Vinny Marseglia and Jonathan Gresham Meet in the First Round of the Survival of the Fittest Tournament

The Best Wrestling on the Planet returns to Dallas on Saturday, November 18 for Night Two of Survival of the Fittest! Your favorite ROH stars will compete in a three-night tournament to determine the 2017 Survival of the Fittest winner. The winner of this year’s tournament will get the customary ROH World Title shot at a later date and etch their name in the history books! Seven out of ten men that have won have gone on to either win the championship with their title shot or do so at a later date – winning ROH’s preeminent tournament has proved it can launch careers!
 
The fourth match of the 2017 Survival of the Fittest Tournament has been finalized! The first round will be split across Night 1 in San Antonio and Night 2 in Dallas! The competitors who drew Night 1 matches will have a night of rest advantage while competitors who win on Night 2 will have the toughest road ahead to earn the title shot. 
 
The sixth and final match signed for this year’s Survival of the Fittest Tournament is a first-time match between two stars who fought and clawed on the independent scene before earning their big breaks in ROH! One has become a technical mastermind known as “The Octopus”, the other directs his own horror masterpieces in the ring. They meet in Dallas!
 
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST ROUND 1
“INKSANITY” VINNY MARSEGLIA vs. “THE OCTOPUS” JONATHAN GRESHAM
 
For independent wrestlers trying to catch their big break, the days can be long, the nights lonely, and the open road your best friend. For Vinny Marseglia, the decade-long journey to becoming a Ring of Honor star drove him to madness. Call him “Inksanity”, call him “The Horror King”, call him a former ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champion, Marseglia earned his keep in Ring of Honor by doing a little thing called whatever he wants as part of the Kingdom as reformed in Matt Taven’s image.
 
For Jonathan Gresham, the path was a bit different. Gresham actually appeared on Ring of Honor Television for the first time in 2011. Gresham was one of eight stars in the vaunted 2011 Top Prospect Tournament, a tournament that produced three ROH World Champions, two ROH World Tag Team Champions, as well as a ROH World Television Champion. Gresham lost to future World Champion Kyle O’Reilly and continued his quest to travel around the world. Before turning 30, Gresham has already competed in over a dozen countries and four continents and the timing is right for Gresham to make his mark as a ROH star.
 
These two competitors meet for the first time in singles competition just as the war between Search and Destroy and the Kingdom is heating up! For Marseglia, a win gives the Kingdom a shot at having three out of the six positions in the finals made up by members of the Kingdom. For Gresham, a win over Marseglia gives “the Octopus” a measure of revenge and puts him a step closer to capturing the ROH World Championship!
 
Who will win and earn a spot in the finals in Oklahoma City? Join us in Dallas to find out!
 
 
RING OF HONOR PRESENTS SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 2017 – NIGHT TWO
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - 7:30 PM Bell Time
Gilley's Dallas
Dallas, TX
 
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING (IF CHAMPION) vs. “HEAVY METAL REBEL” FRANKIE KAZARIAN
 
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN) (IF CHAMPIONS) vs. TEAM CMLL (ESFINGE & REY COMETA)
 
DALTON CASTLE & JAY LETHAL vs. ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPION CO-HOLDERS THE YOUNG BUCKS
 
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST ROUND 1
MATT TAVEN vs. CHEESEBURGER
 
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST ROUND 1
TK O’RYAN vs. FLIP GORDON
 
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST ROUND 1
“INKSANITY” VINNY MARSEGLIA vs. “THE OCTOPUS” JONATHAN GRESHAM
 
SIGNED TO COMPETE
 
ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY
“ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS
AND MORE!