Ring of Honor Wrestling #135: Road Rage (Kevin Steen, Michael Elgin)

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John A. Alario Sr. Event Center – Westwego, Louisiana – April 19, 2014

Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino are on commentary.

MATCH #1: Cedric Alexander vs. Roderick Strong

Strong comes out with his Decade mates Jimmy Jacobs and BJ Whitmer, as well as their young boy Adam Page. Alexander and Strong start with some chain wrestling while the Decade looms large on the outside. The pace quickens and that’s to Alexander’s benefit. Strong weathers the storm and starts wearing Alexander down as we had to our first commercial break.

When we come back Strong is still in control but when he goes for a half nelson backbreaker Alexander counters with a crucifix for two. Strong cuts him off and hits a backbreaker for a two-count. He lands a hard knee to the face and then the gutbuster but Alexander somehow kicks out at two! Alexander fights back with a spin kick and an IED. Page gets up on the apron to distract but gets knocked back. Alexander hits Strong with the Death Valley enziguiri and Jacobs gets on the apron so Alexander knocks him down as well. Then just for fun Alexander wipes out Whitmer and Page with a dive to the floor. Back in the ring Alexander goes up top but Strong cuts him out of the air with a dropkick. Strong hits the End of Heartache to pick up the win.

WINNER – Roderick Strong

After the match, Jimmy Jacobs cuts a promo telling everyone that Cedric Alexander is a good example of what not to do, while Adam Page is a good example of what to do when you are starting out in ROH, as he shows respect to the veterans. This leads to Andrew Everett and Adrenaline RUSH coming out for their match against the Decade. But first we take a commercial break.

MATCH #2: Scramble Match – Jimmy Jacobs, BJ Whitmer & Adam Page vs. Adrenaline RUSH & Andrew Everett

We come back joined in progress, with Whitmer and ACH battling in the ring. Since this is a scramble tags are not necessary, which makes for some fast-paced action right from the get-go. Everyone gets a shot at someone and Everett ends up clearing the ring. Whitmer pulls him to the floor, so Jacobs and TaDarius Thomas get in the ring. Thomas takes everyone out with a dive to the floor, so ACH comes in the ring. Jacobs sends ACH to the apron, where Whitmer grabs him and puts him on his shoulders, and Jacobs follows out with a suicide dive! Cool spot. Things settle down back in the ring, with the Decade isolating ACH. After a few minutes of that ACH is able to send Whitmer to the floor and he follows out with a dive, which means the fresh Thomas gets to come in the ring and take on Jacobs. Thomas dumps Jacobs out so Page comes in, and Everett soon follows. The pace is getting fast again. Everett starts flying all over the place, taking everyone out on the floor with a springboard shooting star press. He goes back to the ring with another springboard shooting star press on Whitmer for a near-fall! Whitmer dumps Everett to the floor, taking out a photographer. He then levels Thomas with a clothesline. Jacobs comes in and the Decade hits the All-Seeing Eye to get the win.

WINNERS – Jimmy Jacobs, BJ Whitmer & Adam Page

After the match Jacobs gets his spike out, and Thomas appears ready to take the brutality. Then for some reason Jacobs decides not to do it. Okay then.

Back from the commerical break and they show the hype video for Jay Briscoe versus ROH World Champion Adam Cole in Ladder War V. They show some still photos of the match, as Kevin Kelly explains that they wanted to show the match in full on TV, but it was just too violent.

MATCH #3: Kevin Steen vs. Michael Elgin

The winner here gets a shot at the IWGP Championship when New Japan and ROH present War of the Worlds on May 17. These two big bulls take it right to each other, and Steen scores big first with a cannonball for two. They take it to the floor and Steen hurls Elgin into the barricade. Steen celebrates as we go to commercial.

We come back and Elgin delivers a delayed vertical suplex on the floor. Elgin brings Steen back in the ring and continues to wear him down. Steen comes back and hits a Rope-hung DDT for a two-count. Now Steen is in control but it doesn’t last long when Elgin lands an enziguiri. Elgin follows with a dead lift release German Suplex. He goes for a Crossface btu Steen counters it. Steen charges right into a Black Hole Slam for a two-count. Elgin goes up top for the turnaround senton but there’s no water in the pool. Steen hits the Pumphandle Neckbreaker for two. He tries the Cannonball but Elgin catches him and hits a powerbomb. Elgin tries to follow up but Steen is able to grab him in the F-Cinq for a near-fall. Time for a commercial break.

When we come back it looks like Elgin has regained control. Elgin hits a forearm to the back of the head, but Steen is able to come right back with a pop-up powerbomb. Steen then hits the Package Piledriver but somehow Elgin kicks out! Now Steen goes up top for the Swanton Bomb but Elgin gets his knees up. Elgin delivers a Buckle Bomb and the Elgin Bomb but this time it’s Steen kicking out! They battle up on the ropes and Steen is able to bring Elgin down with a Fisherman Buster! Elgin kicks out! Elgin hits Steen with a trio of powerbombs and both men are looking exhausted. They get back up and continue to fight. Elgin hits a Buckle Bomb. Steen responds with a Sleeper Suplex and then runs right into a lariat. Elgin hits another Buckle Bomb and then a Package Piledriver to finally get the pin.

WINNER – Michael Elgin

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