Skip to main content

Shane Taylor to challenge Rush for ROH World Championship


After winning a fan vote, Shane Taylor is getting a shot at the ROH World Championship.

ROH has announced that "Taylor was the winner by a wide margin of a poll on the ROH The Experience Facebook group page that asked which top contender should challenge two-time ROH World Champion RUSH." ROH wrote that they're going to make the title match, but a date for it has yet to be set.

Rush retained the ROH World Championship against Brody King in the main event of last month's Final Battle pay-per-view. King was announced as Rush's challenger for that PPV after defeating Taylor in a matchup of top contenders.

Taylor defeated Jay Briscoe at Final Battle last month. Shane Taylor Promotions (Taylor & The Soldiers of Savagery) were originally supposed to challenge for Bandido, Flamita & Rey Horus' ROH Six-Man Tag Team titles at the PPV, but Bandido and Flamita were removed from the show following pre-travel COVID-19 testing. Shane Taylor Promotions did an interview on the show and refused to be awarded the Six-Man Tag Team titles via forfeit. Taylor said they want to win the titles the right way.

Rush's second ROH World Championship reign began when he defeated PCO and Mark Haskins in a triple threat match in February 2020. Taylor is a former ROH Television Champion.