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– We want to thank all of the great fans who joined us last Saturday in Providence and on iPPV! “Boiling Point 2012” was a huge success and an event that was completely sold out! We apologize to the fans that were turned away at the door, but that is why it is always a good idea to purchase your tickets in advance to ensure that you catch the best wrestling on the planet today. We are happy to report that once again we had zero technical issues and we are now on a roll.
– Eddie Kingston put up one hell of a fight last Saturday in his ROH World Title match but the odds were not in his favor. Kingston not only battled Kevin Steen but had to deal with Jimmy Jacobs and Steve Corino as well. Fortunately, Rhett Titus ran out to get rid of Corino but it was not enough. We want to thank the CHIKARA Grand Champion for his unbelievable effort and ROH officials have invited him back for future events. Kingston is currently full time with CHIKARA and ROH officials are currently lining up dates in late 2012 for Kingston.
– Speaking of CHIKARA, the annual King of Trios Tournament is right around the corner on September 14th – 16th in Easton, PA. Team ROH will participate in this big event consisting of “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett and The Young Bucks!
– As many of you are aware, there was an incident that happened before we went off the air last Saturday involving Kevin Steen and a member of our audience. Kevin Steen has stated his innocence in the situation and that the individual in the audience harmed him first. The situation is being closely examined but it is clear that Steen was given an inch and took a mile. It is no secret that Steen is a loose cannon on a mission to create chaos and harm the image of Ring of Honor. Ring of Honor does not endorse or condone the actions of the ROH World Champion and we always do our best to ensure the safety of our fantastic fans. Regardless of who is at fault, we do not plan to call attention to the situation and Kevin Steen will be punished to the best of our ability given the circumstances.
– Since we are talking about the ROH World Champion, this week’s “Tuesday Rollout” brings you not one but two different DVD releases featuring Kevin Steen. First it’s “Kevin Steen: Descent into Madness”, a 2-Disc DVD set showcasing Steen’s betrayal of El Generico, his allegiance with Steve Corino, his chase of the ROH World Title, and ultimately his life-changing night at “Final Battle 2010”. This set features the matches that turned Steen from Mr. Wrestling into Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare as well as all the demented ramblings that gave us a peek into his fractured mind.
– Also now available with “Tuesday Rollout” is “Live Strong”! This DVD is main-evented by Steen defending the ROH World Title against Roderick Strong but also features Rhett Titus vs. Charlie Haas, The Briscoes vs. The HoT, and a whole lot more! Both new releases can be purchased right here in the ROH Store!
– “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa proved last Saturday that he is a true warrior in every sense of the word. Ciampa severely hurt his knee in the opening minutes of his 2 Out of 3 Falls bout with Jay Lethal but he fought through the pain and wrestled for almost 20 minutes. Ciampa was defeated 2 falls to 1 but there is a question whether Ciampa would have even lost if Prince Nana didn’t attack Barrister R.D. Evans at ringside causing Tommaso’s attention to be completely diverted.
– Truth Martini announced to the world last Saturday that Rhino would challenge for the ROH World Title against Kevin Steen at “Death Before Dishonor X” in Chicago Ridge on September 15th live on iPPV! Everyone will want to tune in to ROH TV this weekend to see exactly how that intriguing contest was officially signed. Tickets for “Death Before Dishonor X” can be purchased right here.
– Truth also tried to announce negotiations for Roderick Strong and Michael Elgin challenging the new ROH Tag Champions on October 13th at “Glory by Honor XI” but Elgin cut him off and stated he had went to ROH officials earlier in the night and finally signed on to get his shot at “Glory by Honor IX” on October 13th in Mississauga! Then Roderick Strong claimed Michael Elgin’s title opportunity, the one he earned by winning “Survival of the Fittest 2011”, belonged to him as per Martini’s promises. This led to Roderick going on strike from the House of Truth and that he would sit ringside with the fans during Elgin’s title match to watch him lose. Truth Martini has not been around for comment but apparently Martini is very anxious to make Roderick happy again. This is a very interesting situation as both Strong and Elgin are scheduled to team up at our next event in Charlotte, NC on September 8th. “GBH XI” tickets are available here in the ROH Store.
– “God’s Gift” QT Marshall was victorious in the 4 Corner Survival last Saturday at “Boiling Point 2012” and has earned an ROH contract. Marshall has officially signed for Ring of Honor’s return to Charlotte, NC on September 8th and Baltimore on September 22nd. Congratulations to this gifted athlete.
– “Death Before Dishonor X” in Chicago Ridge on September 15th is our next iPPV and we are pleased to announce more ROH stars who have signed on. “The Notorious 187” Homicide, “No Fear” Mike Mondo, Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander will all be in action. Plus independent stand out ACH will make his ROH debut.
– It was just announced today that “Survival of the Fittest 2012” will go down in Baltimore on September 22nd as part of our Fan Appreciation Night! Read here for all the details!
– On Saturday, November 3rd we return to The Rostraver Ice Gardens in the Pittsburgh area! Our last event in Pittsburgh received rave reviews and this time we are bringing our TV cameras with us as we tape another edition of “Road Rage” for “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV! Tickets go on-sale at ROHWrestling.com for Ringside Members on Wednesday, August 15th and for the General Public on Friday August 17th. Keep an eye on ROHWrestling.com as well as all our social media outlets for more details on this event including wrestler announcements, matches, and more!
– This week on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV, the main event features a big ROH World Championship match as former champion Homicide battles current champion Kevin Steen! In addition, Sara Del Rey faces Princess Mia Yim in one-on-one womens action. Plus Inside ROH takes a look at the upcoming Tag Team Tournament for the vacant ROH Tag Titles.
– Check back to ROHWRESTLING.COM tomorrow for another huge match announcement for Ring of Honor’s return to Charlotte, NC on September 8th.