– ROH returns to Baltimore THIS Saturday night, April 19th with SECOND TO NONE at the William J. Myers Pavilion! This will be a National TV Taping and the main event will be ELGIN VS. STYLES 2… AND THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE ROH TITLE SHOT! The first ever epic encounter between AJ Styles and Michael Elgin aired recently on ROH TV and was a battle of 2 of the best… but THERE WAS NO WINNER. Both men battled to a 30 minute time limit draw and the only way for Nigel McGuinness to make things right was to sign the rematch. If the first encounter between Elgin and Styles is any indication, the second will be worth the price of admission all on its own! Order tickets for our Baltimore return HERE.
– Ring of Honor will also be bringing you a pre-show autograph signing THIS Saturday featuring “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, “Mr Wrestling” Kevin Steen, & Cliff Compton! The doors open at 5pm and the signing begins at 5:15pm.
– The autograph signing is not your only chance to meet the ROH Wrestling Stars, as immediately following the TV Taping THIS Saturday there will be an after party at SHUCKERS TAP & GRILL on 7954 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd in Glen Burnie, MD! Admission to SHUCKERS is FREE by showing your ROH Ticket stub at the door. Besides meeting & mingling with the ROH Stars, the band No Green Jelly Beans will be performing live. Don’t miss your chance to meet your favorite ROH Stars and to see the Best Wrestling on The Planet THIS Saturday!
– At New Japan Pro Wrestling’s INVASION ATTACK iPPV, AJ Styles made a shocking appearance joining New Japan Pro Wrestling as the new leader of Bullet Club! Styles made a huge statement laying out IWGP Heavyweight Champion “Rainmaker” Kazuchika OKADA and Styles will be leading Bullet Club into GLOBAL WARS on Saturday, May 10th in Toronto and WAR OF THE WORLDS on Saturday, May 17th in New York City! For the past year, Bullet Club has made headlines as disrespectful rule breakers – and their success is undeniable. “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson and current ROH Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks are also members of Bullet Club, and they always have each other’s backs. Will the Bullet Club influence make its way into Ring of Honor this May? Both events will be SOLD OUT but you will be able to watch it from home LIVE on iPPV on the ROH UStream channel. Click HERE for details.
– THIS Friday it’s the very first FUTURE OF HONOR event! The FUTURE OF HONOR is an affordable event that is completely family friendly. Expect 8 big matches consisting exclusively of ROH seminar/try-out students, ROH Dojo graduates, and select ROH wrestling stars. The goal is to allow professional wrestlers who are potential Ring of Honor future stars the opportunity to compete in the ring in officially sanctioned ROH matches under the banner FUTURE OF HONOR. Don’t miss your chance to see the next generation of ROH stars plus Adam Cole vs. Delirious in the main event for the ROH World Title!!! Follow @FutureOfHonor and for tickets to THIS Friday’s show click HERE!
– THIS Saturday marks the first opportunity for Jay Briscoe to get his hands on Michael Bennett one-on-one since losing the Ladder War at SUPERCARD OF HONOR VIII. During the Ladder War, Bennett interfered on Adam Cole’s behalf which arguably could have contributed to Cole coming out victorious. Bennett’s newfound association with the world champion has done nothing but raise his confidence and he will battle Jay Briscoe THIS Saturday in a rematch from the 12TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW.
– This week ROH TV is a SUPERCARD OF HONOR VIII SHOWCASE featuring “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin vs. Kevin Steen in an IWGP Heavyweight Title Contenders Match!
– As a result of defeating Hanson & Rowe and The Forever Hooligans in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match at SUPERCARD OF HONOR VIII, reDRagon will go on to New York City on May 17th to face The Young Bucks for the ROH World Tag Team Championships!
– Kevin Steen is set to challenge Adam Cole for the ROH World Title at GLOBAL WARS in Toronto on May 10th and this is a long time in the making. Steen never received a World Title rematch after losing the title to Jay Briscoe at SUPERCARD OF HONOR VII last year. Steen has battled many distractions throughout the year, including ending S.C.U.M’s reign of terror, and now is the time Steen has waited over 1 year for.
– The BRAND NEW Adam Cole #BAYBAY T-Shirts are now available! Check them out HERE.
– Also, a limited supply of SUPERCARD OF HONOR VIII Event T-Shirts are still available HERE.
– We are currently working out details to have limited edition New Japan merchandise for sale at GLOBAL WARS and WAR OF THE WORLDS.
– Truth Martini and NEW ROH World TV Champion Jay Lethal will speak about their alliance THIS Saturday in Baltimore.
– Ring of Honor officials are excited to announce that the 2014 Top Prospect Winner Hanson and 2014 Top Prospect Finalist Raymond Rowe have officially signed their names to an ROH contract. These impressive athletes are collectively known as WAR MACHINE and are hoping to skyrocket to the top of the tag team ranks. WAR MACHINE will be in action when ROH returns to Baltimore, MD THIS Saturday when they face BJ Whitmer & Adam Page.
– Ring Of Honor received the following letter from the desk of Ramón Valente at the Law Offices of Evans and Scott regarding R.D. Evans’ participation in this Saturday’s SECOND TO NONE event in Baltimore, Maryland:
As Ring Of Honor fans are surely aware, 19 April is an important day in Swaziland: King Mswati III’s 46th Birthday! Given that R.D. Evans has been Swaziland’s most celebrated professional wrestling hero since defeating the reviled Colonel DeBeers earlier this year for the Swazi Heavyweight Championship, the King has invited Mr. Evans to appear as his guest of honor at his birthday celebration. Though accepting this invitation means foregoing the opportunity to add another victory to #TheNewStreak at ROH’s Second To None event, it has become clear that R.D. Evans’ prestige has reached levels previously thought to be unattainable by a mere professional wrestler, barrister, scholar, and amateur polar explorer. Naturally, demands on his time have risen accordingly. It is our hope at the Law Offices of Evans and Scott that ROH fans will exercise the understanding, patience, and maturity they are so known for as Mr. Evans attempts to juggle the incalculable responsibilities of being the one and only #PapaBear.
– The latest edition of ROH TV is now available to Ringside Members and it’s a SUPERCARD OF HONOR SHOWCASE featuring Jay Lethal challenging “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa for the ROH World TV Championship in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls match! In addition, can RD Evans keep #TheNewStreak alive when he faces the “Last Real Man” Silas Young? If you are not yet a Ringside Member click HERE to sign up today!
– Ring of Honor will debut at the SIU Student Center in Carbondale, Illinois on Friday June 6th and the very next day on June 7th ROH returns to the St Louis Area in Collinsville, IL at The Gateway Center! We welcome fans from nearby Paducah, Kentucky and Cape Girardeau, Missouri to join us for our Southern Illinois debut in Carbondale on June 6th! RING OF HONOR WRESTLING can be seen locally on KBSI (FOX – Saturdays at 4PM) & WDKA (MyTV – Saturday at 9PM). The next night we will be in the St. Louis area in Collinsville, IL. St. Louis is rich in wrestling history and The Best Pro Wrestling on The Planet is returning on June 7th! RING OF HONOR WRESTLING can be seen locally on ABC ST LOUIS (KDNL) on Saturdays at 11:30 PM.
– 2 NEW DVD’s have hit the ROH Store including RAISING THE BAR NIGHT 1 from Milwaukee, WI featuring ROH World Champions Adam Cole facing Matt Taven and an unbelievable Six Man Tag Team Match with “Mr Wrestling” Kevin Steen & the Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) vs. The Briscoes & “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin. RAISING THE BAR NIGHT 2 from Chicago Ridge, IL is also now available on DVD headlined by a Ringmaster’s Challenge for the ROH World Championship when Adam Cole defends against “Knockout Artist” Chris Hero! Plus the ROH World Tag Team Champions reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) face The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)! Order today right HERE.
– Silas Young claims that he is being overlooked by ROH management for a bunch of “lady boys” like Matt Taven and a bunch of “wannabes” like Kevin Steen. Silas is not looking to make any friends and claims to be the only “real man” in ROH. Silas is looking to make a statement.
– The first ever Ring of Honor-New Japan Pro Wrestling Try-Out/Seminar is almost SOLD OUT! Two separate seminars will be held at the Ring of Honor Dojo in suburban Philadelphia (Bristol, PA) on Tuesday, May 13th and Wednesday, May 14th. Attendee’s will be reviewed and receive in-ring instruction from New Japan Match makers GEDO & JADO, International talent agent TIGER HATTORI, New Japan stars SHINSUKE NAKAMURA & JUSHIN “THUNDER” LIGER plus Ring of Honor head trainer DELIRIOUS. Click HERE for all of the information.
– The Voice of Ring of Honor Kevin Kelly records a new podcast every other Wednesday found at placetobenation.com. Kevin’s guests have included World Champion Adam Cole, the “Phenomenal One” AJ Styles, Michael Bennett, Hanson and more. Check out “The Kevin Kelly Show” today!
– Expect a new episode of The FISH TANK to be uploaded soon.
– Be sure to check Twitter & Facebook throughout the weekend for all of the latest results & news.
– Ring of Honor will always remember The Ultimate Warrior and the influence that he had on many young stars of today. This past summer, Delirious & Jay Lethal paid tribute to not only the Ultimate Warrior, but the Macho Man Randy Savage when they took on each other at A NIGHT OF HOOPLA last July. Rest In Peace Ultimate Warrior.