The main event of Ring of Honor’s 19th Anniversary pay-per-view is now official.
ROH World Champion Rush will defend his title against Jay Lethal at ROH’s 19th Anniversary PPV on Friday, March 26. On the latest episode of ROH TV, Lethal won a four corner survival match to be confirmed as Rush’s challenger for the Anniversary event.
Lethal pinned Matt Taven to win the four corner survival match. Taven, who is feuding with The Righteous’ Vincent Marseglia, was distracted by Righteous member Vita VonStarr leading into the finish. Jay Briscoe and EC3 were also involved in the match but fought to the back near the finish after EC3 tried to get away from Briscoe.
Rush is a two-time ROH World Champion, while Lethal has also held the ROH World Championship twice during his career. Rush regained the title by defeating PCO and Mark Haskins in a three-way match in February 2020.
On the ROH TV episode that premiered on February 27, Rush retained the ROH World Championship against Shane Taylor. Rush’s La Faccion Ingobernable stablemate Kenny King acted like he was going to stop Rush from using a chair during the match — but King instead hit Taylor with the chair himself.
King & Dragon Lee also defeated Lethal & Jonathan Gresham for the ROH Tag Team titles on that February 27 episode of ROH TV.
The 19th Anniversary event will be ROH’s second PPV since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Last year’s scheduled 18th Anniversary PPV didn’t take place due to the pandemic.