After last week's edition of ROH ON HONOR CLUB featuring a plethora of competitors from New Japan Pro Wrestling, ROH is back this Thursday at 7pm ET/6pm CT with an all-new, stacked edition of the best pound-for-pound wrestling on the planet! This week sees The Kingdom battle The Infantry and Trish Adora in a Mixed Trios bout, Daniel Garcia take on Christopher Daniels, ROH Women's World Champion Athena take on another Proving Ground bout, Six Man Mayhem, The Gates of Agony in action, and more!
With DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR 2023 right around the corner, everyone is looking to earn their spot on the biggest PPV of the summer, and this is where it all begins!
MIXED TRIOS MATCH...
The Kingdom (Maria Kanellis-Bennett, Matt Taven, & Mike Bennett) vs. The Infantry (Capt. Shawn Dean & Carlie Bravo) and Trish Adora
The ROH faithful have seen the issues between The Kingdom and The Infantry continue to escalate week-after-week, as Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, and Maria Kanellis-Bennett take umbrage with any new blood coming into “their” Ring of Honor. The final straw for the former multi-time ROH World Tag Team Champions was actually being defeated by Capt. Shawn Dean and Carlie Bravo two weeks ago in Chicago, and that has culminated in this Mixed Trios bout taking place Thursday night.
See The Infantry has found a partner in Trish Adora, herself a veteran of the United States Army, who was not going to sit back and continue to watch Maria insert herself in the affairs of Taven and Bennett. Instead, Trish stepped up and did something about it, and when factored into the constant whining and complaining of The Kingdom, led Jerry Lynn to putting Maria into her first match since July 2019, and the first time The Kingdom has fought together since NJPW's WRESTLING DONATAKU event in May 2015! To say that Kanellis-Bennett may be in over her head with this one is certainly an understatement, but The Kingdom is nothing if not tricky, and they will no doubt have something up their sleeve in response to Jerry Lynn's attempt at putting them in their place with this Mixed Trios bout on Thursday night.
The Infantry are riding high with that victory over The Kingdom two weeks back, with Adora coming off a victory of her own that same night; can they ride that momentum and their new-found alliance to success over one of ROH's most successful units? We will see this Thursday on Honor Club!
“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels vs. Daniel Garcia
It's been nearly two years since the first, and only, time Daniel Garcia and Christopher Daniels fought inside the squared circle. That night in Los Angeles, it was “The Fallen Angel” who claimed victory, but a lot ahs changed for Garcia since then. For starters, he has thrown in his lot with The Jericho Appreciation Society (although after last Wednesday night's DYNAMITE that seems a bit shaky), and stands as a former ROH Pure Champion, the only title in ROH's history that Christopher Daniels never won it should be noted.
Now, as Garcia seems to have sights set on a showdown with Katsuyori Shibata with designs on reclaiming the ROH Pure Champion, he will clash with “The Fallen Angel” for the first time in Ring of Honor! Daniels, the first-ever Grand Slam Champion in ROH history after having won the ROH World Title, the World TV Title, the World Six-Man Championship, and the ROH World Tag Team Championship, is a Pillar of Honor. From the very first main event in ROH history at ERA OF HONOR BEGINS to this very episode of ROH ON HONOR CLUB, Daniels has well-established himself as the measuring stick in Ring of Honor, and if Garcia wants to prove himself worthy of becoming a name spoken with the same reverence, he needs to knock “The Fallen Angel” down this Thursday night.
Keep in mind, Garcia also has the Blind Eliminator Tag Team Tournament with Sammy Guevara awaiting him this Friday night on RAMPAGE, not to mention that conversation with Chris Jericho on Wednesday, so he certainly has plenty on his plate, but if he wants this win, Garcia can't let anything shake his focus, otherwise Christopher Daniels will put him away with a quickness.
PROVING GROUND MATCH...
ROH Women’s World Champion Athena vs. Seleziya Sparx
With her Semi-Final match against Willow Nightingale in the Women's Owen Hart Foundation Tournament going down this Saturday night on COLLISION, the ROH Women's World Champion Athena will be in action this Thursday as she welcomes another potential porcelain victim onto The Proving Ground! Thus far no one has been able to beat “The Fallen Goddess” in this realm, in fact no one has been able to beat her in a singles match since ALL OUT 2021's loss to Jade Cargill!
Can Selezyia Sparx be the first one to do it? Can she even survive the ten-minute time limit just to earn a future title fight with Athena? Tune in Thursday to Honor Club to find out how it all goes down!
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-Six Man Mayhem: Brian Cage vs. Dalton Castle vs. Josh Woods vs. Shane Taylor vs. Trent Seven vs. Willie Mack
-Diamante vs. Vanessa Kraven
-The Righteous (Dutch & Vincent) and Stu Grayson vs. Macrae Martin, Rip Impact, & Zak Patterson
-Big Bill & Lee Moriarty vs. The Boys (Brandon & Brent Tate)
-Komander vs. Gringo Loco
-Gates of Agony (Kaun & Toa Liona) vs. Action Andretti & Darius Martin
Ring of Honor returns with an all-new ROH ON HONOR CLUB this Thursday night at 7pm ET/6pm CT with a stacked event headlined by The Kingdom of Matt Taveb, Mike Bennett, and Maria Kanellis-Bennett facing the trio of Capt. Shawn Dean, Carlie Bravo, and Trish Adora in a Mixed Trios bout! Plus ROH ROH Women's World Champion Athena opens the Proving Ground to Seleziya Sparx, ROH Grand Slam Champion “The Fallen Angel” locks horns with former ROH Pure Champion Daniel Garcia, we've got Six Man Mayhem, The Righteous and Stu Grayson in action, The Gates of Agony taking on Action Andretti and Darius Martin, and so much more!
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