Arena Reports 4/12 ROH in Edison, N.J.: Briscoes vs. Richards & Romero for ROh Tag Titles, Nigel vs. Steen
Apr 14, 2008 - 3:30:04 PM
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April 12, 2008
Report by Daniel Chornomaz, PWTorch.com reader
(1) El Generico defeated Jack Evans in a good opener.
(2) Nigel McGuiness came in and gave a lariat to El Generico. Kevin Steen came out to help.He cut a promo on Nigel and said he would be crowned champ later tonight.
(3) Jigsaw defeated Mitch Franklin.
(4) Bobby Dempsey was verbally abused by Chris Hero who then told him to get to his knees. Hero then kicked him. Bobby bled from the forehead. Sweeney declared that Sweet and Sour needed to trim some fat, and said Bobby was not part of Sweet and Sour any longer.
(5) Hero & Edwards defeated Pelle Primeau & Erick Stevens.Pelle took quite a beating.
(6) Brent Albright defeated Delirious via tap out.
(7) Sweeney came out again and told Brent to break Daizee Hayes' arm after she came to help Delirious. He refused. I think Delirious is in love!
(8) Necro Butcher defeated Roderick Strong after Erick Stevens interfered and put Strong through a table. They brawled all over the arena.
(9) Claudio Castagnoli defeated Kota Ibushi. Kota was very over with the crowd and looked very sharp. There were chants of "please come back."
Sweeney came out again and tried to enlist Tammy Sytch to start up a diva school to help re-market Sara Del Ray, who he ran down. Tammy said she would consider it.
(10) Nigel McGuiness defeated Kevin Steen to retain the ROH World Title. Nigel was bleeding hardway from the mouth. Steen had most of the crowd on his side and there were a lot of "Mr. Wrestling" chants. Good match.
Claudio Castignoli came out and asked for a title shot in Manhattan on 4/12. Nigel declined the invite.
(11) The Briscoe Brothers defeated the No Remorse Corps of Davey Richards & Rocky Romero to become five-time ROH tag team champs. Stiff, solid match, but not spectatular.
Notes: Attendance was about 600. ROH returns Oct. 25 to Edison. When asked why there was such a gap between this card and the next one, an ROH official told me that they are going to try to expand their market into areas like Virginia and Canada and that the summer schedule is quite booked.
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