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
- It’s a new year in the world of ROH. As a result, we have not had any real programming from ROH since Final Battle. I will discuss that more in my closing comments.
- The only real news of note was the announcement of ROH and the NWA are teaming up to resurrect the Crockett Cup on April 27th, 2019. The event will take place at Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC. ROH will help to support the tag team tournament at the event. This should help to boost the recently depleted tag team division.
•Live Event Results
There were no live shows this week.
•Upcoming Major Show: ROH Honor Reigns Supreme
ROH Honor Reigns Supreme
Sunday, January 13th, 2018 (7:00pm)
Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC
The following matches have been announced for the Honor Club live event.
- Jay Lethal (c) vs. Dalton Castle for the ROH World Championship
- Kelly Klein (c) vs. Jenny Rose for the WOH World Championship
- Luchasaurus, Shane Helms, and Delirious vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan, and Vinny Marseglia) in a proving grounds match.
- Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll & Brody King & PCO) vs. Silas Young & The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe)
- Bandido vs. PJ Black
- 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. (See upcoming major shows for match details)
- 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.
- Bound By Honor (International TV taping) 2/9/19 in Lakeland, FL at the RP Funding Arena.
- Bound By Honor (Live event streamed on HonorClub) 2/10/19 in Miami, FL at the Watsco Center.
- ROH 17th Anniversary PPV (Pay-Per-View Event) 3/15/19 in Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town Live.
- ROH 17th Anniversary TV Taping (International TV Taping) 3/16/19 in Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town Live.
- Road to G1 Supercard – 3/31/19 in Baltimore, MD at UMBC 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: 12/23/18 ROH Wrestling
WOH TV Results
Dec. 30, 2018
Best of Showcase
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
This week’s episode of WOH Television was a best of 2018 recap and clip show.
- The first match shown and discussed was a tag team match in February that was Tenille Dashwood’s first match in ROH/WOH. The match ended in with Dashwood & Mandy leon defeating Stacey Shadows & Kelly Klein.
- The second match was Sumie Sakai’s first title defence. This match had here defeating Jenny Roe in 8:45
- The third match was another Sakai title defense, this time in England. Which officially makes the WOH title a Word Championship. This match had Sakai defeating Chardonnay in 8:20.
- The final match shown was a crossover match between WOH wrestlers and Stardom wrestlers. This match ended with Sumie Sakai & Tenille Dashwood & Jenny Rose & Mayu Iwatani defeating Kelly Klein & Oedo Tai (Kagetsu & Hazuki & Hana Kimura) at 10:27
Click this link to read our full report: pwtorch.com
•ROH in the Media
- Bully Ray appeared in a part two interview on this past week’s Ross Report. Ray discussed his opinion on why some talent has a hard time getting over.
Check out pwpodcasts.com for a detailed recap of more podcasts.
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH LIVECAST COVERING ROH
“2019.” It’s the 50th episode of Talking Honor! Harley R. Pageot and Emily Fear look ahead to Ring of Honor in 2019 including who they’d like to see challenge for gold, who the next champions may be, and who stands the best shot of climbing the ranks. Plus: wrestling resolutions and hopes and wishes for ROH in the year ahead.
-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.
New Era ROH is the best ROH
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) January 3, 2019
Liar Liar https://t.co/kTAM4ncGeH
— uopɹo⅁ dıןℲ 🙃 (@TheFlipGordon) January 3, 2019
I need current ROH Talent to be better at Twitter. That is all.
At the top of the column I teased that there has been no new content from ROH (TV episodes or Honorclub events) since the Final Battle PPV. The past three weeks of TV have been: 1) A holiday Special episode, 2) A ROH Recap, and 3) a WOH Recap. This is with a TV taping that took place on 12/16/18.
That means that we are waiting almost an entire month before that TV taping will make its way to our screens. In 2019 this is unacceptable to me.
As a fan, I can look up spoilers for TV tapings, which I typically don’t do, as long as I get some content within a reasonable amount of time. But, If I have to wait this long, believe that I’m diving into spoilers and losing interest when it finally becomes a part of canon.
Overall, I think that ROH’s New Year’s resolution needs to be to get their timeline streamlined better in 2019. This is a major reason I think ROH is having a hard time getting a lot of new people to watch this product. You need a corkboard and red strings sometimes if you only watch TV and not Honorclub events, or vice versa.
I am excited for fresh new content to hit my DVR next week, and overall, I am looking forward to ROH in 2019.
Tyler has been a wrestling fan for 20 years. He’s from Columbus, Ohio. Check him out on Twitter @ringoftyler and check out his podcast @tandbwrestling.
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