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The Ring of Honor Newswire for September 22nd
– THIS SATURDAY, September 24th, 2011 is a date that will go down in ROH history. It is a huge day for everyone including former ROH owner Cary Silken, new ROH COO Joe Koff, the entire ROH roster/staff, and of course the fans of true professional wrestling. The new Ring of Honor television program debuts this Saturday across the Sinclair network of stations making it easier then ever for wrestling fans around the world to follow ROH. As you know Ring of Honor is synonymous with the best-in-ring action in the sport and contains the most athletic and physical pro wrestling bouts that you will see anywhere today. This is not old-school wrestling, and it’s not sports entertainment. This is wrestling for the 21st century that incorporates a variety of wrestling styles performed by fresh, young competitors. The ROH television show will be available through syndication and you can check out the list of stations here: http://www.facebook.com/ringofhonor#!/ringofhonor?sk=app_182969451746898. If you’re local market does not carry the ROH television show then be sure to catch the entire program for FREE on ROHWrestling.com. Spread the word!!!
– “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards and “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett were promoting ROH in Baltimore all day yesterday at the FOX studios talking about Ring of Honor, the style, the stars and the TV debut.
– ROH “Death Before Dishonor IX” has received rave reviews we want to thank everyone who purchased the event live on iPPV as well as the replay. We showed once again that ROH is the finest wrestling company in the world and if you missed this amazing event you can still watch it on GoFightLive at http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Wrestling/Ring_of_Honor___Death_Before_Dishonor_IX/1146!
– We have received an update and the injuries sustained in Ladder War 3 to the All Night Express and the Briscoe Brothers have regressed slightly each day. It does not look as if Ladder War 3 will produce any career threatening injuries however the mental scars will never heal. It is impossible to come out of a Ladder War without any psychological trauma, however you also become a stronger wrestler both physically and mentally. This means that the All Night Express will be more qualified the next time you see them and the Briscoe’s will be more violent.
– Check out the latest ROH Video Wire featuring words from the All Night Express and the Briscoe Brothers immediately following their brutal Ladder War. Also the Embassy comments on the future and the Young Bucks explain what to expect from them in ROH.
– ROH officials are excited to announce that “Survival of the Fittest 2011” will take place on November 18th, when ROH returns to Dayton, Ohio! Last year, Eddie Edwards fought through a separated shoulder to become the 2010 “Survival of the Fittest” and earned a future title bout. At “Manhattan Mayhem IV”, with his ROH World Title victory over Roderick Strong, Eddie became to first man to successfully parlay his SOTF win into a championship. The precedent was set, and now, with SOTF 2011 on the horizon, the ROH roster is looking to step up to the plate. Andy “Right Leg” Ridge has already earned a spot in a qualifying bout with his victory over Grizzly Redwood during the “Death Before Dishonor IX” pre-show, bringing this young man one step closer to achieving his life’s dream. The rest of the men entered into the tournament, and their respective bouts, will be announced in the coming weeks so keep an eye on ROHWrestling.com for the latest details. Tickets for “Survival of the Fittest 2011” are on sale right here in the ROH Store (http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=149), and if you’re a fan in Ohio, make sure you catch the debut of Ring of Honor Wrestling starting this Saturday in that Dayton, Cincinnati, & Columbus areas (http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/looking-for-ring-of-honor-on-sbg-networks/).
– It has already been announced that Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly will challenge for the ROH World Tag Titles against whoever holds them on November 6th when we return to The Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL. Now the first extensive list of names signed for our return to the St. Louis area has been released by ROH officials. Joining Cole & O’Reilly on 11/6 are the Current ROH World Champion Davey Richards, Haas & Benjamin, Jay Lethal, the Briscoe Brothers, All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King), Eddie Edwards, and El Generico. More names will be announced shortly so keep your browsers tuned to ROHWrestling.com, and get your tickets right here for our November 6th return to Collinsville, IL: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=570! And if you’re in the greater St. Louis, MO area, then be sure to catch ROH’s return to TV starting this Saturday night on your ABC affiliate KDNL on Sat @ 11:30PM or Sun @ 12PM!
– Lancelot and Harlem Bravado have officially signed for the next set of television tapings on Saturday night, October 1st, 2011 when ROH returns to the Davis Arena in Louisville, KY! We can also confirm that there will be a ROH Television title match taking place on 10/1 with Jay Lethal. We expect a sellout so get your tickets now in the ROH Store: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=560!
– Mike Johnson at PWInsider.com did a great 50 minute interview yesterday with the one and only Jim Cornette. Topics discussed include this weekend’s debut of Ring of Honor on Sinclair Broadcasting, what fans can expect to see on the first episode beyond the wrestling, his excitement over bringing pro wrestling back to broadcast television, the ROH product as he sees it, thoughts on the main events of last weekend’s Death Before Dishonor iPPV, and much more. To listen to the interview click here.
– Jeff Peck of The Wheelhouse conducted an interview with one half of the World Tag Team Champions, Charlie Haas. To listen to the interview click here: http://bit.ly/riYQUo
– Jay Lethal was interviewed by Alan Wojcik for Online World of Wrestling Radio. To listen to the interview click here.
– ROH officials have a special meeting this Friday afternoon regarding many topics including the September 24th television debut and the issues encountered at “Death Before Dishonor IX” last Saturday. Officials will also review the brand new ROH website one final time before giving it the go ahead!