September 26, 2009 – New York City, New York
[ GLORY BY HONOR VIII: FINAL COUNTDOWN ]
SINGLES MATCH Colt Cabana defeated Rhett Titus :
TAG TEAM MATCH The Dark City Fight Club (Kory Chavis & Jon Davis) defeated Cheech & Cloudy:
SINGLES MATCH Claudio Castagnoli w/Prince Nana defeated Kenny Omega with a European Uppercut:
IN-RING SEGMENT: Bret “Hitman” Hart praised Ring of Honor and New York City.. The Hitman said he had some of his greatest matches in the NYC, including his match with little brother Owen Hart at WrestleMania 10..
LADDER MATCH FOR THE ROH WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards w/Shane Hagadorn) b Kevin Steen & El Generico to retain ROH Tag Team titles: Eddie Edwards competed with a broken elbow, and his arm wrapped in a cast…
GRUDGE MATCH Chris Hero w/Shane Hagadorn defeated Eddie Kingston:
IN-RING SEGMENT: ROH World champion Austin Aries came out for the Aries Lottery segment where he picks a name out of hat to defend the championship against. Aries pulled Bret Hart‘s name, but Hart did not come out so Aries said he wouldn’t defend the title tonight! Petey Williams came out instead, and said he wanted the match. Aries super-punched Williams and accepted the challenge..
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH Austin Aries defeated Petey Williams to retain the ROH World title: Petey Williams hit Austin Aries with a Canadian Destroyer from the top rope!
IN-RING SEGMENT: Jim Cornette made a surprise appearance and was named the new “Executive Producer” of Ring of Honor. Cornette praised Ring of Honor and cut a promo saying he would never be 100% behind TNA’s Vince Russo. ROH World champion Austin Aries confronted Jim Cornette and they exchanged heated words for several minutes..
TAG TEAM MATCH The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) defeated The Briscoe Brothers :
FINAL COUNTDOWN MATCH “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson defeated Nigel McGuinness by referee stoppage: Bryan Danielson used his trademark elbow strikes to the head of Nigel McGuinness until the referee called for the match to end and awarded the victory to ROH Legend, Bryan Danielson!