On August 3rd Ring of Honor heads north to Toronto for a star-studded event we just had to call “All Star Extravaganza V”! The Current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions The Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov) will be in action, The Young Bucks and Brian Kendrick make their return to Ring of Honor, Paul London is back in action, the ROH World Title Tournament continues, plus there will be a whole lot more!!
Now that the negotiations have been finalized with New Japan Pro Wrestling, we can now also announce that on August 3rd, one of the most exciting stars of NJPW will make his ROH debut! At “All Star Extravaganza V”, the ROH faithful north of the border will see the debut of KUSHIDA!
One-half of The Time Splitters alongside ROH alum Alex Shelley, KUSHIDA made his pro wrestling debut in September 2006 after training with the legendary Nobuhiko Takada as well as under the wing of Yoshihiro Tajiri. Initially breaking in as an MMA combatant in the ZST promotion, his focus turned to professional wrestling and his journey to NPJW took him from HUSTLE to All Japan & Osaka Pro to North America where he competed in the US & Canada and eventually back to Japan where he competed first for Tajiri’s SMASH promotion before becoming a full-time member of the NJPW roster in early 2011.
Since that time KUSHIDA has captured the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship alongside Shelley, a title they defeated the Forever Hooligans to claim in November 2012 and lost back to Romero & Koslov in May of this year. The pair also claimed the crown in the 2012 Super Jr. Tag Tournament after defeating Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi) in the finals.
Now KUSHIDA will make his Ring of Honor debut on August 3rd in Toronto and his opponent will be determined by the Adam Page/Silas Young bout that goes down in Providence on July 27th. The winner will advance to the World Title Tournament and take on Tommaso Ciampa at “All Star Extravaganza V” and the loser will get the opportunity to take on KUSHIDA one-on-one!
Either way it is the opportunity of a lifetime for Page & Young and it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for you, the ROH faithful, to see KUSHIDA in action here in Ring of Honor! Tickets for our return to Toronto on August 3rd for “All Star Extravaganza V” are available right here! Get yours now!