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Ring of Honor continued their big weekend of events with Manhattan Mayhem IV. The show from New York City came one night after Defy or Deny in Plymouth, MA. Here are the results:
ROH World Championship
Eddie Edwards defeated Roderick Strong
Eddie Edwards beat Roderick Strong to become the new ROH World Champion. Edwards, who gained a title shot after winning the Survival of the Fittest tournament in 2010, overcame the odds – and the numbers game – to win his first World Title. With the House of Truth already having a bad night, this capped it off as Edwards took Strong by surprise to get the win with a rollup. Truth Martini tried to help Strong but it wasn’t enough to stop the belt from changing hands. Only one question now remains: When will we see Edwards vs. Davey Richards for the belt? Make it happen!
Davey Richards defeated Christopher Daniels
Both men were coming off wins at Defy or Deny but it was Richards who came out on top. The man, who said he won’t challenge for the World Title again if he loses the next time he challenges for it, beat “The Fallen Angel” with a rollup. This came after Richards missed a Shooting Star Press, the same move he used last night to beat Claudio Castagnoli. Daniels put on a good showing but was obviously fatigued after his ROH TV Title defence against Mike Bennett last night.
The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Latin American Exchange
The Kings reigned supreme again after defeating yet another team put in front of them. Homicide told the Kings that he and Hernandez would take them on in New York after the Kings defeated ANX at the 9th Anniversary Show. Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli once again proved they are the best tag team in the world today as Castagnoli hit a pop up European on Homicide for the victory.
El Generico defeated TJ Perkins
Generico now knows that he can’t challenge for the ROH World Title again whilst Roderick Strong is still champion. He faced a tough task of getting over that fact by facing off against TJ Perkins who was making his second appearance on his return to ROH. Perkins, coming off a loss to Chris Hero, came close but was ultimately defeated by Generico in a great match. Generico picked up the win with a sick brainbustah onto the ring apron.
The All Night Express defeated The Briscoes
The All Night Express capped off a good weekend as they beat The Briscoes. They defeated Grizzly Redwood & Steve Corino last night and added another win in what was an important weekend for them. They gained the victory with a rollup after reversing the Springboard Doomsday. After the match, the Briscoes beat down on Rhett Titus until Kenny King intervened. The two teams then fought to the back with the crowd firmly behind ANX.
Jim Cornette announces that ROH will return to the Hammerstein Ballroom on Sunday June 26th for the ‘Biggest ROH event ever!’
Mike Bennett defeated Steve Corino
These two men just don’t see eye-to-eye as Corino tries to teach Bennett not to turn out like he did. “The Prodigy” won’t have any of it though and rebounded after his loss to Christopher Daniels in Plymouth last night. Bennett put an exclamation point on his victory by hitting three side slams on Corino for the win.
Tommaso Ciampa defeated Grizzly Redwood
The project of The Embassy made it three out of three as he defeated Redwood. After wins against Mike Sydal and Adam Cole, Ciampa made it a hat-trick of impressive victories. The Embassy’s newest recruit won after a double knee powerbomb. After the match, the other Embassy members attacked Redwood but Steve Corino came down for the save as chants of ‘Kevin Steen’ came from the crowd.
Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly defeated Michael Elgin & Mike Mondo
The up-and-coming team of Cole & O’Reilly proved to be too much for The House of Truth. Truth Martini said he had a man that had listened to him and read the book of truth but that wasn’t enough as Elgin and Mondo lost. It was the man on trial – Mike Mondo – who was pinned, this came after a nice bridging German suplex from Cole. After the match, Elgin attacked Mondo as it was clear that he hadn’t passed the House of Truth test.