WEEKLY OVERVIEW – ROH (thru 8/28): Top stories of week, major show lineups, live event results, schedule of live events, noteworthy social media posts, more

By Tyler Sage, PWTorch Contributor


SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)...

The following article is part of our Weekly Overview Series to 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 an 8 person, single-elimination tournament. The winner of the tournament will face the ROH World Champion at Final Battle on December 13th. No participants have been announced as of yet.
  • The first round match-ups will take place at Death Before Dishonor on September 27th and 28th.
  • ROH Honor for All happened this past weekend in Nashville, TN. See full results from the event below.

•Live Event Results

ROH Honor for All
Nashville Fairgrounds Arena
Nashville, TN 6:00pm 8/25/19

  1. The Bouncers defeated Okumura & Felino
  2. Dalton Castle & Joe Hendry defeated Eli Isom & Cheeseburger
  3. Angelina Love defeated Jenny Rose, Damaris Dawkins, and Sumie Sakai
  4. PJ Black defeated Silas Young
  5. Rush defeated Vinny Marseglia
  6. Shane Taylor (c) defeated Chase Owens to retain the ROH World Television Championship
  7. The Briscoes (c) defeated The Rock n’ Roll Express to retain the ROH World Tag-Team Championship
  8. Lifeblood defeated Villain Enterprises to become the #1 contenders for the ROH World Tag-Team Championships
  9. Jeff Cobb won a Defy or Deny match against Matt Taven, Jay Lethal, and Kenny King

•Upcoming Major Show(s)

ROH Global Wars (9/6, 9/7, 9/8)
Dearborn, MI; Villa Park, IL; and Milwaukee, WI


•Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • Death Before Dishonor (PPV) 9/27/19 in Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town Live
  • Death Before Dishonor (TV Tapping) 9/28/19 in Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town Live
  • 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: 8/11/19 ROH Wrestling

ROH TV Results
August 25th, 2019
Toronto, ON at Maple Leaf Gardens
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com

  • The main event (AKA only match) of this week’s TV was Matt Taven taking on Alex Shelly for the ROH World Championship. The show started with a recap of the Taven and Shelly story.
  • A recap of Tasha Steelz becoming the #1 contender for the WOH world title
  • A recap of Lifeblood and Villain Enterprises ongoing feud is shown.
  • Matt Taven (c) defeated Alex Shelley at 18:03 to retain the ROH World Championship

Check out the full detailed recap by Harley R. Pageot at pwtorch.com.


•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH DAILYCAST COVERING ROH

“All Night Long.” This week, Harley R. Pageot and Emily Fear delve into the archives to re-air a classic episode of Talking Honor from 2011. Flash back to eight years ago when they discussed The Briscoes vs. The All-Night Express to determine the #1 contenders to the tag titles, Roderick Strong vs. Kyle O’Reilly, the impending return of Kevin Steen, and Tommaso Ciampa in action.

-On Tune In Radio HERE
-On Apple Podcasts HERE
-Or search “PWTorch” or “Pro Wrestling Torch” on your podcast app of choice

•Social Media Scene

Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities. It was a slow week for ROH Talent.

This is what Twitter is for.

This is a pretty cool shirt.


•Closing Commentary

We have now had multiple weeks of the new era of ROH TV. All “TV” tapings are now live for those with honorclub. The results are now shown in clip and replay form every week as ROH TV.

Before this happened, there were two main camps: 1) People who didn’t like that they could read spoilers for six weeks of TV at a time, and as a result were excited about this; 2) People who liked it the way it was and thought this was a bad idea.

I was in camp 1 before the change occurred, but this is because I thought that they would show the TV taping live on honorclub. Then Weekly TV would stay similar to the way it was presented before. I thought this would be the case because so few people have honorclub memberships. To me, the live on HC and watch weekly TV are two different types of fans.

The current way TV is happening is the worst of both worlds. The TV show is totally unimportant and should not be watched by almost anyone. It is literally just a clip show with one match. I can’t think of anyone who would like this format for a wrestling program.

If anyone from ROH is listening, don’t overthink this. Fans like me, and ones that read these recaps, are important, but we are not the only ones that watch weekly TV. This TV product is bad for diehard fans and casual fans alike.

Tyler has been a wrestling fan for 20 years. He’s from Columbus, Ohio. His Twitter account is @ringoftyler and he hosts a podcast over at @tandbwrestling.

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