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Ring Of Honor “Death Before Dishonor” 2022 (Wrestling Review)

Ring Of Honor

Death Before Dishonor

Lowell, Massachusetts

July 23rd, 2022


ROH World Title Match
Jonathan Gresham (w/Prince Nana) (c) vs. Claudio Castagnoli

A decent but shorter opening match that was for the world title. Claudio is being built as a main guy and Gresham, while he did defend the ROH belt in this down period of the company, isn’t exactly a fantastic selling point to base the company around. The match was fine with it being power vs technical but there was only one realistic way for this to go. 

3.5 / 5

ROH World Six Man Tag Team Title Match
The Righteous (Bateman, Dutch & Vincent) (w/Vita VonStarr) (c) vs. Dalton Castle & The Boys (Brandon & Brent)

Not really a bad match but nothing good either. Even at 9 minutes it dragged and no one was really into it. The trios belt in ROH could use a refresh for sure. 

2 / 5

ROH Pure Title Match
Wheeler Yuta (c) vs. Daniel Garcia

Both guys work this pure style so well. I think Yuta can be a huge star in AEW and ROH because he can wrestle so well outside of matches like this too. Crowd was super into this as well, it had a nice pace and some close calls. Garcia just needs a bit more behind him other than being able to be a technical guy. 

3.75 / 5

Singles Match
Rush (w/Jose The Assistant) vs. Dragon Lee

A very fun high impact lucha style match. Some crazy spots here and both are just so good in the ring. Lee moves around at such a speed and makes its all look like it takes no work. Rush has the size and power but the lucha agility too and could be a huge force in AEW / ROH. 

4 / 5

ROH Women’s World Title Match
Mercedes Martinez (c) vs. Serena Deeb

Thankfully this didn’t feel like a 17 minute match. Good mix of technical vs power here. Crowd wasn’t super into it though. Mercedes is good, she’s just misused or underused more so. Deeb I just can’t ever see truly getting over. ROH needs womens matches this though, AEW doesn’t need the ROH belt on it. 

2.5 / 5

ROH World Television Title Match
Samoa Joe (c) vs. Jay Lethal

Its good to see Joe back. This was a fantastic match between two guys with a long history. Good back and forth, a lot of close spots, and Joe overcoming Jays heel tactics. Lethal in AEW hasn’t really had a winning run or anything but it only makes sense for Joe to win. 

4 / 5

ROH World Tag Team Title Best Two Out Of Three Falls Match
FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c) vs. The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe)


A match that deserved the main event spot. Two of the best tag teams in the world doing a 45 minute match that felt like a war that was always close and never boring. FTR pulled out all the stops here to put the Briscoes down and it could have gone either way. 

4.5 / 5


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