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
- Two more matches have been announced for the 17th Anniversary PPV. Jeff Cobb will defend his ROH World Television Championship against Shane Taylor. Also, Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams will take on TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia in Tag-Team action.
- A NJPW match has been announced for G1 Supercard. Taiji Ishimori (c) wil take on Dragon Lee for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
•Live Event Results
There were no live events this week.
•Upcoming Major Show: ROH 17th Anniversary PPV
ROH 17th Anniversary PPV
3/15/19 at 6pm
Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town
7 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
- Mayu Iwatani (c) vs. Kelly Klein for the WOH World Championship.
- Jeff Cobb (c) vs. Shane Taylor for the ROH World Television Championship
- Lifeblood (Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams) vs. The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)
- 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
- ROH State of the Art (Honor Club Event) 6/1/19 in Kent, WA at Showare Center
- ROH State of the Art (Honor Club Event) 6/2/19 in Portland, OR at Viking Pavilion
All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com
•Latest TV Highlights: 3/3/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
March 3rd, 2019
Lakeland, FL at RP Funding Center
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- Jeff Cobb opens the show by telling Silas Young that he will not become a three-time Television champion, and he will be getting a first-class tour of the islands.
- Jeff Cobb (c) defeated Silas Young at 14:55 to retain the ROH World Television Championship
- A recap of PCO and Brody King earning their title shot at 17th Anniversary.
- A recap of Shane Taylor and Silas Young laying out Jeff Cobb at the Feb. 3rd TV episode. Setting up the match at 17th
- A recap of Mayu Iwatani defeating Kelly Klein for The WOH Title is shown, setting up their match at 17th
- Rush defeated Vinny Marseglia at 9:26
- Jonathan Gresham won via DQ vs. Matt Taven at 1:28. Taven retained his fake world title.
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•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH LIVECAST COVERING ROH
“A Day for Destroying Things.” This week, Harley R. Pageot and Emily Fear discuss Lifeblood and Jay Lethal destroying Matt Taven’s fake purple title, the shrinking roster size of Women in Honor, possible 2020 main eventers, and Rush vs. Vinny Marseglia. Plus: John Moore drops by to share his thoughts on Jeff Cobb vs. Silas Young for the television title.
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•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
Alex Trebek transcends all media. I’m sending positive thoughts his way.
Kelly trying to get that Ronda heat
Not after this match. https://t.co/R8xFDkhEHQ
— Kelly Klein (@RealKellyKlein) March 6, 2019
Beer City died for our sins
Vegas is Bouncer country. pic.twitter.com/EEQrqUVLBT
— Miguel (@ElMomo_702) March 6, 2019
Tommy End (Aleister Black) Eat Your Heart Out
— Luchasaurus (@JudasDraven) February 22, 2019
I know that I have harped on this before, but this week of TV focused on Matt Taven and The Kingdom in the lead up to his match with Jay Lethal.
I understand what ROH is doing, and if you are going to put Taven in this spot, you have to make this the main story in the company.
That being said, I couldn’t care less about this story and The Kingdom in general. They are generic heels who don’t make me care for their below average (in terms of ROH workrate) matches. I am hoping that Lethal is booked to go over at 17th Anniversary.
If not, we are looking at a G1 Supercard that will be headlined by a lackluster ROH Champion in Taven. As well as Taven’s equivalent in New Japan – Jay White. I know this is not a New Japan recap, but I feel like both companies have reacted in similar ways in reaction to the AEW Talent exodus. They have doubled down on homegrown talent that they don’t have to worry about leaving for greener pastures. When, in my opinion, they should leverage their most talented wrestlers and push them to the top.
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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