Despite being one of the more popular acts in Ring of Honor (ROH) for quite some time, Dalton Castle has never held one of the Sinclair Broadcasting-owned promotion’s titles.
Until Best in the World 2017.
On June 23 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the Party Peacock became the Party Peacock CHAMPION. With the aid of his trusty Boys (who become to my knowledge the first nameless characters to hold gold in a major wrestling company), Castle defeated Bully Ray & The Briscoes to claim the 6-Man Tag Championship.
After an epic entrance...
What the hell? #ROHBITW pic.twitter.com/jqtTVexI9W— The Authority (@LosRudosLocos) June 24, 2017
... and a fun back-and-forth match that featured some great Bully/Dalton interactions...
@bullyray5150 #rohbitw pic.twitter.com/o4cTEFuAhf— UnderhookDDT (@UnderhookDDT) June 24, 2017
... the match turned because Jay was too fixated on beating up the Boys and Bully had to go try to pull him away (and if you know enough about Jay Briscoe’s past statements and Dalton and his valets/partners’ characters, this was both unsurprising and a little uncomfortable):
Jay Briscoe is only focused on The Boys #ROHBITW pic.twitter.com/YEzMsdiSZl— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) June 24, 2017
So Castle was able to pin Mark and the Peacock has a reason to party!
IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME they gave Dalton a title run! #ROHBITW pic.twitter.com/U2JjttVSYl— AO❗️ (@ashleyovrboard) June 24, 2017
The new champ has known he was championship material for a long time - that knowledge has lived inside him like shingles, you see:
#ROHBITW pic.twitter.com/fTng1RdejD— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) June 24, 2017
Congrats Planet Peacock!