Eli Isom Takes On PJ Black In Pittsburgh

One week after the historic G1 Supercard at sold-out Madison Square Garden, fans in Pittsburgh will experience the immediate fallout when ROH makes its much-anticipated return to the Steel City!

Ring of Honor presents Steel City Excellence, an international television taping at Stage AE on Saturday, April 13. With a new ROH World Champion, new ROH World Tag Team Champions and new Women of Honor World Champion, there is no telling what may happen in Pittsburgh!

Just signed for the show is a match between rising young star Eli Isom and well-traveled veteran PJ Black.

ELI ISOM vs. PJ BLACK

To say that Black has the edge in experience would be a gross understatement. When Black made his pro wrestling debut in 1997, Isom was 2 years old.

Moreover, the South African native has wrestled around the world against the biggest names in the sport (and he’s still in his 30’s). Isom didn’t begin his pro wrestling training until 2017.

If Black has been paying attention, however, he should not overlook Isom. The native of Rensselaer, Ind., pinned Grand Slam Champion Christopher Daniels in a six-man tag match last year and has held his own against ROH stars such as ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb, Kenny King, Silas Young and Shane Taylor.

Isom also is a member of Shinobi Shadow Squad along with Cheeseburger and Ryan Nova, and the trio has achieved surprising success. The affable 3S has gone 5-1 in six-man tag matches in 2019.

Black, conversely, is still looking to find his footing since signing with ROH. He has performed well but come up just short against opponents such as King and Bandido. Black recently admitted that he came into ROH with a bad attitude and was all about taking shortcuts, but after some soul-searching he’s changed his mindset and vowed to play by the rules going forward.

Will Black’s new approach pay off with a victory in Pittsburgh? Or will Isom knock off another accomplished veteran? Join us LIVE to find out!

ROH STEEL CITY EXCELLENCE
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
BELL TIME @ 6 PM ET
STAGE AE
400 NORTH SHORE DRIVE
15212 PITTSBURGH, PA

ALREADY SIGNED:

NON-TITLE SIX-MAN TAG MATCH
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS VILLAIN ENTERPRISES (“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL, PCO AND BRODY KING) vs. JAY LETHAL, ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION JEFF COBB AND JONATHAN GRESHAM

THE KINGDOM (VINNY MARSEGLIA AND TK O’RYAN) vs. LIFEBLOOD’S MARK HASKINS AND “HOT SAUCE” TRACY WILLIAMS

JAY AND MARK BRISCOE vs. CARISTICO AND SOBERANO JR.

ELI ISOM vs. PJ BLACK

SIGNED TO APPEAR:

ROH WORLD CHAMPION MATT TAVEN
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPION KELLY KLEIN
DALTON CASTLE AND THE BOYS
RUSH
FLIP GORDON
BANDIDO
​KENNY KING
SHANE TAYLOR
SILAS YOUNG
THE BOUNCERS (BEER CITY BRUISER AND BRAWLER MILONAS)