Ring of Honor - Weekend of Champions (Night 1)
April 28, 2006 - Dayton, Ohio

  1. DARK MATCH: Chad Collyer defeated ?????..

  2. MATCH: Colt Cabana defeated Jimmy Jacobs w/Lacey..
    • Lacey told Jimmy Jacobs that if he lost tonight he couldn't be in Lacey's Angels or talk to her ever again..

  3. IN THE RING: Jim Cornette & Ace Steel & Colt Cabana..
    • Jim Cornette cut a promo on CZW and wanted to call them a bunch of chickens, but didn't want to insult the chickens..
    • Jim Cornette asked Colt Cabana to join Team ROH and Cabana declined, but then changed his mind and agreed to join..

  4. TAG MATCH: Irish Airborne (David & Jake Christ) defeated Jay Fury & Spud..
    • After the match, Super Dragon showed up and attacked a fan and tossed him over the rail into the ringside area..
    • Super Dragon bolted out the exit, as ROH students in street clothes showed up and chased him out the door!

  5. MATCH: Jimmy Rave w/Daizee Haze vs Delirious ended in a 15-Minute Time Limit Draw.

  6. PURE TITLE MATCH: Nigel McGuinness defeated Christopher Daniels by Countout to retain the Pure title..
    • Nigel McGuinness used up all three of his rope breaks early and became desperate to keep his ROH Pure title..
    • Nigel McGuinness grabbed ROH photographer Mary Kate Grosso and pushed her into Daniels causing him to be Counted out!

  7. DARK MATCH: Flash Flanagan defeated Apocalypse (Not shown on DVD home release)..

  8. ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH: American Dragon defeated Jimmy Yang by Submission to retain the ROH World title..

  9. TAG TITLE MATCH: Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated Samoa Joe & Matt Sydal to retain..
    • After the match, Samoa Joe called out Combat Zone Wrestling and the big interpromotional fight began..
    • Necro Butcher, Nate Webb and Super Dragon attacked Samoa Joe, bringing out Ace Steel & Colt Cabana for ROH..
    • Samoa Joe was tied up backstage by Necro Butcher & Claudio Castagnoli making it 4-on-2 anything goes brawl...

  10. ANYTHING GOES FIGHT: Team Combat Zone Wrestling defeated Team Ring of Honor..
    • TEAM ROH = "Crazy" Ace Steel, "Classic" Colt Cabana, BJ Whitmer, and Adam Pearce..
    • TEAM CZW = "Spyder" Nate Webb, Claudio Castagnoli, Super Dragon, and Necro Butcher.
    • Suddenly BJ Whitmer (in a neck brace) came out and delivered stiff chairshots to all CZW guys..
    • Claudio Castagnoli attacked BJ Whitmer and ripped off the neck brace and went to work on him..
    • Adam Pearce (with 20 staples in his head) hit the ring to to help defend the honor of ROH..
    • All four ROH guys backdropped Spyder Nate Webb over the top rope onto all of the CZW guys..
    • At this point it got even more chaotic with fighting all over the arena for the next 20 minutes..
    • Super Dragon gave BJ Whitmer a top rope double-stomp with Whitmer's head face down on a chair!
    • Claudio Castagnoli gave B.J. Whitmer an unncesessary Musclebuster to give CZW the victory!
    • Fans in attendance were told to clear the arena as BJ Whitmer was carefully stretchered out...

  11. And that's a wrap..

*** Official ROH DVD Reviews by Brad Dykens ***
April 22, 2006 - WEEKEND OF CHAMPIONS 1 - Dayton, OH

It seemed like Ring of Honor was taking it down a gear or two after reaching an crazy peak of intensity at their last show. I mean you can only put on so many shows like that before you have to cool the engines. Just when the engines were cool, they went straight back into high gear for another all out street fight between ROH and CZW to close the show. More on that later.

This double-shot weekend in Ohio was all about the ROH championships, with each one being defended on both nights of the weekend events. But before any titles were contested, Jimmy Jacobs made one last attempt to win Lacey's heart in a match with "Mr. Back to the Bottom of the Ladder" Colt Cabana. Lacey gave Jimmy her final ultimatum, demanding that Jacobs win or he would never be allowed to talk to her again. Ouch. Jacobs lost. That's gotta hurt! ( 6.5 / 10 ) After the match, Commissioner Jim Cornette enlisted the services of Colt Cabana to join ROH in its war against CZW. Cabana wisely accepted.

Match #2 featured the rising stars known as Irish Airborn, David & Jake Crist, taking on FIP's Jay Fury and some guy named Spud, who I think is a British import. No offense to Spud, but I'd rather buy popcorn from him than watch him wrestle. Everyone gave it their all and scored some pretty impressive offense ( 5.5 / 10 ). Irish Airborn is clearly working their way up the tag team division -- I personally enjoy watching them wrestle. I still want to see Irish Airborn vs Kid Mikaze & Jason Blade go at it and see if the cream rises to the top.

Jimmy Rave (with Prince Nana absent and Daizee Haze by his side) took the always bizarre Delirious to a Time Limit Draw in a bout that proved there doesn't have to be winners and losers at the end to have a good match ( 6 / 10 ). And it has to be said that no matter how many times I see it, Jimmy Rave getting showered with rolls of toilet paper continues to send me into fits of laughter.

Nigel McGuinness returned to ROH after missing the last four shows to defend his Pure championship against "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels. Nigel McGuinness used up all three of his rope breaks and left me wondering how he was going to escape with his championship belt against one of ROH's top guys. While tussling outside of the ring, Nigel grabbed the unsuspecting ringside photographer (the beautiful and talented Mary-Kate Grosso) and pushed her into Daniels and launched himself back into the ring just as the referee counted Daniels out. Say what you will about Mr. McGuinness but he's one clever brit! McGuinness indeed escapes with his championship in tact ( 7.5 / 10 ).

Next up was American Dragon's latest in a string of successful ROH World title defenses. I've never seen a Champion literally take on all comers like American Dragon has done since winning the ROH strap seven months prior. What's so good about it is that Dragon always brings out the best in everyone he wrestles, and that's the sort of champion you want carrying the ball for your wrestling promotion. Like so many before him, Yang put up a great fight but tapped out to one of Dragon's many submission holds ( 7.5 / 10 ).

The last scheduled match on the card was for the ROH Tag Team titles, as Austin Aries and Roderick Strong defended their belts against Matt Sydal and Samoa Joe, who is still trying to become the first ROH Triple Crown winner. The champions retained their titles in the best match of the night with action from bell to bell and everyone putting in a killer effort ( 8.5 / 10 ).

........then it was time for Combat Zone Wrestling to crash the party. Samoa Joe quickly found himself over-whelmed by Necro Butcher, Spyder Nate Webb and Super Dragon, until Colt Cabana and Ace Steel came out to help. Amidst the chaos, Joe was incapacitated backstage when Necro Butcher and Claudio Castagnoli tied him up. The back-story is that BJ Whitmer was out with a broken neck, and Adam Pearce was out with 20 staples in his head. Despite their injuries both Whitmer and Pearce foolishly showed up to defend ROH (I say "foolishly" because there was about 20 ROH guys sitting backstage picking their noses). The insane brawl, which pretty much picked up right where the 4/22 show left off, lasted about 20 minutes and ended with BJ Whitmer having his face viciously double-stomped into a chair by Super Dragon and then unnecessarily Muscle-busted by Claudio Castagnoli, leading to CZW winning the battle over ROH for the second straight event.

Final Thoughts: As I've said before, I'm not big fan of chaotic brawling but I must admit ROH and CZW are doing it right. The feud so far has been amazing and fun to watch and should be studied by anybody looking to get into the wrestling business, at any level. If you would like to purchase this or any other ROH DVD, please check out ---- if you need some convincing, you can check out streaming video of various ROH matches for free at

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