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ROH World title changes hands, 18th Anniversary PPV main event set

Rush is once again the ROH World Champion.

In the main event of Gateway to Honor on Saturday night, Rush regained the ROH World title by defeating PCO and Mark Haskins in a triple threat match. Nick Aldis, who is facing PCO at Supercard of Honor XIV in April, came out towards the end of the match and hit PCO with the NWA World title belt.

That would eventually lead to the finish, where Rush hit PCO with the dropkick to the corner, pinning him to win the championship. PCO held the title for 78 days, defeating Rush back at Final Battle on December 13.

Rush will now defend his title against Haskins at ROH's 18th Anniversary pay-per-view at Sam's Town Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, March 13. ROH announced leading up to Gateway to Honor that whoever wasn't involved in the finish would challenge for the World title at the Anniversary PPV.

Haskins confronted Rush at the end of Gateway to Honor and was attacked by La Faccion Ingobernable (Rush, ROH Television Champion Dragon Lee, and Kenny King).

Here's the updated card for the Anniversary PPV:

  • ROH World Champion Rush defending against Mark Haskins
  • ROH Television Champion Dragon Lee defending against Bandido
  • ROH Tag Team Champions Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham defending against Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll & Flip Gordon)
  • The Briscoes vs. Dalton Castle & Joe Hendry
  • Dealer's Choice match: Dan Maff vs. Kenny King vs. Shane Taylor vs. Bateman (winner gets a future title shot of his choosing)
  • Adam Brooks vs. Slex
  • Nicole Savoy vs. Session Moth Martina