Rush to Defend ROH Title Against Jay Lethal at 19th Anniversary

Ring of Honor has announced the main event for the upcoming 19th Anniversary PPV event taking place later this month. Rush will defend his ROH Championship against Jay Lethal after Lethal defeated three other stars to become the number one contender. If Lethal wins, he'll have three ROH Championship reigns, tying with NXT star Adam Cole for most reigns in company history.

Match graphic for Jay Lethal vs. Rush at ROH 19th Anniversary
Match graphic for Jay Lethal vs. Rush at ROH 19th Anniversary

19th Aniversary takes place on Friday, March 26th, and can be viewed on PPV, Honor Club, and elsewhere. Below, see the press release sent out by Ring of Honor:

ROH WORLD CHAMPION RUSH DEFENDS AGAINST JAY LETHAL IN 19TH ANNIVERSARY MAIN EVENT

Two-time ROH World Champion RUSH has been dominant since making his ROH debut more than two years ago. Two-time former ROH World Champion Jay Lethal holds the record for most days as world champion and is regarded as "The Franchise" of ROH.

It was inevitable that these two highly decorated stars would collide. The dream match becomes a reality when they square off in the main event of the 19th Anniversary pay-per-view on March 26.

Lethal earned the title shot by winning a Four Corner Survival Match over Matt Taven, Jay Briscoe and EC3. He is looking to become just the second man to win the ROH World Title on three occasions.

Not only is this a showdown for the richest prize in the sport, but it's also part of an ongoing battle for supremacy between two factions with polar opposite philosophies.

The Foundation (Lethal, Pure Champion Jonathan Gresham, Tracy Williams and Rhett Titus) are on a mission to restore honor in ROH, and they believe they must "purify" all the titles to achieve that goal.

Conversely, La Facción Ingobernable (RUSH, Dragon Lee, Kenny King, Bestia del Ring and Amy Rose) pride themselves on being ungovernable, winning at any cost and humiliating their opponents. In addition to the ROH World Title, LFI has the World Television Title (held by Lee) and World Tag Team Title (held by Lee and King) in its possession.

Will RUSH continue his reign of terror? Or will Lethal reach the pinnacle for the third time? Join us on pay-per-view or streaming for HonorClub to find out!

ROH PRESENTS 19th ANNIVERSARY
FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 8 P.M. EASTERN
ON PAY-PER-VIEW AND HONORCLUB
19th ANNIVERSARY HOUR ONE AIRS FREE ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

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