Courtesy of ROHWrestling.com:
For the second year in a row, Ring of Honor celebrates its anniversary in LAS VEGAS! On February 26th, all your favorite ROH stars head to the fight capital of the world for ROH’s 14TH ANNIVERSARY! Not only will this be a massive live event for all in attendance, the 14TH ANNIVERSARY is available LIVE on pay-per-view. Plus, this year’s anniversary features stars from NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING!
Just one week after some of ROH’s athletes journey to Japan for a weekend of collaborative events, some of the top stars from NJPW – including current IWGP Heavyweight Champion OKADA – will travel to Las Vegas and compete at the 14TH ANNIVERSARY! And the very next night, February 27th, Ring of Honor is back at Sam’s Town Live! for an ROH television taping featuring all of the fallout from the 14 ANNIVERSARY!
Just signed for February 26th as ROH celebrates its 14TH ANNIVERSARY:
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
JAY LETHAL w/TRUTH MARTINI VS. KYLE O’REILLY VS. ADAM COLE
Since winning the ROH World Championship at BEST IN THE WORLD 2015, Jay Lethal has proven that he is a TRUE World Champion, defending his title around the globe and here in Ring of Honor. Whatever you think of Lethal’s arrogance (and Truth Martini’s willingness to interject in his matches), Jay Lethal is the best in the world right now. But that also means he has a giant target on his back.
Kyle O’Reilly has made the ROH World Championship his goal since the first day he stepped into a professional wrestling ring. Known for rigorous training and discipline, O’Reilly worked and struggled until he finally seized an opportunity in Ring of Honor. Over the years, he has risen through ROH ranks as both a singles and tag team competitor, including multiple World Tag Team Championship reigns with reDRagon. But he never had the chance to compete for the World Championship, the top prize in ROH. That all changed in San Antonio as ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA.
O’Reilly vs. Lethal in the main event. Kyle had proven he can beat the champ, submitting him before without gold on the line. Something in the air that night felt different and many felt confident we would have a new World Champion by morning. The House of Truth did all they could to stop O’Reilly from toppling Jay Lethal, but the challenger knew to expect that from Martini and his charges. Finally, O’Reilly’s former partner ADAM COLE hit the ring to even the odds! Cole and O’Reilly had recently found themselves on the same page as Cole was frozen out of The Kingdom. At ALL STAR EXTRVAGANZA, the fans leapt to their feet as Adam Cole looked poised to ensure his longtime best friend FINALLY won the ROH World Championship.
One superkick later, Adam Cole revealed his true intentions to the entire world.
Adam Cole had orchestrated a disgusting, manipulative plot to earn Kyle O’Reilly’s trust just so he could ensure he never became champion. Cole points to the fact that O’Reilly had turned his back on Cole in the past, but nothing could possibly justify the extent that Adam Cole had betrayed not just his former friend, but also every ROH fan who fell for his scheme.
At FINAL BATTLE, Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly battled in a grudge match that felt more like a FIGHT than a competition! In the end, the record books will show that Adam Cole walked out of FINAL BATTLE the victor, though his tactics were less than honorable. Thanks to that victory, Cole became the number one contender to Lethal’s championship and Nigel McGuinness granted him a World Championship opportunity at the 14TH ANNIVERSARY in Las Vegas!
Kyle O’Reilly was not about to step away from the World Championship scene quietly. Not only does he KNOW he can beat Jay Lethal, he fully believes he would have left ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA as champion if not for the betrayal of Adam Cole! Plus, he clearly still has a score to settle with his former partner, as their match at FINAL BATTLE was rife with controversy. Nigel McGuinness has listened to O’Reilly’s argument and made a decision. At the 14TH ANNIVERSARY live on pay-per-view, BOTH Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly will face Jay Lethal in the same ring!
Will Cole and O’Reilly be so focused on their hatred for each other that they lose sight of their championship goals? Or has the sun finally set on Jay Lethal’s reign? You know Truth Martini will have a plan on February 26th!
Don’t miss your chance to see it LIVE, limited tickets remain for the 14th Anniversary Pay Per View at Sam’s Town Live.
Ring Of Honor Wrestling Presents
14th Anniversary Live On Pay Per View
Friday, February 26th, 2016
5111 Boulder Highway – Las Vegas, Nevada 89122
Doors Open 4:30pm
Bell Time 6Pm Pst / 9Pm Est
Triple Threat Match for the ROH World Championship
Jay Lethal (c) w/ Truth Martini vs Adam Cole vs Kyle O’Reilly
Signed to appear
ROH World TV Champion Roderick Strong
ROH World Tag Team Champions War Machine
The Young Bucks
“Unbreakable” Michael Elgin
Dalton Castle w/ the Boys
New Japan Stars
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada w/ Gedo
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA
*Card Subject to Change*