Backstage News On Major Changes To ROH Death Before Dishonor

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ROH’s next big show is less than 24 hours away but the card being promoted now isn’t what was originally intended by the company’s management.

According to a report by Fightful Select, the original plan for the show was to have multiple rematches from Supercard of Honor, which took place on March 31st. Two matches that were originally booked for Death Before Dishonor were Samoa Joe vs. Mark Briscoe and Claudio Castagnoli vs. Eddie Kingston.

However, Samoa Joe wasn’t supposed to be booked for this upcoming show. He was originally intended to take time off from wrestling in general to do media appearances for the upcoming Twisted Metal series, which will be available on Peacock starting July 27th.

However with the ongoing writers’ strike in Hollywood, those media appearances of Joe’s were cancelled and so he became available to wrestle once again.

As for Mark Briscoe, he is currently sidelined with a knee injury that is likely to keep him out of the ring for the remainder of this year. Due to that, Samoa Joe will face Dalton Castle instead.

Regarding Eddie Kingston, he no longer became available for Death Before Dishonor because he has since been sent to New Japan Pro-Wrestling to work the G1 Climax tournament, which lasts from July 15th to August 13th.

Given Kingston’s involvement with the G1 over the next few weeks, his match with Claudio has been replaced by a singles match between Claudio and PAC, but that match couldn’t be finalized until this past week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, which featured an angle that saw PAC walk out on Claudio and the BCC during the main-event Blood and Guts match.

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