Once again, we’re extremely sorry that our live coverage of Showdown in the Sun Day 1 was cut short. As you all may know, there were some horrendous technical difficulties with the stream on GoFightLive that made the stream near enough unwatchable. We’ve tried to collate as much about each match as possible but we can assure you that we will have FULL live results of today’s Day 2 event on our twitter feed (@ROH_World) as well as a detailed report on the site straight after the final bell.
1. The Briscoes defeated TMDK (Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls)
This was a solid opener with TMDK, who won the ‘Rise and Proce’ tournament in Cincinnati, putting in a great performance and dominated ‘Dem Boys’ at times. However, it was the seven time champs that finally managed to get the win.
2. Adam Cole defeated Adam Pearce
These two faced off the night before for the NWA World Title and Pearce came out to say that Coleis good but not great. Cole came down and said he wanted another match as he got beat by a piledriver last night which are banned in ROH. This led to a match which Cole won after Todd Sinclair stopped Pearce from using a piledriver. Cole dropped down on Pearce for the pin.
3. The All Night Express defeated The Young Bucks
This was the first match in the Dual Duel between these two teams. It was decided by a coin toss that this would be the tornado tag match. Lots of great tag team action in this one. It was quite brief but ANX got the win after Titus rolled Matt Jackson for the win following a failed More Bang For Your Buck. After the match, Nick hit Titus’ knee with a steel chair.
4. ROH TV Title match – Jay Lethal defeated Kyle O’Reilly
Before the match, The Embassy cut a promo in the ring and then Ciampa stayed at ringside to watch the match. Good showing from O’Reilly in this match, they had a good back-and-forth match that had some great sequences. Lethal hit a superkick followed by the Lethal Injection for the victory. After the match, he and Ciampa stared down – Lethal challenged him to enter the ring but he walked off without giving the title back.
5. Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team defeated Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander
Lots of great double team manoeuvres in this one, especially from C&C early on in the match. The finish came after Haas pushed Coleman into the ropes, knocking Alexander off the top rope. Benjamin followed up by hitting a leaping suplex on Alexander off the top rope for the victory.
6. Mike Bennett defeated Lance Storm
Storm returned to ROH last night and looked like he’d never been away from the ring after some really crisp wrestling which we’ve come to expect from the Canadian. He took a lot of damage from Bennett but refused to stay down and almost got the win with the Canadian Maple Leaf. Eventually, Bennett got the win after several right hands and a TKO.
7. Kevin Steen defeated El Generico
This was the latest match in this bloody feud that looks like it will never end. Some insane stuff happened in this Last Man Standing match with both men giving it everything they’ve got. It would be Steen who would get revenge, though, after Jimmy Jacobs interfered. After looking like saving El Generico, he turned on the ‘Generic Luchador’ and hit him the spike which kept him down for the 10 count. Jimmy Jacobs is back – and he’s evil!
8. ROH World Title match – Davey Richards defeated Eddie Edwards & Roderick Strong
The winner of this one will defend their title in Blind Destiny on Day 2. This match was insane with tons of action crammed in by all three men. Eddie was the first to be eliminated after distraction from Truth Martini and Michael Elgin allowed Strong to roll him up. That left Strong and Richards to battle it out with Strong almost picking up the win. However, Richards retained his title after hitting a superkick and a spinning knockout kick to the side of Strong’s head. After the match, Elgin hit the ring again and hit Richards with the spinning sit-out powerbomb as Martini said he will have a new World champion tomorrow night. Strong looked on less than impressed.