ROH Champion Dalton Castle was scheduled to defend his title against Matt Taven at War of the Worlds: Lowell, but he ended up cutting a promo about injuries piling up and needing time to heal. Castle is said to suffer from a broken hand and nagging back issues. ROH is hoping he could return to the ring before next month’s Best in the World PPV. He joined the commentary team yesterday night for the 10-Man main event in Chicago, between Bullet Club and Los Ingobernables de Japon.
— Scott Greene (@Scotty_Ballgame) May 10, 2018
Because of Castle’s injury announcement, the main event of War of the Worlds first show was turned into a ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship. Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia defeated So Cal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) to become the new Champions.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 14, 2018
Jay Lethal didn’t appear at Royal Oak and Chicago event. He was injured during the 6-Man main event at War of the Worlds: Toronto when he did a sunset flip powerbomb to the floor. Lethal is said to suffer from a mild concussion.
Lethal was replaced in Royal Oak by SANADA in a Four Corner Survival Match, which was won by Marty Scurll. Lethal was not set to appear at Chicago event. Ring of Honor announced on Twitter he will compete at Honor United events in UK at the end of the month.