Bandido entered his match against then-ROH World Champion RUSH at Best in the World as the underdog, but he walked out as the new champion.
The odds will be stacked against Bandido again when he puts his championship on the line against Brody King, EC3 and Demonic Flamita in a four-way elimination match that headlines the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sept. 12 at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena.
Speaking of odds, King might be the favorite in this match. Many consider the Violence unlimited behemoth to be the uncrowned champion, as he appeared to be on the verge of defeating RUSH for the title at Final Battle in December before outside interference from RUSH’s La Faccion Ingobernable teammates cost him the match.
In King’s most recent singles match, he scored a convincing victory over two-time former ROH World Champion Jay Lethal on the same night in which Bandido beat RUSH. King also has singles wins over former ROH World Champion Dalton Castle and former ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor.
EC3 believes that his purpose is to become ROH World Champion. He’s a two-time former TNA World Champion, but he’s a much more dangerous and focused competitor today.
EC3 is a bit of an enigma, as he adheres to the Code of Honor but doesn’t have any friends or allies in ROH. “The Essential Character” is coming off impressive wins over Flip Gordon and Brian Johnson.
The challenger in this match Bandido knows best obviously is Demonic Flamita, his former teammate in MexiSquad. Since turning his back on Bandido and Rey Horus, Demonic Flamita has fully embraced his dark side and it’s working for him.
Demonic Flamita pinned Bandido when they squared off in April, making him the last man to pin Bandido before he won the ROH World Title.
This past weekend at Glory By Honor, Demonic Flamita earned his way into the title rankings by winning a Six-Way Mayhem Match. He also scored a big win over Horus in a no-disqualification match on last weekend’s episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling.
Will Bandido overcome the odds and retain his title? Or will a new world champion be crowned? Join us live in Philadelphia, on pay-per-view or streaming for HonorClub to find out!
Tickets for the Death Before Dishonor go on sale for HonorClub members this Friday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. HonorClub members can use the code HCDBD at checkout to receive a 50 percent discount .
The HonorClub presale ends on Monday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Eastern, at which time tickets will go on sale for the general public.
ROH PRESENTS DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR PAY-PER-VIEW
SUNDAY, SEPT. 12
BELL TIME: 7 P.M. ET
2300 S SWANSON ST.
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148
ROH WORLD TITLE FOUR-WAY ELIMINATION MATCH
CHAMPION BANDIDO vs. BRODY KING vs. EC3 vs. DEMONIC FLAMITA
ROH WOMEN’S WORLD TITLE TOURNAMENT FINALS
ROH PURE TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION JONATHAN GRESHAM vs. JOSH WOODS
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
CHAMPIONS SHANE TAYLOR PROMOTIONS (SHANE TAYLOR & SOLDIERS OF SAVAGERY’S MOSES & KAUN) vs. LA FACCIÓN INGOBERNABLE (RUSH, DRAGON LEE & KENNY KING)
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