When ACH and Tadarius Thomas first came on the scene in Ring of Honor, they were eager to make an impression and earn spots on the elite roster. Both have unique fighting styles: ACH is non-stop energy and high flying innovation while Tadarius is the master of capoeira in pro wrestling.
At that point, the careers of ACH and Tadarius Thomas could have gone one of two completely opposite directions. They could have become bitter rivals, both fighting for the same opportunities and trying to climb over each other to find success. But that is not the path they chose.
Instead, ACH and Thomas decided to team up and take on the tag team competition with one single-minded, united goal. They found success together as Adrenaline RUSH, wowing crowds everywhere. But they never quite achieved their ultimate goal: ROH tag team gold.
The team of Adrenaline RUSH fell apart beyond repair when Tadarius decided to join with The Decade, a group formed by ROH stalwarts Roderick Strong, BJ Whitmer, and Jimmy Jacobs. Along with Adam Page, Thomas has cowed to the bullying and pressure of The Decade and - using the excuse of "respect" - decided to follow behind them rather than fight back like other athletes like Cedric Alexander and, yes, ACH have.
ACH represents everything The Decade has complained about - he's young, exciting, and quickly climbing the ranks. Some might say he hasn't "earned" it...but right now ACH has a TV Title shot in his back pocket which he earned by winning a six man at BEST IN THE WORLD. Meanwhile, Tadarius is apparently doing all he can to keep The Decade happy, and a victory over his former partner would go a long way in proving he believes in the cause.
This is the first one-on-one encounter between ACH and Tadarius Thomas since their team exploded and you can to be there live!
For tickets to ROH SUMMER HEAT TOUR in Dearborn, click HERE!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Bell time - 7:30pm EST
Matches signed include:
Kevin Steen's Final Ring of Honor Match
"Mr Wrestling" Kevin Steen vs "King of Old School" Steve Corino
former World Champion Adam Cole vs Forever Hooligan's Rocky Romero
This will be a National TV Taping!!
- ROH World Champion: "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin
- ROH World TV Champion: Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini
- ROH World Tag Team Champions: reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly)
- Mark & Jay Briscoe
- Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian
- Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis
- War Machine (Hanson & Rowe)
- The Decade (BJ Whitmer, Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs & Tadarius Thomas)
- Tommaso Ciampa
- Cedric Alexander
- Silas Young
- Matt Taven