ROH News: Flip Gordon injury update, TV tapings in Philadelphia sell out, update on investigation into fan incident with Bully Ray (w/Radican’s Analysis)

By Sean Radican, PWTorch Columnist


-PWTorch has confirmed with multiple sources that Flip Gordon dislocated his elbow after hitting a 450 through a table on Tracy Williams last night during the Best in the World PPV. Gordon immediately grabbed his elbow after the spot and Brody King could be seen coming to his aid before the cameras cut away. The Wrestling Observer was the first to report the nature of Gordon’s injury.

Radican’s Analysis: The sources I spoke too seemed to think Gordon was going to be okay and not miss much time if any. It’s still up in the air as to whether or not he will wrestle on the TV tapings tonight. Gordon’s injury appeared to be very serious initially, but thankfully he dislocated his elbow and did not break it. 

-ROH has sold out the ECW arena for their TV tapings in Phialdelphia, Pa. There were around 160 available as of last Wednesday, but those tickets have all been sold.

Radican’s Analysis: This is good news for ROH. The last time they ran the ECW arena after Final Battle last year for a TV taping with the farewell of the Being the Elite crew, they did not sell out the venue. 

-Josh Ketch, who was escorted backstage by head of ring crew Brian Johnson for a lecture from Bully Ray at State of the Art in Portland, Oregon on June 2 after a confrontation with The Allure (Mandy Leon, Velvet Sky, and Angelina Love), tweeted that he had a one hour conference call with a Sinclair HR representative and ROH COO Joe Koff on June 22. Ketch claimed that he had words with Sky and Leon. He claimed that Leon spit on him and pie-faced him at ringside.

Since the incident, several wrestlers have come out and publicly supported Ketch including Colt Cabana and The Young Bucks. Kevin Owens left Ketch front row tickets for Smackdown this past week.

You can see his tweet below:

PWTorch contacted Ketch about the meeting with Sinclair HR and Koff and he indicated that Sinclair showed concern about the incident. ROH had initially said their investigation would only last 48 hours, but it has now extended to nearly a month of investigation. ROH has yet to comment since they issued a press release saying the investigation would extend beyond the initial 48 hour period they had set.

Radican’s Analysis:It’s ridiculous that the investigation has taken this long. Bully Ray admitted to being alone with Ketch backstage on Twitter. There were several fans around Ketch that should have been interviewed by now that saw what happened between him and The Allure at ringside.

ROH never released any statement on the investigation they were going to conduct based on Taeler Hendrix’s claims against Jay Lethal last year that he sabotaged her career because she wouldn’t sleep with him. Hopefully the company issues a statement about their findings on the conduct of Bully Ray and The Allure with Ketch at State of the Art in the near future. 

3 Comments on ROH News: Flip Gordon injury update, TV tapings in Philadelphia sell out, update on investigation into fan incident with Bully Ray (w/Radican’s Analysis)

  1. Considering the 2300 Arena can only hold about 1,300 people, it would be pretty bad if they couldn’t sell that out.

    • Impact and MLW both also run the 2300 arena and both of those didn’t LOOK like sellouts. So good on ROH for selling it out this time. Hopefully, the other two promotions can follow suit and get good crowds too.

  2. it would be nice if we stopped making fake outrage about this incident because it wasn’t even a big deal to begin with

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