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New World, Television & Tag Team Champions Crowned at ROH Final Battle




Ring of Honor ran their annual Final Battle pay-per-view this Friday night in Baltimore, Maryland, resulting in three new champions being crowned as we prepare to head into a brand new year.

In the show’s main event, 51-year-old PCO defeated Rush to become the new ROH World Champion. It is the veteran Villain Enterprises member’s first ever world title win, despite being in the business the last 32 years.

PCO is also one-third of the current ROH 6-Man Tag Team Champions with Brody King and Marty Scurll, although the status of those titles is uncertain as Scurll’s contract with the promotion has expired.

Dragon Lee defeated Shane Taylor to become Ring of Honor’s new world television champion. He is scheduled to team with Hiromu Takahashi on January 5th at night two of Wrestle Kingdom, taking on legends Jushin Thunder Liger and Naoki Sano in what will be Liger’s last match ever.

Finally, the team of Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham joined forces to defeat The Briscoes, winning the ROH World Tag Team Championships. Believe it or not, this is actually Lethal’s first tag team title win for the promotion, making him one of just five Triple Crown Champions in ROH history.

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Ring Of Honor Re-Signs Multiple Wrestlers



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Contract season is definitely underway.

Ring of Honor announced on Sunday that “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams has signed a new deal with the company for an unspecified length.

The veteran technician has risen through the ROH roster over the past two years. More recently, he competed in the Pure Championship Tournament, making it to the finals before losing to Jonathan Gresham. He then joined forces with Gresham, Jay Lethal and Rhett Titus as a member of The Foundation.

ROH also announced this weekend that former women’s champion Sumie Sakai has signed a new contract.

Brian Johnson, who competed in the 2019 Top Prospect tournament, Bateman, one half of the tag team The Righteous, and La Faccion Ingobernable spokesperson Amy Rose have all signed new deals as well.

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Bandido Signs New Agreement With Ring Of Honor



Ring of Honor announced on Tuesday that Bandido has signed a new agreement with the company, though the terms are currently unknown.

Bandido originally joined ROH in 2018, but has been out of action since February due to travel restrictions. He is one-third of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions alongside Flamita and Rey Horus.

The following statement was posted on Ring of Honor’s official website:

Ring of Honor is pleased to announce that international star Bandido has re-signed with the company.

The announcement comes on the heels of UK star Mark Haskins signing a new contract to remain with ROH. The signings exemplify the company’s commitment to securing the best wrestlers on the planet.

One of the most innovative and electrifying competitors in professional wrestling, Bandido has been with ROH since December 2018, when the sensational luchador was among the hottest free agents in the industry.

Currently a co-holder of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title with Flamita and Rey Horus, Bandido has not competed in ROH since February due to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.

Before coming to ROH, Bandido competed extensively in his native Mexico as well as Japan, the UK and Australia.

As noted yesterday, ROH “mutually parted ways” with Marty Scurll.

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Ring Of Honor Mutually Agrees To Part Ways With Marty Scurll



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Ring Of Honor has today announced that the company has mutually agreed to part ways with Marty Scurll, effective immediately.

During the Speaking Out movement in 2020, Marty Scurll was one of the names brought up, with the Englishman being accused of sexual assault in 2015. At the time, Scurll posted two statements regarding the situation, and Ring Of Honor announced in June that it would be investing all claims made against anyone on its roster, including Scurll.

Scurll’s statement at the time read as follows:

In 2015 after a wrestling event in the UK, I had a brief consensual sexual encounter with a woman. In that moment, at a bar, in those circumstances, I had no cause to question her age.

I don’t say any of this lightly or to seek absolution for my ignorance. Although I did not become aware of her age until after the encounter, the reality of the age disparity is not lost on me. I understand that although our encounter was technically legal in the UK, my lack of good judgement that evening has disappointed many fans.

This week, the woman I’m reference bravely shared her stories of abuse she experienced while attending wrestling events during that time period. My name has been included in one of the recollections she has shared. I can only speak to what I know to be true and my own actions.

It is my understanding that this woman continuously supported our sport through her attendance at events, seminars, and training sessions, and as an industry, we failed her. I cannot begin to understand the difficulty she must be experiencing, and in that spirit I ask that you please continue to respect her privacy.

My immediate priority is to seek forgiveness for unknowingly contributing to a culture that for too long has promulgated ego over humanity and hurt many along the way. For those of us with a voice that can reach beyond our own doorsteps, it is our shared responsibility to be better and do more.

The system must change to protect the most vulnerable and provide an ecosystem where female fans and athletes can engage and participate safely. The time is now. As a person who has been identified as part of the problem, I am unreservedly committing to be part of the solution. In the very short term, I am looking to work within the industry to create better security protocols at events to provide a safe environment for all fans.

Words are no longer enough, action is needed.

Since that point the company hasn’t given an official statement regarding its investigation, however, today the company has cut ties with Marty Scurll, who re-signed with ROH last year.

Scurll had been named the lead booker for the promotion when he re-signed, however, he was removed from the roster page back in October, and Delirious reportedly took charge of creative duties when ROH returned to production in the summer following a break due to COVID-19.

There has been no official statement from Scurll at this time, but Ring Of Honor did put out an official message confirming the news on its social media, as you can see below:

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