Courtesy of ROHWrestling.com:
Ring of Honor’s sizzling hot Reloaded Tour is in full swing. It will make its debut on the outskirts of Pittsburgh in California, PA at the Convo Center at Cal U on Friday night, September 25.
Ring of Honor is on a roll, events are selling out and you will want to get your tickets now.
ROH Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness is working very hard to ensure that the debut in California, PA is one that will leave fans buzzing. He has just signed an amazing night of action.
THE BRISCOES vs THE YOUNG BUCKS (NICK & MATT JACKSON)
When the former 8x ROH World Tag Team Champion Briscoes decided to reunite, their goal was to redefine the tag team division that they feel they established as the best in the world. What better way to show off the best tag team division in professional wrestling than having The Briscoes face off against The Young Bucks?
The Briscoes are legends in Ring of Honor, facing and defeating every great tag team the division has ever seen. A record 8 tag team title reigns together, former Pro Wrestling NOAH GHC Jr Tag Team Champions and 2 individual ROH World Title reigns for Jay Briscoe mean that these two are building a legacy that is likely untouchable.
The Young Bucks, Nick & Matt Jackson, are considered by many to be the best tag team in the world. The braggadocios members of the vaunted Bullet Club are no slouches when it comes to championships. They are former ROH World Tag Team Champions, 3x former IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Champions and winners of the 2013 New Japan Super Jr. Tag Team Tournament.
These two teams are not strangers to each other, last knocking heads over a year ago in Milwaukee WI. The Briscoes came out victorious in that one, but the game has since changed. The Young Bucks have set the tag team world on fire with a style that can’t be matched. The Bucks have won numerous championships since then and firmly believe they are the best tag team today!
The Briscoes will not come into this battle overconfident. They are not the tag team they are by not preparing themselves correctly. The Young Bucks are known to take to the air to confuse foes, while the Briscoes are underrated when it comes to taking to the air. Their forte is using their hands to lump up their opponents.
If The Briscoes are going to redefine the tag team division, they couldn’t have picked a better tag team to start with! You will want to be there to see two of the very best tag teams in the world do battle!
“MR ROH” RODERICK STRONG vs “UNBREAKABLE” MICHAEL ELGIN
Two of the hottest wrestlers in Ring of Honor today will collide in one epic encounter.
“Mr ROH” Roderick Strong is having what many fans and peers are deeming to be a historic year. They believe he has reached elite levels of professional wrestling that few will ever achieve. He has pushed himself and many others beyond their limits, including ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, proving that there is no one better right now.
“Unbreakable” Michael Elgin entered 2015 as a man with no real direction. Unsure if he wanted to be cheered or if he would bask in the hate. The always controversial Elgin finally decided that he would rededicate himself to regaining the ROH World Championship. He also set a goal of winning the prestigious NJPW G1 Climax tournament. Elgin would enter the tournament a competitor and return home a superstar. While he did not win the tournament he opened many eyes as to what a motivated #BigMike can do.
Strong and Elgin have been rivals in the past. Both are former members of the House of Truth and know each other well. Strong has momentum and is performing at optimum level. The same could be said for Elgin. Both men want a shot at the ROH World Championship and the winner here could be in line for it. Two combustible elements will meet and the results will be explosive.
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE KINGDOM (MICHAEL BENNETT & MATT TAVEN) w/ MARIA KANELLIS vs. ALL NIGHT EXPRESS (KENNY KING & RHETT TITUS)
The Kingdom accomplished a dream this past Friday night at All Star Extravaganza VII. They defeated The Young Bucks & The Addiction to finally become ROH World Tag Team Champions. The All Night Express returned to Ring of Honor this past Friday night after not teaming for over 3 years. The former ROH World Tag Team Champions returned in bold fashion with a shocking win over The Briscoes. The confident duo put the world on notice and are looking to capitalize on their momentum by challenging the new champions in a Proving Ground match. If the All Night Express can defeat the champions in a non-title match, they will receive a future title shot. The Kingdom are ready. Taven & Bennett are going to have to endure a reign that is already under assault by The Young Bucks, The Addiction, reDRagon and War Machine to name a few. Can The Kingdom cross ANX off the list with a victory here?
MOOSE w/STOKLEY HATHAWAY & WAR MACHINE (RAY ROWE & HANSON) VS. ROH UNDISPUTED CHAMPION JAY LETHAL, DONOVAN DIJAK & J.DIESEL w/ TRUTH MARTINI
ROH Undisputed Champion Jay Lethal has a permanent target on his back as long as he holds the two most important singles championships in ROH. In Chicago Ridge, Lethal scored a victory over Moose. That victory was not without controversy. Lethal defeated Moose after Moose had been savagely attacked prior to their match by Cedric Alexander. To Truth Martini & Jay Lethal, a win is a win, regardless of how you obtain it. Moose on the other hand does not see it like that. Stokely Hathaway did not see it like that either and he asked for a rematch with Lethal. That rematch was denied by ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness after Truth Martini pleaded his case. Nigel stated that Moose will get his hands on Lethal in a six man tag team match. Moose will be paired with a team fresh off a successful tour of Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan, War Machine! Raymond Rowe & Hanson took Japan by storm, scoring wins and leaving an impression that will last a very long time. They are gaining steam in ROH rankings in pursuit of the ROH World Tag Team Championships. They scored a recent victory over new Champions The Kingdom on ROH TV and want to add more steam to their current roll. Lethal will team with the muscle of The House of Truth, Donovan Dijak and J Diesel. All six will bring it, Moose wants Lethal and stopping him may be very tough. The greatest manager in ROH history, Truth Martini will not allow The H.O.T. to come in unprepared. This could result in some major fireworks.
THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & FRANKIE KAZARIAN) VS. WATANABE & WILL FERRARA
The Addiction are now without the ROH World Tag Team Championships they held for over 5 months. They lost them this past Friday night in San Antonio, Texas to The Kingdom. Will Ferrara and Taakaki Watanabe will step up as a young duo looking to knock off former champions. The Addiction are masters of physical and psychological warfare and will look to use those skills to their advantage. Watanabe provides his team with a huge strength and size advantage and Ferrara will give them an advantage in the speed and heart department. Could the young duo upset the former champions or can The Addiction get right back in the hunt with a dominating victory?
ACH VS. CAPRICE COLEMAN
ACH is on fire right now, the young aerial wizard looks to finally be taking the steps toward stardom that so many have predicted. Caprice Coleman is a veteran with an amazing tool set who desperately wants to win a championship in ROH. This is a rematch from this weeks ROH TV which saw ACH come out victorious. Caprice Coleman, not happy with his own performance in the loss, asked for a rematch. It has been granted and you fans will see it this Friday night! Can the charismatic preacher man stop the red hot ACH or will ACH prove to be too much once again?
WOMAN OF HONOR
MANDY LEON vs TAELER HENDRIX
“The Exotic Goddess” Mandy Leon, the host of Inside ROH & a graduate of the ROH Dojo, will face off with Taeler Hendrix. Leon has been on a mission to bring the Women of Honor back to prominence. She recently faced and defeated the tough Deonna Purrazzo in a match that got fans buzzing. Hendrix is a seven year veteran. She is a 3x former OVW Women’s Champion who has faced and defeated some of the very best female wrestlers in the world. These two athletes will be bringing everything they have to this match. Leon is taking on the role of ROH flag bearer and it is something she takes very seriously. Hendricks is a veteran who is no stranger to competition. These two bombshells will bring it so do not miss your chance to see it.
After shocking everyone by turning on his former Future Shock tag team partner Kyle O’Reilly and potentially costing him the ROH World Championship, The Kingdom’s Adam Cole will be in California, PA. For months the fans of ROH got the chance to fall back in love with Cole as he fought on what they perceived was the side that he belonged. We have a feeling the reaction to this former ROH World Champion will not be so popular when he shows his face in the Convo Center at Cal U.
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Friday, September 25, 2015
Convo Center at Cal U
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419
BELL TIME: 7:30PM EST