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Matt Taven Doesn’t Believe ROH Needs Cross-Promotion



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Cross-promotion might be popular right now, but Matt Taven doesn’t believe that Ring Of Honor needs to do that at the moment.

Taven spoke with the Wrestling Perspective Podcast to discuss a range of topics, and he was asked about the recent cross-promotion with AEW, NJPW, and IMPACT. When asked if this could happen for ROH, he believes that the company should focus on itself for now.

“Well, I guess it’s twofold, my answer is. I think we were the first one to do this because you saw New Japan, CMLL, NWA, you saw everyone come to Ring of Honor and we really opened that door for those promotions to kind of come into the United States in the first place. So, to me, that started with us. As far as right now, I would say that, like I said earlier, I feel like there’s such a good product and once people, no matter what, if they jump in right now, they’re going to get caught in that snowball. For my mindset, this roster up and down, I would grab them any day of the week and put them out there and be absolutely proud of the product because I think as much as it’s interesting to bring people in here to have cross-promotional stuff, we have so much talent right here in these doors that we could put on the best product there is out there with just the guys we have in Ring of Honor, and I will die on that hill any day.” (H/T to for the transcriptions)

Taven will be in action at Ring Of Honor’s Anniversary Show tonight, where he will go one on one with Vincent, in an unsanctioned match.

Here is the match card:

ROH World Championship
RUSH (c) vs. Jay Lethal

ROH Pure Championship
Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. Dak Draper

ROH Tag Team Championships
La Faccion Ingobernable (Kenny King & La Bestia del Ring) (c) vs. The Foundation (Tracy Williams & Rhett Titus)

EC3 vs. Jay Briscoe

ROH Television Championship – Dragon Lee Remains Champion If King Wins
Kenny King vs. Tracy Williams

ROH Six-Man Tag Team Championships
Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor, Moses & Kaun) (c) vs. MexiSquad (Bandido, Flamita & Rey Horus)

Unsanctioned Match
Matt Taven vs. Vincent

Mark Briscoe vs. Flip Gordon

Dalton Castle vs. Josh Woods

Four-Corner Survival Match
Danhausen vs. Eli Isom vs. Leon St. Giovanni vs. Brian Johnson

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Ring Of Honor Celebrating 500th Episode With Three-Hour Streaming Special



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Ring of Honor will celebrate its 500th episode next month by looking back on some of the greatest matches in the television show’s long-running history.

A three-hour block of content will air on the promotion’s 24/7 streaming channel ROH Best On The Planet on Thursday, April 15 starting at 6:00 PM ET. The first two hours will feature 10 classic matches leading into an advanced showing of the 500th episode itself.

Matches for the two-hour kickoff show celebration include the very first ROH television main event ever between The World’s Greatest Tag Team and the Kings of Wrestling, Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli (aka Cesaro).

Plus Jay Lethal vs. Matt Hardy, a Steel Cage Warfare match between S.C.U.M. and Team ROH, and a triple threat tag team match between the Young Bucks, the Kingdom and reDragon (aka The Undisputed Era).

The 500th episode will still air in its usual weekend TV spot on Sinclair affiliates around the country, in addition to the Monday night broadcast on FITE. The main event will be announced this Saturday, but we already know that Jonathan Gresham will defend the ROH Pure Championship against The Foundation stablemate and good friend Jay Lethal.

ROH Best On The Planet can be streamed 24/7 on the STIRR and PLEX apps.

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Updated Schedule Of Weekly Professional Wrestling Television & Streaming Series



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Schedule effective Monday, April 12, 2021.


AEW Dark: Elevation
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Watch: YouTube

ROH Wrestling TV
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Watch: FITE

WWE Monday Night Raw
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Watch: USA Network


NWA Powerrr
Time: 6:05 PM ET
Watch: FITE

AEW Dark
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Watch: YouTube

Time: 8:00 PM ET
Watch: Peacock


Limitless “The Road”
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Watch: IWTV

MLW Fusion
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Watch: YouTube

AEW Dynamite
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Watch: TNT


Time: 3:00 PM ET
Watch: Peacock

IMPACT Wrestling
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Watch: AXS and Twitch
*as of April 8, 2021


WWE Friday Night Smackdown
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Watch: FOX

WWE 205 Live
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Watch: Peacock

Time: 10:00 PM ET
Watch: NJPW World


Championship Wrestling from Hollywood
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Watch: FITE

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ROH News: Identify Of Cinematic Match Mystery Man, Mexisquad Split, Silas Young Betrayal & More



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We’ve got some big updates coming out of Friday night’s ROH 19th Anniversary pay-per-view, including the identify of the cinematic match mystery man, a betrayal, and a faction potentially calling it quits.

Who Was The Mystery Man?

The Unsanctioned Match between long-time rivals Matt Taven and Vincent ended up being a cinematic match filmed at the building “where it all started” between them — 31 Franklin St. in Fall River, MA. There was a wrestling ring setup inside and they fought all over the building. At one point Taven did an elbow drop down a flight of stairs, which was awesome.

The final spot saw both men teetering on the outside of the second floor balcony, trading shots way up in the air. An unidentified large man then pushed them both off the balcony, plumittting something like 20 feet through a table on the floor. The man then returned to carry off an unconscious Vincent at the end.

For those who have asked, the mystery individual was Bill Carr, a former CZW Tag Team Champion and one half of Team Tremendous alongside his partner, Dan Barry.

Mexisquad Calling It Quits?

Ring of Honor might be splitting up the Mexisquad (Bandido, Flamita and Rey Horus). The trio lost to Shane Taylor and the Soldiers of Savagery in an ROH Six-Man Tag Team Championship match during the free hour one pre-show.

They were clearly frustrated but agreed to face each other in an impromptu triple threat match on the PPV main card in order to work out their issues. Bandido won the match with a Dragonrana and the 24 Plex, but Flamita shoved him twice and walked out on the group afterwards.

La Faccion Fails Dragon Lee

Dragon Lee lost both his titles without actually being at the show. Members of La Faccion Ingobernable were forced to fill in for him, resulting in Kenny King losing the ROH World Television Championship to Tracy Williams. King and Bestia del Ring also lost the ROH World Tag Team Championships to Williams and Rhett Titus of The Foundation.

The faction now controls three of the promotion’s top titles, with Jonathan Gresham as ROH Pure Champion. Jay Lethal had the opportunity to make it a clean sweep in the main event, but came up just short to ROH World Champion RUSH.

Speaking of LFI, there was another big change in the faction during Friday night’s PPV. Amy Rose is very clearly no longer with the group after being speared to hell and back by Bestia del Ring after the boys lost the world tag team titles. Kenny King set her up for the spot, and they made it clear Rose’s services as a manager are no longer required.

Silas Young Betrays Josh Woods

Josh Woods’ former mentor Silas Young returned to ROH TV a few weeks back, lecturing Woods about losing a match to Dalton Castle and coming up short in last year’s Pure Championship tournament. The grizzled veteran suggested that they begin teaming together again so that he can continue bestowing his knowledge on the 2017 Top Prospect winner.

Woods faced Dalton Castle in a rematch on Friday night and was seconds away from putting his opponent away when Silas instructed his protege to use a steel chair. When he refused, Silas hit Woods with the chair for disobeying him, allowing Castle to sneak out another victory.

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