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This is the longest shoot interview ROH has released in quite some time, clocking in at just about two hours and 20 minutes. Steen covers the time Jim Cornette entered the company in September 2009 right up to dropping the ROH World Title to Jay Briscoe in April 2013. Steen is a great interview and spares no details about everything that was going on at the time and his feelings about everyone and everything. While he’s very candid and there are some people he clearly doesn’t like (Cornette for one), he never comes off as bitter or childish. This is so informative and so entertaining that ROH could probably sell it as a standalone disc without the 10 bonus matches.
MATCH #1: No DQ Match – Kevin Steen vs. Steve Corino, Final Battle 2011, 12.23.11
Jimmy Jacobs is the special referee for this match, and Jim Cornette will be watching on from ringside. Steen and Corino take it right to each other with punches. They quickly take it to the floor and Steen hits a Cannonball on the apron. Corino fights back with a dive off the apron to wipe Steen out. Back in the ring Corino brings chairs. Corino blasts Steen in the head with a chair. Steen comes back and superkicks a chair into Corino’s face. They go back to the floor and Steen hits the powerbomb on the edge of the ring frame. Steen hits a Frog Splash off the apron. He retrieves a piece of the barricade and hits Corino in the face with it. A chair gets set up on the barricade, and Steen actually powerbombs Corino right there. That’s a cool spot. Steen brings out a table and sets it up at ringside. Back in the ring Corino cuts Steen off with a clothesline. Corino retrieves a garbage can, a lid, and some more chairs. Steen ducks a lid shot and nails Corino in the skull with it. He then hits the somersault legdrop on the trash can lid, and then gets into a shouting match with Cornette. Corino is busted open. He fights back with a low blow and then hits Steen with a trash can repeatedly. Corino hits the Old School suplex on the can. He slams Steen on a pile of chairs and then goes up top to hit an ugly splash for two. Corino sets up a couple of chairs and places the guardrail on them. Steen fights back but foolishly goes up top and superplexes Steen onto the piece of guardrail! Amazingly that only gets two. Corino goes up top and Steen knocks him down to the apron. Steen sets some chairs on top of the table that he had earlier placed between the apron and the barricade. They fight up on the top rope and Corino jumps down to hit Steen with a trash can lid. That sends Steen crashing through the chairs and table. Corino grabs more chairs as the NYC fans make it clear that they want fire. Back in the ring Corino covers for two. Corino hits a chair-assisted Eternal Dream but again only gets two. Steen fights back with a sleeper suplex and then hits a pumphandle driver on the chair for a near-fall. Corino allows Steen to hit him in the face with a steel chair, and then he kicks out! Steen tries to use a chair again but Jacobs stops it. That’s silly, Jacobs should let anything go as per the rules. Corino hits Steen with a roll of quarters and Steen kicks out at two! Now Corino sets up some chairs in the ring but it backfires, as Steen hits a low blow and then the Package Piledriver! Finally that’s enough at 22:17. That was pretty good for a hardcore match, but there wasn’t a lot of build in between the spots, just a collection of spots. Granted they were cool spots and both guys pulled them off, so this match worked.
After the match Steen talks trash and hits Jacobs with the Package Piledriver. Steen goes after Cornette until El Generico comes out to make the save! Generico and Steen trade right hands and Generico nails the running Yakuza Kick. Steen fights off a top rope Brainbuster and delivers a Package Piledriver through the timekeeper’s table. Now Steen is back full-time in Ring of Honor.
MATCH #2: No DQ Match – Kevin Steen vs. Jimmy Jacobs, 10th Anniversary: Young Wolves Rising, 3.4.12
Corino gets on the microphone and pleads with Steen to stop the madness. He says it’s all gone too far. Corino doesn’t want the match to take place. Steen disagrees. While Steen is arguing with Corino, Jacobs pulls out a chain and pelts Steen with it! Jacobs takes off his long fur coat and reveals the blood-stained white jacket from the night The Age of The Fall debuted at the Man Up! pay-per-view in September 2007! Steen goes to the floor and Jacobs follows him. Jacobs chokes Steen with a wire hanger and then abuses him with a chair. He throws a bunch of chairs into the ring. Jacobs sets Steen on a chair and flattens him with a dive. Back in the ring Jacobs tries to use one of the chairs but misses and Steen hits a chair-assisted Codebreaker. Steen tries a cannonball but misses. They go back to the floor and Steen hits a fallaway slam into the barricade. Steen throws Jacobs around ringside and the aisle. He gets up on the barricade and Jacobs slams him down on the entrance ramp! Back up by ringside Steen shoves Jacobs into the ring post. Steen hits Jacobs with a chair and ten slams him onto one of the barricades. He tries to use another barricade but Jacobs hits him with a DDT! Back in the ring Jacobs covers for two. Jacobs produces a table and sets it up at ringside. He goes for a suplex from the apron but Steen counters and pulls Jacobs into the ring. Steen tries the powerbomb but Jacobs slips out. They go back to the floor on the other side and Steen hits the powerbomb on the ring apron. Steen hits another one just to be a dick. He tries to powerbomb Jacobs through the table again but Jacobs avoids it. Jacobs goes back in the ring and flies out with a spear on Steen to finally break the table! Back in the ring Jacobs covers for two. Jacobs sets up a couple of chairs and tries the Contra Code but Steen blocks it and Slams Jacobs on the chairs for a two-count. Steen goes up top and tries the Swanton but Jacobs gets his knees up. Jacobs pulls out the spike! He charges but misses and stabs the turnbuckle. Steen hits the F-Cinq but he doesn’t cover right away. He sets up some chairs but that gives Jacobs time to recover and grab his spike! Jacobs stabs Steen in the face with it and busts him open! As Steen bleeds Jacobs questions his own actions. Jacobs drops the spike and allows Steen to pick it up. Steen stabs Jacobs in the balls with the spike and hits the F-Cinq on the chairs for the win at 15:17. That was a tremendous hardcore match, as Jacobs continues to be one of the most underrated guys around at putting on that kind of match. Steen was his awesome self as well. The story of the match was very well told and elevated it past the standard garbage brawl.
MATCH #3: La Revancha Last Man Standing – Kevin Steen vs. El Generico, Showdown in the Sun – Day #1, 3.30.12
Bobby Cruise tries to do special ring introductions but Generico is all like “F That” and hits Steen with a running Yakuza Kick right off the bat! Generico knocks Steen to the floor and wipes him out with a dive. The Masked Luchador is all over Steen, and he even starts throwing chairs in the ring. Generico finds some extra ring ropes under the ring and he uses them as weapons. Steen then avoids them and throws Generico into the barricade. Generico comes back by whipping Steen into the barricade and then heaving him back into the ring. Steen fights back and catches Generico with an Ace Crusher. He blasts Generico with a steel chair but Generico will not stay down. Steen hits a chair-assisted Codebreaker and then the somersault legdrop right onto the chair. Generico tries to fight back with a tornado DDT but Steen counters that with a hard backbreaker. That was awesome. Steen follows up with a cannonball, and then a chair-assisted cannonball. The crowd has collective wood at this point. They spill to the floor, where Steen powerbombs Generico into the ring apron. Then they steal a spot from the Iron Man match at WrestleMania XII, as Steen goes for a superkick on a seated Generico but misses and takes out one of the ring crew (though it was neither Dunn nor Marcos). Generico kicks Steen up to the stage area, where he hits a sick Michinoku Driver. Steen barely makes it back to his feet at nine by rolling off the stage. Generico responds by hitting a somersault senton off the stage! This match totally rules. Generico hits a tornado DDT off the barricade. He busts out a table but it backfires, as Steen place shim on it and delivers a somersault senton over the ropes to break said table. Generico gets up at nine. Back in the ring Generico hits a tiger suplex onto two chairs! Generico goes for a Brainbuster onto one of the chairs but Steen blocks it and hits the pumphandle neckbreaker instead. Steen goes up top and Generico pops up to kick him trough the timekeeper’s table! Back in the ring Generico unleashes a flurry of his signature moves, including the Brainbuster! Both men make it back to their feet with chairs in hand. They swing at each other and Steen hits a low blow to take advantage. As Steen readies himself to brain Generico with the chair, Jimmy Jacobs makes his way out and tries to convince him otherwise. Generico pops up and hits a half-nelson suplex. Jacobs picks up a chair and hands it to Generico, but then pulls out his spike and stabs Generico in the face with it! Evil Jimmy Jacobs is back! Jacobs then clobbers Generico with the chair, and that’s enough to give Steen the win at 23:22. That was all kinds of awesome, with great work from both guys and a hot crowd throughout.
MATCH #4: ROH World Championship Match – Kevin Steen vs. Davey Richards, Border Wars, 5.12.12
Richards has been the Champion since 6.26.11, and this is his eleventh defense. This is Steen’s one and only chance at the belt and the Package Piledriver is legal. ROH has done a really good job of making this match feel important and big. Steve Corino joins the commentary team.
Steen goes for an immediate Package Piledriver but can’t connect. They slug it out and the Canadian crowd is firmly behind their countryman. Richards clotheslines Steen to the floor and follows him out with a suicide dive. Jacobs distracts Richards, allowing Steen to hit an Orton DDT. Richards rolls to the floor. Steen follows him out and works him over a bit. He uses the barricade and the ring post to administer the beating. Jacobs watches on with glee. They take the fight to the apron and Richards hits an exploder! That was cool. Back in the ring Richards gets two. Richards continues the beating now, mixing strikes and submission holds. Jacobs sacrifices himself by taking the running kick on the apron, and that gives Steen the chance to hit the powerbomb on the apron! Steen follows with another one. Back in the ring Steen hits the Cannonball for two. Steen appears to have injured his leg, but even so he goes up top and Richards meets him there. Richards gets knocked back and Steen tries the Swanton but Richards gets his knees up. Back on their feet Richards hits a knockout kick, a release German Suplex, and a lariat for two. A series of reversals ends with Steen hitting his own lariat for a near-fall. They get up and trade strikes. Steen wins the battle and hits the Pumphandle Neckbreaker for a two-count. Richards’ mouthpiece falls out and Steen puts it in. That’s nasty. Steen hits a powerbomb for two and then turns it into the Sharpshooter! Richards gets to the ropes. He’s able to come back and targets the knee with malice. Richards goes up top and hits a double stomp for two. He then locks on the Ankle Lock. Steen escapes out of it and gets a quick rollup for two. After a series of reversals Richards hits the DR Driver! Amazingly it only gets two. Richards hits Kawada Kicks and Steen spits in his face and slaps him. Things get heated and Steen is able to pick up Richards for the F-5! That only gets two. Corino has yet to say a word on commentary. Steen goes up top and hits a moonsault but he hurts his knee and isn’t able to cover right away so he only gets two. He goes for the Package Piledriver but Richards slips out and hits a running kick to the face for two. Richards is visibly frustrated. He lands a nasty kick to the face and a defiant Steen flips him off. Richards goes for another one and Steen catches the leg and puts on the Ankle Lock, but Richards reverses it back to one of his own. Steen is able to reverse it into a Sharpshooter! Richards re-counters and puts on the Ankle Lock again and Steen gets to the turnbuckles and pulls the middle pad off. Steen rolls Richards right into the exposed steel and then hits a sleeper suplex. He hits the Package Piledriver and we have a NEW CHAMPION at 24:23! What a match. The atmosphere was awesome, and Richards was better than his usual self, really making his opponent look good. I also like that Steen only had to hit the Piledriver once, it really put over the effectiveness of the move. They really booked this match perfectly.
MATCH #5: ROH World Championship Match – Kevin Steen vs. Eddie Edwards, The Nightmare Begins, 6.15.12
Steen has been the Champion since 5.12.12, and this is his first defense. Corino joins the commentary team, which comes as a surprise to Cornette. Good thing he had a spare headset for Corino to use. Steen and Edwards start out slugging and Jacobs interferes in about 20 seconds. Edwards wipes Jacobs out with a house show dive. Back in the ring Edwards low bridges the top rope to send Steen to the floor. Edwards goes to the apron and Steen sweeps his legs out from under him. Steen goes for a whip into the barricade but Edwards reverses. Edwards kicks Steen square in the face. Steen tries the powerbomb on the apron but Edwards counters with a rana. Edwards runs at Steen but gets caught in a fallaway slam right into the barricade. They fight up the aisle, and I recall that there’s supposed to be a 20 count on the floor in ROH. The match continues on the floor, with Steen breaking all kinds of rules. Back in the ring Steen is firmly in control. Edwards keeps moving forward and fires back with punches. Steen cuts him off but then runs right into a belly-to-belly throw into the buckles. Edwards hits a running forearm and a vertical suplex. He goes up top and hits a missile dropkick for two. Steen comes back with the pumphandle neckbreaker for a two-count. Edwards knocks Steen to the floor and wipes him out with a suicide dive. Jacobs tries to check on Steen but Edwards wipes him out with a dive too! Back in the ring Steen is able to cut Edwards off with a big clothesline for two. Edwards hits the Boston Knee Party and a flapjack back suplex for two. He goes up top but misses the double stomp. Steen grabs him in a powerbomb for two and then locks on the Sharpshooter. Edwards reaches the ropes. Steen hits an Orton DDT. He tries the Cannonball but Edwards avoids it. Edwards goes up and hits the Double Stomp but Steen kicks out! Steen goes to the apron and Edwards tries the double stomp there but can’t hit it. Edwards runs at Steen but gets caught and slammed through the timekeeper’s table! Back in the ring Steen covers for two. Steen goes for the Swanton but Edwards gets his knees up. They get up and trade superkicks. Edwards hits a release German Suplex. He goes for the Chin Checker but Steen counters to a sleeper suplex. Steen then hits the F-Cinq to get the pin at 15:16. There was no chance Edwards would win the belt here but they made a go of it anyway. The final stretch was good fun.
MATCH #6: ROH World Championship Match – Kevin Steen vs. Roderick Strong, LivE Strong, 6.30.12
Steen has been the Champion since 5.12.12, and this is his third defense. He’s accompanied by “Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs. Strong is of course accompanied by Truth Martini. The crowd is very pro Steen. Strong charges at the bell and unloads on Steen right away. Steen fires back and this is going to be more of a fight if the opening moments are any indication. Strong hits a dropkick and unleashes some chops. Steen comes back with the Orton DDT and they go to the floor. The champ throws Strong into the floor and commandeers a fan’s bucket hat. Strong reverses a whip and sends Steen into the barricade. He hits some chops up against the ring post but misses one and hits the post. Strong can’t chop now and Steen takes advantage, working on the hand. Steen even rams Strong nuts-first into the ring post. Ouch. Back in the ring Steen covers for a two-count. Strong tries to fight back but Steen hits the Pumphandle Neckbreaker for a two-count. The next comeback attempt is more successful, as Strong hits an enziguiri and a leg lariat from the second rope for a two-count. Steen comes back with a Codebreaker and then the Cannonball for two. The champ goes up top but Strong knocks him down and hits a superplex for a two-count. They spill to the floor and Steen drills Martini with a superkick. Jacobs tries a charge but Strong leapfrogs him and Jacobs crashes into the barricade. Steen then hits Strong with the powerbomb onto the ring apron. Back in the ring Steen covers for two. Steen goes up for the Swanton but Strong hits his knees up. Strong goes for a gutbuster but Steen counters to a sleeper suplex for two. Steen tries o capitalize but Strong is able to hit a knee to the face and the gutbuster. Strong hits the Sick Kick but only gets two! He goes for a vertical suplex but Steen counters to the F-Cinq and that’s enough to get the pin and retain the title at 12:19. The result was never in question but they went full tilt for almost the entire match and it was a lot of fun to watch. These two have always worked well together.
MATCH #7: ROH World Championship Match – Kevin Steen vs. Eddie Kingston, Boiling Point 2012, 8.11.12
Steen has been the Champion since 5.12.12, and this is his sixth defense. He has Jimmy Jacobs in his corner and Steve Corino is on hand to do commentary. Kingston is the current CHIKARA Grand Champion. Bobby Cruise makes the last minute announcement that this match will have NO DISQUALIFICATIONS.
Kingston attacks Corino right at the beginning of the match, drawing a pop from the crowd. Steen goes outside and the fight is on. Kingston goes back in the ring while S.C.U.M. Tries to regroup, and Kingston wipes them all out with a dive. He then drags Jacobs and Corino to the back by their ears. Why wouldn’t they just come back out? Back in the ring Kingston tries to use a chair but Steen counters with a Codebreaker. Steen then hits the somersault legdrop on the chair for a two-count. They go back outside and Steen whips Kingston into the barricade. Steen says in control and uses a variety of weapons to his advantage. He sets up a table but it backfires when Kingston suplexes him through it. Kingston throws Steen back in the ring and grabs another table, but Steen kicks it back in his face. Steen sets up a table between the apron and the barricade and goes for a suplex but can’t hit it, so he executes a powerbomb instead! The referee checks on Kingston while Steen gloats in the ring. Steen gets on the microphone and taunts some people in the crowd. He reminds Kingston that he dedicated this match to Larry Sweeney, and he says that Sweeney thinks Kingston is a pussy. Them’s fightin’ words and Kingston is back in the ring to continue the fight! Kingston hits a big lariat for two. He follows with a half nelson suplex for another two-count. Kingston goes out and gets a chair, but Steen comes back and hits the Orton DDT right on the chair. Steen then hits the Cannonball with a chair. He covers but Kingston kicks out! Steen gets another table but Kingston is the one who uses it, hitting a Back Drop Driver for a two-count. Kingston sets up a chair and hits another Back Drop Driver! Corino appears to have missed his cue to pull the referee to the floor but let’s just pretend he didn’t. Rhett Titus comes out to fight Corino to the back. Jacobs comes back with a chain but Kingston cuts him off with a spinning back fist. Steen hits Kingston with a low blow for a two-count. He then hits the F-Cinq but Kingston kicks out again! Steen abuses Kingston with a chair and then sets two chairs up side by side. Kingston spits in Steen’s face, so Steen kisses him and delivers the F-Cinq on the chairs. That’s enough to get the pin at 18:44. The garbage brawl parts of the match were pretty good and these two are good opponents for each other. But the stuff with Sweeney really dragged the match down quite a bit. It wasn’t cool when WWE did it with Eddie Guerrero, it’s not cool when ROH does it with Larry Sweeney.
MATCH #8: ROH World Championship Match – Kevin Steen vs. Cedric Alexander, PWX There Goes the Neighborhood, 8.18.12
Steen has been the Champion since 5.12.12, and this is his seventh defense. The commentators for this are immediately awful. Steen goes to work at the bell, trapping Alexander in the corner and beating him down. Alexander fights back with a flurry and sends Steen to the floor. He follows him out with a house show dive. They fight around the floor and Steen hits the powerbomb on the apron. Back in the ring Steen is firmly in control. Steen wisely focuses on the back, doing damage both in and out of the ring. He hits the Orton DDT and then the Cannonball for a two-count. The abuse continues until Steen misses the somersault legdrop and Alexander levels him with a flying knee. Both men get to their feet and Alexander unleashes a flurry of offense. Alexander hits a springboard flying clothesline to take Steen off his feet for the first time. HE follows with the IED and a springboard tornado DDT for a near-fall. Steen comes back with the pumphandle neckbreaker for two. Alexander responds with a kick to the face and a full nelson face slam for another near-fall. He goes up top and Steen halts his momentum. Steen hits a pop-up sitout powerbomb for two. He goes up top for the Swanton but Alexander gets his knees up. Alexander hits a blue thunder backbreaker for a very close near-fall. He goes up top and hits a Frog Splash but some jackass with a kendo stick jumps up on the apron to distract the referee. That gives Steen the chance to hit a low blow and the F-Cinq for two. Steen hits one more F-Cinq for the pin at 14:26. This is a nice inclusion to the disc, as I wouldn’t have seen it otherwise. It’s a fun match, but the finish didn’t do anything for me since I Have no idea who the guy was that interfered. Still, Alexander looked great and it’s nice to see someone we normally see in tag matches shine in a singles environment.
MATCH #9: ROH World Championship Match – Kevin Steen vs. Jay Lethal, Killer Instinct, 10.6.12
Jim Cornette is back on commentary. Steen has been the Champion since 5.12.12, and this is his tenth defense. Lethal hits an immediate superkick that knocks Steen to the apron. He dropkicks him to the floor and then hits four consecutive suicide doves! The crowd is going nuts. Lethal continues the assault, throwing Steen all over ringside. Back in the ring Lethal is all over the champ. Lethal hits the hiptoss/cartwheel/dropkick combo for two. He goes for the Lethal Injection but Steen blocks it with a low dropkick. Out on the floor Steen hits a powerbomb onto the ring apron. Steen is fully in control, throwing Lethal around ringside with reckless abandon. Back in the ring Steen continues to abuse the challenger. Lethal makes the comeback with a leg lariat off the second rope and both men are down. They get up and trade right hands. Lethal takes control with a flurry of offense, including a handspring back elbow. He signals for the Dragon Suplex but settles for the Lethal Combination for a near-fall. Lethal goes up top and puts the miss in missile dropkick. He recovers quickly though and hits a lungblower for two. Lethal comes off the ropes and Steen throws him into a powerbomb for a two-count. Steen hits the pumphandle neckbreaker for another near-fall. He misses the cannonball in the corner. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection but Steen catches him in a vicious sleeper suplex for two. Steen tries the F-Cinq but Lethal slips out and hits a superkick. Lethal hits the Lethal Combination and locks on the Koji Clutch, which brings out Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs to cheer Steen on. Steen reaches the ropes to break the hold. Lethal goes up top but misses. He connects with an enziguiri and a Death Valley Driver. Lethal goes back up top now and this time connects with Hail to the King! He goes up again and hits another one. Lethal goes up for a third time but this time instead dives onto Corino and Jacobs! Back in the ring Lethal hits the Dragon Suplex for a very close near-fall! Lethal puts Steen up top but it’s Steen who’s able to hit a Fisherman Buster off the ropes for a two-count. Steen goes up and attempts the Swanton but Lethal gets his knees up. Lethal drills Steen with a superkick and then hits the Lethal Injection! Steen wisely rolls to the floor to avoid being pined. Lethal goes out after the Champ and tries to herd him back into the ring. Steen bites Lethal’s face, and Lethal’s parents throw a drink at Steen! Eject them! Steen spits on them in response! Lethal goes crazy, pushing everyone out of the way to continue hammering away on Steen. He even attacks referees who are in his way. The crowd chants “let them fight” as Lethal continues losing his mind. I guess it’s a no-contest around 20:00 in but there was no official bell.
Steen, Corino, and Jacobs head to the back and the crowd is just annoyed now, chanting “bullshit.” Lethal checks on his parents as the crowd switches to chanting his name. Now the crowd chants “Cornette sucks” as Cornette and Cary Silkin talk to each other. Lethal gets back in the ring and threatens Cornette, chasing him to the back. Bobby Cruise officially announces the no-contest and the crowd is pissed. I know I’m in the minority here but I think that match was awesome. It started off hot, they built with some great near falls, and the finish was different than most ROH matches so it definitely stands out.
MATCH #10: ROH World Championship Ladder War – Kevin Steen vs. El Generico, Final Battle 2012: Doomsday, 12.16.12
Steen has been the Champion since 5.12.12, and this is his thirteenth defense. They immediately start slugging and away we go. Generico strikes the first big blows with a tornado DDT and the running Yakuza Kick. Steen takes a powder and Generico wipes him out with a Tope Suicida. Back in the ring Generico uses the ladder first. Steen is able to backdrop Generico onto the ladder to stop his masked rival’s momentum. The Champion is totally in control now, wearing Generico down in sadistic fashion. They go to the floor and Steen whips Generico through the barricade. Back in the ring Steen continues to throw Generico around and into ladders. Steen tries to climb a big ladder up to grab the belt but Generico pulls him down. Generico hits a t-bone suplex into a ladder! He tries to climb up but Steen pulls him down. Generico hits a half suplex onto another ladder! He climbs up again and this time Steen shoves the ladder over. Generico tries another tornado DDT but Steen counters with a backbreaker. Steen climbs up the ladder but Generico stops him. They go back to the floor and Steen whips Generico through the guardrail again. Steen sets up both a ladder and a table on top of it between the apron and the barricade. He tries a powerbomb but Generico escapes and backdrops Steen through the table and the ladder! Generico sends the ring crew to the back to get a really, really tall ladder. He sets it up in the ring. Steen climbs up top and Generico meets him up there. Steen hits the F-Cinq through a table! Steen climbs the really tall ladder. Generico hits him with another ladder to knock him down. He grabs a third ladder but Steen boots him in the gut and hits him with said ladder. Steen sets the third ladder between the other two ladders and hits a nasty powerbomb. Generico fights back with a Package Piledriver! The crowd is really behind him now. Generico tries to climb the ladder but Steen pulls him down. Steen sets another ladder in between the two tall ladders and the two men fight it out on that ladder. They fight each other while trying not to fall off. Steen is able to land a low blow and then hits the Package Piledriver! That looked brutal, and it’s enough for Steen to climb up and retrieve the title at 28:04. That was slower paced than some of their other matches but I think it worked really well with the stipulation. At 28 minutes it never felt too long and the spots were well put together. This will likely be the last time these two face each other in Ring of Honor, and it was a fitting final entry in the series.
This is a must own for any ROH or Steen fans for the shoot interview portion alone. In addition to that, all ten matches reach three stars or more, and four of them reach four stars or more. A great interview and 10 good-great matches make this one of the easiest recommendations I’ve ever made. You can purchase this DVD at the ROH Shop.
Tags: Davey Richards, El Generico, Jay Lethal, Jimmy Jacobs, Kevin Steen, Ring of Honor, ROH