5 YRS AGO – ROH 12th Anniversary Show in Philadelphia, Pa.: Tomasso Ciampa, Adam Cole, A.J. Styles, Kevin Steen (Owens), Briscoe, Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno), Lethal, Rowe, Hanson, O’Reilly, Fish, Jacobs

Kevin Owens (photo credit Wade Keller © PWTorch)


The following report was originally published on PWTorch.com five years ago this week…

ROH 12th Anniversary show results
February 21, 2014
Philadelphia, Pa.
Est. Attendance: 600-700
Results submitted by Chris of PWPonderings.com

Top News: Adam Cole retained the ROH World Title over Chris Hero. … A.J. Styles beat Jay Lethal with the Styles Clash. … ReDRagon retained the ROH Tag Titles over A.C.H. & Tadarius Thomas. … Tommaso Ciampa retained the ROH TV Title over Hanson. … Matt Hardy was unable to make the show due to travel issues in North Carolina, delaying his grudge match against Michael Elgin. … Outlaw, Inc. returned to ROH.

(a) Caprice Coleman beat Amasis with a top-rope leg lariat.

Cary Silkin and Kevin Kelly were in the ring to start the show. Also, Scarlett Bordeaux was ring announcer in place of Bobby Cruise. The show started with a 10-bell salute recognizing the death of NOAH’s Ryu Nakata.

(1) Matt Taven beat Silas Young with a frog splash.

(2) The Decade (Roderick Strong & B.J. Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs) beat Mark Briscoe & Adam Page & Cedric Alexander when Whitmer pinned Page.

(3) ROH TV champion Tommaso Ciampa beat Hanson, who won the Top Prospect tournament, to retain the ROH TV Title.

(4) Michael Elgin beat Ray Rowe with the Elgin Bomb. Rowe was filling in for Matt Hardy.

(5) Jay Briscoe beat Mike Bennett with the Jay Driller. Adam Cole came out during the match trying to distract Briscoe.

(6) ROH tag champions ReDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) beat A.C.J. & Tadarius Thomas to retain the ROH Tag Titles.

(7) A.J. Styles beat Jay Lethal with the Styles Clash in a “first time in ROH” match. Big pop for Styles. A “Fire Russo” chant broke out.

Outlaw, Inc. (Eddie Kingston & Homicide) made their return and vowed to add a new member.

(8) ROH World champion Adam Cole beat Chris Hero with a roll-up to retain the ROH World Title. During a ref bump, Hero had Cole pinned and then submitted.

(9) Kevin Steen beat Cliff Compton with a package piledriver onto a ladder in an “unsanctioned” Philly Street Fight. After the match, Steen said he wants the ROH Title. Outlaw, Inc. appeared on the ramp cheering for Steen.

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