ROH Honor Takes Center Stage: Chapters 1 & 2 Results (4.1.2011 & 4.2.2011)

Chapter 1:

**Michael Elgin def. El Generico via spiral bomb in 9:13. (***)

Four Corner Survival
**Homicide def. Caleb Konley (w/ Truth Martini; L), Tommaso Ciampa (w/ The Embassy) & Colt Cabana via Cop Killa in 9:22. (**1/2)
Post-match, Martini gave Konley the thumbs-down as a potential member of the HoT, prompting a beat-down from Michael Elgin.

**Hiroyo Matsumoto(W) & Ayumi Kurihara def. Serena Deeb(L) & Sara Del Rey via Backdrop Driver in 9:01. (***1/2)

**The Briscoe Brothers (Jay(W) & Mark) def. Adam Cole(L) & Kyle O’Reilly via Doomsday Device in 13:17. (***3/4)

**Davey Richards def. Roderick Strong (w/ Truth Martini) via Ankle Lock in 27:09. (****1/4)

ROH World Tag Team Title Match
**Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas(W) & Shelton Benjamin) def. Kings of Wrestling (Claudio Castagnoli(L) & Chris Hero, w/ Shane Hagadorn) via Haas of Pain in 22:58. (***3/4) — NEW ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS

ROH World Title Match
**Eddie Edwards def. Christopher Daniels via 2K1 Bomb in 30:09. (****1/4) — EDWARDS RETAINS
Post-match, Christopher Daniels made waves by refusing to shake Eddie’s hand.

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Chapter 2:

**Kings of Wrestling (Claudio Castagnoli(W) & Chris Hero, w/ Shane Hagadorn) def. Adam Cole(L) & Kyle O’Reilly via double bicycle kick in 9:17. (***1/4)

**Colt Cabana def. Dave Taylor (w/ The Embassy) via schoolboy roll-up in 6:34. (**)

**Tommaso Ciampa def. Homicide via Northern Lights Suplex in 9:48. (**3/4)

**Christopher Daniels def. Michael Elgin via Low Blow/Best Moonsault Ever in 10:21. (***)

**Back from Intermission, Jim Cornette brought out Davey Richards to offer him his title shot that he has been promised by ROH, reiterating that the next shot is at Davey’s discretion and will be his last.  Davey says he won’t take it because he doesn’t want to intervene on Eddie’s moment.  Eddie emerges and the promo shifts tone as they try to focus on tonight’s main event, but Eddie wonders why Davey would automatically think that if they were to fight, Davey would win.  Solid promo to establish some friction between the Wolves.

SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match
**Daizee Haze(W) & Tomoka Nakagawa def. Hiroyo Matsumoto(W) & Ayumi Kurihara via Tiger Suplex in 7:32. (***1/4) — HAZE & NAKAGAWA RETAIN

**The Briscoe Brothers (Jay(W) & Mark) def. All Night Express (Kenny King(L) & Rhett Titus) via Jay Driller in 14:49. (****)
Brutal match, Jay’s face positively COVERED in blood by the end, as a result of a Rhett Titus Sex Factor through the timekeeper’s table.

**El Generico def. Roderick Strong via Brainbuster in 16:12. (***1/2)
Post-match, Christopher Daniels ran in during a HoT beatdown on Generico after Cabana’s run-in failed.  Daniels then turned on Generico and Cabana and joined the House of Truth!

**Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin(W) & Charlie Haas) def. The American Wolves (Davey Richards(L) & Eddie Edwards) via complete shot (aka: Paydirt, Mic Check, etc.) in 31:59. (****1/2)
Post-match, more dissension is teased between the Wolves, as the finish saw Davey propelled into Eddie to break-up dueling submission holds by the Wolves, leaving him prey to aforementioned finish.  Eddie leaves first, with no physicality, but a lot of words exchanged.

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Ultimately, both shows (it’s somewhat disingenuous to call them “nights,” as Chapter 2 featured a 1 pm bell time) hold up as among the best PPVs most people will see in any given year.  The match quality for both was fantastic, with more matches 3 stars and above than you can shake a stick at (12 out of 15), several great angles got started, and both of these shows are HIGHLY recommended.  Either check them out on replay at Go Fight Live or wait until they come out on DVD from ROHwrestling.com.

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