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ROH World Title Match Announced For War Of The Worlds Tour

ROH issued the following:

For the fourth straight year, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling present the War of the Worlds Tour! With a partnership stronger than ever, the stars of ROH and NJPW will do battle with an against one another in dream matches fans around the world have been clamoring to see.
On Wednesday, May 10, the War of the Worlds Tour stops in Dearborn, MI. It was just one year ago that the Dearborn stop saw Hangman Page earn his nickname when he shocked the world and attempted to hang Chris Sabin in front of his hometown crowd and the Addiction capture the ROH World Tag Team Championship from War Machine. This year, the main event has been signed and the ROH World Title is on the line!
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD CHAMPION “ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS vs. MATT TAVEN
At Manhattan Mayhem, the Kingdom executed their plan to use their numbers advantage in the Honor Royale. With a final three of Vinny Marseglia, Chris Sabin, and Matt Taven, Taven earned the victory and a ROH World Title shot. Taven has announced that he will be cashing in his title shot in the main event in Dearborn when he takes on the ROH World Champion “Almighty” Christopher Daniels!
Taven informed the ROH Board of Directors shortly before ROH’s international television taping in Baltimore that he wanted to cash in his World Title shot under the bright lights and on the stage of the War of the Worlds Tour. Taven received word that his request had been granted and he proceeded to send a statement at the television taping, using Daniels’ signature Angels’ Wings finishing move to get under the skin of the champion who was at the commentary table during Taven’s bout to scout but had not yet officially signed the contract.
Now, the contract has been signed and it will be Daniels and Taven going one-on-one for the very first time with the title on the line! These two have done battle before in tag team action, with Taven and the Kingdom emerging victorious for the ROH World Tag Team titles in 2015 over the Addiction! While Daniels may have the experience edge, Taven may have the mental edge with victories in their three most-recent tag team battles!
Daniels’ history-making victory at 15th Anniversary was a 23-year peak for a career that had been filled with every accolade minus a World Championship. But Taven could make even bigger history – with a win in Dearborn, Taven could become the very first ROH star to capture all four championships! The winner will then go on to the main event at the War of the Worlds Pay Per View at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday May 12 to defend the World Championship!
There is nothing like seeing the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action of ROH and NJPW live! Every year, the War of the Worlds Tour stops featuring the stars of ROH and NJPW sell out, so don’t miss your opportunity to be there! Who will walk out of Dearborn World Champion and head to the main event of the War of the Worlds Pay Per View? Join us in Dearborn to find out!
RING OF HONOR AND NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING PRESENT THE WAR OF THE WORLDS TOUR
Local Time: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 07:30pm EDT
Ford Community Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
ALREADY SIGNED
MAIN EVENT
ROH WORLD CHAMPION “ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS vs. MATT TAVEN

ROH Signs 2011 Top Prospect Competitor, Jonathan Gresham

ROH has announced that they have signed to a full-time contract Jonathan Gresham. Jonathan competed in he Top Prospect Tournament in 2011 and is expected to take part in Saturday’s show in Baltimore.

Here is what the announcement said:

“Gresham has competed in ROH on a freelance basis, picking up wins in singles and tag team competition in between his extensive international travel schedule. With a repertoire of hundreds of submission moves, including his patented Octopus Stretch, Gresham has the ability to defeat opponents of any size or experience level.”

ROH Supercard Of Honor XI Set To Air Live On iPPV

ROH issued the following:

ROH SUPERCARD OF HONOR XI TO BROADCAST EXCLUSIVELY ON ROHWRESTLING.COM AND THE FITE TV DIGITAL PPV PLATFORM APRIL 1ST
FITE TV and Ring of Honor Wrestling announced today that in conjunction with ROHWrestling.com and FITE TV, that FITE will be the exclusive digital/online PPV broadcast platform for Ring of Honor’s Supercard of Honor XI which takes place Saturday April 1st at 6:30PM EDT live from Lakeland, FL.
Fresh off of the biggest PPV event in ROH history, the Ring of Honor 15th Anniversary from Las Vegas, ROH and FITE TV will team up to bring fans an even bigger event that has fans buzzing with three championship matches headlining the card. The newly crowned ROH World Champion Christopher Daniels defends his title against rising star and fan favorite Dalton Castle. In tag team action, the ROH Tag Team Champions The Hardys (Jeff and Matt Hardy) defend their titles against The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) in a tag team championship ladder match and the ROH Television Champion “The Villain” Marty Scurll defends his title against the former three time ROH World Champion Adam Cole.
In other action, the 6-Man Tag Champions – The Briscoes (Jay and Mark) & Bully Ray take on Hangman Page & The Guerrillas of Destiny, which for the first time ever, puts Bully Ray up against two of his students in Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa.  Many more matches are being announced daily. The action happens live on PPV exclusively on the FITE app, http://www.FITE.tv and http://www.ROHwrestling.com at 6:30PM EDT, April 1st for only $29.99.
Fans can also watch the Facebook Live Pre-Show on the Ring of Honor Facebook page with special guest and FITE TV personality SoCal Val as she brings you analysis and previews of all the matchups.
The partnership between Ring of Honor, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, and FITE TV as the exclusive online PPV broadcast platform represents a milestone for both brands and strengthens one of the most successful partnerships in combat sports and entertainment, positioning each brand for even greater heights. This is the next step in FITE TV’s evolution, for both the FITE app and the FITE.tv web site.  To be the exclusive online PPV distributor for such an accomplished promotion like Ring of Honor is a huge step forward for our brand!” said Michael Weber, COO of FITE TV.
In what is shaping up to be the biggest weekend in wrestling history, FITE TV will also be broadcasting live from Wrestlecon in Orlando, FL on Fri 3/31 and Sat 4/1 with FITE Live at Wrestlecon presented by FITE TV and Pro Wrestling Report. Hosts Dameon Nelson and SoCal Val will be bringing you exclusive interviews with the biggest names in Professional Wrestling.

WWE Close To Purchasing ROH?

Source: ProWrestlingSheets.com

Based on reports, WWE and Sinclair Broadcast Group have been in talks for the last few months of a potential buyout. The talks between the two companies have been said to be progressing well. If the buyout is confirmed WWE would take full control over ROH with the weekly television shows being broadcasted on the WWE Network. At this time it would not be known which ROH stars would remain with the company.

Nothing has been finalized at this time.

Updated Lineup For ROH Supercard of Honor XI Event

Here is the updated lineup for ROH’s Supercard of Honor XI event to be held on April 1st 2017 in Lakeland, FL.

The Hardys (c) vs. The Young Bucks
-ROH Tag Team Championship-
Ladder Match

Cody vs. Lay Lethal
Texas Bull Rope Match

Christopher Daniels (c) vs. Dalton Castle
-ROH World Championship-
Singles match

*SPOILER* Title Change During ROH TV Taping

Source: WrestleZone.com

Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe, and Bubba Ray Dudley defeated The Kingdom to become the new 6-Man Tag Team Championships at Saturday night’s television taping in Las Vegas, NV, making them only the second team to hold the belts in history.

Kingdom member TK O’Ryan, who suffered a serious injury during Friday’s PPV, was replaced by the “Last Real Man” Silas Young for the match.

*SPOILER* Stipulation Added To Tag Team Title Match At ROH’s Supercard of Honor XI Event

During Saturday’s ROH TV Tapings from Las Vegas, Nevada. The ROH Tag Team Match between The Hardy’s and Young Bucks at Supercard of Honor XI on April 1st has been changed to a ladder match.

Check out the spoilers here.

*SPOILERS* From ROH’s TV Tapings On Saturday March 11, 2017.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Here are the upcoming *SPOILERS* for episodes of ROH TV.

Episode 1:

Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian come out for a championship celebration. Dalton Castle comes out to interrupt them and congratulates Daniels teases for a potential match with him down the line. Adam Cole & The Young Bucks would would interrupt setting up for a match down the line between, Cole, & Bucks vs. Christopher, Frankie and Castle


Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Raymond Rowe
Singles match
Winner: Raymond Rowe

Davey would attack before the match could begin and work Rowe’s leg. Rowe would pick up a flash pin for the win.


Kenny King (w/ Caprice Coleman) vs. Marty Scurll
Frankie Kazarian on Commentary
Singles match
Winner: Marty Scurll


Episode 2:

Hanson vs. Punishment Martinez
Singles match
Winner:Punishment Martinez

Martinez picks up the win after Davey Boy Smith distracts Hanson.


Briscoe Brothers & Bully Ray vs. Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia & Silas Young
Six-Man Tag Team Match
Winners: Briscoe Brothers & Bully Ray

Silas Young was there filling in for the injured TK O’Reilly. Silas and his team mates argued throughout the match. Following the win, Taven argued with Silas blaming him for losing the titles.


Episode 3:

Caprice Coleman (w/ Kenny King) vs. Chris Sabin
Singles Match
Winner: Chris Sabin

Lio Rush would run in causing an interference.


Will Ferrara & Cheeseburger vs. Roppongi Vice
Tag Team Match
Winner: Roppongi Vice

Following the match Will Ferrara refuses to shake RPG’s hands and walks out on Cheeseburger.


Silas Young, Hangman Page, Jay White & Jay Lethal vs. Colt Cabana, Hanson, Lio Rush & Bobby Fish
-2 Randomly Selected Teams-
Vegas Wildcard Match
Winners: Silas Young, Hangman Page, Jay White & Jay Lethal

Mid-way through this match Lethal and White ended up fighting their own tag team partners, while the other team stood there watching. Hangman Page walked out on his team but Lethal still managed to pick up the win after pinning Lio Rush following his Lethal Injection finisher.


Episode 4:

Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Matt & Jeff Hardy
Non-Title Tag Team Match
Winners: Matt & Jeff Hardy

Jay Briscoe would get busted open during the match after Matt bit his forehead. After the match The Young Bucks came out and challenged the Hardy’s to a ladder match at Super Card of Honor on April 1st. The Hardy’s would accept.


Adam Cole & Young Bucks vs. Christoper Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Dalton Castle
Six-Man Tag Team Match
Winners: Christoper Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Dalton Castle

Castle would pin Cole with the Bangarang. Following the match Cole would call the Bucks into the ring and “fire” them from the Bullet Club. The Bucks would say that it was their idea to bring Cole into the Bullet Club, and that Kenny Omega is the leader, not Cole. Bucks walk off. After the tapings end with Adam Cole saying he’s not afraid of Kenny Omega.

ROH Details For Upcoming Festival Of Honor Event

Ring of Honor has announced details for their upcoming Festival of Honor event, which will take place Wrestlemania weekend.

See their announcement below:

The BIGGEST event in Ring of Honor history gets even BIGGER! With dream matches like the ROH World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks defending against the Hardy Boyz, Dalton Castle challenging for the ROH World Championship, and the biggest stars from CMLL and New Japan Pro-Wrestling already signed for SUPERCARD OF HONOR XI in Lakeland on Saturday April 1, Ring of Honor is proud to announce the addition of the ULTIMATE fan experience!

Not only will fans from around the globe gather in Lakeland to experience the Best Wrestling on the Planet and set the ROH attendance record, but these fans can will be able to attend the biggest fan event in ROH history: FESTIVAL OF HONOR!

At FESTIVAL OF HONOR, fans will be able to meet their favorite ROH champions and stars, including the Young Bucks, Adam Cole, Cody, Dalton Castle, Jay Lethal, Christopher Daniels, Marty Scurll, Will Ospreay and so many more! In addition, fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the international stars of CMLL and NJPW, such as the legendary Jushin “Thunder” Liger, debuting New Japan star YOSHI-HASHI, the electrifying Dragon Lee, and the debuting CMLL star Volador Jr.! This may be the ONLY time fans will be able to meet their favorite ROH, CMLL, and NJPW stars all under one roof!

In addition, fans are invited to take part in Q&As throughout FESTIVAL OF HONOR with your favorite stars! And fans can purchase raffle tickets to win the opportunity to call either a LIVE Women of Honor match or a taped Ring of Honor bout with a ROH announcer!

FESTIVAL OF HONOR will conclude with a very special WOMEN OF HONOR event! Top stars like Kelly Klein and Mandy Leon, as well as CMLL Luchadoras Amapola and Marcela will do battle to establish Women of Honor supremacy!

The FESTIVAL OF HONOR will be a fan experience unlike anything ever seen ahead of the BIGGEST ROH event of all-time! Don’t miss your chance to meet the stars, champions, and legends of ROH, CMLL, and NJPW, ask your favorite stars their thoughts on anything, win a chance to call a Women of Honor or ROH match with a ROH announcer, and see the Women of Honor before the BIGGEST Supercard of Honor, ever!

ROH FESTIVAL OF HONOR

APRIL 1st, 2017

2PM – 5:30PM

– AUTOGRAPHS

– Q & A with rotating panels

– Raffle for a chance to do commentary on ROH match

* 3 GOLD winners will call a live WOH match

* 10 SILVER WINNERS will call a taped ROH match

** $10 per ticket

** $25 for 3 tickets

– WOMEN OF HONOR EVENT starting at 5:00PM

SCHEDULED TO APPEAR (AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS AND/OR Q&A. SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)

ROH WORLD CHAMPION ADAM COLE*

ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION MARTY SCURLL*

ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE YOUNG BUCKS (NICK & MATT JACKSON)*

ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, VINNIE MARSEGLIA & TK O’RYAN)*

JAY LETHAL

WILL OSPREAY

DALTON CASTLE

CHRISTOPHER DANIELS

FRANKIE KAZARIAN

CODY

SILAS YOUNG

BEER CITY BRUISER

MARK BRISCOE

JAY BRISCOE

JAY WHITE

ALEX SHELLEY

CHRIS SABIN

CHEESEBURGER

YOSHI HASHI (NEW JAPAN)

JUSHIN LIGER (NEW JAPAN)

VOLADOR JR. (CMLL)

DRAGON LEE (CMLL)

*Champion as of press time.

PRICING IS AS FOLLOWS

Singles Wrestlers – $20 (1) Personal item or 8×10 (ROH supplied) signed & (1) Posed Photo

Tag Team Wrestlers – $30 (1) Personal item or 8×10 (ROH supplied) signed & (1) Posed Photo

ROH Announces New Match For Supercard of Honor XI

ROH issued the following:

The eyes of the wrestling world will be on the Lakeland Center on Saturday, April 1 as stars from around the globe converge in Central Florida for SUPERCARD OF HONOR XI. Top competitors from Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and CMLL will do battle in the biggest night of hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action in Ring of Honor history!

The ROH Executive Committee has already announced several big matches and first-time appearances from New Japan and CMLL stars, and now is excited to announce that bitter rivals “The American Nightmare” Cody and Jay Lethal will square off in a Texas Bullrope Match!

The challenge was issued by Cody at the recent international TV taping in Pittsburgh. Cody borrowed one of fellow Bullet Club member Hangman Page’s hangman’s ropes and said he was going to attach a cowbell to it — a cowbell that had been in his family for 40 years and was used by his legendary father, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, and Superstar Billy Graham in their classic Texas Bullrope Match at Madison Square Garden in 1978.

Lethal wasted no time accepting the challenge, as he has been champing at the bit to get his hands on Cody in a one-on-one match ever since their first meeting at the Final Battle pay-per-view in December ended in controversy.

Cody went hold-for-hold with the former ROH World Champion in what had been an exciting contest between two fantastic athletes. When Cody saw an opening, however, he showed his true colors.

The second-generation star kicked Lethal low and then hit Cross Rhodes to score a tainted victory. Cody put an exclamation point on his dishonorable debut in ROH by mocking Lethal and the fans after the match.

Shortly after Final Battle, Cody joined Bullet Club, a faction Lethal has been battling against since last May when he was among those on the receiving end of a brutal attack by the group.

Will Lethal settle the score with Cody at Supercard of Honor by defeating him in his father’s speciality match, or will Cody score another victory over one of ROH’s all-time biggest stars?

ALREADY SIGNED:

TAG TEAM DREAM MATCH

ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE YOUNG BUCKS (MATT & NICK JACKSON) vs. THE HARDYS (BROKEN MATT & BROTHER NERO)

ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH

ADAM COLE (c) vs. DALTON CASTLE

TEXAS BULLROPE MATCH

CODY vs. JAY LETHAL

ALSO SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:

ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN & VINNY MARSEGLIA)

MARK & JAY BRISCOE

JUSHIN “THUNDER” LIGER

WILL OSPREAY

THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & FRANKIE KAZARIAN)

MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN)

SILAS YOUNG

BEER CITY BRUISER

JAY WHITE

LIO RUSH

VOLADOR JR.

DRAGON LEE

CMLL LUCHADORAS LA AMAPOLA & MARCELA

SUPERCARD OF HONOR XI

Local Time: Saturday, April 1, 2017 6pm EDT

The Lakeland Center – Jenkins Arena

701 W. Lime Street

Lakeland, FL