ROH Death Before Dishonor: Exclusive Backstage Insights!

Unexpected twists shake up ROH's Death Before Dishonor!

by Atia Mukhtar
ROH Death Before Dishonor: Exclusive Backstage Insights!

Recent backstage developments have shed light on the ever-changing plans for Ring of Honor's Death Before Dishonor card, providing intriguing insights into the reshuffling of matches and participants. Originally, the highly anticipated showdown between Eddie Kingston and Claudio Castagnoli was in the works for the event.

However, the landscape shifted dramatically when New Japan Pro-Wrestling extended an enticing offer to Kingston, inviting him to compete in its prestigious G1 Climax tournament. The opportunity was too significant to pass up, prompting ROH owner Tony Khan to grant Kingston permission to participate in the NJPW event.

With Kingston's involvement in the G1 Climax now confirmed, Khan had to alter the course for Death Before Dishonor. Consequently, the spotlight turned to a clash between Castagnoli and Mark Briscoe for the event. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances came into play when Briscoe suffered a knee injury.

This setback forced ROH officials to rethink their plans once again.

ROH Secures Thrilling PAC Matchup

In the wake of Briscoe's injury, ROH officials swiftly moved to secure an alternative title match for Castagnoli. Enter PAC, a formidable opponent with an impressive track record.

The matchup between Castagnoli and PAC was solidified following the conclusion of the recent episode of "AEW Dynamite," adding another layer of excitement to the Death Before Dishonor card. Interestingly, another significant alteration occurred with regards to the ROH World Television Championship bout.

Initially, Mark Briscoe was slated to challenge Samoa Joe, seeking to avenge their previous Supercard of Honor encounter, where Joe emerged victorious. However, plans shifted once again when Joe's schedule was impacted by his commitments to promote the new "Twisted Metal" series.

Media appearances related to the show were canceled due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes, clearing the way for Joe to return to in-ring action at Death Before Dishonor. Shane Taylor and Dalton Castle were not immune to the reshuffling either.

Originally set to face off in the final of the ROH World Television Championship Eliminator Tournament at the pay-per-view, their match was expedited to the "ROH on HonorClub" episode on July 20. Castle emerged victorious in the thrilling contest, securing his opportunity to challenge Samoa Joe for the prestigious title on the upcoming Death Before Dishonor card.