One man who was expected to compete at ROH Death Before Dishonor will no longer be able to due to a serious knee injury.
It had seemed as if Claudio Castagnoli would be putting his Ring Of Honor World Championship on the line against Mark Briscoe at the flagship event, after Eddie Kingston pushed Briscoe to step up to the challenge.
However, in a post on social media, Tony Khan has confirmed that Briscoe is injured and the match has been postponed until a future date. Whilst Castagnoli will still defend his title, the opponent won’t be confirmed until after Blood & Guts.
Due to an injury reported this week, Mark Briscoe cannot be cleared to wrestle at ROH #DeathBeforeDishonor next Friday 7/21. We all wish @SussexCoChicken
the very best in his recovery. ROH World Champion @ClaudioCSRO
is on training sabbatical to prepare for the huge week ahead, with #BloodAndGuts on Wednesday at #AEWDynamite + his championship defense at Death Before Dishonor ppv next Friday. We will address Claudio’s ppv title challenger next week, following the highly anticipated Blood and Guts event on TBS. Again, everyone at @AEW
is wishing Mark Briscoe the very best in his injury recovery. Thank you all.
ROH World Champion @ClaudioCSRO is on training sabbatical to prepare for the huge week ahead,…
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) July 13, 2023
A follow up to this story from Fightful confirms that Mark Briscoe has suffered a serious knee injury which will likely require surgery. This leaves no matches confirmed for the event, as Samoa Joe will only find out who he puts the ROH World Television Championship against after the eliminator tournament final on the 20th, which will be between Dalton Castle and Shane Taylor.