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 Monday the 4th, Jay Lethal officially broke the record for most combined days as ROH World Champion. He passes Samoa Joe to take the top spot.
- Per pwinsider, Brian Milonas has signed a contract with Ring Of Honor.
- ROH has announced that they will be headed to the pacific northwest for the first time in June.
•Live Event Results
There were no ROH live events this week. However, many ROH signed wrestlers preformed with New Japan on their recent US Tour.
•Upcoming Major Show: Bound by Honor
Bound by Honor
2/10/19 at 7pm
Miami, Florida at the Watsco Center
9 Matches have been announced for Bound by Honor:
- Women of Honor World Champion Kelly Klein defending against Mayu Iwatani
- Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Colt Cabana
- PCO vs. Mark Briscoe
- ROH Television Champion Jeff Cobb defending against Rocky Romero
- ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham & Rush vs. ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia & TK O’Ryan) in a non-title match
- Lifeblood (Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Tracey Williams, and Bandido) vs. Coast to Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali) and The Bouncers (Beer City Bruisers and Brian Milonas)
- Willie Mack vs. Marty Scurll vs. Kenny King vs. Silas Young in a four corners survival match
- Dalton Castle and The Boys vs. Shinobi Shadow Squad (Cheeseburger, Eli Isom, and Ryan Nova)
- Brody King vs. Jay Briscoe
- 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.
- Steel City Excellence (Honor Club Event) 4/13/19 in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
- Masters of the Craft (Honor Club Event) 4/14/19 in Columbus, Ohio at Express live
- The Crockett Cup (Honor Club Event) 4/27/19 in Concord, NC at Cabarrus Arena
All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.
•Latest TV Highlights: 1/27/19 ROH Wrestling
WOH TV Results
Feb. 3rd, 2019
Atlanta, GA at Center Stage
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- Tracy WIlliams defeated David Finlay at 11:12
- The Kingdom have a backstage promo against villain enterprises
- Bandido defeated Mark Haskins at 12:18
- Nick Aldis came out to talk about the NWA World’s Tite. He announced that he will defend that title against PJ Black next week on ROH TV
- Silas Young defeated Eli Isom at 12:56 to become the #1 contender for the ROH World Television title
- After the match, Shane Taylor hit Jeff Cobb with a Greetings from 216.
Click this link to read our full report: pwtorch.com
•ROH in the Media
Not much ROH talent in the media this week.
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH LIVECAST COVERING ROH
“Beer City Bruiser.” This week, Emily Fear and Harley R. Pageot speak with ROH wrestler Beer City Bruiser about the origins of the toast of honor, tag team wrestling vs. singles wrestling, and whether or not he’s ready to move on from Silas. Plus: Emily and Harley discuss Silas Young vs. Eli Isom competing to earn a TV title match, the origin story of Lifeblood, how ROH’s social media and Honor Club events are undercutting the drama of their weekly TV, and how they’ve fared so far at introducing many new wrestlers to the roster in a short timeframe.
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•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
I’m into this.
Hair cut match with @theDALTONcastle ?
— 'Good Guy' Tama Tonga (@Tama_Tonga) February 5, 2019
A new episode of Planet Peacock, always good.
New #PlanetPeacock up now. 🦚
We went to #Texas and I brought along my muscles. Surprisingly, we did not run into any of my exes. Which is strange, because that is where all of them happen to live.
Enjoy… Or don't. I'm not the boss of you. pic.twitter.com/W7Kl0sMB2c
— Dalton Castle (@theDALTONcastle) February 6, 2019
The Briscoes also won the award of only top tag-team left in the company.
Meet & Greets include personal photo and signed 8×10!
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) February 6, 2019
👀 Taker is taking bookings!
ROH in 2019 is beginning to take shape. Villain Enterprises (6-0), Bandido (4-0), and to a lesser extent Rush (1-0) have show to be the members of new talent that have been thrusted into potential top-tier status.
So what does this mean for Ring of Honor in this relatively new year? I am not aware of Bandido, Rush, Jeff Cobb, PCO, Dalton Castle, and Matt Taven’s contract status in terms of length. It is safe to assume that Marty and Flip will be joining AEW as soon as they possibly can. As a result, ROH management needs to know who they can reasonably assume they will have on the roster in six months, one year, two years, and five years from now.
That way they can build short, medium, and long term stories worthy of all of the talent listed above.
Also, I think it is time for ROH to step up and be the first major wrestling company to have a certain type of match. More on that next week.
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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