On January 17th in Dearborn, Ring of Honor presented “The Hunt For Gold” and what a way to get into 2013 with an instant classic in The Proving Ground battle between Adam Cole & Jimmy Jacobs, the gutsy World Title challenge of Tadarius Thomas as he took it to Kevin Steen, and the must-see World Tag Title main event of Jay & Mark Briscoe taking on The American Wolves of Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards for the first time in over two years.
It was the type of classic ROH battle one would expect from two of the elite teams in professional wrestling and that night, as it had been every time in ROH history that the duos clashed, Jay & Mark Briscoe were victorious and retained the World Tag Team Titles.
Since that January night the landscape of ROH has certainly changed; Jay and Mark lost the tag team titles to reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) at the “11th Anniversary Event”, in Supercard of Honor VII's Tag Title bout Davey and Eddie fell in defeat to O'Reilly & Fish, and then in the final bout of the evening, one of the most memorable events in ROH's 11+ year history occurred when Jay captured the ROH World Title from Kevin Steen.
“That was a moment well deserved.” said Eddie Edwards via e-mail from NOAH, “Jay has been one of THE guys since the beginning of ROH and it's tough to think of anyone, besides Mark, who bleeds ROH as much as Jay Briscoe. I'm proud of him but no matter how much respect Davey and I have for Dem Boys, they are still that monkey on our back. They are the team that has had our number every time we've locked up; they ended our title run, they stopped our return this year from really kicking off with the titles, those crazy boys from Delaware have been the toughest guys we have ever competed with. So with Kyle and Bobby hiding away during ROH's trip to Toronto, and trust me I've called Fish out on that since we've been in Japan, what say we give the people of Toronto some of that Wolves/Briscoes magic? I know Jay and Mark have their title fights on Saturday but Sunday looks wide open right now? What do you say Briscoes? Nigel?”
It did not take much convincing for ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness to sign this one after receiving the e-mail! So 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!
It will be intriguing to see if both, one, or neither Briscoe shows up on Sunday with a championship in their possession, not to mention how/if this could affect the scheduled reDRagon/Briscoes World Tag Team Title match set for May 12th's Belle Vernon event! Be there live in Toronto to find out for your self as well as to see Pro Wrestling NOAH's Naomichi Marufuji and GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori in action! Tickets are on-sale here in the ROH Store!!!