VINCENT ATTACKS MATT TAVEN IN SHOCKING HOME INVASION; ‘VERY BEST OF BEST IN THE WORLD’ COMING TO PAY-PER-VIEW; AUSTRALIAN STARS APPEAR ON NEXT ‘ROHSTRONG PODCAST

A couple weeks after Vincent forced his way onto the “ROHStrong Podcast” to interrupt Matt Taven and deliver an ominous message to him, “The Horror King” turned his words into actions.

During Taven’s Q&A on FaceBook Live Thursday, Vincent broke into Taven’s house and attacked him. He targeted Taven’s right ankle — the same ankle Taven had surgery on in December after Vincent smashed it with a chair at Final Battle.

It’s unclear at this time what the extent of the damage is, but obviously this is a setback for Taven in his recovery, which had been going well. 

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Best in the World, one of ROH’s marquee pay-per-views since 2011, was supposed to take place on Friday, June 19. That obviously won’t be happening, so ROH has put together a special compilation pay-per-view at a discounted price consisting of seven of the very best matches from  prior Best in the World events.

“The Very Best of Best in the World” features matches from past and present ROH stars and includes commentary from current ROH stars as they watch along. The show, which also streams live for all HonorClub members, is available on pay-per-view for $14.99.

Here’s the “Very Best of Best in the World” lineup:

* Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly in a Hybrid Fighting Rules Match (2012)

* Kevin Steen vs. Matt Hardy in a No-Disqualification Match (2013)

* ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe vs. ROH World Television Champion Jay Lethal in a Winner Take All Match (2015)

* Mark Briscoe vs. Roderick Strong (2016)

* ROH World Television Champion KUSHIDA vs. Marty Scurll (2017)

* ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes vs. The Young Bucks (2018)

* ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Villain Enterprises vs. LifeBlood (2019)

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Australian stars Slex, Adam Brooks and Kellyanne were my guests on the latest episode of the “ROHStrong Podcast,” which drops Monday (June 15) on ROHWrestling.com and most podcast platforms.

They discussed their journeys from the Australian wrestling scene to ROH, their history together, their goals in ROH and much more.

I expect big things from all three when ROH resumes running shows.

Slex looked good in his matches against the likes of Flip Gordon, Marty Scurll and Bandido earlier this year. Brooks and Kellyanne, whose official ROH debuts have been delayed because of the pandemic, both have impressive resumes.

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New Japan Pro Wrestling star “Switchblade” Jay White’s appearance at the end of “ROH Week By Week” got the wrestling world buzzing.

The former IWGP Heavyweight Champion addressed Scurll, saying that he hasn’t forgotten about the challenge “The Villain” issued to him in January. White and Scurll were scheduled to face each other at Supercard of Honor this past April. 

Another international star, Doug Williams, also appeared on “ROH Week By Week.” Speaking from his home in England, Williams restated his goal of winning the ROH Pure Title tournament, which had been scheduled to get underway two months ago.

Williams won the Pure Title in 2004 and is looking to become the first man to regain it.

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This weekend’s episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” spotlights “The Last Real Man in Pro Wrestling” Silas Young. 

Young’s Last Man Standing matches against Jay Lethal and Kenny King are featured on the show, as well as a tag match pitting 2 Guys 1 Tag (Young and Josh Woods) against the Briscoes.

Speaking of Young and Woods, “2 Guys 1 Show” is back on Facebook Live tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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If you haven’t read PJ Black’s first-person account of the BASE jumping accident that nearly ended his wrestling career three years ago, his road to recovery and new outlook on life, I highly recommend it. 

The article, which is the second installment in ROHWrestling.com’s Word of Honor series, is both compelling and inspiring. 

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Matches added to HonorClub for Fresh 50 Friday include the following bouts from 2009: Tyler Black vs. Nigel McGuinness, American Wolves vs. Kevin Steen and El Generico, Steen vs. Claudio Castagnoli, and Brodie Lee vs. Necro Butcher in a Street Fight.

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The latest episode of the “Last Stop Penn Station” podcast with Cary Silkin and Ian Riccaboni is a tribute to late ROH star Larry Sweeney. 

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Sparked by the popularity of ROH Trivia Night on Zoom, another “game show” featuring ROH stars is being discussed. Stay tuned.

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Until next time, keep safe and stay #ROHStrong!

Article Courtesy of Kevin Eck. He’s a veteran pro wrestling journalist who has worked for The Baltimore Sun, WWE and WCW before joining ROHWrestling.com.

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