In a recent development surrounding Mark Briscoe's unfortunate withdrawal from his scheduled match against Claudio Castagnoli at the highly anticipated Ring of Honor (ROH) pay-per-view event Death Before Dishonor, new details have emerged regarding the nature of Briscoe's injury.
According to a report by Sean Ross Sapp from "Fightful," Briscoe has sustained a knee injury that is expected to necessitate surgical intervention. It is worth noting that Briscoe had previously faced off against ROH World TV Champion Samoa Joe at Supercard of Honor in March, engaging in a highly charged and emotionally intense match.
However, Briscoe was unable to secure victory against Joe. His most recent appearance in the ring took place during an ROH taping on June 29, with the episode being aired on Honor Club last Thursday. It was during this episode that his challenge to Castagnoli for Death Before Dishonor was established.
New ROH World Championship Challenger Revealed
On Twitter, AEW CEO Tony Khan shared that the new challenger for the Ring of Honor World Championship, who will replace Briscoe, is set to be announced during next Wednesday's episode of "AEW Dynamite." The announcement will follow the highly anticipated Blood and Guts match, in which Castagnoli will be participating.
This week's edition of "Dynamite" unveiled the mystery participants for the match, revealing that PAC will be joining Castagnoli and the Blackpool Combat Club, while the formidable team of The Elite will be joined by none other than Kota Ibushi.
This marks Ibushi's much-anticipated debut in AEW and a joyous reunion with Kenny Omega. Speculation surrounding Ibushi's involvement in the match had been circulating heavily prior to the announcement. As fans eagerly await the forthcoming developments, the unfortunate injury suffered by Mark Briscoe has undoubtedly altered the landscape of the upcoming ROH Death Before Dishonor event.
However, the anticipation surrounding the new challenger announcement and the star-studded Blood and Guts match continue to fuel excitement among wrestling enthusiasts worldwide.