Dylan Murray had always wanted to be a professional wrestling booker. When he was a kid,he didn't dream of being a wrestler. he dreamed of working behind the scenes. Making dream match cards. Now was his chance to accomplish his dream. It was late December 2012. Ring of Honor,a pro wrestling promotion out of Bristol, PA, needed a new booker. Right now,he was at their headquarters.He had been waiting in this line for hours. He was very nervous about this interview.
"Next!" called the ROH president Cary Silkin. It was his turn. He calmed himself down and walked inside.
*About an hour later*
Dylan walked out of ROH headguarters. He was told he would get a response about the job a few days later.
*A few days later*
Dylan picked up his phone and answered it. It was ROH Headquarters. He got the job! He would be starting on the first of January 2013. He couldn't wait.
The Embassy, LTD.
C & C Wrestling Factor (Caprice Coleman/Cedric Alexander)
S.C.U.M 1 (Jimmy Jacobs/Steve Corino)
The Bravado Brothers (Harlem/Lancelot Bravado)
The Briscoes (Jay/Mark Briscoe)
The Young Bucks (Matt/Nick Jackson)
Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin/Charlie Haas)
Monday- Basic first day stuff.
Tuesday- released about 30 employees.WWE also released about 30 employees.Ring of Honor is currently in negotiations with two former Ring of Honor wrestlers.
Wednesday- ROH and TNA have agreed to a working agreement with each other.
Thursday- Bret Hart has taken over CWE
Friday- ROH have signed Austin Aries to an Exclusive PPA contract. In other news, Chris Jericho signed with TNA.ROH Wrestling (TV Show) took place.
Saturday- Kenny King has agree'd to an Exclusive PPA contract with ROH.
Sunday- Shawn Michaels has signed with TNA Wrestling.
Monday- Ric Flair,Carlito,Brian Kendrick,Alex Shelley,Amy Dumas,and Nick Patrick have signed with TNA Wrestling.
Tuesday- John Hennigan and Dustin Rhodes have signed with TNA Wrestling
Thursday-Delirious and Jimmy Jacobs are no longer friends
Ring of Honor Wrestling on Syndication: United States LIVE in front of a sellout crowd of 5,000 fans @ The National Guard Armory in Philapdelphia, Pennsylvania.
The show opens with Nigel McGuinness in the ring.He announces the card for tonights shows before leaving the ring and letting the show get started.
RD Evans is already in the ring. The Bravado's music plays as Lancelot walks to the ring,accompanied by his brother Harlem. The referee checks both men for foreign objects. He goes to call for the bell before noticiing Harlem. He bans Harlem from ringside,making both Bravados mad. He then calls for the bell and the match is underway. Lancelot has control as the match starts, throwing punches and kicks at Evans.He whips Evans into the ropes and hits a BIG back body drop. He goes for the quick pin but can only get 1. Lancelot argues with the ref. He turns around and gets hit with a dropkick from Evans. The dropkick takes out Lancelot AND referee Paul Turner. Lancelot and Evans swap rights before Evans hits a DDT. Evans turns his back to the entrance ramp and taunts towards the crowd. Harlem Bravado runs down to the ring and hits Evans with the . He lays Lancelot on top of Evans and runs off. The ref gets up. 1..2...3. Lancelot wins. Harlem slides back into to the ring and celebrates with his brother befor ethey make their way backstage.
TIME: 5: 01
The show comes back on and Andy Ridge and Mike Mondo are already in the ring. The referee checks both men for illegal objects and the match is underway. The two men lock up and Mondo shoves Ridge backwards making Ridge do a backwards roll. Ridge runs at mondo, who hits a bodyslam on his opponent. Mondo picks Ridge up over his head and drops him, hitting a Gorrilla Press Slam. He goes for a pin but Ridge kicks out at 2 and 1/2. Mondo picks his opponent up and whips him into thr corner. Mondo charges and hits a body splash. He backs up and Ridge walks towards him in a daze. Mondo grabs Ridge and hits the Gut Check Time for the 3 and the win. Mondo makes his way backstage without celebrating after the match.
S.C.U.M's music plays and Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs make their way to the ring. The arena suddenly goes quiet. Then, T.N.T by AC/DC blasts over the PA system as the crowd screams and WGTT Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin make their way to the ring. The ref checks the tights of all 4 men,calls for the bell and Haas and Jacobs start out with a lock up. Jacobs backs Haas into the turnbuckle. He lets go and begins to walk backwards. He quickly goes for a punch on Haas but Haas ducks it,sending Jacobs into the corner and hitting a punch of his own. Haas whips Jacobs into the ropes. Jacobs hits a shoulder block and sends Haas to the mat. Jacobs bounces off the rope and steps over Haas. Jacobs comes backa nd Haas leapfrogs over him. Jacobs bounces off the ropes again and gets hit with a closed fist punch from Haas. The referee gets onto Haas about it. Haas picks Jacobs up and sends him headfirst into the top turnbuckle. Haas tags in Benjamin. Haas picks Jacobs up in a powerbomb position and Benjamin climbs up to the top rope.Bejamin dives off and hits a clothesline. At the same time Haas hits a powerbomb. Benjamin goes for the pin but Corino breaks it up. The ref is distracted by Corino and Haas comes in,making a ghost tag. Benjamin hits a superkick on Jacobs,who backs into Haas. Haas goes for a quick German Suplex but Jacobs does a backflip. Haas turns around and gets hit with a snap suplex. Both men are down. Jacobs crawls towards his corner. Haas follows him. Jacobs makes the tag to Corino. Corino hits a DDT on Haas. Benjamin runs in and gets hit with a punch. Corino goes back to Haas,hitting him with rights. Benjamin gets Corino from behind with a double axehandle to the back. Jacobs is down on the mat at the side of the ring. Kevin Steen runs down to ringside and hands something to Jacobs. Corino kicks Haas in the midsection and hits an Old School Kick on Benjamin. He grabs Haas' arms behind his back. Jacobs has a chain. Steen handed Jacobs a chain. Jacobs wraps the chain around his fist.He runs at Haas.Haas is able toget away from Corino and ducks! Jacobs just hit his own partner with the chain. Haas grabs Jacobs from behind and hits the Total Haastility,his version of the Olympic Slam! He goes for the pin. 1...2...3. WGTT have defeated SCUM in a match in which both teams tried to cheat for the win.
The show comes back on with C & C Wrestle Factory in the ring. The Young Bucks music plays and they come to the ring. The referee checks the tights of both teams and calls for the bell.Matt starts off with Coleman.The goes back and forth for a couple minutes.Matt and Cedric are in.They bounce off opposite ropes and hit a double dropkick.Both are on the mat.The ref begins to count.At 5 the two are able to start crawling.6...7..Matt makes the tag to Nick.Cedric makes a tag to Coleman.Coleman gets Nick into a corner. Cedric gets Matt into the opposite corner. They simultaneously whip the Young Bucks,who collide and fall to the mat.Cedric and Coleman begin to double team Matt. Coleman backs up towards Nick to set up for a clothesline. The referee has his back turned and Nick lowblows Coleman as Matt clothesline Cedric out of the ring. Nick climbs up top. He leaps off and hits a 450 splash.The two roll out of the ring.Cedric and Matt have made their way back into the ring.Matt sets Cedric up and hits the Worst Case Scenario.1..2...3! The Young Bucks have won the match
Rhino's music plays and he walks down to the ring,with a determined look on his face.
Kevin Kelly: And Rhino is very determined for this match with Adam Cole
Nigel McGuinness: He is Kevin,because he knows a when over the World TV champion is sure to get him a shot at that title.
Adam Cole's music plays and he makes his way to the ring,TV title strap around his waist.The referee checks the two men and calls for the bell.Cole runs at Rhino and gets caught with a bear hug.He holds it in for about a minute before Cole grabs the rope. The ref count 1..2..3...4.. Rhino drops Cole.He yells at the ref.Cole makes his way up top while Rhino is distracted. Rhino turns around..and catches Cole,who is attempting a diving crossbody,in mid-air.He picks Cole up on his shoulder and hits a running powerslam.Pin 1..2.No! Cole kicks out just before the three. Rhino is mad.He truns around a blocks a midsection kick from Cole,but Cole hits an enzuiguri. Both men are down. The ref beghins the count. At 5 Rhino is almost to his feet.At 7,Cole pulls himself up. A groggy Cole turns around...GORE! GORE! GORE! Rhino goes for the pin. 1...2..3.Rhino picks up a huge win over the World TV champion
The show comes back on,showing a pre-taped video of Jim Cornette. Cornette announces the signing of the former and only Two time ROH World champion and former TNA World Champion Austin Aries.
The show comes back on with Jay Lethal and Kevin Steen in the ring,along with Kevin Kelly.
Kevin Kelly: The following contest is you ROH Wrestling Main Event of the evening. This match is set for one fall and is for the ROH World Heavyweight Title. Introducing first. The challenger. He comes to us this evening from Elizabeth, New Jersey. He weighed in at 225 lbs.. He is Jayyyyyy Lethaaaaall.
Lethal climbs the turn buckle and gets a huge reaction from the crowd
Kevin Kelly: And his opponent. He comes tonight from Marieville, Quebec, Canada. He weighed in this evening at 240 lbs.. The ROH World Heavyweight Champion. "Wrestling's Worst Nightmare" Kevinnnnnnn Steeeeeeeeeeeen!!!!!
Steen recieves the opposite as he gets booed by the Philly crowd.Kevin Kelly rejoins Nigel McGuinness at the announce table as the referee hands off the title and the match is underway.
The two men lock up and Steen back Lethal into the corner. Steen backs up and spits at Lethal. Lethal rushes out of the corner towards him with a Lou Thesz press followed by a series of punches.Both men get to their feet and Steen hits Lethal with a sick clothesline and Lethal does a backflip,landing face/chest first on the mat. Steen goes for the pin but can only get a 2.Steen whips Lethal into the rope.Lethal ducks another clothesline and hits a dropkick.Steen rolls out of the ring before Lethal can pin. He calls for a timeout but won't get one. He turns his back to the ring to yell at a fan. When he turns around he gets hit with a Suicide Dive by Lethal. The referee restarts his count.Steen gets to his feet and leans against the rail.Lethal runs at him and jumps but he ducks.Lethal is able to land on the rail and gain his balance.Steen thinks he has outsmarted Lethal and turns to the rail but gets hit with a moonsault from Lethal.The referee reaches the count of 13 before Lethal rolls Steen into the ring. Lethal goes for a pin but only gets 2 before Steen kicks out.Lethal climbs to the rop rope. He leaps off for the Hail to the King,his version of the Diving Elbow Drop,but catches nothing but the mat.Steen goes for the quick pin but Lethal kicks out.Steen picks Lethal up.He tries to set up for the Package Piledriver but gets a back body drop instead.Steen quickly gets to his feet.He turns around.Lethal Combination! Lethal goes for a pin.1..2..3..!!!! Lethal has won the ROH World Heavyweight Title.Streamers fall from the ceiling as Lethal celebrates and ROH Wrestling goes off the air.