Ring of Honor (ROH) is going to try to put a lot more butts in the seats for their annual Death Before Dishonor event this year. For the past couple DBD shows, the pay-per-view has come from Las Vegas’ Sam’s Town Live! – a casino venue which lists its capacity as 1,100.
In 2018, Sept. 28’s Death Before Dishonor XVI AND the following night’s television taping are set for Orleans Arena – which boasts 9,500 seats.
It’s an ambitious step-up and one that indicates ROH will probably be looking to ride some momentum coming out All In a few weeks before these dates.
Here’s the announcement, which includes information about buying yours:
The Best Wrestling on the Planet makes its debut at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for two nights of the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action only Ring of Honor can provide. The Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view takes place in the city known for bright lights and big fights on Friday, Sept. 28, and ROH returns to the venue the following night for an International Television Taping.
Tickets for the two events featuring all of the top ROH stars go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. local time for HonorClub members and Friday, Aug. 3 at 12 p.m. local time for the general public.
Death Before Dishonor
Which ROH stars will have lady luck on their side in Sin City? And which of them will leave Las Vegas empty-handed? Join us for:
Death Before Dishonor
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas
Friday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. local time
Author’s Take: When news broke that ROH was set to have a show in the historic Madison Square Garden for the first time, speculation grew that the WWE would attempt to put a stop it. Those speculations were correct and that’s exactly what ended up happening. It appeared ROH was expecting such pushback from the WWE as well as they’ve already moved on to plan B.
With “All In” in Chicago selling out all 10,000 tickets in minutes ROH is ready to see if they can make strike lightning strike twice as they attempt to see out the 9,500 seat venue in Orleans Arena which doesn’t seem very far-fetched at all. I fully expect ROH to sell out or come close to filling up the arena as the company continues to see steady growth.