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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
- Another match has been added for the Best in the World PPV. Jonathan Gresham and Silas Young will square off in a “Pure Rules,” match. The rules of a pure wrestling match are as follows. 1) 3 rope breaks are allowed pure wrestler for submissions and pinfalls. 2) No closed-fist punches are permitted to the head. Punches to other parts of the body are allowed. 3) A 20 count starts as soon as a wrestler hits the floor.
- Former ROH contracted wrestler ACH has been given a new name in NXT. His new name will be Jordan Myles.
•Live Event Results
There were no live events this week.
•Upcoming Major Show(s)
ROH Best In The World (PPV Event)
UMBC Event Center 8pm
This is the up-to-date card:
- Matt Taven (c) vs. Jeff Cobb for the ROH World Championship
- Shane Taylor (c) vs. Bandido for the ROH WOrld Television Championship
- Dalton Castle vs. Dragon Lee
- Flip Gordon vs. Rush
- Silas Young vs. Jonathan Gresham in a Pure Rules Match
- 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
- ROH Manhattan Mayhem (Live Event) 7/20/19 in New York, NY at Hammerstein Ballroom
- ROH Mass Hysteria (Live Event) 7/21/19 in Lowell, MA at Lowell Memorial Auditorium
- ROH Summer Supercard 8/9/19 in Toronto, ON at Mattamy Athletic Centre
- ROH Saturday Night at Center Stage (TV Taping) 8/24/19 in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage
- ROH Honor for All (Live Event) 8/25/19 in Nashville, TN at the Nashville Fairgrounds Arena
- ROH Live (Live Event) 9/6/19 in Dearborn, MI at Ford Community Center
- ROH Live (Live Event) 9/7/19 in Chicago, IL at Odeum Expo Center
- ROH Live (Live Event) 9/8/19 in Milwaukee, WI at Potawatomi Casino
All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.
•Latest TV Highlights: 6/9/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
June 9th, 2019
Chicago, IL at the Odeum
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- Colt Cabana and James Storm wrestled to a 15 minute draw for the NWA National Championship. As a result, Cabana retained the title.
- Riccaboni ran down the card for Best in the World PPV. Part two of the Jeff Cobb video is played.
- Silas Young defeated The Squid at 2:01
- A recap of the on again off again feud between Bully Ray and Lifeblood is shown.
- Tracey Williams & Mark Haskins won via DQ against Bully Ray and Shane Taylor at 0:21. The Soldiers of Savagery (S.O.S) attacked Lifeblood and the four Men left Williams and Haskins Laying.
Click HERE to read Harley R. Pageot’s full report.
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH DAILYCAST COVERING ROH
“An Ending.” This week, Harley R. Pageot and Emily Fear discuss the lone bright spot on ROH TV when Colt Cabana defended the NWA national title against James Storm, all the ways Bully Ray is making ROH worse, 17 minutes of wrestling on a 60-minute show, the heroic PJ Black, and the continued dearth of women in Honor. Plus: Harley and Climt Bantam face off in one final showdown.
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•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
The only cliffhanger in ROH right now.
I like this logo. It does have some serious MOX influence, however…
— Matt Taven (@MattTaven) June 12, 2019
I love this shirt. Happy Pride Month!
I am going to echo the words of Harley R. Pageot this week. In the comments on his TV report, he had a keen insight into ROH at the moment.
That is that: 1) Everything NWA is working, and working well; 2) Everything ROH is terrible, boring, or the laughing stock of the internet.
I am paraphrasing him a bit, but I couldn’t agree more. At this point, if ROH was rebranded as NWA, with Billy Corgan and Dave Lagana running the creative, I would be so positive for the future of the company.
But, for the time being, I suppose we can just hope for more episodes of TV and PPV matches that are NWA focused.
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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