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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 Manhattan Mayhem card is begging to come into view, see below for the up-to-date card.
- Dalton Castle had a recent interview with Kevin Killam of wrestlezone and had some interesting takes on ROH and those performers who left the company in the great AEW exodus of 2019.
- NWA has released a new video teasing Nick Aldis vs. Marty Scurll II at ROH Summer Supercard.
•Live Event Results
There were no live events this week.
•Upcoming Major Show(s)
ROH Manhattan Mayhem (Hybrid Event)
The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY 7:00pm
- Matt Taven (c) vs. Jay lethal for the ROH World Championship
- Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO, Brody King, and Flip Gordon) (c) vs. Lifeblood (Mark Haskins, Bandido, Tracey WIlliams, and PJ Black) in a non-title match
- Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. The Briscoes for the ROH World Tag Team Championships
- Jonathan Gresham vs. Dragon Lee
ROH Summer Supercard (PPV Event)
Mattamy Athletic Centre
Toronto, ON 7:30pm
- Nick Aldis (c) vs. TBA (most likely Marty Scurll) for the NWA World’s Championship
- 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: 7/7/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
July 7th, 2019
Kent, WA at Showare Center
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) def. The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas) at 10:10
- Matt Taven, Tracey Williams, and Josh Woods each had a promo in assembly line fashion
- Josh Woods def. Brian Johnson at 6:58
- Matt Taven (c) vs. Tracey Williams at 16:06 to retain the ROH World Championship
Click HERE to read Harley R. Pageot’s full report.
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH DAILYCAST COVERING ROH
“Halfway Point.” This week, with the year half over, Emily Fear and Harley R. Pageot look back to January to see how their 2019 wishes, hopes, predictions, and resolutions have panned out so far. Then it’s Matt Taven defending the ROH world title against Tracy Williams via exposed turnbuckle, The Bouncers losing to The Kingdom in a baffling moment of booking, and Emily’s in-person thoughts on NJPW’s G1 Climax show in Texas.
•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
Thank you, Brody!
Fuck off dude https://t.co/lPQCSjdlWA
— Brody King (@Brodyxking) July 10, 2019
Imagine all the subs a streaming service would get for having BOLA live.
Bandido is the seventh entrant in the 2019 Battle of Los Angeles!
— PWG (@OfficialPWG) July 10, 2019
Now someone has to catch Shane off of the top rope onto the floor.
It’s been a pretty slow news week in ROH. I want to again talk about the out of line “timeline” of ROH.
If you follow ROH even remotely closely, you read TV taping spoilers. When I read that Matt Taven beat Tracey Williams to retain the ROH title, I thought, “cool; that’s a good opportunity for Williams to shine.”
However, when I noticed that this match was not on TV before the Best in the World PPV, it was a huge red flag. Yes, was it unlikely that ROH would make a correct move and put the title on Jeff Cobb? Was it also unlikely that they would have Cobb become champion right before he goes to Japan for the next month?
All of that is true. But, when I realized this week’s TV match was in the can, I knew with 100% certainty that Taven was going over. To be 100% honest, if I did not cover ROH for the Torch, I would have not purchased the PPV knowing the outcome of the main event.
Even if that is one $35 purchase that was lost, why not have the Taven and Williams match a week or two before the PPV? Is it crazy to have an ROH champion on TV in a match before a PPV?
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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