ROH Best In The World 2011 iPPV Taping Results
SEScoops.com reader Patrick Peralta sent in the following results from Ring of Honor’s Best In The World 2011 iPPV taping from New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom over the weekend. Based on several live reports we’ve read from fans who were at the show, it was said to be one of ROH’s best shows in a long time and the company appears to be in capable hands under the ownership of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group. Here are the results:
* Match 1: Tommaso Ciampa (w/the Embassy) vs Colt Cabana. Winner Tommaso Ciampa
* Match 2: Jay Lethal vs “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett (w/”Brutal” Bob Evans). winner Jay Lethal. Fans went wild for Lethal’s return they chanted welcome back and Randy Savage chants
* Match 3: Homicide vs Rhyno. winner Homicide. After the match Prince Nana (manager) attacked Homicide who beat Nana down then Homicide turned into a Gore by Rhyno who sent him into a table in the corner of the ring.
* Match 4: Mike Elgin (w/Truth Martini) vs Steve Corino (w/Jimmy Jacobs). Winner Mike Elgin. Before the match Corino did a promo talking about how he and Jacobs had turned their lives around and he wanted to introduce a man he wanted to help change his life around. He introduced “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen who had not been seen since losing a loser leaves ROH match to El Generico at ROH: Final Battle Dec 2010. Steen came out on the upper deck of the venue and the fans went nuts, Cornette let him stay as long as he stayed in his seat. After the match both Corino and Jacobs were beat down by Elgin and Martini, Steen made the save and Cornette and security came out. Corino begged them not to do anything. Steen took the mic said he had one thing to say he said “screw ROH” then he attacked Jacobs and Corino and security came in and carried Steen away while ROH staff tended to Corino. Cornette made a promise on his mother’s grave that Steen would never return to ROH.
* Match 5: El Generico vs “Fallen Angel” Chrisopher Daniels (w/Truth Martini) for the ROH TV championship. Winner and NEW ROH TV Championship El Generico
* Match 6: Wrestlingâ€™s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin, champs) vs. The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) vs. The All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus) vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe for the ROH Tag Team Championship. Winners and still ROH Tag Team Champions, Wrestlingâ€™s Greatest Tag Team. After the match the Briscoes attacked the WGTT while the KOW just watched from the corners. The ANX made the save.
* Match 7: Davey Richards vs. Eddie Edwards (champ) for the ROH World Heavyweight Championship. Winner & NEW ROH World HeavyWeight Champion Davey Richards. After the match Davey Richards gave an emotional speech thanking fans and his training camp and Eddie Edwards for sticking by him thru good and bad both in wrestling and in his personal life. He said they were his only family. He gave a big thanks to his grandparents who raised him as he looked to the heavens and did a “Rocky” type salute to them saying he did it.