Last year, Dragon Lee and Bandido competed in a triple threat match on the grand stage of Madison Square Garden. Now the ultra-talented luchadors will meet for the first time in a one-on-one match inside an ROH ring under the bright lights of Las Vegas at 18th Anniversary on March 13.
The contest will be for Dragon Lee’s ROH World Television Title if Lee is still champion. He has a title defense against Dak Draper on Feb. 29 in St. Louis. There’s also a chance Lee could be the ROH World Champion, as he has a shot at PCO for the title on Feb. 28 in Nashville, Tenn.
Regardless of the outcome of those matches, Lee and Bandido will face each other at 18th Anniversary.
Bandido is hoping he’ll have an opportunity to become a double champion. He got his first taste of gold in ROH when he, Flamita and Rey Horus won the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title from Villain Enterprises on Jan. 11.
In the triple threat match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title at G1 Supercard in MSG last April, Lee pinned Bandido to win the title from Taiji Ishimori. Bandido avenged the loss by defeating Lee in the Battle of Los Angeles semifinals in September en route to winning the tournament.
Bandido has victories over some of ROH’s top stars, including two-time former ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe, Shane Taylor and Mark Haskins. Lee has been equally impressive, as he handed Jeff Cobb a rare pinfall loss a few months ago and beat Taylor for the ROH World Television Title in December.
In addition to Lee’s vast in-ring ability, he also has developed a vicious streak since forming La Faccion Ingobernable with his brother RUSH and Kenny King.
Which of these masked high flyers will come out on top at Anniversary? Join us live in Las Vegas or streaming for HonorClub to find out!
ROH PRESENTS 18TH ANNIVERSARY PAY-PER-VIEW
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 6 P.M. PDT
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ROH WORLD TELEVISION TITLE MATCH CHAMPION DRAGON LEE vs. BANDIDO