ROH has set a date for Rush and Shane Taylor’s ROH World Championship match.
On the latest edition of ROH Week By Week, it was announced that Rush vs. Taylor for the ROH World Championship will air on the ROH television episode that premieres the weekend of Saturday, February 27. Jonathan Gresham & Jay Lethal will also defend their ROH Tag Team titles on that episode. Gresham & Lethal’s challengers haven’t been announced.
Taylor won a fan poll on ROH’s The Experience Facebook group to get the World title shot.
Rush is a two-time ROH World Champion. He regained the title by defeating PCO and Mark Haskins in a three-way match in February 2020. Rush’s most recent title defense was against Brody King in the main event of December’s Final Battle pay-per-view.
Taylor defeated Jay Briscoe at Final Battle. Shane Taylor Promotions (Taylor & The Soldiers of Savagery) were originally supposed to challenge Bandido, Flamita & Rey Horus for the ROH Six-Man Tag Team titles at that PPV, but Bandido and Flamita were removed from the show following pre-travel COVID-19 testing. Taylor did an interview at Final Battle where he declined to win the SIx-Man Tag Team titles by forfeit. Taylor said they want to win the titles the right way.
Shane Taylor Promotions defeated The Foundation (Lethal, Gresham & Tracy Williams) in a six-man tag match on an episode of ROH TV last month. Taylor pinned Lethal to win the match.
ROH also announced on Tuesday that Rush and ROH Television Champion Dragon Lee have re-signed with the company. Their father La Bestia del Ring has also signed a contract with ROH. The latest episode of ROH TV was headlined by Rush, Dragon Lee, Bestia del Ring & Flip Gordon going to a no contest with King, PCO & The Briscoes.