January 7th Newswire
– Don’t miss the first live ROH events of 2010 this weekend in Philadelphia as we present back to back days of National TV Tapings for HDNet. Friday’s event starts at 8:00 PM. Please note that belltime for Saturday’s event has been moved to 4:00 PM. Both events take place at The Arena (former New Alhambra Arena/ECW Arena), 7 Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148. Already announced for Friday night is Kenny King vs. El Generico in a Pick 6 Series Match and The American Wolves vs. The Young Bucks in a rematch of their classic bout from 2009. Scheduled for Saturday afternoon is ROH World Champion Austin Aries & Kenny King vs. Tyler Black & Roderick Strong, The American Wolves vs. The Dark City Fight Club, and Kevin Steen vs. Delirious in a Pick 6 Series Match. Also scheduled to appear this weekend are World Tag Team Champions Jay & Mark Briscoe; Claudio Castagnoli, Colt Cabana, Steve Corino, Eddie Kingston, Sonjay Dutt, & many more. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door for both events!!!
– Holden McNeil takes a look at the Six-Time ROH World Tag team Champions, the Briscoes, and their bevy of challengers in the deep ROH Tag Team Division at http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=3147. This weekend, the Briscoes have their eyes on three formidable teams that have crossed their path up to now. The Young Bucks, the Dark City Fight Club, and the former World Tag Team Champions, the American Wolves will be in action as ROH and HDNet shoot six more weeks of ?ROH on HDNet? in South Philly. Sources inform us that Mark and Jay Briscoe have approached ROH officials with an idea for this weekends taping.
– ATTENTION MICHIGAN FANS- The Ring of Honor event scheduled for March 19th in Novi, MI has been moved. The date remains the same however the event will now take place at The Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126. For more information on the venue click here: http://www.dearbornfordcenter.com/. All tickets purchased for Novi will be honored in Dearborn. We apologize for the inconvenience.
– After this weekend’s events, Ring of Honor returns to Philadelphia on February 5th and 6th to shoot more of the best hour of wrestling on national television. Signed for February 5th and 6th: ROH World Champion Austin Aries, ROH World Tag team Champions the Briscoe Brothers, The King of Wrestling ? Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli, Roderick Strong, The Human Tornado, ?Skullkrusher? Rasche Brown, Kevin Steen and Steve Corino, and Tyler Black! We will have more names and match announcements as we move on.
– The organizers of WrestleReunion 4 are presenting a special bonus match on January 29th as part of our big Ring of Honor Sothern California debut. ?Living Legend? Larry Zbyszko will be taking on Scotty Too Hotty in singles action, and the special guest referee is a man that the ROH faithful know well, Johnny Fairplay. Only in Hollywood! Are these two competitors the ?outstanding talents? hinted at in the 1/5 newswire? Only time will tell. For more information on this as well as everything WrestleReunion 4, check out www.wrestlereunion.com.
– Jerry Lynn has contacted ROH officials and has stated he’s ?as ready as he can be? for Kenny King on January 29th in Los Angeles. The former ROH champ has not seen action in Ring of Honor since King’s spike piledriver several months ago compressed vertebrae in his neck and left him with numbness in his fingertips. Now the 46-year-old respected vet is coming for his redemption. Or will the ?Pretty Boy Pitbull? put an exclamation point on what he started on HDNet? Holden McNeil will have a look at the potential of Kenny King in 2010 next week at www.rohwrestling.com.
– We recently announced that Brian Kendrick is returning to Ring of Honor as part of our “8th Anniversary Show” on February 13th in New York City (http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/Article.aspx?id=3132). ROH officials have been in close contact with Brian over the last several days and sources indicate that he has laid out a challenge to a high profile competitor in ROH. We?ll have news on this challenge in the coming days.
– Film crews from NBC and Jerry Seinfeld’s ?The Marriage Ref? will be on hand this weekend in Philadelphia shooting footage for their upcoming network debut in March. For more information on this new program, check out http://www.nbc.com/the-marriage-ref/. The Marriage Ref will premiere on Sunday, March 14th on NBC. Thanks to NBC and Jerry Seinfeld for having Ring of Honor play a part in their production.
– Don?t forget that Pro Wrestling RESPECT will debut on January 24th at the Burlington, NJ National Guard Armory with a 4pm belltime and 8 big matches! Witness the future start of ROH in action now! Check out http://www.prowrestlingrespect.com/.
– There are less than 24 hours remaining to take advantage of the “25% Off Your Order Sale” at ROHWrestling.com. For full details on the sale along with the discount code click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=3146.
– We?ll be back next week with the fallout from this weekend, as well as information on the HUGE 8th Anniversary Show on February 13th in New York City! Have a great weekend!