ROH on SBG : 4/7 Report‏

The show begins with a clip of the confrontation between Kevin Steen and Davey Richards from last week.

The Young Bucks vs TJ Perkins and Shiloh Jonze

A nice headscissor by Jonze takes Matt Jackson down, and he quickly makes the tag into TJP. Jonze gets tagged back in and he goes up top and connects with a forearm smash. He gets a two count but it gets broken up. The Young Bucks hit a double team move to gain control of the match. Matt hits a double stomp to Jonze’s back and then tries a few cocky covers. Jonze is able to duck a clothesline attempt and tags in Perkins. He counters out of a tornado DDT attempt and hits Nick Jackson in the tree of woe and Matt with a neckbreaker. He tags Jonze back in who cleans house and almost gets a three count on Matt. Jonze tries to go to the top, but gets stopped by Nick. Perkins gets on the apron to stop him, but is met with a superkick. Jonze flies off the top and it met by a superkick by Matt, which lead to the Bucks hitting More Bang for Your Buck to pick up the victory.

Winners by Pinfall: The Young Bucks

ROHWorld.com’s Thoughts:This was a decent match and a solid way to start the show. The way Ring of Honor is using Perkins is still disappointing. He deserves to have more focus put on him. The match itself wasn’t anything special, but it was a decent match that showcased some of what these four men could do.

We get a recap of the Matt Taven and Mike Mondo feud.

Matt Taven vs Mike Mondo

Mondo charges Taven to start the match and they brawl in the corner. Taven sends Mondo to the outside, but Mondo can eventually find his way back into the ring. He tries to send Taven to the outside, but Taven skins the cat. Mondo tries to reverse a back drop and looks to have hurt his ankle. Mondo is limping around the outside, but proves to be faking it when he attacks Taven when Taven goes to the outside to try to attack him. Mondo repeatedly rams Taven’s head into the barricade. Mondo sends Taven to the outside. Mondo tries to dive off the apron onto Taven, but Taven catches him and powerslams him to the floor. Taven drives Mondo into the barricade before throwing him into the ring post. Taven suplexes Mondo onto the entrance ramp. Taven throws Mondo back into the ring and climbs to the top. A crossbody gets a two count for Taven. Taven tries another crossbody, but Mondo is able to counter it. Mondo hits a double-armed DDT to pick up the three count.

Winner by Pinfall: Mike Mondo

ROHWorld.com’s Thoughts: Wow! Where did that match come from? That was a lot of fun. Mondo and Taven just beat the crap out of each other and it made for a really entertaining match. Mondo impressed me in this match, which isn’t something I saw often. I hope he is able to keep this up. Taven also looked really good in this match. I would love for him to get more opportunities in Ring of Honor. This match was so much fun. It would have made for the perfect opener.

Inside ROH has been rescheduled. We’re going to a press conference instead, which was to announce “Border Wars.” Kevin Steen interrupts Davey Richards as Richards is talking at the press conference. Steen says there is only match fans want to see and it’s Steen vs Richards. Richards tells Cornette to either make the match or he’s going to give him the belt and go back to Japan. Cornette makes the match. The main event of “Border Wars” is Ring of Honor World Champion Davey Richards defending his belt against Kevin Steen.

It’s time for the Final Four Way of the March Mayhem tournament to award $24,000. Adam Cole says he will not only keep moving up the ladder, but he will be $24,000 richer. Mike Bennett says it’s not about the money, it’s about showing he’s the biggest star in Ring of Honor. Jay Lethal tells Tommaso Ciampa to watch out. Ciampa says he can live without money because it’s competition he lives for.


March Mayhem Final Four Way

Adam Cole vs Tommaso Ciampa w/ The Embassy Ltd.
vs Mike Bennett w/ Brutal Bob and Maria vs Jay Lethal

Lethal tries to jump Ciampa before the introductions, but it gets broken up so Bpbby Cruise can do his thing. Lethal immediately goes after Ciampa. This match is elimination rules. Bennett tags himself in as Ciampa to the outside. Lethal is able to hit a hip toss and dropkick on Bennett. Lethal tags in Cole. Bennett is able to hit a backdrop on Cole. Cole hits a dropkick for a two count. Cole tags in Lethal who scores with a double axe handle from the top on Bennett. Bennett and Lethal slug it out on the floor, and Ciamp starts to beat up on Lethal. Lethal tries to fight them off as Cole perches himself on the top rope and dives off onto his opponents on the floor.

Back from commercial, Lethal and Ciampa are in the ring. Ciampa connects with a clothesline for a two count. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection, but Ciampa dropkicks him during the handspring. Bennett tags himself in, but it met by the Lethal Injection and Bennett is the first person eliminated. Ciampa immediately hits the knockout knee on Lethal and he is also eliminated. Ciamp and Cole are the two remaining wrestlers. Ciampa scores with a couple of running knees in the corner, but Cole is able to jump to his feet and deliver a superkick! Ciampa rolls to the outside while Cole recovers in the ring. Cole goes for a suicide dive, but is caught by Ciampa, who hits Cole with the Kryptonite Crunch on the floor! Ciampa goes for the Project Ciampa, but Cole fights out and locks in the sleeper hold. Ciampa’s arm drops twice, but he is able to keep it up the third time. Ciampa fights out of the sleeper. Cole goes to the top and Lethal runs down the ramp to try to attack Ciampa, which distracts Cole. Ciampa bumps into the topes. He hits the Project Ciampa to pick up the win and the $24,000.

Prince Nana sings “We’re in the money.”

Winner by Pinfall: Tommaso Ciampa w/ The Embassy Ltd.

ROHWorld.com’s Thoughts:This was another really good match. They really played up the feud between Lethal and Ciampa, and both Bennett and Cole looked really good during the match. It helped showcase three of Ring of Honor’s brightest young stars and a veteran. It was a very good way to wrap up what was a very entertaining show.

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.