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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 has announced that they will air six matches live on Honor Club this saturday. These matches will take place at ROH’s Manhattan Mayhem, which is a TV taping block for the company. This will be the first attempt to show “TV,” matches live for those that have honor club.
- Matt Taven threw out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game this week. ROH had some good video on the event, check it out HERE.
•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
- Rush vs. TK O’Ryan
- The Bouncers vs. Soldiers of Savagery vs. Coast 2 Coast
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
- Matt Taven/Jay Lethal (Whoever is ROH Champion) vs. Alex Shelley
- Carístico, Soberano Jr. and Stuka Jr. vs. Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero and Templario
- 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: 7/14/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
July 14th, 2019
Philadelphia, PA at 2300 Arena
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- A recap of Best in the World 2019 is shown.
- Shane Taylor (c) defeated Rhett Titus at 6:28 in a proving grounds match.
- Kenny King then came to the ring to berate Titis and his pregnant wife in the audience.
- Kelly Klein talked about the depth of talent in WOH, in a backstage video.
- It is announced that Alex Shelley will face the winner of Taven/Lethal for the ROH title at Summer Supercard.
- Tasha Steelz defeated Jenny Rose, Stella Grey, and Angelina Love to become the WOH #1 contender. Maria Manic appeared after the match and beat up the security guards.
- Rush had a promo mainly in spanish.
- The Kingdom defeated The Bouncers & Jay Lethal at 10:04
Click HERE to read Harley R. Pageot’s full report.
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH DAILYCAST COVERING ROH
“Steelz City Excellence.” This week, Harley R. Pageot and Emily Fear discuss the ROH TV tapings streaming live on Honor Club going forward, Alex Shelley returning from not-retirement, the first Women of Honor match on TV in two and a half months with Tasha Steelz becoming #1 contender, Kenny King badgering Rhett Titus, and possible new teams for the tag division.
•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
This Sandwich, lol.
Taven in the, nice, 69 jersey.
The long, long road to success in the wrestling business.
I have one name to sum up ROH in 2019. Alex Shelley.
I am trying to be as kind as possible here. But, you are going to try and build a show in a great market like Toronto around a main event of Matt Taven vs. Alex Shelley. Get out of here. Am I literally in the upside down? Who could have possibly cleared this? How did someone not say something? Am I missing something huge here? Is Alex Shelley the greatest performer that has been away for some time? Is this a CM Punk showing up to All Out type of moment?
I think not. Alex Shelley….
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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