A four-way number one contender's match will decide the next challenger for Rush's ROH World Championship.
ROH has announced that Jay Briscoe, Matt Taven, Jay Lethal, and EC3 will face off in a four corner survival match on the ROH TV episode that premieres this weekend (will begin airing on local affiliates starting Saturday, March 6). The winner will challenge for Rush's ROH World Championship at ROH's 19th Anniversary pay-per-view on Friday, March 26.
Rush retained the ROH World Championship by defeating Shane Taylor on the latest episode of ROH TV. Rush's La Faccion Ingobernable stablemate Kenny King acted like he was going to stop Rush from using a chair while the referee was down during the match -- but King then hit Taylor with the chair himself. La Faccion Ingobernable's King & Dragon Lee also defeated Lethal & Jonathan Gresham to win the ROH Tag Team titles on that episode.
It was announced last week that EC3 has signed a contract with ROH and is making the company his pro wrestling home. He recently returned to ROH TV and continued his storyline with Briscoe.
After Mike Bennett defeated Bateman on ROH TV in February, Taven attacked Bateman and threatened to hit Bateman's ankles with a chair unless Vincent Marseglia would agree to face Taven. When Marseglia said no, Taven hit Bateman's ankles with the chair and said he'll do this every week until Vincent faces him.
The ROH TV episode that premieres this weekend will also feature Dalton Castle vs. Josh Woods in a Pure Rules match.