Jason “JerseyViper” Namako passed this along:
Ring of Honor Newswire for August 18th
– Announced earlier today (http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/ring-of-honor-is-heading-to-florida/), Ring of Honor is returning to Florida in 2012! On Friday night March 30th & Saturday afternoon March 31st, we will present TWO iPPV events live from the War Memorial in Ft. Lauderdale! This is the biggest wrestling weekend of the year, and ROH will show the world just why we offer the best professional wrestling on the planet today! Tickets go on sale Friday September 9th at 10AM EST right here at ROHWrestling.com and via Ticketmaster as well!
– “Death Before Dishonor IX” on September 17th, 2011 from New York City will be LIVE on iPPV and we invite everyone to go out of their way to view this event. The Manhattan Center in downtown NYC will hold a First Time Ever bout called the “Ringmaster’s Challenge” that will see two former World champions compete in a special 2/3 Falls match. The 1st fall must end in pinfall, the 2nd fall must end in submission, and if a 3rd fall is needed, it will be contested as a 15-Minute Iron Man contest. This is a match that will test every aspect of these two athletes including their endurance, their wrestling ability, their heart, and their drive to one day become ROH World Champion again. Not only will we see this great match but you will also witness a stacked card from top to bottom that proves our roster is the best around. Expect more matches to be announced next week! Tickets for this event are available in the ROH Store right here: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=546.
In the latest ROH Videowire (embedded above) the All Night Express and Briscoes showed that their battle is clearly not over and even though the bad blood will probably remain forever, it will take something big to put the hostility aside and allow each team to move on. While the Briscoes were being interviewed over the weekend the ANX attacked them and a brawl broke out in the parking lot next to the ring truck. Titus pulled out a ladder from the truck to defend himself and this sent a message to the Briscoe’s that ANX wanted a war. The Briscoes now have it in their head that a ladder war will end this rivalry and they can then move on and challenge for the ROH Tag Titles. It is unknown whether ROH officials would ever grant this request based on the brutality of the past two Ladder Wars. More on this next week…
– Also in the latest Videowire we saw an interview from ROH World Champion Davey Richards that explained his upcoming absence on September 17th in NYC. Richards is truly the best wrestler in the world and he will be participating on a New Japan Pro Wrestling tour during the month of September. ROH officials have a friendly relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling and therefore have allowed Davey to go to Japan.
– The next set of ROH television tapings for the Sinclair Broadcasting Group will be on Saturday night October 1, 2011 in Louisville, KY at the The Davis Arena! VIP ringside, VIP floor, and general admission tickets for this TV taping will go on sale Monday, August 22nd at noon EST right here at www.rohwrestling.com in the Online Store and are expected to go quick. The “Champions’ Table” which is two recliner seats and free food all night will be available exclusively by calling (215) 781-2500 for $150 for both tickets. We expect tickets to go quick!
– Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs have come off as very sincere and genuine with their apologies and ROH officials are willing to give them a chance. Both men were very cordial and positive over the weekend in Chicago and even went out of their way to be of assistance to the younger wrestlers. As of now ROH officials believe that both Jacobs and Corino were completely unaware of what was going to happen at “Best In The World 2011” but they are still catalysts to the incident that transpired. ROH officials have officially signed Jacobs and Corino for “Death Before Dishonor IX” on 9/17 and it is expected that both men will continue to be monitored closely.
– “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett with his trainer Brutal Bob have also officially signed for “Death Before Dishonor IX” on September 17th, 2011 from New York City LIVE on iPPV!
– There are two new DVD releases in the ROH Online Store. “No Escape” from July 9, 2011 in Charlotte, NC features a Steel Cage Match between El Generico & Roderick Strong, a pair of Grudge Matches with Mark Briscoe vs. Kenny King and Jay Briscoe vs. Rhett Titus, a must-see tag team battle between The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) and Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly, and more including Chris Hero, Colt Cabana, & “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett! “ROH on HDNet Vol. 9” features the best matches from Episodes 74 – 80 of Ring of Honor’s run on HDNet. This release has 2 Steel Cage Matches including Delirious vs. Austin Aries, an ROH World TV Title bout between Eddie Edwards & Kenny King, a World Tag Title bout with the Kings of Wrestling vs. The Briscoes, and the most talked about match in “ROH on HDNet” history, the epic clash between Tyler Black & Davey Richards that lasted the better part of our full hour! This match also marked Tyler Black’s last appearance for “ROH on HDNet” and Volume 9 is the only way you can see this classic bout. With a TV Title match, a Tag Title match, and the Black/Richards classic, this DVD is a must for the ROH faithful! To check out the match listings for both titles or to place your order today click on the DVD images below.
– The countdown is on to the new Ring of Honor television program that will debut on September 24th, 2011 and will be syndicated across the Sinclair network of stations available here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/list-of-markets-networks-and-timeslots-for-ring-of-honor/. If your local market does not carry the ROH television show then be sure to catch the entire program for FREE on ROHwrestling.com. Our new editors have been in the studio day and night since Sunday, and with the help of all the great matches, they are making this show into something that we guarantee will please fans of ROH and true professional wrestling.