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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
- Death Before Dishonor took place this past Friday (9/27). See below for full results.
- Rush and Dragon Lee were released by CMLL over the weekend. While this most likely means that both will be in ROH full time now, it also means that both will almost certainly have to undergo a name change as both names are trademarked by CMLL
- Bandido is out for at least 7 weeks after suffering a knee injury this past weekend.
- Matt Taven announced that he has resigned with ROH. Dave Meltzer is reporting that it is currently double the pay of a top NXT star, and eventually will result in triple the normal pay.
•Live Event Results
ROH Death Before Dishonor
9/27/19 9pm EST
Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town Live
- Jeff Cobb defeated Brody King at 12:50
- Marty Scurll defeated Colt Cabana at 14:25 to advance in the #1 contender tournament
- PCO defeated Kenny King at 11:48 to advance in the #1 contender tournament
- Angelina Love defeated Kelly Klein (c) at 9:06 to become the new WOH World Champion
- Jonathan Gresham defeated Jay Lethal at 17:20
- The Bouncers defeated Silas Young & Vincent Marsegila at 14:30
- Shane Taylor (c) defeated Flip Gordon, Tracey Williams, and Dragon Lee at 8:26 to retain the ROH World Television Championship
- The Briscoes (c) defeated Lifeblood (Bandido and Mark Haskins) at 20:16 to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championships
- Rush defeated Matt Taven (c) at 16:05 to become the new ROH World Champion
•Upcoming Major Show(s)
ROH Glory by Honor XVII
UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA
- PCO vs. Dalton Castle (Semifinal #1 contender tournament match)
- Marty Scurll vs. Jay Lethal (Semifinal #1 contender tournament match)
- Finals of the #1 contender tournament
- Alex Shelly vs. Jonathan Gresham
- The Briscoes vs. Luke Hawx and PJ Hawx
- A large Battle royal to face Rush for the ROH Championship
- Rush (c) vs. Battle Royal winner for the ROH World Championship
- Angelina Love (c) vs. Kelly Klein for the WOH World Title
- Glory by Honor XVII (PPV) 10/12/19
- 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
- ROH The Experience (Honorclub Event) 11/2/19 in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
- ROH Unauthorized (Honorclub Event) 11/3/19 in Columbus, OH at Express Live
- ROH Survival of the Fittest (Honorclub Event) 11/9/19 in Dallas, TX at Gilley’s Dallas
- ROH Survival of the Fittest (Honorclub Event) 11/10/19 in San Antonio, TX at The Aztec Theatre
- ROH Final Battle (PPV) 12/13/19 in Baltimore, MD at the UMBC Event Center
All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.
•Latest TV Highlights: 9/29/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
September 29th, 2019
Nashville, TN at Nashville Fairgrounds
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- Soldiers of Savagery defeated Michael Stevens & Sal Rinauro at 0:48
- The Tate Twins defeated The Master & Machine at 6:55
- Jeff Cobb wins at defy or Deny match to get a shot at Rush’s title on 10/30
Check out the full detailed recap by Harley R. Pageot HERE.
•Social Media Scene
Mad respect for Bandido to cover his face; Lucha Pride is real.
This was one posted one hour ago by Bandido.
Was told by one person he had surgery this morning.
— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) October 1, 2019
Good Luck to AEW as TV starts this week.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) October 2, 2019
Good job by everyone involved to brighten the days of these people.
.@ringofhonor stars @CheeseburgerROH, @joehendry, @LeonStGiovanni, @ShaheemAli85 and @IanRiccaboni visited the kids at Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, NV Saturday, prior to Ring of Honor’s TV taping at Sam’s Town Live. Photo credit: Sunrise Children’s Hospital pic.twitter.com/2b6vDYuWKV
— WrestlingINC.com (@WrestlingInc) October 1, 2019
Well, here we are. The end of the Matt Taven era.
Taven and Jay Lethal have been champions the past 454 days. Both of these guys had similar championship runs. They are both more or less ROH lifer guys. A vast majority of their opponents have been performers that were not built to be real competition for them. As a result, most if not all of their title matches were underwhelming to bad.
But, both performers have resigned after their run was over. Both are very talented performers, but suffered at the hands of ROH booking decisions. I look forward to a face Matt Taven run over the next 6 months. He has earned my respect; I do not think there are many performers that could have lifted ROH up over the last 6 months.
Now that we are past both Taven’s and Lethal’s runs, what’s next? Will overall booking change with Rush being in the top position? Will ROH look to change up some of their standard and promoless storylines? Will Bully Ray keep shoving himself down our throats? Yes, unfortunately.
I have some unsubstantiated hope that ROH will get better over the next six months, but I won’t be surprised if the company continues to lose market share as AEW and WWE take up all the oxygen of the North American market.
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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