As seen at the Ring of Honor TV Tapings last Saturday night, and as we announced yesterday right here at ROHWrestling.com, former ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness has stepped up into the authority/matchmaker role formerly filled by Jim Cornette.
As his first order of business in that position, McGuinness announced that at “Final Battle 2012”, coming on the heels the blockbuster surprise at the close of “Glory by Honor XI”, the ROH World Title would be on the line with Kevin Steen defending against his greatest rival, the man who drove him out of ROH for one year back at “Final Battle 2010”, “The Generic Luchador” El Generico!
Nigel was not done yet though as he also stated that he had a discussion with Generico prior to the TV Tapings, well as much of a discussion as one can have with The Generic Luchador, and he simply kept repeating two words: LADDER WAR! LADDER WAR! LADDER WAR!
It is a match, arguably the most dangerous of ROH’s near eleven year history, that was made famous, in part, by the blood and broken bodies of both Steen & Generico. They battled it out with Jay & Mark Briscoe in the original Ladder War at “Man Up” over the World Tag Team Titles and again against The American Wolves at “Glory by Honor VIII” in 2009.
As a matter of fact, if it wasn’t for the pleading of Steen & Generico in 2009, the Ladder War would likely still be a banned stipulation as ROH officials put it on the shelf following the violence of the original war.
A third Ladder War, the only one not involving Steen & Generico, took place at “Death Before Dishonor IX” between The Briscoes & The ANX, and that proved just as violent as those that came before.
Now, for the very first time, the War will take place in a one-on-one contest and over the ROH World Title to boot! It’s “Ladder War IV” pitting Steen vs. Generico at “Final Battle 2012” and, depending on the outcome, this is an event that ROH officials feel could truly be our Doomsday…
More info and all of the details on this unbelievable announcement will be explained on the November 17th edition of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV, and make sure you tune into ROH TV every & every week as we get closer to “Final Battle 2012”.