In addition to the news that Ring of Honor World Champion Eddie Kingston defending his championship, as well as the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship, against ROH Pure Champion Katsuyori Shibata this Sunday at WRESTLEDREAM, last week also saw the crowning of new ROH World Six-Man Champions as The Elite defeated The Mogul Embassy to become 2-Time Champs! Then, just last night on DYNAMITE, we learned that one-half of the ROH World Tag Champions, Adam Cole, had suffered an injury that will keep him out of action for several months, which should necessitate a vacating of the belts, but instead AEW World Champion MJF has decided to face The Righteous along on Sunday!
But before we get there, ROH is back exclusively on Honor Club (www.watchroh.com) with a big edition of the show! In front of his home audience, Jimmy Jacobs returns to ROH action for the first time since 2015 to take on Shane Taylor! Plus, Athena's Minion in Training Billie Starkz will collide with Lady Frost, The Gates of Agony meet The Iron Savages, Ethan Page is back in ROH action, and Mercedes Martinez takes on the challenge of Allysin Kay. It begins at 7pm ET/6pm CT, exclusively on Honor Club (www.watchroh.com), the home for Ring of Honor's history featuring the most influential matches and wrestlers of the 21st Century!
A RETURN TO HONOR...
Shane Taylor vs. “The Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs
Besides Jay & Mark Briscoe, no man has held the tag team titles more than Jimmy Jacobs. A 5-time champ with 3 different partners, all told he spent 392 days as a champion, but never was able to claim a singles title despite challenging for the World Title a handful of times, or the one chance he had to claim the Television Championship during Matt Taven's reign.
All of that is a roundabout way of saying Jacobs greatest successes in ROH came in tag team competition, but that never stopped him from being a tremendous singles competitor and claiming victories over Bryan Danielson, Roderick Strong, a young Adam Page, and Tyler Black, just to name a few, and it is to singles competition that he returns this Thursday night on Honor Club!
Unfortunately for Jimmy he finds Shane Taylor standing across the ring from him, a man who was frustrated in his ALL OUT 2023 championship fight with Samoa Joe but has used that fight to further fuel his motivation to become champion once again. It's a tremendous fight for Jacobs to mark as his ROH homecoming, and whether this is a one-time thing, or ROH sees Jimmy return to regular competition, it's a special night and a special opportunity for Shane Taylor to take on a man worthy of entry into a ROH Hall of Fame!
“Minion in Training” Billie Starkz vs. Lady Frost
Billie Starkz has been under the tutelage of AEW Women's World Champion Athena for a few weeks now, and based on the video above it looks like Lexie had also been recruited into Minion training. But while Lexie graduated in record time, Athena declared that Starkz, to put it kindly, wasn't there yet. So in continuation of her training, Billie Starkz will go into action this Thursday on Honor Club and against a woman with whom Athena is quite familiar after their Proving Ground fight back in April, Lady Frost!
Starkz and Frost have locked up on a couple occasions on the independent circuit, with Billie winning their last bout in February, and with Frost having lost her last three ROH bouts, she definitely needs the boost a victory of Athena's M.I.T would garner. Starkz, on the other hand, has won her last four bouts in Ring of Honor, and knows that a loss here would only serve to infuriate Athena, thereby making her Minion training that much harder, and minion graduation that much farther away.
So can Billie get the approval of her trainer and graduate to full minion status, or will Lady Frost stifle that and leave Starkz at M.I.T status?
“All Ego” Ethan Page in action!
Mercedes Martinez vs. Allysin Kay
The Gates of Agony vs. Iron Savages
Dalton Castle & The Boys in Trios competition!
Leyla Hirsch vs. Laynie Luck
Ring of Honor is back with an all-new ROH ON HONOR CLUB (https://www.watchroh.com/home) this Thursday night at 7pm ET/6pm CT with Billie Starkz versus Lady Frost, Ethan Page in action, a huge tag team clash between Iron Savages and Gates of Agony, former World Six-Man Champions Dalton Castle and The Boys in action, and Jimmy Jacobs returning to Ring of Honor for a fight with Shane Taylor!