ROH TV Recap: Steen Vs. Mondo, Richards Vs. Lethal, 2012 ROH Match Of The Year

ROH TV Recap: Steen Vs. Mondo, Richards Vs. Lethal, 2012 ROH Match Of The Year
This week's Ring Of Honor wrestling is another "Best of 2012" episode. Kevin Kelly opens up the show and talks about how ROH is the best wrestling in the world, and mentions that the 2012 best match of the year will be announced later.

He then talks about how the Briscoe Brothers enlisted the help of their father earlier in the year to take on The House of Truth and Truth Martini.

Various segments of the match are shown, mostly focusing on the Briscoes. The match ended when the Briscoe's father landed a stunner on Truth Martini for the pin.

Kevin Kelly then talks about how much of a sacrifice the ROH wrestlers make. He says that sometimes injuries happen, and mentions (with clips of the injuries happening) Tommaso Ciampa tearing his ACL at Boiling point and Mike Mondo breaking his ankle at Glory By Honor XI. Both wrestlers were able to finish their matches due to their sacrifice for ROH.

Next up is Kevin Steen with Jimmy Jacobs VS Mike Mondo for the ROH World Title from the July 21st episode of ROH TV.

Mondo nails some big strikes on Steen and backs him into the corner. Steen comes back with a kick to the gut. They go back and forth. Steen tries to Irish Whip Mondo, but Mondo reverses and nails a kick to the chest. They head to the outside and fight around the ring. Mondo whips Steen into the barrier and then slams his head several times against the steel. Mondo then goes up the ramp and runs, tackling Steen into the barrier.

Steen recovers, and they go back and forth. Steen rips a barrier off and attempts to hit Mondo, but Mondo dodges and the barrier falls onto the ramp. Steen then picks Mondo up and powerbombs him onto the barrier. Steen heads back into the ring as the ref starts the count out on Mondo. Mondo crawls back to the ring at 19 and narrowly avoids the count out.

Back from commercial and Steen chokes Mondo on the ropes. He bites Mondo's ear, and mocks him. Mondo fights back, and Steen tries to put Mondo back down with a boot to the face to no avail. Mondo keeps trying to fight back, but Steen nails a senton for a near pin fall. Steen then boots Mondo and grabs the microphone. He talks some trash, and Mondo gets back up, unloading shots on Steen. Steen rolls to the outside, and Mondo hits a Somersault Plancha on Steen and Jacobs. They head back into the ring.

Mondo heads up to the top rope and stomps the back of Steen's head for a near pin fall. Mondo heads back up to the top rope, but Steen stops him and gets him down to the apron. Mondo attempts a shoulder to the gut, but Steen connects with a kick to the face, and then a DDT.

Steen hits his Cannonball senton for a near pin fall. Steen lifts up Mondo for the F-Cinq, but Mondo counters into a small package for a near pin fall. Mondo attempts the Double Arm DDT, but Steen reverses and hits the F-Cinq for the win.

A vignette is then shown that highlights Kevin Steen's title defenses throughout 2012.

Kevin Kelly then talks about Jay Lethal's "killer instinct" that developed as he vied for a shot at Kevin Steen's title. Then, the incident where Steen spit on Lethal's mother and Lethal injured Jim Cornette is shown.

Next match up is the finals of Survival of the Fittest 2012. The match picks up with the final two wrestlers who haven't been eliminated: Davey Richards and Lethal.

The two wrestlers do the Code of Honor, and Lethal hits an Ace Crusher. Lethal heads up to the top rope and hits a stomp for a near pin fall. They go back and forth, and Richards hits the Alarm Clock kick and then a running forearm. Lethal fights back and hits the Lethal Combination. He hits another and goes for a pin, but Richards kicks out.

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