As the fans in Richmond, VA witnessed on Saturday night and as everyone else will soon see on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV when the “Road Rage” edition airs, “The Self Proclaimed Icon” Matt Hardy will get a shot at the Ring of Honor World Title on Sunday June 23rd in Baltimore!
This title opportunity comes as a result of S.C.U.M’s tag team victory at “Border Wars 2013” over the impromptu pairing of Michael Elgin and Kevin Steen, a victory that also put Steve Corino back in the announcer’s booth. Well in Richmond, the figurehead of S.C.U.M announced that “... on June 23rd at the TV Tapings in Baltimore.... the one and only... the most beautiful person alive today... the savior.... MATT HARDY will receive his ROH World Championship Title shot!”
Corino was not done with his announcements though as he addressed ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness and issued a challenge that will have some major repercussions on the future of Ring of Honor. Corino challenged McGuinness to amass a team of four individuals to face four members of S.C.U.M with two game changing stipulations: if the ROH team wins, S.C.U.M will disband and Steve even stated he would apologize and do whatever Nigel wants. If S.C.U.M wins, Corino will take Nigel’s job and become the new Match Maker. As Steve put it, “I take your job... I run this company.... I have all of the power to do what I want and what I want is no secret.”
Matt Hardy challenging for the World Title? Steve Corino potentially taking over Ring of Honor match making? Sunday June 23rd in Baltimore could be a very dark day for Ring of Honor. Make sure you’re there for what may be the most important “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings since the very first ones in August of 2011…