Match Number One: Matt Taven (with Truth Martini and Friends) versus Brian Fury for theRing of Honor Television Championship
They lock up and Taven with a waist lock and he slaps Fury in the head. Taven retreats to the corner and then Taven gets some oil applied. Fury with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Fury with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Fury tries for a suplex but Taven lands on his feet. Taven tries to float over on an Irish whip but Fury with an Alabama Slam and a near fall.
Taven with a boot to the head followed by a clothesline. Taven with a kick and a super kick for a near fall. Taven punches Fury and the referee warns Taven. Fury with an Irish whip and he hits a neck breaker. Truth gets on the apron and he distracts the referee. Nigel pulls Truth off the apron and that allows one of the women at with Taven to hit a rana and Taven hits a frog splash but Fury kicks out at two.
Fury with a boot and then he hits a side slam but only gets a near fall. Fury with an Irish whip but Taven with a kick out of the corner and he hits the head lock driver for the three count.
We go to comments from Mark about his match against Adam Cole. Mark talks about the people suggesting that the Briscoes are gone from ROH due to SCUM. Mark says that he is here and wonders where SCUM is. Mark says that he has a doctor’s note that says that he is medically cleared to wrestle. He is coming for Adam Cole and the title is coming back to the Briscoe’s home.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Elgin comes to the ring and he has something to say.
Michael says that there is nothing that means as much to him as the Ring of Honor . There is nothing that means as much to him in the world of wrestling as the Ring of Honor World Title. When he heard that the title was going to be handed to him, he told Nigel that there was a better way. Nigel put 16 of the best wrestlers in the world in a tournament for the right to call themselves Ring of Honor .
That is him and 15 other guys. The other 15 have to look into his eyes. They need to know that what he is saying is the absolute truth. He doesn’t have to worry about them, they have to worry about him.
Kevin Steen emerges and he calls Elgin a liar and suggests that his pants might be on fire. Steen says that if Elgin was wearing any pants, they would be on fire. If you say you are not worrying about anyone in the tournament, you are lying. Steen says that Michael is worried about the one person he cannot beat and that is him.
Steen says that when he was the champion, people were saying that Elgin was going to beat him. When they met in the ring in Toronto, he did not win. Now that they are in the ring together, he is here to tell Michael and his mullet that it is not going to happen.
Michael says that Kevin is right that he beat him, but that was ten months ago. It took a package piledriver from the top rope. Michael tells Kevin that he is making a promise that it won’t happen again.
Kevin asks Michael if he is sure about that and he tells Michael to try him.
Michael Bennett and Maria Kanellis come out and Kevin introduces them as “Maria and Someone Else”.
Michael calls Kevin witty. He says that we have a collection of talent in the ring. People see pure talent in the ring. Bennett says that he sees two guys who have been opportunity after opportunity. He sees two guys who have been given main event after main event. He sees the past of Ring of Honor.
While those two have been given main events and opportunities, Michael says that he was being told ‘not right now’, or ‘wait another week’, or ‘you aren’t getting a chance because you are leaving Ring of Honor’. Bennett says that Mike Bennett is leaving Ring of Honor, but Michael Bennett is staying.
Tommaso Ciampa’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. He takes Bennett’s mic and he gets in everyone’s face and then he says that your next Ring of Honor Champion is the Sicilian Psychopath. Ciampa leaves the ring.
Officials make their way to the ring to finally control things.
Match Number Two: ACH versus Karl Anderson in a First Round Match in the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Title Tournament
They lock up and Anderson backs ACH into the corner but they go around the ring to another corner. Anderson with a clean break. They lock up and ACH with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. ACH with a head scissors take down and Anderson goes to the floor. Anderson moves out of the way and ACH bounces off the ropes and stays in the ring.
Anderson returns to the ring and they lock up again. Anderson with a side head lock take down. ACH gets a rollup for a near fall. ACH with a break when Anderson gets to the ropes but Anderson with a kick to ACH’s chest and back. Anderson with a European uppercut and ACH goes to the ropes. Anderson with a kick.
ACH holds the ropes and Anderson charges at ACH but ACH drops down and Anderson goes over the top rope to the floor. ACH goes to the apron and he tries for an Arabian Press onto Anderson but Anderson moves and ACH lands on his feet. Anderson with a flying Yakuza Kick to ACH.
We go to commercial.
We are back Anderson with a delayed vertical suplex to ACH and he gets a near fall. Anderson with more near falls and while he does not get the three count, he wears down his opponent. Anderson slaps ACH in the head and he connects with a European uppercut. Anderson with kicks to ACH.
The referee warns Anderson about the ropes. ACH goes to the apron and he connects with a shoulder and then he goes for a sunset flip and gets a near fall. Anderson with a running elbow and then he punches ACH in the head. Anderson with a reverse chin lock into a side head lock. Anderson with a forearm to the back followed by a slam.
Anderson misses a back senton when ACH moves. Both men struggle to get to their feet. ACH with kicks and chops and then he climbs the turnbuckles to punch Anderson. ACH with an Irish whip and Anderson sends ACH to the apron. ACH with a body scissors that sends Anderson to the floor. ACH with a baseball slide to Anderson and then he hits the double jump plancha onto Anderson.
ACH goes up top and he hits a cross body but can only get a two count. ACH with punches and forearms. Anderson tries for a cutter but ACH with Paydirt for a near fall. ACH goes up top but Anderson recovers and hits a running kick that stops ACH. Anderson is pushed off the turnbuckles and ACH leaps over Anderson. ACH misses a splash into the corner and Anerson with a kicks and then he hits a running sit out power bomb but he can only get a two count.
Anderson signals that it is over and he picks up ACH but ACH escapes and he hits an inverted DDT but can only get a two count. ACH hits a 450 splash but Anderson kicks out. Anderson with rollups but ACH escapes. ACH with a kick and he gets a near fall. ACH goes up top again and he goes for another 450 splash but Anderson moves. Anderson hits the Ace Crusher for the three count.
Winner: Karl Anderson (Advances to face winner of Michael Elgin versus Paul London)
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Adam Cole versus Mark Briscoe in a First Round Match in the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Title Tournament
They lock up and they go around the ring. Briscoe with a punch. Cole misses a super kick and they go to a stand off. They lock up and Cole with a side head lock. Mark with a drop toe hold and waist lock. Mark with a side head lock and shoulder tackle to a stalemate. Cole with an arm drag and drop kick to Briscoe.
Cole with an Irish whip and Mark floats over and hits a Northern Lights suplex and bridge for a near fall. Mark with a head butt to Cole followed by chops to the neck. Briscoe with another chop and he gets a near fall. Mark tries for a suplex and Cole blocks it.
Mark with a back elbow followed by a suplex and he gets a near fall. Mark with chops to Cole followed by a head butt. Mark sends Adam into the turnbuckles and then he chops Adam and connects with an uppercut.
Mark puts Cole on the turnbuckles and connects with a thrust to the throat. Cole gets Briscoe on his shoulders but Mark escapes and he kicks Cole in the head and Cole goes to the floor. Briscoe with a baseball slide. Briscoe goes to the floor and he runs into a super kick.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cole with a reverse chin lock as he works on the head. Mark with punches but Cole gets him on his shoulders and hits a neck breaker out of a Death Valley Driver position for a near fall. Briscoe with punches to Cole but Cole blocks an enzuigiri. Cole with an enzuigiri to Briscoe.
Cole with forearms followed by an Irish whip. Cole and Briscoe bump heads and Cole looks like he took it worse. Cole with forearms to Briscoe followed by an Irish whip Briscoe with a jaw breaker and a clothesline in the corner. Briscoe with a drop kick off the ropes and then he hits a drop kick that sends Cole into the turnbuckles and Briscoe gets a near fall.
Cole with elbows but he misses a super kick. Briscoe with a waist lock. Briscoe with an enzuigiri followed by a head and arm suplex for a near fall. Briscoe with a full nelson but Cole with an elbow and Cole with a waist lock. Briscoe goes to the apron and he gives Cole a head butt. Briscoe goes up top but he is met with a super kick and Cole hits a shoulder breaker for a near fall.
Cole with a kick to the head but Briscoe wants more. Cole with forearms to the head and Briscoe fires back. They go back and forth with forearms. Briscoe with chops to the neck and head. Cole avoids an enzuigiri but Cole does not miss with a Yakuza kick and he gets a near fall.
Cole sets for the Florida Key but Briscoe backs Cole into the corner. Cole with a boot to the head a few times. Mark with a Death Valley Driver and then he goes up top but he takes too long and Cole with a Yakuza Kick. Cole sets for a superplex but Briscoe blocks it. Mark sends Cole to the mat. Briscoe hits the elbow drop but he cannot capitalize and make the cover.
The referee checks on Briscoe and he keeps Cole away from Briscoe. The referee checks to see if Mark can continue but Cole does not care and he hits a super kick and then he give Mark a Jay Driller for the three count.
Winner: Adam Cole (Advances to face Jay Lethal in the Second Round)
We go to credits.