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- ROH on HonorClub Episode 38 Preview
Last week during ROH ON HONOR CLUB, we witnessed Athena and Mercedes Martinez go to war over the ROH Women's World Championship, and thanks to a little help from her M.I.T. Billie Starkz, “The Fallen Goddess” made history repeat itself. This week the championship focus shifts to the ROH World Championship held by Eddie Kingston as he faces a new challenger, the fifth of his reign and for the second straight week, in the form of former ROH World Champion Dalton Castle! In addition, Athena will be in tag action alongside Starkz, Leyla Hirsch and Rachael Ellering united against The Renegades, Emi Sakura is back in the house, and the AAA all-star duo of Komander and Vikingo take on former ROH Tag Team Champions Matt Sydal and Christopher Daniels! The night begins at 7pm ET/6pm CT only on Honor Club, your exclusive home for FINAL BATTLE 2023, as well as more than 20 years of rich ROH history featuring women such as Mickie James, Sara Del Rey, Lacey, Daizee Haze, Allison Danger, Sumie Sakai, Madison Rayne, MsChif, and more!! ROH World Championship Match... Eddie Kingston(c) vs. Dalton Castle A Triple Crown champion in the annals of Ring of Honor history, Dalton Castle has stood atop the Television Title division, the Six-Man Division, and for 197 days atop the whole of ROH. After defeating Cody Rhodes at FINAL BATTLE 2017, Castle would successfully defend his crown on seven occasions before Jay Lethal ended the run on ROH WRESTLING #357 in a Four Corner Survival that also featured Cody and Matt Taven. In the years since, Castle has had multiple opportunities to reclaim the crown, including a bout with Chris Jericho in AEW, and a singles clash with Jay Lethal at HONOR REIGNS SUPREME 2019, but he's been unable to return to the throne. Perhaps that is why Dalton Castle seems so unhinged despite having won seven of his last eight matches here in Ring of Honor, with four of those being one-on-one bouts. Perhaps it's that Castler, as so many others have before him, look down upon Eddie Kingston and deem him unworthy of his hard-earned status as champion. If the latter is the case, then “The Peacock” is in for a rude awakening in this first-ever meeting with “The Mad King”! Just like Shibata, Minoru Suzuki, and Claudio Castagnoli before him, and just as Angelico learned last week, if people thought Kingston was a dangerous man before, then imagine what he has become when someone is looking to take either of his titles. The ROH faithful are in for one heck of a championship fight this Thursday night on Honor Club, one worthy of a championship whose legacy is as rich as the ROH World Title, between two men who are willing to lay it all on the line inside that squared circle to be recognized as they best at what they do! TAG TEAM TUSSLE... AAA Mega Champion El Hijo Del Vikingo & AAA Cruiserweight Champion Komander vs. “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal With Adam Cole on the shelf, MJF essentially stands as the ROH World Tag Team Champions all by himself, unwilling to relinquish the titles as he intends to do whatever it takes to keep them ready for Cole's eventual return. Now this Saturday night during the FULL GEAR 2023: ZERO HOUR (https://www.youtube.com/@AEW/videos) that may all change as MJF heads into a title defense against The Gunns seemingly without a partner. Suffice to say there will be a great many eyes on that particular contest as numerous teams in Ring of Honor want a shot at the gold, including former champions Matt Sydal and Christopher Daniels, as well as the AAA All-Star duo of El Hijo del Vikingo and Komander! While the OG ROH team reigned as champions for 91 days between November 2006 and February 2007, they have been unable to build that same momentum as a team to get into a championship situation. As for their foes, the AAA Mega Champion and AAA Cruiserweight Champion though they've only had limited experience together as a team, three matches all told, they did get an opportunity to challenge Aussie Open for the ROH World Tag Titles at DYNAMITE #200, but were clearly unsuccessful in that bid. What it did accomplish though was making them hungry to continue a pursuit of the titles, and that brings both these teams to this clash on Thursday night's edition of ROH ON HONOR CLUB! Who will be the next team to rise up to contention, and will it by MJF or The Gunns who come out of FULL GEAR 2023 as the defending champs? TAG TEAM FIGHT... “Legit” Leyla Hirsch & Rachael Ellering vs. The Renegades (Charlette & Robyn) It took some time, but finally Maria Kanellis-Bennett pulled Leyla Hirsch into her orbit, and had “Legit” pursuing her for guidance rather than Maria chasing Leyla as a client. Similarly, though Rachael Ellering's help wasn't wanted by Hirsch last week after her victory over Charlette Renegade, Leyla did return the favor following Rachel's loss to Billie Starkz, and that balancing of her ledger has essentially created the situation Leyla finds herself in this Thursday night. Perhaps it's Maria's way of repaying Leyla for refusing her services only to come running back for help when the chips were down, but Kanellis-Bennett is certainly making Hirsch jump through hoops to get her guidance. The latest hoop means Hirsch has to team up with Ellering for Maria to consider actually helping out Leyla, thus the two women will square off with Charlette and Robyn this Thursday on Honor Club! If this ends in victory, will it mean Hirsch gets what she's been requesting from Maria Kanellis-Bennett or will further roadblocks follow? Will there be more hoops to jump? THE WORLD TV CHAMPIONSHIP... ALSO FEATURING: -ROH Women's World Champion Athena & Billie Starkz in tag competition! -Trent Beretta vs. Peter Avalon -“The Problem” Marina Shafir in action! -Emi Sakura returns to ROH! -The Bollywood Boyz vs. The Boys! -The Outrunners of Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd step into the ring!
- ROH on HonorClub Episode 37 Preview
This week during ROH ON HONOR CLUB, with FINAL BATTLE 2023 just over a month away, there will be a ROH World Championship match Eddie Kingston against a man who has been angling for his shot for several weeks, The Spanish Announce Project's Angelico! Plus, ROH Women's World Champion Athena will welcome a potential challenger onto the Proving Ground while her M.I.T Billie Starkz is in action against Rachael Ellering! And that's not all, The Iron Savages will take on Maria Kannelis-Bennett's baby boys, Josh Woods will be in action, Leyla Hirsch fights Charlette Renegade, and so much more including the ramifications of Samoa Joe's actions on Wednesday night! The fights get started at 7pm ET/6pm CT exclusively on Honor Club, your home for more than 20 years of of ROH's history including the evolution of the ROH World Championship that has been held by Christopher Daniels, Kevin Steen, twice by Jay Briscoe, Matt Taven, Xavier, the only 3-Time champion Adam Cole, and the longest-reigning World Champion in history at 645 days, the ROH Legend Samoa Joe! ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH... Eddie Kingston(c) vs. Angelico As seen in the video above, Angelico is coming for the ROH World Championship as much because he wants it for himself as in defense of what went down when Eddie Kingston welcomed Serpentico onto the Proving Ground several weeks ago. Now coming into this fight on a four match win streak, including last week's Four Corner Survival victory over Gringo Loco, Metalik, and Slim J, the master of the Llave Style wants to earn his first ROH World Championship in his first-ever ROH championship match. Now Kingston and Angelico have a decent enough relationship behind the curtain, but in front of it this is the first time they've ever squared off in singles competition. The duo of Kingston and Penta El Zero Miedo do hold a victory over Angelico and Jack Evans from June 2021, but that's the only time these two competitors have shared the squared circle prior to this Thursday. Kingston, as both the ROH World Champion and NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion, has been keeping quite a busy schedule since topping Claudio Castagnoli at GRAND SLAM 2023. He defeated Rocky Romero with the NJPW STRONG championship at stake, topped Katsuyori Shibata at WRESTLEDREAM with both championships on the line, and beat Komander for the ROH World Title. Then he followed it up with a double title match against Minoru Suzuki, traveled to the UK for NJPW ROYAL QUEST III, lost to Jeff Jarrett in a non-title Memphis Street Fight thanks to that gang of miscreants, and finally toppled HENARE at Fighting Spirit Unleashed 2023 with the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship on the line. Oh, and he now has a NJPW STRONG Title fight with Satoshi Kojima on the horizon for NJPW LONESTAR SHOOTOUT on November 10th! But before he gets there, Kingston has to get through Angelico and his unique approach to professional wrestling this Thursday night on Honor Club! If Eddie can do that, who will be the next man to step up to fight Kingston for ROH gold? VACANT?!? After 574 days and 18 title defenses, this past Wednesday on DYNAMITE Samoa Joe relinquished the ROH World Television Championship following his victory over “Limitless” Keith Lee. Joe left no question about why he made that choice, he wanted to turn his complete focus to the goal of becoming the next AEW World Champion. So for the first time in nearly 600 days, really for the first time in its near 14-year existence, the ROH World Television Championship stands vacant. The question now is what will happen to the championship moving forward? Will there be a tournament to crown a new champion? Will two men be chosen to fight over the right to be called the new champion? Could it be a Four Corner Survival or Gauntlet or maybe even the return of the Honor Rumble? Hopefully we will all find out soon because there are undoubtedly a score of ROH competitors who would love to be the next man called champion! ONE-ON-ONE... Rachael Ellering vs. Billie Starkz Last week Billie Starkz proved utterly crucial to Athena's defense of the ROH Women's World Championship against Mercedes Martinez, finally showing the grit and willingness to do what it takes, and help Athena continue her historic reign as champion. This week on Ring of Honor, Billie will have to step into the ring to go one-on-one with Rachael Ellering, a woman looking to extend herself into a three match win streak in ROH, and someone who just had her efforts to help Leyla Hirsch rebuked. Can Starkz follow-up her moment last week with a victory here, or will Ellering get over Hirsch's treatment last week to score her fourth consecutive win in Ring of Honor? ALSO FEATURING: -Proving Ground: ROH Women's World Champion Athena vs. Heidi Howitzer -“The Technical Beast” Josh Woods in action! -“Legit” Leyla Hirsch vs. Charlette Renegade -Iron Savages (Bronson & Boulder w/ Jacked Jameson) vs. Cole Karter & Griff Garrison (w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) -And more!!!
- ROH World TV Champion Samoa Joe Vacates Title
Samoa Joe vacated the Ring of Honor World Television Championship on AEW Dynamite. Watch ROH on HonorClub TOMORROW for more details.
- ROH on HonorClub Episode 36 Preview
This Thursday night ROH ON HONOR CLUB presents a tremendous night of professional wrestling action, highlighted by ROH Women's World Champion Athena putting her title on the line against former champion Mercedes Martinez! It's a rematch nearly a year in the making, and it's going down this Thursday night! Plus, “All Ego” Ethan Page clashes with “The Technical Beast” Josh Woods, Lee Moriarty and Darius Martin dance for the second time, Leyla Hirsch works to earn the services of Maria Kanellis-Bennett, and plenty more in store for your wrestling needs! The bouts get underway at 7pm ET/6pm CT exclusively on Honor Club(www.watchroh.com), your home for more than 20 years of of ROH's history including the history of the ROH World TV Championship worn by ROH luminaries like Eddie Edwards, Christopher Daniels, El Generico, Jay Lethal, Matt Taven, Shane Taylor, and the man who just broke the record to become longest-reigning TV Champion in history, Samoa Joe! ROH WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH... “The Fallen Goddess” Athena(c) vs. Mercedes Martinez December 10, 2022 at FINAL BATTLE 2022; that was the night “The Fallen Goddess” Athena defeated Mercedes Martinez to begin her record-setting reign as ROH Women's World Champion. In the 326 days since that night in Texas Athena has bested sixteen challenges to her crown, defended the championship in ROH, in AEW, and outside the confines of either company. She's beaten Miyu Yamashita, Willow Nightingale twice, Allysin Kay, as well as Kiera Hogan in a Street Fight just to name a few, and through it all Athena remained utterly unbeaten in Ring of Honor competition. Be it a title defense, a Proving Ground, an Eliminator, or a tag team match, “The Fallen Goddess” had gone undefeated across forty ROH matches...that is until last Thursday night. In a Tornado Tag Team affair pitting Athena and Billie Starkz against Diamante and Mercedes Martinez, Starkz was pinned to lose the bout for her mentor, and thus checking the first mark in Athena's ROH loss column. As can be seen in the video embedded above, Athena is furious with her Minion-In-Training, leaving Billie in tears after that tirade, not just because of the loss, but also because that loss earned Mercedes Martinez the rematch she's been wanting for nearly a year! This Thursday night only on Honor Club, “The Fallen Goddess” Athena will clash with Mercedes Martinez with the ROH Women's World Championship on the line, and for the first time in quite some time, it's not the champion riding high on momentum. She may not have been the one beaten, but Athena still experienced loss for the first time in the new era of honor, and that stings. So the question is whether or not that sting will be assuaged with a victory over Martinez, or if it will be exacerbated by the loss of the ROH Women's World Championship? Can Mercedes even the score for FINAL BATTLE 2022 as the 2023 edition of ROH's year-end spectacular draws near? ONE-ON-ONE... “The Technical Beast” Josh Woods vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page After losing to Tony Nese thanks to the exact kind of tactics one would expect when “Smart” Mark Sterling is in the picture, “All Ego” Ethan Page is now set to collide with former ROH Pure Champion Josh Woods for the very first time! After having his winning streak snapped by Nese's shady victory, it looks like Ethan is now in the position to return that favor to Woods as “The Technical Beast” comes to this Thursday night on a six match streak, including two Pure Rules victories, with championship aspirations on his mind. Will “All Ego” fall victim to the machinations of Sterling and Nese in this fight, or will Josh Woods play it straight in this first-ever collision? The only way to see how this goes down is to subscribe to Honor Club (www.watchroh.com), where you will also get FINAL BATTLE 2023 on December 15th at no additional charge! EARN IT... “Legit” Leyla Hirsch vs. Robyn Renegade Maria Kanellis-Bennett spent a great deal of time trying to recruit “Legit” Leyla Hirsch to her camp, and was rebuked repeatedly despite her best efforts. Maria took it all in stride, kept her eyes on other prizes, and brought her “Baby Boys” Griff Garrison and Cole Karter into the fold. But after losing to Athena in their ROH Women's World Championship match, Leyla actually came to Maria herself looking for that assistance only to find the tables had been turned. Instead of Maria jumping at Hirsch saying she would let Maria help her now, Kanellis-Bennett told Hirsch to go out and earn that help. So that's what “Legit” is going to do starting this Thursday night on Honor Club, and it begins with Robyn Renegade! Hirsch already holds a victory over Robyn dating back to DARK: ELEVATION on 5/31/21, but more recently Leyla teamed up with the Renegade Sisters in a losing trios effort opposite Kiera Hogan, Willow Nightingale, and Skye Blue. Will Thursday night be the beginning of Leyla Hirsch earning the help she now desires from Maria Kanellis-Bennett, or will it be another frustration joining her losses to Athena and Willow Nightingale? ALSO FEATURING: -The Righteous (Dutch & Vincent) vs. Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal -Darius Martin vs. Lee Moriarty -And More!!
- Mogul Embassy Are The New ROH World Six-Man Champions
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Match! “Hangman” Adam Page & The Young Bucks (c.)—Nick & Matt Jackson vs. The Gates of Agony—Bishop Kaun and Toa Liona, & “The Machine” Brian Cage! Hangman was fighting this match with revenge on his mind. The Bucks dropkicked Cage and Liona. Hangman jumped off the turnbuckles with a lariat to Kaun. Matt Jackson splashed Kaun with a cannonball in the corner. Nick Jackson smashed Kaun with a senton! Page hit Toa with a discus lariat. Hangman knocked Toa over the top rope with a lariat. He followed up with a pop-up powerbomb on Bishop Kaun. Page was about to go for the Buckshot Lariat when Swerve Strickland and Prince Nana walked onto the ramp! Swerve: “Who’s house? As a matter of fact, last week I was at your house!” Page got a look at Swerve and sprinted up the ramp toward him! Nana and Swerve retreated backstage as Hangman charged after them. The Bucks were left alone with a three on two situation. Nick Jackson superkicked Bishop Kaun. Brian Cage ate a superkick from Nick Jackson. Cage battered Nick with a lariat and then a suplex from the apron and back into the ring! Matt Jackson peppered the head of Bishop Kaun with right hands! The numbers were catching up with the Bucks. The Gates of Agony spiked Matt Jackson! Brian Cage shoulder blocked Nick Jackson. “The odds are against the Bucks right now,” said Tony Schiavone. “They’re doomed,” added Taz. Cage powerbombed Nick Jackson and then cracked him with a knee strike. The Gates planted Nick and then Bishop Kaun pinned Nick Jackson. And new ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions…The Mogul Embassy!
- ROH on HonorClub Episode 35 Preview
ROH ON HONOR CLUB returns on Thursday night with another loaded night of professional wrestling action! With ROH Women's World Athena and her Minion in Training Billie Starkz taking on Diamante and Mercedes Martinez in a Tornado Tag Team bout, Ring of Honor this Thursday is going to be a wild ride! But that's not all, Dalton Castle will be back in singles action when he takes on The Workhorsemen's Anthony Henry, The Infantry will battle The Hughes Brothers, and with the ROH World Championship on his mind, Angelico will take on Metalik! The action begins at 7pm ET/6pm CT exclusively on Honor Club(www.watchroh.com), the home for more than 20 years of of ROH's history featuring Samoa Joe, Bryan Danielson, Jay Lethal, Jay Briscoe, Adam Cole, Dalton Castle, and so many other greats who've held the ROH World Championship since its inception at 2002' s CROWNING A CHAMPION event! TORNADO TAG... ROH Women's World Champion Athena & Billie Starkz vs. Diamante & Mercedes Martinez Issues between “The Fallen Goddess” Athena, Diamante, and Mercedes Martinez date back to FINAL BATTLE 2022 when the current ROH Women's World Champion defeated Martinez to claim the title, and carry to the record-setting reign she now enjoys. Since that night Athena has becoming the longest reigning and most successful competitor to hold that championship, and even attempted to offer Diamante some advice after their championship fight back on August 3rd. Well Diamante certainly took that advice to heart when she allied with Mercedes Martinez to begin a campaign against Athena and any individuals around her, specifically “Minion In Training” Billie Starkz, and two weeks ago on ROH it was Starkz and Athena who got left laying. There was a bit of vengeance claimed when Billie Starkz beat Diamante in their singles match last week, but that quickly erupted into violence as soon as the bell rang, with chairs being swung, fists being thrown, and the message quite clearly being that this fight was not done. Thankfully the four women don't have to wait long because this Thursday night on Honor Club, in the first Women's Tornado Tag in ROH history, Athena and Billie Starkz will collide with Diamante and Merecedes Martinez! This one is going to be violent... THREE WAY TAG... Gates of Agony (Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona w/ Prince Nana) vs. Griff Garrison & Cole Karter (w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett) vs. Iron Savages (Boulder & Bronson w/ Jacked Jameson) A week ago Gates of Agony, two men in pursuit of the ROH World Tag Team Champion held by MJF and, technically, Adam Cole defeated The Workhorsemen and the team of Darius Martin and Action Andretti in a Three Way Tag. Not only did Prince Nana's monsters defeat those two teams, but they did so in just four minutes time! That's quite an impressive victory from Bishop Kaun and Toa Liona, one that is hopefully recognized by MJF (although his hands are quite full as AEW World Champion), as The Mogul Embassy sets their sights on the champion flying solo. But they aren't the only team with championship aspirations, we already heard MJF say he would fight The Gunns at FULL GEAR 2023 (https://www.allelitewrestling.com/aew-event/aew-full-gear-2023) in addition to taking on Jay White, but on ROH there are also plenty of teams jockeying for contention. This week two more teams will clash with Gates of Agony in an attempt to assert dominance over the division; one team, led to the ring by Maria Kanellis-Bennett, is Cole Karter and Griff Garrison while the other, accompanied by Jacked Jameson, is The Iron Savages of Bronson and Boulder! Can Prince Nana's duo smash their way through these two teams with the expediency they did a week ago? Or will one of the other teams rise up to the challenge of taking down the most powerful team in Ring of Honor? ALSO FEATURING: -Dalton Castle vs. Anthony Henry -Darius Martin vs. Lee Moriarty (w/ Shane Taylor) -The Infantry (Carlie Bravo & Capt. Shawn Dean) vs. The Hughes Brothers -Angelico vs. Metalik -Rachael Ellering vs. Robyn Renegade -And more!!! ROH ON HONOR CLUB returns on Thursday night at 7pm ET/6pm CT only on Honor Club, and we are bringing a stacked evening of action! Diamante and Mercedes Martinez collide with Billie Starkz and ROH Women's World Champion Athena in a Tornado Tag Team bout! Plus Dalton Castle is in action against Anthony Henry, Angelico takes on Metalik, The Infantry is in tag team action, and so much more coming to the ROH faithful exclusively on Honor Club!
- Final Battle To Air Exclusively On HonorClub
As announced earlier, FINAL BATTLE 2023 is coming to Garland, TX and the Curtis Culwell Center, the home of SUPERCARD OF HONOR 2022 and the place where this new Era of Honor began! Tickets will go on-sale Friday October 27th at 10am CT at ROHTix, and come December 15th, if you're not in the building to experience the greatest pound-for-pound pro wrestling on the planet, the only place to watch it will be on HonorClub! That's right, for just the cost of your Honor Club subscription and nothing more, you will be able to watch Ring of Honor's premier year-end event, right alongside all the other amazing content available! FINAL BATTLE has been a hallmark of ROH's calendar since 2002, and has seen such milestones as the end of Samoa Joe's historic title reign, the beginning of Homicide's championship run, Steen versus Generico in a Fight Without Honor, Claudio Castagnoli defeating Chris Jericho, The Briscoes and Papa Briscoe defeating Kings of Wrestling & Shane Hagadorn, The Briscoes defeating FTR in that Double Dog Collar Match, Jay Briscoe and Adam Cole, Jay Lethal versus AJ Styles, and so much more! It's been a historic night for ROH for over twenty years, this year will be no different, and it can only be seen with your Honor Club subscription! So sign up now to catch all the ROH ON HONOR CLUB TV leading up to it, as well as to be able to enjoy the loads of historical content available at your fingertips!