This past Saturday at New Japan Pro Wrestling's IPPV "Invasion Attack" AJ Styles made a shocking appearance, and has now joined New Japan as the new leader of the Bullet Club. Styles now leads the pack that includes ROH and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks and "Machine Gun" Karl Anderson. All of which will be taking part in the ROH/New Japan combined events "Global Wars" and "War of the Worlds" in Toronto and New York City on May 10th and 17th.
Also, ROH matchmaker Nigel McGuinness has just announced that on April 19th at "Second to None" in Baltimore, MD AJ Styles and Michael Elgin will compete for a future shot at the ROH Championship! In their first epic encounter, both Styles and Elgin wrestled to a thirty minute time limit draw. The match can be seen in it's entirety by ordering the 12th Anniversary Bonus Disc. This time there must be a winner as the stakes have just been raised.
Since losing in the finals of the World Championship Tournament last year, Michael Elgin has obsessed over becoming ROH World Champion. He won a grueling Champions vs. All Stars match pinning Adam Cole late last year. Elgin can finally get a one on one championship match if he can defeat Styles in Baltimore. Styles has claimed that he returned to ROH to win the one title that has alluded his career, the ROH World Championship. Styles is undefeated since returning to the company, but hasn't yet beaten Michael Elgin. Their time limit draw was the only match that Styles has had since his return that didn't result in victory.
Two of the best on the planet collide in Baltimore on Saturday April 19th at the William J Myers Pavilion in Baltimore, MD. And this huge bout will now guarantee a title shot for the most prestigious World Championship in wrestling. The stakes have never been higher for Elgin or Styles. You must be there live to witness Elgin vs. Styles II. Many have already named Elgin vs. Styles I the early match of the year favorite. With a title shot on the line, this match is sure to be bigger than the first.
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