PCO and Kenny King both came close to winning the ROH World Title in 2019. Now they each have an opportunity to earn another championship match at ROH’s last pay-per-view of the year, but one of them will have their title aspirations snuffed out at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view in Las Vegas on Sept. 27.
On that night, PCO and King will face each other in a first-round match in the Final Battle No. 1 Contender tournament. The winner of the eight-man tournament will headline the Final Battle pay-per-view in Baltimore on Dec. 13 against the ROH World Champion.
PCO came within an eyelash of winning the title from Matt Taven in May, but the French-Canadian Frankenstein was done in by a horrific eye gash, the result of Taven assaulting his one good eye with an ax and a spike. Even with all the damage done to his eye, PCO was barely held down for a three count -- he kicked out a millisecond too late.
In July, King appeared to be seconds away from winning the title in a Triple Threat Match against champion Taven and Jay Lethal. King hit Lethal Injection on Lethal and followed up with Royal Flush on him. Before King could make the cover, however, Taven planted King with Climax and covered Lethal to steal the pin.
PCO, whose controversial loss to Taven remains the only defeat he has suffered by pinfall or submission in his nine months in ROH, is the presumptive favorite to advance to the tournament semifinals, but King proved throughout 2019 that people should think twice before betting against him -- especially in his hometown of Las Vegas.
Which of these top stars will move one step closer to facing the ROH World Champion at Final Battle? Join us live in Las Vegas or streaming for HonorClub to find out!
ROH PRESENTS DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR PAY-PER-VIEW
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 6 P.M. PACIFIC
SAM’S TOWN LIVE
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION MATT TAVEN vs. RUSH
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
CHAMPIONS JAY & MARK BRISCOE vs. LIFEBLOOD’S BANDIDO & MARK HASKINS
ROH WORLD TELEVISION TITLE TRIPLE THREAT MATCH CHAMPION SHANE TAYLOR vs. FLIP GORDON vs. TRACY WILLIAMS
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION KELLY KLEIN vs. THE ALLURE’S ANGELINA LOVE
FINAL BATTLE ROH WORLD TITLE NO. 1 CONTENDER TOURNAMENT
PCO vs. KENNY KING (w/AMY ROSE)
MARTY SCURLL vs. COLT CABANA
JAY LETHAL vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM