Here’s a preview of this weekend’s episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling:”
Josh Woods vs. Silas Young
2 Guys 1 Tag has imploded. It’s now 2 Guys 1 Grudge.
Young shockingly turned on his protege during Woods’ match against Dalton Castle at the 19th Anniversary pay-per-view in March. Young nailed Woods with a chair shot to the head behind the referee’s back, allowing Castle to roll up Woods for the three count.
After the match, Young chastised Woods for continually defying him and said he’s going to hurt Woods in ways that will make him question his career choice.
The first hint of a rift in 2G1T occurred a few weeks prior when Young confronted Woods after Woods lost a Pure Rules match to Castle.
Woods had been having a lot of success as a singles competitor in the Pure division to that point, but Young told him that his loss to Castle showed he still had a lot to learn. Young said the best way for him to teach Woods was for them to resume teaming together. Woods didn’t seem convinced.
“He thinks he has learned every single thing he has to learn from me, and that’s fine, Josh. We’re all men. We all have the right to make our own decisions,” Young said. “But every decision has a repercussion, and this right here is your repercussion. And whether you like it or not, I’ve still got a few more lessons I’m going to teach you.”
The wide-eyed Woods never hid his affection and admiration for his mentor, and the pain he’s suffered as a result of Young’s betrayal goes well beyond the knot on his head.
Woods is so angry and hurt about what Young did to him that he couldn’t even bring himself to utter a single word when asked to comment about this match.
Clearly, emotions will be running high when these former friends square off.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title Match: Champions Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor & Soldiers of Savagery) vs. Primal Fear (Matthew Omen, Gabriel Hodder & Adrien Soriano)
After STP won the six-man tag championship in February, Taylor vowed to give title opportunities to those who wouldn’t ordinarily get them. He has proven to be a man of his word.
Taylor sat in on commentary during Primal Fear’s six-man tag match against Will Ferrara, Dante Caballero and Eric Martin on “ROH Week By Week,” and after Primal Fear scored the victory, Taylor said, “If anybody wants it, they can come get it.”
Primal Fear wants it. They’re young, hungry and willing to do anything to make it to the top in ROH.
STP is undefeated in six-man-tag competition, having defeated MexiSquad twice, The Foundation (Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham and Tracy Williams), and EC3 and the Briscoes. However, even though they are the clear favorites in this match, Primal Fear shouldn’t be taken lightly.
15-Man Rankings Battle Royal
The participants in this match will all be wrestlers who are not currently ranked in any of the singles divisions in ROH.
The last two competitors standing will face each other on a future episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling,” with the winner earning a spot in the rankings of his choosing out of the Pure and World Television Title divisions.
The participants will be revealed on the ROH The Experience Facebook page on Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern.
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