Ring of Honor Newswire for May 22, 2013

– Thank you to everyone who attended our “Road Rage” TV Taping last Saturday in Richmond, VA. This electric event saw the World Title defended in a hard hitting bout, The American Wolves and Kevin Steen take the fight to S.C.U.M, a tremendous 6-Man Tag, and more! Be sure to check this out when it airs on TV and the entire event will be available on VOD soon.

– This weekend’s edition of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV is definitely one that you want to go out of your way to see. Roderick Strong faces Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Taiji Ishimori in an unbelievable match up! In addition, Mark Briscoe battles Colin Delaney, MsChif versus Cherry Bomb and much more! Click here for TV channel listings and times!

– On last weekend’s edition of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV, ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness laid out the championship future of Jay Briscoe by declaring multiple men deserving of title opportunities starting with “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin and also including Adam Cole, Davey Richards, and Eddie Edwards. The World Champion interrupted to tell Nigel that it really didn’t matter who he lined up because there wasn’t a man alive who could beat him, that he would “whoop all their asses”.

Surprisingly it was Mark who in turn interrupted his older brother, telling him he had heard enough from Jay, that all Jay talks about is how he can whoop everybody’s ass. Mark reminded Jay of two things, that they were brought up to be humble and that Mark had his first match in Ring of Honor when he beat Jay’s ass. The back-and-forth between the brothers escalated with Jay saying that he wanted the match made for “Best in the World 2013” and since Baltimore is just down the road from Sandy Fork, they can bring the family to watch. Well… It’s official… Jay Briscoe versus Mark Briscoe at “Best in the World 2013”! Should Jay make it through the World Title bouts against Davey Richards in San Antonio & Eddie Edwards in Columbus with the title still in his possession, then this WILL be a World Title bout! The entire Briscoe family will certainly be in the house to witness this clash and one has to wonder just which side everyone will be on? Don’t miss “Best in the World 2013” on June 22nd as it airs LIVE on iPPV and, if you can be there in-person, grab your tickets in the ROH Store HERE!

– The brand new Kevin Steen “Anti-SCUM” T-Shirt is now in-stock! Click HERE to order yours while supplies last!

– Speaking of merchandise, make sure you check back with ROHWrestling.com Friday morning for some Memorial Weekend savings….

– Ring of Honor goes back on the road Saturday June 1st when we make our debut in San Antonio, TX at the Shrine Auditorium! “The American Wolf” Davey Richards will challenge Jay Briscoe for the World Title, Texas’ own ACH goes head-to-head with one of his idols Jay Lethal, Michael Elgin & BJ Whitmer battle S.C.U.M in a Texas Tornado bout, and just announced today, Eddie Edwards will battle World TV Champion Matt Taven in a Proving Ground Match! For details and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

– JUST SIGNED for June 1st in San Antonio…. Athena vs. Barbi Hayden in a Women of Honor match!

– On Saturday June 8th, Ring of Honor Wrestling hits Columbus, OH and The Expo Center for another huge live event DVD taping that we are calling “Live And Let Die”! Eddie Edwards challenges either Jay Briscoe or Davey Richards for the ROH World Title, Kevin Steen versus “The Man Beast” Rhino, C & C Wrestle Factory will go at it solo, and ACH & Tadarius Thomas will have their chance on the Proving Ground! Click HERE for a look at the full line-up as it’s shaping up to be one hell of a show!

– Also in Columbus, Steve Corino & S.C.U.M have been given a rare opportunity to express themselves as an all S.C.U.M Meet & Greet that will take place when the doors open! Keep in mind that this will be heavily monitored and extra security will be on hand. ROH officials agreed to this if the fans were given the opportunity to ask Corino and Matt Hardy anything they want. That’s right… one hour before bell time, a 30 minute Q&A session will be held with Corino and Matt Hardy! This is your opportunity to ask those hard hitting questions to Hardy and Corino and this Q&A WILL be filmed! The ROH fans are very vocal about Matt Hardy, so now is the opportunity to say and ask the things that you want to Matt Hardy face-to-face! It will all go down at “Live And Let Die” in Columbus on June 8th! Ring of Honor is coming to Ohio with guns blazing and you can get your tickets to be a part of it right HERE in the ROH Store!

– Speaking of Hardy, “The Self Proclaimed Icon” Matt Hardy will get a shot at the Ring of Honor World Title on Sunday June 23rd in Baltimore! This title opportunity comes as a result of S.C.U.M’s tag team victory at “Border Wars 2013” over the impromptu pairing of Michael Elgin and Kevin Steen, a victory that also put Steve Corino back in the announcer’s booth. Well in Richmond last Saturday, the figurehead of S.C.U.M announced that “… on June 23rd at the TV Tapings in Baltimore Matt Hardy will receive his ROH World Championship Title shot! Make sure you’re there for what may be the most important “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings that we have ever had. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

– Corino was not done with his announcements last Saturday as he addressed ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness and issued a challenge that will have some major repercussions on the future of Ring of Honor. Corino challenged McGuinness to amass a team of four individuals to face four members of S.C.U.M with two game changing stipulations: if the ROH team wins, S.C.U.M will disband and Steve even stated he would apologize and do whatever Nigel wants. If S.C.U.M wins, Corino will take Nigel’s job and become the new Match Maker. As Steve put it, “I take your job… I run this company…. I have all of the power to do what I want and what I want is no secret.” Nigel McGuinness has yet to officially comment and cannot clear such a strong stipulation without going through the proper channels. Nigel is definitely contemplating the challenge and will give a public statement next week.

– We all know that “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin earned a ROH World Title shot by defeating Jay Lethal at “Supercard of Honor” last month. Elgin however went to Nigel saying that he is ready for his shot at anytime but he wants to rid ROH of the SCUM distraction and redeem himself from his recent loss against “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson before he feels worthy to be champion. Elgin is looking to take out SCUM in San Antonio on June 1st and finish the job on June 8th in Columbus. There is a lot of speculation that Nigel will sign Elgin’s title match for ROH’s return to Toronto on August 3rd at the old Maple Leaf Gardens, which is now known as The Mattamy Athletic Centre! More details soon but until then get your tickets for this event right HERE!

– Silas Young returns to ROH on June 23rd at the TV Tapings in Baltimore.

– Thursday, July 11th 2013 will be “A Night of Hoopla” and nobody is quite sure what to expect. Truth Martini will host and promises a wild and crazy night with the best pro wrestling on the planet mixed in. Truth has already signed DELIRIOUS and plans to bring more surprises!!! Also…. Drink specials will include $1.50 domestic bottles and $2.50 Long Island Ice Tea! Plus… After the show, anyone 21 and up is welcome to stay and hang out with the stars of ROH as the hoopla continues with an after-party at 115 Bourbon Street in Chicago! Tickets are limited so get them quick!

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