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ROH News: ROH TV Title Proving Ground Match Added To Honor Reigns Supreme

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Another new match has been added to Ring Of Honor’s Honor Reigns Supreme!

With Ring Of Honor returning to action this weekend in Atlanta for Saturday Night At Center Stage and then Concord, North Carolina on Sunday for Honor Reigns Supreme, the company is putting the final touches on both lineups today.

Earlier, we noted how Beer City Bruiser vs. Mark Haskins has now been added to Honor Reigns Supreme (see that here) and now this afternoon, another has been made official. ROH has revealed that Honor Reigns Supreme will also feature a Four Corner Survival Proving Ground Match that will see ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb take on Shane Taylor, Jonathan Gresham and Rhett Titus. The winner, should it not be the champion, will receive a title shot the same night:

The Best Wrestling on the Planet returns to Concord, N.C., on Sunday, Jan. 13 for Honor Reigns Supreme at Cabarrus Arena. The top stars in Ring of Honor will do battle on a can’t-miss show that will be streamed live worldwide for HonorClub.

All roads lead to the G1 Supercard, co-promoted by ROH and New Japan Pro-Wrestling, at sold-out Madison Square Garden on April 6, 2019, and the happenings in Concord undoubtedly will have an impact on the historic show.

Since capturing the championship in his very first ROH match, Jeff Cobb has been one of the most dominant champions, ever. Cobb has barely been taken off his feet in his near four months as champ but heads to Concord to take on the man that took him to his limit, Shane Taylor, one of the hottest technical wrestlers in ROH, Jonathan Gresham, and a true wildcard in former ROH World Tag Team Champion Rhett Titus!

And the World Television Championship could be on the line instantaneously should one of those three stars win the Four Corner Survival Match! If anyone other than Jeff Cobb wins this bout, they will receive an instant ROH World Television Championship match against “The Hawaiian Juggernaut”!

PROVING GROUND, FOUR CORNER SURVIVAL – INSTANT REWARD
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION JEFF COBB vs. SHANE TAYLOR vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM vs. RHETT TITUS

ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb has never been pinned or submitted in a Ring of Honor ring. But the man who came the closest to doing so, the near 300 lbs. Shane Taylor, is getting another shot to unleash his dominance. Taylor tore up Christopher Daniels’ ROH contract after bum-rushing the Grand Slam Champion following his eye-opening tour of the UK. Cobb and Taylor clashed on ROH Television in late 2018 and Taylor presented Cobb’s biggest challenge to date. Taylor looks reinvigorated heading into 2019 and Cobb must be careful!

As must Taylor when Jonathan Gresham steps into the ring! In a Four Corner Survival match last summer in Nashville, Gresham saw his luck in ROH begin to change when he was able to submit Taylor. Gresham used his technical wrestling prowess and international experience to earn the victory. Since then, Gresham has tapped out World Champion Jay Lethal, won a huge tag team match against then IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks with Lethal as his partner, made his second Survival of the Fittest Finals in a row, and captured a main event pin at Global Wars – Lowell. Despite being the smallest athlete in the match, Gresham may be the most dangerous!

Finally, Rhett Titus returns to ROH action for the first time since the Christmas Surprise 10-Man Tag Team match! Titus, a former ROH World Tag Team Champion, is the wild card. With a decade-plus experience in ROH, Titus has the opportunity of a lifetime to earn an instant World Television Championship bout. But will his mind be on the match or will it be on posing, as we have seen on ROH Television and HonorClub events as of late?

Who will pick up the victory in this Four Corners Survival bout? Will one of the three challengers earn an instant ROH World Television Championship bout? The last time the Television Championship was in a match like this, Punishment Martinez won the bout and then went on to win the title under five minutes later! Join us in Concord or watch live on HonorClub to find out!

ROH HONOR REIGNS SUPREME
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
Cabarrus Arena in Concord, N.C.
Meet & Greets: 5 p.m.
Bell time: 7 p.m.

ALREADY SIGNED:

ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
ROH WORLD CHAMPION JAY LETHAL vs. DALTON CASTLE

WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPION “THE GATEKEEPER” KELLY KLEIN vs. JENNY ROSE

VILLAIN ENTERPRISES (“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL, BRODY KING, & PCO) vs. SILAS YOUNG & ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPION THE BRISCOES (JAY & MARK)

PROVING GROUND, FOUR CORNER SURVIVAL – INSTANT REWARD
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION JEFF COBB vs. SHANE TAYLOR vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM vs. RHETT TITUS

BANDIDO vs. “THE DAREWOLF” PJ BLACK

PROVING GROUND
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN, & VINNY MARSEGLIA) vs. SHANE “HURRICANE” HELMS, LUCHASAURUS, & DELIRIOUS

BEST FRIENDS (BERETTA & CHUCKIE T.) VS. JUICE ROBINSON & DAVID FINLAY

MARK HASKINS vs. BEER CITY BRUISER

PLUS MORE!
CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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ROH News: First Tag Wars Match Announced For Road To G1 Supercard In Dallas

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Ring Of Honor has revealed the first match for Tag Wars!

Now that Ring Of Honor has put Saturday Night At Center Stage (see spoilers here) and Honor Reigns Supreme (check out Andrew’s Ratings & Notes), their next action comes in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston on January 24th, 25th and 26th for the Road To G1 Supecard.

We already know that all three events will feature the return of Tag Wars, where the winners not only receive an ROH World Tag Team Championship opportunity, but a spot in the NWA’s revived Crockett Cup (more on that here).

Today, ROH has revealed the first match for Tag Wars in Dallas as Brody King and PCO of Villain Enterprises take on The Kingdom’s TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia:

VILLAIN ENTERPRISES TO FACE KINGDOM IN TAG WARS IN DALLAS

The road to Madison Square Garden begins deep in the heart of Texas as the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling do battle on Road to G1 Supercard – Dallas!

Your favorite stars will be in action, jockeying for position as ROH heads toward 17th Anniversary in Las Vegas, the final stop on the Road to G1 Supercard in Baltimore, and finally, The World’s Most Famous Arena!

The live event in Dallas features Night 1 of Tag Wars, a 12-team tournament for a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Titles at 17th Anniversary on March 15 and a spot in the Crockett Cup, a tag team tournament co-promoted by the NWA and ROH, on April 27.

The first match announced for Tag Wars in Dallas pits PCO and Brody King of the newly formed Villain Enterprises against The Kingdom’s Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan, two-thirds of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions.

TAG WARS FIRST-ROUND MATCH
VILLAIN ENTERPRISES (PCO AND BRODY KING) vs. THE KINGDOM (VINNY MARSEGLIA AND TK O’RYAN)

Marseglia and O’Ryan learned first-hand why there was so much buzz surrounding PCO and King, who were two of pro wrestling’s hottest free agents before signing with ROH last month.

During ROH’s international television taping in Philadelphia, Kingdom leader Matt Taven, Marseglia and O’Ryan were about to pounce on “The Villain” Marty Scurll, who appeared to have no backup. That’s when the lights went out, and when they came back on, PCO and King were standing alongside Scurll. Villain Enterprises was officially open for business.

A brawl ensued, with Villain Enterprises getting the better of The Kingdom, who quickly retreated.

Villain Enterprises has been undefeated in six-man tag matches since then, including a big victory over ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe and Silas Young at Honor Reigns Supreme Jan. 13 in Concord, N.C. The match in Dallas will be the first traditional tag match for PCO and King in ROH.

PCO and King are both no-nonsense, physical freaks of nature, but Marseglia and O’Ryan have the edge in experience as a team and have shown that they will stop at nothing to attain victory.

Tag Wars kicks off with three tag matches in Dallas and continues with three more tag matches on Jan. 25 in Houston. On Jan. 26 in San Antonio, the winning teams from the first two nights will compete in a pair of three-way tag matches. The two winners of those matches advance to the finals later that night.

All three nights of Road to G1 Supercard in Texas will stream LIVE worldwide for HonorClub. Keep it locked to ROHWrestling.com and the ROH App for first-round match announcements.

ROAD TO G1 SUPERCARD – DALLAS
THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2019
BELL TIME @ 07:30 PM CT
GILLEY’S DALLAS
1135 S LAMAR ST
DALLAS , TX 75215

ALREADY SIGNED:

TAG WARS FIRST-ROUND MATCH
VILLAIN ENTERPRISES (PCO AND BRODY KING) vs. THE KINGDOM (VINNY MARSEGLIA AND TK O’RYAN)

SIGNED TO APPEAR:

ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb
Women of Honor World Champion Kelly Klein
Matt Taven
“The Villain” Marty Scurll
Dalton Castle & The Boys
Flip Gordon
Bandido
Mark Haskins
Kenny King
Shane Taylor
Silas Young
Jonathan Gresham
PLUS MORE!


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WWE News: SmackDown Live Rating Back Up A Bit, Climbs To 2nd In Ranks (1/15/19)

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A look at the rating and ranking for last night’s SmackDown Live!

Over the two weeks where Monday Night RAW gave us pre-taped episodes taking place on the eve of holidays, the red brand’s ratings took a pretty big hit. Meanwhile SmackDown Live was also pre-taped and fell on those holidays, yet didn’t see as bad of a dip.

Last week, the numbers went down for the blue brand however, although it was their first live episode in weeks (check out last week’s numbers here). The numbers are in for this week’s follow-up and with RAW once again showing significant improvement (more on that here), SmackDown Live has gone back up some with a 2.143 rating, increasing 5.46%. Here’s the last four weeks of ratings for the blue brand:

  • December 25th: 1.904
  • January 1st: 2.091
  • January 8th: 2.032
  • January 15th: 2.143

When it comes to the Cable Top 150 Rankings for the 18-49 demographic this week, RAW dominated while SmackDown Live has moved up a couple of spots from last week to number two. However, their share of the demographic actually decreased ever so slightly by .01. Here is Tuesday night’s top five:

  1. The Curse Of Oak Island – History – 0.74
  2. SmackDown Live – USA Network – 0.70
  3. The Haves And Have Nots – Oprah Network – 0.39
  4. The Rachel Maddow Show – MSNBC – 0.38
  5. Body Cam – Investigation Discovery – 0.35

EA’s Take: Most weeks you will catch me trumpeting the fact that week-in and week-out, SmackDown Live has been more consistently the better product than Monday Night RAW. This week, that’s not the case and I don’t think it’s even close. Outside of the incredible Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade match, the blue brand offered nothing that I was interested in. There’s no excuse for it either coming off of pretty hot episode of RAW. I think at this point we can say that as wrestling fans, SmackDown Live is still the better show. However, it very obviously takes more than that to pull in casuals and get the blue brand to beat out RAW.


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