Tossing Salt Presents:
ROH Death Before Dishonor
Thoughts & Predictions
July 23, 2022
Later tonight, live in Lowell, Massachusetts, it’s Ring of Honor’s big return to pay-per-view, with ROH Death Before Dishonor. To be honest, I had almost forgotten about this show, and given the big news that broke earlier tonight, this event just seems more like an afterthought than anything else. But it is a packed show and the matches announced, as I write this, are all pretty strong. So of course, that means it’s time for a few predictions. So are you ready? Let’s do this.
Allysin Kay vs. Willow Nightingale
To be honest, I’m not very familiar with either woman here, but I do remember seeing Nightingale work at an Impact Wrestling event a few months ago and she was impressive in that. And I like her name too. It sounds like something out of a Harry Potter movie or episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Allysin reminds me of a girl who used to date a friend of mine and to be honest, she was an absolute bitch. I like Buffy better than bitches.
Winner: Willow Nightingale.
ROH World Championship Match
Jonathan Gresham (c) (with Tully Blanchard) vs. Claudio Castagnoli
Gresham is an amazing talent and he’s got Tully in his corner and against anyone else, I’d pick him automatically. Against anyone else, I said. But this is Gresham taking on Claudio so it’s not an easy pick. Claudio worked in ROH for a long time before going to the WWE, but never had the opportunity to be the ROH Champion. Will this be his opportunity? If Tully wasn’t there, I’d say yes, but I think the one-time Super Brat will be the difference-maker. Look for Claudio to dominate, but just when he’s ready to win, Tully causes a blatant DQ. Thus, Claudio wins, but Gresham keeps the belt. And then Tully gets to take a swing. Sounds good to me.
Winner By DQ: Claudio Castagnoli (Gresham retains his title).
ROH World Television Championship
Samoa Joe (c) vs. Jay Lethal (with Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh)
Lethal is one week away from wrestling Ric Flair in his last match. Will he go into that match with a shiny new belt and some momentum from a big win? Joe has been MIA for so long now, I hope we do get a title switch here. Let’s play the numbers game and thanks to some distractions by his two cohorts outside the ring, look for Lethal to win the match and title.
Winner and NEW ROH World Television Champion: Jay Lethal
Pure Wrestling Rules for the ROH Pure Championship
Wheeler Yuta (c) vs. Daniel Garcia
Wheeler has the momentum and is getting the push right now. I’d love to see Garcia win here and take the belt, but I don’t think anyone associated with the Blackpool COmbat Club is losing any time soon.
Winner and STILL ROH Pure Wrestling Champion: Wheeler Yuta
Two Out Of Three Falls for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.
FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) (c) vs. The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe)
A couple of months ago, these two teams met in what is arguably the best match of 2022 and now, it’s time for Round 2. Tony Khan announced earlier this week that The Briscoes have signed long-term contracts with ROH, which means that most likely, this won’t be the last time these two teams compete. Incidentally, the Briscoes are also wrestling on the Flair’s Last Match event next weekend in Nashville, going against the Von Erichs. I can’t really see FTR losing here, but they won the last fight and I can’t see the Briscoes going 0-2 against anyone. How about a Von Erich run-in to cause some confusion and chaos and set up the match for next weekend at Flair’s event? Works for me. Let’s go no contest as the Von Erichs interfere and the match is thrown out.
No Contest – No Winners – Match is Thrown Out Due To Outside Interference.
ROH Women’s World Championship
Mercedes Martinez (c) vs. Serena Deeb
Mercedes is a very talented woman, but I have to go with Serena Deeb for this one. No real reason, but the gut says Deeb, and the gut never lies.
Winner and NEW ROH Women’s Champion: Serena Deeb
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship
The Righteous (Vincent, Bateman, and Dutch) (c) (with Vita VonStarr) vs. Dalton Castle and The Boys (Brandon Tate and Brent Tate)
Dalton Castle is an amazing talent and very entertaining and needs to be on TV more often. If he and The Boys are wearing gold, it’s more likely to happen.
Winners and NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions: Dalton Castle & The Boys
Colt Cabana versus Anthony Henry
So this is where Colt Cabana got banished, from the ranks of the Dark Order to AEW to ROH wrestling guys I’ve never even heard of. A guy named after a cowboy against a guy with two first names. I have to go with the podcasting comedic cowboy on this one.
Winner: Colt Cabana
RUSH versus Dragon Lee
This should be a really fun and fast-paced Lucha-style match that most people won’t appreciate, but will enjoy regardless. Both of these guys can really go and did you know they’re brothers. Way cool. Let’s go with Dragon Lee for the win.
Winner: Dragon Lee
Trustbusters versus Shinobi Shadow Squad
The Trustbusters are the new kids making their ROH PPV debuts. The Shinobi Shadow Squad have a cool name and have been around ROH forever, but I can’t honestly say I know anything about them or have seen them wrestle before. Let’s go with the gut again. The new guys win.
Winners: The Truthbusters
Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony vs. Tony Deppen, Alex Zayne, and Blake Christian
Cage and the Gates of Agony are all managed by Tully Blanchard and are part of his new variation of Tully Blanchard Enterprises. I’ve seen Blake Christian wrestle a few times for GCW, but to be honest, I have no idea about Zayne or Deppen. Look for Team Tully to win here.
Winners: Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony.
And there you go. So what do you think? Have I predicted correctly or am I way off base? Let me know in the comments along with your predictions, thoughts, and comments. And with that, I’m out of here friends. Take care and be good and I’ll see you next time.