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Angelina Love to get first-round bye in ROH Women's title tournament


Angelina Love is getting a pass to the second round of Ring of Honor's Women's World Championship tournament.

In the main event of the latest episode of ROH TV, Love defeated Quinn McKay to get a first-round bye in the Women's title tournament. McKay, who is a host and backstage interviewer for ROH, was making her ROH in-ring debut in the match and would have secured a spot in the tournament if she defeated Love.

The story of Love vs. McKay involved McKay losing after interference by Mandy Leon. Leon is part of The Allure with Love.

Love had McKay in the Koji Clutch during the match but taunted McKay by willingly letting go of the move before she passed out. McKay then countered Love and hit a jawbreaker, but Leon interfered by grabbing McKay's legs when she ran the ropes. Love went for her Botox Injection kick when McKay turned around, but McKay avoided it and hit a powerslam for a near fall.

McKay had Love locked in her Tangerine Dream submission in the middle of the ring, but McKay got distracted by Leon insulting her and saying McKay will never be a wrestler. After McKay let go of the submission and tried to go after Leon, Love hit the Botox Injection to get the win.

Fellow ROH broadcast team members Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman gave McKay an ovation after the match.

ROH had been building to Love vs. McKay since Love attacked McKay on the set of ROH Week By Week last November.

The ROH Women's World Championship tournament is taking place this summer. Love and Rok-C are the first two entrants confirmed for it. The ROH Women's World Championship is a new title that's replacing the former Women of Honor World Championship.

Love formerly held the Women of Honor World Championship one time. She's also a former six-time Knockouts Champion in Impact Wrestling/TNA.