Dragon Lee became the fifth wrestler in Ring of Honor history to hold the TV title for a second time Sunday as he defeated Tony Deppen for the belt at Best in the World.
Lee got the clean pin on Deppen following his running Incinerator knee strike, a blow that closed a hard-hitting and competitive match between both men that included an impressive sequence of German suplexes.
Lee last held the title in February, but couldn’t make his title defense against Tracy Williams at March’s 19th Anniversary PPV due to a ruptured eardrum. Lee’s factionmate teammate Kenny King defended the title for Lee that night and lost it to Williams.
Lee returned to action last month and he and King lost the Tag Team titles to Rhett Titus and Williams. He was unable to take the TV title from Deppen in a three-way that included Williams and got the shot due to the fact he wasn’t pinned.
Deppen won the title on ROH TV in April by defeating Williams and only defended it once.