Loss of life Earlier than Dishonor XIX: What to Anticipate…
Loss of life Earlier than Dishonor XIX marks solely the second ROH occasion beneath Tony Khan’s possession. Following a profitable Supercard of Honor XV, which noticed the match of the yr traditional between The Briscoes and FTR, Minoru Suzuki’s first American championship win, and Samoa Joe’s return to ROH, expectations are wholesome heading into this second occasion. Let’s take a look at what we are able to break down from the Death Before Dishonor card so far.
Samoa Joe (c) v Jay Deadly (ROH World Tv Championship)
The primary match introduced on AEW is between ROH World TV Champion Samoa Joe and Jay Deadly, marketed as “present TV champion dealing with the longest-reigning TV champion.” Going by every man’s prominence on the occasion poster, on prime of being the primary match introduced, we might see ROH fixtures Joe and Deadly closing the present on July twenty third.
This rivalry has been constructing since Joe’s return to ROH, interrupting Deadly’s makes an attempt to bully his technique to the entrance of the road of an ROH World title match, held by Jonathan Gresham. Since then, Joe’s shoulder has been focused and injured by Deadly (backed by Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt). Deadly and crew have been featured extra on AEW programming since Joe has needed to get better in Could, and if the shoulder doesn’t maintain up in time, we may very well be Joe’s third and closing protection of the World TV title.
Wheeler Yuta (c) v Daniel Garcia (ROH Pure Championship)
The second match introduced sees a battle between 2 of AEW’s prodigies, Wheeler Yuta (Blackpool Fight Membership) defending the ROH Pure Championship towards Daniel Garcia (Jericho Appreciation Society). Each Yuta and Garcia are gifted, younger technical wrestlers, and each have discovered learn how to implement aggression in their very own most popular wrestling kinds.
However every of them has very totally different mentorship and profession instructions: the previous is being put able to achieve as a lot expertise as he can via ring time; the latter is being made to specialise in faction warfare and “the numbers sport.” With this being solely Yuta’s third protection, there should still be extra in retailer for Yuta’s reign, in addition to Yuta and Garcia’s rivalry at this early stage of their careers, with Yuta taking this spherical beneath Pure guidelines.
FTR (c) v The Briscoes (ROH World Tag Crew Championship)
The Briscoes v FTR at Supercard of Honor could very effectively be some followers’ uncontested MOTY at this level. It might be the primary time the 2 groups confronted off, and either side gave all of it they’d in a close to 30-minute match, which was a pageant of brutal hits, suplexes from the ring apron onto the ground—simply the simplicity of hard-hitting tag wrestling melting collectively to create a masterpiece you’re unsure you ever wish to see once more.
The Briscoes have been the highest stars on ROH for years, and whereas a win for them within the rematch isn’t far-fetched, FTR’s momentum since successful the ROH World Tag Crew titles from the Briscoes in April has been untouchable. At the rate FTR are going, successful and defending world titles left and proper, they could need to resort to catching the Briscoes with a cosy, well-timed pinning approach in the event that they wish to go away with 1/3 of their belt assortment. The Briscoes will be the natural aggressors, coming in with nearly nothing to lose, and it’s going to be powerful to out-tough them on this evening.
The Remainder of the Card:
Jonathan Gresham (c) v TBA (ROH World Championship)
As for the ROH World Championship, the very best we are able to speculate on is a protection involving champion Jonathan Gresham and an unannounced challenger. Given this set-up, the match is prone to be given the semi-main occasion slot. Weeks prior on Rampage, the stipulation was set that if Tully Blanchard Enterprises beat Gresham and Lee Moriarty in a tag match, any member of TBE would earn a shot on the ROH World title. Properly, on the July 8 episode of Rampage, they’d get the win, due to Gresham and Blanchard double-crossing Moriarty. The place the scenario with the ROH World title challenger on the PPV lies, nonetheless, nonetheless stays a query.
(All this, after all, beneath the belief that Gresham even defends the title in any respect, as he’s scheduled for a protection towards Moriarty on the Rampage following the double-cross.)
Mercedes Martinez (c) v Serena Deeb (ROH Ladies’s World Championship)
Following weeks of taking part in the anything-you-can-do, I-can-do-better sport in tag matches, the pair of ROH Ladies’s World Champion Mercedes Martinez and Serena Deeb lastly got here to blows on the July 8 episode of Rampage. The workforce would go on a brief win streak towards unsigned expertise on Rampage, Darkish, and Elevation, displaying dominance with quite a lot of submission strikes that the 2 would do unto their opponents concurrently. A technical conflict between the 2 veterans centered round veiled mutual respect appears all however confirmed for the PPV, with the end result being probably the most unpredictable amongst all of the title matches (which can merely be some extent in favor of the champion).
Based mostly on Supercard of Honor XV, we might additionally count on to see names like The Shinobi Shadow Squad, (all members of) Tully Blanchard Enterprises, Colt Cabana, Willow Nightingale, Bandido, Lee Moriarty, Swerve Strickland, and extra surprises elsewhere on the cardboard. The probabilities, some would possibly say, are limitless.