A few months ago the official roster of Global Force Wrestling was first announced and some of the men that were included on the companies roster were already a part of Ring of Honor. It soon became known that those who already are contracted to ROH were unable to appear on anything other live events which means once none of the talent are allowed to be seen on televised events due to their contracts.
Recently as of a few weeks ago GFW actually had been advertising certain Ring of Honor contracted talent for event appearances. Unfortunately for GFW they were sent a cease and desist letter by GFW to stop them from using advertisements including contracted ROH talent. This basically means that talent like Moose can still appear on GFW events, but I am not sure he can be advertised by GFW due to his contract with ROH. Overall this isn't a bad thing for either side as GFW still is able to use certain talent, but is a little more limited with how they can use them. There is no real reason this can be considered a bad thing for ROH as shows in my book just how good the company is doing and how much they have grown if they have the ability to sign certain talent to exclusive contracts were they can only work for ROH and nobody else.
Much like Global Force Wrestling, ROH has an event right around the corner. To continue to coincidence between the two companies both shows are considered to be pretty big deals only for different reasons. (The GFW show was spoke about here) This post is all about updating you all on the current card for the upcoming Death Before Dishonor event on July 24 live on IPPV from Baltimore, MD.
This first time I did this post it was well received and I said at the end that I would give you guys and gals another update in the future when more matches were announced well, here is to keeping my word. Below is the current card:
Death Before Dishonor 2015:
No DQ Match:
Adam Page vs ACH
Moose w/ Stokley Hathaway vs Cedric Alexander w/ Veda Scott
Adam Cole vs Dalton Castle
Will Ferrera vs Silas Young
The Briscoes vs RPG Vice
ROH Tag Team Championship Match:
(c) The Addiction vs War Machine vs ReDragon vs The Kingdom
ROH World Championship Match:
(c) Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martin vs Roderick Strong
Though I am looking forward to seeing how good Roderick Strong vs Jay Lethal will be and how much of a wild card Truth Martini will be in the match as well as the other members of the HOT. However, the most interesting match on the card for me is The Briscoe's vs RPG Vice (Trent Barretta & Ricky Reyes) because in my experience with the Briscoe's they tend to either be hit or miss when it comes to matches that fall under a clash in style. Mark & Jay tend to have their best matches against those who fit there style like SCUM, WGTT, Kings of Wrestling, SteenRico, The Wolves, and others. But none of those teams are in ROH anymore so they are out. That's why I am intrigue, because normally The Briscoe's go up against compliments to their style, but I really don't think Trent & Ricky are similar in anyway to Mark & Jay. Looking forward to seeing how this match does on what is shaping up to be a very good show.
Over the course of the last year that company in Nashville has been losing talent left and right and now has the weakest roster they have had in years. However, TNA's loss is ROH's gain and this proves that logic extremely true. After around 3 - 4 years with TNA wrestling, Austin Aries has finally become a free agent and looks to be headed home back to Ring of Honor. Up until Jay Briscoe defeated Michael Elgin for the ROH World Championship last year to become a two time World Champion Austin Aries was the only two time ROH World Champion.
Basically coming from out of nowhere as his contract status wasn't really made aware until a few weeks before his contract was actually up. With this being the case ROH never was able to come with anything for him to comeback into the company full time. Also bearing in mind that ROH actually has everything planned out feud wise up until Final Battle in December, though the plans can change it is unlikely. So this likely means at least for the time being it seems as though Austin's appearance will be just a one off appearance for the company.
On July 17, ROH will be making a return to "Sin City" Las Vegas, NV and will be live from the Sam's Club Hotel & Casino. This right now will be Austin Aries's return and one time appearance for the company. However, this doesn't mean that Austin will not ever return to the company it just means that a return this year for him to ROH is unlikely due to all or most top feuds already worked out until post Final Battle.
For those who don't know much like WWE has their big PPV's some of ROH's events have grown to become bigger then others. Now though Final Battle is their WrestleMania, I would probably say Death Before Dishonor would be their Summerslam. This years Death Before Dishonor event will take place on July 24 live from the William J Meyers Pavilion in Baltimore, MD. Below is the current card for the show, more matches are likely to be added within the next few weeks but for right now these are the matches.
Death Before Dishonor 2015:
Moose w/ Stokely Hathaway vs Cedric Alexander w/ Veda Scott
No DQ Match:
Adam Page vs ACH
4 Corners of Survival for the ROH World Tag Team Championships:
(c) The Addiction vs ReDragon vs The Kingdom vs War Machine
ROH World Championship Match
(c) Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini vs Roderick Strong
On the above card so far the match I am looking forward to the most has to be Roderick Strong vs Jay Lethal for the World title. Actually it has nothing to do with the fact that it is for the title it more has to do with the participants in the match. So many people are saying that 2015 has been a certain WWE superstars best year well I will say that over the last year very few people have become more improved in the ring the Roderick Strong. It feel like he has gotten so much better recently then he used to be. The part of this match that intrigues me is the fact that Roddy was Truth's first major client and now the shoe is on the other foot and Strong is now challenging Truth's client for the title Truth helped him "win." It will be interesting to see if they have Roderick and Truth's history play a part in the feud between these two men as we build toward Death Before Dishonor. I will be giving another update when more matches become known.