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2005

It All Begins - Cambridge, Massachusetts – January 15, 2005
Brian Kendrick pinned Alex Shelley with the Sliced Bread #2 at 14:45; prior to the match, the two shook hands; during the bout, the crowd chanted “Welcome back” and “Smackdown Sucks”
Azireal defeated Deranged (w/ Cheech, Cloudy, & Lacey) via disqualification when Cheech and Cloudy interfered at 5:15
Roderick Strong pinned Shane Hagadorn with an inverted half nelson backbreaker at the 39-second mark
Roderick Strong pinned Evan Starsmore with a stiff powerbomb at 2:00
Roderick Strong pinned Alex Law with an inverted half nelson backbreaker at 1:00
Roderick Strong defeated Ricky Landell via submission with a Gokuraku stretch at 2:49
ROH Tag Team Champions Rocky Romero & Ricky Reyes defeated HC Loc & Tony DeVito and CM Punk & Steve Corino in an Ultimate Endurance match at 22:39; fall #1: Punk made DeVito submit with the Anaconda Vice at 4:36 in a triple threat Scramble match; fall #2: Romero pinned Corino with the backbreaker kneedrop combo
Samoa Joe defeated Nigel McGuinness via submission with the Coquina Clutch at 14:13
Best of 5 Series: Homicide defeated Bryan Danielson in a Submissions match with a stepover hammerlock at 16:29; Homicide: 1, Danielson: 0
ROH World Champion Austin Aries pinned Colt Cabana after several Brainbusters and the 450 Splash at 22:14; after the match, Cabana challenged Aries to a steel cage match at the Third Anniversary Show

FIP New Dawn Rising - Lakeland, FL - February 11, 2005

Third Anniversary Show: Part 1 - Elizabeth, NJ - Rex Plex - February 19, 2005
FIP Heavyweight Champion Homicide (w/ Rocky Romero) pinned Antonio Banks at 12:17 with a low blow and lariat (ROH: Stars of Honor)
Steve Corino pinned Roderick Strong in a no rules match with a lariat at 11:13; following his entrance, Corino took the mic from his personal ring announcer and said he wanted revenge and didn't care about rules, then saying "Roderick Strong, get your green ass out here;" moments later, Strong ran out to start the match; after the bout, fans threw streamers into the ring as both men were tended to; moments later, Corino took the mic and said he and the fans had a lof of respect for Strong, with Strong then refusing to shake Corino's hand and leaving ringside (Roderick Strong: Suffering is Inevitable)
Jay Lethal pinned Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana, John Walters, and the Embassy) with a dragon suplex at 10:53; stipulations stated the winner would earn a ROH Pure Title match at a later date; after the bout, Walters said the title match was happening right now
ROH Pure Champion John Walters pinned Jay Lethal after three Lungblowers at 12:52 in an impromtu match
Billy Ken Kid pinned Ebessan with a 450 splash at 7:25
Jimmy Jacobs defeated Alex Shelley via submission with the Border City Stretch at 13:04; after the match, Shelley asked Jacobs to forgive him for all that he’s done but Jacobs hit Shelley with a shiranui and walks away
Brian Kendrick pinned CM Punk with a Sliced Bread #2 at 14:42; after the match, Prince Nana offered Kendrick a spot in the Embassy but Kendrick declined; Punk then laughed at Nana, with the Embassy attacking him until he fought them off
Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer defeated ROH Tag Team Champions Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero when Maff pinned Reyes with a Burning Hammer at 10:36 to win the titles; after the match, Allison Danger told Whitmer & Maff she changed the match to a non-title match but Whitmer threatened to kick her head off unless she tore the contracts up; Danger then started to tear up the contracts, with then Whitmer giving her an Exploder suplex, Maff putting her in the figure-4, and Whitmer hitting a frog splash; moments later, Maff & Whitmer celebrated with the titles
Samoa Joe defeated Vordell Walker (w/ Mick Foley) via submission with the Coquina Clutch at 4:06; after the match, Foley said he figured Joe would win so he brought another challenger
Samoa Joe pinned Kikutaro (mystery opponent) (w/ Mick Foley) with the muscle buster after fighting off an interfering Foley at 6:29; prior to the bout, Mick Foley took the mic and said he found someone to pass the torch to Joe's opponent; Foley then introduced Kikutatsu Jack, with Kikutaro then appearing dressed in Foley's clothes and wearing a mask to make him look like Foley; Foley then said it would be a hardcore rules match; after the contest, Foley cleared Joe from the ring before Joe kicked a chair into Foley's face and then hit the Ole kick on Foley and Kikutaro; moments later, a man wearing a ROH hoodie ran out and assaulted Joe, then revealing himself as ROH World Champion Austin Aries; Aries then continued to assault Joe before Foley took the mic and praised Aries, with the two then leaving ringside together (ROH: Best in the World)
Best of 5 Series: Homicide pinned Bryan Danielson in a taped fist match when he hit Danielson with brass knuckles at 17:52
ROH World Champion Austin Aries defeated Colt Cabana in a steel cage match when Aries dove through the door with as Cabana was climbing down the outside at 20:34
Marcos & Dunn defeated Roderick Strong & Jack Evans, Izzy & Deranged (w/ Special K), HC Loc & Tony DeVito, and Azireal & Dixie in a Scramble Cage Melee match when Marcos pinned DeVito with an electric chair senton off the top of the cage at 10:25; stipulations stated the losers of the fall would be suspended from Ring of Honor for 90 days

Third Anniversary Celebration Part 2 - Dayton, OH - February 25, 2005
Fast Eddie & Matt Sydal defeated Marcos & Dunn when Eddie pinned Marcos with a fallaway moonsault slam at 8:42; after the match, Eddie attacked Sydal, with the Embassy then coming out and Eddie joining them; Prince Nana then said bad things would happen to AJ Styles and CM Punk
Homicide defeated Puma via submission with the Cattle Mutilation at 10:00
Colt Cabana pinned Nigel McGuinness with a roll up at 12:08
ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Dan Maff defeated Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious when Maff pinned Delirious with the Burning Hammer at 9:28
James Gibson defeated Brian Kendrick via submission with a Butterfly Lock at 13:39; the crowd chanted “Smackdown Sucks” throughout the beginning of the match; prior to the bout, Gibson and Kendrick cut a backstage promo stating how they were held back in the WWE but now is their time to shine in Ring of Honor
Daizee Haze defeated Traci Brooks, Allison Danger, and Lacey by pinning Lacey with a Heart Punch at 6:19; during the match, Brooks and Danger brawled to the back
CM Punk defeated Alex Shelley via submission with the Anaconda Vice at 22:01; prior to the match, Punk refused a handshake and stated he didn't believe Shelley has changed; after the match, the Embassy attacked Punk but Shelley made the save and apologized to Punk about Generation Next; Punk then said Shelley had a ways to go
Samoa Joe & Bryan Danielson defeated ROH World Champion Austin Aries & Jack Evans when Joe made Evans submit to an argentine knee rack at 21:44; after the match, Homicide, Ricky Reyes, and Rocky Romero attacked Joe and Danielson
Jimmy Rave (w/ the Embassy) pinned AJ Styles with a roll up after Rave sprayed air freshener in Styles' eyes at 22:07; after the match, the Embassy attacked Styles but CM Punk made the save and Styles hit Fast Eddie with the Styles Clash

Third Anniversary Celebration Part 3 - Chicago Ridge, IL - February 26, 2005
Lacey defeated Allison Danger, Traci Brooks, and Daizee Haze by pinning Danger with a DDT at 10:48
Marcos & Dunn defeated Delirious & the Golden Vampire when Dunn pinned Vampire with an electric chair senton at 9:01
Fast Eddie (w/ Prince Nana & the Embassy) pinned Matt Sydal with a tombstone at 10:08
Alex Shelley defeated Jack Evans via submission with a half crab at 13:48; after the match, ROH World Champion Austin Aries ran out and, with Evans, assaulted Shelley with a steel chair; Aries placed Shelley's arm in the chair with Evans hitting the 630 splash off the top
Colt Cabana & Nigel McGuinness (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer and Dan Maff (w/ Jim Cornette) in a non-title match when Cabana hit Maff with the tennis racket at 16:34
Best of 5 Series: Bryan Danielson pinned Homicide in a falls count anywhere match with a snap cradle suplex at 19:33; Homicide: 2, Danielson: 0
Brian Kendrick pinned Jimmy Jacobs with the Sliced Bread #2 at 10:48; prior to the match, Kendrick and James Gibson spoke about the Trios Tournament when Jacobs intervened and explained to Kendrick how the Contra Code was different than the Sliced Bread #2 and Kendrick asked him to stop using the move; after the match, Jacobs teased punching Kendrick but they instead shook hands
James Gibson defeated Puma via submission with the Butterfly Lock at 12:58
Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana & the Embassy) pinned CM Punk (w/ Traci Brooks) with a headlock cradle reversal of the Anaconda Vice after spraying Punk in the face with air freshener at 21:10; Rave originally won the match via submission when he choked Punk with a hidden shoelace while in a sleeper hold at 15:21 but the referee saw the shoelace and restarted the match; after the bout, Traci slapped Rave and Nana attacked her behind; Rave then hit Traci an inverted belly to back faceplant; moments later, Cabana ran out and chased the Embassy from the ring
ROH World Champion Austin Aries pinned Samoa Joe with a bridging pin in reversal of the Coquina Clutch at 17:12

Trios Tournament 2005 - Philadelphia, PA - March 5, 2005
Featured an opening backstage promo by Steve Corino in which he questioned where his tag team partners, CM Punk and Colt Cabana, were; moments later, Cabana walked in and said Punk had gone crazy after what happened in Chicago; the two discussed finding a replacement partner, with Corino then cutting a promo on his chances in winning the tournament so he could book his own matches; Corino then said he would make sure to get another match with Homicide and get a ROH World Title match when he wins, then would bring in CW Anderson and Simon Diamond as teammates of his Extreme Horsemen group; included a backstage promo by Marcos, Dunn, & El Generico regarding their chances in the tournament; featured a backstage promo by Samoa Joe, Bryan Danielson, & Vordell Walker regarding their participation in the tournament, with them receiving word moments later that Jay Lethal had been attacked; the three then found Lethal down and dazed, with Lethal saying someone hit him but he didn't know who; included Gary Michael Cappetta conducting a backstage interview during intermission with Jay Lethal regarding his attack earlier in the show and vying for the ROH Pure Title later in the show; Lethal's left eye was swollen shut but he said it wouldn't stop him from his match; featured Sean Price conducting a backstage interview with James Gibson and Spanky regarding their loss in the opening round, with Gibson saying he and Spanky were in ROH because they had unfinished business in wrestling; the two then discussed whether Spanky was focused enough; Price then asked Spanky about Trent Acid, with Spanky saying "that kid is a disrespectful prick;" included a closing backstage promo by Homicide, Julius Smokes, Ricky Reyes, & Rocky Romero in which Homicide said he wanted a shot at the ROH World Title after winning the tournament and Reyes & Romero discussed possibly going for the ROH Tag Team Titles; featured Price conducting a backstage interview with Prince Nana, Jimmy Rave, Orman Tortuga, and John Walters about the events of the night, with Punk appearing with a steel chair and stalking them out of the building:
Trios Tournament Quarter-Finals: ROH World Champion Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, & Jack Evans defeated Shane Hagadorn, Davey Andrews, & Anthony Franco when at 1:22 Strong pinned Hagadorn with a crucifix bomb into an Ace Crusher, Evans pinned another opponent with the 450 splash, and Aries pinned the third with the brainbuster; CM Punk provided guest commentary for the match, during which he noted Hagadorn, Andrews, & Franco were his students from the ROH Wrestling School; prior to the bout, the two teams shook hands, with Generation Next immediately attacking their opponents from behind
Trios Tournament Quarter-Finals: CM Punk, Colt Cabana, & Steve Corino (w/ Ricky Landell & Corino's ring announcer) defeated Jimmy Rave, Oman Turtoga, & the Weapon of Mass Destruction #3 (w/ Prince Nana) when WMD submitted to Punk's Anaconda Vice at 4:56 following a Samoan Drop; the match began with Punk, who did not appear with his team, jumping Rave from behind as the Embassy made its debut; Dave Prazak provided commentary for the show beginning with this match; during the final moments, both Rave and Nana left ringside; after the bout, Cabana and Corino had to pull Punk away to let go of the hold; Punk's leg was heavily bandaged for the match (Prazak's debut)
Trios Tournament Quarter-Finals: Homicide, Rocky Romero, & Ricky Reyes (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated Marcos, Dunn, & El Generico when Homicide pinned Generico with a clothesline to the back of the head and short lariat at 8:45; CM Punk provided guest commentary for the match
Trios Tournament Quarter-Finals: Samoa Joe, Bryan Danielson, & Vordell Walker defeated Spanky, Nigel McGuiness, & James Gibson when Spanky submitted to Joe's Coquina Clutch at 23:47 after Joe avoided the Sliced Bread #2; following the ring entrances, the crowd chanted "Jamie Noble" and "Smackdown sucks;" the two teams shook hands before the bout; Prazak & Punk provided commentary for the match, with Punk leaving late in the match to prepare for his own bout up next; Jimmy Bower filled in for Punk during the final moments; after the contest, the two teams again shook hands; moments later, Trent Acid came out and cut a promo on how he made Philadelphia wrestling and left ROH but could come back whenever he wanted; moments later, Spanky returned to the ring and said Acid was what was wrong with pro wrestling and he had no respect for ROH or the industry; the two briefly fought before Acid left the ring and went through the crowd, with the crowd chanting "Don't come back"
Trios Tournament Semi-Finals: ROH World Champion Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, & Jack Evans defeated CM Punk, Colt Cabana, & Steve Corino (w/ Ricky Landell & Corino's ring announcer) when Evans pinned Punk with a springboard moonsault at 14:47; following the ring entrances, Cabana took the mic from Corino's ring announcer and read a list of people he would like to have a three-way with - Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera, Madonna & Cher, Ginger & Mary Ann, Bertha Faye & Alundra Blayze, Peg Bundy & Marcy Darcy, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton, Kelly Kapowsky & Lisa Turtle (which even drew applause from Evans), Lilian Garcia & Mike McGuirk, the Glamour Girls, the Gilmore Girls, 'The Gastineau Girls,' the Spice Girls, the Nitro Girls, the Jumping Bomb Angels, Charlie's Angels, the Olson twins, the Sweet Valley High twins, "the black chicks from 'Sister Sister;' the Duff sisters, the Pointer Sisters, "any two hot nuns," Bea Arthur & Estelle Getty, "Suzanne Somers circa 'Three's Company' and Suzanne Somers circa 'Step by Step,'" Dark Journey & Sweep Saphire, Jackie Brown & Foxy Brown, April Hunter & Slyck Wagner Brown; Punk then stole the mic away and said "Don't hate, appreciate" in response to the last; the list continued with Sensational Sherri & Peggy Sue, Wilma Flintstone & Betty Rubble, Laverne & Shirley, Marsha & Carol Brady, Anne Heche & Ellen Degeneres, the Fabulous Moolah & Mae Young, Fashion Queen Barbie & Ski Vacation Barbie, and -- "to end version 1 by taking it to the edge" - El Dandy & Lita; after all that, Corino was officially introduced by his ring announcer; just before the bell rang, Punk stole Evans' ball cap, turned it sideways, and mocked Evans from the ring apron; during the bout, there was a loud boom sound in the ring - not shown on camera - with the crowd chanting "Dunn & Marcos" as ring attendants came out to tend to whatever the problem was; cameras did not focus on the issue and the commentary team wasn't sure of the specifics, only to speculate that the ring could implode; it was later noted that a structure under the ring collapsed; Punk's leg was heavily bandaged; after the contest, Punk and Corino argued, with Cabana intervening; during the arguement, Corino called Punk "Triple H" because of his bad leg; moments later, Cabana told the two to shake hands, with Punk extending his hand but Corino then turning around and leaving ringside; as Punk and Cabana left the ring, the crowd chanted "Fuck Steve Corino"
Trios Tournament Semi-Finals: Homicide, Rocky Romero, & Ricky Reyes (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated Samoa Joe, Bryan Danielson, & Vordell Walker when Romero pinned Walker after Reyes laid Walker across his knee and Romero came off the top with a kneedrop to the head at 9:54; Punk provided commentary for the match
Azireal defeated Kevin Steen, Deranged, B-Boy, Izzy & Dixie (w/ Lacey, Cheech, & Cloudy) by pinning B-Boy with a double stomp off the top to the back of the head at 11:08; prior to and after the match, the wrestlers shook hands; Punk provided guest commentary for the bout alongside Lenny Leonard
Jay Lethal pinned ROH Pure Champion John Walters with the dragon suplex at 10:29 to win the title; Prince Nana and Jimmy Rave escorted Walters to the ring before the match; following the ring entrances, the referee ordered that Nana and any other seconds were banned from ringside, with Nana replying that his lawyer said he and Rave could stay ringside; moments later, CM Punk came out and chased Nana backstage; Punk then returned to the ring and chased rave into the crowd; Prazak & Leonard provided commentary for the bout; Lethal's left eye was bandaged for the match; following the contest, Samoa Joe came out, helped Lethal to his feet and held his hand up in victory; moments later, Joe told Lethal he wanted a shot at the belt, with the two shaking hands; after the match, Lethal and Walters shook hands
Trios Tournament Finals: Homicide, Rocky Romero, & Ricky Reyes (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated ROH World Champion Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, & Jack Evans when Homicide pinned Aries with a Cop Killer at 21:06; stipulations stated the winning team could make whatever future match they wanted; prior to the bout, Homicide, Romero, & Reyes refused to shake hands with their opponents

Back to Basics - Woodbridge, CT - March 12, 2005
Colt Cabana pinned Delirious with a helicopter slam at 7:49
Marcos & Dunn defeated Alex Law & Ricky Landell following an electric chair senton at 5:45
Brian Kendrick pinned Jack Evans with the Sliced Bread #2 at 7:26
Azrieal & Dixie defeated Deranged & Izzy (w/ Lacey, Cloudy, & Cheech) when Azrieal pinned Deranged with a Cradle Bomb at 12:40; stipulations stated the losers could not call themselves “Special K” any longer
Homicide pinned Roderick Strong at 18:26 with a West Brooklyn Lariat, moments after Strong kicked out of an initial lariat as well as an Ace Crusher off the top rope; Julius Smokes escorted Homicide to the ring before the bout and Jack Evans escorted Strong; following the ring entrances, Strong took the mic, with the crowd chanting "Shut the fuck up," and said the night was abouthe and Homicide and offered to send Evans backstage if Homicide sent Smokes backstage, with all parties agreeing (Roderick Strong: Suffering is Inevitable)
Allison Danger defeated Lacey, Cindy Rogers, and Daizee Haze by pinning Rogers with an STO at 8:46
ROH Tag Team Champions Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer defeated Colt Cabana & Nigel McGuinness when Whitmer pinned Cabana with an Exploder at 13:59 (Maff’s last appearance)
James Gibson defeated Rocky Romero (w/ Homicide & Julius Smokes) via submission with the Butterfly Lock at 16:54; after the match, Homicide threatened Gibson but walked away; moments later, Roderick Strong and Jack Evans attacked Gibson and Brian Kendrick made the save; stipulations stated if Gibson won he would challenge for the ROH World Title
Samoa Joe & ROH Pure Champion Jay Lethal defeated CM Punk & Brian Kendrick (sub. for Steve Corino) when Lethal pinned Punk with a dragon suplex; late in the match, Stevie Richards intefered and hit Punk with a superkick (Richards' surprise debut)

FIP The Usual Suspects - Brandon, FL - April 22, 2005
FIP Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals: Eddie Vegas & Jimmy Rave defeated Roderick Strong & Jerrelle Clark and CM Punk & Don Juan to win the titles

Best of American Super Juniors Tournament - Asbury Park, NJ - April 2, 2005
Best of American Super Juniors Tournament Quarter-Finals: Bryan Danielson pinned Spanky at 24:00 with a forearm and Regal Plex after blocking a Super Sliced Bread (ROH: Stars of Honor)
Best of American Super Juniors Tournament Quarter-Finals: Kendo Kashin pinned Matt Sydal with a roll up at 7:45
Best of American Super Juniors Tournament Quarter-Finals: Black Tiger IV pinned Alex Shelley with a tiger suplex at 8:36
Best of American Super Juniors Tournament Quarter-Finals: James Gibson pinned Roderick Strong at 14:15 with a roll up reversal out of the Stronghold (ROH: Stars of Honor)
Jimmy Rave & Fast Eddie (w/ Prince Nana & the Embassy) defeated CM Punk & Colt Cabana in a No DQ match when Rave pinned Punk after Nana hit Punk with a pipe at 12:59
Best of the American Super Junior Tournament Semi-Finals: Kendo Kashin defeated James Gibson when Brian Kendrick threw in the towel for Gibson at 4:13
Best of the American Super Junior Tournament Semi-Finals: Black Tiger IV pinned Bryan Danielson with a tiger suplex at 13:31
Roderick Strong & Jack Evans defeated Azrireal & Dixie, Marcos & Dunn, and Izzy & Deranged (w/ Lacey) when Strong made Dixie submit to the Stronghold at 9:07; stipulations stated the winners would be #1 contenders to the ROH Tag Team Championship
BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Samoa Joe & ROH Pure Champion Jay Lethal when Whitmer pinned Lethal with a wirst clutch Exploder at 18:03; stiuplations stated the winners would earn the vacant ROH Tag Team Titles
Best of the American Super Junior Tournament Finals: Kendo Kashin defeated Black Tiger IV via submission with a cross armbreaker at 7:16; stipulations stated the winner would earn a spot in the NJPW Super Juniors Tournament; after the match, the crowd chanted “Don’t come back” towards Kashin (Kashin’s last appearance in ROH)
ROH World Champion Austin Aries pinned Homicide with several consecutive brainbusters and the 450 Splash at 25:36

Stalemate - Dorchester, MA - April 16, 2005
Featured an opening backstage promo by Colt Cabana regarding the upcoming Double Stakes match, with a shot at the ROH World Title and ROH Pure Title at stake; moments later, Cabana introduced Bobby Heenan as his guest; after the two started talking, CM Punk walked in and spoke about his feud with Prince Nana and the Embassy; moments later, Punk asked whether Heenan would be interested in helping him against Nana later in the show, with Heenan accepting; Punk then told Cabana to put him on the show as his guest; included a backstage promo by Homicide, alongside Julius Smokes, regarding his upcoming bout with Bryan Danielson; featured a backstage promo by Prince Nana, alongside Jimmy Rave, Jade Chung, Killer Kruel, & Oman Tortuga, regarding Punk's match later in the show against Rave, despite Heenan being in Punk's corner; included a backstage promo by Nigel McGuinness on Cabana, with him saying Cabana was a goof and he would be the one to win the Double Stakes match; featured a backstage promo by ROH World Champion Austin Aries, alongside Roderick Strong, regarding his upcoming title defense against James Gibson and the winner of the Double Stakes match; included an in-ring segment in which Pete Doherty was introduced to the crowd, with Homicide & Julius Smokes eventually confronting Doherty until Bryan Danielson made the save; featured a backstage promo by Gibson in which he said Alex Shelley robbed him of being world champion; moments later, Spanky tried to console Gibson; included a promo by Shelley, as the ring crew dismantled the ring, in which he said Generation Next backed him into a corner and he was going to become the hunter; Aries and Strong then tried to jump him but he fought them off and ran; featured a closing graphic noting the passing of Chris Candido:
Vordell Walker pinned Kevin Steen at 8:02 with a spinning sidewalk slam after blocking the package piledriver; CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the bout
Roderick Strong defeated El Generico at 11:35 via submission with the Strong Hold after avoiding the brainbuster; CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the bout; prior to the bout, the two men shook hands (Roderick Strong: Suffering is Inevitable)
Cheech & Deranged (w/ Lacey & Cloudy) defeated Dixie & Azrieal when Deranged pinned Azrieal with a hurricanrana into a piledriver at 8:58; CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the bout
ROH Pure Champion Jay Lethal defeated Spanky via submission at 16:52 with a vertical Boston Crab, using the ring ropes, after Spanky had used his third and final rope break; prior to the bout, both men shook hands; early in the match, there were dueling chants for both men; after the bout, the two again shook hands
CM Punk (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Killer Kruel (sub. for an injured Jimmy Rave) (w/ Prince Nana, Jade Chung, & Orman Tortuga) with a roll up at 3:00 after Heenan prevented Nana from interfering; during Jimmy Rave's entrance, Nana had Chung used as a stepping stool for Rave to enter the ring; moments later, Nana took the mic and revealed Rave sustained an arm injury while riding an elephant; Rave then showed that he was wearing his arm in a sling, with Nana telling him to go get fixed up in New York City; the crowd then chanted "You're a pussy" at Rave as he returned backstage; following Punk's entrance, he took the mic, said he hated Rave, and had someone to watch his back against Nana, then introducing Heenan; Heenan wore a Red Sox jersey for the match; Punk then said Rave wasn't hurt, he was scared; after the bout, Heenan took the mic and thanked the fans for their support as they chanted "Weasel;" after Heenan left the ring, Rave ran into the ring behind Punk, jumping him, and showing his injury was faked; Rave continued to assault Punk on the floor until Punk threw him into the crowd, put a trashcan on his head, and hit it with a steel chair; the two continued to fight into the crowd and back into the ring; eventually, the Embassy returned to the ring, with Punk fighting them all off until he was held down and assaulted by all four men; Punk was eventually held up for Rave to punch, with Punk spitting in Rave's face before he was beaten down; moments later, Rave tied a steel chain around Punk's neck before hanging him over the top rope; ROH Pure Champion Jay Lethal, Colt Cabana, Dixie & Azrieal, and Vordell Walker the came out to make the save and tend to Punk; Punk then took a mic, said he hated Rave more than anything, said the Embassy would serve as Rave's pallbearers and he would send him to hell
Alex Shelley defeated Colt Cabana, Samoa Joe, and Nigel McGuinness in a Double Stakes match at 25:21; prior to the bout, the four men shook hands; stipulations stated the winner of the first fall would earn a ROH Pure Title shot, with the two men involved then going backstage and the final two men competing for a ROH World Title shot; Joe forced Cabana to submit to the Coquina Clutch at 17:48; Shelley pinned McGuinness with Shell Shock; during the bout, CM Punk briefly joined the commentary team to discuss his feud with Jimmy Rave
ROH World Champion Austin Aries fought James Gibson to a draw at 22:37 when the referee counted both men's shoulders down following a brainbuster from the champion, which Gibson turned into a cradle; prior to the bout, the two shook hands; after the decision, referee Todd Sinclair offered both wrestlers to continue the match; moments later, as Aries responded, Alex Shelley slid in the ring and dropped Aries with Shell Shock; the referee then said he wouldn't allow the match to continue due to the interference, with Aries staggering to his feet and going backstage with the belt; a frustrated Gibson then kicked the ropes before eventually leaving the ring himself
Best of 5 Series: Bryan Danielson defeated Homicide (w/ Julius Smokes) in a No DQ lumberjack match via submission with Cattle Mutilation at 24:46; lumberjacks for the bout included Bobby Dempsey and other ROH students; at the 18-minute mark, Danielson hit a superplex off the top to the floor, onto many of the lumberjacks; moments later, he hoisted Homicide up for an airplane spin on the floor, knocking down several lumberjacks in the process; at the 20-minute mark, one of the lumberjacks attacked Danielson in the ring, revealing a Rottweilers T-shirt; moments later, Samoa Joe and ROH Pure Champion Jay Lethal made the save, with Joe hitting the Ole Kick on Smokes on the floor, then hitting a headbutt on Homicide moments later; after the match, Danielson, Joe, and Lethal celebrated in the ring; Danielson - 2, Homicide - 2

Manhattan Mayhem II - New York City, NY - Manhattan Center - May 7, 2005
Featured a 10-bell salute to Chris Candido
Deranged & Izzy (w/ Lacey) defeated Azrieal & Dixie when Deranged pinned Azrieal after an inverted headscissors piledriver at 10:17; stipulations stated the losing team had to break up
Nigel McGuinness pinned Colt Cabana with a victory roll at 11:52
James Gibson defeated Black Tiger IV by submission with a modified inverted figure-4 at 15:58
ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Roderick Strong & Jack Evans when Whitmer pinned Strong with a powerbomb/Contra Code combo at 14:46
Samoa Joe pinned ROH Pure Champion Jay Lethal with the Chimera suplex combo at 16:35 to win the title; after the match Homicide, Low Ki, Rocky Romero and Julius Smokes distracted Joe and Lethal as Monsta Mack attacked them behind; moments later, all four men beat down Joe and Lethal; Low Ki then admitted to attacking Lethal at the Trios Tournament and then slapped him
Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana, Jade Chung, Diablo Santiago & Oman Tortuga) pinned CM Punk in a dog collar match at 13:28 after five consecutive chair shots to the head and body; late in the bout, Punk fought off the entire Embassy, including Nana, Chung, Fast Eddie, and Killer Kruel, before sustaining the chair shots (ROH: Bloodstained Honor)
ROH World Champion Austin Aries pinned Alex Shelley with the brainbuster and 450 Splash at 19:33
Homicide & Low Ki defeated ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal when Homicide pinned Lethal with a double stomp/Cop Killer combo at 9:18 in an impromtu match; after the bout, Lethal was taken backstage on a stretcher

The Final Showdown - Dayton, OH - May 13, 2005 Alex Shelley pinned Roderick Strong with the Shellshock at 15:13
Matt Stryker defeated HC Loc via submission with the Strykerlock at 3:22; during the bout, Loc wore a mask and called himself the Masked Chicago Superstar
Jack Evans defeated Ebessan, ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe, and Delirious in a non-title match by pinning Delirious with the 630 splash
ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeated CM Punk & Ace Steel when Whitmer pinned Punk after an elevated electric chair hurricanrana at 16:43; after the match, Whitmer and Punk shook hands; moments later, Prince Nana came out and offered Punk a chance to back out of his scheduled steel cage match against Jimmy Rave; Rave then jumped Punk from behind, leading to Punk fighting the entire Embassy until Matt Sydal made the save and hit a twisting suicide moonsault
Jimmy Rave pinned Matt Sydal (w/ Daizee Haze) with the Rave Clash at 12:36
Colt Cabana & Douglas Williams defeated Nigel McGuinness & Chad Collyer when Cabana pinned McGuinness with a roll up at 14:46
ROH World Champion Austin Aries pinned James Gibson with a spinebuster out of the corner at 23:47
Best of 5 Series: Bryan Danielson (3) pinned Homicide (2) in a steel cage match with a 62-rotation airplane spin at 14:13; stipulations stated the winner would receive a ROH World Title match the following day; after the bout, the two shook hands before Homicide dropped Danielson with the Ace Crusher (Bryan Danielson: The American Dragon)

Nowhere to Run - Chicago Ridge, IL - May 14, 2005
James Gibson defeated BJ Whitmer via submission with the modified inverted figure-4 at 13:07
Chad Collyer defeated Jimmy Jacobs via submission with the Texas Cloverleaf at 10:47
Homicide pinned Douglas Williams with an inside cradle bridge at 18:59
Roderick Strong & Jack Evans defeated Alex Shelley & Delirious when Strong made Delirious submit to the Stronghold at 16:32
Nigel McGuinness pinned Colt Cabana with a low blow and roll up at 13:32
ROH World Champion Austin Aries pinned Bryan Danielson with the brainbuster and 450 Splash at 24:25; after the match, Danielson walked away without shaking hands; moments later, Samoa Joe confronted Aries and said, because he is the ROH Pure Champion, his title is the top belt in Ring of Honor; Aries attacked Joe from behind but Joe dropped Aries with the Musclebuster; following the segment, Danielson quit ROH backstage due to failing to win the title
CM Punk pinned Jimmy Rave in a steel cage match with a superplex off the top of the cage at 25:15; prior to the finish, the crowd chanted “Please don’t die” while the two were on top of the cage; after the contest, the Embassy dragged Rave backstage while Colt Cabana and Ace Steel celebrated with Punk in the ring; the crowd then sang along to “Misera Cantare” and chanted “Thank you” and “ROH”

New Frontiers - Williamsville, NY - June 4, 2005
Jimmy Rave & Fast Eddie (w/ Prince Nana & Jade Chung) defeated Sal Rinuaro & El Generico when Rave pinned Rinuaro with the Rave Clash at 11:41
HC Loc pinned Cheech (w/ Cloudy & Lacey) with a roll over at 4:13
Homicide pinned Kevin Steen with a West Brooklyn Lariat at 12:45
ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Marcos & Dunn when Jacobs pinned Dunn with an elevated electric chair hurricanarana at 13:25
Roderick Strong pinned Alex Shelley with a half nelson backbreaker at 23:53; after the match, Strong put Shelley in the Stronghold as ROH World Champion Austin Aries assaulted Shelley with a pipe until referees broke it up; moments later, Aries and Strong attacked Shelley again, backstage, forcing him to be taken out on a stretcher
Davey Andrews defeated HC Loc and Shane Hagadorn by forcing Hagadorn to submit to a side headlock at 4:59; Loc wrestled in a mask and called himself the Masked New York Superstar
Nigel McGuinness & Chad Collyer defeated CM Punk & Colt Cabana when McGuinness pinned Cabana with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage at 17:36
ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe defeated James Gibson via submission with the Coquina Clutch at 23:56
ROH World Champion Austin Aries pinned Brian Kendrick with the brainbuster and 450 Splash at 18:35

The Future is Now - New York City, NY - New Yorker Hotel - June 12, 2005 Colt Cabana pinned Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana & Jade Chung) with a roll up at 9:34; after the match, Nana told Chung to slap Rave or he would deport her, with Chung eventually agreeing to do so
HC Loc & Tony DeVito defeated Marcos & Dunn in a streetfight when DeVito pinned Marcos with a spike piledriver at 7:34 (Loc & DeVito's return after 3-month suspension)
Azrieal defeated Jack Evans, BJ Whitmer, Izzy, Deranged, and Fast Eddie by pinning Izzy after a double stomp at 8:18
Homicide pinned James Gibson with a low blow and the West Brooklyn Lariat at 21:15; after the match, Homicide and Julius Smokes tried to put Gibson through a table but Jay Lethal, wearing a neckbrace, ran out and put Homicide through the table; Low Ki, Monsta Mack and Ricky Reyes then ran out, with Lethal escaping through the crowd
CM Punk defeated Roderick Strong via submission with the Anaconda Vice at 24:07; following the entrances, the crowd chanted "Please don't go" at Punk; the two shook hands to start the contest, during which there were dueling chants of "CM Punk" and "Sucks;" after the match, the fans chanted “Thank you Punk” and “Please don’t go;" moments later, the two again shook hands, with Punk taking the mic and calling out a handful of fans that heckled him throughout the match; Punk then addressed Strong and said he knew ROH World Champion Austin Aries sent him to cripple him before his title match and, regardless of who he worked for the next week, he would be the ROH World Champion when he faced Aries; Punk then told Strong to tell Aries he had one week with the belt; Punk then told the crowd, "Do me a favor and chant for the future of this company. Chant for Roderick Strong," then leading the crowd in chanting for Strong, now alone in the ring (Roderick Strong: Suffering is Inevitable)
ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe pinned Nigel McGuinness with a spinning Musclebuster at 19:43
Low Ki pinned ROH World Champion Austin Aries in a non-title unsantioned match with a top rope Ki Krusher at 21:59; after the match, Homicide and Low Ki attempted the Doublestomp Cop Killer but Roderick Strong and Jack Evans made the save; Jay Lethal then slid in the ring and dropped Ki with a dragon suplex before exiting through the crowd

Death Before Dishonor III - Morristown, NJ - June 18, 2005
Featured an opening pretaped sit-down promo by Colt Cabana in which he discussed it being CM Punk's last night in Ring of Honor, talked about their long history together, and said he would be on 'Good Times, Great Memories' later in the night; included an outdoor promo by ROH World Champion Austin Aries, alongside Jack Evans and Roderick Strong, regarding his title defense against Punk in Punk's last night in the company; Aries then said Punk would not walk out of the company with his belt; Evans & Strong then talked about securing their shot against the ROH Tag Team Titles; featured footage of Unscripted on 9/21/02 featuring Punk and Cabana's debut, narrated by Punk and ; included a backstage segment with Cabana in which he said he should be preparing for his ROH Pure Title match but was still hoping to get Punk on his show, then cutting a promo on Nigel McGuinness not winning the belt when he challenged Samoa Joe; featured a backstage promo by AJ Styles regarding his return to ROH and his feud with Jimmy Rave; included footage from Punk vs. Raven at Expect the Unexpected on 3/15/03, narrated by Punk, and Death Before Dishonor on 7/19/03; featured a backstage promo by Lacey in which she said she was in ROH to make a lot of money and said it was easy because all men were scumbags; moments later, footage was shown of her at the ROH offices of her making a deal before yelling at the official after catching him staring at her ass; she then said she owned Izzy after pretending to be his girlfriend; Lacey was then shown working out before then yelling at the students staring at her in the ROH training ring; she eventually slapped Shane Hagadorn hard across the face and then eventually outwrestled him in the ring; included footage from Retribution, Round Robin Challenge II on 4/26/03, narrated by Punk, of him versus Homicide; featured a backstage promo by James Gibson regarding his loss to Homicide and Homicide then kicking him in the balls, with Gibson saying Homicide wouldn't stand between him and taking the ROH World Title; included footage of Punk vs. Corino at Empire State Showdown, 10/25/03, narrated by Punk; featured a backstage promo by Jay Lethal in which he said he wouldn't quit until he pins Low Ki's shoulders to the mat; included Gary Michael Cappetta conducting a backstage interview with ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs regarding their title defense earlier in the show; featured footage of the Second City Saints against the Prochecy at Battle Lines are Drawn, 1/10/04, and Punk & Cabana against Jay & Mark Briscoe, from Reborn: Stage Two, 4/24/04, narrated by Punk; included footage of Cabana in the rafters during intermission in which he cut a promo on McGuinness and said Punk was around so he could finally get him on for an interview but Punk was nowhere to be found; featured footage from Reborn: Completion, 7/17/04, of Punk making the save for Ricky Steamboat, narrated by Punk; included footage from 6/12/04, World Title Classic, and Punk's promo after his bout with Joe; featured footage from Joe vs. Punk II, 10/12/04, narrated by Punk, and All Star Extravaganza II, 12/4/04; included a backstage promo by Jack Evans & Roderick Strong regarding Aries losing his title; featured a promo by Dunn & Marcos regarding HC Loc & Tony DeVito; included a backstage promo by Cabana in which he again became frustrated by Punk not being on his show yet, but said it would happen; featured a backstage promo by Aries, days after the event, in which he talked about his title loss to Punk, adding he was proud of what he accomplished, then saying Punk turned his back on the company after Aries handed him the belt; Aries then said Evans would take time off and Generation Next would take over ROH:
ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Jimmy Rave & Fast Eddie (w/ Prince Nana, Jade Chung, & the Outcast Killaz) at 10:04 when Jacobs pinned Eddie with a Doomsday Rana; following Rave & Eddie's music, Nana took the mic, berated Chung, and told her to be a stepping stool for Eddie to climb into the ring; moments later, Nana said the Embassy would take AJ Styles out and that it would be a new beginning for the Embassy
Dark match: Lacey pinned Cindy Rogers with a DDT
HC Loc & Tony DeVito defeated Dunn & Marcos in an anything goes match at 8:36 when DeVito pinned Marcos after a Splash Mountain / neckbreaker combo through a table set up in the ring; CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the match; prior to and after the match, the Carnage Crew took several drinks from a Jack Daniels bottle; after the contest, the Carnage Crew continued to land several shots on their opponents outside the ring before finally leaving ringside
ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe defeated Colt Cabana via submission with a cross armbreaker at 14:07; CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the match; after the bout, Nigel McGuinness appeared at the entrance and clapped for Joe's win, then shook his hand as the champion went backstage; moments later, Colt challenged Nigel to get in the ring, with Nigel opting not to and going backstage
NWA World Champion AJ Styles pinned Petey Williams (mystery opponent) (w/ Prince Nana, Jade Chung, & the Outcast Killaz) in a non-title match at 16:38 with the Styles Clash; prior to the bout, Nana cut a promo saying he had spared no expense to find his mystery man, then going to introduce his man until Allison Danger walked out and shook Nana's hand; Gary Michael Cappetta then entered the ring, took the mic, and said she had returned to ROH and Christopher Daniels would return July 8 in Long Island, NY; Danger then asked Nana to destroy Styles once and for all and left the ring; Nana then brought out Williams, wearing a Team Canada shirt, as his mystery man; CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the bout; after the contest, Nana took the mic and said he paid Williams almost a half million dollars to come in to beat Styles, then saying he had another surprise for him; Nana then grabbed Chung by the hair and told her to get in the ring and slap Styles under the threat of selling her back to Vietnam; moments later, Styles went after Nana, with Chung hitting him with a low blow, Jimmy Rave running in, and dropping Styles with his version of the Styles Clash (Danger's surprise return) (Williams' surprise debut)
Izzy & Deranged (w/ Lacey, Cheech, & Cloudy) defeated Jack Evans & Roderick Strong at 12:33 when Izzy pinned Evans with a modified double brainbuster off the top; CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the bout; stipulations stated the winners would earn a future ROH Tag Team Title shot; after the bout, Punk left the broadcast area to prepare for the main event
Nigel McGuinness defeated Azriael, James Gibson, and Homicide (w/ Julius Smokes) at 20:29 by pinning Gibson with the Tower of London after sending Homicide to the floor as Homicide attempted the 187 on Gibson; after the bout, Gibson was left alone in the ring, with the crowd then chanting "Gibson"
Jay Lethal fought Low Ki (w/ Julius Smokes) to a no contest at 15:11 after Julius Smokes broke the pinfall after Lethal hit the dragon suplex on Ki; Lethal did nothing to break the rules, thus making the no contest decision not clear; after the bout, Lethal fought off Smokes before Homicide came out and pulled Smokes to the floor, then going backstage with he and Ki
CM Punk pinned ROH World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries to win the title at 30:29 with a Pepsi Plunge off the top; the match was billed as Punk's last before leaving for the WWE; during his ring introduction, the crowd chanted "CM Punk," "Please don't go," and "Thank you, Punk" at the challenger while slightly booing the champion; Punk had "Goodbye" written on his wrist tape for the match; after the contest, Aries took back the title belt from the referee as fans threw streamers into the ring and chanted "Thank you, Punk," "Please don't go," and "We will miss you;" Aries eventually walked over, shook Punk's hand, hugged him, and gave him the belt before raising his hand in victory; Aries then left the ring as the crowd chanted "Thank you, Aries;" the crowd then chanted "Speech," with Punk taking the mic, kneeling in the ring, and saying the belt was the most important belt in the world and that, in his hands, was power, much like the mic in his hand was like a pipe bomb; Punk then told the story of the snake taken care of by an old man, with the snake biting him and reminding him he was a snake; Punk then said the greatest thing the Devil ever did was convince the world he didn't exist, then telling the crowd he was the Devil and the crowd fell for it; he then said he felt sorry for the fans, adding he did what he had to do to get the belt and the fans were his puppets; Punk then said he would never stop until he proved he was better than Low Ki, Samoa Joe, and AJ Styles, then saying "Ladies and gentlemen, the champ is here" and "You don't have to love it, but you have to learn to accept it;" after saying there wasn't anyone backstage that could stop him, Chrisotpher Daniels came out of the crowd and came face to face with Punk; Punk responded by laying the belt down on the mat between them, with the crowd chanting "Ring the bell" before the two came to blows; Daniels eventually cleared Punk from the ring and took the mic, telling Punk to get back in the ring and put the belt on the line to finish their issue; the crowd chanted "Punk is a bitch" and "CM Pussy" before Punk took the mic and telling Daniels to kiss his ass; Punk then ran out of the building as Daniels took the mic and said he wouldn't let Punk leave with the belt; when Punk failed to appear, Daniels talked about how Punk put him out of ROH with a Pepsi Plunge through a table, that he had to choose between TNA and ROH, his matches during the first few months of ROH, and watching ROH and the fresh faces that came in during his absence; Daniels then said his destiny was to be ROH World Champion and he was back (Daniels' surprise return after an 18-month absence) (The Summer of Punk)

Sign of Dishonor - Long Island, NY - July 8, 2005
Featured an opening segment in which ROH World Champion CM Punk, wearing a suit, came out to Living Colour's "Cult of Personality" and taunted ringside fans with the title belt, prompting chants of "Fuck you, Punk;" Punk then took the mic and said he had a story, noting about a year earlier he was working for TNA and then one day he was told he couldn't work in ROH anymore; Punk, Jerry Lynn, AJ Styles, and Christopher Daniels met in Nashville and agreed to act together to make sure they could work wherever and whenever they wanted, but the others bailed on Punk; Punk noted that Styles was the NWA World Champion at the time, but that belt didn't mean anything compared to Punk's current title; Punk then said Styles, Samoa Joe, and Low Ki turned their backs on the company and he had stayed there through the entire time and was overlooked; he added that he recently got an offer from WWE, prompting chants of "You sold out;" Punk then said he gave ROH the greatest technical matches and bloodiest brawls its ever seen and then pulled out the actual WWE contract in the ring, holding it up and saying it was his key to freedom; Punk then told Bobby Cruise and Todd Sinclair to hold the title belt up so he could sign the contract on it, with both men refusing; moments later, Punk brought in one of his students, Shane Hagadorn, to hold the belt so he could sign it; Punk then said "Kiss my ass goodbye" as he signed it; James Gibson then appeared at the entrance stage and ran into the ring, dropping Hagadorn with the Gibson Driver as Punk escaped the ring; Gibson yelled at Punk there was no way he was leaving with the title belt; as Punk backed up the ramp, Daniels appeared from behind, attacked him, and threw him into the ring where he was briefly double teamed by Daniels and Gibson before escaping into the crowd:
Jay Lethal & Dixie defeated the Heartbreak Express at 3:07 (shown) when Lethal scored the pin after the dragon suplex; prior to the bout, one member of the Heartbreak Express cut an in-ring promo, prompting chants of "You fat fuck;" briefly during the match, the feed cut to an upclose shot of Matt Hardy's face
Roderick Strong defeated Azrieal via submission with the Stronghold at 11:30; prior to the bout, the two shook hands; after the match, Alex shelley came through the crowd and attacked Strong, prompting chants of "Alex Shelley"
ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Deranged & Cheech (Lacey & Cloudy) at 11:22 when Jacobs pinned Deranged with the Doomsdayrana; prior to the bout, the two teams shook hands
AJ Styles pinned Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana, Killer Kruel, & Jade Chung) at 16:41 with a roll up reversal out of the Rave Clash; prior to the bout, there was an in-ring segment involving the Embassy - shown only in highlight form on DVD and told only through narration from Jimmy Bauer - in which Orman Tortuga and Diablo Santiago quit the group and asked Chung to come with them but she turned them down; after the contest, Nana attacked Styles, with Styles setting Nana up for the Styles Clash before Rave choked Styles out with a plastic bag
Nigel McGuinness pinned Vordell Walker with the Tower of London at 3:34 (shown); prior to the bout, the two shook hands; early in the match, Matt Hardy interrupted the feed and cut a promo on coming to ROH and facing Christopher Daniels; Lenny Leonard (sub. for Jimmy Bauer) and Dave Prazak provided commentary for the match (Leonard's debut)
Austin Aries defeated James Gibson, Homicide (w/ Julius Smokes), and ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe in a non-title match at 25:48 by pinning Joe with the 450 splash, moments after Joe sustained a double brainbuster from Aries & Gibson and the West Brooklyn Lariat from Homicide; after the bout, Alex Shelley ran in the ring and dropped Aries with a superkick; moments later, Gibson and Homicide fought their way backstage
Christopher Daniels (w/ Allison Danger) pinned Colt Cabana at 13:03 with the Best Moonsault Ever after ROH World Champion CM Punk, who appeared ringside mid-way through the bout, accidentally hit Cabana in the face with a chain behind the referee's back; prior to the match, Daniels refused to shake Cabana's hand; Leonard (sub. for Bauer) and Prazak provided commentary for the bout; early in the contest, there were dueling chants for both men; after the bout, Daniels took the mic and challenged Punk to a title match then and there; Punk responded by saying he would face Daniels in a non-title match but Daniels "hadn't beaten anybody worth a damn yet;" Punk then told Daniels to go through the entire roster first and then get out of his ring or he would leave the arena with the title belt; moments later, referees came out to take Daniels backstage as the crowd chanted "CM Pussy;" Punk then climbed on the turnbuckles and taunted Daniels with the belt as Daniels went backstage (Daniels' return match after an 18-month absence)
ROH World Champion CM Punk defeated Jay Lethal at 20:58 via submission with the Coquina Clutch after a Musclebuster; prior to the bout, Punk addressed who he would face in the main event before issuing a challenge to Low Ki; Ki's music began to play but he didn't appear; Punk then challenged Bryan Danielson, with Danielson's music playing but he too not appearing; Punk then issued a challenge to Mark & Jay Briscoe, with their music playing but, again, they didn't appear; Punk then said no one was man enough to wrestle him and he was leaving; moments later, Mick Foley appeared, took a mic, noted he wasn't in good enough shape to face Punk, and then called out Punk for his use of foul language, adding he had never used the "f word" around his family; moments later, Foley said Punk looked "fucking ridiculous" in his suit and purple hair earlier in the show; Foley then said Danielson was in Europe, Ki is in Japan, and the Briscoes hadn't been in ROH in a year; Foley then said there was only one way Punk could be champ forever, but Gabe Sapolsky didn't have a daughter Punk could marry; Punk responded by saying Foley wasn't even in JBL's league, with Foley telling Punk to ask the Rock, Triple H, Steve Austin, and Randy Orton what his impact on their careers was; Foley said Punk needed to face a young guy backstage, with Punk noting he was beaten at Back to Basics and wanted to avenge that loss on his way out against Lethal; moments later, Lethal appeared as Punk said he would give him a title shot; prior to the bout, the two men shook hands; mid-way through the match, ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe came out to be in Lethal's corner; after the fall, Joe confronted Punk in the ring, with Foley coming back out and Punk knocking them both down; James Gibson then ran out, with Punk escaping into the crowd; Foley then took the mic and said he just got done talking with the owner and promoter of WWE, who questioned whether Punk would do the right thing in WWE if he couldn't do it in ROH; Foley then said Punk could spent a lifetime in OVW or on Sunday Night Heat if he didn't put the title on the line the next night in New York City; moments later, Foley, Gibson, and Joe shook hands (The Summer of Punk)

Escape from New York - New York City, NY - New Yorker Hotel - July 9, 2005
Featured an opening backstage promo by Colt Cabana in which he said he wasn't doing Good Times, Good Memories because he was preparing for Nigel McGuinness in their European Rules match; moments later, Austin Aries walked in and said he wasn't there to talk about Colt or Nigel and wanted to know about what was going on with ROH World Champion CM Punk; Cabana then said he had nothing to do with it and it was Punk's own thing, with Aries then telling Colt to pass the word that Punk should "do the right thing;" included a second backstage segment with Cabana in which he again tried to discuss his match with Nigel, with Samoa Joe then interrupting and asking Cabana what was up with Punk and Cabana again saying Punk was doing his own thing; Cabana then walked off and said he wasn't doing the promo and didn't want to keep being interrupted; included Gary Michael Cappetta conducting a backstage interview with HC Loc & Tony DeVito regarding their ROH Tag Team Title win earlier in the show; featured a backstage segment showing Austin Aries giving Roderick Strong a talk to inspire him before his match with ROH World Champion CM Punk; included a backstage promo by Cabana in which he spoke about Punk doing his own thing and that McGuinness outwrestled him and he was off to England to learn how to do it better:
Dixie, Dunn & Marcos defeated Cheech, Deranged, & Vordell Walker (w/ Lacey) at 11:25 when Cheech was pinned after a senton off the top double team from Dunn & Marcos
HC Loc & Tony DeVito defeated ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs to win the titles at 14:15 when DeVito pinned Jacobs after the piledriver off the top double team, moments after Whitmer was shoved off the top and through a table set up at ringside
Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana, Killer Kruel, & Jade Chung) defeated Alex Shelley (sub. for Roderick Strong), Azrieal, and James Gibson at 30:14 by pinning Azrieal with the Rave Clash; just as the match began, the lights went out in the arena; moments later, a single spotlight showed ROH World Champion CM Punk in the balcony, with Punk mockingly saying "Let's go, Gibson" before the crowd "Punk is dead;" Punk then said he won't give the winner a title shot but, singling Gibson out, said his win-loss record isn't reflective of someone who should challenge him; as Punk continued to mock Gibson, the crowd chanted "Shut the fuck up" in response; Punk then said Rave and Azrieal were great competitors but he only had his sights on Strong, who recently said was the future of ROH, and said he would face Strong but only in a non-title match; Mick Foley then appeared behind Punk and nearly dangled Punk over the balcony as he discussed hearing non-title match" makes him want to throw someone's head into a concrete floor; as Foley questioned Punk whether he felt lucky, in the tone of Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry, until Punk agreed to put the title on the line; moments later, at the 8-minute mark, but before any action had happened in the match, Strong went backstage after receiving the title shot for later in the night; moments later, Shelley came out to replace him; at the 9-minute mark, the video feed went out and instead focused on the eyes of an unknown man (Matt Hardy); stipulations stated the winner would challenge for the ROH Pure Title the following week in Connecticut; after the bout, Nana took the mic and praised Rave, saying they were going to party, before then degrading Chung and eventually making her kiss Rave's foot; Jade showed signs of fighting back but instead cried after kissing his foot
ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe pinned Austin Aries with the Muscle Buster at 17:13; following the ring entrances, Prince Nana interrupted and offered Aries anything he wanted to join the Embassy; Aries responded by noting he had more important things to worry about at the moment (Joe) and told Nana to run backstage, run him a bath, and maybe after the match they could talk; after Nana left the ring in rejection, the crowd chanted "You got served" at him
Nigel McGuinness defeated Colt Cabana in a European Rules match at 13:46, 2-1; fall #1: Cabana pinned McGuinness with a roll up after Nigel hit the ropes (5:32); fall #2: McGuinness won via submission with a wristlock into a modified Texas Cloverleaf (9:06); fall #3: McGuinness pinned Cabana by blocking a sunset flip attempt; during the match, a promo was inserted into the feed showing a promo by Matt Hardy in which he said he would face Christopher Daniels at the next ROH show
Homicide (w/ Julius Smokes & an unknown) pinned Jay Lethal at 19:16 with a lariat after hitting Lethal in the back of the neck with a chain; throughout the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Lethal" and "Let's go, Homicide;" late in the bout, a third member of Homicide's gang came out and hit Lethal with a sideslam off the top
ROH World Champion CM Punk pinned Roderick Strong with a roll up and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage at 26:31; during Punk's entrance, ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe was shown watching on from the balcony; James Gibson and Mick Foley joined Joe in the balcony later in the bout; the match was noted as Punk's last match in ROH; after the match, Punk took the mic and told the crowd to never doubt him and that he was the only unbeaten ROH world champion in history, then telling the crowd to "Say goodbye to the champ!" moments later, Gibson ran into the ring, scaring Punk into the crowd as the crowd chanted "Run like a bitch!" Punk then tried to leave through the crowd until he was chased by Joe; Punk then tried to go backstage until Foley came up behind him; Gibson then dropped Punk with a sit-down powerbomb in the ring, with Foley counting Punk down for 3 and Gibson taking possession of the title belt; the crowd chanted "You're not the champ" before Gibson took the mic, said he wasn't the champion, and then challenged Punk to a title match the following week (The Summer of Punk)

Fate of an Angel - Woodbridge, CT - July 16, 2005
Featured an opening pretaped promo by Samoa Joe in which he said ROH World Champion CM Punk had fooled the world, adding when the companies came calling, Joe went to one and Punk went to the other; Joe then said Punk had disgraced all his own hard work and Joe's by signing his WWE contract; included a segment in which Punk came out in street clothes, to chants of "Fuck you, Punk," and cut a promo on facing James Gibson later in the show; Punk praised Gibson's ability and matches but added he doesn't win, with the crowd then chanting "Sunday Night Heat" at Punk; moments later, Gibson walked out to the ring, chasing Punk from it, and said he wouldn't allow Punk to disrespect the title by taking it from the company, adding it was the most prestigious title in pro wrestling; Gibson then said he would hold onto the title to make sure he actually does get his title shot later in the show; moments later, Punk pulled out a chain behind Gibson's back and repeatedly punched him in the face with it before taking back the belt; moments later, several referees came out to pull Punk away from the bloody Gibson; featured Gary Michael Cappetta conducting a backstage interview with Lacey, Cheech, & Cloudy regarding their losses, with Lacey telling her men to start winning or she would have to make some changes; included Shawn Price conducting a backstage interview with Nigel McGuinness regarding Colt Cabana training in England before coming back to ROH to face Nigel; featured a backstage promo by Christopher Daniels, with Allison Danger, in which he questioned why Punk targetted him when the two are so much alike; Daniels then said Punk was jealous of him and wanted to be just like him; Daniels then said the day Punk dressed in his robe and came out to his music had to have been the biggest moment in Punk's life; moments later, he said Punk would have to face him in a ROH ring if he ever wanted to touch the belt again and that the belt would stay with Daniels:
Nigel McGuinness pinned Claudio Castagnoli at 8:10 with the Tower of London (Castagnoli's debut)
Austin Aries pinned El Generico with the brainbuster and 450 splash at 11:59
Homicide (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated Kevin Steen, Dixie, and Azrieal at 8:40 by pinning Dixie with the 187
ROH Tag Team Champions HC Loc & Tony DeVito defeated Dunn & Marcos, Fast Eddie & Excess 69 (w/ Prince Nana), and Cheech & Cloudy (w/ Lacey) in an elimination match; fall #1: Marcos pinned Excess with a senton off Dunn's shoulders at 5:36; fall #2: Devito pinned Cloudy at 8:06 with a powerbomb neckbreaker combo onto a trashcan, with Cheech underneath; fall #3: DeVito pinned Dunn with the spike piledriver from the middle turnbuckle combo at 13:30
AJ Styles pinned Roderick Strong with a reversal into the Styles Clash at 16:39 (Roderick Strong: The Messiah of the Backbreaker)
ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe pinned Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana & Jade Chung) with the Muscle Buster at 17:32; before and during the bout, Joe paid tribute to Shinya Hashimoto, who died July 11; after the bout, Nana took the mic and said the match was to prove to all the fans how great a wrestler Rave was, then blamed the loss on Chung before pulling her by the hair; Nana then yelled at her to be a foot stool for Rave to use to leave the ring; moments later, Rave went to step on her but lost his footing and fell, with Nana then dragging her back into the ring and acting like he was going to hit her before the lights went out in the arena; when they came back on, Matt Hardy was in the ring; moments later, the crowd chanted "Fuck Edge" before Hardy took the mic and said he was proud to be in a locker room with guys passionate about the business and were actually talented, rather than just some 300 pounder "that that dumbass Johnny Ace hired;" the crowd then chanted "Fuck Johnny Ace" before Hardy said he wasn't there to talk about "that pice of shit Adam Copeland" or "that whore Amy Dumas," noting he had his working boots on and was ready to face Christopher Daniels (Hardy's debut)
Matt Hardy defeated Christopher Daniels (w/ Allison Danger) via KO at 20:13 with a guillotine choke; late in the bout, ROH World Champion CM Punk came ringside and punched Danger, then hitting Daniels with a chain behind the back of the referee and Hardy; moments later, Hardy twice hit the Twist of Fate on Daniels; after the bout, Punk took the mic and said the show was over because James Gibson was too injured to compete; moments later, Gibson came out with his head bandaged and referees trying to stop him from competing
ROH World Champion CM Punk pinned James Gibson at 27:41 by grabbing Gibson by the tights, using a roll over, and grabbing the ropes for leverage; Gibson came out with his head heavily bandaged after the attack he sustained earlier in the show; the bandage was removed moments into the bout; after the match, Punk cradled the title in his arms on the floor, took the mic, and mocked Gibson; Punk then said it would be his last match in ROH and, adding there was no one that could beat him, told the fans to "say goodbye to the champ;" Christopher Daniels then ran out and fought with Punk, prompting the crowd to chant "Ring the bell;" moments later, Daniels hit Punk in the head with the title belt, knocking him out; Daniels then took the mic and listed off the shows Punk could be headed to - Raw, Smackdown, Afterburn, and Shotgun Saturday Night - and said if he wanted to touch the belt again, he'd have to fight him to do it; Daniels then left the ring with the title belt (The Summer of Punk)

The Homecoming - Philadelphia, PA - National Guard Armory - July 23, 2005
Featured an opening backstage promo by Christopher Daniels, alongside Allison Danger in possession of the ROH World Title, with Daniels saying he stole CM Punk's belt to ensure he would get his own title shot and prevent Punk from leaving as champion; included a backstage promo by Alex Shelley in which he discussed his mystery partner for later in the show, then bringing up the possibilities of Chris Sabin, Petey Williams, Rhino, Sabu, and Charlie Haas before stating "Loose lips sink ships;" included an in-ring segment in which Gary Michael Cappetta asked for Prince Nana, alongside Jade Chung, to come out and said ROH officials stated Nana can no longer physically abuse Chung or the Embassy would be fired from ROH; Nana said he would abide by the rules, as he has done since day 1, and reminded Chung where she was the year before before offering her a chance to leave the Embassy; Nana then said Jade could return to her hut and be the babysitter for her 10 siblings, with Jade taking the mic and saying she would stay with the Embassy; Nana then called for Orman Tortuga to come out, with he and Tortuga wrapping her up in a cloth so the fans could no longer see her body; Nana then instructed Tortuga to put a leash on her, with Cappetta reminding Nana not to touch her before GMC left ringside; featured a backstage segment in which Cappetta spoke about ROH's coverage in 'Entertainment Weekly' before speaking with Lacey, Cheech, and Deranged in which Lacey said she would have to suspend her team because they weren't winning
Spanky defeated Nigel McGuinness, Azrieal, and Deranged (w/ Lacey & Cheech) at 16:09 by pinning Deranged with the Sliced Bread #2; ROH World Champion CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the bout
BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeated ROH Tag Team Champions Tony DeVito & HC Loc to win the titles at 9:24 when Whitmer pinned DeVito after a Contra Code double team off the top rope; after the match, the crowd chanted "Huss" at Jacobs; ROH World Champion CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the bout
Homicide, Low Ki, & Ricky Reyes (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe, James Gibson, & Jay Lethal at 23:34 when Homicide pinned Gibson after someone came ringside and handed Homicide a chain behind the referee's back, with Homicide wrapping it around his arm to hit a lariat on Gibson; ROH World Champion CM Punk joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the bout; after the bout, Joe and Lethal helped Gibson to his feet as the crowd chanted "Jamie"
Alex Shelley & Fast Eddie (mystery partner) (w/ Prince Nana, Jade Chung, & Orman Tortuga) defeated Austin Aries & Roderick Strong at 12:54 when Shelley pinned Aries after Jimmy Rave came out and kicked a steel chair into Aries' face; following his entrance, Shelley took the mic and said apologizing had gotten him nowhere, so he didn't sell out, he bought in; Shelley then raised his hands in the sign of the Embassy while the group came ringside; moments later, Rave accepted Shelley's apology and officially welcomed him into the Embassy; Rave then returned backstage to prepare for his match later in the show; after the contest, AJ Styles ran out to make the save and clear the Embassy from the ring
Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana & Jade Chung) pinned AJ Styles in a streetfight at 12:53 with the Rave Clash after Alex Shelley interfered and hit Styles with the Shell Shock; after the bout, the entire Embassy assaulted Styles, with Roderick Strong attempting to make the save; Austin Aries later came out as well but he too was beaten down; moments later, Styles shook the hands of both Aries and Strong
ROH World Champion CM Punk fought Christopher Daniels (w/ Allison Danger) to a 60-minute time-limit draw at 59:56; Daniels came to the ring in possession of the title belt, which he stole the previous week; Daniels hit the Angels Wings during the closing seconds of the match; after the bout, the crowd chanted "Five more minutes" and "Bullshit" before Punk was presented the title belt; moments later, Punk grabbed and punched Danger before then brawling with Daniels; Punk then assaulted Daniels before James Gibson ran out and punched and kicked the champion, with Punk then hitting both Daniels and Gibson with the title belt; ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe then appeared, beat down Punk, and cleared him from the ring before chasing him backstage (The Summer of Punk)

FIP Heatstroke 2005: Night Two - Bushnell, FL - August 6, 2005
Sal Rinauro & Spanky defeated FIP Tag Team Champions Eddie Vegas & Jimmy Rave to win the titles

Redemption - Dayton, OH - Montgomery County Fairgrounds - August 12, 2005
Featured an opening pretaped outdoor promo by James Gibson regarding his three failed chances at taking the ROH World Title and facing ROH World Champion CM Punk, Samoa Joe, and Christopher Daniels to win the title, then saying there was no way in hell he was leaving the arena with Punk as champion; included an outdoor promo by Austin Aries, alongside Roderick Strong and Matt Sydal, regarding their rivalry with the Embassy and Jack Evans being sidelined with an injury; Aries then said Sydal was the new member of Generation Next, replacing Evans; featured an outdoor promo by Christopher Daniels in which he noted he has been denied the ROH World Title since day 1, Joe and Gibson weren't factors in the match, and his sights were set on Punk; included an outdoor promo by Joe in which he noted he held the ROH World Title for 21 months and Punk needed only 2 to disrespect everything Joe had done, then adding he would take the belt back and end Punk; featured a backstage segment with Dave Prazak, joined by two students of the ROH training school; moments later, Abyss and Prince Nana walked in, with Abyss dragging the students off camera and assaulting them as Nana, alongside Alex Shelley and Jimmy Rave, cut a promo on the Embassy being the top faction in ROH; included a video package recapping Punk's ROH World Title win and numerous attempts to leave ROH with the belt
Ace Steel defeated Matt Stryker, Delirious, and Sterling Keenan at 5:26 by pinning Delirious with a sit-down powerbomb off the top
Colt Cabana pinned Spanky at 8:28 with a roll up into a bridge; prior to and during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Colt" and "Let's go, Spanky;" after Cabana left the ring, ROH World Champion CM Punk walked out, with Spanky taking the mic and saying he wanted a shot at the belt, with the crowd turning on Spanky; Punk then said it was his last weekend in ROH and said he would love to give Spanky a title shot, since Spanky would be the one on Velocity while Punk would be on Monday Night Raw; a frustrated Spanky then left the ring and walked backstage, with Punk saying ROH didn't want to come to Dayton but he made them after going 60 minutes with Samoa Joe; Punk then said ROH would be losing their world champion, trainer, best commentator, and the guy who doesn't give a damn about any of the fans; he went on to say both the belt and promotion belonged to him and he was leaving the company with the belt
ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Nigel McGuinness & Chad Collyer at 10:51 when Jacobs pinned Collyer with a Sliced Bread #2 as Collyer was on Whitmer's shoulders
Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, & Matt Sydal (w/ Daizee Haze) defeated Abyss, Jimmy Rave, & Alex Shelley (w/ Prince Nana) at 16:52 when Aries pinned Rave with the 450 splash after the half nelson backbreaker from Strong; stipulations stated Sydal would be an official member of Generation Next if their team won; after the contest, Abyss dropped Aries, Strong, and Sydal with the Black Hole Slam
Low Ki fought Jay Lethal to a no contest at 15:54 after both men fought into the crowd and assaulted the referee; after the bout, Lethal fought Low Ki off in the ring, with Homicide then running out to double team Lethal; moments later, Matt Hardy ran out to make the save, leading to the next match; moments later, Hardy took the mic and said he did not come to Dayton to face a "green horn" like Gene Snitsky but to face Homicide
Matt Hardy pinned Homicide at 17:37 with a roll up as Homicide fought an interfering Jay Lethal in a tug-of-war over a chain, brought ringside moments earlier by Low-Ki; Low-Ki interfered during the final minute of the match, prompting Lethal to run out to make the save at ringside (ROH: Stars of Honor)
James Gibson defeated ROH World Champion CM Punk, Christopher Daniels, and ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe in an elimination match to win the title at 50:41; prior to the bout, the crowd chanted "Na na na na, Goodbye" at Punk before then chanting "Thank you, Punk;" following the ring entrances, Joe shook the hands of Daniels and Gibson before giving Punk the finger; Gibson, bleeding from the head, was helped backstage at the 30-minute mark after Punk hit him in the head with a steel chair behind the referee's back; Daniels submitted to Joe's Coquina Clutch at 41:11 after Punk shoved Daniels' foot off the rope without the referee seeing it; Punk pinned Joe with an inside cradle at 42:11 after Daniels accidentally kicked Punk in the head, with Punk then landing a low blow on Daniels; after the fall, Joe and Daniels argued on the floor before then fighting at ringside; after Joe and Daniels left ringside, the crowd began chanting "Gibson," with Gibson's theme music playing and him staggering back to the ring as referees tried to hold him back; Gibson pinned Punk by blocking the Pepsi Plunge and hitting a Tiger Driver off the top; after the fall, Spanky joined Gibson in the ring to celebrate, with Jay Lethal, Austin Aries, Delirious, Colt Cabana, Nigel McGuinness, Jimmy Jacobs, Bobby Dempsey, Daizee Haze, ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs, Chad Collyer, Roderick Strong, and others joining; Spanky then took the mic and said he couldn't be any happier than he was to see Gibson as champion, then saying he wanted a title shot before hugging Gibson; the crowd then chanted "Match of the Year" before Gibson took the mic and said it was the greatest day of his career, moreso than being at WrestleMania and moreso than being WWE Cruiserweight Champion; Gibson then knelt beside Punk and shook his hands, with the crowd chanting "Thank you, Punk" and "Please don't go" before Punk took the mic and prompted the crowd to chant for Gibson; as Gibson went to leave the ring, Punk returned ringside to hug him in the aisle; the camera then followed the group backstage as Punk hugged Joe and Gibson and walked out the door (The Summer of Punk)

Punk: The Final Chapter - Chicago Ridge, IL - Frontier Fieldhouse - August 13, 2005
Featured an opening in-ring segment in which Dave Prazak introduced James Gibson as the new ROH World Champion, with Gibson saying ROH and its fans came to him at a time in which he needed them most and winning the title meant more to him than anything else in his career; Gibson then said he was not a transitional champion and the man that beats him for it would be the better man, he wouldn't lose the title just because he was told to do so; moments later, Spanky came out, congratulated Gibson, noted they would challenge for the ROH Tag Team Titles later in the show, and then challenged Gibson to a title match; Gibson responded by saying Spanky could get that title shot anytime he wanted it:
Nigel McGuinness defeated Delirious, Alex Shelley (w/ Prince Nana), and Matt Sydal (w/ Daizee Haze) by pinning Delirious with the Tower of London at 10:55; during the finish and after the bout, Sydal fought with Shelley on the floor, ending with Shelley throwing Sydal into the barricade
Chad Collyer defeated Ace Steel at 10:28 via KO with a Texas Cloverleaf, moments after hitting Steel in the head with a steel chair as the referee was down; prior to the bout, the two men shook hands; Steel bled profusely from the chairshot, leaving a pool of blood in the ring; after the match, Steel was tended to in the ring by several referees
Austin Aries pinned Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana) at 13:31 by blocking a sunset flip off the top; after the bout, Nana grabbed at Aries, distracting him while Alex shelley ran in and jumped Aries from behind; moments later, Rave dropped Aries with the Rave Clash, with Nana then getting several blows in himself before Matt Sydal and Roderick Strong made the save and cleared the Embassy from the ring
ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal defeated Low-Ki & Homicide via disqualification at around the 18-minute mark when Homicide attacked the referee as Lethal had Ki covered following a dragon suplex; after the bout, Lethal and Joe threw Homicide into the crowd, double teamed him, and Joe hit the Ole Kick as Homicide was sitting in a chair; Homicide eventually made a comeback, with the two teams continuing to brawl for several minutes before Ki hit the double stomp from the top of the stands onto Lethal; Joe then took turns throwing chairs, handed to him by the crowd, at his opponents, scaring them into the crowd; Ki and Lethal then brawled into the ring, with Ki dropping Lethal with a cradle brainbuster (ROH: Stars of Honor)
ROH Tag Team Champions Jimmy Jacobs & BJ Whitmer defeated ROH World Champion James Gibson & Spanky at 17:30 when Whitmer pinned Gibson after Spanky turned on his partner and dropped him with Sliced Bread #2; after the bout, Spanky took the mic and said he was tired of future WWE superstars getting title shots before they leave the company; Spanky stomped and punched at Gibson as he said he would be getting his own title shot soon
Roderick Strong pinned Matt Hardy at 21:32 with a roll up reversal out of an attempted Side Effect; following Strong's entrance, Austin Aries and Matt Sydal came out to fight with Jimmy Rave and Alex Shelley, alongside Prince Nana, all the way backstage; after the contest, the crowd chanted "Thank you, Roderick" before the two men shook hands (Hardy's last ROH appearance) (ROH: Stars of Honor, Roderick Strong: The Messiah of the Backbreaker)
Colt Cabana defeated CM Punk in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-1, at 27:47; prior to the bout, brief clips were shown of the relationship between Punk and Cabana; during Punk's entrance, the entire song of "Miseria Cantare" by AFI played before "Night Train" by Bouncing Souls started, with an emotional Punk walking out and greeting all the ringside fans as they chanted "Thank you, Punk" and "Please don't go;" after Punk entered the ring, the fans showered him with streamers; Ace Steel and Samoa Joe sat ringside for the match; fall #1: Punk pinned Cabana at 12:41 with a low blow behind the referee's back and the Colt 45; fall #2: Cabana pinned Punk with a lariat at 16:06; fall #3: Cabana pinned Punk with a cradle after the two traded a series of pin attempts; after the bout, the crowd chanted "Thank you, Punk" before the two shook hands and hugged; the crowd then chanted "ROH" before the locker room emptied and Cary Silkin and Punk's parents joined him in the ring; Punk then took the mic, with Cabana pouring Pepsi over Punk's head, and said he had been emotional the entire week because he loved ROH and the fans; Punk then said it was one of the best days of his life, then thanking Gabe Sapolsky before putting over the company as his family and the future of wrestling; moments later, Steel and Cabana hoisted Punk onto their shoulders as the crowd chanted "CM Punk" (The Summer of Punk)

Night of the Grudges II - Morristown, New Jersey – Mennan Sports Arena – August 20, 2005
Marcos & Dunn defeated HC Loc & Tony DeVito in a weapons match when Dunn pinned Loc with an electric chair senton through a ladder at 8:07
Azrieal pinned Jerrelle Clark with a double stomp at 10:42
Jay Lethal pinned Ricky Reyes with a dragon suplex at 11:22
Colt Cabana pinned Nigel McGuinnes in an soccer riot match with a lariat at 17:35; prior to the bout, McGuinness took the mic and asked Cabana, who had a soccer ball, what the rules were; after McGuinness asked why Cabana was wearing a "stupid football shirt," the crowd chanted "soccer;" Cabana then used the opening minutes of the match assaulting McGuinness and explaining all the things that were legal in the contest; after the match, both men shook hands (Nigel McGuinness: An ROH Career Retrospective)
ROH World Champion James Gibson defeated Brian Kendrick and Homicide in an elimination match at 13:44; Homicide was disqualified; Kendrick was deemed unable to continue due to injury
Phil & Sean Davis fought Deranged & Cheech to a no contest when ROH World Champion James Gibson came out and cleared the ring; then said Kendrick faked his injury; moments later, Gary Michael Cappetta came out and announced Kendrick was getting treatment in the back and Gibson would defend against Kendrick in the main event
Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated Jimmy Rave & Puma (w/ Alex Shelley, Prince Nana, & the Embassy) when Aries pinned Puma with the 450 splash at 15:33; after the match, Mick Foley told Nana he was ashamed of him because of the way he treats women; Foley then tried to convince Chung to leave and the Embassy attacked Foley; GenNext then made the save and Foley hit Nana with a double-arm DDT
ROH World Champion James Gibson pinned Brian Kendrick with a roll up at 11:20
ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe defeated Christopher Daniels via submission with a Coquina Clutch in the ropes at 20:17

Dragon Gate Invasion - Buffalo, NY - August 27, 2005
Ricky Reyes defeated Puma via submission with a rear naked choke at 7:33
Chad Collyer defeated Jimmy Jacobs, Davey Andrews, and Kevin Steen by making Andrews submit to the Texas Cloverleaf at 10:36
Homicide pinned El Generico with the West Brooklyn Lariat at 14:03
Curry Man (sub. for Christopher Daniels) pinned Shingo Takagi with the Spicy Drop at 12:14
Nigel McGuinness pinned ROH Pure Champion Samoa Joe with the Tower of London at 14:48 to win the title after Joe missed a charge into the corner; Joe's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover but he had already used his 3 ropes breaks, thus it didn't save him (Nigel McGuinness: An ROH Career Retrospective)
Jimmy Rave & Brian Kendrick (w/ Alex Shelley, Prince Nana, & the Embassy) defeated Austin Aries & Roderick Strong when Rave pinned Aries after Shelley hit Aries with a wooden chair at 18:45
CIMA pinned AJ Styles with a roll up at 16:59
ROH World Champion James Gibson defeated Colt Cabana via submission with the modified inverted figure four at 28:21; after the match, Homicide attacked Cabana backstage

FIP Big Year One Bash: Night One - Arcadia, FL - September 2, 2005
Phil & Sean Davis defeated FIP Tag Team Champions Sal Rinauro & Spanky to win the titles

Glory by Honor IV - Long Island, NY - Sports & Entertainment Center - September 17, 2005
Low Ki pinned Jay Lethal in a Fight Without Honor after a double stomp onto a steel chair at 16:23; after the match, Ki asked the crowd if he should shake Lethal’s hand, but then walked away
Austin Aries pinned Azrieal with the brainbuster and 450 splash at 11:18
ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness pinned Roderick Strong with a closed fist punch and a Tower of London at 12:15
Colt Cabana defeated Homicide via disqualification when Homicide threw a chair in Cabana’s face at 14:31; after the match, Homicide, Julius Smokes, Low Ki, Ricky Reyes, and Grim Reefa assaulted Cabana in the ring until Samoa Joe made the save; Ki then said he made Joe and Ring of Honor; Lethal then made his way out and said he wanted a rematch with Ki then and there
Jay Lethal pinned Low Ki with a dragon suplex at 9:21 in an impromtu match
Davey Andrews defeated Eric Matlock via submission with a stretch plum at 2:29
Samoa Joe defeated Adam Pearce, BJ Whitmer, and Ricky Reyes when Whitmer passed out in the Coquina Clutch after multiple knees to the head at 18:40
Bryan Danielson defeated ROH World Champion James Gibson via submission with a Crossface Chickenwing at 32:26 to win the title; after the match, Danielson told the fans to give Gibson a standing ovation; Danielson then said he won’t leave for the WWE or TNA after winning the championship like others; moments later, the locker room emptied to congratulate Danielson (Bryan Danielson: The American Dragon)
AJ Styles (w/ Mick Foley) defeated Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana) at 18:37 after hitting the Styles Clash off the top through a table in the ring; stipulations stated the match could only by won when a man hits his respective finisher, and that the loser could no longer use the move; late in the match, Foley fought off several of Nana's Weapons of Masked Destruction with a steel chair; after the bout, Foley dropped Nana with a DDT onto a steel chair; moments later, Foley took the mic and noted it would be his last ROH show, adding he came very close to signing with TNA but Vince McMahon made him an offer he couldn't turn down; Foley then said guys like Ricky Steamboat and CM Punk left ROH and raved about it and he would do the same; Nana then began to stagger, with Foley stomping him before praising the likes of Samoa Joe, Homicide, and Styles and the rest of the locker room; as Foley went to leave, the crowd chanted "One more time," prompting Foley to throw Nana to the floor and hit the elbow from the apron to the floor on top of him (Foley's last appearance) (ROH: Greatest Rivalries)

Survival of the Fittest 2005 - Dorchester, MA - September 24, 2005
Survival Qualifying Match: Jay Lethal pinned Sal Rinauro with the dragon suplex at 11:37
Survival Qualifying Match: Colt Cabana pinned Ricky Reyes with a lariat at 4:27
Survival Qualifying Match: Roderick Strong defeated Jerrelle Clark via submission with the Stronghold at 11:15
Survival Qualifying Match: Austin Aries defeated Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana) via disqualification when Nana hit Aries in the back with a chair at 12:45; after the match, Rave and Nana attacked Aries but Roderick Strong makes the save
Survival Qualifying Match: Samoa Joe pinned Milano Collection AT with the Musclebuster at 14:22
Survival Qualifying Match: Christopher Daniels pinned James Gibson with the Last Rites at 26:03
ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness pinned BJ Whitmer with a low blow and a roll up using the ropes for leverage at 14:15
Roderick Strong defeated Austin Aries, Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, Jay Lethal, and Colt Cabana in an Ultimate Survival match at 50:31; Strong pinned Joe after a Best Moonsault Ever by Daniels at 13:57; Aries pinned Daniels with a roll up at 19:11; Aries pinned Lethal with the brainbuster at 31:32; Strong pinned Cabana with a piledriver at 35:21; Strong made Aries submit to the Stronghold; stipulations stated the winner would receive a ROH World Championship match at a later date; after the match, Strong and Aries hugged and said Generation Next was still intact

Joe vs. Kobashi - New York City, NY - New Yorker Hotel - October 1, 2005
Featured an opening video package hyping the Samoa Joe vs. Kenta Kobashi main event; included a backstage promo by James Gibson regarding it being his last weekend in ROH, then bringing in Jimmy Yang as his hand-picked opponent of the night, noting their history from Nitro to Smackdown to Starrcade to WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden; Gibson said there was no one to dictate the pace of the match from backstage or interfere and he was looking to get a win on his way out; Yang then referred to Gibson as "Jamie-san" and said there would be no one to edit their match in post-production, Gibson's time was up, and it was now Yang Time; featured footage from intermission in which Lacey announced she would reveal her new Lacey's Angels the next night in Philadelphia; included the announcement that ROH would soon announce a new commissioner; featured the announcement that ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson would return to ROH in Cleveland on Oct. 14 against Austin Aries; included an ad promoting ROHwrestling.com; featured a highlight video of Joe vs. Kobashi with a loop of fans chanting "Match of the Year;" included a backstage promo by Joe following the match in which he said he gave it his all for the sport and said he wanted a round 2, with Jay Lethal and others tending to Joe after he collapsed; included backstage comments from Kobashi in Japanese following the match:
Claudio Castagnoli pinned Colt Cabana with the Riccola Bomb at 7:52; prior to the bout, the two shook hands; during the match, fans representing the Rottweilers appeared in the crowd and balcony to distract Cabana
Christopher Daniels (w/ Allison Danger) defeated Matt Sydal and Azrieal in an elimination match at 13:02; Sydal pinned Azrieal at 9:26 with a belly to belly moonsault suplex off the top; Daniels pinned Sydal with Angel’s Wings; prior to the match, Sydal and Azrieal shook hands
Tony Mamaluke & Sal Rinauro defeated ROH Tag Team Champions BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs to win the titles in an impromptu match at 13:49 when Mamaluke pinned Jacobs after a Double Rubix Cube Driver; following Mamaluke & Rinauro's entrance, Mamaluke took the mic, noted his success in New York City and being a former ECW Tag Team Champion; he then said he didn't want to come all the way back to NYC for a singles match, found Rinauro, and said he wanted tag team gold before challenging Whitmer & Jacobs to come out to face them; the match was originally Mamaluke vs. Rinauro; the two teams shook hands before and after the contest, with Mamaluke & Rinauro then celebrating with the belts and the Italian flag
ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness pinned Jay Lethal at 10:59 after ramming the challenger's head into his iron behind the referee's back; as referee Todd Sinclair read the rules, McGuinness stole the mic away, told the fans to respect the referee as he explained the rules to Lethal, and went on to say "I'm the best there is, the best there was..." and then trailed off as the fans chanted "We want Bret;" there were dueling chants for both men to start the contest; after the match, McGuinness took the mic and thanked the fans for their support and said "God bless America;" Nigel then grabbed Lethal's hand and shook it before leaving the ring
Roderick Strong defeated Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana & Jade Chung, on a dog leash) via submission with the Stronghold at 13:46; after the match, Nana and Rave attacked Strong and choked him with Chung’s leash, with Nana having Chung hold the rope to help choke Strong, even though it hurt her at the same time; moments later, Chung angrily took off her leash behind Nana and Rave's back, then kicked Rave in the groin and slapped Nana; Strong followed by knocking both Nana and Rave to the floor as the crowd chanted "Jade;" Strong then took the mic and challenged the Embassy to face Generation Next in Steel Cage Warfare on Dec. 3 in New York City
Ricky Reyes (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated Pelle Primeau at the 49-second mark via submission with a dragon sleeper into a bodyscissors; Jimmy Bauer joined Dave Prazak on commentary for the bout
James Gibson defeated Jimmy Yang via submission with a guillotine choke at 15:49 after Yang kicked out of the Gibson Driver; the crowd chanted "Please don't go" at Gibson following his entrance; after the decision, brief clips were shown of Gibson against the likes of Austin Aries, Bryan Danielson, and Spanky during his ROH career as the crowd chanted "Thank you, Gibson;" Gibson and Yang then hugged; moments later, the crowd chanted "MVP" before Gibson said he would be honored to be back anytime ROH wants him, adding the past year has been the most fun of his career between the lockerroom, the fans, and the qualify of matches he's been able to have; Gibson then said he wanted to challenge a friend of his the next night for his last ROH match -- Roderick Strong, and said he wanted to pull off the best performance he can give for ROH (Yang’s debut)
Jack Evans pinned Homicide (w/ Julius Smokes) with a reverse hurricanrana and victory roll at 13:38; during Homicide's entrance, he was joined at the entrance stage by the same fans that distracted Colt Cabana during the opening match; early in the match, the crowd chanted "Homicide's gonna kill you" at Evans; during the closing moments of the bout, Cabana appeared in the balcony with a mic and did a rap on Homicide and the Rottweilers, calling Homicide "Konnan's bitch" and said he "wasn't afraid of you pussies" (Evan's return after a 4-month absence)
Kenta Kobashi pinned Samoa Joe (w/ Jay Lethal) at 22:16 with a lariat; there was no commentary for the contest; after the bout, the two men shook hands and hugged; moments later, the crowd chanted "Match of the year" (voted Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter) (ROH: Best in the World)

Unforgettable - Philadelphia, PA - October 2, 2005
ROH Tag Team Champions Tony Mamaluke & Sal Rinauro defeated Dunn & Marcos when Mamaluke pinned Dunn with a Double Rubix Cube Driver at 6:04
Jay Lethal defeated ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness, Davey Andrews, and Claudio Castagnoli in a non-title match by pinning Andrews with a dragon suplex at 9:52
Matt Sydal pinned Jimmy Rave with a roll up at 10:02
Ricky Reyes defeated Derek Dempsey via submission with dragon sleeper at the 28-second mark
Roderick Strong defeated James Gibson via submission with the Stronghold at 28:52; after the match, the fans chanted “Thank You Gibson” and “Please don’t go," with Gibson saying Ring of Honor is the greatest company on Earth and Strong is the MVP; moments later, the Embassy assaulted Strong in the aisle (Gibson’s final appearance) (Roderick Strong: The Messiah of the Backbreaker)
Colt Cabana pinned Jack Evans with a lariart at 10:11
Christopher Daniels defeated Jimmy Yang when Yang passed out while in a koji clutch at 12:06
Kenta Kobashi & Homicide defeated Low Ki & Samoa Joe when Kobashi pinned Ki with a Burning Lariat at 26:21; after the match, Joe thanked Kobashi for coming to the states and congatulated him

Enter the Dragon - Cleveland, OH - October 14, 2005
Debut in Cleveland
Featured an opening in-ring segment in which Dave Prazak introduced the new ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson, who would make his first title defense later in the show; Danielson then appeared and thanked all the previous ROH champions that made the belt worth something, noting Low-Ki, Xavier, Samoa Joe, and Austin Aries before the lights then went out; Aries then walked out, congratulated Danielson on his title win, and said he ended the longest reign in ROH history and would make sure Danielson had the shortest reign; the two then shook hands before Aries left the ring; moments later, Danielson then noted he couldn't let Aries win because Aries wrestles for TNA, then defending TNA when the crowd began chanting "Fuck TNA;" Danielson then added Aries had other responsibilities and being on TV didn't mean you were a good wrestler; moments later, Steve Corino was shown arriving to the arena and congratulating Danielson backstage, saying it would be a pleasure to face him later in the show; Danielson corrected him, saying he already had a match, with Colt Cabana telling Corino it would be them against Homicide & Low-Ki, with Corino getting upset and walking off; included a backstage segment in which Prazak found Corino and Cabana backstage, with Cabana sayiing Jim Cornette said Corino could get his title shot but he had to do Cabana a favor by tagging with him first; Corino complained about having to be in the match, noting it could cost him the world title, then adding they could win but they would have to do it his way, not the way Cabana "and your buddy that ran off the Louisville" used to do it; Corino then said he would face Danielson the next day; featured a pretaped promo Jade Chung in which she said she was no longer a slave to Prince Nana and would get her revenge; included a pretaped promo by Jim Cornette in which he said he was hoping to clear his schedule to allow him to attend more ROH events and that the tag team division needed more attention and needed to be rebuilt; featured Prazak conducting a backstage interview with ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness regarding his non-title loss to Claudio Castagnoli earlier in the show, with Nigel saying he would beat Claudio later down the line and defending the title against Samoa Joe the following night; Nigel ended the segment by saying "I'm the best there is, the best there was..." before Prazak cut him off; after the show, Corino cut a backstage promo regarding his match earlier in the show, noting his feud with Homicide was over and his sights were now set on Danielson and their match the next night; Corino then said he needed the belt because ROH didn't want him to have it:
Claudio Castagnoli pinned ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness in a non-title match with a reversal into a backslide at 9:51
Ricky Reyes defeated Matt Stryker at 2:14 via TKO with a modified Dragon Sleeper; prior to the bout, Reyes refused to shake Stryker's hand
ROH Tag Team Champions Tony Mamaluke & Sal Rinauro defeated BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs (w/ Lacy) at 13:05 when Rinauro pinned Whitmer following a Russian leg sweep / powerbomb off the top combo
Roderick Strong pinned Jimmy Yang with a backbreaker, half nelson backbreaker, and sit-down pumphandle slam at 11:01; after the match, Yang raised Strong's hand in victory
Steve Corino & Colt Cabana defeated Low-Ki & Homicide at 25:06 when Corino pinned Homicide with a northern lights bomb after Cabana shoved Homicide's leg off the ropes during the cover; Corino came out with "I Love Beer" written across his gut, "Punk" written down his pants, and repeatedly gave the straight edge arms crossed sign; prior to the bout, Corino's ring announcer noted the failed careers of many who joined WWE, mentioning Ludvig Borga, the Gobbledy Gooker, Bad News Brown, Bastion Booger, the Red Rooster, Frankie Kazarian, Nailz, TL Hopper, Techno Team 2000, Duke Drose, Simon Dean, Freddie Joe Floyd, the Goon, Salvatore Sincere, and CM Punk; he then said Punk would return to wrestling in 997 days; he then said a 5-bell salute would be given to their careers, adding Vince McMahon owns the rights to a 10-bell salute
Davey Andrews & Shane Hagadorn fought Pelle Primeau & Derek Dempsey to a no contest around the 1:30 mark when Prince Nana interrupted, saying no one wanted to watch a bunch of guys who were trained by someone who isn't with the company anymore; Nana then introduced Abyss as his latest find, with Abyss entering the ring, and easily fighting off all four wrestlers; Nana then dropped Primeau with a DDT, with Andrews spearing Nana before Abyss dropped Andrews with the Black Hole Slam
Abyss (w/ Prince Nana) pinned Jack Evans (w/ Jade Chung) in an impromptu match at 2:33 with the Black Hole Slam; after the bout, Nana directed Abyss to go after Jade, with Roderick Strong then running out, attacking Abyss with a chair, and clearing Nana from the ring
Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal defeated Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley at 20:02 when Joe pinned Shelley with the Muscle Buster
ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated Austin Aries via submission with the Crossface Chickenwing at 30:24

Buffalo Stampede - Buffalo, NY - October 15, 2005
Featured an opening backstage segment with Lacey, Jimmy Jacobs, & BJ Whitmer in which Lacey said they needed to follow her so she could take them straight to the top and that they needed to change their losing ways; Lacey then showed off a feather boa jacket, which Jacobs put on and said he liked, and gave Whitmer slacks and a nice shirt to change his look as well; after they walked off, Lacey made fun of them for being stupid little men; included Dave Prazak conducting a backstage interview with Steve Corino regarding his title shot later in the night against ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson, saying the company would change with his title win; featured a backstage promo by Prince Nana regarding Generation Next, during which Nana sent Abyss after an unknown wrestler; Abyss was heard beating up on the wrestler as Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley talked about their match later in the show, with Rave hinting he might debut his new finishing move; included a backstage promo by Jade Chung regarding Nana, during which she said she wasn't afraid of Nana or Abyss; featured a video package showing the feud between the Embassy and Generation Next; included Prazak conducting a backstage interview with ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson about his title defense later in the show against Corino; featured a pretaped promo by Jim Cornette in which he talked about not being able to be at the show, then adding he was going to put a greater emphasis on win-loss records determining who does and who does not get title shot and a Top 5 ranking system would be introduced; included a closing pretaped promo by Ace Steel in a gym, with him saying he was looking for revenge on Chad Collyer; moments later, Steel implied he could get revenge at the next ROH or indy show, or just jump Collyer at his local grocery store when he's out with his wife
BJ Whitmer (w/ Lacey) pinned Davey Andrews with the wrist clutch exploder suplex at 8:00
Claudio Castagnoli pinned Sterling Keenan at 5:08 with the Ricola Bomb
Jay Lethal pinned Jimmy Jacobs (w/ Lacey) at 13:07 with a release dragon suplex after ramming Jacobs into the corner while in a tombstone position; Jacobs wore a pink feather boa jacket to the ring
ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness pinned Samoa Joe at 10:56 by bridging backwards as the challenger had the Kokina Clutch applied, with Joe pinning himself; following the ring entrances, McGuinness took the mic and noted that the fans were chanting "Joe, he's gonna kill you" rather than "Joe's gonna kill you;" moments later, he made fun of the Buffalo Bills before saying all the fans were in for a classic, then saying Joe was the wrestling bear of ROH; Nigel then said Joe was the future of the industry and had just signed on to play the lead in Shrek 3, with Joe then attacking him to start the match
Jimmy Rave, Alex Shelley, & Abyss (w/ Prince Nana) defeated Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, & Jack Evans (w/ Jade Chung) in a No DQ match at 17:55 when Rave and Nana used a ladder to pin Aries after Rave avoided the 450 splash and Aries struck the ladder chest-first
ROH Tag Team Champions Tony Mamaluke & Sal Rinauro defeated Homicide & Rickey Reyes at 19:44 when Rinauro pinned Reyes with a springboard crossbody as the other two men fought on the floor
Low Ki pinned Colt Cabana at 20:36 with a shotgun dropkick into the corner and the double stomp off the top; prior to the bout, Cabana extended his hand to Ki but Ki refused to shake it; late in the bout, Homcide came ringside with a mic, replied to Cabana's comments in which he called him "Konnan's bitch," and said Cabana was the one who got played
ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated Steve Corino via submission with the Crossface Chicken Wing at 24:17; following the entrances, Corino's ring announcer noted he was "the fucking god of professional wrestling" and would become the 8th ROH World champion; after the match, Danielson went backstage where he was congratulated by Roderick Strong, leading to the Embassy brawling into the arena with Strong, Jack Evans, and Austin Aries

This Means War - Woodbridge, CT - October 29, 2005
Claudio Castagnoli fought Alex Shelley (w/ Prince Nana) to a 20-minute time-limit draw; after the match, ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness bloodied Castagnoli with an iron
Azrieal & Davey Andrews defeated Jason Blade & Kid Mikaze when Azrieal pinned Mikaze with a double stomp at 5:53
BJ Whitmer defeated Ebessan, ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness, and Nosawa by pinning Ebessan with the wrist clutch Exploder at 9:39
AJ Styles pinned Austin Aries with a Styles Clash off the top at 20:35
Colt Cabana pinned B-Boy with a lariat at 12:24
Jay Lethal pinned Curry Man (sub. for Christopher Daniels) with a dragon suplex at 22:31
ROH Bryan Danielson defeated Roderick Strong via submission with a cross armbreaker at 37:08

Showdown in Motown - Detroit, MI - November 4, 2005
Debut in Detroit; featured an opening backstage promo by ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson responded to the way he acted towards some fans the previous week, with Danielson saying some fans are pricks and he would be pricks right back to them and he would wrestle the way he wanted, not do certain moves just because fans would tell him to while in the ring; moments later, Chris Sabin walked in and said he signed Danielson's open contract and would challenge him later in the show; included an opening in-ring promo by Jim Cornette, who became distracted by a fan in the crowd dressed as Hulk Hogan; Cornette then talked about the wrestling history in Detroit and shared a story about the Sheik; moments later, after Cornette said ROH would be a new Detroit wrestling tradition, Adam Pearce interrupted; Pearce then said he was offering Cornette a chance to latch on to his upcoming success, adding that he wanted championship gold and quality opponents; Cornette followed by saying, as commissioner, he would be the one making those decisions and those getting opportunities would earn them by winning matches; Cornette then said no one would be handed anything in ROH, with Pearce responding by saying he would guarantee he would earn his spot; featured a backstage promo by Austin Aries, Jack Evans, Matt Sydal, and Roderick Strong, alongside Jade Chung, regarding their upcoming Steel Cage Warfare match against the Embassy; included an outdoor promo by Homicide and Julius Smokes on Colt Cabana in which Homicide said he wouldn't be responsible for what he does to Cabana, during which he said he wasn't speaking as Homicide but as Nelson Erazo; featured Dave Prazak conducting a backstage interview with Claudio Castagnoli regarding his match earlier in the night against ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness, with Castagnoli saying he was screwed in the title match; included Prazak conducting a backstage interview with McGuinness regarding his match with Castagnoli; featured a closing backstage segment in which Prazak interviewed Strong, alongside Chung, regarding Strong's match the next night against Danielson; included an ad promoting the ROH Training School; featured an ad promoting ROHwrestling.com:
BJ Whitmer (w/ Lacey) pinned Delirious with a lariat and the wrist clutch Exploder at 9:29; following Whitmer's entrance, the crowd chanted "Hillbilly Jesus" at him; the two shook hands before the match
Davey Andrews defeated Shane Hagadorn and Derek Dempsey at 1:53 when Dempsey submitted to a Cobra Twist; stipulations stated the winner would earn the ROH Top of the Class trophy; after the match, Andrews was presented with the trophy
ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness defeated Claudio Castagnoli via disqualification at 10:41 after the champion tossed Castagnoli his own iron behind the referee's back, then fell backwards to act like he was hit with the weapon; after the match, the crowd chanted "Bullshit"
Jack Evans & Roderick Strong defeated ROH Tag Team Champion Sal Rinauro & Chad Collyer (sub. for ROH Tag Team Champion Tony Mamaluke) when Evans pinned Rinauro with a Phoenix Splash off of Collyer, who was hoisted in a Torture Rack by Strong, at 14:03
Samoa Joe, Homicide (w/ Julius Smokes), Colt Cabana, and Christopher Daniels (w/ Allison Danger) fought to a no contest when Homicide, the first man introduced, took the mic and said he wanted Cabana and didn't care about Joe or Daniels; upon Cabana's entrance, the two brawled in the aisle and around ringside for several minutes; the fight eventually went into the crowd, with the two using steel chairs as Daniels and Danger watched from the ring; the fight continued for several more minutes, with Homicide and Smokes eventually putting Cabana on a table; Cabana eventually fought his way off of it but then missed a bulldog from the bleachers onto the table, with Homicide then jumping off the bleachers and dropping Cabana with a DDT onto the floor; the brawl continued, with Cabana hitting a suplex from the bleachers through the table; much of the fighting near the table was obscured due to poor lighting; several referees immediately tended to Cabana and Homicide, with Jim Cornette coming out moments later to try to see for himself what was going on; Cornette then took the mic and questioned whether either of them was still living before saying the four-way match would still take place with new participants, then adding Jimmy Jacobs; Adam Pearce then walked out and told Cornette to add him to the match as well, with Cornette agreeing
Christopher Daniels (w/ Allison Danger) defeated Adam Pearce (sub. for Homicide), Samoa Joe, and Jimmy Jacobs (sub. for Colt Cabana) by pinning Joe with the Angel's Wings at 17:08, moments after Pearce landed a low blow on Joe and Daniels kicked Pearce in the head
Daizee Haze pinned Allison Danger with a modified Daizee Cutter at 3:24
Austin Aries (w/ Jade Chung) pinned Alex Shelley (w/ Prince Nana & Jimmy Rave) with a roll up at 14:40 after Jade hit a low blow on an interfering Nana, with Shelley colliding with Nana in the ring; after the bout, Aries fought off Rave, Shelley, and Nana until Abyss came out and helped in ganging up on Aries; moments later, AJ styles, Matt Sydal, and Daizee Haze ran out to clear the ring; after Aries came to his senses, he slid to the floor and brawled with Shelley all the way backstage
AJ Styles & Matt Sydal (w/ Daizee Haze) defeated Abyss & Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana) when Sydal pinned Rave with a moonsault belly to belly suplex off the top at 14:20
ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated Chris Sabin via submission with the Stronghold at 24:25 after a back suplex off the top; Sabin received chants of "Welcome back" upon his entrance; the two shook hands to start the match, with the crowd chanting "You're both awesome;" during the match, there were dueling chants for both men; after the bout, the crowd chanted "ROH" before the two men again shook hands

Vendetta - Chicago Ridge, IL - November 5, 2005
Ace Steel & Delirious defeated Chad Collyer & ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness when Collyer accidentally hit McGuinness with a chair and Steel pinned McGuinness at 9:14
Jimmy Jacobs pinned Sal Rinauro with the Contra Code at 11:04
BJ Whitmer pinned Claudio Castagnoli with the wrist clutch Exploder at 9:55
Samoa Joe pinned Christopher Daniels with a Muscle Buster at 20:36
Adam Pearce pinned Davey Andrews with a jumping piledriver at 5:16
ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated Roderick Strong via referee stoppage after multiple elbows to the head as Strong could no longer defend himself at 47:21 (Roderick Strong: The Messiah of the Backbreaker)
Jimmy Rave, Alex Shelley, Abyss, & Prince Nana defeated AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Jack Evans, & Matt Sydal (w/ Daizee Haze & Jade Chung) when Rave pinned Sydal with a Pedigree at 20:05; late in the match, Daizee low blowed Sydal and Aries and gave a Daizee Cutter to Chung; stipulations stated the winning team would have the advantage in the Steel Cage Warfare match; after the match, the Embassy attacked Roderick Strong and Chung in the parking lot

A Night of Tribute - Long Island, NY - November 19, 2005
Featured a 10-bell salute to the late Eddie Guerrero, as well as a video tribute focusing on how important Guerrero was to Ring of Honor; included a video package highlighting 'A Night of Appreciation' on 4/22/02:
Marcos & Dunn defeated Jason Blade & Kid Mikaze when Dunn pinned Blade with the electric chair senton at 6:52
Jimmy Rave pinned Davey Andrews with a double underhook facebuster at 4:18
Christopher Daniels defeated AJ Styles and Matt Sydal by pinning Sydal with the Best Moonsault Ever at 14:44; stipulations stated the winner would receive a ROH World Championship match later in the show
ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated Azrieal in a non-title match via submission with the Cattle Mutilation at 5:56
Homicide defeated Colt Cabana in a No DQ match when the referee stopped the match at 19:35 while Homicide choked Cabana with a coat hanger
Milano Collection AT defeated Claudio Castagnoli via submission with the AT Lock at 12:50
Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal at 17:27 when Aries pinned Lethal with a frog splash after Strong hit two half nelson backbreakers; stipulations stated the winners would earn a ROH Tag Team Title match
ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson pinned Christopher Daniels with the Roaring Elbow to the jaw at 29:35 (Bryan Danielson: The American Dragon)

Steel Cage Warfare - New York City, NY - December 3, 2005
Jason Blade & Kid Mikaze defeated Marcos & Dunn when Mikaze pinned Dunn when Blade hit Dunn with a somersault plancha at 9:58
ROH Tag Team Champions Tony Mamaluke & Sal Rinauro defeated Colt Cabana & Milano Collection AT when Mamaluke pinned Cabana with an elevated impact DDT at 15:24
ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated Rocky Romero via submission with a dragon screw followed by a half crab at 15:28; after the match, Lance Storm came out and claimed he retired from wrestling because he couldn’t wrestle matches he was proud of anymore; Storm then said he would reconsider retiring if he could wrestle Danielson and offered the champion a handshake; moments later, Danielson said he would agree not because the fans want him to, but out of respect for Storm (Storm’s surprise debut)
Jay Lethal pinned Samoa Joe with the dragon suplex at 20:44; after the match, Lethal continued to assault Joe’s leg which was injured during the match and the fans chant "Fuck you, Lethal”
Steve Corino pinned Homicide in a hardcore match when a masked man interfered and gave Homicide a hard lariat and rolled Corino onto Homicide at 16:30
Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, Jack Evans, & Matt Sydal defeated Jimmy Rave, Alex Shelley, Abyss, & Prince Nana in Steel Cage Warfare at 41:41; order of entry: Aries (0:00), Rave (0:00), Shelley (5:10), Sydal (10:08), Abyss (15:30), Strong (20:09), Nana (25:41), and Evans (30:33); Jade Chung appeared at the 30-minute mark, cutting a promo on Nana and distracting his men; she remained ringside for the rest of the match; order of elimination: Rave pinned Sydal with the Greetings from Ghana after Abyss hit the Black Hole Slam (22:26); Evans, Strong, & Aries pinned Abyss following a moonsault by Evans off Rave's body, across the top of the cage (33:24); Shelley pinned Evans with a Rave Clash from the middle turnbuckle (35:54); Aries pinned Shelley with a brainbuster on a chair (40:10); Rave submitted to Strong's Stronghold (40:13); Aries & Strong pinned Nana after Aries hit the 450 splash (ROH: Bloodstained Honor)

Final Battle 2005 - Edison, NJ - Inman Sports Club - December 17, 2005
Jimmy Rave pinned Milano Collection AT with the Pedigree at 12:46 (Milano’s last appearance)
Colt Cabana pinned Azrieal (sub. for Homicide) with a lariat at 7:19; after the match, Homicide came out with his arm in a sling and said the injury is going to keep him out six months but he was there for revenge on Corino and tells Cabana to stay out of it
ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness defeated Claudio Castagnoli via reverse decision at 14:38; Castagnoli originally pinned McGuinness after hitting him with the iron to win the title but the second referee informed the initial referee what happened; stipulations stated the match would feature two officials
Alex Shelley pinned Steve Corino (sub. for AJ Styles) with a roll up at 11:06; after the match, Homicide attacked Corino and tried to pour Draino into Corino’s face; Colt Cabana then made the save, with Julius Smokes attacking Cabana; Homicide then poured the Draino in Cabana’s mouth; Cabana then began puking in the ring
Jay Lethal defeated Christopher Daniels (w/ Allison Danger), TNA X-Division Champion Samoa Joe, and BJ Whitmer (w/ Lacey) by pinning Daniels with a headbutt off the top after Joe hit Daniels with the Musclebuster at 15:02
Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated ROH Tag Team Champions Tony Mamaluke & Sal Rinauro when Aries pinned Mamaluke aftter the brainbuster and 450 splash at 18:19 to win the titles (Roderick Strong: The Messiah of the Backbreaker)
ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson pinned Naomichi Marufuji with a bridge pin combination at 23:45 (Bryan Danielson: The American Dragon)
GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion KENTA pinned Low Ki with the Go To Sleep and the busaiku knee strike at 25:01; after the match, the crowd chanted “Match of the year” (KENTA: Go 2 Sleep)

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