History was made on June 22nd when Ring of Honor presented their first PPV - BEST IN THE WORLD! From wrestlers to production staff, we say thank you to each and every fan watching Sunday night as we proved why ROH is the absolute best professional wrestling on the planet.
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BEST IN THE WORLD 2014
ACH scored a victory over Tommaso Ciampa, Takaaki Watanabe, Tadarius Thomas, Caprice Coleman, and BJ Whitmer after pinning Thomas with a 450. Because of his victory, ACH is now guaranteed a future World Television Title opportunity.
ROH World Television Title: Jay Lethal successfully retained over Matt Taven. As per the stipulation of this match, Truth Martini was handcuffed to the ring post. But Taven was unable to overcome the numbers advantage of the House of Truth after Truth paid of Head of Security Jay Diesel and Seleziya freed Truth.
Submission Match: Cedric Alexander forced Roderick Strong to tap out. After a grueling fight based in months of bad blood, Alexander locked The Decade's Stong in his own signature submission - the Strong Hold - and made him quit in the middle of the ring.
Jay and Mark Briscoe defeated Matt Hardy and Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis. Hardy was accompanied by Peabody award winning actor Nick Searcy. Originally, the match ended in a disqualification on Bennett for hitting Jay with the Iconic Title, but Nigel McGuinness restarted the match at the instance of the Briscoes - and made it no DQ! The Briscoes prevailed in the end after an incredible brawl and a superplex off a ladder through a table that you have to see for yourself!
Newest ROH signed talent Moose was introduced to the crowd for an interview. Veda Scott and Ramon interrupted proceedings. Veda made a pitch to add Moose as a client, but he claimed he was just there to enjoy the show.
Kevin Steen beat Silas Young with a package piledriver. After the match, Steen gave a heartfelt speech where he acknowledged what a great professional wrestler Young is. Steen explained that while he might not be around much longer, he intends to enjoy every last second in ROH. While the crowd chanted "Please Don't go"...Silas Young attacked Kevin Steen and brutalized his knee!
ROH World Tag Team Championship: reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) retained the titles over Frankie Kazarian and "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels. This was a much anticipated dream match between the elite of tag team wrestling and it did not disappoint! Early in the match, Kazarian's shoulder and arm were smashed into ring post. Eventually - while he kicked out of Chasing The Dragon first - he would be forced to tap out to Kyle O'Reilly's cross armbreaker.
ROH World Championship: "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin defeated Adam Cole to become the NEW ROH WORLD CHAMPION. The hated between these two men was evident every second of the match. At one point, referee Todd Sinclair was taken out by an absolutely vicious superkick. This left an opening for The Kingdom to try and interfere on behalf of Cole. War Machine hit the ring to take care of Hardy and Bennett. Eventually, Elgin's wife MsChif took out Maria Kanellis with a spray of green mist! Elgin pinned Cole after 2 powerbombs followed by a spinning Elgin Bomb. The crowd erupted as ROH celebrated their new champion.