ROH held their Death Before Dishonor PPV Event last June 23rd, with several huge matches taking place on the show and a number of big stars competing on the event. ROH’s Death Before Dishonor was stacked from top to bottom, which was headlined by ROH World, IWGP Heavyweight and AAA Tag Team Champions FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) putting their ROH World Tag Team Championships on the line against The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) in a 2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match and this is the second PPV of ROH under the ownership of AEW President and CEO Tony Khan.
The Death Before Dishonor PPV is reportedly one of the most successful PPV Events in ROH’s history as Dave Meltzer revealed on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that early PPV numbers indicate that Death Before Dishonor drew a total of about 36,100 PPV buys, a huge increase from ROH’s Supercard Of Honor PPV Event back in April that drew 19,200 PPV buys. Dave Meltzer also revealed that from the 36,100 PPV buys Death Before Dishonor was able to do, 27,000 came from digital streaming and 9,100 came from purchases via traditional cable providers.
ROH’s Death Before Dishonor PPV had a massive increase from ROH’s Supercard Of Honor as the PPV Event was up 132% for cable purchases and 178% for satellite buys. Dave Meltzer also noted that of the fans who purchased ROH’s Supercard Of Honor last April, 38.5% (about 7,400) purchased AEW’s Revolution PPV Event, which did just over 170,000 PPV buys and of the fans that purchased ROH Death Before Dishonor, 67.4% (about 24,300) purchased the Forbidden Door PPV and 68.2% (about 24,600) purchased AEW’s Double Or Nothing.
It should also be noted that fans were able to watch ROH’s Supercard Of Honor PPV on HonorClub, while ROH’s Death Before Dishonor PPV Event wasn’t available on that service and was only aired on Bleacher Report and through traditional PPV in the United States and on FITE internationally. There are no PPV buy numbers for FITE as of this writing, but updates will be provided once it’s been made available.
The attendance for ROH’s Death Before Dishonor PPV inside the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts had 3,100 fans, 2,900 of which were paid fans and 200 of which were complimentary fans. The event had the fourth largest crowd in history of ROH, which is just behind the 2019 Madison Square Garden event with NJPW. The biggest difference between ROH’s Supercard Of Honor and Death Before Dishonor Event is that Supercard Of Honor was held on a Friday night during WWE’s WrestleMania weekend and Death Before Dishonor was heavily promoted and built up on AEW television and faced no major wrestling competition on the night it aired.