WEEKLY OVERVIEW – ROH (thru 2/12): Top stories of week, major show lineups, live event results, schedule of live events, noteworthy social media posts, more

By Tyler Sage, PWTorch Contributor


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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

  • ROH has announced that there will be a tournament to crown the Ring of Honor Women’s Championship. This presumably will replace the nomenclature “Women of Honor Champion.” it was also announced that the championship will be replaced by a new, gold belt. The first round matches start April 24th in Philadelphia.
  • The Supercard of Honor card is filling out. PCO vs. Nick Aldis has been announced for that show. It is yet to be seen if that will be a title vs. title match.
  • Shane Taylor announced that he has resigned with Ring of Honor
  • It was announced that Australian performer Adam Brooks has signed with ROH

•Live Event Results

ROH Free Enterprise
2/9/20 @ 3:00pm
UMBC Event Center – Baltimore, MD

  1. Mark Haskins def. Alex Shelly
  2. Righteous (Vincent & Bateman) def. Dalton Castle and Joe Hendry
  3. Flip Gordon def. Slex
  4. Alex Zayne def. Andrew Everett
  5. The Briscoes def. Bandido and Flamita
  6. Flip Gordon (dressed as Dragon Lee) won the 20-man battle royal. He receives a future ROH World Title Shot.
  7. Session Moth Martina def. Sumie Sakai
  8. Jeff Cobb & Dan Maff def. Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham in a proving ground match.
  9. Brody King def. Rey Horus
  10. Marty Scurll and PCO def. Rush and Nick Aldis

•Upcoming Major Show(s)

ROH 18th Anniversary PPV
Las Vegas, NV
3/13/20 @ 6pm PST
Sam’s Town Live

  • Dragon Lee (c) vs. Bandido for the ROH World Television Championship

•Upcoming Events

  • ROH Bound by Honor in Nashville, TN – 2/28/20
  • ROH Gateway to Honor in Saint Charles, MO – 2/29/20
  • ROH 18th Anniversary (PPV Event) in Las Vegas, NV – 3/13/20
  • ROH Past vs. Present in Las Vegas, NV – 3/14/20
  • ROH Supercard of Honor (PPV Event) in Lakeland, FL – 4/4/20
  • ROH Pure Excellence Night 1 in Columbus, OH – 4/10/20
  • ROH Pure Excellence Night 2 in Pittsburgh, PA – 4/11/20
  • ROH Quest for the Gold in Philadelphia, PA – 4/24/20
  • ROH on Tour in Dallas, TX – 6/5/20
  • ROH on Tour in San Antonio, TX – 6/6/20
  • ROH Best in the World (PPV Event) in Baltimore, MD – 6/13/20

All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.


•Latest TV Highlights: 2/8/20 ROH Wrestling

ROH TV Results
February 8th, 2020
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com

  • The Bouncers defeated PJ Black & Brian Johnson
  • Rush, Dragon Lee, and Kenny King def. Marty Scurll, PCO, and Brody King

Check out the full detailed recap by Jason Powell at prowrestling.net.


•ROH in the Media

This week’s episode of Podcast of Honor is up!

Ryan tells us about his experience backstage at Free Enterprise. We also break down the full card from Sunday.

Find it HERE.


•Social Media Scene

Wow. Villain Enterprises for life, apparently.

I can’t wait for this match.

https://twitter.com/ringofhonor/status/1227714116611137537

This will be quite the bus ride.

https://twitter.com/ringofhonor/status/1227597289344114688


•Closing Commentary

We just had Free Enterprise. Either this event or Supercard will be looked to as the first event of a new era in ROH. Was the show perfect? No; of course not. But the show had signs of a new creative way to look at booking.

The Battle Royal was the prime example of this. The match created a lot of stories, and it made use of talent who has been underutilized. Kenny King teasing the style of win he had at Supercard of Honor. It was great that they teased that and went the other way.

Also, Flip winning dressed as someone else is a nice call back to the All In event in 2018. This shows that Marty knows some beats that fans are excited about in storytelling. Hopefully this goodwill will continue.

Overall I am still very optimistic about ROH, and the addition of a lot of events is a great sign.


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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