WEEKLY OVERVIEW – ROH (thru 12/4): Top stories of week, major show lineups, live event results, schedule of live events, noteworthy social media posts, more

By Tyler Sage, PWTorch Contributor


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

  • The bad PR for ROH storyline has continued into this week. More mainstream sites like si.com have jumped on the kelly Klein story. While there is not anything that a savvy surveyor of ROH news, like yourself, has not seen in the last week. This is still another domino against ROH in this news cycle. Imagine having not ever heard of or thought about ROH for a long time, and then you see this story. This is not the story ROH wants those people to see.
  • There are rumors about the pay of Woman in Ring of Honor, as well as non-contracted talent in one-off events. The information does not have any hard sourcing, but paired with the news that Kelly Klein was making $24,000 a year makes this seem at least plausible. The link to these rumors is here: sportskeeda.com

•Live Event Results

There were no live shows this week.

•Upcoming Major Show(s)

ROH Final Battle
Baltimore, MD at UMBC Arena

  • Rush (c) vs. PCO for the ROH World Championship
  • The Briscoes (c) vs. Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham for the ROH World Tag-Team Championship
  • Shane Taylor (c) vs. Dragon Lee for the ROH World Television Championship
  • Matt Taven vs. Vincent
  • Mark Haskins vs. Bully Ray in a Street Fight
  • Jeff Cobb vs. Dan Maff
  • Marty Scurll & Flip Gordon vs. Bandido & Flamita
  • Angelina Love vs. Maria Manic

•Upcoming Events

  • ROH Final Battle (PPV) 12/13/19 in Baltimore, MD at the UMBC Event Center
  • ROH Final Battle Fallout (TV Taping) in Baltimore, MD at the UMBC Event Center
  • ROH Saturday at Center Stage (Honor Club Event) in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage
  • ROH Honor Reigns Supreme (Honor Club Event) in Concord, NC at Cabarrus Arena

All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.

•Latest TV Highlights: 12/1/19 ROH Wrestling

ROH TV Results
December 1st, 2019
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com

  • A recap of Jay Lethal turning heel in The UK is shown, in order to build to the tag team match.
  • Young Woods (Silas Young & Josh Woods) defeated Coast 2 Coast, The Bouncers, and Soldiers of Savagery at 13:45 in a Four Corners Survival match
  • Shane Taylor promotions had an ad, then Shane Taylor had a promo on top of a building
  • The Allure defeated Sumie Sakai & Jenny Rose at 5:42
  • Maria Manic came out and set up her match with Love at Final Battle
  • PJ Black defeated CMLL World Heavyweight Champion Ultimo Guerrero, Kenny King, and Eli Isom by pinning Isom at 10:12

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

•ROH in the Media

If you are PWTorch VIP, please check out the new ROH focused podcast, Podcast of Honor, featuring myself and Ryan Sullivan. If you are not VIP, now is the time to sign up. It is only $1.49 for your first month!

VIP AUDIO 11/27 – Podcast of Honor w/Ryan Sullivan & Tyler Sage (PREMIERE EPISODE): A recap of the ROH/Kelly Klein and Joey Mercury saga, Marty Scurll’s last run in ROH, a look ahead to final battle (52 min)

•Social Media Scene

Shane is doing what he can to feel different and make his matches feel real.

Castle and Taven as a face former champ team would be great.

The six month wait is over. Maria’s first match.


•Closing Commentary

Next week on The Podcast of Honor, we will be having former ROH World Champion Matt Taven joining our show. If you have any questions that you would like us to try to squeeze in, feel free to DM me @ringoftyler to get those in.

We will also be previewing Final Battle and looking ahead to an optimistic 2020.

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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