• Carlos Astorga

EC3 vs. Flip Gordon Announced For ROH Best In The World


EC3 will compete at Ring of Honor’s first live show in over a year.


ROH has announced that EC3 will face Flip Gordon at its Best in the World pay-per-view on July 11.


The announcement from ROH’s website is as follows:


EC3 and “The Mercenary” Flip Gordon have done business together and been reluctant tag team partners, but they have never been friends.


At the Best in the World pay-per-view on Sunday, July 11 at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, EC3 and Gordon will be opponents.


During EC3’s rivalry with Jay Briscoe, “The Essential Character” hired Gordon to cause Jay and Mark Briscoe to lose a No. 1 contender’s tag team match in February.


That incident led to the ROH Board of Directors making a match pitting EC3 and Gordon against the Briscoes a few months later. By that time, EC3 and Jay Briscoe had earned each other’s respect, so EC3 wasn’t happy when he learned that Gordon had used a chain on Mark Briscoe to secure the victory.


EC3 confronted Gordon in the ring a couple weeks later and delivered an ominous, four-word message: “You have been warned.”


In addition to this match being personal, it also could have implications for the ROH World Title picture. Gordon is owed a title shot and is No. 3 in the current rankings; EC3 recently stated that his mission is to become ROH World Champion.


Will EC3 score an essential victory? Or will “The Mercenary” shoot down EC3’s title hopes?


Join us live in Baltimore, on pay-per-view or streaming for HonorClub to find out!