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9/11 ROH INTERNET PPV LIVE RESULTS: Caldwell & Radican's coverage of "Glory by Honor IX" - ROH Title match, Haas & Benjamin debut
Sep 11, 2010 - 10:05:32 PM
ROH "Glory By Honor IX" Internet PPV Results
September 11, 2010
New York City
Report by James Caldwell and Sean Radican, PWTorch Staff
(1) Kenny King vs. Jay Briscoe
King had the upper hand early on, but Jay caught him and dumped him on his head. Titus came out and distracted Jay. Jay nailed him with a dive, but King ended up taking the win a short time later with the Royal Flush. King defeats Jay.
RADICAN: (**) A short brawl between All Night Express and the Briscoes led into the next match.
(2) Mark Briscoe vs. Rhett Titus
Mark controlled the action early, but Titus cut him off with a nice dropkick. Mark cut off Titus and nailed him with an insane dive to the outside. Both men battled up top where Mark nailed Titus with a top rope ace crusher. Mark ended up taking the win after a burning hammer on Titus. Mark defeats Titus.
RADICAN: This was pretty good for a short match. (**3/4)
Ballz cut a promo before the match backstage to set the stage for the expected brawl here. Necro is wearing what appear to be pajama pants or something from Daivari's wardrobe and a Tampa Bay Rays jersey. Redwood and Balls dominated early. Stevens got the heat on Redwood, who eventually made the hot tag to Balls. The action broke down and Nana interfered. Stevens then got Balls from behind with a modified Angle slam for the pin. Stevens & Butcher win.
RADICAN: **. CALDWELL: Three okay-to-good matches to start the PPV not trying to raise the bar too high for the big matches to come and whetting the appetite for the audience. Fine start.
(4) Kevin Steen & Steve Corino vs. El Generico & Colt Cabana - double chain match
As expected, Steen is chained to Generico and Corino is chained to Cabana. They set this up to let the audience know it's going to be a brutal affair. Cabana and Generico dominated the action early and busted open Corino and Steen. Cabana got busted open big time. Steen tried to choke out Generico with the chain, but he wouldn't submit.
This is pretty insane. Steen just applied a sharpshooter on Generico using the chain for leverage, but he wouldn't tap. Cabana and Generico mounted a huge comeback and the crowd went nuts. Generico was going to do a coast to coast dropkick onto Corino, but he hit Steen instead. A few minutes later. Generico tried to put Steen through a table, but Steen used the chain to toss him throughout the table. Corino's son came out to free Steen from Generico.
Pause for technical difficulties. The feed is back with Generico running wild. Cabana then submitted Corino with the Billy Goat's curse. Cabana & Generico win via submission. Post-match: Generico went to nail Steen with a top rope brainbuster, but Corino distracted him. Steen pulled off Generico's mask and used it to recreate his shirt image.
RADICAN: This was really good with a heavy angle at the end. CALDWELL: An expectedly brutal tag match playing off nine months of build-up leading to the babyfaces getting the victory. Decent brawl with a strong back-story to meet what was advertised. (***)
Davey Richards promo: They showed a promo with Richards and Jim Cornette. He cut a great promo about his mom telling him to keep wrestling. Cornette said Richards will wrestle until 2011 as he chases a World Title win.
Cornette then came out and told the live crowd that Richards was staying in ROH and had signed a new contract. Cornette announced Richards would get an ROH World Title shot a Final Battle, which will also be a PPV on Dec. 18.
(5) ROH TV champion Eddie Edwards vs. Shawn Daivari - TV Title match
Edwards dominated early, but Edwards missed a spear attempt and hit his shoulder on the ringpost. Daivari worked over Edwards, but Edwards fired back and nailed him with a dive through the ropes. Daivari fired back and hit a big clothesline for a two count. Daivri ended up accidentally running into Nana on the apron. Edwards rolled him up and applied the Achilles lock for the pin. Edwards wins via submission.
RADICAN: *1/2. I'm not blown away by the show so far given the hype. CALDWELL: Solid match continuing Edwards's steady ROH TV Title run working his way to stronger opponents.
(6) Austin Aries vs. Christopher Daniels
Before the match, Aries cut a heel promo on Daniels and invited him to "steal the show" with him. JC: That was unnecessary to take the audience out of the match before it even started. It's about winning, not how you perform, in the context of a wrestling match.
The action was really good early on with Daniels in control. Aries fired back and snapped Aries's neck over the ropes. Daniels mounted a comeback an locked in the Koji clutch, but aries got the ropes. Aries hit the brainbuster moments later for a nearfall. Aries then hit the 450, but Daniels kicked out. Both men battled up top and Daniels hit a super Angel's wings for the pin. Daniels wins.
RADICAN: ***1/4. Wow! CALDWELL: Best match of the night with the show going according to plan slowly, steadily building to the double main event with increasingly good match action.
(7) ROH tag champions Kings of Wrestling vs. Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin - non-title match
SR: This is going to be insane. ... Great action early on with Shelton shining. Both teams nearly hit their finishers for nearfalls and the crowd exploded. KOW got the heat on Haas with the crowd seemingly split. Haas made the hot tag, but Hero pulled the ropes down on Shelton who spilled to the floor.
Hero grabbed a cravat and drove his knee into Shelton's head several times. Shelton struggled, but couldn't make the hot tag. Shelton hit a double neckbreaker on Castagnoli & Hero and the crowd popped huge. Haas finally got the hot tag and ran wild. Haas got tossed outside and KOW hit some great double team moves on Shelton.
Shelton hit an insane arm drag off the top on Claudio. Castagnoli locked in the Haas of pain. Hero got his pad on and nailed Haas with a loaded pad shot. Castagnoli then covered Haas for the pin. Haas and Benjamin cleaned house after the match. They then isolated Hagadorn and whipped him with a belt. KOW wins.
RADICAN: ****. This was excellent. CALDWELL: The show continues to progress in quality with an outstanding tag match. It's hard to top Guns vs. Beer Money for best tag match of the year thus far and this tried admirably to reach that level. The finish certainly leaves the door open for a re-match if Haas & Benjamin return to ROH.
(8) ROH World champion Tyler Black vs. Roderick Strong - ROH World Title match
Terry Funk is ringside enforcer for this No DQ title match pitting to quasi-heels against each other. Crowd reactions should be fascinating. There were a lot of boos for Black when he came out. Cornette is also out to do commentary.
Black took control early after dropping Strong onto ring apron. Strong fired back, but Black caught him with a gutbuster. Black then applied the STFU and the crowd booed.
The ref got bumped and Funk tossed him out of the ring. Funk tore off his shirt to reveal a ref shirt. Black nailed Strong with the book of truth and GLG for a nearfall. Both men got nearfalls and the crowd popped. The House of Truth ran out, but Funk fought them off.
Truth Martini came into the ring, but Funk tossed him out. Black hit his finishing sequence, but missed the Phoenix Splash. Strong then hit his finishing sequence and finished off Black with the sick kick for the pin. Strong wins to capture the ROH Title.
RADICAN: ***. CALDWELL: Shenanigans were expected here with Black on his way out and Funk involved. Fine conclusion to the PPV with a different type of ROH Title main event complementing the very strong tag match.
Post-match: Black flipped off the crowd before leaving. And look who's here... Homicide returns. Homicide jawed with Strong as the show went off the air.
RADICAN: Solid show. I give it a 7.0. I expected more given the hype. It's certainly a newsworthy show.
CALDWELL: The ending sets up an intriguing ROH Title chase with Davey, Daniels, and former champ Homicide. Please, no four-way matches, though. Overall, thumbs up show progressively building to the final three matches. Not spectacular and it didn't have that buzz-worthy Davey vs. Tyler match like the last PPV, but they had a newsworthy show and one very strong tag match.