We now know who is next in line to challenge Rush for the Ring of Honor World Championship. After running a poll on the ROH The Experience Facebook page, Shane Taylor was voted to be the number one contender.
Ring of Honor plans to adhere to their stipulation and a match between Taylor and Rush will take place in the near future. Here is the full statement from ROH:
“Shane Taylor isn’t the only one who feels he deserves an ROH World Title shot.
Taylor was the winner by a wide margin of a poll on the ROH The Experience Facebook group page that asked which top contender should challenge two-time ROH World Champion RUSH.
Honor Nation demanded it, and ROH is going to deliver it.
The Taylor-RUSH match will happen as a direct result of the fans making their voices heard. It’s what The Experience, ROH’s groundbreaking fan engagement initiative, is all about.
A date has not yet been set for the first-time-ever singles match between the two hard-hitting competitors.
Taylor is coming off a big win over two-time former ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe at Final Battle last month. RUSH, who scored a controversial victory over Brody King at Final Battle, has only been pinned once in ROH since making his debut in December 2018.”
Rush recently defended his title against Brody King at Final Battle in December. It was his first title defence since winning the belt back at ROH’s last show before the pandemic.