ROH on SBG: 8/3/12 Report

We open the show with a recap of the Briscoes taking on the Guardians of Truth at “Best in the World 2012.”

Kevin Kelly welcomes us to the show, and hypes tonight’s show. Nigel McGuinness says we’ll hear from Eddie Kingston tonight.

Truth Martini makes his way to the ring, and introduces the Guardians of Truth to the ring.

The Guardians of Truth w/ Truth Martini vs The Briscoes

The Guardians of Truth look to be the same ones from “Best in the World,” which means it’s the Headbangers again. Martini unmasks the Guardians to reveal an identical mask, and it’s just as funny as the first time he did it. Jay starts the match off, but the Guardians of Truth immediately disregard the rules and double team him. Mark Briscoe makes the blind tag, and connects with a dropkick to give Dem Boys the upper hand in the match. One of the Guardians of Truth throws Mark Briscoe into the guardrail as the show goes to commercial.

The Guardians of Truth are still in control as the show returns from commercial. The legal member of the Guardians hits a springboard clothesline to Mark, who was on the apron. They hit a version of Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team’s Leap of Faith, except they had Mark Briscoe draped across the guardrail instead of the top rope. A Guardian of Truth locks in a sleeper hold, and Mark is able to fight out of it and makes the tag to his older brother. Jay cleans house of the Guardians of Truth, and Mark Briscoe hits the Froggy Elbow for a two count. They set up for the Doomsday Device, but the Guardians of Truth break it up. They Guardians of Truth go for a double team move of their own, but Mark Briscoe breaks it up. This allows Jay to roll one of the Guardians up for a pinfall victory.

Winners by Pinfall: The Briscoes

After the match, the teams continue to brawl. Roderick Strong and Rhino storm the ring and join in on the beat down. Michael Elgin walks to ringside, but returns backstage. Adam Cole, Jay Lethal, Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander rush the ring and run off the House of Truth.

ROHWorld.com’s Thoughts: This match was worlds better than the one from “Best in the World,” which I’m sure has something to do with the ring ropes not being super loose. That being said, it was an alright match. It was nothing special, but it wasn’t anything horrible either. The Guardians of Truth still haven’t been too impressive in their limited appearances, and it makes me wonder how many chances they’re going to get to show something. This was just an average match.

ROH World Champion Kevin Steen and Jimmy Jacobs have a pre-recorded interview. Steen says Eddie Kingston is just trying to conform.

Kevin Kelly introduces Eddie Kingston for an in-ring interview. Kingston says he’s struggled to become a World Champion for 10 years, and at “Boiling Point” he will have that opportunity. He says he will show the belt to all those who doubted him when he wins it. Kingston says he’s going to win the belt for Larry Sweeney, and his own son to prove to him that he can be anything that he wants to be. He says he will go through hell and spit in Satan’s face to become the next ROH World Champion.

It’s now time for Inside ROH. We see a recap from last week when Tommaso Ciampa wanted to know about the collusion between the House of Truth and The Embassy where RD Evans rats out Prince Nana. Evans has assumed Ciampa’s contract. We see a recap of last week’s confrontation between The All Night Express and Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team. Shelton Benjamin has been suspended indefinitely for hitting Kenny King over the head with a steel chair. Now it’s a recap of the ROH World TV Title match where Adam Cole became the new Television Champion.

Mike Bennett w/ Maria and Brutal Bob vs Lance Storm

The two trade control of the match in the opening moments of the contest. Bennett escapes a Single Leg Boston Crab attempt, and the two continue to trade the advantage. A dropkick gets a two count for Storm. Bennett misses a splash-like move in the corner, which looks to have given Storm the advantage in the match. Storm gets a quick two-count on a roll up. Storm and Bennett trade blows on the apron, and Bennett launches Storm into the barricade. He follows it up with a diving clothesline to take the Canadian out as the show goes to commercial.

Back from commercial and Bennett is still in control. Bennett throws Storm shoulder-first into the ring post. Bennett stops a Storm comeback with a shoulder-breaker, which gets him a two count. Bennett is focusing his attack on Storm’s left arm. Storm counters a suplex attempt with a small package, but Bennett responds with a clothesline for another near fall. Storm hits an enziguri and both men are down. Storm rolls to the apron, and Bennett throws him into the turnbuckles. Bennett goes to the apron and tries to suplex Storm, but Storm clotheslines Bennett back into the ring. The two slug it out in the middle of the ring. A leg lariat gets a two count for Storm. A springboard clothesline gets another two count for the Canadian legend. Storm misses a second enziguri, and Bennett locks in a Single Leg Boston Crab. Storm counters with a sit-out side slam for a two count. Storm locks in the Single Leg Boston Crab, but Bennett reaches the ropes. Storm goes for a superplex, but Bob grabs his foot, which allows Bennett to hit a neckbreaker. Maria jumps on the apron, and Bob slides a chair into the ring. Bennett hits the Photo Finish onto the chair to pick up the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Mike Bennett

After the match, Bennett and Bob hold Storm up for Maria to slap around until Sara Del Rey and Eddie Edwards make the save.

ROHWorld.com’s Thoughts: This was probably the weakest of their three matches together, but that doesn’t mean it was a bad match. It was still a good, solid main event, and a nice way to blow off their feud. I would have preferred that Bennett get a clean win in their third encounter, but that’s just a minor gripe. Overall, it was a good match and a perfectly acceptable end to their feud.

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.