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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
- ROH held a TV taping in Pittsburgh on 4/13. If you like spoilers, feel free to click this link from prowrestling.net.
- Many matches have been announced for the 2019 War of the Worlds tour in May. Please click the link for the updated information: wrestlinginc.com
- It is rumored that Joey Mercury and Bully Ray have taken over as key figures in ROH’s creative team. While Delirious is still rumored to be part of that team, his role has been lessened.
- The next ROH PPV Best In The World has been announced. It will take place in Baltimore, MD on June 28th.
•Live Event Results
ROH Masters of the Craft
April 14th, 2019
Columbus, OH at Express Live
- Jeff Cobb (c) defeated Rhett Titus at 9:51 to retain the ROH World Television Championship
- Jenny Rose defeated Holidead at 8:55
- Shane Taylor, Silas Young & The Briscoes defeated Coast 2 Coast & The Bouncers at 13:54
- Rush defeated Soberano Jr. at 3:50
- Flip Gordon & Bandido defeated PJ Black & Caristico at 14:39
- Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham defeated Lifeblood (Mark Haskins & Tracey Williams) at 30:00 in a 30 Minute Iron-Man match
- Colt Cabana won his match via disqualification vs. Nick Aldis (c) Aldis retains the NWA World’s Heavyweight Title as a result
- Villain Enterprises (c) Defeated The Kingdom at 16:13 to retain the ROH Six-Man Tag-Team Championship
Please click HERE for our full report.
•Upcoming Major Show: The Crockett Cup
NWA Presents The Crockett Cup 2019
Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena
April 27th, 2019
- Wild Card Tag-Team Battle Royal – The winning team enters the Crockett Cup Tournament
- Opening Round Crockett Cup Match – The Briscoes (Mark and Jay Briscoe) vs. Rock N’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
- Opening Round Crockett Cup Match – Villain Enterprises (PCO and Brody King) vs. Satoshi Kojima & Yugi Nagata
- Opening Round Crockett Cup Match – Flip Gordon & Bandido vs. Guerrero Maya Jr. & Stuka Jr.
- Opening Round Crockett Cup Match – The War Kings (Crimson & Jax Dane) vs. Battle Royal Winners
- Crockett Cup Semi-Final Match #1
- Crockett Cup Semi-Final Match #2
- Crockett Cup Final Match
- Jazz (c) vs. Sienna for the NWA Women’s Championship
- Willie Mack (c) vs. Colt Cabana for the NWA National Championship
- Nick Aldis (c) vs. Marty Scurll for the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship
- 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
- ROH Best In The World (PPV Event) 6/28/19 in Baltimore, MD at UMBC Event Center
- ROH Best In The World (TV Taping) 6/29/19 in Philadelphia, PA at 2300 Arena
All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.
•Latest TV Highlights: 4/14/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
April 14th, 2019
Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- Shane Taylor defeated Luchasaurus at 6:44
- Tenille Dashwood joined commentary. She is no longer with the company, good booking decision.
- Sumie Sakai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Mazzerati & Katie Forbes at 8:35
- A PJ Black vignette is shown to build his feud with Bandido
- Nick Aldis joins the commentary for the main event
- The Briscoes defeated Jeff Cobb & Willie Mack at 20:53 to earn a spot in The 2019 Crockett Cup
Click HERE to read our full report.
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH LIVECAST COVERING ROH
“Street Fighting Men.” This week, Harley R. Pageot and Emily Fear discuss Masters of the Craft and weekly television, ROH’s overabundance of weapons matches as of late, tag team wrestling, the Crockett Cup, and which midcarders have really been standing out as big stars. Plus, Megan Nielsen drops by to share her thoughts on Women of Honor.
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•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
I love Kelly’s Message here.
This is really cool to me.
— Christina GucciChanel ✨ (@idontlovethat) April 17, 2019
Save us, PCO!
Sounds like a smart girl to me.
We are officially in the post G1 Supercard world of ROH. Let’s step back and look at the current tiers of wrestlers in my mind:
Main Event Guys – Matt Taven (ROH Champion), Jeff Cobb, Rush, Bandido, Flip Gordon, and Marty Scurll
Step Below Main Event – Jay Lethal, PCO, Mark Haskins, and Juice Robinson (because he isn’t full time).
Mid-Card Guys – Silas Young, Jonathan Gresham, Brody King, Tracey WIlliams, Bully Ray, Shane Taylor, PJ Black,Dalton Castle, and Kenny King
Tag-Team Specialists – The Kingdom, The Briscoes, The Bouncers, Shinobi Shadow Squad, The Bouncers, and Coast 2 Coast.
Women of Honor – All the Women are poorly utilized. As a result, they are all equally underutilized in my mind.
If you accept this as the current hierarchy in ROH, what do you see happening in the next six months? Who will take the belt off of Taven? My guess is Cobb will get a shot, but to gain heat, The Kingdom will screw him over. The easiest story after this is for Rush to beat Taven, due to the history the two have in CMLL.
What do you think will happen in the next few months in ROH?
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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