ROH: Battle Of The Icons
Inman Sports Club - Edison, NJ
Ring Of Honor doesn't typically announce the name of their shows ahead of time unless it's one of their annual events, such as Glory By Honor, Death Before Dishonor or Final Battle. However, this is the second time in recent memory that the Edison show was given a name before the date of the show. Last year, the August 5th show headlined by a championship match between Bryan Danielson and Samoa Joe was billed as the Fight Of The Century. This time around, the show has been called Battle Of The Icons, and Samoa Joe is once again in a main event title match, but this time he will be challenging Homicide for the ROH World Championship.
This was a hell of a good night of professional wrestling, featuring probably the best Jimmy Rave performance I have ever seen, a classic three way dance between the Christopher Daniels and the recently split Kings Of Wrestling, an incredible six man tag featuring Generation Next, and one of the hardest hitting ROH World Championship matches of all time. Most of the past twelve months have consisted of one massive star-making match after another for Homicide. ROH seems to be going all in on building him up as the face of the franchise.
- Bobby Dempsey defeated Rhett Titus
- Shane Hagadorn defeated Michael Elgin
- Three Way Dance
Roderick Strong defeated "Sugarfoot" Alex Payne and Mitch Franklin
- I Quit Match
Jimmy Rave defeated Nigel McGuinness
Rave had McGuinness in a heel hook submission, but McGuinness told him that he'll never quit. The referee stopped the match and awarded the victory to Rave.
- "Scrap Iron" Adam Pearce defeated Pelle Primeau
- Three Way Dance
Chris Hero defeated "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels and Claudio Castagnoli
- Last Man Standing Match
Jimmy Jacobs defeated BJ Whitmer
- The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated The Havana Pitbulls (Ricky Reyes and Rocky Romero)
- Mixed Gender Tag Team Match
"Classic" Colt Cabana and Sara Del Ray* defeated Brent Albright and Lacey
* Daizee Haze was originally scheduled to team with Cabana, but she was injured.
- Six Man Tag Team Match
Generation Next (Austin Aries, Roderick Strong and Jack Evans) defeated Davey Richards, Delirious and Shingo Takagi