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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
- Marty Scurll, per Dave Meltzer on WOR, Scurll is a free agent. He will allegedly be making an appearance for an unnamed company, not ROH or NWA. He is signed to the January ROH show in Atlanta and Hard Times in late January.
- Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO, and Brody King) will defend the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championships against Rush, Dragon Lee, and Kenny King. The match will take place at Honor Reigns Supreme.
•Live Event Results
There were no live events this week.
•Upcoming Major Show(s)
ROH Honor Reigns Supreme
1/12/19 @ 7:30pm
Cabarrus Arena – Concord, NC
- Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO, and Brody King) (c) vs. La Faccion Ingobernable (Rush, Dragon Lee, and Kenny King) for the ROH World Six-Man Tag-Team Championships.
- 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
- ROH on Tour in Nashville, TN – 2/28/20
- ROH on Tour in Saint Charles, MO – 2/29/20
- ROH on Tour in Dallas, TX – 6/5/20
- ROH on Tour in San Antonio, TX – 6/6/20
All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.
•Latest TV Highlights: 12/22/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
December 22nd, 2019
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
This week was all about the best of ROH in 2019. The matches highlighted were as follows:
- Shane Taylor vs. Bandido from the Best in the World PPV.
- Highlights of Jay Lethal and Matt Taven’s 60 minute draw at the 17th Anniversary PPV.
- Marty Scurll, PCO, Brody King, and Flip Gordon vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, Okumura and Rey Bucanero from the Global Wars tour.
- Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Rush and Dragon from episode 410 of ROH TV.
Check out the full detailed recap by Jason Powell at prowrestling.net.
•ROH in the Media
Episode 4 of the PWTorch VIP podcast Podcast of Honor is up!
Ryan Sullivan and I recap the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2019. I also give an ultimatum to ROH management about the Women of Honor division, as well as my rankings of all nine Star Wars movies.
Find it HERE.
•Social Media Scene
Other matches announced for Honor Reigns Supreme.
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— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) December 26, 2019
A good piece of advice from Kenny.
Pro tip: Start making your 2020 changes TODAY. Don’t wait for the 1st
— Kenny King (@KennyKingPb2) December 26, 2019
Took a step,
Lost a bet.
They cut out my tongue now I’m full of regret.
— Man With No Country (@WildHorseTKO) December 26, 2019
ROH in 2019 has been a roller coaster ride, to say the least. It feels like the promotion has lost about 75% of their once vibrant and passionate fan base. Will ROH make the necessary moves in 2020 to gain a portion of that audience back? Will they try to make new fans who will undoubtedly become disillusioned with WWE programming?
Will WWE buy the company in 2020 for the tape library and to use ROH as a proving ground for talent a la NXT a few years ago?
Will Sinclair decide to stop losing money on a wrestling company and shut ROH down?
One or none of these things could happen in 2020, but one thing that is for sure: ROH will be a rollercoaster for the foreseeable future.
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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