Partial Source: Pwinsider.com
— ROH has announced that BJ Whitmer will be at the Death Before Dishonor event to make a public statement on his future in wrestling. Whitmer was injured after taking a piledriver on the ring apron during his match with Mike Bennett at the company’s All Star Extravaganza V event in Toronto.
According to ROH sources, the company did not issue any edict pulling them from that show. ROH talent contracts do not allow the contracted talents to appear on non-ROH iPPV events. Once the talents were informed that the show would be on iPPV, they then declined the booking.