ROH 10th Anniversary “Young Wolves Rising” from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, New York was a solid show from ROH, something you’ve come to expect from the cutting edge organization. The 7-bout card was highlighted by a hard fought main event that featured a surprise pinfall, Kevin Steen being Kevin Steen, and CHIKARA wrestlers representing in a ROH ring.
In the main event, Adam Cole pinned World Champion Davey Richards in a tag team match that pitted Cole and Eddie Edwards against Richards and Kyle O’Reilly. The end came when Richards had Edwards in a compromising submission lock but Edwards still managed to tag in his partner, Cole, who successfully landed a cross body on the champ and got the 1-2-3. It was a stunning turn of events as Richards has been on a tear for the past year, and if you asked fans who would have gotten the pinfall on the Champion most would have liked said former ROH Champ Edwards.
After the bout, Kevin Steen made another appearance on the show, this time on the balcony. Steen pitched for a bout between himself and Richards for the ROH World Heavyweight Title and after what has transpired since Steen’s come back to ROH it’s hard to disagree. Steen is the hottest wrestler in ROH right now and Jim Cornette should hold his nose and book this match as it’s the best thing for ROH and the organization’s future right now.
Earlier in the night, ROH TV Champion Jay Lethal and Tommasco Ciampa wrestled to a draw and after the match Ciampa left with the belt.
ROH Tag Team Champions, the Briscoe Brothers defeated the Young Bucks to retain their world titles.
CHIKARA Grand Champion Eddie Kingston returned to a ROH ring to promote a future co-promoted show between ROH and CHIKARA. Kevin Steen then came out to confront Kingston and the two warriors had an impromptu slug fest right in the middle of the ring. It ended with Steen holding the CHIKARA belt only to have the Fire Ants come to the ring where Red Ant landed a springboard cannonball and which concluded with all of the men fighting to the locker rooms.
Full results are listed below:
1). The All Night Xpress defeated Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin)
2). "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett w/ Brutal Bob & Maria Kanellis defeated the "Notorious 187" Homicide
3). The House of Truth ("Unbreakable" Michael Elgin & Roderick Strong) w/ Truth Martini defeated "Technical Lightning" TJ Perkins & the Amazing Red
4). ROH TV champ Jay Lethal & Tommaso Ciampa w/ The Embassy LTD. went to a draw. After the match Tommaso Ciampa left with the World TV Championship
5). Jay & Mark Briscoe retained the ROH World Tag Team Championship over the Young Bucks
6). "Wrestling's Worst Nightmare" Kevin Steen defeated Jimmy Jacobs in a Bloody No DQ War
7). Adam Cole & "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards defeated ROH World Champion Davey Richards & Kyle O'Reilly when Cole pinned Richard
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