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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
- It has been reported The Pro Wrestling Sheet that Jeff Cobb’s exclusive contract with ROH expired on January 1st. He is currently happy with ROH and will continue to work on a per-show basis at the moment.
- It is being reported by E Wrestling News that Dragon lee has signed a contract with Ring of Honor.
- In the same report they report that ROH is still in talks with Marty Scurll on a new contract.
•Live Event Results
There were no live events this week.
•Upcoming Major Show(s)
ROH Saturday Night At Center Stage
1/11/20 @ 6:00pm
Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
- PCO (c) vs. Rush for the ROH World Championship
- Dragon Lee (c) vs. Andrew Everett for the ROH World Television Championship
- Josh Woods vs. JOnathan Gresham
- Sumie Sakai & Nicole Savoy vs. The Allure
- Villain Enterprises vs. Bandido/Rey Hours/Flamita
- Dan Maff & Jeff Cobb vs. Lifeblood vs. The Briscoes
ROH Honor Reigns Supreme
1/12/20 @ 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.
- Flip Gordon vs. Flamita
- Bandido vs. Alex Zayne
- Lifeblood vs. Vincent & Bateman
- Rey Horus vs. Andrew Everett
- Joe Hendry & Dalton Castle vs. The Briscoes
- 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 Free Enterprise (PPV Event) in Baltimore, MD at UMBC Event Center – 2/9/20
- 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: 1/4/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
January 4th, 2020
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
- Highlights of PCO winning the world title and overall Final Battle highlights are shown
- Dak Draper defeated Shaheem Ali
- PCO & Marty Scurll defeated Dan Maff & Jeff Cobb
Check out the full detailed recap by Jason Powell at prowrestling.net.
•ROH in the Media
Episode 6 of the PWTorch VIP podcast Podcast of Honor is up!
Ian Riccaboni joins us for an interview about the state of ROH and his experience as lead announcer for the company. We also discuss and preview the shows in Atlanta and Concord this weekend.
Find it HERE.
•Social Media Scene
The MAN faction has to get named; it’s too easy.
Good times, man.
— Vincent (@TheHorrorKingVM) January 7, 2020
I didn’t take Brody as a pumpkin flavor guy.
So Starbucks has discontinued the pumpkin cream and the Irish cream cold brew… i guess I’ll just die…
— Brody King (@Brodyxking) January 7, 2020
As always, Burger is correct.
Chicago Deep dish pizza isn’t good. https://t.co/66OyTecGco
— Cheeseburger (@CheeseburgerROH) January 7, 2020
There are two ways to look at Free Enterprise:
- This is a desperate attempt by a fledgling company to try to get some positive press by having a full arena for a show. This way they can prove their viability as a company in order to sell high.
- This is a company that realizes that 2019 will go down as a bad year. As a result, they want to rebrand themselves as a company. The best way to do so is to put on a show that gets a lot of fans, therefore looking impressive to a television/social media audience that is skeptical of the company. If they can put on an amazing show, with some sort of eye catching main event, the turn-around can start for Ring of Honor.
I certainly hope for option #2 for ROH. We will have to wait and see how the event comes together in the next 30 days.
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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