Jonathan Gresham’s first ROH World Title defense.
Over the weekend, Jonathan Gresham became the 29th individual to win the ROH World Championship. He defeated Jay Lethal in the main event of ROH Final Battle to become champion and Gresham’s first defense of the title is taking place at GCW ‘Blood on the Hills’ when he defends against AJ Gray in a Pure Rules match.
The JON GRESHAM vs AJ GRAY match at #GCWBlood will now be for the ROH World Championship and will be contested under Pure Rules!
Atticus v Jordan (NRBW)
Cardona's v Bussy
Briscoes v Brody/PCO
Blake v Zayne
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— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) December 17, 2021
AJ Gray made his Ring of Honor debut in November alongside Effy and they took on The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) for the GCW Tag Titles at ‘Honor For All’.
Ring of Honor is going on hiatus from presenting live events until April 2022. Their last batch of new in-ring content will air on the Christmas day episode of ROH TV. Several of their champions have stated in media appearances that they would like to continue defending their ROH Titles outside the company.