One night after a new World Champion is crowned at “Death Before Dishonor XI”, ROH will hold our first ever ROH TV Tapings in Philadelphia! The National Guard Armory on Southampton Road will host the best pro wrestling on the planet for the second night in a row including the already announced Davey Richards versus Ricky Marvin contest!
ROHWrestling.com has now been informed of TWO title matches that will go down that night and we have been provided with the names of several more athletes signed to compete:
ROH World Television Title Match
World TV Champion Matt Taven defends vs. Jay Lethal
Already a former TV Champion, Jay Lethal earned this chance to regain the title after beating Matt Taven at “Road To Greatness: Night 2” in a Proving Ground battle. Lethal faced tremendous odds that night as the whole of the HoT did their best to insure he came up short but Jay overcame and now looks to be the first two-time champion!
After a very unsuccessful “Road to Greatness” weekend, Taven is looking to redeem himself with a win over Lethal in ROH's hometown. To his credit, Taven has shown an ability to step up after dropping a Proving Ground match as evidenced in his bout with Eddie Edwards & ACH. Will that be the case in Philly?
ROH World Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match (1 Fall)
World Tag Team Champions reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) defend vs. C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander) vs. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions The Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov)
Several roads converge in this one as reDRagon put their titles on the line as both C&C Wrestle Factory AND The Forever Hooligans look to bring Fish & O'Reilly's second title reign to an end. Romero & Koslov have shown more than capable of doing so as they were the duo responsible for bringing reDRagon's first reign to an end in Providence. That being said, Kyle and Bobby have also proven capable of putting down The Hooligans having kicked off their first title reign by beating Romero & Koslov in Chicago Ridge. Now it will be the rubber match of sorts as one day removed from defending their IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles against The American Wolves, Rocky and Alex will look to become two-time ROH tag champions.
As for C&C, they head into this contest after having quite a disappointing “Road to Greatness” weekend. First Cedric and Caprice dropped a pair of singles bouts to Fish and O'Reilly in Chattanooga. Then the following night in Birmingham they, along with Adrenaline RUSH and Alabama Attitude, were unsuccessful in earning a Tag Title match in the first ever Proving Ground Instant reward bout. They may not have been the team that took the deciding fall but it was a loss that stung nonetheless. After this weekend though, Coleman and Alexander petitioned Nigel McGuinness for another opportunity to challenge for the World Tag Team Titles and stated a case that the ROH Match Maker found trouble arguing against.
“Caprice and Cedric made a valid argument.” said McGuinness to ROHWrestling.com, “They ran over their history of title challenges and highlighted how they have been the repeated victims of outside interference and distractions. They pointed out how their traditional shot at Best in the World became a three way with S.C.U.M and how their make-good bout on TV was marred by violence outside the ring. It was a case for which I couldn't find any flaws and as such they will challenge reDRagon in Philadelphia. Still, I can't discount the Hooligans and given that Rocky and Alex have split bouts with the champions, they are also more than deserving of rematch for the ROH tag titles. That is why both teams will get their chance in Philadelphia. One fall, to a finish, may the best team win!”
In addition to those two contest, we have also learned that Outlaw Inc(Homicide & Eddie Kingston), Silas Young, Adam Page, and Marshall Law (QT Marshall & RD Evans) will all be in Philadelphia on 9/21!
Tickets for our first ever “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Taping in Philly are available right now in the ROH Store!