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Jay Lethal & Jonathan Greshem def. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Chris Sabin & Kushida & The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)
Tetsuya Naito def. Hangman Page
Scorpio Sky def. Jay Briscoe
Jeff Cobb def. Christopher Daniels
Los Ingobernables (Evil & Sanada) def. Bully Ray & Silas Young
Cody w/Brandi Rhodes def. Mark Briscoe
Flip Gordon def. Frankie Kazarian
Matt Taven def. Bushi
Juice Robinson & Dalton Castle w/ The Boys def. The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser & Brian Milonas)
Proving Ground Match
Sumie Sakai (WOH Champion) def. Jenny Rose
- Matt Taven gets the microphone before the match, Taven talks about how Dalton Castle didn’t defend the ROH World Title the last time they were in Lowell. Taven says the conspiracy against The Kingdom is dead and the Boston Red Sox are World Series Champions, plus he is the true ROH World Champion.
Bushi vs. Matt Taven
The match begins with Bushi backing Taven into the ropes before taunting him, Bushi then takes Taven down with a hurricarana. Taven quickly knocks Bushi to the arena floor before drop kicking him into the barricade, Taven goes out of the ring to throw Bushi into the barricade. Bushi recovers and he throws Taven into the barricade, Bushi and Taven exchange strikes on the arena floor. Taven gets back in the ring as Bushi gets to the ring apron, Bushi traps Taven in the ropes before nailing him with a DDT on the rings edge. Bushi takes his shirt off and he chokes Taven with it, Taven recovers and he nails Bushi with a knee strike. Taven stands over Bushi while landing a plethora of strikes, Taven then drops Bushi with a hard Irish whip into the corner. Taven follows that up by landing a falcon arrow against Bushi for a near fall, Taven holds Bushi down while applying a chin lock.
Bushi gets free and Taven nails him with a DDT for a near fall, Bushi recovers and he exchanges enzaguris with Taven. Bushi then hits a charging Taven with a double kick to the head, Bushi follows that up by nailing Taven with a missile drop kick followed by a spinning neck breaker for a near fall. Bushi eats a few strikes before nailing Taven with a mule kick, Taven avoids the mist from Bushi before landing the Kick Of The King and Climax for a three count.
Winner: Matt Taven
After the match, Bushi nails Matt Taven with a low blow before heading backstage.
- Rhett Titus heads to the stage to do a few poses before joining the announce team.
Juice Robinson & Dalton Castle w/The Boys vs. The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser & Brian Milonas)
The match begins with Robinson getting Bruiser in a headlock, Robinson releases the hold before dropping Bruiser with a clothesline. Robinson then hits Bruiser with a senton for a near fall, Bruiser recovers and he nails Robinson with a few strikes. Castle tags in and he rolls up a distracted Bruiser for a near fall, a boy grabs a beer and Bruiser chases him until Robinson and Castle send him out of the ring. Milonas tags in and he gets double teamed by the opposition, Milonas eventually falls down and he lands on a kneeling Castle. It takes five people to get the knocked out Milonas off of Castle, Robinson tags back in and Milonas misses an avalanche attempt. Milonas escapes a Pulp Friction attempt to nail Robinson with an avalanche, Milonas then hits Robinson with a running cross body block.
Bruiser tags in and he attacks Robinson with a few strikes, Bruiser bits the face of Robinson as the ref argues with castle. Bruiser also nails Robinson with a suplex for a near fall, Bruiser then hits Robinson with a Samoan drop as Milonas tags in. Milonas crushes Robinson with a senton for a near fall, Milonas goes for another cross body block and Robinson gets out of the way. Castle and Bruiser get tagged in by their respective partners, Castle quickly cleans house against the opposing team. Bruiser goes to the top rope and Caste crotches him before landing a knee strike, Bruiser falls out of the ring and Castle nails him with a suicide dive. Robinson tags in and he double teams Bruiser alongside Castle, Castle and Robinson hit Bruiser with a double suplex. Robinson and Castle double suplex Milonas on top of Bruiser for a near fall, Bruiser recovers and he drops Robinson for a near fall.
Robinson avoids a leaping Milonas to roll up Bruiser for a near fall, Robinson hits Bruiser with Pulp Friction for a three count.
Winners: Juice Robinson & Dalton Castle w/The Boys
Frankie Kazarian vs. Flip Gordon
The match begins with some chain wrestling between Kazarian and Gordon, Kazarian surprises Gordon with a roll up for a near fall. Kazarian and Gordon exchange some more roll ups for a few more near falls, Kazarian and Gordon also exchange headlocks. Gordon eats a shoulder tackle before nailing Kazarian with a drop kick, Gordon follows that up by nailing Kazarian with a springboard drop kick. Kazarian goes to the ring apron and he traps Gordon in the ropes before landing a leg drop, Kazarian follows that up by landing a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Kazarian keeps the pressure on Gordon by landing a suplex for a near fall, Gordon fights back and Kazarian wraps him up in a submission hold. Gordon gets free after kicking away at the head of Kazarian, Gordon rolls to the ring apron and Kazarian drop kicks him to the arena floor.
Kazarian follows that up by taking Gordon out with a suicide dive, Kazarian gets Gordon back in the ring before landing a slingshot DDT for a near fall. Gordon recovers and he hits Kazarian with some kicks followed by a springboard spear, Kazarian and Gordon have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Gordon ends the exchange after nailing Kazarian with a falcon arrow for a near fall, Gordon goes for a slingshot move and Kazarian counters with a cutter for a near fall. Kazarian places Gordon on the top rope and he follows him up there, Gordon gets Kazarian off the ropes and Kazarian returns before getting knocked off again. Kazarian gets up there again and Gordon gets off before landing a super kick to the leg, Kazarian gets trapped in the corner as Gordon lands a drop kick. Gordon goes for a springboard move and Kazarian counters with a code breaker for a near fall, Kazarian goes back to the top rope and Gordon nails him with a head kick.
Kazarian falls off the ropes and Gordon gets up there to go for a 450 splash, Kazarian gets his knees up before rolling Gordon up for a near fall. Kazarian and Gordon exchange roll ups until Gordon gets the three count.
Winner: Flip Gordon
- Brandi Rhodes joins the announce team.
Proving Ground Match
Sumie Sakai (WOH Champion) vs. Jenny Rose
The match begins with Rose nailing Sakai with an elbow strike, Sakai trips Rose up before landing a basement drop kick. Rose recovers to hit Sakai with a forearm strike, Sakai rebounds by nailing a charging Rose with a drop kick. Rose responds by landing a suplex for a near fall, Rose holds Sakai down before applying the crossbow stretch. Rose releases the hold before stomping away on Sakai, Rose drops Sakai again before landing a sliding clothesline for a near fall. Sakai recovers and she catches Rose in an arm bar until Rose gets to the ropes, Sakai then knocks Rose out of the ring with a drop kick. Sakai then nails Rose with a missile drop kick from the ring apron, Rose recovers and throws Sakai into the barricade. Rose follows that up by nailing Sakai with a spear on the arena floor, Rose gets Sakai in the ring before going to the top rope.
Rose then hits Sakai with a top rope clothesline for a near fall, Rose goes for an electric chair and Sakai rolls her up for a near fall. Rose gets back up and she destroys Sakai with a clothesline for a near fall, Rose follows that up by nailing Sakai with a release German suplex for a near fall. Sakai recovers and she drops a charging Rose with her own release German suplex, Sakai and Rose have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Sakai ends the exchange by dropping Rose with a back suplex, Sakai goes for Smash Mouth and Rose rolls her up for a near fall. Sakai recovers and hits Rose with a TJ Neckbreaker, Sakai misses a charge in the corner and Rose nails her with a double knee strike afterwards. Rose goes to the top rope and Sakai meets her up there to land a hurricarana for the three count.
Winner: Sumie Sakai
Jay Briscoe vs. Scorpio Sky
The match begins with Briscoe jumping Sky before the bell sounds and he attacks him with a plethora of strikes, Briscoe knocks Sky out of the ring before throwing him into the barricade. Briscoe gets Sky in the ring and Sky drops him before landing strikes of his own, Sky follows that up by hitting Briscoe with a hurricarana. Sky traps Briscoe in the corner before landing some strikes, Briscoe fights backa nd he drills Sky with a drop kick. Briscoe knocks Sky back out of the ring and he lands some more strikes, Sky recovers and he nails Briscoe with a suplex on the arena floor. Sky gets Briscoe back in the ring and Briscoe quickly nails him with a cutter afterwards, Briscoe follows Sky around the ring while landing more strikes and stomps. Briscoe corners Sky before landing a running knee strike, Briscoe follows that up by hitting Sky with a basement drop kick for a near fall.
Sky tries fighting back and Briscoe rips away at his face, Briscoe holds Sky down while applying a chin lock to him. Sky gets free and he eats a knee strike from Briscoe, Sky fights back and he nails an incoming Briscoe with a neck breaker. Briscoe and Sky have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Briscoe and Sky also exchange boots to the faces. Sky eventually drops Briscoe with a code breaker for a near fall, Sky stands over a downed Briscoe while landing a series of strikes. Briscoe recovers and drills a charging Sky with a lariat, Briscoe follows up by landing a neck breaker for a near fall. Briscoe goes for a Jay Driller and Sky rolls him up before landing a double stomp, Sky then hits Briscoe with a slingshot cutter for a near fall. Sky grabs Briscoe and he gets him on the top rope while looking for a superplex, Mark Briscoe comes out and Frankie Kazarian follows a few moments later as a brawl breaks out on the arena floor.
Briscoe grabs a chair and he tries hitting Sky with it, but Sky avoids it and rolls Briscoe up for the three count.
Winner: Scorpio Sky
- Bully Ray gets on the microphone before the next match and he antagonizes the crowd, Ray offers $20 to anyone who hits his hat and a woman in the fan does, but he rips up the money before giving it to her.
Bully Ray & Silas Young vs. Los Ingobernables (Evil & Sanada)
The match begins with some chain wrestling between Sanada and Young, Sanada takes Young down with a headlock and Young quickly gets free. Young and Ray argue as Young throws his shirt at Ray, Young fakes a handshake and Sanada nails him with a drop kick. Ray tags in and he attacks Evil with a chop while he was on the ring apron, Evil tags in and he gets Ray in a headlock. Ray gets free and he drops Evil with a shoulder block, Evil gets up and Ray drops him with another shoulder block. Evil fights back and he knocks Ray down with a few shoulder tackles, Evil looks for a slam and Ray nails him with a few strikes. Young tags in and he nails a downed Evil with more strikes, Evil recovers and he nails Young with a side slam.
Ray tags in as Evil continues working over Young, Ray attacks Evil from behind before he and Young hit him with a Doomsday Device. Young tags in and he stomps away on a cornered Evil, Young gets Evil out of the corner before landing a suplex for a near fall. Ray tags in and he attacks Evil with some more strikes, Ray holds Evil down while fish hooking his face. Evil gets up and he nails a swinging Ray with a thrust kick, Evil goes for a slam and Ray falls on top of him for a near fall. Ray goes to the top rope and Sanada distracts him so Evil can throw him down to the mat below, Sanada and Young get tagged in by their respective partners. Sanada quickly cleans house against the opposing team, Sanada eventually nails Young with a TKO for a near fall. Evil knocks Ray to the arena floor and they battle outside the ring, Sanada puts Young in a paradise lock.
Ray hits the ring and he nails a charging Sanada with a drop kick, Ray then accidentally hits Young with a clothesline before eating a double suplex from LIJ. LIj then hit Young with a Magic Killer for the three count.
Winners: Los Ingobernables (Evil & Sanada)
After the match, Silas Young and Bully Ray argue until Ray shoves Young, Ray tries reconciling and Young shoves him before exiting the ring.
Jeff Cobb vs. Christopher Daniels
The match begins with Daniels doing some work on the arm of Cobb, Cobb drops Daniels before wrenching away on his arm. Daniels trips up Cobb before applying a headlock, Cobb gets free and he drops a charging Daniels with a shoulder block. Cobb follows Daniels around the ring while landing a few strikes, Daniels messes up a punch attempt and Cobb drops him with a clothesline. Cobb holds Daniels down while pulling back on his arms, Daniels goes to the top rope and Cobb rocks him before following him up there. Cobb then hits Daniels with a delayed vertical superplex for a near fall, Cobb follows that up by hitting Daniels with a standing moonsault for a near fall. Cobb holds Daniels down while applying a chin lock, Daniels gets free and he nails Cobb with an enzaguri.
Daniels follows that up by using a knee strike to knock Cobb to the arena floor, Daniels then hits Cobb with a split legged moonsault on the arena floor. Cobb gets back in the ring and he nails Daniels with a release German suplex followed by a running European uppercut for a near fall, Daniels recovers and drops Cobb with an STO before applying a submission hold. Cobb gets free and Daniels rolls him up for a near fall, Cobb goes to the top rope and Daniels meets him up there. Daniels takes Cobb down with a hurricarana before landing an Angel’s Wings for a near fall, Daniels follows that up by nailing Cobb with a few more strikes. Cobb recovers to hit Daniels with a spinning back suplex, Cobb then hits Daniels with a Tour Of The Islands for a three count.
Winner: Jeff Cobb
Mark Briscoe vs. Cody w/Brandi Rhodes
The match begins with Cody trapping Briscoe in the corner while landing a few strikes, Briscoe recovers and drops Cody with a shoulder tackle. Cody knocks Briscoe to the arena floor after landing an upwards punch, Briscoe gets back in the ring and he attacks Cody with some strikes. Cody recovers and he knocks Briscoe back out of the ring with a super kick, Cody follows that up with a suicide dive against Briscoe. Briscoe briefly goes after Brandi and then he low blows Cody as he tried getting back in the ring, Briscoe knocks Cody to the arena floor before drop kicking him into the barricade. Briscoe gets a cable wire and he chokes Cody with it, Briscoe follows that up with a suplex on Cody that sends him crashing to the arena floor.
Briscoe then hits Cody with an elbow drop from the ring apron to the arena floor, Briscoe gets Cody back in the ring for a near fall on a pin attempt. Briscoe attacks Cody in the corner while landing more strikes, Briscoe holds Cody down while twisting away on his head. Cody fights back and Briscoe drills him with a clothesline for a near fall, Briscoe follows Cody around the ring while landing more strikes. Briscoe goes to the top rope and Cody quickly throws him down to the mat below, Cody charges at Briscoe and he winds up crashing into the ring post. Briscoe responds to that by using a judo throw to toss Cody across the ring, Briscoe gets Cody on the top rope and he follows him up there. Cody knocks Briscoe off the ropes before nailing him with a moonsault, Briscoe and Cody have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring.
Cody ends the exchange by nailing Briscoe with a power slam for a near fall, Cody follows that up by landing a Beautiful Disaster for a near fall. Cody trips up Briscoe and he applies the figure four leg lock afterwards, Briscoe gets free and they battle to the arena floor. Briscoe quickly nails Cody with a blockbuster on the arena floor, Briscoe gets Cody in the ring before landing a Froggy Bow for a near fall. Briscoe goes for a Cut Throat Driver and Cody escapes, Cody nails Briscoe with a low blow while the ref was distracted and he lands Cross Rhodes for the three count.
Winner: Cody w/Brandi Rhodes
Tetsuya Naito vs. Hangman Page
The match begins with Naito knocking Page out of the ring before faking a dive, Page gets back in the ring before dropping Naito with a shoulder tackle. Page tosses Naito out of the ring before mocking him, Naito gets back in the ring and he nails Page with a basement drop kick. Naito knocks Page out of the ring before throwing him into the barricade, Naito gets Page back in the ring before working him over in the corner. Naito starts raking the eyes of Page before landing another basement drop kick, Naito follows up by landing a neck breaker on Page for a near fall. Naito holds Page down while wrenching away on his head, Page gets free and he drops Naito with a clothesline. Naito and Page have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Page ends the exchange by dropping Naito with another clothesline.
Page follows that up by knocking Naito out of the ring with a clothesline, Page then takes Naito out with a suicide dive. Page gets Naito back in the ring and he nails him with a running drop kick, Page then hits Naito with a German suplex for a near fall. Naito recovers and he plants Page with a tornado DDT, Naito places Page on the top rope before landing a hurricarana followed by a reverse DDT for a near fall. Naito looks for a slingshot drop kick and Page blocks it, Naito gets free and he nails Page with an enzaguri before eating a lariat. Page knocks Naito to the arena floor before landing a top rope moonsault that knocks both to the arena floor, Page gets Naito back in the ring before landing a Buckshot Lariat. Page goes for the Rite Of Passage and Naito escapes to land Destino for a near fall, Naito and Page have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring.
Naito ends the exchange by propelling Page into the top turnbuckle and landing a brain buster, Naito lands another Destino for the three count.
Winner: Tetsuya Naito
The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Chris Sabin & Kushida vs. Jay Lethal & Jonathan Greshem vs. The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)
The match begins with Kushida briefly holding Lethal in a headlock, Lethal gets free and he drops Kushida with a shoulder tackle. Lethal misses a drop kick and Kushida nails him with one of his own, Greshem tags in and he nails Kushida with a German suplex. Lethal tags back in and he nails Kushida with a few strikes, Lethal slams Kushida and he gets a near fall on a pin attempt. Greshem tags in again and he kicks Kushida in the knee, Sabin tags in and he double teams Greshem with Kushida. Kushida tags back in and Sabin tags right back in a short time later, Sabin and Kushida attack Greshem with a variety of kicks. Marseglia tags in and he distracts Sabin as “Ryan tags into land a spine buster, Marseglia tags back in and O’Ryan tags back in a few moments later to double team Sabin. Matt tags in and The Bucks quickly work over The Kingdom, The Bucks clean house against all three opposing teams.
The Kingdom hit the ring and they regain control by clearing the ring of The Bucks, Sabin and Kushida hit the ring and they double team O’Ryan. Lethal and Greshem clear the ring before landing multiple suicide dives against the opposing teams, The Bucks return to the ring to lay out Lethal and Greshem with super kicks. Nickj then takes out a lot of competitors with a suicide dive, Matt and O’Ryan battle in the ring before Marseglia interferes and drops Matt. Nick interferes and he attacks both members of The Kingdom, The Young Bucks battle in the ring with Sabin and Kushida. Kushida and Sabin attack the Bucks with some knee strikes, Sabin and Kushida then take out The Kingdom with suicide dives, Lethal and Greshem get Kushida in the ring while double teaming him. Greshem nails Sabin with a wheelbarrow cutter for a near fall, Greshem holds Sabin in an octopus stretch as Lethal attacks him with super kicks.
All eight competitors hit the ring and four locks submissions in on the other four, Lethal and Greshem have a brawl in the ring with the Bucks. Everybody hits the ring and they all take each other out, Sabin eventually takes out O’Ryan with a tornado DDT. Sabin and Kushida would then double team Greshem, Greshem then takes out various opponents with a suicide dive. Lethal then hits Sabin with a Lethal Injection and Greshem lands a follow up shooting star press for the three count.
Winners: Jay Lethal & Jonathan Greshem