RoH Fifth Year Festival - New York City
February 16th, 2007


Another review from our newcomer, Al K, and it's a first for the Rollercoaster! Yep, the first-ever Ring of Honor review! I love it when we make history. Read on and discover the growing talent of the newest writer for the Rollercoaster. I'm sure you'll be pleased, especially if, like me, you've never seen this particular show.


RoH Fifth Year Festival - NYC Report, 2.16.2007
Posted by Al K on 07.03.2007

Pelle Primeau comes out to the ring and issues an open challenge to anyone in the locker room. Samoa Joe music starts and Takeshi Morishima comes to the ring. Morishima hits Primeau in the corner and hits him with the Backdrop Driver for the three count N/A

Delirious vs. Adam Pearce w/Shane Hagadorn

Delirious hits Pearce with a fury of punches and headbutts as the match starts. Pearce kicks Delirious in the midsection and whips him against the ropes. Delirious ducks a clothesline and hits Pearce with a flying clothesline. Delirious hits Pearce with an elbow shot and dropkicks him out of the ring. Pearce gets chopped on the outside and Delirious rolls Pearce into the ring. Hagadorn distracts Delirious and Pearce catches Delirious with a forearm shot. Pearce whips Delirious against the ropes. Delirious ducks a clothesline from Pearce and hits a baseball slide on Hagadorn. Pearce charges at Delirious but Delirious ducks and Pearce goes to the outside. Delirious climbs to the top turnbuckle and hits a somersault senton to Pearce and Hagadorn to the outside.

Delirious chops Pearce and rolls him into the ring. Delirious goes for a cobra clutch but Pearce fights out of it and hits an elevated mat slam on Delirious. Pearce rebounds off the ropes and drives the knee into Delirious. Delirious fights back with headbutts but Pearce cuts it off and strangles Delirious with the streamers from his mask. Pearce hits Delirious with a vertical suplex and chops him into the corner. Pearce whips Delirious into the ropes and Delirious catches Pearce with a sunset flip, but Pearce doesn't fall back and punches Delirious in the head for a two count. Pearce puts Delirious in a side headlock. Delirious fights out of it and rebounds off the ropes, but Pearce knees him in the midsection. Pearce puts Delirious in a gorilla press, but Delirious drops out of it and hits Pearce with a drop toe hold. Delirious locks in the Cobra Stretch on Pearce.

Pearce gets a hold of the ropes and rams Delirious into the corner. Pearce charges at Delirious but Delirious gets both feet up and goes up to the top rope. Delirious hits a diving hurricanrana on Pearce and rebounds off the ropes. Delirious ducks a clothesline and hits a leaping clothesline on Pearce. Delirious charges at Pearce in the corner, but Pearce gets the boot up. Delirious reverses a whip and whips Pearce onto the opposite corner. Pearce climb to the top rope but Delirious throws him off, and Pearce ends up seated in the corner. Delirious charges at Pearce and hits him with the Panic Attack and goes to the top rope. Delirious hits the Shadows Over Hell on Pearce, but Hagadorn distracts the ref before he can count to three.

Pearce gets out a pair of knucks and goes to hit Delirious with it but ends up hitting Hagadorn by accident. Delirious gets a pair of his own knucks and hides it in his mask. Delirious headbutts Pearce with the knucks inside of it for the three count.

YOUR WINNER: DELIRIOUS via PINFALL. **

After the match, Pearce and Hagadorn argue but nobody cares. A "You both suck" chant starts.

Sara Del Ray & Allison Danger vs. Daizee Haze & Alexa Thatcher

Haze and Dander start this matchup. Haze puts Danger in a side headlock and Danger reverses it into a side headlock of her own. Danger hits a side headlock takeover and keeps on the hold on Haze. Haze gets a headscissor lock on Danger and Danger turns it into a pin attempt for a two count. Haze reverses it into a pin attempt of her own for a two count, which Danger reverses into another pin attempt for a two count, which Haze reverses into a two count, which Danger reverses into a two count. Haze and Danger get up and Haze gets another side headlock on Danger. Danger fights out of it and tags in Del Ray in the corner.

Danger lifts Haze up for a powerbomb by Del Ray, but Haze hurricanranas Del Ray and flips out of a side slam attempt. Haze hits Del Ray with a facebuster and tags in Thatcher. Haze and Thatcher both rebound off the ropes and hit Del Ray with stereo dropkicks for a one count. On the outside, Lacey is attacking Haze and they both continue fighting backstage. Thatcher hits a round of forearm shots to Danger and Del Ray ducks a clothesline from Thatcher. Del Ray hits a bridging arm-trap German suplex on Thatcher for a two count. Del Ray puts Thatcher in the Royal Butterfly followed by a butterfly suplex for the three count.

YOUR WINNERS: SARA DEL RAY & ALLISON DANGER via PINFALL. **3/4

Four Way Fray: Jack Evans vs. Shingo vs. Jimmy Jacobs vs. Xavier

Unlike normal Fatal Four Ways in ROH, this is elimination-styled and all competitors are in the ring at once.

Jacobs and Xavier team up on Evans and whips him into the ropes. Evans doesn't rebound and hits Jacobs and Xavier with a double dropkick and goes to the ring apron. Shingo hits a double running clothesline on Xavier and Jacobs and Evans springboards off the top with a double dropkick on Jacobs and Xavier. Jacobs goes to the outside and Evans goes for a tope, but Xavier hits Evans with a clothesline that turns Evans inside out.

Shingo hits Xavier with a headbutt and a chop and goes for a whip, but Xavier reverses it into a knee and a kick to the back. Shingo no-sells it and wants more from Xavier. Xavier hits Shingo with a pair of stiff kicks and goes for a high kick, but Shingo blocks it and hits him with a pair of forearm shots. Xavier hit Shingo with a hard forearm shot, rebounds off the ropes, and gets caught with a sitout spinebuster by Shingo. Evans is up and goes for a cartwheel tope con hilo, but Jacobs gets out of the way and Evans crashes and burns on the guardrail.

Jacobs dropkicks Shingo and hits him with a round of double foot stomps and a slingshot elbow drop. Jacobs kicks Shingo in the head for a one count. Jacobs hits Shingo with a dropkick for a two count. Xavier and Jacobs whip Shingo into the ropes and misses a clothesline. Shingo hits Xavier and Jacobs with a reverse STO/DDT combo. Shingo goes for a corner back splash on Xavier, but Xavier gets out of the way and hits Shingo with a series of chops, elbow shots, and knee strikes. Xavier hits Shingo with a elevated corner knee strike for a two count.

Jacobs gets up and spears Xavier for a two count. Jacobs goes for the Contra Code, but Xavier counters it into a powerbomb, bridged into a reverse powerbomb, bridged into a piledriver. Shingo hits the Blood Fall on Xavier and Evans hits a reverse hurricanrana driver on Xavier. Evans hits a rolling backslide pin on Xavier for the three count.

XAVIER IS ELIMINATED via PINFALL

Shingo and Evans whips Jacobs into the corner. Evans whips Shingo into Jacobs, and Evans hits a handspring elbow to Jacobs in the corner. Evans hits Jacobs with a springboard knee and Shingo hits a twirly bird on Jacobs for a two count. Jacobs kicks Shingo in the midsection and goes for the Contra Code, but Shingo counters it and puts Jacobs on the top rope. Shingo hits an inverted DDT backbreaker and a running lariat on Jacobs for the three count.

JIMMY JACOBS IS ELIMINATED via PINFALL

Evans and Shingo handshake and kick each other in the midsection. Shingo whips Evans into thee ropes and Evans doesn't rebound. Shingo charges after him and Evans catches him with a dropkick. Evans goes for a springboard, but Shingo catches Evans with a forearm shot and rebounds off the ropes. Evans catches Shingo with a slingshot somersault rana that sends Shingo to the outside. Evans rebounds off the ropes and hits a cartwheel handspring corkscrew moonsault on Shingo to the outside. Evans rolls into the ring and whips Shingo into the corner.

Evans goes for a handspring elbow in the corner, but Shingo catches him and drops him on the top rope. Shingo rebounds off the ropes and hits a lariat on Evans that turns him inside out for a two count. Evans flips out of a German suplex and kicks Shingo in the head. Evans rebounds off the ropes and Shingo catches Evans with a release German suplex for a two count. Evans hits Shingo with a series of kicks and rebounds off the ropes with a flying knee for a two count. Evans goes to the top rope for the 630, but Shingo cuts it off with a stiff chop. Shingo goes to the second rope but Evans fends him off and hits the 630 for the three count.

YOUR WINNER: JACK EVANS via PINFALL. **1/2

Tables are Legal: BJ Whitmer vs. Brent Albright

Albright knocks Whitmer off the top rope and through a table just as the match officially started. Albright goes to the outside and strangles Whitmer with the table's metal railing Albright sends Whitmer into the guardrail and punches him before sending him into the guardrail again. Albright looks under the ring and pulls out a table and slides it into the ring. Albright and Whitmer trade chops and right hands and Albright sends Whitmer into the guardrail again. Albright rolls in the ring and sets up the table in the corner. Whitmer goes up to the ring apron and Albright chokes him with the second ring rope.

Whitmer punches Albright and attempts an exploder suplex into the table, but Albright elbows his way out of it. Albright goes for an exploder attempt of his own, Whitmer elbows his way out of it as well. Whitmer hits Albright with an exploder suplex through the end of the table. The table is not completely demolished . Whitmer hits another exploder suplex on Albright through the remaining part of the table for a two count. Whitmer sends Albright into the corner but Albright fights back and hits him in the corner. Albright pushes the boot in the corner on Whitmer and goes to the outside. Albright moves a table set up at ringside and sends Whitmer's head into the canvas multiple times.

Albright grabs a folder/binder from the timekeeper's table and hits Whitmer with it. Albright goes inside the ring and stomps on Whitmer and puts him on the top turnbuckle. Albright climbs the outside turnbuckle and goes for a belly to back suplex through the table set up, but Whiter reverses it into a cross body on Albright through the table. Whitmer rolls Albright into the ring and gets a two count. Whitmer hits repeated punches to Albright, but Albright cuts him off and rebounds off the ropes. Whitmer dropkicks Albright in the knees and rebounds off the ropes, hitting Albright with a knee strike. Albright gets up and Whitmer hits him with a vertical suplex and goes for the pin, but Whitmer holds Albright's head up and breaks the three count.

Whitmer goes to the outside and positions a ringside table against the guardrail and the ring apron. Whitmer gets another table and stacks it on top of the other table. Whitmer rolls inside the ring and goes for an Awesome Bomb on Albright through the tables, but Albright gets out of it and hits Whitmer with a German suplex and a half nelson suplex. Whitmer lands on his head but gets up, rebounds off the ropes, and hits Albright with a lariat. Albright hits Whitmer with a piece of broken table and Awesome Bombs Whitmer through the stacked tables at ringside.

Albright goes to the outside and rolls Whitmer back into the ring, but only gets a two count. Albright can't believe it. Albright goes to the outside and slides a table into the ring. Albright sets the table up on the top turnbuckle and breaks a piece of broken table across Whitmer's head. They now show replays of the belly to back superplex through the table and the Awesome Bomb through the tables. Albright slides two tables into the ring and gets frustrated at one of the tables and breaks it.

Albright sets up the other table and goes to the outside and gets another table into the ring. He sets it up right next to the other table and hits Whitmer with repeated shots to the head. Albright and Whitmer go to the table set up on the top rope. Albright goes for another powerbomb, but Whitmer hits him with an overhead exploder suplex off the table through the other two tables for the three count.

YOUR WINNER: BJ WHITMER via PINFALL. ****

ROH Tag Team Title Match: Matt Sydal & Christopher Daniels © vs. Austin Aries & Roderick Strong

Daniels and Strong start out. Daniels puts Strong in a side headlock but Strong uses the headscissors to get out of it. Daniels takes Strong down and puts him in another side headlock. Strong gets out of it and wristlocks Daniels. Daniels uses the ropes to flip out of it and rolls Strong into a hammerlock and then a wristlock. Strong twists out of it and misses a chop and Daniels rebounds off the ropes and knocks down Strong. Daniels cartwheels over Strong and Strong whips Daniels into the ropes. Daniels leapfrogs over Strong and monkey flips Strong, but Strong lands on his feet and hits Daniels with a leg lariat. Strong tags in Aries and Aries goes to the top ropes and drives the elbow into Daniels's arm.

Aries wristlocks Daniels and throws him down from a fireman's carry and keeps the wristlock on Daniels. Aries does a handstand and drives the knee into Daniels. Daniels gets out of the wristlock and puts Aries in a hammerlock. Daniels tags in Sydal and puts Aries in another wristlock. Aries rolls out of it and puts Sydal in a wristlock. Sydal does numerous backflips and kip-ups to get out of the wristlock, and Aries hits Sydal with an elbow. Sydal puts Aries in a side headlock and arm drags Aries and springs off the ropes with another arm drag on Aries. Aries hits Sydal with a headlock takedown and an Sydal puts Aries in a headscissors. Aries does a headstand and goes for the dropkick, but Sydal gets out of the way. Strong hits Sydal with a cheap shot and whips him against the rope.

Strong lifts Sydal up for Aries to powerbomb him, but Sydal hurricanranas Aries and arm drags Strong out of the ring. Daniels rebounds off the ropes and hits Strong with a suicide dive. Sydal rebounds off the ropes but Aries trips him and hits him with the slingshot senton. Aries drives the elbow into Sydal for a two count. Aries put Sydal in an arm trap and gets out of it. Aries drives Sydal into the corner and tags in Strong. Strong hits Sydal with a pair of chops and a fallaway slam for a two count. Strong catapults Sydal into Aries, who hits Sydal with an elbow and Sydal lands on Strong's knees. Aries slingshots off the ropes and hits Sydal with a senton for a two count.

Aries drives the elbow into the back of Sydal's head and drives him into the corner. Aries tags in Strong and hit him with a double team atomic drop and a double team slam for a two count. Strong puts Sydal into a surfboard chinlock. Sydal fights out of it and tries to tag in Daniels, but Strong catches Sydal with a release German suplex for a two count. Strong tags in Aries and puts Sydal in a Boston crab. Aries rebounds off the ropes and hits Sydal with a dropkick for a two count. Aries chops Sydal in the corner and tags in Strong. Strong hits Sydal with a pair of chops and hits a delayed vertical suplex into a gutbuster and Daniels breaks up the pin attempt.

Strong puts Sydal into an abdominal stretch but Sydal drives Strong into the corner. Sydal hits Strong with a pair of chops and whips him into the opposite corner. Sydal charges after him but Strong catches Sydal with an elbow. Strong charges at Sydal but Sydal catches Strong with a spinning wheel kick. Sydal tags in Daniels and Daniels hits Strong with an elbow and whips him into the ropes. Daniels hits Strong with a lariat, Strong gets up, and Daniels hits him with another lariat. Daniels hits Strong with a vertical suplex for a two count. Daniel drives a pair of knees into the back of Strong and whips Strong into the corner hard. Daniels whips him into the corner again and hits Strong with a backbreaker. Strong hangs on to the ropes while Daniels puts him in a chinlock. Daniel tags in Sydal and double teams Strong with a hip toss. Daniel scoop slams Sydal onto Strong for a two count.

Sydal hits Strong with a pair of kicks to the head and seats Strong in the corner. Sydal goes to the outside ring apron and hits a slingshot corner dropkick on Strong and Aries breaks up the pin attempt. Sydal puts Strong in a side chinlock and Strong gets to the ropes. Sydal tags in Daniels and whips Strong against the ropes. Daniels catches Strong with a leg lariat for a two count. Daniels puts Strong in a chinlock and Strong fights out of it. Daniels whips Strong in the corner and charges after him, but String gets out of the way and Daniels hits the turnbuckle. Strong catches Daniels with a backslide pin for a two count.

Strong hits a pair of chops on Daniels and goes for a third, but Daniels blocks it and hits a reverse STO followed by the Khoji Clutch. Aries breaks it up and Daniels tags in Sydal. Sydal whips Strong into the corner and hits him with a charging lariat. Sydal sends him into another corner and tags in Daniels. Daniels scoop slams Strong and trade forearm shots. Daniels cuts Strong off and whips him into the corner. Daniels charges at him but Strong gets up the elbow and hits Daniels with a slingshot belly to back suplex. Strong tags in Aries and Daniels tags in Sydal.

Aries hits a pair of running clotheslines on Sydal and Daniels. Sydal whips Aries into the ropes but Aries doesn't rebound. Sydal charges after him and Aries elevates Sydal out of the ring. Aries hits Daniels with a running clothesline and hits a suicide dive on Sydal. Aries drops Daniels on the top ring rope and hits him with the slingshot corkscrew splash. Aries goes for a quebrada but slips on the second rope and lands on his head and hurt his ankle. Strong comes in and hits a double team backbreaker on Daniels and Aries goes for a vertical suplex, but Daniels pushes him into Strong, sending him out of the ring. Sydal hits Aries with the Slice Drop and goes for the standing moonsault, but Aries gets the boot up on Sydal. Sydal whips Aries into the corner and catches Aries’ legs, turning it into a pin attempt, but Strong breaks it up with a running boot to Sydal.

Strong drags Aries to his corner and tags himself in and hits Sydal with a slingshot vertical powerslam for a two count. Sydal and Strong whip each other into opposite corners. Sydal charges at Strong but Strong gets the boot up and goes to the second rope. Sydal cuts him off and goes for a super hurricanrana, but just falls down. Strong jumps off the second rope and hits Sydal with a boot and gets a two count. Strong knocks Daniels off of the apron and tells Aries to go to the top rope. Strong puts Sydal in a powerbomb-position, but Daniels cuts Aries off and Sydal fights off Strong. Sydal looked to springboard off of Strong, but he landed stomach-first on Strong's knee. Strong gets a two count. Strong goes for the Gibson Driver on Sydal, but Daniels catches Strong with an enziguri.

Sydal tags in Daniels and Daniels hits Strong with a STO. Daniels hits the Arabian Press on Strong for a two count. Daniel whips Strong into the corner, and charges after him, but Strong got the boot up and goes to the second rope. Daniels strikes Strong hard and hits Strong with an iconoclasm for a two count. Daniels hits Aries with a forearm shot and tags in Sydal. Daniels holds Strong in a gutbuster, and Sydal hits a standing shooting star press and goes for the cover, but Aries breaks up the pin attempt. Daniels sends Aries into a turnbuckle and goes for a vertical suplex, but Strong throws Sydal out of the ring and cuts it off Aries and Strong hits a double team backbreaker on Daniels, and Aries holds Daniels in a delayed vertical suplex. Strong hits Daniels with a chop and Aries hits a brainbuster. Sydal whips Strong into the ropes and tilt-a-whirls around him, but Aries kicks Sydal into an Alabama Slam by Strong into a pin attempt for a two count.

Strong tags in Aries and Aries goes to the top rope. Strong goes for the half nelson backbreaker, but Daniels cuts him off with a high knee and Sydal hits Strong with an enziguri. Daniels catches Aries with a DVD and Sydal goes to the top rope. Daniels tags in Sydal and Sydal hits the Shooting Star Press on Aries. Daniels hits Aries with the Best Moonsault Ever for the three count.

YOUR WINNERS AND RETAINING ROH TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: MATT SYDAL & CHRISTOPHER DANIELS via PINFALL. ***1/2

Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Nigel McGuinness & Colt Cabana

The Briscoes knock Nigel out of the ring before the match starts. Cabana punches Jay and Jay whips Cabana into the ropes. Jay lays down but Cabana rolls up Jay for a two count. Cabana rolls into another roll up for a two count. Cabana hits Jay with a pair of punches and chops and rebounds off the ropes. Jay catches him with a hurricanrana and whips him into the ropes. Mark comes in and they both hit Cabana with a double flapjack. Jay & Mark both Cabana with clotheslines on the corner an hits a double facewash on Cabana seated in the corner. Mark goes for a springboard but Nigel pulls him down. Nigel and Cabana hit Jay with a double suplex and gets a round of uppercuts from both Nigel and Cabana. Nigel scoop slams Jay and drops the elbow on him.

Cabana tags in Nigel and Nigel hits Jay with the Divorce Court. Nigel wristlocks Jay and trips him to the canvas. Nigel sends Jay to the corner and hits Jay with repeated headbutts and knocks Mark off the apron. Jay whips Nigel into the ropes and Mark trips him and Jay hits Nigel with a running leg drop and tags in Mark. Mark slingshots over the ropes and hits Nigel with a double foot stomp for a two count. Mark chops Nigel in the corner and sends him into another corner. Mark chops Nigel and puts him in a headscissor leglock. Cabana gets the refs attention and Mark starts pulling on the ropes for extra leverage on the hold. Mark tags in Jay and puts him in a sidewalk slam-position. Jay goes to the second rope and hits him with a leg drop for a two count.

Jay tags in Mark and Mark headbutts Nigel into the corner. Mark whips Nigel into the ropes and drop toe holds him into a side headlock. Nigel gets out of it and hits Mark with a arm twist slam into the canvas. Mark puts Nigel into a headlock and Nigel slams him into the canvas and tags in Cabana. Cabana knocks Jay off the apron and hits Mark with a pair of right hands. Mark whips Cabana into the ropes and Cabana doesn't rebound. Mark goes after him but Cabana back body drops him out of the ring and onto Jay. Cabana springs off the second rope and hits a slingshot tope on Jay & Mark. Cabana rolls Mark into the ring and hits Mark into the corner. Cabana hits Mark with a pair of chops and thrusts and pulls on Mark's chest hairs. Cabana whips Mark into the other corner and charges after him, but Mark gets the boot up and hits Cabana with a double springboard cross body block and tags in Jay.

Jay hits Cabana with a pair of chops and Cabana whips Jay into the corner. Jay leaps out of it and dropkicks Cabana face first into the second turnbuckle. Jay distracts the ref and Mark pulls Cabana into the turnbuckle. Nigel gets the ref's attention and Jay hits Cabana with a running knee into the turnbuckle and gets a two count. Jay sends Cabana into the corner and hits him with repeated shoulder thrusts and tags in Mark. Jay whips Cabana into the ropes and Mark hits Cabana with a spinning wheel kick for a two count. Mark hits shots to the throat on Cabana and tags in Jay. Jay sends Cabana into the turnbuckle mounts up on the second rope and chokes Cabana. Cabana pushes Jay off and hits him with a heel kick. Cabana goes to the second rope, jumps off, and hits Jay with a vertical suplex and tags in Nigel.

Nigel uppercuts Jay & Mark and suplexes Mark onto Jay. Nigel throws Mark out of the ring and hits Jay with a pair of thrusts and uppercuts into the corner. Nigel hits Jay with a pair of slaps and an elbow and rebounds off the opposite corner. Nigel ducks a clothesline and hits Jay with a hard lariat and goes for the three count, but Jay gets his foot on the bottom rope. Nigel whips Jay into another vicious lariat for a two count. Nigel puts Jay into the corner and rebounds off the opposite corner again, but Jay catches him but Nigel elbows out of it. Nigel rebounds off the ropes and Jay catches Nigel with a knee and Mark springboards off the ropes with a splash on Nigel and Jay gets a two count. Jay tags in Mark and whips Nigel into the ropes but Nigel doesn't rebound and Cabana hits Jay & Mark with a double elbow.

Cabana hits Jay & Mark with jabs and goes for another double elbow, but Jay & Mark whip Cabana into Nigel. Nigel whips Cabana into the opposite ropes and Cabana hits Mark with a springboard moonsault. Nigel throws Jay out of the ring and Nigel & Cabana send Jay into the corner and hit repeated shot on him. Nigel & Cabana whip Jay into the opposite corner and Cabana hits Jay with a corner back splash. Cabana whips Jay into the Nigel and Nigel hits Jay with an elbow, sending Jay into the corner. Nigel and Cabana set up Mark for a double team Tower of London, but Jay catches Cabana with a German suplex and Mark puts Nigel in a powerbomb-position. Jay rebounds off the ropes and hits a neckbreaker on Nigel for a two count.

Jay & Cabana and Mark & Nigel battle in opposite corners and Jay & Mark whip Nigel & Cabana into each other. They whip each other back to Jay & Mark, but they cut them off and hit them with stereo fisherman brainbusters. Jay & Mark both go to the opposite top ropes and hit stereo frog splashes on Nigel & Cabana for a two count. Cabana rolls out of the ring and Mark whips Nigel into the corner. Nigel gets out of the way kicks Mark in the back, and lariats him down to the canvas for a two count. Nigel sets up Mark for another double team Tower of London w/ Cabana, and hits it and goes for the three count, but Jay cuts it off. Jay throws Cabana over the ropes and knocks him off the apron. Nigel hits Mark with a pair of slaps and elbows, but Jay catches Nigel with a running big boot and tags himself in. Jay goes for the J Driller, but Nigel gets out of it and Jay ducks a lariat from Nigel. Jay hits Nigel with a DVD and Cabana breaks up the pin attempt.

Cabana goes for the Colt. 45, but Jay lifts Cabana out of the ring. Jay picks up Nigel in an electric chair and Mark goes for the springboard Doomsday Device, but Nigel drops out of the chair and rolls up Jay. Mark cuts the pin attempt off. Cabana goes to the top rope and hits a front dropkick on Mark, and Jay hits Nigel with a stunner. Nigel rebounds off the ropes and hits Jay with the Rebound Lariat for the three count.

YOUR WINNERS: NIGEL McGUINNESS & COLT CABANA via PINFALL. ****

Samoa Joe vs. Takeshi Morishima

Joe and Morishima trade forearm shots as the match starts. Joe whips Morishima into the ropes and Morishima knocks Joe down. Joe goes to the outside and Morishima hits Joe with a running shoulder block off the ring apron. Morishima rolls Joe into the ring and hits Joe with a round of punches. Morishima whips Joe in the corner and hits a cartwheel corner splash and hits him with a fury of punches. Morishima chokes Joe against the second rope and scoop slams Joe. Morishima springs off the bottom rope and hits Joe with a double foot stomp. Morishima beats Joe at a forearm trade-off and chokes him against the second rope. Joe comes back with a pair of right hands but Morishima cuts him off and puts him in a sleeper. Morishima whips Joe into the corner and hits him with a lariat and goes for the three count, but Joe puts his foot on the ropes.

Morishima puts Joe into a chinlock. Joe gets a hold of the ropes and Morishima puts Joe in the chinlock again. Joe gets a hold of the ropes again and hits Morishima with a round of chops. Joe rebounds off the ropes but Morishima catches Joe with a standing back splash. Morishima climbs to the top rope and hits a front missile dropkick to Joe for a two count. Morishima stomps on Joe and sends him into the turnbuckle. Joe reverses a whip into the corner and charges at Morishima, but Morishima gets the boot up and goes to the second rope. Morishima jumps off the second rope, but Joe catches him with an inverted atomic drop followed by the running boot and the senton for a two count. Joe chops Morishima in the corner and whips him into the opposite corner. Joe hits a running elbow to Morishima and an enziguri. Joe facewashes Morishima and hits him with the running boot in the corner. Morishima's nose is bleeding.

Joe kicks and jabs Morishima in the corner. Joe rebounds off the ropes and Morishima catches him and goes for the Saito Suplex, but Joe judo throws Morishima out of it and hits him with stiff kicks to the chest. Morishima rolls to the outside. Joe rebounds off of the ropes and hits Morishima with the forearm suicida. Joe prepares for the Ole' Kick and sets up Morishima against the guard rail. Joe runs at Morishima and hits the Ole' Kick. The crowd chants "one more time!” Joe sets Morishima for another Ole' Kick and puts Morishima against the guard rail. Joe charges at Morishima and hits another Ole' Kick. Joe rolls Morishima in the ring and gets a two count. Joe peppers Morishima with left and right hands and rebounds off the ropes. Morishima catches Joe and goes for the Saito Suplex, but Joe elbows out of it and Morishima ducks a spinning lariat. Joe ducks a lariat from Morishima and rebounds against the ropes. Morishima catches Joe with a side slam for a two count.

Morishima snapmares Joe, rebounds off the ropes, and hits Joe with a running somersault senton. Morishima hits another running somersault senton for a two count. Morishima whips Joe into the corner and hits him with a running boot in the corner. Morishima whips Joe into the opposite corner and charges at him, but Joe gets out of the way and hits Morishima with an S.T. Joe (STO) for a two count. Joe tries to back suplex Morishima, but Morishima elbows his way out of it. Joe ducks a lariat and hits Morishima with an enziguri and a DVD for a two count. Joe goes for a powerbomb on Morishima, but Joe can't lift him and kicks Morishima in the chest. Joe goes for the powerbomb again, and Morishima hits a back body drop followed by a stinkface. Morishima climbs to the top tope but Joe cuts him off Joe climbs to the second rope and tries a superplex, but ends up hitting a jumping kick to Morishima's face. Morishima goes to the second rope and Joe hits a huge Muscle Buster on Morishima. 1...2...No! Morishima kicks out of the Muscle Buster!

Joe peppers Morishima with jabs and rebounds off the ropes with a running boot. Morishima rebounds off the ropes and hits a shoulder block on Joe, but Joe still stands. Joe and Morishima but rebound off the ropes and clash with shoulder blocks. Joe hits a spinning superkick on Morishima and Morishima hits Joe with a huge lariat. Both men are down and the ref starts counting to ten. Morishima gets up at the six-count and whips Joe into the ropes. Morishima hits Joe with a Lou Thesz Press for a two count. Morishima goes for the Backdrop Driver, but Joe holds onto the ropes. Morishima turns Joe around and hits the Saito Suplex. Morishima picks up Joe and hits the Backdrop Driver on Joe and goes for the three count, but Joe kicks out!

Morishima rebounds off the ropes and hits Joe with a Northern Lariat. Morishima rebounds off the ropes again but Joe catches Morishima with a half-nelson suplex. Joe puts Morishima in The Choke. Morishima hit a chinbreaker on Joe, but Joe keeps the hold on. Morishima whips Joe against the ropes, but Joe puts Morishima in another Choke. Morishima goes for another Backdrop Driver, but Joe hits an inverted mat slam. Joe puts Morishima in another Choke, applies the legscissors, and Morishima passes out.

YOUR WINNER: SAMOA JOE via PASS OUT. ****

A promo for the "Feuds of the Year" run. It includes the following: Nigel McGuinness vs. Jimmy Rave, Nigel McGuiness vs. Brian Danielson, Brian Danielson vs. KENTA, Brian Danielson vs. Homicide, Homicide vs. Colt Cabana, Jimmy Jacobs vs. Colt Cabana, Jimmy Jacobs vs. BJ Whitmer, ROH vs. CZW, The Briscoes vs. Homicide & Joe, The Briscoes vs. Aries & Strong, Aries & Strong vs. Sydal & Daniels, and Brian Danielson vs. Samoa Joe.

ROH World Title Match: Homicide w/Julius Stokes © vs. Jimmy Rave

Rave attacks Homicide from the start of the match. Rave whips Homicide into the ropes and hits him with a clothesline. Rave clotheslines Homicide in the corner and hits a bridging northern lights suplex for a two count. Rave whips Homicide into the ropes but Homicide doesn't rebound. Rave charges after him and Homicide sends him out of the ring. Homicide rebounds off the ropes and hits Rave with the cannonball tope con hilo. Homicide whips Rave into the guardrail. Homicide sets Rave up on the guardrail and Stokes chops him off of it. Homicide sends Rave into the guardrail again. Homicide sets Rave up on the guardrail and repeatedly chops Rave.

Homicide rolls Rave into the ring and whips him into the ropes. Rave rebounds off of the ropes and Homicide hits him with an elbow. Rave reverses a whip into the corner and Homicide hits him with a double springboard cross body block for a two count. Rave sends Homicide into the turnbuckle and Homicide goes to the outside. Rave goes to the top rope and hits Homicide with a cross body block to the outside. Rave sends Homicide into the guardrail and sends him into another guardrail. Rave rolls Homicide into the ring and whips him into the corner. Rave hits Homicide with a high knee and a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Homicide kicks Rave in the midsection and whips Rave into the ropes. Rave slides over Homicide and hits him with a Russian legsweep and puts him in an armbar.

Rave rolls it up for a two count. Rave hits Homicide with a gutbuster followed by a DDT for a two count. Rave whips Homicide into the corner and charges after him, but Homicide gets the boot up. Rave charges again, but Homicide gets the boot up again and goes to the second rope. Homicide hits a hurricanrana on Rave from the second rope and clotheslines him in the corner. Rave is seated in the corner. Homicide rebounds off the ropes and hits Rave with a boot for a two count. Homicide hits Rave with a tiger bomb and a bridging exploder suplex for a two count. Homicide puts Rave in a STF. Rave crawls to the ropes and gets hold of it. Homicide goes for a tornado DDT from the second rope, but Rave ducks and dropkicks Homicide in the knee.

Rave puts Homicide in a leg grapevine. Homicide tries to fight back, but Rave continuously holds on the lock. Homicide gets a hold of the bottom rope. Rave continues to attack the knee of Homicide. Rave puts Homicide in a leg grapevine again. Rave releases the hold Homicide tries to crawl away, but Rave grabs his boot and drives the knee into the canvas. Rave pulls out Homicide's signature fork and tries to use it, but the ref prevents Rave to do so. While the ref is distracted, Homicide goes to Stokes and gets another fork from him.

Homicide hides the fork from the ref, kicks Rave in the midsection, and hits Rave with the fork. Stokes is distracting the ref and Homicide hits Ra e with the fork again. Rave is now busted open. When the ref turns around, Homicide hides it in his trunks. Homicide puts Rave in the corner and secretly uses the fork on Rave. Homicide scoop slams Rave and gets a two count. Homicide hits Rave with a round of punches and picks him up, but Rave catches Homicide with a knee and throws him through the ropes and on the ring apron. Homicide goes for a suplex off the apron, but Rave lands on his feet and hits Homicide with a STO on the apron.

Rave chokes Homicide on the guardrail and whips him into another guardrail. Rave rolls Homicide into the ring and gets a two count. Rave and Homicide trade right hands and Homicide goes for the Cop Killa, but Rave lands on his feet and hits Homicide with a running knee for a two count. Rave hits Homicide with the Ghannarhea and hits a big spear for a two count. Rave charges at Homicide in the corner, but Homicide catches Rave with an Alabama Slam for a two count. Homicide goes to the second ropes, but Rave cuts him off and hits him with a superplex for a two count.

Rave goes for the Pedigree, but Homicide rams Rave in the corner and hits him with the Three Amigos. Homicide goes to the top rope but Rave cuts him off and goes for another superplex. Homicide cuts the attempt off and hits him with a top rope DDT and goes to the top rope. Homicide hits a top rope senton on Rave for a two count. Homicide puts Rave on the second rope and goes for a hurricanrana, but Rave catches it and hits Homicide with a Super Rave Clash, but gets a two count. Rave puts Homicide in the Heel Hook, but Homicide grabs on to the ropes.

Rave pulls Homicide away from the ropes and puts him into the Heel Hook again. Stokes gets the ref's attention and Rave releases the hold. Rave goes over to Stoker and swings at him, but Stokes ducks and Homicide hits Rave with a running boot and put him on the top rope. Homicide goes up and hits Rave with a top rope Ace Crusher and the Western Brooklyn Lariat for a two count. Homicide goes for the Cop Killa, but Rave counters it into the Heel Hook. Homicide finally reaches the ropes. Rave goes for another Heel Hook, but Homicide sends Rave into the Ropes and hits Rave with the Cop Killa for the three count.

YOUR WINNER AND RETAINING ROH WORLD CHAMPION: HOMICIDE via PINFALL. ***

(Thanks to Al K for this review of RoH Fifth Year Festival - NYC)