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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
- The NWA/ROH Crockett Cup happened on 4/27. Please see a full recap below.
- It has been reported that Lucha Underground has sent a cease and desist to ROH and NWA to stop using Willie Mack. It had been earlier reported that Lucha Underground had let all talent out of their current contracts. If this is true, then that sullies that narrative.
- nZo had a mildly viral video talking about ROH. If you’re into that sort of thing.
•Live Event Results
NWA Presents The Crockett Cup 2019
Concord, North Carolina at Cabarrus Arena
April 27th, 2019
- Wild Card Tag-Team Battle Royal – Isaacs and Latimer win
- Opening Round Crockett Cup Match – The Briscoes (Mark and Jay Briscoe) defeated Rock N’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) at 6:55
- Opening Round Crockett Cup Match – Villain Enterprises (PCO and Brody King) defeated Satoshi Kojima & Yugi Nagata at 11:50
- Opening Round Crockett Cup Match – Flip Gordon & Bandido defeated Guerrero Maya Jr. & Stuka Jr. at 12:30
- Opening Round Crockett Cup Match – Isaacs and Latimer defeated The War Kings (Crimson & Jax Dane) at 7:50
- Crockett Cup Semi-Final Match – Villain Enterprises (PCO and Brody King) won via DQ against The Briscoes (Mark and Jay Briscoe) at 9:50
- Crockett Cup Semi-Final Match – Isaacs and Latimer defeated Flip Gordon & Bandido at 7:15
- Crockett Cup Final Match – Villain Enterprises (PCO and Brody King) defeated Isaacs and Latimer at 6:40 to become the new NWA World Tag-Team Champions
- Allysin Kay defeated Santana Garrett at 8:55 to become the new NWA Women’s Champion
- Colt Cabana defeated Willie Mack (c) to become the new NWA National Champion
- Nick Aldis (c) defeated Marty Scurll at 23:45 to retain the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship
•Upcoming Major Show: The Crockett Cup
ROH War of the World Worlds Tour (4 stops)
Night 1 Buffalo, NY (5/8/19)
- Guerrillas Of Destiny vs. Lethal & Gresham for the tag titles
- Villain Enterprises vs. Jeff Cobb, Yuji Nagata, & Satoshi Kojima for the six-man titles
- Bandido vs. Flip Gordon
- Rush vs. Silas Young
- Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams vs. Evil & Sanada
- Shane Taylor vs. Hikuleo
- TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia vs. Clark Connors & Karl Fredericks
- PJ Black vs. Alex Coughlin
Night 2 – Toronto, ON (5/9/19)
- Matt Taven vs. PCO for the world title
- The Briscoes vs. Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams
- Jay Lethal vs. Satoshi Kojima
- Jeff Cobb vs. Shane Taylor vs. Brody King vs. Hirooki Goto
- Silas Young vs. Yuji Nagata
- TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia vs. Evil & Sanada
- Rush vs. PJ Black
- Hikuleo & Guerrillas Of Destiny vs. NJPW Young Lions
Night 3 – Grand Rapids, MI (5/11/19)
- Lethal, Cobb, Goto, Kojima, & Nagata vs. The Plague
- Kelly Klein vs. Stacy Shadows for the women’s title
- Rush vs. Tracy Williams vs. PJ Black vs. Eli Isom for a world title match
- The Kingdom vs. Hikuleo & Guerrillas Of Destiny
- The Bouncers vs. Evil & Sanada
- PCO vs. Mark Haskins
- Coast 2 Coast vs. NJPW Young Lions
- Cheeseburger vs. Clark Connors
Night 4 – Chicago, IL (5/12/19)
- This card is TBA at the moment.
- 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: 4/28/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
April 28th, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- Matt Taven gives his first promo as world champion, giving the criteria for those who wish to challenge him. Flip Gordon comes out and talks about his title shot earned at the sea of honor tournament.
- A video package showing the feud between Jonathan Gresham and SIlas Young was shown.
- Silas Young defeated Jonathan Gresham at 11:22
- A video package about Kelly Klein’s win at G1 Supercard is shown, as well as showing the post match issue she had with The Allure
- Lifeblood have a promo talking about Bully Ray and The Kingdom
- The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe) defeated Caristico & Soberano Jr. at 12:55
Click HERE to read our full report.
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH LIVECAST COVERING ROH
“Crockett Cup.” This week, Emily Fear and Tyler Sage discuss the return of the Crockett Cup and your new NWA tag team champions, Matt Taven’s first appearance as ROH world champion, how refreshing it is to see The Briscoes against new teams, and the feud between Silas Young and Jonathan Gresham. They also run down the cards for next week’s War of the Worlds tour shows.
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•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
The first intergender Tag Team Champions?
Felt cute, might defend later.
Dalton and I are on the same page.
Has anyone considered maybe just talking to the Night King? #GameofThrones
— Dalton Castle (@theDALTONcastle) April 29, 2019
This week I want to talk about the differences that I noticed in this week’s episode of ROH. This was the first episode from the Pittsburgh TV tapings. This is the first TV taping since the G1 Supercard and the announcement of new members of the ROH Creative Team.
I felt a small but notable difference in the presentation of characters this week. Taven was able to spend five minutes explaining his character and actually making you care about the ROH Title. Silas Young and Jonathan Gresham got a lot of development in their feud. These two guys specifically are really talented, but their matches always feel unimportant.
We also got some promo time from Kelly Klein and Lifeblood (Mark Haskins and Tracey Williams). These did not land as well as the other two examples, but it is nice that ROH seems to be trying to develop characters, and not just throw them in random matches and hope for the best.
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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