ROH TV Review (4/10/14)

Added by Justin DiVirgilio

This is the final week of ROH showing matches on TV from Death Before Dishonor XII Nights 1 and 2.

Hanson vs. Adam Cole

This was a very good match as Hanson really is standing out as a singles competitor while Ray Rowe recovers. The match starting with Hanson hitting Cole so hard that he had to roll out of the ring to take a breather. Hanson then threw Cole into the corner and starting pounding him with punches as the fans chanted beard after ever blow. Cole then slipped out with and hit a brutal superkick to Hanson’s leg causing him to fall off the second rope. Later in the match, Hanson went for a dive on Cole but Cole moved and Hanson landed back first on the ground outside the ring. Hanson tried to set up Cole for the Spinkick of Doom but Cole rolled him up in a small package for the victory .

After the match, Cole gives Hanson the middle finger and Hanson starts choking Cole but Maria Kannelis and Michael Bennett of The Kingdom come to Cole’s aid. Then The Kingdom sat down for Storytime with Adam Cole and Cole says that no cares about Hanson, War Machine, and Ray Rowe’s serious motorcycle accident. Elgin then runs out to drive The Kingdom out of the ring.

ROH World Champion Michael Elgin vs. Tommaso Ciampa

This was a great match as it was very hard hitting. The match started with Ciampa and Elgin throwing forearms at each other until Ciampa gained the upper hand. Ciampa then hit his signature knee strikes in the corner on Elgin. Ciampa then did the knee strikes on the outside and on the last one he hit he flipped into the crowd. Ciampa tried to cross body Elgin but he caught Ciampa and slammed him hard on an open chair. Later in the match, Elgin hit Ciampa with a Death Valley driver through a table outside the ring. Elgin retained the title after hitting a forearm to the back of the head, backfist to the face, and then kneeing Ciampa in the head numerous until Todd Sinclair ended the match.

After the match, Ciampa starting attacking ring crew members and even commentator Kevin Kelly but Steve Corino made the save for Kelly. When Kelly was taken to the back, Ciampa attacked ring announcer Bobby Cruise with numerous knee strikes.

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