The Nightmare Begins featured professional wrestling matches, which involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that played out on ROH's television programs. Wrestlers portrayed villains or heroes as they followed a series of events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- The All-Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus) defeated Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander
- Adam Cole defeated BJ Whitmer and Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong (w/ Truth Martini) in a Four Corners Survival Proving Ground Match
- Davey Richards vs. Mike Mondo ended in a Time Limit Draw (15:00)
- The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) (w/ BT) defeated Totally Awesome (Chris Silvio & Paredyse) (w/ Reevis)
- Jay Lethal defeated Michael Elgin (w/ Truth Martini) (12:31)
- Kevin Steen (c) (w/ Jimmy Jacobs & Kevin Steen) defeated Eddie Edwards to retain the ROH World Championship (16:19)
- Jay Briscoe defeated Charlie Haas in a Texas Death Match (22:42)
|2012 Ring of Honor Events|
The Homecoming • Underground • Rise & Prove • 10th Anniversary Show • Showdown In The Sun • Unity • Rising Above • Border Wars • The Battle Of Richmond • The Nightmare Begins • Best In The World • Live Strong • Brew City Beatdown • Boiling Point • Caged Hostility • Death Before Dishonor X • Killer Instinct • Glory by Honor XI • Final Battle