Last week was a tremendous one for Ring of Honor, with Claudio Castagnoli defeating Rocky Romero in their ROH World Championship bout, “All Ego” Ethan Page returning to Ring of Honor, and Shane Taylor pulling Lee Moriarty into Shane Taylor Promotions! But who could've guessed that Wednesday night's edition of DYNAMITE would shake up Ring of Honor as well as All Elite Wrestling...
That's right, we have a new Ring of Honor World Champion in Eddie Kingston, and ROH could not be prouder to have him carrying the banner of honor moving forward. Kingston will undoubtedly be a fighting champion, and we look forward to what ROH will look like with Eddie at the head of the ship, but he may not be the only be the only new champion by the end of the Thursday night! This week during ROH ON HONOR CLUB, exclusively available on Honor Club, THREE ROH championships will be on the line! Shibata defends the Pure Championship against the debuting Nick Wayne, The Mogul Embassy defends the World Six-Man Titles against The Infantry and Willie Mack, and Athena welcomes Angelina Love back to ROH as she attempts to dethrone “The Fallen Goddess”.
It all beings at 7pm ET/6pm CT, exclusively on Honor Club (www.watchroh.com), your home for the rich history of the most influential wrestling promotion of the 21st century, and the place where competition thrives!
ROH PURE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH...
Katsuyori Shibata(c) vs. Nick Wayne
The day Nick Wayne had his first professional wrestling match on record, Ring of Honor was in West Palm Beach for BOUND BY HONOR 2018: NIGHT 1, a show featuring The Briscoes defending the ROH World Tag Titles against The Motor City Machine Guns and where BULLET CLUB took on The Kingdom in Trios action. The Pure Title had been long since unified with the ROH World Title, Katsuyori Shibata was medically retired from the sport, and the idea Nick would compete for Ring of Honor seemed a far-fetched dream.
Fast forward to this Thursday night, and not only is Nick Wayne making his debut for Ring of Honor, he is doing so against Shibata and for the ROH Pure Championship no less! What a way for Nick to make his debut in ROH, and what an opportunity to spread his name throughout the international wrestling community. A victory over “The Wrestler” would make headlines for young Mr. Wayne, and being the one to end the 174-day reign of Shibata would only further bolster that accomplishment.
Now Shibata has already announced himself for participation at WRESTLEDREAM on October 1st in Seattle, but will he be coming there with the ROH Pure Championship around his waist, or will Nick Wayne return to the Pacific Northwest with it around his?
ROH WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH...
“The Fallen Goddess” Athena(c) vs. Angelina Love
Athena heads into this Thursday night on a roll like no other person in the history of Ring of Honor! Fourteen championship defenses, undefeated in ROH competition through 38 matches across multiple promotions, and this week she rolls into State College, PA and the campus of Penn State University to face a woman quite familiar with the landscape of the previous era of honor.
Though her reign as the ROH Women of Honor Champion lasted just two weeks, her reign of terror over the competitors in ROH lasted two and a half years beginning with the G1 SUPERCARD at Madison Square Garden. As a member of The Allure, Love made live hell for a great many of the women fighting under the ROH banner, and when the ROH Women's World Championship tournament began in 2021, Angelina attempted to add that crown to her resume as well. Though ultimately defeated by eventual winner Rok-C, Love remained in the picture through FINAL BATTLE 2021: END OF AN ERA.
Now, nearly two years since her last appearance inside a ROH ring, Angelina Love returns in hopes of claiming the title she never held and bolstering her resume as the one who ended the run of the self-proclaimed Forever Champion! Love has the experience and skill to pull it off, and has certainly proven over the years a willingness to fight as dirty as Athena to get what she wants, but will she get it this Thursday night on Honor Club?
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH...
The Mogul Embassy (Bishop Kaun, Brian Cage, & Toa Liona)(c) vs. The Infantry (Carlie Bravo & Capt. Shawn Dean) and Willie Mack
A Friday night date with The Elite of Hangman Page and The Young Bucks looms overhead for the winner of this bout, not merely a date but a championship fight, still all six men have to focus on the task at hand this Thursday on Honor Club, and for The Mogul Embassy that means putting down the challenge of the nascent trio of The Infantry and Willie Mack! The last thing Prince Nana wants to see happen is his men getting dethroned 24 hours before they face their biggest challenge, and their biggest winner's purse, especially against a team whose experience together doesn't compare to that of The Mogul Embassy.
For 285 days and through nine successful championship defenses, Nana's champions have crushed all competition placed in front of them, and aim to do the same to Carlie Bravo, Capt. Shawn Dean, and Mack. Though the challengers enter into this fray with back-to-back victories, they are undoubtedly underdogs just hoping to catch that three second flash victory over one of The Mogul Embassy's monsters, and move onto the RAMPAGE championship bout with The Elite.
It would absolutely be one of the biggest upsets in ROH history, and that is the last thing the defending champions, Prince Nana, or Swerve Strickland want to see go down!
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-Cole Karter & Griff Garrison (w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) vs. Action Andretti & Darius Martin
-Trish Adora vs. Mercedes Martinez
-“All Ego” Ethan Page vs. VSK
-The Renegades & Leyla Hirsch vs. Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale, & Kiera Hogan
-Diamante in action!
Ring of Honor is back with an all-new ROH ON HONOR CLUB this Thursday night at 7pm ET/6pm CT with three huge championship matches, the return of Angelina Love to Ring of Honor, Trish Adora fighting Mercedes Martinez, Maria's tag team in action together for the first time, and a big Women's Trios match! It all comes your way this Thursday night, exclusively on Honor Club, your home for more than twenty years of the most influential professional wrestling promotion of the 21st century!