ROH on SBG: 11/10/12 Report

Ring of Honor television is another episode of “Road Rage” featuring more matches from October’s “Glory by Honor XI” iPPV.

The show opens with Nigel McGuinness and Kevin Kelly welcoming us to the show.

Mike Mondo says Maria has to be feeling great after he laid a kiss on her. He then does a quick octopus dance and celebrates awkwardly. Mike Bennett says Mondo has gone too far and that it ends tonight.

Mike Mondo v Mike Bennett w/ Maria

Bennett is getting mostly cheers, while Mondo is getting mostly boos. Mondo lands a right hand before the bell. Maria tries to slap Mondo, but he stops her and gyrates in front of her. Mondo crawls under the ring and Bennett can’t find him. Bennett gets control of the match by slinging Mondo into the barricade. Bennett drives Mondo spine-first in the corner of the ring apron. They collide in midair as they both go for crossbodies at the same time. They slug it out on the floor, and Mondo back drops Bennett on the concrete. Mondo crotches Bennett on a barricade and the barricades falls over. Mondo climbs to the top of the entrance set and dives off on to Bennett! Maria once again jumps on the apron to distract Mondo and she begins dancing like she’s riding a pole. Maria slaps Mondo, which allows Bennett to hit a TKO for the three count!

Winner by Pinfall: Mike Bennett

It’s now time for Inside ROH. Matt Hardy talks about Adam Cole and says one day Cole might be able to almost catch up to the name Hardy. Jim Cornette’s last act as matchmaker is Hardy going one-on-one with Cole at “Final Battle 2012.” Cole says he will prove he isn’t a second-rate Matt Hardy. Michael Elgin says he Roderick Strong stuck his nose in Elgin’s business one too many times. Jim Cornette says the new matchmaker has been chosen, but the matchmaker doesn’t know it yet. The new matchmaker will be announced next week.

We now see the closing minutes of the BJ Express taking on Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team.

ROH World TV Champion Adam Cole defends vs Eddie Edwards

There is a feeling out process in the early stages of the match. The two exchange a series of pinfalls in the test of strength. They continue to exchange pinfall attempts after countering the other wrestler’s finishing hold. Edwards sends Cole to the outside, but Cole blocks a suicide dive attempt with an enziguri. Edwards knocks Cole off the apron and this time is able to hit the suicide dive. Cole hits a basement dropkick to Edwards’ left knee, and Edwards also begins to work over Cole’s legs. Edwards blasts Cole with a series of chops, and they trade shots in the middle of the ring. Cole hits a jumping DDT on the apron, and follows it up with a top rope splash. The suplex into a neckbreaker gets a two count for Cole. Edwards hits the backpack chinbreaker for a near fall. Edwards wrenches Cole’s knee in the ropes with a dragon screw leg whip. Edwards locks in the Achilles Lock, but Cole is able to kick his way out of it. Cole locks in the Figure Four, but Edwards is eventually able to reach the ropes. Edwards has Cole on his shoulders on the top and Cole fights his way off, sending both men crashing to the floor. Cole hits the neckbreaker again and follows it up with a superkick to the back of the head. Cole connects with the Florida Key to retain the ROH World TV Title.

Winner and STILL ROH World TV Champion: Adam Cole


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.