Sorry that we here at Cageside Seats haven't exactly been pounding the payment to bring you all the latest from Ring of Honor (ROH). I do hope to get back to a semi-regular reactions column for their weekly syndicated television/internet show soon, as there is good wrestling and some interesting storytelling going on with the Sinclair Broadcasting owned company.
Unfortunately, their internet pay-per-views (iPPV) are consistently plagued by technical issues that have scared me off from buying their events. And tonight's Best in the World show was apparently no different.
The following was pieced together from a friend who suffered through the stream and another acquaintance who hit the DuBurns Arena in Baltimore, MD earlier today:
BJ Whitmer defeats Mike Bennett via pinfall
After the match, Maria Kanellis blames the loss on Bennett's trainer, Brutal Bob Evans, and they two have to be restrained from attacking one another.
The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) defeat ACH & Tadarius Thomas
ROH's patented stream issues begin to rear their ugly head here. Richards gets his knees up on a 450° splash attempt by ACH and then rolls him up for the win.
Adam Cole defeats Roderick Strong via countout
Cole's slow burn heel turn continued when he was assisting Roddy back to the ring following a table spot, but dropped him at 14 to roll in for the win. After the match, he was escorted from the ring area by Steve Corino.
Michael Elgin defeats Tommaso Ciampa via pinfall
Code of Honor is adhered to both before and after this match, which took the show to intermission.
Matt Taven defeats Jay Lethal and Jimmy Jacobs to retain the Television Title
More technical issues - Truth Martini and a Hoopla Hottie were apparently involved in the finish.
redDRagon (Bobby Fisch & Kyle O'Reilly) defeat C & C Wrestle Factory (Cedric Alexander & Caprice Coleman) and Cliff Compton & Rhett Titus of S.C.U.M. to retain the Tag Team Championship
Coleman eats the pin.
Matt Hardy defeats Kevin Steen via pinfall
Steen requested that the match be made no disqualification so he could do whatever he had to defend himself against S.C.U.M. Nigel McGuiness agreed, and then Hardy won with lots of interference from his stable mates in another match marred by issues with the iPPV feed.
Corino and Hardy's group continued to beat down Mr. Wrestling after the bell.
Jay Briscoe defeats Mark Briscoe to retain the World Championship
The typically brutal Briscoe Bros. affair that ended with the whole family checking on the pair after Jay's pinfall victory.
Anyone else check in on the show? How was your stream (if you know what I mean)? Sound off in the comments, and check back later for any news about the company's response to their latest technical issues and (hopefully) more ROH reactions!