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•Top Stories of the Week
The card is set for ROH’s 17th Anniversary PPV. This is not really news, but I would just like to point out that WCW was around from 1988-2001, which is 13 years. Happy Birthday ROH!
Marty Scurll has announced that he will cash in his ROH championship opportunity at G1 Supercard. It is assumed the winner of Jay Lethal and Matt Taven will still be champion in 24 days for the event.
Pro Wrestling Sheet has reported that Tenille Dashwood’s contract is expiring at the end of the month. Ryan Satin is also reporting that ROH and Dashwood are actively in negotiations to extend her contract. She is scheduled to make her in-ring return at G1 Supercard if the two can agree to terms.
•Live Event Results
There were no live events this week.
•Upcoming Major Show: ROH 17th Anniversary PPV
ROH 17th Anniversary PPV
3/15/19 at 6pm
Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town
The full card is below for this Friday’s PPV…
Jay Lethal (c) vs. Matt Taven for the ROH World Championship
Bandido vs. Rush
The Briscoes (c) vs. Villain Enterprises (PCO and Brody King) for the ROH Tag Team Championship.
Marty Scurll vs. Kenny King
Mayu Iwatani (c) vs. Kelly Klein for the WOH World Championship.
Jeff Cobb (c) vs. Shane Taylor for the ROH World Television Championship
Lifeblood (Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams) vs. The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)
Jonathan Gresham vs. Silas Young
ROH 17th Anniversary PPV (Pay-Per-View Event) 3/15/19 in Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town Live.
ROH 17th Anniversary TV Taping (International TV Taping) 3/16/19 in Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town Live.
Road to G1 Supercard – 3/31/19 in Baltimore, MD at UMBC Event Center.
G1 Supercard (Pay-Per-View Event) 4/6/19 in New york, N.Y. at Madison Square Garden.
Steel City Excellence (Honor Club Event) 4/13/19 in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
Masters of the Craft (Honor Club Event) 4/14/19 in Columbus, Ohio at Express live
The Crockett Cup (Honor Club Event) 4/27/19 in Concord, NC at Cabarrus Arena
ROH War of the Worlds (Honor Club Event) 5/8/19 in Buffalo, NY at Buffalo Riverworks
ROH War of the Worlds (Honor Club Event) 5/9/19 in Toronto, ON Canada at Ted Reeve Arena
ROH War of the Worlds (Honor Club Event) 5/11/19 in Grand Rapids, MI at Deltaplex
ROH War of the Worlds (Honor Club Event) 5/12/19 in Chicago, IL at The Odeum In Villa Park
ROH State of the Art (Honor Club Event) 6/1/19 in Kent, WA at Showare Center
ROH State of the Art (Honor Club Event) 6/2/19 in Portland, OR at Viking Pavilion
All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com
•Latest TV Highlights: 3/3/19 ROH Wrestling
ROH TV Results
March 10th, 2019
Lakeland, FL at RP Funding Center
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com
A video package of Lethal and Lifeblood destroying Taven’s Fake World Title opens the show.
Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll and PCO) defeated The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) at 13:40
Rush cut a promo in Spanish about Bandido, Bandido appeared and gave a rebuttal in spanish as well.
Mayu Iwatani defeated Holidead at 6:56
A video package of Villain Enterprises winning the tag-team tournament is shown.
Kenny King Defeated Dalton Castle at 7:23
The annonce team ran through the card of the upcoming PPV. Matt Taven came out to cut one last heel promo on Taven. As a result, Lethal came out and was jumped by the kingdom. Jonathan Gresham then came out for the save, but was unsuccessful. The Kingdom then put Lethal through a table.
Click this link to read our full report: pwtorch.com
•LATEST “TALKING HONOR” PWTORCH LIVECAST COVERING ROH
“They Only Want You When You’re Seventeen.” This week, Emily Fear and Harley R. Pageot discuss weekly ROH television and answer listener mail on free agents Women of Honor could sign, the honor rumble at G1 Supercard, and details around the Crockett Cup. Plus: Kelly Wells drops by to make 17th Anniversary PPV predictions.
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•Social Media Scene
Below is this week’s round-up of social media posts from ROH personalities.
This was a pretty good press conference, it helps make this match seem a little bigger.
ONE MINUTE AWAY from the #ROH17 Press Conference and Contract Signing with #ROH World Champion @TheLethalJay and @MattTaven!
Watch live: https://t.co/8TGIqiIcPI
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) March 13, 2019
What a beautiful render
Villain Enterprises – @WSWWrestlingAUS tag team champions.
— Marty Scurll (@MartyScurll) March 13, 2019
ROH does not seem to care much for Dalton these days, but I still do!
NEW #PlanetPeacock up now. I went to Winnipeg for 5 hours.
Enjoy… or don't I'm not the boss of you.
— Dalton Castle (@theDALTONcastle) March 13, 2019
Understatement of the week
Some great matches here https://t.co/zpWOvvgviD
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) March 12, 2019
The time has come for ROH’s 17th anniversary PPV. I would assume that most people who care for and follow ROH on a regular basis will get the PPV, but are any of you really that excited for the card?
I say all of this knowing the Queendom’s presence on social media is vast, and that that group is beyond excited for Friday.
I am curious how many buys this new look ROH will get. We all knew that there would be a dip based on the recalibration of talent in the company. I am interested to see if PPV buys are down over 15% compared to Final Battle. Or is 95% of ROH’s PPV customer base hardcore fans that will most likely not leave for almost any reason?
What do you think? Let me know how successful you think this PPV will be on Friday.
Tyler has been a wrestling fan for 20 years. He’s from Columbus, Ohio. Check him out on Twitter @ringoftyler and check out his podcast @tandbwrestling.
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