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ROH on HonorClub Episode 58 Preview



Here we are, the final stop on the road to SUPERCARD OF HONOR 2024, airing exclusively on Honor Club live at 8pm ET/7pm CT, and featuring a Fight Without Honor, a Stardom Trios Showcase, and four championship matches, including the crowning of the first-ever ROH Women's World Television Champion!


But before we get to Philadelphia and the Liacouras Center, there are few matters to attend to, primarily the signing of the contract for the ROH Women's World Championship match between Athena and Hikaru Shida, and we will see that this Thursday night during ROH ON HONOR CLUB! In addition, Nyla Rose and Anna Jay will both be in action, as will The Dark Order's Evil Uno. Plus, we will see Lee Johnson compete just 24 hours before his World Television Championship match with Kyle Fletcher, and it's all headlined by Trios action featuring Top Flight and Action Andretti versus Christopher Daniels, Matt Sydal, and Jack Cartwheel!


The action begins Thursday night beginning at 7pm ET/6pm CT exclusively on Honor Club, your home for over 20 years of professional wrestling history, as well as the only spot to watch SUPERCARD OF HONOR 2024 on Friday night April 5th!


MIT PRESENTS THE CONTRACT SIGNING...



All that's left for ROH Women's World Champion Athena and former 3-Time AEW Women's World Champion Hikaru Shida to do is sign their names on the dotted line and make their SUPERCARD OF HONOR 2024 title match official! It's already been announced to the masses, but this public declaration of intention to defend her title by “The Fallen Goddess” is the final piece of the puzzle. There is a question of whether or not she will actually sign it though because, for the first time in her entire record-setting championship reign, Athena actually seems afraid of her opponent. Perhaps that stems from the SHIMMER victory that Shida holds over Athena dating back a decade almost to the day, or perhaps it's because regardless of how dominant she's been as the ROH Women's World Champion, Athena perceives Shida's three reigns atop the AEW Women's Division as somehow more dominant.


Only “The Fallen Goddess” really knows the source of her feelings towards Hikaru Shida's arrival in Ring of Honor, and she's not about to admit to anyone what's really going on inside her mind. Perhaps she will share some genuine thoughts and feelings with the world during the course of this contract signing, but if the history of these situations in professional wrestling are any indication, there's likely to be some trouble going down before the big fight on Friday night!


ONE-ON-ONE...

“Big Shotty” Lee Johnson vs. Nick Comoroto



Lee Johnson called his shot last week during ROH ON HONOR CLUB, letting ROH World Television Champion Kyle Fletcher know that he had his sights set on the championship Fletcher won at FINAL BATTLE 2023 last December. Backed up by an impressive eight match winning streak, and having only lost two of his last eleven bouts, “Big Shotty” has been putting in the work to make himself a contender, and though the match was made official a week ago, the #1 contender is still putting in the work twenty-four hours before his title fight!


Thursday night during ROH ON HONOR CLUB, Lee Johnson reunites with an old Factory friend in Nick Comoroto for a one-on-one contest! Now these two men are quite familiar with one another, both having fought, and trained, under the wing of QT Marshall at The Factory, and they've united several times over the years, but it's been since October 2023 that they last crossed path. That night, during ROH ON HONOR CLUB #36, both men lost in a Three Way bout to Action Andretti, and proceeded to go their separate ways to find themselves all over again.


For Lee Johnson, that journey of self-discovery has led to his impending ROH World Television Championship match while for Nick Comoroto, it seems to have led him to whatever it is Jacoby Watts has to offer. Now their paths converge once more on the eve of the biggest night in Lee Johnson's wrestling career, but one has to question the choice by “Big Shotty” of taking on this fight so close to his championship bout. Nick Comoroto is a beast, a powerhouse of a man, and could very well bring Johnson's championship aspirations crashing down before he even gets to Philadelphia on Friday.


Lee Johnson may be trying to prove a point to Kyle Fletcher, he may just be trying to keep himself ready for the fight on Friday, but he best be wary of the risk he's taking by going to battle so close to his prize fight. It's a safe bet Kyle Fletcher will be watching this one closely to see if Nick Comoroto exposes any weaknesses on Lee Johnson, or perhaps even creates one for the ROH World TV Champion to exploit!


PROVING GROUND CONTEST...

ROH World Tag Team Champions Matt Taven & Mike Bennett vs.

The Infantry (Capt. Shawn Dean & Carlie Bravo)


After scoring a shocking upset over The House of Black in the Wild Card matches of the AEW World Tag Title Tournament, The Infantry of Carlie Bravo and Capt. Shawn Dean were primed up to make a run towards the finals at DYNASTY 2024 (https://www.allelitewrestling.com/aew-event/aew-dynasty). Unfortunately fate, and FTR, had other plans for them, and The Infantry were eliminated from the tournament field by Dax and Cash.


Yet as Alexander Graham Bell said, when one door closes another door opens, and thankfully The Infantry are not men who will spend their time regretfully looking upon the closed door. Instead Carlio and Captain will look to this Thursday night during ROH ON HONOR CLUB where they will enter the Proving Ground with ROH World Tag Team Champions Matt Taven and Mike Bennett in an effort to earn a shot at those championship titles!


Now The Infantry and The Kingdom are no strangers to one another, their issues date back to the very first episode of ROH ON HONOR CLUB from 3/2/23 where Taven and Bennett got the victory, and include two more tag team encounters during HONOR CLUB #14 and #17 where each team picked up a victory. Taven and Bennett hold the 2-1 advantage in tag team competition over Bravo and Dean, but the culmination of their rivalry came in a Mixed Trios bout where Leyla Hirsch joined The Kingdom to defeat Bravo, Dean, and Trish Adora.


This time around there is so much more at stake, especially with SUPERCARD OF HONOR 2024 just twenty-four hours away, because The Infantry has an opportunity to earn their first ROH World Tag Team Championship match! The rules of the Proving Ground are simple, beat the champions or last ten minutes and earn a championship match, but the actual act of accomplishing that goal isn't so easy. In fact, in the thirty-four Proving Ground matches that have taken place in the new era of honor that began with SUPERCARD OF HONOR 2022, not one potential challenger has bested the champion to earn a title match!  Can The Infantry be the first team to accomplish that goal since Ring of Honor came under the auspices of General Manager Tony Khan?


ALSO FEATURING:

-Evil Uno vs. London Lightning!

-Nyla Rose throws down!!

-Anna Jay vs. Nikita!!!

-Top Flight & Action Andretti vs. Christopher Daniels, Matt Sydal, & Jack Cartwheel!!!!

-And More!!!!!


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