Tony Khan announced that he purchased Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment, LLC from Sinclair Broadcasting Group on March 2, 2022. The acquisition was completed by an entity that is wholly-owned by Tony Khan. Ring of Honor is set to return from hiatus on April 1, 2022. This will be the first event produced by Tony Khan.
The Khan Era of Ring of Honor begins now.
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2022 4:31:01 GMT 1 by Purotastic
ROH Supercard of Honor XV April 1, 2022 Curtis Culwell Center - Garland, Texas
ROH World Championship Match Jonathan Gresham (C) vs. Bandido (C) Jonathan Gresham defeated Jay Lethal at Final Battle 2021 to win the ROH World Championship after Bandido was forced to vacate the championship due to a positive COVID-19 test result. Jonathan Gresham is in possession of the original ROH World Championship while Bandido is in possession of the most recent version of the ROH World Championship. These competitors will clash in the main event to determine who the undisputed champion is!
ROH World Tag Team Championship Match The Briscoes (C) vs. FTR After some back and forth between these two teams on social media, The Briscoes and FTR will collide for the first time ever with the ROH World Tag Team Championship at stake! Will The Briscoes continue their 12th reign with the ROH World Tag Team Championships with a successful first defense or will AEW's team of "top guys" become ROH World Tag Team Champions for the first time?
ROH World Women's Championship Match Deonna Purrazzo (C) vs. Athena Impact Wrestling's Deonna Purrazzo holds the ROH Women's Championship. She will put the title on the line against the newly signed Athena! Will Deonna prevail and continue to represent Impact Wrestling as Ring of Honor's Women's Champion or will Athena start her Ring of Honor tenure off with a championship win?
ROH Pure Championship Match Josh Woods (C) vs. Timothy Thatcher Josh Woods defeated current ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham to win the Pure Championship at Death Before Dishonor 2021. Can he overcome the newly signed Timothy Thatcher to hold onto the championship in the new era of Ring of Honor?
Jay Lethal vs. Lee Moriarty Jay Lethal has been appearing in All Elite Wrestling, but as the self-proclaimed "Franchise of ROH" he demanded that Tony Khan include him on the card! Lethal will have his hands full with one of the hottest rising stars in professional wrestling, Lee Moriarty!
ROH World Television Championship Match Rhett Titus (C) vs. Minoru Suzuki The Forbidden Door is wide open for this contest -- Minoru Suzuki will be in Dallas to challenge longtime Ring of Honor competitor and World Television Champion Rhett Titus!
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship Match: The Righteous (Bateman, Dutch, Vincent) (C) vs. Shane Taylor Promotions (Kaun, Moses & Shane Taylor) Shane Taylor Promotions look to regain the titles they lost at Final Battle 2021. Shane Taylor was unable to be involved in that match due to his Fight Without Honor against Kenny King taking place on the same card. Will Shane Taylor be the difference maker as these groups clash once again?
Joe Hendry's Open Challenge Joe Hendry vs. "X" It was announced that Joe Hendry signed an open contract for Supercard of Honor XV! Tune in to see who answers the challenge!
Swerve Strickland vs. Alex Zayne Two of the hottest free agents on the market will clash in this contest, both undoubtedly looking to impress Ring of Honor officials! Zayne competed 5 times in Ring of Honor in 2020 and 2021. Swerve will be making his Ring of Honor debut.
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2022 17:35:14 GMT 1 by Purotastic
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ROH Supercard of Honor XV April 1, 2022 - Curtis Culwell Center - Garland, Texas
Shinobi Shadow Squad (Eli Isom, Ryan Nova, World Famous CB) vs. Incoherence (Delirious, Frightmare, Hallowicked) Winners: Incoherence via pinfall at 8:10
Alex Gracia & Willow Nightingale vs. Miranda Alize & Trish Adora Winners: Alex Gracia & Willow Nightingale via pinfall at 8:34
Supercard of Honor XV opens with our commentary team, Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman greeting the ROH fans and running down the card!
Swerve Strickland vs. Alex Zayne
The iPPV opened with an action-packed sprint between two of the hottest free agents in professional wrestling. These impressive athletes were evenly matched but the match came to a close when Swerve Strickland planted Alex Zayne with a JML Driver!
Winner: Swerve Strickland at 11:49 via pinfall
Joe Hendry's Open Challenge Joe Hendry vs. "X"
Joe Hendry made his way to the ring first. As he awaited the reveal of his opponent, Tully Blanchard appeared!
Tully announces that he has founded Tully Blanchard Enterprises and his first signing is Joe Hendry's challenger. Hendry doesn't seem concerned until Tully reveals his opponent...
Brian Cage makes quick work of Joe Hendry, decisively defeating him after decimating him with a Drill Claw!
Winner: Brian Cage at 2:25 via pinfall ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship Match: The Righteous (Bateman, Dutch, Vincent) (C) vs. Shane Taylor Promotions (Kaun, Moses & Shane Taylor)
Shane Taylor Promotions made an effort to regain the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships in a brawl with The Righteous. Although they came close to winning in the closing stretch of the match, their willingness to do anything to score the victory became their downfall. O'Shay Edwards interfered in an attempt to secure victory for the stable, but accidentally struck Shane Taylor! It was Vincent who secured the pinfall victory on Kaun after hitting the Acid Drop.
Winners: The Righteous at 10:25 via pinfall
Moses suffered a torn rotator cuff during this match.
ROH World Television Championship Match Rhett Titus (C) vs. Minoru Suzuki
Another championship was on the line next as NJPW's Minoru Suzuki challenged Rhett Titus for his Television Championship! Rhett Titus put forth a valiant effort, but was overwhelmed by the violence and technical prowess of Minoru Suzuki who finished him off with a Gotch-style Piledriver to become the 29th ROH World Television Champion!
Winner: Minoru Suzuki at 10:01 via pinfall
Jay Lethal vs. Lee Moriarty
Both men adhered to the Code of Honor at the start of the match, but Jay Lethal showed he was anything but honorable before the match came to a close! Lee Moriarty had an impressive showing and had Lethal on the verge of defeat, but Lethal managed to hit Moriarty with a quick and sneaky low blow before putting him down for the count with the Lethal Injection. Lethal's victory was met with boos, but Lethal didn't seem bothered by this as he exited the ringside area with a vile smirk on his face!
Winner: Jay Lethal at 15:09 via pinfall
ROH Pure Championship Match Josh Woods (C) vs. Timothy Thatcher
Timothy Thatcher refused to adhere to the Code of Honor at the beginning of the match. He opted to instead tell Josh Woods that he doesn't respect him and will be taking his championship. This only seemed to fire Woods up as he took the advantage early on. Ultimately, Woods succumbed to a Thatcher Stretch and Timothy Thatcher became the 10th ROH Pure Champion!
Winner: Timothy Thatcher at 12:16 via submission ROH World Women's Championship Match Deonna Purrazzo (C) vs. Athena
The ROH World Women's Championship was on the line in a back and forth, solid match between the champion Deonna Purrazzo and the challenger Athena! The final moments saw a couple of near falls for Athena. Purrazzo was able to escape Athena by rolling out of the ring. Purrazzo grabbed the ROH World Women's Championship, reentered the ring and blasted Athena in the face! The referee called for the bell and although Athena is victorious, Purrazzo remains ROH World Women's Champion!
Winner: Athena at 14:52 via DQ
ROH World Tag Team Championship Match The Briscoes (C) vs. FTR
The Briscoes and FTR finally clashed in this long awaited dream match! The crowd was hot. The match was hard-hitting and heated. Both teams gave it their all. The match concluded with the Briscoes missing a Doomsday Device and FTR quickly taking advantage and connecting with the Big Rig on Mark Briscoe for the victory and to become the 63rd ROH World Tag Team Champions!
Winners: FTR at 26:00 via pinfall
The Briscoes are back on their feet now and they approach the new champions.
The Briscoes adhere to the Code of Honor, extending their hands and FTR accept!
As the Briscoes head up the entrance ramp, Tully Blanchard can be seen on the stage observing his former clients, FTR!
ROH Undisputed World Championship Match Jonathan Gresham (C) vs. Bandido (C)
In the words of Mark Henry, "It's TIME... for the MAIN EVENT!"
The main event to crown the Undisputed ROH World Champion was an intense battle.
Bandido was nearly victorious after a wicked Spanish Fly had Gresham seemingly down and out. Bandido ascended to the top turnbuckle and came down with a Frog Splash in tribute to the legendary Eddie Guerrero, but Gresham managed to get his knees up and capture Bandido, manipulating his limbs until he was able to lock him in a grounded Octopus Stretch in the center of the ring! Bandido tried to fight through it, but had to tap out! Jonathan Gresham becomes the 1st ROH Undisputed World Champion!
Winner: Jonathan Gresham at 30:11 via submission
Jonathan Gresham cuts a promo putting over Bandido and his title reign before ROH's hiatus. He declares that he is dedicated to leading Ring of Honor into a new era!
Just as Gresham is wrapping up, he's interrupted by Jay Lethal!
"Johnathan Gresham... you may have beaten me at Final Battle, but I'm the The Franchise of Ring of Honor! That win was a fluke. I want what I'm due for carrying this company on my back for so long! I want the ROH Undisputed World Championship!"
Gresham and Lethal stare each other down and just as Lethal starts to back off, Gresham is attacked from behind by...
Matt Taven and Mike Bennett!
Lethal feigns looking shocked before smirking and joining in on the attack!
Lee Moriarty runs down to even the odds, but is quickly overwhelmed! And then...
SAMOA JOE IS HERE!!!
Samoa Joe charges down to the ring! Jay Lethal bails as Joe slides into the ring. Joe hammers away with hard strikes to both Bennett and Taven! Taven is dazed stumbles over the top rope and falls to the outside, leaving Bennett on his own! Joe locks Bennett in the Coquina Clutch! Joe stares a hole through an aghast Lethal as he chokes Bennett out! Joe releases Bennett and pushes him under the bottom rope with his foot.
From the ring, Joe stares down Jay Lethal who is backing up the entrance ramp as the fans in the Curtis Culwell Center chant "Joe's gonna kill you!"
Samoa Joe and Jonathan Gresham are now face to face! Joe extends his hand to the Undisputed World Champion, who accepts! Joe raises the Undisputed Champion's arm as Supercard of Honor XV officially comes to an end!
Last Edit: Jun 30, 2022 7:28:42 GMT 1 by Purotastic
Busted Open on Sirius XM Fight Nation - April 2, 2022
Dave LaGreca and Mark Henry spoke to ROH owner Tony Khan on the heels of their return event "Supercard of Honor XV"
Tony Khan on Supercard of Honor's success:
We had a packed crowd -- they were hot throughout the entire show. We also did a great iPPV buyrate on FITE. Thank you to all the fans who came out or tuned in. I hope you enjoyed it and will join us again!
Tony Khan on Samoa Joe's return:
Initially I was negotiating to bring Samoa Joe to AEW; but with the size of our roster I decided to pitch a return to ROH to him instead. Joe is so great and I've been a fan for years so it was really awesome having him on board and bringing him out at the end of the show as a surprise. You'll be seeing more of Joe in Ring of Honor.
Tony Khan on Jonathan Gresham:
Jonathan Gresham is one of the best wrestlers around today. Before the hiatus, Ring of Honor was positioning Gresham toward the top of the card and they capped off 2021 by having him win the ROH World Championship in a match against Jay Lethal. It felt right to kick off this new era of Ring of Honor and 2022 by having Gresham as our Undisputed champion. Bandido had a great title reign and isn't going anywhere. I'm sure he's gonna want that title back.
Tony Khan on what's next for Ring of Honor:
Dave, Mark -- what I can confirm for you today is that Ring of Honor's next event is already being planned and we will have more information soon on weekly television plans. Those are in the final stages of being negotiated. 2022 is going to be a big year for Ring of Honor. I'm excited and I hope the fans are excited.
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Last Edit: Jun 30, 2022 6:47:42 GMT 1 by Purotastic