First round matches added to Death Before Dishonor Fallout.
Ring of Honor announced that Dalton Castle vs. Mark Haskins and Jay Lethal vs. Bandido have been added to Death Before Dishonor Fallout on Sept. 28. Both matches are first round bouts in the Final Battle Number One Contender Tournament. The first round bouts between PCO vs. Kenny King and Colt Cabana vs. Marty Scurll will take place the night before at Death Before Dishonor.
Dalton Castle stated recently that he’s focused on becoming ROH World Champion again. Mark Haskins is determined to capture the richest prize in the sport for the first time. They’ll both take the first step in their quests when they square off at Death Before Dishonor Fallout in Las Vegas on Sept. 28.
Their first singles match against each other in an ROH ring is part of the first round of an eight-man tournament to determine the challenger in the ROH World Title Match at the Final Battle pay-per-view in Baltimore on Dec. 13.
They only met one other time in an ROH ring. In a 10-man tag match back in January, Haskins won the bout for his team by forcing Castle to tap out to the Sharpshooter.
Haskins made another former world champion tap out to the move last month at Summer Supercard, when he did it to Jay Lethal in a tag match.
Haskins came within an eyelash of winning the ROH World Title on two occasions, against Matt Taven in May (he ended up losing because of a distraction from Bully Ray) and against Lethal in the UK in one of 2018’s best matches.
Haskins will be seeing s different Castle in Las Vegas than the one he saw in January. Castle has become a loose cannon, adopting a more aggressive style and win-at-all-costs mentality. After being obsessed with RUSH for several months, Castle has made it clear that he is focused on regaining the ROH World Championship.
Castle, who dealt with nagging injuries in 2017 and 2018, appears to be in great shape and is healthier than he’s been in some time. That, combined with his championship pedigree and new attitude, makes him one of the most dangerous competitors in the tournament.
A man who has held the ROH World Title longer than anyone else collides with the fastest-rising young star in pro wrestling in Las Vegas for high stakes at Death Before Dishonor Fallout on Sept. 28.
Two-time former ROH World Champion Jay Lethal will face phenomenal luchador Bandido in a first-round match of an eight-man tournament to determine the challenger in the ROH World Title Match at the Final Battle pay-per-view in Baltimore on Dec. 13. It will be the first-ever singles match between Lethal and Bandido.
Lethal obviously has a major edge in experience, but Bandido has proved that he can beat the very best ROH has to offer. The high-flying LifeBlood member scored the biggest victory of his career recently by pinning Jay Briscoe in a critically acclaimed match at Global Wars Espectacular in Dearborn, Mich. Like Lethal, Briscoe is a two-time former ROH World Champion.
Bandido also has pinfall victories over Shane Taylor (prior to Taylor winning the ROH World Television Title) and Marty Scurll, the latter taking place in a tag match.
It may be the perfect time to take on Lethal, who is embroiled in a conflict with his former best friend Jonathan Gresham. After they came to blows during a tag match last week, a match between Lethal and Gresham was signed for the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sept. 27 -- the night before Lethal’s match against Bandido.
Regardless of what happens at the pay-per-view, will Lethal be able to quickly put it behind him and focus on his match against Bandido? It’s easier said than done, but if anyone can do it it’s Lethal. He has excelled in big-match situations, and when it comes to the ROH World Title, perhaps no one is as obsessed with it as the “Franchise of ROH.”
Fightful will have full results from Death Before Dishonor fallout following the conclusion of the event.