AEW Rampage: Death Before Dishonor card is full


This week’s AEW Rampage was the go home show before Death Before Dishonor. It will be ROH’s second pay-per-view since being acquired by Tony Khan.

Early in the show, Claudio Castagnoli came out to do something we rarely saw from him elsewhere: cut a promo. Clad in jeans and a Blackpool Combat Club jacket, Castagnoli stepped into the ring to talk about his title match with Jonathan Gresham. He got straight the point and said that winning a world championship has been “the one thing that has eluded me for my whole career.” He went on to day that “I believe I am the best because you guys support me, and because you guys believe in me.”

One of Saturday’s big matches is Wheeler Yuta vs. Daniel Garcia for the ROH Pure Championship. A vignette featuring both men aired and referenced the car accident that Garcia was in two years ago that nearly ended his life.

More matches were added to the Death Before Dishonor card. RUSH and Dragon Lee will be facing each other for the first time ever anywhere. RUSH is a former ROH World Champion, while his younger brother was an ROH TV Champion.

On Zero Hour, three more matches were announced. Shinobi Shadow Squad (The Real CB and Eli Isom) vs. the newly formed TrustBusters (Ari Daivari and Slim J) is scheduled. ROH original Colt Cabana will take on one half of the Workhorsmen, Anthony Henry (w/ J.D. Drake). Tully Blanchard Enterprises will also be represented by Gates of Agony and Brian Cage vs. Alex Zayne, Blake Christian, and Tony Deppen.

Jay Lethal faced Christoper Daniels in the main event. Daniels faced Lethal twice in 2017 when he was the ROH World Champion. Lethal went after “The Fallen Angel” before the bell even rang. Soon, they were back on equal footing. The men drew on their previous history to deliver a good main event. Lethal got the win with the Lethal Injection.

After the match, Satnam Singh and Lethal continued to use Daniels to send a message to Samoa Joe. Sonjay Dutt egged Lethal on and screamed into the camera to goad Joe.

Zero Hour will air at 7 PM ET on Ring of Honor’s YouTubeDeath Before Dishonor begins at 8 PM ET on Bleacher/Report and InDemand in the US and Fite TV in Canada.

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