As part of his campaign to be a fighting World Champion, "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin has sworn to defend his title against any and all challengers. But he's also busy dealing with The Kingdom and their constant interference.
Elgin wants The Kingdom one-on-one - and he's more than willing to put the belt on the line to get them in the ring! Last week in Hopkins, Elgin took on and defeated Matt Hardy. But that's just one check on the list. For this weekend in Dearborn, Elgin issued the challenge: either Michael Bennett or Adam Cole needs to step up and face him!
Adam Cole already has a match signed against Rocky Romero...so it looks like he's decided to Michael Bennett be the next in line to deal with Elgin. After a bit of a social media back and forth between Bennett and Elgin, the champion WILL get his next go at The Kingdom in Dearborn!
"Unbreakable" Michael Elgin vs. Michael Bennett - for the ROH World Championship!
Aside from all the hatred between Elgin and The Kingdom, this is a gigantic opportunity for Bennett. He has seen his stock in professional wrestling absolutely skyrocket in the past year - newfound aggression, NJPW attention, and now he has the chance to become ROH World Champion!
The wild card in this entire scenario is former champion Adam Cole. Obviously, Cole wants the belt off Elgin as soon as possible. But it's just as obvious that Adam Cole wants it back around HIS waist - how will he react if his partner in crime Michael Bennett wins it first? And is Bennett willing to forgo his own best chances at the title in favor of weakening Elgin for his inevitable clash with Adam Cole?
Elgin has no doubts he's walking out of Dearborn with his championship and checking the next Kingdom member off his list. But Michael Bennett has made a career out of people underestimating him. This is a world title match you absolutely do not want to miss!
And don't forget - July 19th is the last scheduled appearance for Kevin Steen in ROH! This will be a very special night for everyone.
Click HERE to be there LIVE in Dearborn!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Bell time - 7:30pm EST
Click HERE to be there LIVE in Dearborn!
Matches signed include:
Kevin Steen's Final Ring of Honor Match
"Mr Wrestling" Kevin Steen vs "King of Old School" Steve Corino
6 Man Golden Gauntlet
The winner will receive an ROH World Championship match 8/9 in Philadelphia.
Winner receives a future ROH World Tag Team Championship Match
Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs War Machine (Hanson & Rowe) vs Mark & Jay Briscoe vs The Decade's Jimmy Jacobs & BJ Whitmer
First Time Ever
Former World Champion Adam Cole vs Forever Hooligan's Rocky Romero
Former Tag Team Partners Collide
ACH vs Tadarius Thomas
This will be a National TV Taping!!
- ROH World TV Champion: Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini
- ROH World Tag Team Champions: reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly)
- The Decade's Roderick Strong & Tadarius Thomas
- Tommaso Ciampa
- Cedric Alexander
- Silas Young
- Matt Taven
- Former NFL offensive lineman Quinn “Moose” Ojinnaka