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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
- Flip Gordon tweeted out a picture and a status update on the injury he sustained at the Best in the World PPV a few weeks ago. Flip announced that he tore his tricep and two ligaments. There is currently no time table for his return. See below for Flip’s tweet.
- PWTorch.com has confirmed that effective immediately the ROH/NWA partnership is over. Nick Aldis has been pulled from the Summer Supercard show and Dave Lagana has finished up his commitments with Sinclair as of this past weekend. It has also been reported that NWA president Billy Corgan’s number one goal now is to get a weekly television show. It seems to me that he would not pull out of a partnership with ROH with a least a good chance that a deal is already in place for NWA. No word yet on PCO and Brody King’s NWA World Tag-Team Championships.
- ROH released a statement to PWInsider in regards to the Bully Ray fan incident that took place at a live event in early June. Below is their statement:
“We have now concluded our internal investigation into the events that occurred in Portland on June 2nd and have taken appropriate actions with all parties involved. Our Code of Honor, which calls for sportsmanship, respect and honor in- and outside of the ring is a core value of this company and one we will continue to strive to uphold. To all of our loyal and dedicated fans, we apologize for the incident that transpired and we encourage all of our fans to continue attending our events. Furthermore, we promise to continue delivering the best wrestling and the best live experience on the planet. In adherence to Ring of Honor policy, we will not comment further on these matters.”
•Live Event Results
ROH Manhattan Mayhem (Hybrid Event)
The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY 7:00pm
- Matt Taven (c) defeated Jay Lethal for the ROH World Championship
- Lifeblood (Mark Haskins, Bandido, Tracey WIlliams, and PJ Black) defeated Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO, Brody King, and Flip Gordon) (c) in a non-title match
- The Briscoes defeated The Guerrillas of Destiny to become the new ROH World Tag Team Championships
- Dragon Lee defeated Jonathan Gresham
- Rush defeated TK O’Ryan
- The Bouncers defeated the Soldiers of Savagery & Coast 2 Coast
ROH Mass Hysteria
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
- The Briscoes (c) defeated The Bouncers to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship
- Christian Cassanova defeated Jimmy Preston
- Silas Young defeated PJ Black
- Tasha Steelz defeated Karissa Rivera and Angelina Love in a triple threat match
- Kenny King defeated Dragon Lee
- Shane Taylor (c) defeated Eli Isom to retain the ROH World Television Championship
- PCO & Marty Scurll defeated Bandido & Mark Haskins
- Rush Defeated Dalton Castle via DQ
- Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham, and Alex Shelly defeated The Kingdom
•Upcoming Major Show(s)
ROH Summer Supercard (PPV Event)
Mattamy Athletic Centre
Toronto, ON 7:30pm
- Matt Taven (c) vs. Alex Shelley for the ROH World Championship
- Carístico, Soberano Jr. and Stuka Jr. vs. Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero and Templario
- Kelly Klein (c) vs. Tasha Steelz for the WOH World Championship
- 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
- ROH Honor United (Live Event) 10/25/19 in London, UK at York Hall
- ROH Honor United (Live Event) 10/26/19 in Newport, UK at The Newport Centre
- ROH Honor United (Live Event) 10/27/19 in Bolton, UK at the Bolton Whites Hotel UK
All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.
•Latest TV Highlights: 7/21/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
July 21st, 2019
Philadelphia, PA at 2300 Arena
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- Jonathan Gresham won a four corner survival match against Dalton Castle, Jeff Cobb, and Kenny King.
- 5 video packages are shown. 1) Shinobi Shadow Squad talk about the six-man championship belts. 2) Sumie Sakai will return to action video is shown. 3) A Briscoes and G.O.D recap is shown. 4) Last week’s episode is recapped via video. 5) A recap of Soldiers of Savagery beating up Lifeblood is shown.
- Soldiers of Savagery (Moses & Kaun) defeated Primal Fear (Matthew Omen & Manny Soriano)
- Lifeblood defeated Villain Enterprises in a non-title match.
Click HERE to read Harley R. Pageot’s full report.
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH DAILYCAST COVERING ROH
“Mayhem! Hysteria! Honor!” This week, Emily Fear and Harley R. Pageot discuss Manhattan Mayhem, Mass Hysteria, and weekly ROH television including the Briscoes becoming 11-time tag champions, Kenny King & Amy Rose, the in-ring return of Alex Shelley, and Jonathan Gresham hitting someone with a shoe. Plus: John Moore drops by to discuss brand identity and what exactly ROH does differently or better than their competition.
•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
The Flip Tweet.
— The Mercenary (@TheFlipGordon) July 22, 2019
I am here for this.
— Cheeseburger (チーバー) (@CheeseburgerROH) July 24, 2019
Looks like the graphics person got word about the NWA split in time.
For a long time I have been advocating for ROH to stream TV tapings on Honor Club. In my humble opinion, it does not hurt the syndicated TV numbers (they couldn’t be much worse). It also makes Honor Club much more valuable to me as a consumer.
I usually am more negative than positive here, but I want to take the time to thank ROH for making a wise decision and working toward becoming a modern wrestling company in 2019.
I very much hope that they continue this in the future for all TV taping events.
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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