ROH is down the home stretch for the Death Before Dishonor PPV on September 12. The show features EC3 in a world title match, the Women’s Championship tournament final, and two signings fresh out of their NXT releases.
The full card for the Death Before Dishonor PPV includes:
- ROH World Championship: Bandido (c) vs. Brody King vs. EC3 vs. Demonic Flamita
- ROH Pure Championship: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. Josh Woods
- ROH Women’s World Championship: Rok-C vs. Miranda Alize
- ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Shane Taylor, Moses, & Kaun vs. Dragon Lee, Bestia del Ring, & Kenny King
- Homicide, Chris Dickinson, & Tony Deppen vs. John Walters, LSG, & Lee Moriarty
- Matt Taven & Mike Bennett vs. Briscoes
- Eli Isom vs. Dalton Castle
- Jake Atlas vs. Taylor Rust
Bandido received no favors from the booking committee by being scheduled to defend the world title in a four-way. ROH picked the three ranked contenders for the showdown.
Josh Woods rose to the top of the Pure rankings to earn his shot at Jonathan Gresham. Woods lost to Gresham in the Pure tournament semifinals, and now Woods looks to achieve his goal of winning Pure gold.
Rok-C and Miranda Alize survived through the tournament to meet in the finals with the ROH Women’s World Championship at stake. Rok-C’s path saw wins over Sumie Sakai, Quinn McKay, and Angelina Love. Alize mowed through Alex Gracia, Nicole Savoy, and Trish Adora. Rok-C and Alize were both rewarded with ROH contracts due to their success thus far.
The six-man titles continue the feud between Los Ingobernables and Shane Taylor Promotions. Los Ingobernables are feuding with everyone on the roster, but this particular beef revolves around Ingobernables mischief messing with Shane Taylor’s chance to defeat Rush for the world title earlier this year. Unfortunately for Taylor, he will have to wait until next year to put hands on Rush. El Toro Blanco is out with an injured knee. His father, Bestia del Ring, is his replacement in the trios match.
Chris Dickinson and Violence Unlimited called out Pure wrestlers as a challenge to prove there is honor in violence. The past, present, and future answered. John Walters is a former Pure champion. LSG is currently representing the Pure style in ROH. Lee Moriarty stands for the future of Pure wrestling.
The Briscoes continue their climb up the tag team rankings after their brotherly brawl in the Fight on the Farm. OGK stands in the Briscoes’ way toward fulfilling their quest to become 12-time tag champs. The wrinkle for Matt Taven and Mike Bennett is the question of Taven’s mindset after losing a cage match to Vincent in that feud’s blow-off.
Dalton Castle saw something special in Eli Isom, so he pursued to turn Isom into a star. Isom declined the advances preferring to do it his way. They will settle their differences in the ring. Dak Draper may be looming large nearby as he learns under Castle’s peacock tree.
ROH scooped up two wrestlers who were released from NXT in September. Jake Atlas and Taylor Rust (aka Tyler Rust) look to make a name for themselves to ROH brass.
You ready? We sure are! #ROHDBD@kennymarquez vs. @_TaylorRust— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) September 7, 2021
Death Before Dishonor is this Sunday night in Philadelphia at @2300Arena! Streaming LIVE on PPV, HonorClub and @FiteTV!
Download the ROH App pic.twitter.com/M1eydYtJh5
The name Taylor Rust confused me at first, because I recall Rust Taylor competing in the ROH Pure tournament last year. Those men are one in the same.
The pre-show will feature a 15-man Honor Rumble, which is basically a Royal Rumble. Ten competitors have been announced. Danhausen, Beer City Bruiser, PJ Black, Dak Draper, Rey Horus, Brian Johnson, Joe Keys, Brian Milonas, Sledge, and Silas Young will be competing to earn a world title shot. None of those names jump out as ROH World Championship material, so I’m expecting a big name or two as a surprise.
Death Before Dishonor can be viewed through ROH Honor Club, Fite TV, and other PPV outlets. The shows begins at 8 pm ET with the free pre-show kicking off at 7 pm ET in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are still available.
How does the Death Before Dishonor card stack up? Which matches are you most excited for?