ROH TV Recap: Steen Vs. Mondo, Richards Vs. Lethal, 2012 ROH Match Of The Year
|By Christian Miller | December 31, 2012 | Comments|
Lethal locks in the Koji Clutch, but Richards counters in an ankle lock. Lethal counters that into a surfboard and Richards crawls to the ropes. They go to the apron and exchange hits. Richards hits Lethal with an Enziguri and then an Exploder Suplex to the outside. They head back into the ring, and Richards goes up to the top rope and lands a double stomp, but Lethal kicks out.
Richards hits several roundhouse kicks and goes for the pin, but Lethal kicks out. Richards presses the attack, but Lethal lands a Superkick. They then trade Superkicks back and forth, with Lethal coming out on top. He attempts the pin on Richards for a quick kick out.
Lethal signals for the Lethal Injection, but Richards counters it into an ankle lock. Lethal kicks out and they go back and forth. Richards takes Lethal up to the top rope and nails a Superplex, but instead of letting go hits a Brainbuster, which Lethal somehow kicks out of.
Richards hits a throat slash and then a sliding kick, but Lethal kicks out again. Richards locks in another ankle lock, but Lethal gets out quick. Lethal hits a German Suplex, and then a Full Nelson Suplex for a near pin fall. A visibly frustrated Jay Lethal hits a headbutt and chop on Richards, who then spits in Lethal's face.
Lethal lands an Enziguri, and then the Lethal Injection for the 3 count.
After a commercial, Kevin Kelly says that the Ring Of Honor match of the year was Davey Richards VS Michael Elgin with Truth Martini for the ROH World Title at Showdown in the Sun on March 31st.
Richards nails Elgin with a dropkick. Elgin goes to the apron, and is facing the crowd. Richards kicks Elgin in the back, and he flies to the outside. Richards then hits a Suicide Dive and then they go back and forth around the ring.
They head back into the ring and Elgin hits Richards with a clothesline (Richards on the turnbuckle) for a near pin fall. Elgin hits a delayed Suplex for another near pin fall. Elgin presses the attack, and hits a leg drop for another near pin fall.
Elgin attempts a powerbomb but Richards reverses it and whips Elgin into the corner. Richards tries for a forearm, but Elgin blocks it and goes for a Death Valley Driver, which Richards breaks out of.
Elgin nails Richards with Shock Treatment for a near pin fall. He then tries for a belly to back Suplex, but Richards grabs onto the ropes. They go back and forth and Elgin comes out on top with a Northern Lights Suplex for a near pin fall.
After a commercial, Richards attempts a German Suplex on Elgin, but he hangs on to the turnbuckle. Richards kicks Elgin in the head, and then hits a Dragon Suplex for a near pin fall. Richards locks in an ankle lock, but Elgin makes it to the ropes.
The two wrestlers exchange kicks, and then Elgin hits a Chaos Theory for a near pin fall. Elgin then hits a Hellevator for another near pin fall. Elgin locks in the Crossface, but Richards gets his foot on the ropes.
Elgin goes up top and Richards hits him with some forearms, and then a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Richards then goes up and hits a double stomp off the top rope for a very near pin fall.
They exchange strikes and Richards hits an Exploder Suplex for another near pin fall. They go back and forth, and Richards goes for another ankle lock. Elgin counters into another Crossface, but Richards counters into a rollup for a near pin fall. Elgin lands a Powerbomb for another near pin fall.
Elgin attempts another Crossface, but Richards fights towards the ropes. Richards counters into another ankle lock. Elgin claws his way to the ropes, but Richards pulls him back into the center of the ring. Elgin tries to kick Richards in the head to get out of the hold, but Richards keeps it locked on. Eventually, Elgin counters and sends Richards into the corner.
Richards lands a kick on Elgin, and goes for a pin but Elgin kicks out early and then spits in Richards face. Richards lands a few kicks for another near pin fall. Richards then hits a roundhouse kick to Elgin's head for the three count.
Kevin Kelly wishes everyone a Happy New Year as the show closes.
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