– We here at ROH hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with peace, love, and joy!
– On January 5th, when we return to Baltimore for the first “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV tapings of the new year, ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness has decided that the Top Prospect Tournament will return! Eight men will field the brackets who have all seen ROH competition in the past but have not had many opportunities to shine on the big stage. Some of the competitors haven’t cemented a spot and some who are even under contract but have yet to truly breakout will be featured. Today it was announced that independent standout ACH and RD Evan’s client, “God’s Gift” QT Marshall were the first two men chosen for the field! Tickets are on sale here!
– Also announced today, on January 18th when ROH returns to Dearborn, it will be a collision of two former HoT members when Michael Elgin and Rhino go one-on-one once again! There are a lot of questions about Rhino right now as it pertains to SCUM but there is no question about Elgin’s intent! He is looking to destroy everything in his path to get to Roderick Strong and get back to the World Title! Tickets for our Dearborn event are available now!
– Speaking of Rhino, his role in S.C.U.M is still a question unanswered but long-time followers of either Corino or Rhino know of the extreme history between these two individuals. Is Rhino being paid by S.C.U.M to protect the group? Has Rhino volunteered his services to S.C.U.M through the influence of Steve Corino? Is Rhino officially the fourth member? These questions should be answered shortly.
– At “Final Battle 2012”, Jay Lethal promised he would fight World Champion Kevin Steen that night no matter what it took and although he did not accomplish that personal goal, what he did accomplish was quite literally spitting in the face of Ring of Honor. In a scene very reminiscent of ones the aforementioned Steen caused at “Best in the World 2011” and “Death Before Dishonor IX” later that year, Lethal spat in the face of ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness and had to be forcibly removed from the building by ROH staff & security. Despite the chaos Lethal caused, Nigel has stated that Lethal will NOT be suspended for his actions and that he will further address the situation in Baltimore on January 5th. What will happen in Baltimore is unknown but ROH officials plan to have extra security in the building that night to ensure the safety of our new Match Maker.
– Speaking of Jay Lethal, yesterday it was announced that Nigel had signed both of his matches in Dearborn on January 18th and Milwaukee on January 19th. When we make our long-awaited return to Dearborn, MI it will be Lethal versus one of the men who assaulted him in NYC, the one-half of the former World Tag Team Champions, Steve Corino! Then, twenty four hours later in Milwaukee, Lethal will unite with the very men who dethroned S.C.U.M, Jay & Mark Briscoe, and they will take on Corino, Jimmy Jacobs, and the third man who was party to Jay’s NYC attack, “The Man Beast” Rhino! Tickets for both events can all be purchased right here in the ROH Store!
– On January 19th when ROH returns to Milwaukee, it will be student vs. teacher, friend vs. friend, and the final nail in the coffin of Team Ambition as Kyle O’Reilly and Davey Richards finally going one-on-one! This is a long time in the making and could easily steal the show!
– Everybody in the Briscoe family is safe after an unruly Christmas party that saw Mark Briscoe almost lose his hand.
– This week on Ring of Honor Wrestling, its a special New Years edition taking a look back at the year 2012! The most intriguing moments of the year will be profiled, plus we will announce the 2012 Match of the Year! With so many great matches throughout the year, what match will be voted above all of the rest? Don’t miss the year-end review of the best wrestling on the planet today! Click here to see if ROH airs in your area.
– This week’s “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV is available to everyone by clicking here and its a special holiday edition taking a look back at the year 2012! The best matches and events of the year will be profiled including Lance Storm against “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett, Adam Cole versus Roderick Strong for the ROH Television Title, plus much more! Don’t miss the year-end review of the best wrestling on the planet today!
– “The Outlaw” Charlie Haas is signed to appear at all January events but Shelton Benjamin will not be by his side. Haas is pissed off about many things right now and wanted everyone to know that he “hopes their Christmas was awful and filled with crap.”
– Ring of Honor will be participating in “National Pro Wrestling Day” on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at the Derby Ink Gardens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is FREE admission and will feature talent and matches from Ring of Honor, CHIKARA, Wrestling is Fun, and many more. Representing ROH will be Jay & Mark Briscoe against S.C.U.M. (Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs)! Visit www.nationalprowrestlingday.com for more info. We LOVE pro wrestling!
– People are still talking about the main event of “Final Bettle 2012” with ROH Champion Kevin Steen retaining in Ladder War 4 against El Generico. Rumor has it that since this match Kevin Steen has not been his normal self which is understandable given the intense nture of the bout. El Generico has not been heard from and is apparently out of the country at the moment. The match was truly a spectacle and up for debate as a possible match of the year. If for some reason you missed “Final Battle 2012: Doomsday” you can check out the replay of this great event right here.
– Our next iPPV is our “11th Anniversary” on Saturday March 2nd in Chicago Ridge, IL and people are making arrangements from all over the world to attend! ALSO on Sunday March 3rd we will hold a special “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Taping in the same building! As a special holiday gift to our fans, from the day they go on-sale until 12/31 at 11:59PM, All General Admission tickets for the March 3rd TV Taping will by ONLY $5!!! But the sale doesn’t end there because, as a little New Year’s gift, from 1/1/13 until 1/31/13 the GA tickets will be just $10! After that they will be sold at $15 so don’t miss out on your chance to save!
– So much going on in ROH right now. Check back to ROHwrestling.com tomorrow for more match announcements and all of the latest news!