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Over the past few weeks on ROH TV and ROH Week-By-Week, qualifying matches for the Survival of the Fittest have taken place. Bandido, Chris Dickinson, Demonic Flamita, Eli Isom, Brian Johnson, and Rhett Titus all won their respective qualifying matches and will compete in the six-way elimination match to crown the 2021 Survival of the Fittest. The winner of the match will receive an ROH World Title match.
The finals will take place on this week's ROH TV.
Survival of the Fittest Six-Way Elimination Final: Bandido vs. Chris Dickinson vs. Demonic Flamita vs. Eli Isom vs. Brian Johnson vs. Rhett Titus
Six men will enter the ring, but only one will survive and go on to challenge for the ROH World Title.
Past SOTF winners include Bryan Danielson, Tyler Black, Adam Cole, Jay Lethal and Roderick Strong. Who will add their name to this illustrious list?
Here’s a look at the six competitors:
Bandido: The sensational luchador possesses an extraordinary combination of strength, speed and agility. His 21 Plex finisher has put away the likes of two-time former ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe and former ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor. Bandido beat Bateman in a SOTF qualifying match.
Chris Dickinson: “The Dirty Daddy” has made an immediate impact since being revealed as a member of Violence Unlimited in March. Dickinson needed just 18 seconds to force promising newcomer Eric Martin to tap out in his ROH singles debut, and he defeated powerhouse O’Shay Edwards in a SOTF qualifying match.
Demonic Flamita: The former member of MexiSquad has turned his back on Bandido and Rey Horus and embraced his dark side. It’s been working for him, and his confidence is at an all-time high. The talented luchador defeated Bandido a couple months ago and knocked off Horus in a SOTF qualifying match.
Eli Isom: A product of the ROH Dojo who made his debut at the end of 2017, Isom has come a long way in a short time. The “Infinite” one defeated fellow blue-chip athlete Dak Draper in a SOTF qualifying match, and he also has scored victories over Horus and LSG this year.
Brian Johnson: “The Mecca’s” in-ring ability is sometimes overshadowed by his obnoxious personality, but make no mistake: Johnson is a dangerous competitor. A fundamentally sound wrestler, Johnson won’t hesitate to break the rules in order to achieve victory. He scored a hard-fought win over Sledge in a SOTF qualifying match.
Rhett Titus: “The Professional” is the only participant with SOTF final match experience, as he competed in the 2010 bout. Titus’ career resurgence has been one of the biggest stories in ROH this year. A co-holder of the ROH World Tag Team Title and member of The Foundation, Titus defeated Danhausen in a SOTF qualifying match.
Also in the world of ROH, Max The Impaler was the latest female to be given her ticket to gold, which officially enters her in the ROH Women's Championship Tournament.
Here is the list of current competitors for the tournament:
- Allysin Kay
- Miranda Alize
- Trisha Adora
- Vita VonStarr
- Willow Nightingale
- Mandy Leon
- Nicole Savoy
- Max The Impaler
Maria Kanellis recently spoke to Fightful about the ROH women's division. You can find the full interview by clicking here.