ROH World Title Match
Eddie Edwards defeated Chris Hero w/ Shane Hagadorn
This was Edwards’ second title defence after he defeated Roderick Strong at ‘Manhattan Mayhem IV’. Hero was wearing purple and pink to pay homage to the late Larry Sweeney and was accompanied by Shane Hagadorn and Sara Del Rey. Unfortunately for “That Young Knockout Kid”, both Hagadorn and Del Rey were ejected from ringside and after around 35 minutes of great action, Edwards got the win after Hero passed out whilst in the Achilles Lock. This was a very impressive outing from the World Champion and a fitting way to end the show in Toronto in front of a packed arena.
ROH World Tag Team Titles
Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) defeated Jay and Mark Briscoe
This was Haas & Benjamin’s first title defence since beating The Kings of Wrestling at ‘Honor Takes Center Stage’. The Briscoes have been on a tear recently after some big wins against The All Night Express. Rhett Titus & Kenny King would get involved in this one though, after they distracted The Briscoes, Haas & Benjamin finished off the job and retained their titles. The ANX/Briscoes war will continue going into Chicago.
El Generico defeated “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels w/ Truth Martini
Generico was on the end of a shot with the Book of Truth from Daniels at ‘Honor Takes Center Stage’ and ROH Officials gave Generico the chance of redemption in Toronto. Generico had the full backing of the crowd and this was said to have been a great match. “The Generic Luchadore” got the victory after a brainbuster. After the match, Michael Elgin came down to the ring but Steve Corino neutralized him. Corino and Generico stand off due to their history and then Elgin takes the opportunity to beat down Corino.
In Memory of “Sweet &Sour” Larry Sweeny
Colt Cabana defeated Delirious
This was Delirious’ first appearance in a ROH ring for nine months as he and good friend Colt Cabana paid tribute to Larry Sweeney who recently passed away. In what was described as a ‘really fun match’, Cabana managed to get the win after a flying elbow.
After the intermission, The Bravado Brothers came out and started putting down Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly to big boos from the crowd. This led to Cole & O’Reilly hitting the ring and taking out The Bravados.
“Big Bang!” Rematch
Davey Richards defeated Kenny King
Both of these guys are great athletes and put on another good showing for the Toronto crowd. It was a back-and-forth match but the ending worried a few people in the arena. Davey went for a German Suplex off the top rope but slipped and looked as if he might have landed awkwardly on his ankle. Ironically enough, Davey quickly slapped on the Ankle Lock as King tapped out to give Richards the win. Davey left the ring immediately and we hope everything is OK.
The Double Danger Scramble
Michael Elgin with Truth Martini defeated Rhett Titus, Tommaso Ciampa with the Embassy, Adam Cole, Grizzly Redwood & Andy “Right Leg” Ridge
The first ever ‘Double Danger Scramble’ was said to be a huge success. It’s much like a six-man mayhem match but you must get two pinfalls or submissions to win the match. Tommaso Ciampa got the first fall after rolling up Adam Cole but Rhett Titus levelled the score after a neckbreaker to Andy Ridge. The night would belong to Elgin though as he got the win after a double Alabama slam on both Cole and Grizzly Redwood. The crowd seemed to love the new match so we will most likely see it again in future.
“Manhattan Mayhem IV” Rematch
“The Prodigy” Mike Bennett defeated Steve Corino
Corino told the crowd last night in Dearborn that he now has a sponsor and he yet again hinted that it may be Kevin Steen. He faced off against Bennett but fell short again, much like he did at ‘Manhattan Mayhem IV’ where he also fell off the wagon. There was no repeat of that this time but Bennett got the win with a piledriver.
Special Challenge Match
Claudio Castagnoli w/ Shane Hagadorn defeated Kyle O’Reilly
O’Reilly has had some success in singles matches and got to the final of the ‘Top Prospects Tournament’ before losing out to Mike Bennett. He faced off against “Very European” Claudio Castagnoli in what was described as a brilliant opening match. Castagnoli got the win with a Ricola Bomb but not before O’Reilly impressed yet again.