On the same night as he was revealed as the newest member of Villain Enterprises, Flip Gordon suffered an elbow injury at ROH's Best in the World pay-per-view.
Dave Meltzer reports that Gordon suffered a dislocated elbow at the PPV, and Bryan Alvarez notes that the elbow was popped back in after and Gordon should be fine. Gordon was hurt when he hit a 450 splash on Tracy Williams from the top rope through a table that was set up on the floor.
Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO & Brody King) retained their Six-Man Tag Team titles against Mark Haskins, Williams & PJ Black at Best in the World. There was then a post-match angle where the Soldiers of Savagery attacked Haskins and Williams. Bandido made the save but was attacked by Bully Ray.
Bully Ray bailed when Gordon came out with a kendo stick. Haskins, Williams, and Bandido offered Gordon a LifeBlood T-shirt and wanted an answer to their offer to join the group. Gordon put the shirt on, but a video then played where Scurll revealed Gordon as "The Mercenary" of Villain Enterprises.
Villain Enterprises took out LifeBlood, and Gordon hit the 450 through the table on Williams.
Prior to joining Villain Enterprises, Gordon lost to Rush in their match on the Best in the World pre-show.