On the July 20 episode of ROH TV, Castle defeated Shane Taylor in the finals of the ROH TV Title Eliminator Tournament finals. With the win, he earned the right to challenge Samoa Joe for the title at ROH Death Before Dishonor.
Castle is a former ROH World Champion and a former ROH World Television Champion. He has also held the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship.
Samoa Joe Previews Potential Match At ROH Death Before Dishonor
In an interview with WrestleZone, Samoa Joe shared his thoughts on his potential opponents. The tournament match hadn’t aired at the time of the interview, so he highlighted both men.
“Truth be told, I’d be satisfied with either opponent. But men are tremendous opponents in their own right. I think Shane Taylor’s a guy that’s a little bit unsung and is trying to make his mark,” Joe said. “[He’s] definitely [trying to] establish himself as a domineering presence in the industry.
“Maybe trying to do that around me probably isn’t the best path to that type of distinction,” Joe added. “But I gotta give him credit for the callouts. And Dalton Castle, very enigmatic entertainer. He’s a very charismatic person, but we’ll beat the feathers off that bird.”
The interview is available here:
WrestleZone will have coverage of ROH Death Before Dishonor as it airs on July 21.
Catch up on our coverage of the July 20 episode of ROH TV here.