10 YRS AGO – ROH in Philadelphia, Pa.: El Generico (Sami Zayn), Claudio (Cesaro), Daniel Bryan, Kevin Steen (Owens), Jerry Lynn, Briscoes, Adam Pearce, Aries

Kevin Owens (photo credit Wade Keller © PWTorch)


The following report was originally published on PWTorch.com ten years ago this weekend…

ROH live event report
September 20, 2008
Philadelphia, Pa.
Report by Daniel Chornomaz, PWTorch.com correspondent

Crowd was packed into the historic arena.

(1) Jerry Lynn defeated Kenny King . Crowd chanted “you still have it” at Jerry Lynn.

(2) Adam Pearce defeated Brent Albright to regain the NWA World Heavyweight Title. Pearce worked extensively on Albright’s injured arm.

(3) Go Shiozaki defeated Kevin Steen in a FIP Championship Match: Despite the loss, Steen continues to be very over with the crowd.

After the match, Nigel attacks Steen and delivers an excellent heel promo.

(4) Bryan Danielson defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima with the Cattle Mutilation to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship. Best match of the show.


(5) Erick Stevens defeated Rhett “Addicted to Love” Titus. Erick had hardway blood pouring out of his nose afrer just a minute or two. They appeared to go to the finish quickly.

After the match, Sweeney and the rest of the Sweet and Sour came out. Sweeney offered Erick Stevens a contract to join the crew. Stevens declined by wiping his bloodied nose with the contract. SNS beat him down and knee dropped him on a chair.

(6) Sweet & Sour Inc. defeated Roderick Strong & The Vulture Squad. Hero and Strong have fallen in stature in ROH and neither looked impressive.

(7) Kensuke Sasaki defeated Claudio Castagnoli . Sasaki showing his age, but crowd was respectful.

(8) Nigel McGuinness defeated El Generico to retain the ROH World championship. Very good match with many near falls. Even with outside help from Kevin Steen, El Generico could not put Nigel away.

(9) Austin Aries & The Briscoes defeated Age of The Fall & The Necro Butcher in a Steel Cage Warfare match. Necro Butcher (the one man team) was eliminated first. Finish saw the Briscoes pin Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs at the same time to win the match. During the match, Daize Haze came into the cage through the open section (there was no door),and begged Delirious not to use the spike. He ended up spiking Daize who was then taken out to the back.

ROH returns to Philadelphia to the Alhambra Arena on 12-26-08.

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