Austin Aries replaces Roderick Strong at ROH in Las Vegas

The following was issued by Ring of Honor.

AUSTIN ARIES REPLACES RODERICK STRONG IN VEGAS WILDCARD MAIN EVENT!

Former 2x ROH World Champion Austin Aries has just accepted ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness’ offer to replace “Mr ROH” Roderick Strong in the six man Vegas Wild Card main event on Friday, July 17. Not only will he be featured in his return to ROH in this huge main event, Aries feels he has been stifled long enough and is still scheduled to deliver his impact statement to ROH fans.

We’ve attempted to reach out to Undisputed ROH World & World Television Champion Jay Lethal, as well as his manager Truth Martini but neither has returned calls. Lethal has to be feeling the pressure, with everyone gunning for him and his championships. What are Lethal’s thoughts on the arrogant former 2x Champion Aries returning and being named his partner? Aries will also be facing off against another former 2x ROH World Champion in Jay Briscoe, who is hungry to regain the ROH World Championship and become the first 3x champion. What is Moose’s opinion on this change? According to his advisor Stokely Hathaway, “It is of no consequence who our partners are, victory is the only thing that really matters”. Can Briscoe, Castle & O’Reilly overcome the now immense odds? Must see only begins to describe this amazing main event!

SAM’S TOWN HOTEL & GAMBLING HALL
5111 BOULDER HIGHWAY
LAS VEGAS, NV 89122
DOORS OPEN 6:00PM / 7:30PM Pacific BELL TIME

Previously signed for the Las Vegas stop on the AFTERSHOCK Tour

VEGAS WILD CARD MAIN EVENT
Undisputed ROH World & World Television Champion Jay Lethal, Austin Aries and Moose vs. Jay Briscoe, Dalton Castle, and Kyle O’Reilly

ROPPONGI VICE (Rocky Romero & Berretta) vs. YOUNG BUCKS (Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson)

ROH TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP #1 CONTENDER TOURNAMENT
WINNERS FACE OFF IN 3-WAY ELIMINATION TO DETERMINE #1 CONTENDER FOR TV CHAMPIONSHIP

The opening round matches for the ROH TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP #1 CONTENDER TOURNAMENT:

– Christopher Daniels vs. Mark Briscoe
– Matt Taven vs. Bobby Fish
– Frankie Kazarian vs. ACH

PLUS…
Maria Kanellis will have a special announcement!

ALSO IN ACTION…
– The Kingdom’s Adam Cole
– The Kingdom’s Michael Bennett
– Silas Young
– WAR MACHINE (HANSON & ROWE)

ROH presents The Aftershock Tour
SAM’S TOWN HOTEL & GAMBLING HALL
5111 BOULDER HIGHWAY
LAS VEGAS, NV 89122
DOORS OPEN 6:00PM / 7:30PM Pacific BELL TIME