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•Top Stories of the Week
- Stadium 24/7 announced that their network will be made available on the basic package of Sling TV. Stadium airs ROH’s weekly television, as a result cord cutters have another option in order to watch the weekly show.
- Marty Scurll is set to face off against Kenny King at the 17th anniversary PPV. It has been alleged that Scurll’s ROH contract is up at the end of April. He is also due to have a ROH World Title match. Is the plan to have him face the winner of Lethal and Taven at the MSG show?
- ROH announced the 2019 War of the Worlds tour in Buffalo, NY; Toronto, ON Canada; Grand Rapids, MI; and Chicago, IL
•Live Event Results
There were no live events this week for ROH.
•Upcoming Major Show: ROH 17th Anniversary PPV
ROH 17th Anniversary PPV
3/17/19 at 6pm
Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town
4 Matches have been announced for ROH’s 17th Anniversary PPV:
- Jay Lethal (c) vs. Matt Taven for the ROH World Championship
- Bandido vs. Rush
- The Briscoes (c) vs. Villain Enterprises (PCO and Brody King) for the ROH Tag Team Championship.
- Marty Scurll vs. Kenny King
- 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
- ROH War of the Worlds (Honor Club Event) 5/8/19 in Buffalo, NY at Buffalo Riverworks
- ROH War of the Worlds (Honor Club Event) 5/9/19 in Toronto, ON Canada at Ted Reeve Arena
- ROH War of the Worlds (Honor Club Event) 5/11/19 in Grand Rapids, MI at Deltaplex
- ROH War of the Worlds (Honor Club Event) 5/12/19 in Chicago, IL at The Odeum In Villa Park
All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.
•Latest TV Highlights: 2/17/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
Feb. 17th, 2019
Atlanta, GA at Center Stage
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- Shane Taylor Defeated Kenny King, Flip Gordon, Chris Sabin, Luchasaurus, and Rhett Titus at 10:52
- The announcement is made that Beretta could not attend due to a family emergency. As a result, Chuckie T is allowed to pick another partner for a non-title match.
- The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) Defeated Marcus Kross and Griff Garrison at 3:55
- The Briscoes came out for their match with Chuckie T and the mystery partner. Colt Cabana’s music hits as he joins Chuckie T’s team.
- The Briscoes (Mark Briscoe and Jay Briscoe) Defeated Chuckie T and Colt Cabana at 10:59.
- Jay Lethal does an in-ring promo about being champion, as well as discussing Bully Ray’s group and The Kingdom.
- Juice Robinson came out to interrupt, all the other members of Lifeblood came out. Lethal put over every-member of Lifeblood, sans Robinson. Robinson then challenged Lethal to find 4 more men to compete in a 10-man tag match. Lethal agreed.
Click this link to read our full report: pwtorch.com
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH LIVECAST COVERING ROH
“Full-Time Feelgoodery.” This week Emily Fear and Harley R. Pageot discuss Jay Lethal meeting Lifeblood, The Briscoes vs. Chuckie T & Colt Cabana for the tag titles, a goodbye to Best Friends in ROH, and six-way mayhem, and answer listener mail on what will happen to Villain Enterprises once Marty Scurll goes to AEW.
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•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
Everyone likes a $5 surprise right?
This week the @ROHProShop is offering mystery tees for just $5! You get a random "retired" t-shirt featuring designs for past and present Ring of Honor stars. https://t.co/6QijtXwou9#HonorClub STILL saves 15%! pic.twitter.com/7oK7Ut9lZg
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) February 21, 2019
I wonder if Matt got any weird emails?
I do email MattTaven@gmail.com https://t.co/6dAiLLrxPl
— Matt Taven (@MattTaven) February 20, 2019
Shane Taylor is an Ohio State Treasure
.Knee Strike followed up with a
Fire Thunder Driver from Taylor!
— ً (@FlippyPro) February 19, 2019
Liking black licorice is worse than thinking the earth is flat.
I said in the headlines that it appears that Marty Scurll vs. the winner of Lethal/Taven (maybe a triple threat?) is the most likely match at the MSG show. Scurll is due a title shot, and it has been reported that his contract is up at the end of April.
That makes it all but certain that Scurll will come up on the losing end of that bout. Leading him to leaving the company after that.
If that is the case, ROH made the booking decision over the last two years to make Cody the ROH World Champion, which is great. They chose not to make Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson (Jay Briscoe is a multi-time ROH World champion, by the way), Adam Page, or Marty Scurll world champions.
To me, that seems like an odd choice in the moment. I also think it is safe to assume that in 5 years, this will be an obvious poor choice by ROH. But at this point it is too late to change that fact.
I will be happy to see Marty go on to greener pastures, and to avoid the non-stop talking and writing of main stars and their contract status.
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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