ROH Death Before Dishonor 2022 has Event of the Year qualities all over it


Ring of Honor is a staple among professional wrestling. Many of the top names in the industry today stepped through ROH’s doors at one point or another. That is why fans wait to see what the next iteration under Tony Khan will look like. This weekend’s Death before Dishonor gives a good preview of how the promotion will be managed, as this card looks like a sleeper hit and potential candidate for the event of the year.

Death before Dishonor has everything. With seven matches and six titles on the line, stakes are plenty. For the wrestling fan that doesn’t have much history with ROH, this card is a great way to introduce them to the promotion by using some of the names that have become more recognizable via All Elite Wrestling.

There still hasn’t been a clear delineation between the two promotions, with much of the recent focus on AEW television going to selling this PPV. This was a good strategy because if this show hits successful metrics, which will only boost the argument that ROH can be a viable source of content that AEW can leverage in the future.

From top to bottom there’s a lot to look forward to on this card.

Starting with the women first, Willow Nightingale and Allysin Kay’s match on the preshow features two women that by all accounts fans want to see in a major promotion. Nightingale’s inclusion in AEW in recent months has seen a lot of fan interest continue to build up her momentum, while Kay is a longstanding member of the independent scene. Both ladies could find themselves, members of the ROH roster, when the show is done.

Mercedes Martinez versus Serena Deeb will not be for the faint of heart. These two professionals are expected to bring the heat in only the way that they can, in what should be an exciting and intense battle for the ROH Women’s World Championship.

The two matches for the ROH World Television Championship and ROH Pure Championship are the perfect showcases to highlight the midcard. Wheeler Yuta versus Daniel Garcia will be on everyone’s shortlist for Match of the Year when it is said and done. There isn’t as much anticipation around the Samoa Joe versus Jay Lethal match, as it features two of the best to ever do it, but the angle has gone on a bit longer than desired.

FTR is riding high. Their entire 2022 campaign has been a crash course on proving you’re the best in the world. One big part of that was their match against The Briscoe Brothers at the ROH Supercard, so booking this rematch makes sense. Expect this to be the match that steals the show and leaves people talking about the action for months to come.

Does Jonathan Gresham have the star power to carry ROH on his broad shoulders? That’s the question that needs answering as he faces off against Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH World Championship. Fans want to see Castagnoli get the recognition he deserves and the position that he couldn’t reach in WWE. But if he doesn’t win the title, will fans use this as a moment to point and criticize? There’s a lot riding on this match both within and outside the storylines seen on television, making it that much more intriguing of a main event.

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There’s a lot to look forward to with Death before Dishonor and this PPV event has all the makings of a show that will keep the professional wrestling fanbase talking for months to come.