Jay Lethal Vs Matt Taven Scheduled For ROH 17th Anniversary Show

Jay Lethal vs Matt Taven will main event ROH's 17th Anniversary show.

Jay Lethal vs Matt Taven will main event ROH's 17th Anniversary show.

Jay Lethal will look to defend his ROH World Championship on March 15th from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas against Matt Taven. The show takes place just 3 weeks before Ring of Honor and NJPW present the G1 Supercard From Madison Square Garden on April 6th.

Matt Taven had been claiming himself to be the real ROH Champion for some time with Lethal recently reacting to the insult on ROH TV. The match will air on FITE and Honor Club for subscribers.

Also scheduled for the upcoming PPV will be PCO & Brody King challenging the Briscoes for the ROH tag team titles. The Villain Enterprises team earned the title match by winning Tag Wars 2019 on a recent ROH 3-night tour of Texas.

Jay Lethal ROH World Championship Record

Lethal recently passed Samoa Joe’s previous record of 645 days spent as ROH World Champion. Joe’s days spent as champion occurred throughout one long title run from 2003-04.

Lethal is also one title defense away from breaking the record of 38. He’ll get that chance at Honor Rising night 2 in Korakuen Hall against TK O’Ryan from the Kingdom.

Honor Rising Lineups:

Here are the lineups for ROH’s upcoming shows in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

February 22 Event

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada & Jay Lethal vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia & TK O’Ryan)
  • ROH Television Champion Jeff Cobb defending against Hirooki Goto
  • NEVER Openweight Champion Will Ospreay defending against Dalton Castle
  • NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi defending against Cheeseburger, Delirious & Colt Cabana
  • Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare vs. Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Jushin Thunder Liger & Jonathan Gresham vs. Taiji Ishimori & Robbie Eagles
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Shota Umino
  • Marty Scurll vs. Ren Narita

February 23 Event

  • ROH Tag Team Champions The Briscoes defending against Juice Robinson & David Finlay
  • IWGP Tag Team Champions EVIL & SANADA defending against Guerrillas of Destiny
  • ROH World Champion Jay Lethal defending against TK O’Ryan
  • Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Vinny Marseglia)
  • Hirooki Goto & Will Ospreay vs. Jeff Cobb & Dalton Castle
  • Marty Scurll vs. Robbie Eagles
  • Jonathan Gresham & Toa Henare vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taka Michinoku
  • Shota Umino, Ren Narita & Yota Tsuji vs. Cheeseburger, Delirious & Colt Cabana