On Friday night, the ROH SUMMER HEAT TOUR hit Cincinnati! Here's everything that went down in the Queen City:
- Head Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness announced that Michael Bennett had been stricken with food poisoning and could not wrestle that night - but his replacement was yet to be announced. Additionally, because ofAlex Koslov's shoulder injury, Tommaso Ciampa would be stepping in to partner with Rocky Romero.
- ROH World Tag Team Champions reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) defeated Tommaso Ciampa & Rocky Romero. After a bit of miscommunication, Ciampa and Romero got into a post-match scuffle.
- ROH World TV Champion Jay Lethal w/Truth Martini retained his title against The Romantic Touch. Lethal seemed obsessed with the idea that Matt Taven was masquerading at Romantic Touch once again and made attempts to remove the mask.
- The Decade (BJ Whitmer, Adam Page, and Jimmy Jacobs) defeated the team of Cedric Alexander, ACH, and Caprice Coleman. Jimmy Jacobs forced Tadarius Thomas to withdraw from the match and Jacobs replaced him.
- Silas Young defeated Kevin Steen in a No DQ match. This was part of Steen's farewell tour and second-to-last ROH match. Afterwards, Steen thanked the fans.
- Four Corner Survival: RD Evans w/Veda Scott got a victory over Ethan Gabriel Owens, Matt Taven, and Moose. Taven left the match after Truth Martini interfered. Evans pinned Owens after Owens ate a Moose spear. The New Streak is now 135-0.
- The Briscoe Brothers vs. War Machine match was ruled a No Contest. Adam Cole and his partner for the night, Jay Lethal jumped both teams after a wild match was underway. This lead to Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian entering the fray.
- "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian defeated Adam Cole and Jay Lethal. Lethal took the place of Michael Bennett. Truth Martini and Maria were ejected from ringside by the Briscoes.
- ROH World Champion "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin retained his title against Roderick Strong. Strong was Elgin's first challenger to the title he won at BEST IN THE WORLD. This was a hard fought battle between a former champion and the current champ, but in the end Elgin forced the match to end with a crossface.