ROH Glory By Honor XVIII Night Two preview/predictions

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Ring Of Honor will present Glory By Honor XVIII nights one and two this upcoming Friday, Aug. 20 and Saturday, Aug. 21. Both events will emanate live from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

These will only be ROH’s second and third events that have had fans in attendance since the pandemic began. The shows will also run head to head against SmackDown/AEW: Rampage on night one and SummerSlam on night two.

The pair of shows will follow up the events of the critically acclaimed Best In The World Pay-Per-View that took place on July 11, 2021.

Glory By Honor Night Two Predictions

LSG vs. World Famous CB – Pure Rules match

World Famous CB f.k.a Cheeseburger has been one of the many repackaged characters that post-pandemic ROH has produced, and it’s been for the better. WF CB has been much more enjoyable than the Cheeseburger gimmick.

LSG doesn’t really do much for me personally, as he just feels a little stale. After being a part of the Coast2Coast tag team in 2019, LSG has felt directionless.

Prediction: World Famous CB

Dalton Castle vs. Danhausen

Since this match is scheduled for night two, I think it further proves the fact that Danhausen won’t win the Six-Man Mayhem match on Night One. I feel like Danhausen has to win here because he hasn’t even won one singles match in the company since his debut in late 2019.

Dalton Castle is bulletproof within the confines of Ring Of Honor, so I feel like he can afford a loss here.

Prediction: Danhausen

Chelsea Green and Willow vs. Miranda Alize and Rok-C

Chelsea Green recently took a liking to Willow when commentating during one of her matches in the Women’s Championship Tournament. This will be Green’s first match with the company and she’s tangling up with three other really talented wrestlers.

Although I think Alize/Rok-C should take the win, I don’t think ROH wants Green to lose her first match.

Prediction: Chelsea Green and Willow

Flip Gordon and Demonic Flamita vs. The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe)

This is where ROH’s booking decisions show a few holes and assumingly reveals the outcome of previous matches.

Not many people expect Gordon to beat Bandido for the ROH Title on Night One, but if he did, there would be no reason he would randomly team up with Flamita to face the Briscoes.

I feel like this will be another match that will be used to build up The Briscoes for a Tag Team Title match coming out of Glory By Honor.

Prediction: The Briscoes

La Facción Ingobernable (Dragon Lee and Rush) vs. MexiSquad (Bandido and Rey Horus)

If Bandido retains his ROH Championship on Night One as I predicted, this match will set up the RUSH and Bandido rematch.

A small part of me thinks Rey Horus could turn on Bandido and join LFI, but a small part of me also thinks that Kenny King/Bestia Del Ring could cost LFI the match by accident.

It’s hard to pick a result because Bandido doesn’t need to lose, but Rush and Dragon Lee are heavily protected. My gut says that Horus will take the pinfall and that will lead to the Rush/Bandido rematch.

Prediction: La Facción Ingobernable (Dragon Lee and Rush)

Shane Taylor Promotions (Kaun, Moses, and Shane Taylor) (c) vs. Incoherence (Delirious, Frightmare, and Hallowicked) – Six-man tag team match for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

Twitter went wild when this match was announced and rightfully so. Incoherence was a really fun tag team/stable in CHIKARA between 2006-2009. This should be a really fun and awesome match and will be used to elevate Shane Taylor Promotions.

The Taylor-led group has made it very clear that they will take on any challengers that step to the plate and with ROH having a lack of trios teams, stuff like this is universally welcomed.
Aside from the nostalgic feel this match will have, it’s an absolute given that STP will win and continue their Six-Man Title reign.

Prediction: Shane Taylor Promotions retain their ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championships

Violence Unlimited (Brody King, Tony Deppen, Homicide and Chris Dickinson) vs. The Foundation (Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham, Rhett Titus, and Tracy Williams)

This is another match based on the faction warfare of recent months in the company. Violence Unlimited will win their bout against La Faccion Ingobernable on Night One and I also think they’ll win this match as well.

Cracks have been shown in “The Foundation” in recent weeks and as I mentioned before, I think those cracks will only grow during the previous night’s Pure Championship match between Gresham and Titus.

Violence Unlimited will benefit from beating the top two factions in the company and will cement their status as a “top faction” by winning this match.

Prediction: Violence Unlimited

Matt Taven vs. Vincent – Steel cage match for Taven’s future ROH World Championship opportunity

This match will culminate a two-year-long rivalry between Taven and Vincent. The feud has been stretched out a bit far for my liking, but I appreciate the storytelling involved and the conclusion should be satisfying.

This will be the first steel cage match in ROH since 2014, when then-ROH World Television Champion Jay Lethal defeated Taven.

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Vincent is fine, but I don’t see him getting the last laugh over Taven nor do I see him being a World Championship contender.

Prediction: Matt Taven