlay, and he did it without the help of Truth Martini. Finlay wouldn’t go down easily, and kicked out of the double knee gutbuster. Strong answered back a few minutes later with the Sick Kick, which was enough to put the “Belfast Bruiser” away.

Fight Without HonorROH World Tag Team Championship
*NEW CHAMPIONS* Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team def. The Briscoes (c)

Jay Briscoe came to the ring by himself and claimed that Mark got stuck at the border. Mark Briscoe entered the ring from behind dressed as a hickey player and Dem Boys took out Haas and Benjamin. Jay Briscoe sent Haas headfirst into a chair that was wedge between the top two turnbuckles. Someone in the crowd handed Jay a wheelchair wheel, and he used it as a weapon against Haas. Mark Briscoe got sent over the top rope and through a table at ringside. Jay Briscoe was somehow able to kick out of a super spinebuster from Benjamin. Haas and Benjamin once again tried to crotch Jay Briscoe on the ring post, but Mark Briscoe was able to make the save. Mark Briscoe connected with the Froggy Elbow on Haas, but Benjamin was able to make the save. He tried to hit the Froggy Elbow on Benjamin through a table on the outside, but Haas connected with the Olympic Slam. Haas put a rag up to Mark Briscoe’s face, and I think he chloroformed Mark Briscoe. This made Mark Briscoe uncouncious, and Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team was able to regain the belts.

ROH World Championship
*NEW CHAMPION* Kevin Steen w/ Jimmy Jacobs def. Davey Richards (c)

Steen immediately goes for the Package Piledriver but is unable to hit it. They battle around the outside of the ring for a while until Davey hits exploder suplex on the apron. Richards runs along apron to kick Steen, but Steen ducks and Richards kicks Jacobs. Steen powerbombs Richards onto the ring frame twice before hitting the cannonball. Steen hits a powerbomb, but Richards kicks out. Steen transitions it into a sharpshooter, but the champion is able to make it to the ropes to break the hold. Richards ties Steen’s injured left knee in the ropes, and hits a double stomp from the top rope. Richards hits the DR Driver, but Steen is able to kick out! Steen hits the F5, but Richards kicks out at the last second. Steen hits a moonsault but his injured knee prevents him from making the immediate pin. Steen is able to fight out of the ankle lock and send Richards headfirst into an exposed turnbuckle. He follows it up with a sleeper suplex. Steen hits the Package Piledriver! Steen gets the pinfall and is the new ROH World Champion! Cary Silkin refuses to hand the belt to Steen.

Steve Corino, who was on commentary during the match, enters the ring. After a short stare down, Corino and Steen hug as Jacobs celebrates.

Steen says he doesn’t need a speech and leaves the ring as the show ends.

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Jon Shumake

Jon has been with ROHWorld since March 2011. The American Bearded Nightmare is one half of ‘Team America’ on ROHCast, which is available every week on ROHWorld, iTunes and Stitcher.

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