Episode 21 of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV that aired on 2/11/12 saw Roderick Strong & Michael Elgin, with Truth Martini in their corner, take on The Briscoes in a $10,000 Challenge Match. Each team put up $5,000 of their own cash stemming from their loss at “Northern Aggression” in the All Star 8 Man Tag Team Match in which a $10,000 pay day was allotted to the winning team.
During the course of the bout, Jay ended up outside the ring and Martini, taking advantage of the referee being elsewhere, threw powder into his eyes. Jay quickly went to the back to clean out his eyes, while Strong & Elgin beat Mark down in the ring. Jay returned, now brandishing a baseball bat, and hit both Strong & Elgin with it drawing a disqualification win for the HoT. Regardless of that outcome the Briscoes took both checks and were happy to be $5000 richer…seemingly.
“Man that was one happy day for the Briscoe family.” said Mark, “Called up the Big Man, told him we got the ten grand, and he said he was heading out as soon as we cashed that check to pick up a new Manure Spreader with a 50-Bushel capacity! You got any idea how much that thing costs?”
Unfortunately for Papa Briscoe when they went to cash the check, they discovered Truth Martini had stopped payment, leaving the Briscoes well short of making their purchase with that extra cash that they were expecting.
“To say the Big Man was pissed wouldn’t do it justice.” said Jay, “I ain’t even said the words that came outta his mouth when we left the bank, so when Big Man said he wanted to kick Truth’s ass for this, well how could I not give him my phone to call up Ring of Honor?”
And that is exactly what Papa Briscoe did, demanding ROH officials give him a match with Truth so he could “…beat $5,000 out of that *****************”. It wouldn’t be the first time he entered the ring, stepping in alongside his sons to fight The Kings of Wrestling & Shane Hagadorn at “Final Battle 2010”, but regardless ROH officials were not going to put him in the ring one-on-one with Truth. So a compromised was reached…
On March 3rd in Baltimore, when ROH returns for another set of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings, it will be Roderick Strong, Michael Elgin, & Truth Martini facing Mark, Jay, & Papa Briscoe in a 6 MAN TAG MAIN EVENT! This match will NOT be taped for television broadcast, going down exclusively for the fans in attendance that night, and you can expect the whole Briscoe Family to be in the building to root on their family against HoT!
Come join the Sandy Fork family as the ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay & Mark Briscoe team with their dad to battle Roderick Strong, Michael Elgin, AND Truth Martini! Tickets are available now!
Trying to decide whether or not to order that Summer of Punk set...I have recently put making purchases on hold since I have such a backstock to get caught up on already. Do you all think this will be an item that ROH will keep well stocked, or do you expect it to be a limited release? Obviously none of you know for sure, but what is your best guess?
the Summer of Punk was surprisingly light on great matches. apart from the Aries one and the four-way, I wouldn't say any of them were even ****. but the angle as a whole makes the whole thing worth it.