Arena Reports 4/17 ROH in Montreal: Sylvain Grenier debuts in loss to Steen & Generico & Danielson, Kenny Omega victory
Apr 19, 2009 - 10:31:49 AM
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Ring of Honor show report
April 17, 2009
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Report by Michael "Llakor" Ryan, PWTorch.com reader
Kevin Steen led his "Best in the World" Trios team (featuring El Generico and "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson) to victory against the team of Sylvain Grenier and the ROH Tag Team Champions, the American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) in the main event of the Ring of Honor show in Montreal on Friday night.
As El Generico prowled the ring, keeping Davey Richards at bay, Kevin Steen trapped Sylvain Grenier in the Sharpshooter while Brian Danielson tortured Eddie Edwards with his trademark Cattle Mutilation. While it appeared that Edwards and Grenier's submissions were simultaneous, backstage Sylvain Grenier was lobbying anyone who would listen to convince them that Edwards had tapped first. The victory brought the crowd of about 450 to their feet chanting "Meilleur du Monde!" and sent the crowd home happy.
The match was arranged when Kevin Steen made a guest appearance during the French broadcast of TNA on RDS (the Quebec sports network), a program for which Sylvain Grenier is color commentator. Both men created a storyline where they were convinced that they are not just the best wrestler in Quebec, but also the most popular.
Their clash of egos lead to a war of words culminating in Steen and Grenier agreeing to lead teams against each other at the ROH show. Based on the match Friday night, the only competitions that Sylvain Grenier will be winning over Kevin Steen is the "Best Chickens--- Heel" contest, as Grenier used the American Wolves to shield himself from Steen for most of the night.
Pre-show: Grizzly Redwood and Alex "Sugarfoot" Payne fought to a time limit draw ... The Super Smash Brothers (Stupefied & Player Uno) beat Eddie Osiris and Dan Paysan.
(1) Chris Hero pinned Franky the Mobster at 9:44.
(2) Daizee Haze pinned Lufisto at 6:01.
(3) Rhett Titus & Kenny King beat Necro Butcher & Delirious via DQ at 11:12 when Necro flattened Titus with a chair-shot.
(4) Tyler Black pinned Jimmy Jacobs at 15:41.
(5) Kenny Omega beat Jay Briscoe, Roderick Strong, and Austin Aries in a four-way match at 10:20. Omega pinned Aries with a backslide for the win.
(6) Claudio Castagnoli & Jimmy Rave beat Colt Cabana & Brent Albright at 12:21 with a big assist from Prince Nana.
(7) Kevin Steen & El Generico & Bryan Danielson beat Sylvain Grenier & ROH tag team champions American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) in 22:35.
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