Eck’s Files: Star-Studded Eight-Man Tag Match Signed For ROH TV; Session Moth Martina Guests On ROH Podcast

By Kevin Eck

A huge eight-man tag match will take place on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” the weekend of Feb. 6, as La Facción Ingobernable (ROH World Champion RUSH, ROH World Television Champion Dragon Lee and La Bestia del Ring) team with “The Mercenary” Flip Gordon to take on Brody King, PCO and the Briscoes.

LFI member Kenny King is unable to appear, so the ROH Board of Directors named Gordon to be his replacement. RUSH, Lee and Bestia are said to be less than thrilled about the board’s decision. Their reaction is understandable considering Gordon, Brody King and PCO were associates not all that long ago.

Brody is seeking a measure of revenge against LFI after interference by Lee and Bestia helped RUSH successfully defend the ROH World Title against him at Final Battle last month. 

Brody couldn’t ask for three tougher partners than PCO and the 11-time ROH World Tag Team Champion Briscoes. Brody and PCO held both the ROH World Tag Team and ROH World Six-Man Tag Team titles together in 2019.

This is certain to be an all-out war.

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Session Moth Martina was my guest on the latest episode of “The ROHStrong Podcast,” which drops this coming Monday morning on ROHWrestling.com and most podcast platforms.

She discussed why she signed with ROH instead of WWE; what it was like being the new person in the ROH locker room; her ROH debut against Sumie Sakai; creating her in-ring persona; participating in death matches and intergender matches; working for Stardom in Japan, and much more.

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As first announced on “ROH Week By Week,” a rematch from Final Battle between Danhausen and Brian Johnson will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 3 exclusively on ROH’s YouTube channel.

Johnson demanded the match after his controversial loss to Danhausen by disqualification at ROH’s biggest show of the year.

As a journalist, I must remain impartial. That said, if Danhausen were to beat Johnson again, I wouldn’t hate it.

Danhausen wants at least a million viewers for this match, so spread the word on social media using #GetDanhausenOneMillionViews.

 

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Dak Draper is now in the Pure division. “The Mile High Magnum” had been in the World Television Championship division, but his request to the Board of Directors to be moved to the Pure division was granted.

Draper is 1-0 in Pure Rules matches, as he defeated Johnson a few months ago. Draper also was an alternate in the Pure Title Tournament last fall.

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Speaking of the Pure division, an upcoming Pure Rules Match will be two out of three falls. The stipulation was determined by fan voting on the ROH The Experience Facebook page.

Stay tuned for news regarding the competitors, when the match will occur and where it can be viewed.

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The Soldiers of Savagery (Moses and Kaun) continue to show why Shane Taylor signed them to Shane Taylor Promotions.

Less than two years after signing ROH developmental contracts, SOS found themselves in a TV main event with four of ROH’s top stars, and they proved the moment wasn’t too big for them.

Taylor and SOS scored an impressive win over The Foundation (Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham and Tracy Williams) in a six-man tag match on last weekend’s episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling.” 

Taylor and SOS are owed a shot at the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see them win it. I also see the ROH World Tag Team Title in SOS’s future, and maybe even a singles title or two at some point.

 

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On this weekend’s episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling,” The OGK (Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) will face The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas), and Gresham will defend the Pure Title against his ROH Dojo student, Joe Keys.

 

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Cheeseburger is returning to action and he's leveled up. Now calling himself The World Famous CB, he'll face Williams in a Pure Rules Match on "Ring of Honor Wrestling" the weekend of Feb. 6.

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Voting for the 2020 ROH awards, which takes place exclusively on the ROH The Experience Facebook page, ends on Sunday, Jan. 31. Winners will be announced throughout next week.

 

Also next week, the “Wrestler of the Month” for January will be revealed on ROHWrestling.com. 

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Until next time, keep safe and stay #ROHStrong!

Kevin Eck is a veteran pro wrestling journalist who has worked for The Baltimore Sun, WWE and WCW before joining ROHWrestling.com. Eck’s Files appears every Friday.