ROH delivered a unique back-to-back iPPV experience with “Showdown in the Sun” from the War Memorial Auditorium from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Day 1 featured a Triple Threat Match for the ROH Heavyweight Championship but it was the co-main event that had fans of ROH on the edge of their seats.
In the main event, Davey Richards defeated Eddie Edwards and Roderick Strong in a Triple Threat Match to retain the ROH World Championship after two stiff kicks to Roderick Strong followed by a pin. Earlier in the bout, Strong pinned Edwards via a small package, in a match that had all three men kicking and punching the heck out of one another. It was a unique Triple Threat as all three wrestlers stayed and fought in the middle of the ring for the majority of the match delivering suplexes, high flying moves and great submission attempts. In the end, it was Richards’ night but his feeling of euphoria was short lived as Michael Elgin came out to confront the Champion and delivered a powerbomb on Richards and vowed to win the title in their match only 24 hours later.
In the co-main event, Kevin Steen defeated El Generico in a Last Man Standing Match that had fans on the edge of their seats the entire bout. The grudge match between the two has been festering for several years now and this bout should finally put to rest the rivalry. Chairs, tables and everything but the kitchen sink were used by the wrestlers to dismantle their opponent. But it was the aid of Jimmy Jacobs for Steen that pushed the match in Steen’s favor. Jacobs came down to the ring to what appeared to be help El Generico but the double-cross was in and instead he smashed El Generico with a steel spike he pulled from his jacket. If that wasn’t enough Jacobs smashed a chair into Generico’s face destroying what little fight was left in the masked man. Steen then followed up with a pin attempt for the 1-2-3.
Catch all of the action, including a Triple Threat Title Match for the ROH World Championship and a Last Man Standing bout that threw caution to the win, also the return of former WWE, WCW and ECW Superstar Lance Storm to the squared circle as Ring of Honor presents, “Showdown in the Sun – Day 1”. Don’t miss all of the action and drama to come out of this exciting event that will get you ready for Day 2. Order now, exclusively on the GFL Combat Sports Network at GFL.tv.