ROH sent out the following press release, making Marty Scurll vs. Kenny King official for their 17th Anniversary Event on Mar. 15.
Just signed for Anniversary is a match pitting “The Villain” Marty Scurll against Kenny King.
“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. KENNY KING
Scurll and King haven’t crossed paths often, but it’s been enough times for them to develop an intense dislike for one another.
Their most recent encounter was in a Four Corner Survival Match that also involved Silas Young and Willie Mack at Bound By Honor in Miami on Feb. 10. Scurll appeared to have the match won when he trapped Young in the chicken wing, but the referee was distracted by King bringing a chair into the ring and did not see Young tapping. King went on to hit a low blow on Scurll behind the referee’s back, and then he rolled up Scurll and grabbed a handful of tights for the win.
It was a similar result last summer when Scurll and King met in a singles match, as King rolled up Scurll and placed his feet on the ropes for extra leverage to score the victory.
Scurll, who is owed an ROH World Title Match by virtue of winning Survival of the Fittest in November, wants to gain retribution on King at Anniversary and put his focus back on becoming world champion.
King believes he is the uncrowned ROH World Champion, and another victory over Scurll certainly would strengthen his case for receiving another shot at the championship.
Will King continue to have Scurll’s number, or will “The Villain” deal King a defeat in his hometown of Las Vegas? Join us in-person, on pay-per-view or streaming for HonorClub VIP to find out!
Here's a look at the updated card for the ROH 17th Anniversary Show:
ROH World Championship
Jay Lethal (c) vs. Matt Taven
ROH World Tag Team Championships
Villain Enterprises (Brody King & PCO) vs. The Briscoes (c)
Rush vs. Bandido
Marty Scurll vs. Kenny King