WWE Superstar and former member of the Shield
Ring of Honor – “DRIVEN” – Pay Per View
Date: September 21, 2007 (Taped: June 23, 2007)
Location: Chicago Ridge, Illinois
To view results from the original Ring of Honor Event in Chicago, Illinois all you need to do is click here..
IN THE RING: Dave Prazak introduced the audience to Ring of Honor (basically doing what Joey Styles did for ECW).. The Resilience (Erick Stevens & Delirious & Matt Cross) came out and challenged The No Reporse Corps.. Delirious took the microphone and cut a promo in his lizard language that electrified the audience..
SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Roderick Strong & Davey Richards & Rocky Romero defeated Erick Stevens & Matt Cross & Delirious: Dave Prazak said the “leader” of The Resilience couldn’t appear in TNA because of a contract with another company.. Post Match: Austin Aries chased off the No Remorse Corps and signed an ROH contract and shook Cary Silken’s hand! Austin Aries said he’s happy to be in a promotion that cares about their fans, their wrestlers and about their business.. Austin Aries said “We are Ring of Honor, I am Austin Aries, and WE ARE PRO-WRESTLING” (which is TNA’s tag-line)..
BACKSTAGE PROMO: The Briscoe Brothers (followed by a video package covering Ring of Honor on tour in Japan)..
Claudio Castagnoli defeated Matt Sydal: After the match, Larry Sweeney offered Matt Sydal a contract to join Sweet & Sour Inc., but Double C ripped it up.. Matt Sydal attacked Claudio Castagnoli and told Larry Sweeney to print another copy and he would agree to sign it! Sweet & Sour Inc. now includes: Larry Sweeney, Chris Hero, “the project” Bobby Dempsey, Tank Toland & Matt Sydal..
VIDEO PACKAGE: Featuring clips of Jimmy Rave and a promo hyping his ROH World title shot against Takeshi Morishima..
NOAH VS. ROH MATCH
Naomichi Marafuji defeated B.J. Whitmer:
IN THE CROWD
Rebecca Bayless cut a promo about upcoming Ring of Honor Events:
“Gun For Hire” Brent Albright defeated Pelle Primeau by Submission:
ROH TAG TITLE MATCH
The Briscoe Brothers defeated El Generico & Kevin Steen to retain the ROH Tag Team titles: After the match: Kevin Steen repeatedly smashed both Briscoes with a Ladder (leading to a Ladder match on the next PPV)..
Sweet & Sour Inc. (Larry Sweeney & Chris Hero & Matt Sydal & Bobby Dempsey & Tank Toland): Larry Sweeney & Larry Sweeney welcomed Matt Sydal into Sweet & Sour Inc. and said Sara Del Rey would return soon.. All the members of S&S Inc. then tormented Bobby Dempsey with chocolate cookies as he was trying to do a work out..
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
Takeshi Morishima defeated Jimmy Rave in 3:56 to retain the ROH World title:
Adam Pearce & Shane Hagadorn + B.J. Whitmer: Adam Pearce talked about B.J. Whitmer pandering to the fans and now he is on a losing streak in Ring of Honor.. Adam Pearce said he knows what B.J. Whitmer needs and walked over and gave Whitmer a hug and punched him out!
#1 CONTENDERS MATCH (TAPED IN PHILADELPHIA 6/9)
American Dragon defeated Nigel McGuinness by Submission: The crowd was unglued for this 30-minute match chanting “This Is Wrestling!” and “ROH! ROH! ROH!” throughout.. A sickly bloody “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson made Nigel McGuinness tap out with his Cattle Mutilation..