WEEKLY OVERVIEW – ROH (thru 10/23): Top stories of week, major show lineups, live event results, schedule of live events, noteworthy social media posts, more

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The following article is part of our Weekly Overview Series to help put in perspective major wrestling promotions with a weekly overview, looking at news and roster developments, results, future line-ups, social media activity, key interviews, plus a timely commentary at the end. We will be featuring similar features on other promotions each week and each will be updated weekly.


•Top Stories of the Week

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced New Japan of America. This is a subsidiary of New Japan Pro Wrestling that will tour exclusively in the US. This is yet another major company that ROH will be competing with in the near future. This helps to explain the sudden separation between ROH and NJPW.
It is rumored that PCO’s Ring of Honor contract is expiring soon, most likely the end of the year, it has not been reported greatly how both sides feel about an extension into 2020.


•Live Event Results

There were no live events this week.


•Upcoming Major Show(s)

Honor United Tour in the UK
10/25-10/27


•Upcoming Events

ROH Honor United (Live Event) 10/25/19 in London, UK at York Hall
ROH Honor United (Live Event) 10/26/19 in Newport, UK at The Newport Centre
ROH Honor United (Live Event) 10/27/19 in Bolton, UK at the Bolton Whites Hotel UK
ROH The Experience (Honorclub Event) 11/2/19 in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
ROH Unauthorized (Honorclub Event) 11/3/19 in Columbus, OH at Express Live
ROH Survival of the Fittest (Honorclub Event) 11/9/19 in Dallas, TX at Gilley’s Dallas
ROH Survival of the Fittest (Honorclub Event) 11/10/19 in San Antonio, TX at The Aztec Theatre
ROH Final Battle (PPV) 12/13/19 in Baltimore, MD at the UMBC Event Center

All current live events are located on rohwrestling.com.


•Latest TV Highlights: 10/13/19 ROH Wrestling

ROH TV Results
October 20th, 2019
Las Vegas, NV at Sam’s Town Live
Airing on Sinclair Networks and rohwrestling.com

The opening cascade of video’s and recaps included 1) Flip Gordon vs Tracy Willams from Summer Supercard.2) A recap of Shane Taylor and Shane Taylor Productions. 3) Death before Dishonor footage of Joe Hendry, Dalton Castle, and the fake boys.
Joe Hendry defeated Dom Kubrick at 5:28
Jenny Rose has a segment where she is complaining about Kelly Klein losing her WOH title to the dishonest tactics of The Allure, no matter that Klein won that title back days ago.
Another set of video packages. 4) Recap of Haskins defeating Rhett Titus. 5) Jeff Cobb discussing The UK tour. 6) Matt Taven’s post title loss promo is shown.
Tracey WIlliams defeated Flip Gordon at 16:40 in a no DQ match.

Check out the full detailed recap by Harley R. Pageot at pwtorch.com.


•Social Media Scene

Tyler “Scary Pirate,” Bateman

Defiant pic.twitter.com/gDWeWNfxfl

— Tyler Bateman (@tylerbateman666) October 23, 2019

I’m in if you’re in.

I respect Joe for trying to make a cool entrance happen.

2 Extras required in the London area!

I am looking for 2 trainees / workers as Extras for a crazy custom entrance video in London this Friday

Youll be doing a very basic 30 second dance beside me for a comedy entrance

Expenses /small fee will be covered

Bookings@joehendry.net

— Joe Hendry (@joehendry) October 23, 2019

Some matches on the UK tour this weekend.


•Closing Commentary

I am looking forward to seeing how the UK welcomes ROH this upcoming weekend. Will ROH see a similar drop-off like it has in North America? Or will the famously diehard UK wrestling fan also shun ROH in 2019?

I don’t think that this is a make-or-break for Ring of Honor by any stretch, but this could be yet another sign about the evaporating interest in ROH in general.

The card(s) are not very exciting to me personally, so we will see what happens as a result.


Tyler has been a wrestling fan for 20 years. He’s from Columbus, Ohio. His Twitter account is @ringoftyler and he hosts a podcast over at @tandbwrestling.


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