ROH Best in the World (7/11/21) – Preview and Predictions

ROH Best in the World

Ring of Honor returns live to pay-per-view on Sunday, July 11th with Best in the World. This will be the first event with ROH fans back in the arena since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Faction warfare will continue with members of The Foundation, VLNCE UNLTD, and La Facción Ingobernable will square off with each other. The event will be broadcasted live on Honor ClubFITE, and pay-per-view. The event will start at 7 pm EST with the first-hour airing for free on multiple platforms. Let’s run down the card and a few predictions for the ROH Best in the World.

ROH Best in the World Full Card and Predictions

  • Danhausen and PCO vs. The Bouncers (Brian Milonas and Beer City Bruiser) (Hour One)
  • Flamita vs. Rey Horus (Hour One)
  • Jay Lethal vs. Brody King
  • EC3 vs. Flip Gordon
  • The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) vs Brian Johnson & PJ Black
  • Last Man Standing Match: Josh Woods vs. Silas Young
  • ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor, Kaun, and Moses) (c) vs. Dalton Castle, Dak Draper, and Eli Isom
  • ROH World Television Championship: Tony Deppen (c) vs. Dragon Lee
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship Fight Without Honor: Rhett Titus & Tracy Williams (c) vs Chris Dickinson & Homicide
  • ROH Pure Championship: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. Mike Bennett
  • ROH World Championship: RUSH (c) vs. Bandido

ROH Best in the World Predictions

Jay Lethal vs. Brody King

Jay Lethal and Brody King will represent The Foundation and VLNCE UNLTD respectively in this faction warfare match. This rivalry started at 19th Anniversary after Lethal unsuccessfully challenged RUSH for the ROH World Championship. King, along with the rest of VLNCE UNLTD, laid out The Foundation and LFI to end the show. The three factions have gone head to head over the past few months on ROH television, causing The Foundation to go against the code of honor they pride themselves on upholding. LFI was also suspended for an entire month due to the chaos caused by their actions. The Foundation and VLNCE UNLTD squared off on ROH TV #506 in eight-man tag action. King pinned Lethal to win the match for VLNCE UNLTD, which set up this match. Who will bring home the win for their respective faction? Find out at ROH Best in the World.

Prediction – Jay Lethal wins

Tony Deppen vs. Dragon Lee

Dragon Lee is looking to regain a title that he never lost. Lee was unable to compete at 19th Anniversary due to an eardrum injury that required surgery. The ROH World Television Championship was defended on his behalf by fellow LFI stablemate Kenny King. King lost the match against Tracy Williams, losing the title for Lee in the process. Williams lost the title to Deppen at ROH TV #502, which set up a triple threat match at ROH TV #509 between Deppen, Williams, and Lee. Deppen retained the title and was challenged by LFI to give Lee a one-on-one match for the title. The match was made official and now Lee will get his chance to recapture a title he never lost.

Prediction – Deppen retains

ROH Best in the World Main Event: RUSH vs. Bandido

Bandido won the 2021 edition of Survival of the Fittest at ROH TV #510. He is cashing in his shot at the ROH World Championship at Best in the World against current champion RUSH. He held the title since February of 2020 when he defeated Mark Haskins and former champion PCO in a triple threat match. RUSH has successfully defended the title against Brody King and Jay Lethal. RUSH is looking to make it a third successful defense in a row against Bandido. Bandido is looking to put issues with former MexiSquad stablemate Flamita behind him and focus on RUSH. The MexiSquad imploded at 19th Anniversary after tempers flared in their pre-show match, which led to a triple threat match between the former stablemates taking place on the main card of the event. Bandido came out victorious in that match, but the success was not long-lived.

Bandido teamed with Flamita in an effort to smooth things over against Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham. Flamita walked out on Bandido during the match, ending MexiSquad for good. Bandido and Flamita locked up at ROH TV #502 in a match that Flamita won. With the loss fresh on his mind, Bandido looked to turn things around in Survival of the Fittest. He defeated Bateman at ROH TV #509 to qualify for the finals. In the six-way elimination final Bandido pinned Flamita, eliminating him from the match and exacting revenge in the process. He pinned Chris Dickinson later in the match and forced Eli Isom to tap out in the final fall of the match to win the tournament. Bandido is looking to carry that momentum into his match against RUSH for the ROH World title.

Prediction – Bandido wins

How to Watch ROH Best in the World and More

Tune into ROH Best in the World to see if these predictions come true. To see where you can watch ROH on TV or see the latest episode of ROH TV click here. For all things ROH, check out Honor Club. or their YouTube channel for WOH Wednesday and ROH Week by Week. 

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