Ring of Honor - Showdown in the Sun BOTH DAYS
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|Event Time||Mar 31, 2012 6:00 AM EDT|
|Venue||War Memorial Auditorium|
|Location||Ft Lauderdale FL|
|Date Available OnDemand||Mar 31, 2012 10:00 AM EDT|
|Event Type||Fight - Wrestling|
|Availability||Available in all countries|
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ROH delivered a unique back-to-back iPPV experience with "Showdown in the Sun" from the War Memorial Auditorium from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Day 1 featured a Triple Threat Match for the ROH Heavyweight Championship but it was the co-main event that had fans of ROH on the edge of their seats.
In the main event, Davey Richards defeated Eddie Edwards and Roderick Strong in a Triple Threat Match to retain the ROH World Championship after two stiff kicks to Roderick Strong followed by a pin. Earlier in the bout, Strong pinned Edwards via a small package, in a match that had all three men kicking and punching the heck out of one another. It was a unique Triple Threat as all three wrestlers stayed and fought in the middle of the ring for the majority of the match delivering suplexes, high flying moves and great submission attempts. In the end, it was Richards' night but his feeling of euphoria was short lived as Michael Elgin came out to confront the Champion and delivered a powerbomb on Richards and vowed to win the title in their match only 24 hours later.
In the co-main event, Kevin Steen defeated El Generico in a Last Man Standing Match that had fans on the edge of their seats the entire bout. The grudge match between the two has been festering for several years now and this bout should finally put to rest the rivalry. Chairs, tables and everything but the kitchen sink were used by the wrestlers to dismantle their opponent. But it was the aid of Jimmy Jacobs for Steen that pushed the match in Steen's favor. Jacobs came down to the ring to what appeared to be help El Generico but the double-cross was in and instead he smashed El Generico with a steel spike he pulled from his jacket. If that wasn't enough Jacobs smashed a chair into Generico's face destroying what little fight was left in the masked man. Steen then followed up with a pin attempt for the 1-2-3.
Catch all of the action, including a Triple Threat Title Match for the ROH World Championship and a Last Man Standing bout that threw caution to the win, also the return of former WWE, WCW and ECW Superstar Lance Storm to the squared circle as Ring of Honor presents, "Showdown in the Sun - Day 1". Don't miss all of the action and drama to come out of this exciting event that will get you ready for Day 2. Order now, exclusively on the GFL Combat Sports Network at GFL.tv.
ROH delivered the second half of its back-to-back iPPV experience with "Showdown in the Sun" from the War Memorial Auditorium from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Day 1 set the bar high, but Day 2 is where ROH showed they have no peer when it comes to in ring action as ROH truly is wrestling for the 21st century, highlighted by a main event that will go down as one of the best matches in ROH history.
In the main event, ROH World Champion Davey Richards defeated Michael Elgin in a phenomenal match. All the talk for Day 1 centered on the co-main event between Kevin Steen and El Generico in a Last Man Standing Match, but in Day 2, the Champion and Challenger had their working boots on as Richards and Elgin delivered a MATCH FOR THE AGES in their ROH World Title bout. You won't find a better match this year and you'll be hard pressed to find one in any wrestling organization's library over the past 10 years. The main event alone was worth the price of admission. Fans and historians alike will talk about this match for a long, long time. Both Richards and Elgin laid into each other with stiff shots and showed "American Strong Style" is alive and well in ROH. In the beginning, it was Richards' speed and athleticism against Elgin's power. As Richards landed kicks, dives and punches, while Elgin was more methodical delivering suplexes and power bombs. From there both men showed off their aerial moves as Elgin landed a corkscrew moonsault while Richards delivered a belly to back suplex from the top rope. Both men then traded clotheslines, kicks, more suplexes and even submission attempts and yet there still was no pinfall. Richards finally ends the match like he's ended so many before by using Elgin's head as a soccer ball and after several unforgiving stiff shots to Elgin's cranium the powerful challenger was done.
In the co-main event, in the second Blind Destiny Match of the night, Roderick Strong defeated Jay Lethal to win the ROH World TV Title. It was a tainted victory as Strong got help from Tommaso Ciampa who smashed Lethal's face first into a ring post, incapacitating the former champ. Lethal was winning the bout after a hard fought effort by both men when he went to the top rope and landed a flying elbow. But Lethal tried to do too much and found himself outside of the ring where Ciampa slammed him into cold hard steel. All that remained was a Strong pin and ROH had a new TV Champion.
Catch all of the action, including a World Title Match that is the Match of the Year frontrunner as ROH World Heavyweight Champion, Davey Richards defends his title against Michael Elgin. Also, watch the ROH TV Title change hands as Roderick Strong defeats Jay Lethal to become the new champion. The Tag Titles were also up for grabs with the Briscoes defending. Watch the second half of the exclusive double iPPV presented by Ring of Honor as "Showdown in the Sun - Day 2" built upon Day 1 and even exceeded it for in ring action! Don't miss all of the battles and spectacle of the conclusion of this back to back iPPV extravaganza. Order now at GFL.tv, to watch the PPV everyone will be talking about.
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