Ring of Honor Newswire for May 1, 2013

– The anticipation for this weekend’s “Border Wars” iPPV broadcast is high and we expect a memorable night. Be sure to go out of your way to see this loaded event that has the return of Paul London after 10 years away from the ROH ring, Pro Wrestling NOAH’s GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori in action, Jay Briscoe vs. Adam Cole for the World Title, a Team ROH vs. S.C.U.M match with high stakes, plus a tons more action on tap for our great fans north of the border!

– There will be an opportunity to meet some of ROH’s best & brightest stars THIS Saturday, May 4th at “Border Wars” as from 6:00pm – 7:00pm! Six Ring of Honor stars will be available for the ROH faithful to meet and greet prior to the big event. On hand will be The Briscoes (Mark & ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe), From Pro Wrestling Noah – GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion, Taiji Ishimori, Adam Cole, “The First Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis, Jay Lethal, and “Intrepid Traveler” Paul London! Remember the doors open at 6:00pm, and the autograph signing will run from 6:00pm – 7:00pm so make sure you are there in plenty of time to take advantage of this opportunity!

– We are also extremely excited to announce that on Sunday, May 5th, prior to the start of the ROH TV Taping, we will be holding a FREE Fan Appreciation autograph signing! You can bring your personal items or purchase ROH merchandise that night to be signed, you can take photos with your own camera, and we will also have 8x10s available for purchase, but NO purchase is necessary for free autographs on your personal items or ROH merchandise! It’s just another way for us to say thank you to our great fans worldwide for all of your support over the last eleven years and your continued support in the years to come!

– “Barrister” RD Evans has stated that he and his “tag team partner” QT Marshall will be at “Border Wars” THIS Saturday! Evans explained that since reDRagon is not able to compete due to injuries (and attitude problems) this weekend, then it would be best for Nigel to let RD & QT defend the ROH Tag Team Titles on iPPV for them.

– Just signed to compete for the “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings in Toronto THIS Sunday, May 5th is Pepper Parks!

– This weekend on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV features the ROH TV debut of “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson! Anderson faces “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin in a huge collision that opens the broadcast! Plus the main event sees Davey Richards clash with his former protégé Kyle O’Reilly in a hard hitting showdown. In addition, “Your Soul’s Tormentor” MsChif is in action plus a special interview with BJ Whitmer! Don’t miss the best wrestling on the planet!

– It has been almost ten years since London set foot in the ROH ring, way back at the inaugural “Death Before Dishonor” where he challenged Samoa Joe for the ROH World Title, but the original homegrown hero is back! From his epic “Unscripted” clash with Michael Shane to his heart-wrenching World Title challenges against Xavier and from his “Epic Encounter” with Bryan Danielson to his “Night of the Grudges” classic with AJ Styles, London was one of the men who defined the face of Ring of Honor and now he is back where he belongs THIS weekend in Canada!

– Kevin Steen is not signed to an official bout this weekend but he guarantees that he WILL BE at “Border Wars 2013” to confront S.C.U.M!

– On May 11th, Ring of Honor heads back to the Rostraver Ice Gardens in Belle Vernon, PA for a big live event DVD taping. The ROH World Tag Team Titles will be defended when reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) face the most decorated tag team in ROH history, current World Champion Jay and brother Mark, The Briscoes! This one may be very historic as Mark could also come into this battle with the TV Title around his waist after his bout with Matt Taven! It could be the World & TV Champions versus the Tag Champions in Belle Vernon! The Briscoe’s could literally leave Belle Vernon will ALL OF THE GOLD!

– The latest episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV is now available to RINGSIDE Members and features a public contract signing as Jay Briscoe and Adam Cole make their “Border Wars 2013” main event title match official! In addition Steve Corino issues an open challenge for anyone to face S.C.U.M in six man tag action!

– It will be BJ Whitmer vs. Rhett Titus in an I QUIT MATCH live on iPPV at “Border Wars 2013” THIS Saturday at the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto!

– Speaking of The Buzzsaw, BJ Whitmer will challenge for the ROH World Title on May 18th in Richmond, VA and BJ will open up about this opportunity this weekend on ROH TV.

– ROH Dojo student Brandel (Cheeseburger) is back to training!

– “Supercard of Honor VII” received rave reviews and this mega event is now available on DVD! Kevin Steen defends the ROH World Title against Jay Briscoe, reDRagon vs. The American Wolves for the World Tag Team Titles, Jay Lethal vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin in a #1 Contender’s Match, Roderick Strong vs. Karl “Machine Gun” Anderson, ROH vs. SCUM, plus much more!

– The NEW Kevin Steen “Fight Steen Fight” T-Shirt is now available in sizes S-3XL in VERY LIMITED QUANTITES in the ROH Store BUT it will be available in ALL SIZES this weekend in Toronto!!! If you’re size is currently sold out in the ROH Store, check back early next week to see if it came back from Canada…

– Expect big match announcements for ROH’s June 1st debut in San Antonio, Texas and our June 7th return to Charleston, WV tomorrow on ROHwrestling.com.

– ROH has big plans for our return to the Providence, Rhode Island on July 27th at the RI Convention Center! Last August’s event SOLD OUT, so don’t delay getting your tickets because this one will be big!

– Tickets are on-sale for Ring of Honor’s return to Minnesota to the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center on Saturday night September 28th!

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