The first night of Ring of Honor’s War of the Worlds tour got off to a bit of a slow start with their world champion missing the show with an injury.
ROH champion Dalton Castle did not wrestle the first night of the show, which took place in Lowell, Massachusetts, as he is currently nursing a back injury. Castle did not vacate the title nor was he stripped of the title. Instead, Ring of Honor made a number of changes to the card including creating a triple threat match featuring Chuckie T, Jay Lethal and IWGP United States Champion Jay White. The trio of wrestlers were originally supposed to wrestle for the ROH Six-Man Tag Team titles
Matt Taven, the man who was originally going to challenge for the ROH title, was then placed in an ROH Six-Man Tag Team title match alongside his stablemates from The Kingdom, TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia, and defeated SoCal Uncensored to win the titles. The Kingdom previously held the six-man titles, becoming the first team to win the six-man titles twice as they were also the inaugural champions when they won a tournament that concluded at the 2016 ROH Final Battle show.
There is no word on if Castle will be good to go to wrestle on the May 11 War of the Worlds show taking place in Toronto. At the Lowell show, Castle said the injury occurred shortly after he won the title at the 2017 Final Battle show. You can check out Fightful's live coverage of the first night of War of the Worlds at this link.