WEEKLY OVERVIEW – ROH (thru 11/22): Top stories of week, major show lineups, live event results, schedule of live events, noteworthy social media posts, more

By Tyler Sage, PWTorch Contributor


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The following is the latest in a new series of weekly in-depth articles exclusive to PWTorch which will help put in perspective major wrestling promotions with a weekly overview, looking at news and roster developments, results, future line-ups, social media activity, key interviews, plus a timely commentary at the end. We will be featuring similar features on other promotions each week and each will be updated weekly.


•Top Stories of the Week

  • This week didn’t have much in the way of news in the ring. However, current and former ROH wrestlers have made news based on their current or future contract status.
  • In the neverending story that is The Elite, and their contract status. The LLC owned by Billionaire Shad Kahn’s son Tony, has filed numerous trademarks. Including but not limited to, All Elite Wrestling and AEW All Out.
  • Per PWInsider.com former ROH start ACH will reportedly be signing with WWE, and will begin in NXT in January.
  • Also reported by PWInsider.com, Current ROH World Champion Jay Lethal has signed a new deal with ROH. He current contract was reportedly up at the end of the year like a large amount of ROH talent.
  • Silas Young discussed his current contract status with WrestlingInc.com this week. He confirmed that his contract is up at the end of the year. He also had this quote for Wrestling Inc. “You can never say never in wrestling. WWE’s had a thing in the past couple of years where they’ve been signing a lot of talent up,” Young said. “My contract’s up at the end of the year. I’m not opposed to talking to either side. When it comes down to it, it’s a business at the end of the day. You’ve gotta go with what’s best for you and your family. I love ROH. I feel like there’s things there that I’d like to accomplish still. Saying that, nothing’s set in stone.”

•Live Event Results

There were no Live Events this week for ROH.

•Upcoming Major Show: ROH Final Battle

ROH Final Battle
December 15, 2018 (8:00pm)
New York, NY The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
One match that has been made official if you are following the current television product. Three of the four participants of the WOH Championship match have been revealed on matches over the last week. As of now it will be Sumie Sakai vs. Madison Rayne vs. Karen Q vs. a yet to be named participant. The yet to be named opponent will be either Kelly Klein or Jenny Rose
Four other matches have been leaked via TV tapings and/or announced by ROH.
  • Jonathan Gresham vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Matt Taven vs. Dalton Castle
  • Jeff Cobb (c) vs. Adam Page for the ROH World Television Championship
  • Jay Lethal (c) vs. Cody for the ROH World Championship

•Upcoming Events

  • Final Battle Fallout (TV Tapping) 12/15/18 in Philadelphia, Pa. at the 2300 Arena.
  • Saturday Night At Center Stage (TV Tapping) 1/12/19 in Atlanta, Ga. at Center Stage.
  • Honor Reigns Supreme (Live event streamed on HonorClub) 1/13/19 in Concord, N.C. at Cabarrus Arena.
  • Road to G1 Supercard (Live event streamed on HonorClub) 1/24/19 in Dallas, TX at Gilley’s Dallas.
  • Road to G1 Supercard (Live event streamed on HonorClub) 1/25/19 in Houston, TX at NRG Arena
  • Road to G1 Supercard (Live event streamed on HonorClub) 1/26/19 in San Antonio, TX at the Austin Highway Event Center.
  • G1 Supercard (Pay-Per-View Event) 4/6/19 in New york, N.Y. at Madison Square Garden.
All current live events are located on ROHWrestling.com

•Latest TV Highlights: 11/18/18 ROH Wrestling

ROH TV Results
Nov. 18, 2018
Taped in Philadelphia, PA at 2300 Arena
Airing on Sinclair Networks and ROHWrestling.com
  • This episode opens with Dalton Castle performing a welcome back promo as well as claiming he wants a shot at the ROH Title. Matt Taven appears to jab at Castle, saying he isn’t a true contender to his “real” championship. The Kingdom storm the ring and make quick work of Dalton and The Boys.
  • A video package of the previous three matches between Marty Scurll and Shane “Hurricane” Helms is show.
  • Marty Scurll Defeated Shane “Hurricane” Helms at 12:59
  • A video package detailing Brandi Rhodes’ injury in Japan is shown. Brandi announces she has been cleared to wrestle, which we can see on honor club.
  • SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) Defeated The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) at 15:13 to become ROH World Tag-Team Champions.
For our full TV report, CLICK HERE.

•ROH In The Media

Last week was a big week in the way of ROH personalities being featured on big name wrestling podcasts. As a result, this week was understandably lighter. Kevin Kelly did appeared on Chris Jericho’s Podcast and discussed why he left ROH.

Check out www.PWPodcasts.com for a detailed recap of these and more podcasts.


•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH LIVECAST COVERING ROH

“Global Wars.” This week Harley R. Pageot and Emily Fear discuss all four dates of the fall Global Wars tour including Harley’s in-person perspective on the Toronto stop. Jay Lethal defends, Joe Koff bans kendo sticks, Scorpio Sky pulls off an upset, Karen Q qualifies, guest stars impress, and what’s the deal with Rhett Titus? Plus weekly TV including a new side to The Bouncers and Jeff Cobb vs. Shane Taylor.

-On Tune In Radio HERE
-On Apple Podcasts HERE
-Or search “PWTorch” or “Pro Wrestling Torch” on your podcast app of choice

•Social Media Scene

Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.

House hunting in Florida for the Rhodes?

Macaroon’s are an underrated dessert

The fact that this GIF exists and how perfect it goes with BTE’s current storyline is amazing

Your current Final Battle card. Anyone else ever wonder why they always use this weird Jay Lethal photo for promo stuff?

The newest episode of BTE


•Closing Commentary

Tis’ the season to give thanks. Over this holiday season I am sure you will be asked by your mom or that annoying aunt to list what you’re thankful for. I am going to take a page from their book, and ask you what you are thankful for in the world of wrestling.

I will start the conversation off. I am thankful for every member of the Elite. Kenny Omega, Cody, The Young Bucks, Marty Scurll, and Adam Page.

At the moment I have gotten a little tired of the non-stop articles and stories about where the group is going next, and having to decipher every tweet and mention on a podcast. I feel safe in saying that the group will be joining the so-called All Elite Wrestling, AEW. In doing so, they will try to create that elusive replacement for WCW that the wrestling world has wanted since 2001.

That being said, I am thankful to all these guys. The first time I watched a wrestling match outside of WWE was when Kenny Omega faced Kazuchika Okada in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 11. After that I went to my first non-WWE Live event, when ROH came to Columbus, Ohio in the spring of 2017.

Since then I haven’t been able to get enough of all the great wrestling there is outside of WWE. I am not exaggerating when I say that these guys saved my love for professional wrestling. They also helped me to become passionate about companies like ROH.

Even though they are all but out of ROH, I will still be glued to Honor Club in the future. While they may seem like all ROH has to offer, I think we will all be pleasantly surprised where ROH is a year from now.


Tyler has been a wrestling fan for 20 years (a handful of years he was a lapsed fan – 2003-’08, mainly), He’s from Columbus, Ohio. Check him out on Twitter @ringoftyler and check out his podcast @tandbwrestling.


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