Ring of Honor (ROH) returned to its TV stomping grounds of Baltimore to film some more episodes of its weekly television program.
What can you expect during the month of April?
An old Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) favorite shows up in the ROH ring to take on World Champion Davey Richards, for one. You'll also see the Kyle O'Reilly and Kevin Steen go one on one. O'Reilly's former Future Shock partner Adam Cole also gets a crack at ROH TV Title champ Roderick Strong.
Oh, and did I mention THE FREAKIN' COLONY shows up? Yeah, they wrestle Los Ice Creams and Ophidian in a six-man CHIKARA showcase bout.
That's worth the price of admission alone.
Courtesy of ProWrestling.net, full spoilers after the jump.
Episode to air April 21, 2012
C&C Wrestle Factory -- Cedric Alexander and Caprice Coleman -- defeated The Briscoe Brothers in a Proving Ground match, earning them a future title shot. The end came when Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (WGTT) -- Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas -- attacked Jay behind the referee's back leading to the finish.
Rhino -- yes, THAT Rhino -- won a squash match. It seems he's aligned himself with Truth Martini who cut a pre-match promo.
Next up was a promo announcing a title match between Davey Richards and Kevin Steen in Toronto for Border War's main event. It will be on internet pay-per-view (iPPV) as well. Steen and Richards both came out and talked trash to each other and had to be separated. Jim Cornette also announced the piledriver would be legal for the match but it would be Steen's one and only shot.
Roderick Strong retained his ROH TV Title against Adam Cole. Michael Elgin came out during the match and ate a dive from Cole. "Unbreakable" ended up distracting the referee allowing Martini to bash Cole in the head with his book.
Episode to air April 28, 2012
Tomasso Ciamp defeated Matt Taven. Jay Lethal sat at ringside but stayed out of the match.
Mike Mondo beat T.J. Perkins in a match similarly booked to the Strong/Cole bout. The Young Bucks came to ringside and Perkins dives onto them. Some interference later and Mondo picked up the win. The three then attacked Perkins who was saved by Rhett Titus and Kenny King, The All Night Express.
Kevin Steen pinned Kyle O'Reilly after an F5. The Team Richards member was getting his leg worked over during the match and Steen and Jimmy Jacobs continued to attack it after the match until Richards showed up. Richards then cut a promo on Steen, hyping up their title match.
Episode to air May 5, 2012
WGTT defeated a team called The D-Line.
CHIKARA~! The next match saw The Colony -- Soldier Ant, Fire Ant and Green Ant -- take on the team of Los Ice Creams -- El Hijo del Ice Ice Cream and Ice Cream Jr. -- and Ophidian. The Colony picked up the win.
Jay Lethal won a squash over Ricky Reyes.
Richards defeated Rhino in a Proving Ground match after countering a Gore with a sunset flip. I would be interested to see how well that was pulled off. The House of Truth attacked the ROH World Champion after the match but Lethal returned to make the save.
Episode to air May 12, 2012
Eddie Edwards picked up a win over "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett despite attempted interference from "Brutal" Bob Evans. The rulebreakers beat up on Edwards afterwards. That seems to be fairly common in ROH...
Grizzly Redwood was supposed to wrestle someone but The House of Truth, for some reason, offered the guy money to forfeit the match and he leave. He took it but ended up getting absolutely creamed by Elgin. This lead to Redwood and Lethal taking Elgin on in a handicap match. The duo won by disqualification after Strong attacked the "Littlest Lumberjack" and then Lethal. Elgin was peeved at his stablemate but Martini calmed them both down.
The All Night Express beat The Young Bucks. After the match, WGTT ran in to attack Titus and King. D-Line evened up the odds and they have an eight-man tag team bout for the dark match. I'm not sure what parts, if any, of the post-match shenanigans will make it to air.