– Ring of Honor returned to Ohio this past Saturday night for “Live and Let Die” at the Expo Center in Columbus and what an event it was! A World Title showdown, Cedric Alexander stepping up, and the S.C.U.M/ROH war heating up heading to “Best in the World 2013”! Click here for results and be sure to catch this one when it is available on VOD and eventually DVD. Thanks again to all of the great fans who made “Live and Let Die” a success!
– After the wonderful event last Saturday in Columbus, ROH COO Joe Koff was quoted as saying… “There is no doubt in my mind that we are consistently producing the best wrestling product on the market. And I mean ALL wrestling. If you were in the arena or in any arena these past months, you would know what I am talking about. There is an expectation in Ring of Honor, an expectation from the fan and an expectation from our wrestlers. When that expectation converges in the ring, there is a moment when all are one. It just happens, you are sitting there watching the brilliance of the story unfold and then in an instant, you are watching the most amazing in ring action with each wrestler understanding exactly why we are all here. I love Ring of Honor and am so proud of this company.”
– It is hard to deny that we are clicking on all cylinders and want to invite everyone to join us for what is shaping up as THE BIGGEST WEEKEND IN ROH HISTORY! June 22nd and June 23rd Ring of Honor returns to The Du Burns Arena in Baltimore for “Best In The World 2013” and the TV Tapings on Sunday. Get your tickets today right HERE.
– JUST SIGNED for “Best In The World 2013” on June 22nd…. The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs. Adrenaline RUSH (Tadarius Thomas & ACH)! The Wolves are in the hunt for the gold and another shot cannot be far behind. Adrenaline RUSH are wanting to make their mark and what better way to do it than by beating one of the best tag teams today.
– On June 23d in Baltimore four men from S.C.U.M and four men fighting for Ring of Honor will battle it out to determine the future of ROH in Steel Cage Warfare. If Team ROH wins, Corino and S.C.U.M will cease to be while Steve has agreed to not only apologize but also abide by whatever decisions McGuinness will make BUT if S.C.U.M wins, then Corino takes Nigel’s job as matchmaker and gets a power position that will draw him even closer to his goal of decimating Ring of Honor. It has now been confirmed with both parties who will represent their respective units and representing Ring of Honor will be “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal, BJ Whitmer, and Mark Briscoe/Jay Briscoe (depending on the winner of their “Best in the World 2013” ROH World Title bout) and representing S.C.U.M will be “Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs, Rhett Titus, Cliff Compton, and “The Man Beast” Rhino! With everything that’s on the line, June 23rd may be the most important date in ROH history!
– Upon the announcement of the Steel Cage Warfare last week, former S.C.U.M figurehead Kevin Steen immediately approached Nigel looking to represent ROH’s team but McGuinness rebuked his offer.
– Also just announced for 6/23, it will be “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa versus “God’s Gift” QT Marshall!
– ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness is truly going “all in” on June 22nd and June 23rd. This past weekend on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV, Steve Corino came to the ring with Jimmy Jacobs, Cliff Compton, and Rhett Titus at his side and ranted against decisions ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness had made recently. Steve complained about Jay Lethal and C&C Wrestle Factory getting title opportunities when they had all recently lost to members of S.C.U.M. The complaining has been consistent so Nigel decided to give them their only chance to become Ring of Honor champions. Rhett Titus and Cliff Compton will join the World Tag Title match along with Caprice and Cedric and the champions, reDRagon. Jimmy Jacobs will get a chance to become TV champion alongside Jay Lethal as they take on Matt Taven in the TV title match. The face of ROH could chance completely at The Du Burns Arena!
– Keep in mind that S.C.U.M could very well head into Steel Cage Warfare with ALL of the ROH championship belts around the waists!
– “The Life and Times of The Briscoe’s” TV special is a masterpiece! Don’t miss this one as it will air the weekend of June 22nd and transcends pro wrestling. Everyone will be talking about this after it airs!
– By the way, the entire Briscoe family will be in the house at “Best In The World 2013” to witness the epic clash between Mark and Jay. From parents, wives, and children to aunts, uncles, and friends one has to wonder which side everyone will be on?
– “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin has a ROH World Title shot in his back pocket and knows that his opportunity is near. “After we kill SCUM on June 23rd it is my time,” explained Elgin. “Nigel knows how special this opportunity is for me and he also knows how special the city of Toronto is to me. I’m ready to prove it to my family and friends. I’m ready to prove to the world that I am the top wrestler on the planet today. You know where the best place to have this match is Nigel. I’m ready!”
– This Week On “Ring Of Honor Wrestling” TV it’s “Road Rage” From Richmond, Virginia! BJ Whitmer gets his chance at Jay Briscoe’s ROH World Title in the main event! Plus Kevin Steen battles Jimmy Jacobs in a No DQ Match and much more!
– New to the ROH Store this week is “Dragons Reign” from the Pittsburgh area on Saturday, May 11th! The windup features reDRagon defending the World Tag Team Titles against Jay & Mark Briscoe. Other top bouts saw Michael Elgin battle ACH in a tremendous match, Jay Lethal vs. Jimmy Jacobs in a No-DQ Match, a Grudge Match pitting Kevin Steen against Rhett Titus, a Triple Threat Match with Roderick Strong vs. Adam Cole vs. BJ Whitmer, plus much more! Click here to order yours now!
– After Roderick Strong’s match with “God’s Gift” QT Marshall last Saturday, Adam Cole came out to apologize to Strong for not shaking his hand after their match in Texas. Cole blamed it on frustration and admitted that Strong was the better man that night. Cole then offered his hand and Strong accepted. These two men have fought it out over championships in the past but at “Best in the World 2013” it is all about respect and honor.
– The new Adam Cole “Established” T-Shirt was a popular item amongst the ladies of “Columbus Gold” last Saturday. Order yours today right HERE.
– Last Saturday Brandel (Cheeseburger) was the special guest on the In Ring edition of HOOPLA UNCUT with Truth Martini and the Hoopla Hotties. This has to be seen to be believed so we will let you view it yourself when it hits VOD and DVD. What we will say is that before Rhino came in and Gored poor Cheeseburger, Martini booked him for “A Night of Hoopla” on July 11th! Will Cheeseburger compete in a match??? We do know that Cheeseburger was severely injured by Rhino last Saturday and his diagnosis is pending.
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