Death Before Dishonor VIII was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Ring of Honor (ROH), which was only available online. There had been seven events entitled Death Before Dishonor in the past with this being the event's first time on pay per view. It took place on June 19, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Death Before Dishonor VIII featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from existing, scripted feuds and storylines with wrestlers portrayed as villains or heroes, or more ambiguous characters in scripted contests that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match on the pay per view.
On May 5, 2010, Ring of Honor's official website announced that ROH would have their next online pay per view event in Toronto, being the first time the Death Before Dishonor lineage would be featured in such a capacity. This is the third pay per view ROH had featured online.
Two main events were announced for the show. The first of which was for the ROH World Tag Team Championship. At the previous show, The Big Bang, Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero (collectively known as The Kings of Wrestling) defeated Jay and Mark Briscoe for the titles. As per wrestling norms, in which former champions are generally granted a rematch, this became the case for the Death Before Dishonor VIII PPV.
The second main event match promoted for the show was for the ROH World Championship. After examining ROH's system of determining a contender for title, the Pick 6 Series, it was announced on the company's website that executive producer Jim Cornette had named a new number-one contender to face Black at the Death Before Dishonor VIII PPV: Davey Richards, ranked number-four in the Pick 6 Series.
In addition to the aforementioned 'twin main events', it was announced that former tag team partners Kevin Steen and El Generico would have their first one-on-one encounter at Death Before Dishonor VIII. Steen and Generico had been at odds since 2009 after being unable to regain the World Tag Team Championship. This tension came to a boiling point at Final Battle 2009 when the team lost to The Young Bucks, after which a frustrated Steen turned on Generico by smashing a steel chair over his head. The following months saw Steen distance himself from his partner, instead aligning with Steve Corino, who had recently returned to the company after an absence of several years. Together, the two began antagonizing Generico, who would continually refuse to retaliate against his former partner. In the interim, Colt Cabana reached out to Generico and together they challenged Steen and Corino on multiple occasions, leading to a tag match at The Big Bang PPV, which saw Generico stand up to his former partner for the first time.
On November 23, 2009, ROH announced that they had signed a pay-per-view deal with Go Fight Live (GFL) to air live events over the Internet. The first event to be aired as part of this deal was Final Battle 2009 followed by The Big Bang four months later.
- Dark Match: Lance & Harlem Bravado defeated Sebastian Suave & Mike Sydal
- Dark Match: Bobby Dempsey & Grizzly Redwood defeated Ernesto Osiris & Rip Impact
- Kevin Steen defeated El Generico
- The All-Night Express (Kenny King and Rhett Titus) defeated Cheech and Cloudy
- Delirious defeated Austin Aries by disqualification
- Roderick Strong defeated Steve Corino, Eddie Edwards, Colt Cabana, Shawn Daivari, and Tyson Dux in a Toronto Gauntlet for a ROH World Championship match
- Christopher Daniels (2) defeated Kenny Omega for Pick 6 Series (16:49)
- The Kings of Wrestling (Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero) (c) defeated Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) No Disqualification match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship (19:00)
- Tyler Black (c) defeated Davey Richards for the ROH World Championship (34:56)
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SoCal Showdown • 8th Anniversary Show • Gold Rush • Epic Encounter III • From The Ashes • Phoenix Rising • The Big Bang! • Pick Your Poison • Bitter Friends, Stiffer Enemies 2 • Civil Warfare • Supercard of Honor V • Buffalo Stampede II • Death Before Dishonor VIII • The Bluegrass Brawl • Hate: Chapter II • Salvation • Champions Challenge • Tag Wars 2010 • Fade To Black • Glory by Honor IX • Allied Forces • Richards Vs. Daniels • Survival Of The Fittest • Fate Of An Angel II • Tag Title Classic II • Final Battle