Ring of Honor Newswire for April 17, 2013

– In very unfortunate news, multi-time GHC Champion Naomichi Marufuji suffered a very serious knee injury over the weekend in Japan and will not be able to compete at “Border Wars 2013” or the TV Taping the following day. Ring of Honor officials are hard at work looking for a replacement for Marufuji and will have confirmation soon. Get well soon Marufuji!

– JUST SIGNED for “Border Wars 2013” it will be ACH & Tadarius Thomas vs. Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander live on iPPV!

– Check out this Internet Exclusive edition of Inside ROH featuring a recap of Jay Briscoe’s title win plus comments from reDRagon and much more!

– This past weekend on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV, ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness set up an atypical 5 Way Scramble, pitting the five individuals who stood up for ROH in the ten man tag at “Supercard of Honor VII” against one another with a shot at the World TV Title up for grabs. The bout got off to an auspicious start as, before the match could even begin, Roderick Strong came out to question McGuinness’ choice to include Mike Mondo in the bout instead of “Mr. Ring of Honor” as Strong likes to refer to himself. Eventually a fight broke out between Strong and Mondo before the other competitors came to the ring but once it was settled down and Roddy was taken away from ringside, the action got underway. Mondo, BJ Whitmer, Caprice Coleman, Cedric Alexander, and Mark Briscoe gave it all they had to earn the World TV Title match at “Border Wars 2013” but it came down to Mark scoring with the Froggy Elbow on Cedric to get the victory. Now on May 4th World TV Champion Matt Taven, with Truth Martini at his side, will defend the title against Mark Briscoe at “Border Wars 2013” live on iPPV!! You can see all the action live as it happens by ordering HERE or if you’re in the Toronto area, get your tickets NOW in the ROH Store!!!

– On Sunday May 5th, as part of the “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings in Toronto, it will be The American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) vs. ROH World Champion Jay & Mark Briscoe in tag team action! It will be intriguing to see if both, one, or neither Briscoe shows up on Sunday with a championship in their possession! Tickets are on-sale HERE in the ROH Store!!!

– This week in the “Tuesday Rollout”, ROH delivered one of the DVD compilations that fans have been demanding! “Colt Cabana: Chicago’s Favorite Son” is a 2-Disc set chronicling the early portion of Colt’s ROH career including bouts with Samoa Joe, Low Ki, Austin Aries, CM Punk, and his brutal rivalry with “The Notorious 187” Homicide! Click here to pick up this top-shelf set now in the ROH Store!

– Ring of Honor Wrestling and “The LAW: Live Audio Wrestling” radio program are happy to partner up once again for a unique contest as ROH prepares for their return to Toronto, Ontario on May 4th and 5th at the Ted Reeve Arena.

Beginning this week listeners of The LAW, heard Sunday nights at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto will have a chance to qualify to win tickets to the May 4th “Border Wars” event and have lunch with ROH Stars “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal and Woman of Honor, MsChif the day of “Border Wars.” 

Each week on the program hosts Dan Lovranski, Jason Agnew and John Pollock will be giving out prize packs to have lunch with the stars of ROH and attend that night’s pay-per-view event along with additional tickets to the Ring of Honor television tapings on Sunday May 5th. Tune in each Sunday night at 11pm EST over the next few weeks to hear exclusive interviews with ROH talent and your chance to win tickets including lunch with Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal and MsChif and staff from The LAW at www.liveaudiowrestling.com.

– After winning the #1 Contender’s Match at “Supercard of Honor VII” in NYC, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin currently has a title shot in his back pocket but has said that he would prefer to handle other business before receiving it…. namely ridding ROH of S.C.U.M.

– The H.O.T is definitely too hot for TV as our production team has had to censor and edit a variety of controversial things to fit TV regulations. HOWEVER, there is no censoring Truth Martini on Thursday, July 11th when we will head to 115 Bourbon Street in Chicago for a “Night of HOOPLA!” This will be an unsanctioned and unauthorized ROH event and it is expected to be a crazy night! Seats are LIMITED and you will NOT want to miss this wild party!

– This week on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV former ROH World Champion Kevin Steen will speak for the first time since losing the title to Jay Briscoe! In addition, ROH World Television Champion Matt Taven with Truth Martini defends against ACH in the main event! Plus Roderick Strong faces “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett and much more! Check HERE to see if ROH TV airs in your area.

– On May 11th Ring of Honor Wrestling returns to Belle Vernon, PA and the Rostraver Ice Gardens for a huge DVD Taping event! Already signed is an ROH World Tag Team Title match with reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) defending against 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 a bout with Matt Taven was just signed for “Border Wars 2013”! It could be the World & TV Champions versus the Tag Champions in Belle Vernon!

– JUST SIGNED for May 11th in Belle Vernon…. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin vs. ACH!

– On Saturday night May 18th Ring of Honor returns to Richmond, VA and we are bringing the television cameras with us! That’s right, it’s ROAD RAGE at the Convention Center and BJ Whitmer will challenge for the World Title that night, it just remains to be seen if it will be Adam Cole or Jay Briscoe that “The Buzzsaw” faces on that night!

– ROH’s June 1st debut in San Antonio, Texas at The San Antonio Shrine Auditorium is expected to be big! Rumor has it that the ROH World Title will be defended in the main event! Tickets are going fast so be sure to pick them up today right HERE.

– The latest ROH TV is now available to RINGSIDE Members and you will hear the new champion speak for the first time since winning the ROH World Title! In addition, the 5 men who represented Team Honor at “Supercard of Honor VII” will face off in a 5-Way Scramble for a shot at the TV Title at “Border Wars 2013”! It’s BJ Whitmer vs. “No Fear” Mike Mondo vs. Caprice Coleman vs. Cedric Alexander vs. Mark Briscoe! Plus, Bobby Fish battles “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards and the new duo of QT Marshall and RD Evans face Alabama Attitude!

– Everyone is still talking about “Supercard of Honor VII” and the replay is available for On Demand viewing right HERE!

– ROH returns to the Providence, Rhode Island on July 27th at the RI Convention Center for another huge live event! and tickets are on-sale NOW right HERE. Last August’s event SOLD OUT, so don’t delay getting your tickets!

– Ring of Honor is excited to announce that on Saturday night September 28th we are returning to Minnesota to the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center located at 1001 Minnesota 7 in Hopkins, MN 55305 with a 7:00 pm Bell Time. Tickets are on-sale NOW to Ringside Members and are available at 10am EST for the General Public THIS Friday April 19th. If you want to be one of the first to get these tickets, click HERE to see how you can become a Ringside Member for as low as $7.99 per month!

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