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Claudio Castagnoli Retains ROH World Championship At Death Before Dishonor

Claudio Castagnoli still stands on top of the mountain of Ring of Honor.

In the first half of the double main event, Claudio Castagnoli defeated PAC to retain his championship with the Ricola Bomb.

Following the match, PAC reunited with Rey Fenix and Penta El Zero M to reform Death Triangle and attacked Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta.

This brought out Best Friends and Orange Cassidy, who were the last team standing in the ring. It was announced minutes later that a triple threat match will take place next week on AEW Dynamite as Claudio Castagnoli will team with Jon Moxley to take on the Best Friends and The Lucha Bros in a three-way tag team match.

Check out a recap of the match from our ROH Death Before Dishonor results page:

ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. PAC

It doesn’t take long for the action to spill out of the ring where Pac moonsaults off the apron. Claudio catches him and drops him on the barricade. They re-enter the ring but Claudio takes Pac up to the stage to hit the spin briefly. Pac manages to backdrop Claudio to get some space.

Back near the ring, Pac connects with a moonsault off the top rope to the floor. Pac sets up a table, but Claudio uppercuts him and whips Pac across to another barricade. They return to the ring where Pac hits a superplex off the top. Pac ends up getting slammed through the table on the outside. Claudio scales the top rope and lands a big elbow drop back inside, nearfall.

Pac gets caught leaping off the top, so Claudio face-plants him and transitions into a neutralizer for a nearfall. They trade blows in the center until Claudio uppercuts, Pac pump kicks and then lands a German. Claudio turns him inside out with a clothesline, both go down. Pac lands another bridging German with the cover, two count.

Claudio goes up top, Pac follows and tries for a hurricanrana. Claudio catches him, goes for slam, but Pac follows through with the flip before booting him on the other side. Pac goes up top and misses the moonsault. Claudio clotheslines, but Pac counters Neutralizer with an upperbody lock. Claudio powers his way back up only for Pac to lock it in tighter.

Claudio climbs the ropes with Pac wrapped around him and the two go crashing to the mat to break the hold. Yuta comes down and distracts Pac, allowing Claudio to uppercut from behind. Claudio hits Pac with a powerbomb and covers for the three.

Winner: Claudio Castagnoli (c)