From The Shelf- ROH Buffalo Stampede II
Posted by Dylan Diot on 08.30.2013
The ROH roster doesn't take it easy the night before one of the promotions bigger shows...
ROH Buffalo Stampede II
-On the eve of Death before Dishonor VIII, Tyler Black goes into a non-title match with Steve Corino.
-Yeah…..not much else to go on for this show.
Prince Nana tells Ernesto Osiris he’s trying to clean up his act so he needs to focus as he is in the opening match against Delirious.
Mr. Ernesto Osiris w/Prince Nana vs. Delirious
Delirious scares Osiris and chases him into the ring to start. Delirious trips him up and goes for the fireman’s carry drop but Osiris fights out. Leg lariat by Delirious and he hits a back suplex. Chops by Delirious and he charges in the corner but eats boot. Osiris leaps off the second rope but Delirious catches him with a head butt to the midsection. Osiris bails but Delirious rolls him in. He goes up but Nana grabs the leg, allowing Osiris to hit a knee to the gut. Delirious blocks a neckbreaker attempt and hits some forearms. Neckbreaker by Osiris gets 2. STO by Osiris and he chokes away on Delirious. Osiris drags Delirious’ face across the top rope and he chokes Delirious in the ropes. Nana throws some cheap shots and Osiris covers for 2. He goes for a suplex but Delirious blocks and reverses to his own. Jawbreaker by Osiris and he hits a Cobra Clutch neckbreaker for 2. Forearms by Osiris and he charges in the corner but eats elbow. Delirious goes up and leaps but Osiris moves. Headbutt to the midsection by Delirious and he hits the Fireman’s carry drop. Basement flatliner by Delirious gets 2. He goes for the Cobra Stretch but Osiris rams him to the corner to block. Cobra Slam by Delirious gets 2. He goes up but Osiris grabs the ref distracting Delirious. Osiris catches him with a roll-up using the tights gets 2 and he hits the Impailer for 2. Delirious escapes a suplex attempt and he drop toe holds Osiris into the corner. Panic Attack by Delirious and he goes up. Shadow’s Over Hell by Delirious and he grabs the rear Cobra Clutch. Osiris taps. Winner- Delirious *1/2 ( Really dull and heatless opener. Osiris got way too much offense in and no one bought for a second he had any chance to win. Not a good start to the show. )
Tyson Dux says he’s been on a long road looking for great competition. He says he is a textbook pro wrestler and says he’s going to put Eddie Edwards on the hunt.
Ten Minute Hunt- Eddie Edwards w/Shane Hagadorn vs. Tyson Dux
Feeling out process to start and Dux goes to work on the arm of Edwards before they reach a standstill./ Dux catches Edwards in a side headlock and he chops away. Overhead belly to belly suplex by Edwards and he hits a corner forearm. Suplex by Edwards gets 2. Chops by Edwards and he puts Dux onto ther apron for a Boston Crab in the ropes. Running kick knocks Dux off of the apron and back in, Edwards goes for the Achilles Lock but Dux goes to the ropes to block. Snap mare and Edwards kicks Dux in the back. They trade forearms and Edwards hits a big boot. Dux comes back with some clotheslines and he goes for a suplex but Edwards escapes. Straight Jacket German suplex by Dux and he hits the Sliding D for 2. Dux goes up but Edwards catches him with a Sick Kick. He follows up for a superplex but Dux blocks and hits a sunset flip powerbomb off the top for 2. Basement DDT by Dux gets 2. Dux charges in the corner but eats boot and Edwards hits a Dragon Screw leg sweep. Achilles Lock is blocked and Dux rolls Eddie up for 2. Edwards escapes the Fireman’s carry attempt and rolls Dux up using the ropes for 3. Winner- Eddie Edwards **1/2 ( Fun little match. Dux got to look like he was at Eddie’s level and even had the crowd buying him winning at a few points. )
Steve Corino calls Buffalo one of the crappiest wrestling cities in the world and tells Tyler Black he is a legend. He needs to prove to Tyler Black what a man and what a pro wrestler is supposed to be. He says he is softening Black up for Kevin Steen and he promises to make Tyler Black a man.
Shawn Daivari w/Prince Nana and Mr. Ernesto Osiris vs. Colt Cabana
Feeling out process to start and Cabana threatens to punch Daivari in the nuts but instead covers him for 2. Cabana mocks Daivari so Daivari slaps him. Cabana slaps him back and he chops away. Cabana twists the neck of Daivari and goes for the springboard Asai moonsault but Nana and Osiris pulls him to the floor to block. Daivari follows out and sends Cabana into the railings. Back in, Daivari drives his boot into the face of Cabana for 2 and he grabs a rear waistlock. Cabana powers out so Daivari hits a back elbow knocking him back to the floor. Nana and Osiris stomp away on Cabana on the floor and Daivari rolls him back in. Rights by Daivari but Cabana fights back with rights of his own. Abdominal stretch by Daivari and he uses Nana for assistance. The ref finally break it up which allows Cabana to break the hold with a hip toss. Daivari charges in the corner but misses and they bump heads taking each other to the mat. Rights by Cabana and he drives Daivari’s shoulder into the corner a few times. Flying Asshole by Cabana gets 2. Jabs by Cabana and he hits a bionic elbow. Roll-up by Cabana gets 2 and Daivari rams him into the corner. He puts Cabana on top and follows up. He goes for a superplex but Cabana blocks and he knocks Daivari off. Osiris crotches Cabana and Daivari goes up again. Frankensteiner off the top by Daivari gets 2. Backbreaker off his shoulder by Cabana gets 2 as Nana puts Daivari’s foot on the ropes. Cabana chases Nana into the ring and he hits some jabs to Nana. Bionic elbows to Nana and Osiris but Daivari nails him from behind. Camel Clutch by Daivari but Cabana drives Daivari backwards into the mat to break. Billy Goat’s Curse by Cabana and Daivari taps. Winner- Colt Cabana **1/2 ( Decent match. They didn’t do anything spectacular but it had some fun moments and Cabana looked strong. )
Pee Wee vs. Roderick Strong
Feeling out process and Strong hits a slam for 1. Tilt-a-whirl headscissors by Pee Wee and he hits the Sick Kick for 2. Chops and forearms by Strong and he hits a backbreaker for 1. Pee Wee escapes a suplex attempt and hits a hurricanrana sending Strong to the floor. Baseball slide by Pee Wee and he runs the ropes for a summersault senton to the floor. Slam onto the apron by Strong and back in, he gets 2. Rear bear hug by Strong and he chops away on Pee Wee in the corner. Strong stomps away and they begint to exchange forearms. He dumps Pee Wee to the floor and follows out where he chops away again on Pee Wee. Strong sends him into the barricade and rolls him back into the ring where he gets 2. Rear abdominal stretch by Strong but Pee Wee fights out. Strong charges in the corner but eats boot and Pee Wee goes for a springboard crossbody but Strong rolls through for 2. Suplex by Strong and he grabs a bodyscissors. Pee Wee falls back into a cover for 2 forcing Strong to break. He stomps away on Pee Wee and he chokes him in the corner with his boot. Pee Wee fights out of the corner but Strong hits a knee to the midsection to kill the momentum. Pee Wee escapes a gutbuster attempt and hits the DVD backbreaker to Strong. Pee Wee cleans house and hits a springboard dropkick for 2. Corner knee strike by Pee Wee and he hits the facebuster. Fisherman’s supelx by Pee Wee gets 2. Strong blocks the Ace Crusher and Strong hits the Urinage backbreaker for 2. Small package by Pee Wee gets 2 and Strong hits a corner forearm. Back suplex by Strong gets 2 and he grabs the Strong Hold. Pee Wee counters into a victory roll for 2 and he hits the Ace Crusher for 2. Pee Wee goes up for a moonsault but misses and Strong hits a corner enzuigiri. Gutbuster by Strong and he hits the Sick Kick for 3. Winner- Roderick Strong ***1/4 ( A good underdog story style of match. Strong beat the hell out of Pee Wee but he held on and almost caught Strong on a few occasions. )
Up In Smoke (Cheech and Cloudy) vs. Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) w/Shane Hagadorn
Cheech presses Cloudy into a double dropkick to the backs of the KOW to start. Arm drags by Up in Smoke and the KOW bail. Claudio and Cloudy officially start. Cloudy goes for the sunset flip but Claudio blocks so Cloudy gets the wheelbarrow roll-up for 2. Up in Smoke take turns working over the arm of Claudio and they hit a double suplex. Hilo by Cheech gets 2. Tag to Hero and Up in Smoke hit a double drop toe hold. Double Tequila Sunrise but Claudio breaks it up. Double dropkick from behind by Up in Smoke and Claudio bails. They work over the arm of Hero but Hero rakes the eyes of Cheech to come back. Tag to Claudio and Cheech trips him up. O’Connor roll by Cheech gets 2 and Hero kicks him in the head from the floor. Hard forearm by Claudio gets 2 and he tags Hero. Basement sick kick by Hero gets 2. Slam by Hero and he hits a back senton for 2. Tag to Claudio and they hit a double big boot to Cheech. Tag to Hero and Claudio holds him up for a hard forearm from Hero. Release atomic drop by Hero gets 2. Tag to Claudio and he snap mares Cheech into a rear abdominal stretch. Cheech escapes and tags Cloudy who hits a missile dropkick. Tilt-a-whirl headscissors by Cloudy and he charges but Claudio presses him onto Hero’s shoulders. Claudio goes up and hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex to Cloudy for 2!!!! Tag to Hero and he hot shots Cloudy. Claudio chokes Cloudy in the ropes and he hits an uppercut to the back of Cloudy for 2. Rear abdominal stretch to Cloudy and he starts to fight out so Claudio hits a knee lift. Tag to Hero and they wishbone Cloudy for 2. Forearm by Hero gets 2 and he tags Claudio. Suplex by Claudio gets 2 as Cheech saves. Tag to Hero and he hits a forearm to the back of the head for 2 as Cheech saves. Tag to Claudio and he grabs the Camel Clutch. Hero tags in but Cloudy fights them off and tags Cheech. He low bridges a charging Claudio and hits a Asai moonsault to the floor. He goes up for a hurricanrana off the top to Hero but Hero blocks. Faceplant by Cheech and he hits a powerslam to Hero for 2. Tag to Cloudy and they hit a double powerslam. Cloudy with a Chance of Cheech gets 2 as Claudio saves. Release German suplex by Hero to Cloudy and Claudio hits a deadlift German for 2 as Cheech saves. Claudio presses Cloudy to the mat for 2 as Cheech breaks again. Ace Crusher by Cloudy and he tags Cheech. Cheech goes up for the crossbody but Claudio catches him. Cheech escapes a press slam attempt and hits a flying knee to the midsection. Hurricanrana by Cheech gets 2 and he tags Cloudy. Superkick/enzuigiri combo to Claudio and they hit a lariat/SOS combo for 2 as Hero saves. Double stomp to the back by Cheech into the Code Red by Cloudy gets 2 as Claudio gets his foot on the ropes!!! Cheech goes for a slingshot pescado to the floor but Hero moves and hits the Roaring Elbow. Uppercut by Claudio to Cloudy and Hero tags in. Roll-up by Cloudy gets 2 and he hits some forearms. Roaring elbow by Hero gets 2. Cloudy escapes a powerbomb attempt and he hits some forearms. Small package by Cloudy gets 2 and Hero hits an Axe Kick. Roaring elbow by Hero and they hit the KRS-1 for 3. Winners- Kings of Wrestling ***1/2 ( Damn good tag match. Tons of fun double teaming and watching Claudio and Hero toss these two around was awesome. This match kept the Kings strong and let Up in Smoke look good so it served its purpose well. )
A special presentation is held for the Destroyer and Dennis DiPaolo, lead by Tyler Black, who thank the ROH crowd for coming.
Kenny Omega says Aries has been a thorn in his side and he says he won’t be pinned twice by him.
Austin Aries vs. Kenny Omega
In a great moment, Austin Aries came out to the Final Countdown since Bryan Danielson was just released by WWE. They brawl on the floor to start and Omega tosses Aries into the barricade. Omega chokes Aries with his boot and send s Aries into the barricade once more. He drops Aries onto the apron and he chases Aries back into the ring. Monkey flip by Omega and he hits a dropkick. Omega chokes Aries in the ropes and hits a slam. Basement dropkick by Omega gets 1 and he stomps away in the corner. Aries boxes the ears of Omega a few times and goes for a suplex but Omega reverses to his own for 2. Aries pokes the eye and he grinds Omega’s face across the top rope. Aries steps on the face of Omega and he goes for the springboard back elbow but Omega catches him and hits a back suplex for 2. Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker by Omega gets 1 and he goes for a hurricanrana but Aries blocks with a powerbomb for 2. Knees to the head by Aries and he puts Omega on top. He follows up and goes for the Frankensteiner but Omega blocks. Crossbody off the top by Omega gets 2. Corner back elbow by Omega and he snap mares Aries for 2. Omega slams Aries’ head into the turnbuckles repeatedly but Aries pulls him to the floor to come back. Aries with an axe handle off the apron to the back of Omega and back in, Aries hits the Hilo for 2. Aries works him over in the corner and goes up but Omega drop kicks him to the floor. Omega goes to the apron but Aries pulls him off causing Omega’s face to catch the edge of the apron. Aries rams Omega against the barricade and hits the Heat Seeking Missile to the floor. Back in, Aries covers with his feet on the ropes for 2. Aries hammers away in the corner and hits a corner clothesline into the bulldog. Last Chancery by Aries but Omega escapes. Aries goes for the Brainbuster but Omega blocks. Urinage by Omega gets 2. Aries escapes Croyt’s Wrath and hits a release back suplex. He goes for the corner dropkick but eats boot and Omega goes for the Dragon Suplex but Aries blocks. Omega presses Aries to the mat and hits the leapfrog bulldog for 2. He goes for Croyt’s Wrath again but Aries rakes the eyes and dumps him to the floor. Aries goes up but Omega stops him and follows up. Aries escapes a super Croyt’s Wrath attempt and he pulls Omega off the top. Aries goes for the corner dropkick but Omega catches him and hits Croyt’s Wrath for 2 as Aries’ foot was in the ropes. They go to the apron and Aries goes for a DVD but Omega escapes. He goes to suplex Aries in but he escapes and charges in the corner but misses and hits the post shoulder first. A second Croyt’s Wrath by Omega gets 3. Winner- Kenny Omega ***1/2 ( Another good match. The wrestling was rock solid, the last few minutes were incredibly fun and Omega got a big win heading into his match with Christopher Daniels. )
After the match, the All Night Express come out and attack Omega until the Briscoes save.
All Night Express (Kenny King and Rhett Titus) vs. Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe)
All four men brawl in the ring to start and the Briscoes hit backdrops to King and Titus. They clothesline the ANX to the floor and follow out to brawl some more. Back in, Mark and Titus officially start. Suplex by Mark and he hits a Northern lights suplex for 2. Reverse atomic drop by Titus and King tags in. Clothesline by King gets 1 and Titus tags in. Springboard forearm by Mark and Jay tags in. Chops by Jay he hits a corner clothesline. Basement dropkick by Jay gets 2. Tag to Mark and they hit a double shoulderblock to Titus for 2. They trade chops and Mark works him over in the corner. Tag to Jay and he hits some shoulders to the gut in the corner. Slam and a leg drop by Jay gets 2 and he goes for the DVD but Titus fights out. Reverse atomic drop by Jay and he hits a dropkick forcing Titus to bail. Austin Aries returns and gives some advice to the ANX on the floor. Titus goes back in and he slaps Jay before bailing to the floor. Jay chases him back in but King tags in and hits a spin kick for 2. Tag top Titus and he hits a knee drop for 2. Dropkick by Titus gets 2. Slam by Titus and he tags King. Springboard legdrop/standing splash combo by ANX gets 2 and King grabs a chinlock. Jay fights out so King catches him with a knee to the gut for 2. Corner back elbow by King gets 2. Tag to Titus and Jay fights out of their corner. Flatliner into the corner by Jay and he tags Mark. Corner clotheslines by Mark and he hits a flying knee strike to King. KARATE MARK~!!!!! Mark snaps Titus’ neck off the ropes and he goes up. Back elbow off the top to Titus and he hits a Stunner to King. He dumps King to the floor and he hits a summersault plancha to the floor onto the ANX!!! Back in, Mark powerbombs Titus for 2. They go up and Mark goes for the super Ace Crusher but King blocks allowing Titus to hit the Super Sex Factor for 2. Tag to King and he charges in the corner but misses. Pele kick by King and he hits a spinning backbreaker for 2. Mark blocks a catapult attempt with a double stomp and tags Jay. Chops by Jay but King catches him with a spinebuster for 2. Catapult blockbuster combo by the ANX gets 2 as Mark saves. They trade forearms and Jay hits the DVD on King for 2. Sidewalk slam/top rope elbow drop combo to King gets 2. King blocks a Jay Driller attempt and Titus tags in. Legdrop bulldog is blocked by Jay and he kicks Titus in the back. Tag to Mark and Aries distracts the ref, allowing Titus to escapes a Crucifix Bomb attempt. Mark hammers away in the corner and King goes for the double knee strike but misses and hits Titus. Double superkick to King and Aries distracts Mark, allowing Titus to shove Jay into him and gets the O’Connor roll for 3. Winners- All Night Express ***1/4 ( Another solid match. The finish was crappy but the rest of the match was good fun and a sign of the good chemistry these two teams would develop for their 2011 feud. )
Steve Corino vs. Tyler Black
Corino insults the crowd before the match and then threatens Bobby Cruise for announcing his weight. He proclaims himself to be a legend and tells Tyler Black he needs to respect him. He tells Tyler he will beat Davey tomorrow night cause he’s saving the belt for Kevin Steen. He tells Tyler to give him the belt so he can give it to Kevin and Tyler hands him the belt. Tyler then nails him and the match begins. Dropkick by Black but Corino comes back with the Jig-a-Tonic. Sliding D by Corino gets 2 and Black bails. Corino rolls him back in and Black catches him with a dropkick. He hammers away on Corino and clotheslines him to the floor. Black looks to dive but Corino shields himself using Bobby Cruise. Corino stalls for a bit and he finally comes back in. They trade chops and Black stomps away in the corner. Slaps by Corino but Black fires back with rights. He throws some kicks in the corner and he stomps away some more. Corner enzuigiri by Black but Corino comes back by stabbing Black with a FORK multiple times!!!! He dumps Black to the floor and follows out where he sends Black into the barricade. Black sends Corino into the barricade and they head back in. Corino goes to work on the leg of Black and they head back to the floor where Corino hits a knee breaker onto the chair. He tosses a chair into the knee of Black and back in; he hits a knee drop onto the knee of Black. Figure-4 by Corino and he uses the ropes for leverage but the ref catches him, forcing Corino to break. He goes for the Figure-4 again but this time Black is able to block. Flying forearm by Black and he hits a clothesline. Black dumps Corino to the floor and he hits a summersault plancha to the floor. Back in, Black hits a springboard clothesline for 2. Kick to the chest by Black and he hits the standing SSP for 2. Corino charges in the corner but eats elbow and comes back with a clothesline. Slap by Black but Corino catches him with a knee to the gut. Flatliner by Corino gets 2. He goes for the Jig-a-Tonic but Black blocks and Corino clips the leg. Figure-4 again by Corino but Black makes the ropes to break. Black escapes a suplex attempt and he hits the Airplane Spin. Pele kick by Black and he hits the F-5 for 2. Black goes up for the Phoenix Splash but Corino moves. He rolls Black up for 2 and Black rolls him up for 2. Kick to the head by Black and he hits a superkick. A second superkick by Black and he hits the Buckle Bomb. Basement superkick by Black gets 3. Winner- Tyler Black *** ( A good match but not at the level you would expect from an ROH main event. Corino did some fun heel stuff but you were just waiting eighteen minutes for Black to finish him off rather than expecting Corino at any point to pull off an upset. )
Tyler Black says he beat a man that was a shell of his former self. He promises to rise to the top against Davey Richards and Davey has to beat him to claim he’s the best in the world.
Davey Richards w/Larry Sweeney vs. Tyler Black from Proving Ground 2009 Night One
Felling out process to start and they get into a heated exchange which leads to slaps. Hip toss by Black and he hits some arm drags into an arm bar. Richards breaks and he hits a knee to the gut of Black. Snao mare by Black and he stomps the head of Richards. Slap by Black so Richards spits in his face. Black chases Richards around ringside and back in, Richards gordbusters Black into the ropes. Knee to the midsection by Richards and he hits a snap suplex for 1. Camel Clutch by Richards and Black starts to fight out so Black hits an elbow drop to the back. Clothesline by Richards and he hits a back suplex for 2. Bodyscissors by Richards but Black makes the ropes to break. Kick to the chest by Richards and he chokes Black with his boot. Black takes Richards down and hammers away but Richards returns the favor. Alarm Clock by Richards and he goes up. Diving headbutt by Richards gets 2 and he goes back to the body scissors. Sweeney assists but the ref catches him so Richards is forced to break the hold. Jawbreaker by Black and he hits some rights. Sweeney trips Black up so the ref throws him out!!! Richards argues with the ref and Black goes to dive but Richards catches him with a kick to the head. Back in, Richards charges but Black low bridges him and he hits a summersault plancha to the floor. Back in, Black covers for 2. Chops by Black and he hits a sitting neckbreaker for 2. Standing SSP by Black gets 2. Black goes to springboard but Richards catches him on the way down with a dropkick. Richards works over Black in the corner and he hits a SICK spin kick to Black. Corner forearm by Richards but Black comes back with the Pele kick. They slug it out and Richards hits a head butt. Paroxysm by Black gets 2. He goes for God’s Last Gift but Richards blocks and Black hits a big boot. Black goes up but Richards stops him and follows up. Black fights him off but Richards goes back up. Black fights him off once more so Richards runs the ropes and takes him off with a German superplex!!! Powerbomb by Richards gets 2 and he grabs the Cloverleaf!!! Black counters into a small package for 2. Richards charges in the corner but misses and Black hits some rights. Black blocks a handspring attempt with a dropkick and he hits the F-5 for 2. Richards counters the basement superkick with a roll-up using the tights for 2. Small package by Richards gets 2 and Black rolls him up for 2. Kick to the head by Black and he hits the Buckle Bomb. Basement superkick by Black gets 3. Winner- Tyler Black ***3/4 ( Excellent main event. These guys were set up to be the future of ROH so in their first big main event against one another; they got to showcase their skills. They looked crisp and the last few minutes were exciting to watch. An excellent prelude to their match over one year later. )
The 411: Many people proclaim this show one of the worst in ROH history. I didn't think it was that bad actually. The show is an easy one to watch, the crowd, while not all that loud, was not horrible and there were a couple of solid matches that showcased a lot of the younger talent. I was happy to see the roster put on a good show and didn't phone it in despite the importance of Death Before Dishonor the next night. This isn't a show you desperately need to seek but it's a nice and easy watch if you are curious.