ROH Roundup: Dragon Lee Receives Title Shots, Survival Of The Fittest Kicks Off With Two Matches

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It’s only Tuesday, but it’s already been an eventful week in the world of Ring of Honor. Here’s everything you need to know about the promotion this week.

This past weekend on ROH Wrestling, Flamita debuted a new “Demonic” side; he came to the ring with a devilish video package, and he was clad in black gear for his Survival of the Fittest qualifying match against Rey Horus. The former partners stole the show with their high-flying offense every step of the way, but “Demonic ” Flamita walked away with the victory.

In the main event, Josh Woods earned a hard-fouht win over his former mentor, Silas Young in a Pure Rules match. Though “The Tactical Beast” emerged victorious, you can expect “The Last Real Man” might demand a rematch sooner rather than later.

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Looking ahead to this weekend, Eli Isom will face Dak Draper in another qualifying match, and the team of Dragon Lee and Kenny King will challenge Tracy Williams and Rhett Titus in a Pure Rules match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.

On “ROH Week By Week,” “The Mecca” Brian Johnson defeated “The Metalhead Maniac” Sledge in a Survival of the Fittest first-round match. At the end of the bout, Sledge knocked Johnson out, but when “The Mecca” collapsed, he took out his opponent’s knee. Overcome with pain, Sledge couldn’t cover Johnson, and “The Equal-Opportunity Ass-Whooper” rolled him up for the win. After the match, Johnson’s former partner, PJ Black returned and congratulated “The Mecca.” But Johnson walked away from him, leaving their relationship up in the air. Black had been absent from ROH for a few months.

Next week’s show will feature another qualifying match between O’Shay Edwards and Chris Dickinson.

The show also offered a look at the updated rankings; former champions Dragon Lee and Tracy Williams lead the way in the ROH World Television Championship division, and Demonic Flamita is in third place. In the ROH Pure Championship division, Fred Yehi is in first place, and he is followed by Josh Woods and Rhett Titus.

Plus, Young and Woods got into a heated confrontatiion backstage. Woods tried to put their conflict behind them, but Young kicked him below the belt and made it clear that he doesn’t think Woods is his equal. “The Last Real Man” then challenged Woods to a Last Man Standing Match at ROH Best In The World.

In the latest edition of “Eck’ Files,” Kevin Eck shared the news that Fred Yehi will challenge Jonathan Gresham for the ROH Pure Championship on an upcoming episode of ROH Wrestling. He also teased the arrival of a former women’s champion who has previously competed in the company; this competitor is expected receive a “Ticket to Gold” for the ROH Women’s World Title Tournament.

Speaking of the tournament, Willow earned her spot in the bracket with a win over Alex Gracia on  ROH Women’s Division Wednesday last week.

This week on ROH Women’s Division Wednesday, Miranda Alize and Sumie Sakai will face the team of Trish Adora and Mazzerati.

May is in the rearview mirror, so La Faccion Ingobernable has been reinstated after the stable had been suspended for the month. As previously mentioned, Lee will challenge for ROH World Tag Team Championship he never lost. (La Bestia del Ring stepped in for Lee in a title defense at ROH 19th Anniversary, but Bestia and King lost the match.) Likewise, Lee will get a shot at the ROH World Television Championship. (King, like Bestia, stepped in for Lee at the same pay-per-view, but he lost the title to Tracy Williams.)

On ROH Week By Week, McKay also announced that, in two weeks, Tony Deppen will defend his ROH World Television Championship against both Lee and Williams.

Finally, tickets for ROH Best In The World are officially on sale, so fans now have the chance to buy their tickets to the promotion’s first show with live fans in over a year.