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Rush's first ROH World title defense set for Glory By Honor


ROH has announced when new World Champion Rush will be making his first title defense.

A 15-man battle royal will take place at Glory By Honor in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, October 12. The winner will advance to challenge for Rush's ROH World Championship later that night.

Kenny King, Joe Hendry, Silas Young, Josh Woods, Rhett Titus, Beer City Bruiser, Brian Milonas, Cheeseburger, LSG, and Shaheem Ali are the first 10 wrestlers announced for the battle royal.

Rush won the ROH World Championship by defeating Matt Taven at Death Before Dishonor last Friday. At ROH's post-PPV tapings the next night, Rush made an appearance but didn't wrestle due to a minor ankle injury.

Jeff Cobb is also set to challenge for Rush's World title at ROH's Honor United show in Bolton, England on October 27.

ROH is holding a tournament to decide their World title challenger for December's Final Battle PPV. The semifinals and finals will be held at Glory By Honor. Jay Lethal vs. Marty Scurll and PCO vs. Dalton Castle are the semifinal matches.

Glory By Honor is taking place at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans and will air live on HonorClub. Here's the updated card for the show:

  • ROH World Champion Rush defending against the battle royal winner
  • 15-man battle royal to determine Rush's challenger for later in the show
  • Finals of the Final Battle number one contender's tournament
  • Jay Lethal vs. Marty Scurll in a Final Battle number one contender's tournament semifinal match
  • PCO vs. Dalton Castle in a Final Battle number one contender's tournament semifinal match
  • Women of Honor World Champion Angelina Love (w/ Mandy Leon) defending against Kelly Klein (ROH has announced that Klein will have someone in her corner)
  • ROH Tag Team Champions The Briscoes defending against Luke & PJ Hawx
  • Brody King & Flip Gordon vs. Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams
  • Alex Shelley vs. Jonathan Gresham