With the 10th anniversary of Ring of Honor’s Death Before Dishonor event scheduled for this Saturday night, the excitement over one of the company’s premiere shows is through the roof.
Add in a few huge names, and even the most casual wrestling fans would find joy and excitement in watching ROH’s next iPPV.
From young stars like Kevin Steen and Jay Lethal to ECW legends like Rhino and Steve Corino, this event has everything a pure wrestling fan could ever want.
Don’t miss it!
Will this Ring of Honor show live up to the hype?
When: Saturday, September 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: ROH’s iPPV Site
Ring of Honor World Title Match
ROH World Champion Kevin Steen defends against "The Man Beast" Rhino
Tag Team Tournament for Vacant Titles
S.C.U.M. (Jimmy Jacobs and Steve Corino) vs. Cedric Alexander and Caprice Coleman
Rhett Titus and Charlie Haas vs. Jay and Mark Briscoes
The American Wolf Davey Richards Returns to ROH
Ring of Honor TV Title Match
ROH World TV Champion Adam Cole vs. "No Fear" Mike Mondo
Special Challenge Match
ACH makes his ROH debut vs. Kyle O'Reilly
Survival of The Fittest Tournament Qualifier Match
Tadarius Thomas vs. Silas Young
Special Challenge Match
Jay Lethal vs. "The Notorious 187" Homicide
Tag Team Attraction
The House of Truth ("Unbreakable" Michael Elgin and Roderick Strong) with Truth Martini vs. The Irish Airborne (Jake and Dave Crist)
Also Signed to Appear
Making his ROH Return, Matt Hardy
What They’re Saying
With a win-or-go-home stipulation added to the tag tournament, former ECW world champion and Ring of Honor star Steve Corino is ready for the biggest weekend of his life:
Corino (@SteveCorino) September 11, 2012
It is still unclear what match he will sit in on—Steen vs. Rhino—but WWE and TNA star Matt Hardy will be in attendance to eye up his future opponent:
I WILL be at @ringofhonor's PPV, I'll be doing a signing & have FULL access to the locker room & talent. Extremely interested in 1 match..— Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) September 10, 2012
Ring Rust Radio shares the feeling among many indy wrestling fans that this show could be one of Ring of Honor’s best over the last two years:
RingRustRadio (@RingRustRadio) September 12, 2012
Main-Event Preview and Prediction
ROH World Champion Kevin Steen vs. "The Man Beast" Rhino
If you haven’t been watching Ring of Honor lately, you have been missing one of the best wrestling stars in the business running roughshod through the competition.
His name is Kevin Steen, and he is Ring of Honor's world heavyweight champion.
ROH is a breeding ground for the best in the world, and Steen is following in the footsteps of the great champions like CM Punk, Samoa Joe and Bryan Danielson that came before him. Now he is paving his own way, but a wrestling legend named Rhino stands in his way.
In what should be an excellent litmus test for how great the ROH champ really is, the in-ring war between Rhino and Steen will be amazing. If these two put on the kind of show everyone knows they can, this could be the defining moment in Steen’s current title run.
Prediction: Kevin Steen retains.
Undercard Match to Watch
Tag Team Title Tournament
While tournaments in wrestling are a staple, the idea of a tag team tournament with the stipulation that the losers go home without a job is intense. With so much on the line, each man will not only be fighting for a shot at the gold, he will be fighting for his livelihood.
The teams are S.C.U.M. (Jimmy Jacobs and Steve Corino), Cedric Alexander and Caprice Coleman, Rhett Titus and Charlie Haas and the Briscoe Brothers.
As much as this looks like an easy win for the greatest tag team of the last decade—The Briscoe Brothers—there is a surprise team that could steal the whole show: S.C.U.M.
With Kevin Steen as the world champion, what better way to get over his heel stable than by allowing Corino and Jacobs to steal the titles in the final match against the Briscoe Brothers?
Not only would it prove S.C.U.M.’s talent, it would start a tag feud that would restore the division to prominence.
Prediction: Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs win gold.
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