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World Title Match Announced For ROH Road To G1 Supercard: Houston

January 22, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Vinny Marseglia Jay Lethal ROH Road to G1 Supercard Houston

– Ring of Honor has announced a new match for ROH Road to G1 Supercard’s Houston stop. The show takes place on Friday and will see Jay Lethal defend the ROH World Title against Vinny Marseglia. ROH’s announcement of the match reads as follows:

Lethal was originally scheduled to defend the championship in Houston against Chris Sabin, who earned the title opportunity by taking Lethal to a 20-minute draw in a Proving Ground Match in November. However, Sabin suffered a knee injury during ROH’s international television taping in Atlanta Jan. 12 and will be out of action for an unspecified amount of time.

With Lethal needing a new opponent, The Kingdom’s Marseglia stepped up to issue a sinister challenge. However, The Horror King made it clear that he has no interest in becoming ROH World Champion. That’s because he considers Kingdom leader Matt Taven to be the real world champion and Lethal to be a fraud.

Marseglia, obviously doing Taven’s bidding, has vowed to defeat Lethal in Houston and then drop the ROH World Title belt in the garbage.

Lethal, the epitome of a fighting champion, immediately accepted Marseglia’s challenge, and ROH officials have sanctioned it.

Will Lethal send a message to Taven by making an example of Marseglia? Or will Marseglia do the unthinkable by upsetting Lethal and trashing the belt?

All three nights of Road to G1 Supercard in Texas Jan. 24-26 will stream LIVE worldwide for HonorClub. Keep it locked to ROHWrestling.com and the ROH App for more first-round match announcements.

The update card is:

ROH World Championship Match: Jay Lethal vs. Vinny Marseglia
Proving Ground – Four Corner Survival Match: Jeff Cobb vs. Dalton Castle vs. Bandido vs. Rocky Romero
* Jonathan Gresham vs. Matt Taven
* Tag Wars First-Round Match: Coast 2 Coast vs. Eli Ison and Cheeseburger
* Tag Wars First-Round Match: The Bouncers vs. The Boys
* Tag Wars First-Round Match: Colt Cabana and Willie Mack vs. Kenny King and Mystery Partner