-Video replay of Kevin Steen retaining the ROH title against Jay Lethal at the 11th Anniversary Show. The clip includes the post-match angle that unveiled the new and improved SCUM faction. Matt Hardy, Jimmy Rave, Cliff Compton, and Rhett Titus all joined the group in one fell swoop.
-From Chicago Ridge, IL. Our hosts are Kevin Kelly and Caleb Seltzer.
-The show opens with Nigel McGuinness standing in the ring, surrounded by the entire non-SCUM ROH roster. Nigel says that SCUM is threatening the very existence of ROH and won the first battle. Nigel believes ROH can win this fight if they can stand united. McGuinness promises future title shots for Adam Cole and BJ Whitmer. Nigel makes Jay Lethal vs. Michael Elgin for Supercard of Honor in a #1 Contenders match. Roderick Strong interrupts and gets chastised. Nigel hopes Mark Briscoe can take the title as well. Nigel doesn’t have as much faith in Jay Briscoe, who has a hurt arm. Jay says he can get it done at Supercard of Honor. McGuinness reveals that SCUM has been banned from the building tonight and he plans on talking to the group. The entire roster gets behind Nigel in a rather ECW-ish moment and pose for the camera. This was a good way to follow up the 11th Anniversary Show and gets the ball rolling forwards.
-Veda Scott puts over Supercard of Honor in a commercial. The American Wolves are hunting the newly crowned tag team champions of Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish.
-Kevin Kelly hosts Inside Ring of Honor!
Matt Taven’s TV title victory over Adam Cole is being touted as one of the biggest upsets in company history. We’ll hear from the new champion next week, as well as Matt Hardy, who was supposed to be getting a TV title shot against Cole.
New ROH Tag Team Champions were also crowned at the 11th Anniversary Show when Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly defeated the Briscoes. Fish and O’Reilly, collectively known as Red Dragon, forced ROH officials to personally strap the belts around their waists.
Jay Lethal cuts a promo putting over the effort he made against Kevin Steen at the 11th Anniversary Show. The best wrestlers in history are the ones who get back up when they’ve been knocked down.
Red Dragon know everyone is gunning for them now that they have the tag titles. They plan on putting down a couple of mangy dogs at Supercard of Honor. The American Wolves respond to Red Dragon. Davey Richards says Red Dragon is nothing until they knock down the Wolves. Eddie Edwards says the new champions are nothing more than fresh meat.
-Veda Scott hosts another commercial for Supercard of Honor. Charlie Haas is looking forward to finishing off Shelton Benjamin after giving him his future endeavors.
-We get a “viewer discretion advised” warning because Truth Martini is in the next segment.
-Truth Martini, TV Champion Matt Taven, and a couple of “hoopla hotties” come to the ring. Truth dubs this segment ‘Hoopla Uncut” and it will be a talk show about love, pain, and hoopla. Truth says that since ROH is a national television company, it makes Taven the most important champion in ROH. Taven pulls the TV title out of his pants and the girls admire it as if it was his penis. Truth instructs the women to take their pants off and they cut the cameras. That was weird.
Final Thoughts: This show finally has some momentum going for it coming out of the 11th Anniversary Show. It might have been a questionable decision to hold SCUM off this episode but I will admit it’s building some intrigue for their advertised appearance next week. The wrestling this week was all fine for what it needed to be, Thumbs Up.