RECENT NEWS http://www.rohwrestling.com/newsfeed ROH Latest News Feed en ROH World Title To Be Defended In Philadelphia http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/roh-world-title-be-defended-philadelphia <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/cody-philly">cody-philly</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>The fallout from the Global Wars tour will be felt in Philadelphia as the stars of Ring of Honor descend upon the 2300 Arena for a night of fast-paced, in-your-face action that only ROH can deliver! All of your favorite ROH stars like champions as of press time such as ROH World Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody, ROH World Television Champion Kenny King, ROH World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns, and the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions Adam Page and the Young Bucks will be there!</div><div><!--break--></div><div><br />As the dust settles from the Global Wars Tour, the ROH Board of Directors have the following announcements for Friday’s HUGE international television taping!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>CODY DEFENDS RING OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On Twitter, the ROH World Champion, “The American Nightmare” Cody excited fans around the globe, announcing that he would be defending the ROH World Championship against an opponent who is deserving in Philadelphia!<br /><br />&nbsp;</div><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">No dodging. I know the match you want to see.<br /><br />I will give the rightful #1 contender a shot at the World Championship this Friday in Philly' <a href="https://t.co/vPwwT7TxzX">pic.twitter.com/vPwwT7TxzX</a></p>— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) <a href="https://twitter.com/CodyRhodes/status/920364173732798464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2017</a></blockquote><script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><div><div>MARK BRISCOE AND WILL OSPREAY OUT</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Mark Briscoe dislocated his elbow in his bout against Hiromu Takahashi at Global Wars: Pittsburgh. Because of this, Briscoe’s opportunity to realize his dream of becoming the ROH World Television Champion will be put on hold. Briscoe’s match against Kenny King has been canceled and King will defend his championship against a suitable replacement.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay is unable to compete in Philadelphia due to a family emergency.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MATT TAVEN AND JAY WHITE MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SINGLES COMPETITION</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Kingdom’s Matt Taven and Jay White will meet in singles action for the very first time in Philadelphia! Taven has stated his goal is to be the first to complete the ROH Grand Slam by capturing the ROH World Champion. Jay White’s stock rose even further on the Global Wars Tour, taking it to Jay Lethal and Bullet Club. A win for either would put them immediately in the championship hunt!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>THE LAST REAL MAN TAKES ON THE OCTOPUS</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Silas Young is coming off the biggest win of his career against Jay Lethal in a Last Man Standing match at Death Before Dishonor and a giant Global Wars weekend. Johnathan Gresham stood toe-to-toe with Bullet Club in front of the second biggest crowd in ROH history. Young’s victory over Lethal allows him to&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">write his own ticket and “Pro Wrestling’s Last Real Man” has his eye toward singles gold. But Gresham is looking for a signature victory of his own. These two meet for the first time in a ROH ring in Philly!</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>THE ADDICTION AND BEST FRIENDS MEET TO DETERMINE TAG TEAM SUPREMACY</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Addiction picked up two tag team victories on the Global Wars tour, righting a ship and reinforcing their message. In Philadelphia, they have once again signed to meet a team they were scheduled to face in Pittsburgh! Best Friends, who defeated the Dawgs in Pittsburgh in the Addiction’s steed, look to pick up a win over the former two-time ROH World Tag Team Champions to climb the tag team ladder!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>There is nothing like seeing the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action only ROH can deliver! Don’t miss your opportunity to see ROH live in Philadelphia!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PHILADELPHIA EXCELLENCE – INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION TAPING</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Local Time: Friday, Oct 20, 2017 07:30pm EDT</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>2300 Arena</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>2300 S Swanson Street</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ALREADY SIGNED:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP</div><div>ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY DEFENDS THE ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS</div><div>ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY &amp; CHRIS SABIN) (IF CHAMPIONS) vs. WAR MACHINE (WARBEARD HANSON &amp; RAYMOND ROWE)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP</div><div>ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING DEFENDS THE ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. JOSH “THE GOODS” WOODS</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MATT TAVEN vs. JAY WHITE</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG vs. “THE OCTOPUS” JONATHAN GRESHAM</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>THE ADDICTION (“ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS &amp; “THE HEAVY METAL REBEL” FRANKIE KAZARIAN) vs. BEST FRIENDS (BERETTA &amp; CHUCKIE T.)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>WOMEN OF HONOR</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“THE VITRUOSA” DEONNA PURRAZZO vs. KAREN Q.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SIGNED TO APPEAR:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE HUNG BUCKS (ADAM PAGE &amp; THE YOUNG BUCKS)</div><div>“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL</div><div>JAY LETHAL</div><div>BEER CITY BRUISER</div><div>BULLY RAY</div><div>THE KINGDOM (TK O’RYAN, &amp; VINNY MARSEGLIA)</div><div>JAY BRISCOE</div><div>THE DAWGS (RHETT TITUS &amp; WILL FERRARA)</div><div>FLIP GORDON</div><div>SHANE TAYLOR</div><div>CHEESEBURGER</div><div>COAST 2 COAST</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:18:59 +0000 Chris Hall 542881 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Thank You, Bully Ray http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/thank-you-bully-ray <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/thank-you-bully">thank-you-bully</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>Ring of Honor’s sold-out Global Wars tour this past week had a number of memorable moments, but none were more emotional than Bully Ray’s announcement that his in-ring career has likely come to an end.</div><div><!--break--></div><div><br />Proclaiming that at this point in his life he needs to focus on his health, Bully Ray, 46, said goodbye to the fans, who responded with a standing ovation in appreciation for what the rugged superstar has given them throughout his 26-year career.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bully Ray’s resume speaks for itself. As one half of the Dudley Boyz, one of the most famous and decorated tag teams in wrestling history, he and his brother D-Von won more than 20 championships, including nine WWE Tag Team Titles, eight ECW Tag Team Titles, two IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles and one WCW Tag Team Title.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He also won several singles championships. Bully Ray’s final title reign was as a member of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions with the Briscoe Brothers.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In addition to all those titles, Bully Ray also was responsible for putting countless wrestlers and wrestling personalities through tables -- sometimes tables that were engulfed in flames.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>As a member of the bespectacled Dudley Boyz in ECW in the 1990s, Bully Ray embodied the passion and hardcore style of the renegade promotion. Beyond his formidable skills inside the ring, Bully Ray had the ability to incite ECW’s rabid crowds to a near riot simply with his words.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>After he and D-Von moved on to WWE, they truly became international superstars. Thanks to the Dudleys, the phrase “get the tables” has forever become part of the pro wrestling vernacular.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Having competed all over the world against virtually every major competitor in the sport, Bully Ray made his ROH debut with a surprise appearance at Manhattan Mayhem in Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom this past March. He made an immediate impact by putting Bullet Club’s Adam Cole through a table before announcing to the frenzied crowd that he had signed with ROH.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“I came to Ring of Honor because I genuinely want to,” he told the fans. “When I retire, I want to be able to say that I fought for Ring of Honor.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Unfortunately, Bully Ray’s retirement has come much sooner than he anticipated. That doesn’t mean that he will be disappearing from ROH, however.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“I’m still under contract to Ring of Honor,” Bully Ray said during an appearance on Busted Open Radio earlier this week. “I actually will be at Ring of Honor on Friday for [Philadelphia Excellence] down at the ECW Arena. … I’ll be doing an autograph signing. I’ll be meeting fans. Honestly, I plan on being at the front door. The minute they open the doors at the ECW Arena, I am going to do my best to shake everybody’s hand that walks into the ECW Arena that night for Ring of Honor. That way, I can look everybody in the eye and tell them thank you.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“... Hopefully I can stay out on the road with Ring of Honor and I can do some meet and greets and help some of the guys in the back. … I’d like to do whatever I can to move a company forward that I truly believe in. I don’t just say this; Ring of Honor is a special company.”&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And Bully Ray is a special performer. We at ROHWrestling.com join wrestling fans around in the world in saying:

"Thank you, Bully."</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:40:27 +0000 Chris Hall 542851 at http://www.rohwrestling.com BREAKING: Kenny Omega Will Compete at Supercard of Honor XII http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/breaking-kenny-omega-will-compete-supercard-honor-xii <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/omega-scoh">omega-scoh</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>The IWGP United States Champion “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega stood victorious following his win in the main event of Global Wars: Chicago, which was the capstone of a history-making tour, selling out in four cities, four nights in a row. As previously announced, Kenny will continue competing in ROH rings on November 11 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and November 12 in Lakeland, FL – and tickets are moving fast for those events. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.rohwrestling.com/live/upcoming-events-list">Do not miss your chance to get great seats to these shows!</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Breaking now, it is with great excitement that, in addition to competing at Ring of Honor’s upcoming events in Florida, “The Cleaner” has been signed to compete at Supercard of Honor XII on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in New Orleans! Omega joins current IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi as the first two names confirmed for the event!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Omega assumed the role of Bullet Club leader in early 2016 and has propelled himself to become one of the best and most popular professional wrestlers on the planet. This is Omega’s first time in the Big Easy with ROH!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Last year’s Supercard was the most attended event in ROH history, when thousands of fans from around the globe descended on Lakeland, Florida. This April, ROH looks to supersede 2017’s event in every way possible as we travel to the Big Easy to present the stars of ROH and NJPW. This will be a bigger and better Supercard of Honor as we deliver the absolute Best Wrestling on the Planet that ROH fans have come to expect.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>There is nothing like seeing the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action of ROH LIVE and&nbsp;tickets<span style="font-size: 13px;"> are already moving fast for Supercard of Honor XII in New Orleans! <a href="https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/1B005336AF054FD7">Do not miss your opportunity to be a part of history and part of Ring of Honor’s largest crowd ever!</a></span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/1B005336AF054FD7">Tickets are on sale, now!! Don’t miss SUPERCARD OF HONOR XII in New Orleans!</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/1B005336AF054FD7">Keep it locked into ROHWrestling.com for talent and match announcements as we get closer to Supercard of Honor XII!</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Supercard of Honor XII</div><div>Saturday April 7th</div><div>Bell Time: 7:30pm</div><div>UNO Lakefront Arena</div><div>6801 Franklin Avenue</div><div>New Orleans, LA 70122</div> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:17:43 +0000 Chris Hall 542646 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Flip Gordon faces Dalton Castle in the First Round of the Soaring Eagle Cup http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/flip-gordon-faces-dalton-castle-first-round-soaring-eagle-cup <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/soaring-dalton">soaring-dalton</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--break-->Ring of Honor wrestling is synonymous with the best-in-ring pro wrestling in the sport and on Saturday, October 28th, ROH debuts at the at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan featuring the inaugural one-night tournament, the Soaring Eagle Cup!<div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Soaring Eagle Cup will be a one night, eight-man tournament featuring the best ROH athletes putting it all on the line with the hopes of becoming the first ever Soaring Eagle Cup winner.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Stars such as Jay Lethal, Dalton Castle, Christopher Daniels and more will compete in the tournament and other stars will appear in non-tournament action.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The first round of the Soaring Eagle Cup has been finalized and will be announced on ROHWrestling.com! The first bout signed features the return of perhaps ROH’s most popular star and is a thrilling first-time match-up between two of ROH fans’ favorite stars!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SOARING EAGLE CUP ROUND 1</div><div>FLIP GORDON &nbsp;VS. DALTON CASTLE</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Dalton Castle makes his return to Ring of Honor following injuries sustained at the hands of ROH World Champion Cody in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Soaring Eagle Cup! Castle will face one of the most electric, high-flying stars ROH has ever seen in Flip Gordon in what is a first-time match up!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>For Castle, the match offers an opportunity to put his injuries to the test and to shake ring rust loose. But he must be careful – on the other side, Flip Gordon has his biggest opportunity to date to pick up a signature singles victory. The pride of Kalispell, MT doesn’t take shortcuts but with the prestige of a victory over Dalton Castle and the inaugural Soaring Eagle Cup in the balance, Gordon, who is on a roll after pinning the legendary Ultimo Guerrero in CMLL competition, will look to take any advantage he may have!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In this first time match-up, Castle has the experience edge but Gordon has the ability to hit his electrifying Four Nifty and Kinder Surprise moves out of nowhere. It is Castle versus Gordon in the first round of the Soaring Eagle Cup!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="http://event.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?performance_id=8680946&amp;method=restoreToken&amp;cobrand=Soaringeaglecasino&amp;utm_source=ROH">There’s nothing like seeing the hard-hitting, in-your-face action of ROH LIVE! Be there when ROH makes its debut at SOARING EAGLE for the inaugural SOARING EAGLE CUP!</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SOARING EAGLE CUP</div><div>Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - 8:00 pm</div><div>Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort</div><div>6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd</div><div>Mt Pleasant, Michigan 48858</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ALREADY SIGNED</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SOARING EAGLE CUP ROUND 1</div><div>FLIP GORDON &nbsp;VS. DALTON CASTLE</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SIGNED TO COMPETE:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY</div><div>JAY LETHAL</div><div>MATT TAVEN</div><div>THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS &amp; FRANKIE KAZARIAN)</div> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:24:20 +0000 Chris Hall 542631 at http://www.rohwrestling.com ROH Recap: Cody Puts ROH World Title On Line In Impromptu Match http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/roh-recap-cody-puts-roh-world-title-line-impromptu-match <div class="field field-sub-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> recap of &quot;Ring Honor Wrestling&quot; #317 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/ep-317-recap">ep-317-recap</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--break--><div><strong>The Addiction is Banned From the Building</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In video shot earlier in the day, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian were denied entry into the building. Daniels and Kazarian weren’t pleased about it but they chose to leave peacefully.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Kushida vs. Scorpio Sky (Non-Title Match)</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Japanese star and the noteworthy independent wrestler were only a few minutes into their match when Daniels and Kazarian managed to get into the building and ruin it.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Daniels used an air horn outside the ring to create a distraction, and then Kazarian entered the ring and kicked Kushida low. The Addiction then proceeded to beat down both Kushida and Sky until Jay Lethal hit the ring and they retreated.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Lethal said he will no longer stand by while The Addiction repeatedly disrespects ROH. He challenged them to face him and Kushida in a tag match, which will take place on a future episode.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Bully Ray Delivers Shocking Health Update</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bully Ray came to the ring wearing sunglasses and without entrance music. He said he took a bad shot to the head at Death Before Dishonor, and that due to the head trauma he suffered, loud music and bright lights are affecting him.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He said he’s always appreciated the respect the fans have given him, and there’s nothing more he’d rather do than yell and scream about getting revenge on Jay Briscoe, but he just doesn’t know if that’s ever going to happen.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bully said he’s considering stepping away from the ring for the first time in his career. He said he has to think about his health and his family. He thanked the fans and told them he’d see them down the road.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>After Bully left the ring, he was met in aisle by Mark Briscoe. Mark shook Bully’s hand and said, “The issue is not with the Briscoe brothers, it’s with Jay Briscoe.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“You know I got your back and you know I love you,” Mark added as he embraced Bully.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Bullet Club Celebration</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bullet Club members ROH World Champion Cody and ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks and Adam Page entered the ring accompanied by Brandi Rhodes, business managers -- and Shane Taylor. Cody handed a wad of money to Taylor, who stood by at ringside.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Cody said that after Death Before Dishonor, ROH officials offered him the most lucrative contract in company history. He said that in November 2015, the Young Bucks were fielding offers from every major wrestling company, and just like them, he’s choosing ROH. Cody signed the contract and put on an ROH baseball cap.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Cody said that despite being dressed in a suit, he will defend the title right now. He said his opponent openly challenged him for the title, is arguably the second-most-popular wrestler in ROH and has a great entrance.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The crowd was expecting Dalton Castle, but Cody had someone else in mind. He introduced Cheeseburger as the No. 1 contender.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ROH World Title Match: Cody (champion) vs. Cheeseburger</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Cody demanded Cheeseburger kiss his ring, but the challenger suggested they adhere to the Code of Honor. Cody responded with a slap to the face.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The champion toyed with Cheeseburger early in the match, but the never-say-die fan favorite eventually gained the advantage and scored several near falls on Cody. Cheeseburger attempted to hit Shotay, but Cody turned it into Cross Rhodes. The cocky Cody could’ve finished off Cheeseburger at that point, but he picked him up at the count of two to humiliate him and dish out more punishment.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Cody removed his cowboy boot, but the referee took it away from him. While the referee was preoccupied, Cheeseburger grabbed Cody’s leather belt -- which Cody had removed and tossed on the ring apron earlier in the match -- and lashed Cody’s back with it. Cheeseburger then trapped Cody in an inside cradle and nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets in wrestling history, but Cody kicked out just in time.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>After that incredibly close call, Cody wasn’t taking any more chances. He applied the American Deathlock, and Cheeseburger tapped out.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>A Conspiracy Against The Kingdom?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Prior to their six-man tag main event tonight against Search and Destroy’s Motor City Machine Guns and Jonathan Gresham, The Kingdom claimed there was a conspiracy against them. Vinny Marseglia said they never should’ve had to compete in a No. 1 contender's match for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles -- a championship they were never defeated for -- at Death Before Dishonor. TK O’Ryan said The Kingdom should’ve been handed the titles after he returned from the knee injury that caused them to be stripped of the championship belts. Taven said no combination of Search and Destroy can hold a candle to The Kingdom.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Coleman’s Pulpit Welcomes The Dawgs (Rhett Titus and Will Ferrara)</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Titus was wearing Ferrara’s rather tight suit jacket, while Ferrara was “swimming” in Titus’ jacket. &nbsp;Ferrara talked about his problems with Cheeseburger and said he doesn’t feel bad about it because Cheeseburger was selfish. Titus said he knows something about selfish tag partners and sometimes you have to cut the fat. Titus said he will take Ferrara to the top.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Kingdom (Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan) vs. Search and Destroy (Jonathan Gresham and ROH World Tag Team Champions Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley of The Motor City Machine Guns)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>After an early flurry of high-flying offense by Search and Destroy, The Kingdom used their aggressive tactics and teamwork to ground the popular trio.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Search and Destroy rallied, however, and Gresham put O’Ryan in an ankle lock. That may have spelled the end of The Kingdom in this match had Taven not hit a springboard enziguri on Gresham to set O’Ryan free.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>With the referee distracted by O’Ryan, Taven nailed Sabin in the back with his walking stick. Taven then rolled up Sabin and grabbed a handful of tights to score the winning pinfall. Despite attaining the victory by questionable means, it will go down in the record book as a member of The Kingdom pinning a member of the ROH World Tag Team Champions.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Next Week</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A four-corner survival match to determine the No. 1 contender for Kenny King’s ROH World Television Title will take place between Mark Briscoe, Punishment Martinez, Shane Taylor and Chuckie T.</div> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:28:42 +0000 Chris Hall 542296 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Ian's View: Global Wars http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/ians-view-global-wars <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/global-wars-ian">global-wars-ian</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>Early Monday morning, my flight arrived into Philadelphia International Airport. As the blissful reality set in that I would soon see my beautiful wife Sarah and my now almost-walking son Zach, I hastily made my way to my car.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And for the first time in five days, I exhaled.</div><div><!--break--></div><div>As the lead announcer for Ring of Honor Wrestling, it was no bigger honor and privilege than to call the multitude of dream matches between ROH and New Japan Pro-Wrestling stars that took place. And, as always, it is always tremendous to be in the booth with accomplished wrestlers who are also as smart, witty, and funny as Colt Cabana and BJ Whitmer. But by Monday morning, we all headed home.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Everyone gave it their absolute all and left anything that they had left in the tank in Chicago. I would be remiss not to give a gigantic shout out to our production crew. The tireless efforts of all involved, all of which had much longer days and nights, who were tasked with our first-ever live broadcast for Ringside Members and entrusted with delivery of one of the biggest events in ROH history, Global Wars – Chicago did not go unnoticed and they knocked it out of the park.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>But now, as the dust clears, it is time to make some sense of it.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>History Was Made</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH continues to grow and that speaks to the international bevvy of A-list talent that comes through Ring of Honor’s doors. The competition in ROH has made it a destination for top new talent like Marty Scurll, Flip Gordon, Shane Taylor, and many more and now, ROH has grown so much that international stars like Bully Ray and ROH World Champion Cody, who we will get to later, have made it their home.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>For the first time ever, ROH sold out four consecutive events on four consecutive nights and did so in four different cities. In fact, the quickest sellout in ROH history came resulted in the second-largest live audience in ROH history while the other three stops on the Global Wars Tour were record-breaking crowds for ROH in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Columbus.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It was the first time ROH went live across ROHWrestling.com, broadcasting our Pittsburgh and Columbus stops for free for our Ringside Members. &nbsp;I have heard great feedback and I hope that we are able to do much more of this in the future. In Ring of Honor, every match counts and our stars always give it their all, and some of our best bouts are found on our live event DVDs and VODs so like our fans, I am rooting for increased visibility of our events to bring these to a larger audience.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>For the first time, the fantastic Women of Honor appeared live on a ROH broadcast. The Women of Honor continue to impress and made the most of their opportunity on this tour, most notably Sumie Sakai, who competed on all four nights of the tour! Our COO Joe Koff mentioned that we would see these stars on our live broadcasts and I can only imagine that this is only the beginning, especially when “The Gatekeeper” Kelly Klein and Scarlett Bourdeaux return from Stardom and as the ranks get bolstered with new talent like Brandi Rhodes, Stella Grey, Holidead, Stacey Shadows, and more.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>For the first time ever, fans along the tour were able to see the legendary Minoru Suzuki compete for the very first time in each of the four cities he competed in. And for the first time in nearly 20 months, Ring of Honor fans in the United States were able see the IWGP United States Champion “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega compete live in a ROH ring.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Dalton Castle Is Back</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Adorned in an American Flag ski mask, a fan with a #BeingTheElite sign was seen getting autographs prior to the event. It was a very noticeable outfit and even I made a comment to BJ Whitmer prior to going live as we did a production camera check minutes before we went live in Chicago. The ROH World Champion, “The American Nightmare” Cody had been celebrating with fans each night after each event and in Chicago he decided to preemptively celebrate.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Cody brought the fan we had noticed into the ring.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It was not a fan.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Dalton Castle returned for the first time after being attacked following the War of the Worlds – Edinburgh event by Cody. Castle had answered Cody’s open challenge following Cody’s victory over Sanada live on iPPV at War of the Worlds – Liverpool. Cody yelled out “you’re a gimmick, you’re not a wrestler” as he pounded away on Castle.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It was time for Castle to get his revenge in Chicago. The last we saw from Castle was after he interrupted a ROH social media exclusive interview with Best Friends. “I just came by to say congratulations! (Cody) signed a big deal with Ring of Honor, I think that’s great. I think it’s funny because I ALSO signed a new deal with Ring of Honor and if the two of us are going to be hunkered down in the same company, I just wanted to let him know I would be kicking his ass for a long time,” before apologizing to Berretta and Chuckie T.</div><div>It was a blemish on an otherwise incredible tour for Bullet Club.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bullet Club Rules the Day</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It took just days for thousands of tickets to be sold for Global Wars – Chicago and it was after only one name was announced: Kenny Omega. The leader of Bullet Club returned to United States and proved exactly why he is Elite. Omega was one of a handful of stars, a group that also includes ROH World Champion Cody, to compete on all four stops of the tour and go undefeated in competition. Omega loves to ask for “2 Boots” in his matches and we saw “10 Boots” each night on the tour. The ROH Board of Directors needs to issue a statement on that for future tours.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It was Bullet Club’s success that propelled many fans to pack the houses. In our Facebook Live Broadcasts, Prince Nana and I referred to these guys as rock stars and we may have been too modest in our assessment. Each night, as their van pulled up to each building, hundreds of fans were there hours early to try to get a glimpse and to snap a selfie with members of Bullet Club. And each night, as we hurriedly tried to pack into our bus or vans to head to the next town, hundreds more waited the same.&nbsp;</div><div>As an announcer, it is sometimes difficult to reconcile the tactics they use in the ring versus the guys I see on the road. In the ring, they sometimes cheat, gloat, and showboat. But outside the ring, I have never seen a group of guys so in tune with their fans. That is why, on every stop of the tour, Bullet Club’s meet and greet lines literally wrapped around the building. That is why, at the end of every night, after Bullet Club reigned supreme, fans rushed the guardrails to get selfies. And that is why each crowd was a sea of various Bullet Club t-shirts and merchandise.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Athletically, Bullet Club may have no more gifted athlete than Adam Page, and that is an incredible statement considering Matt and Nick Jackson are in Bullet Club, as well. At over 220 lbs, Hangman got serious hang time but also displayed amazing power each night. Marty Scurll was victorious as part of the Luxury Trio against Chaos in Pittsburgh and picked up a huge win over Hiromu Takahashi, asserting himself as a top contender for Will Ospreay’s IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Young Bucks were the Young Bucks – there is an electricity, a feeling that can’t be described when the duo makes their way through the curtain. The Young Bucks and Omega had one of my favorite matches of the weekend against Best Friends and Flip Gordon in one half of Saturday’s main event.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>But one of the stories for me coming out of Global Wars is the World Champion, Cody. Cody has now defeated several New Japan stars and relayed to a global Facebook Live preshow audience night after night that he took pride in helping keep the ROH vs. NJPW head-to-head record close, which sits at 55-56-1 following the weekend’s tour. &nbsp;Cody’s presence has increased numbers across the board and it took me by surprise that he was so pro-ROH but he quickly clarified that he is truly pro Elite and pro Bullet Club and believes Bullet Club has the best record in the friendly series of dream matches.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Cody picked up another big win, this time defending a style of wrestler in KUSHIDA that he has never faced before. Cody studied well and quickly escaped a Hoverboard Lock and was able to avoid Back to the Future and won with Crossrhodes in Columbus. As he takes out one challenger at a time, it looks like Cody has the world in his hands. As he celebrated with fans each night, his hubris got the best of him when he invited one final fan into the ring...</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>New Faces Make Their Mark on the Big Stage</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>While much of the news this weekend was centered around Bullet Club, many in ROH took it to new levels and significantly increased their stock.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The pride of Kalispell, MT was perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the spotlight of the Global Wars Tour. Any time anyone is in the ring with Kenny Omega, the Young Bucks, or Will Ospreay, the attention goes to directly to you.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And I have never seen anyone step up their game as much as Flip Gordon did this weekend.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Gordon went toe-to-toe in the main event, arm-in-arm with Best Friends against the Elite in the second half of the double main event in Columbus. And then delivered a star-making performance, going move for move with the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay in Chicago. If you’re listening ROH Board of Directors – I could watch those two compete over and over and over again. Let’s make this happen – Flip earned a rematch in my opinion.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>His partners in Columbus had a tremendous weekend, as well. Best Friends, Chuck Taylor and Trent Berretta, were a known-quantity on the independent scene but made their tag team debut in Lowell, MA at Best in the World. Since then, they have picked up wins in ROH and become one of ROH’s most popular tag teams. Chuckie T.’s Awful Waffle is unabashedly my favorite move in professional wrestling and he connected with it on Omega in Columbus but the biggest statement that was made for me was Berretta, newly a heavyweight in New Japan, connecting with the Dude Buster on Omega during Chicago’s main event. Was that a shot fired? Is Berretta throwing his hat into the IWGP US Title hunt?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>While Gordon and Best Friends increased their stock and popularity this weekend, another trio, much more disliked by the fans, certainly gained respect from Bullet Club. Matt Taven has the Kingdom running on all cylinders, taking Bullet Club to the limit in Buffalo before TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia wrestled the match of their lives against ROH World Tag Team Champions the Motor City Machine Guns and Young Bucks in Pittsburgh, not figuring in the decision. While they go home with no ROH gold, and as much as this pains me to say this, Marseglia and O’Ryan have a lot to be proud of, stepping up their game under the leadership of Matt Taven.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Shane Taylor stepped up to the plate and put himself in a big situation, replacing the injured Mark Briscoe, who dislocated his elbow in Pittsburgh. While we wish Chicken the best, Taylor proved he was a big match fighter, beating Josh Woods in Columbus before going toe-to-toe with three of the toughest men in the world, Minoru Suzuki and Killer Elite Squad.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Punishment Martinez had what many believed to be the match of the night, an absolute war against Will Ospreay in Buffalo. Martinez continues to deliver in big situations and keeps the momentum he earned after defeating Jay White in a Vegas Street Fight at Death Before Dishonor.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Speaking of Jay White, he delivered against Jay Lethal in Pittsburgh and he and Johnathan Gresham delivered in their first ROH main event. In front of thousands of fans partial to Bullet Club, Gresham and White kept their cool in the ring teaming with the Motor City Machine Guns against the World and World Six Man Tag Team Champions.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Momentum for ROH Stars</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jay Lethal was the only ROH star to win three-straight singles matches and did so against top-flight competition like Kaz, Jay White, and Hiromu Takahashi. Lethal needed these victories to get back in the title picture after losing a violent Last Man Standing Match against Silas Young at Death Before Dishonor.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Young, a man who can write his own ticket, has chosen to compete in singles and tags, looking to capitalize on his huge win while also competing with Beer City Bruiser in tag team action. Young and Bruiser defeated Best Friends by using a keg of Beer City Brew in Chicago, an odd choice considering foreign objects a match he was in control of against the legendary Minoru Suzuki in Pittsburgh.</div><div>And the Addiction finally got back on track. As BJ, Colt, and I noted throughout the weekend, the Addiction’s new attitude hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire inside the ring. As they say they are out to ruin everything fans love about ROH in retaliation for what they think is the fans turning their backs on them, they struggled &nbsp;to pick up victories. In Columbus, they beat White and Gresham and in Chicago, they beat Cheeseburger and KUSHIDA, known as 94 Burger. Their energy is best spent in the ring, in my opinion, because nobody wants to see them interrupt ROH action and they are one of the best tag teams in the world.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The celebration didn’t last long in Chicago, however.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bully Ray’s Last Table May Have Been Broken</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>As the Addiction looked to make an example of Cheeseburger, setting up to put him through a table, Bully Ray, as he did in his debut, emerged to make the save.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>But, this time, the speech after the save was different.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>If this is it for Bully, from the bottom of my heart, it was an honor and a privilege and we’re all glad you made ROH part of your career.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jay Briscoe Speaks</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A man Bully has been closely associated with, former ROH World Champion, finally spoke and did so in Chicago. Jay wished his brother well and is hoping that Mark will be back soon so they can win the tag team titles again. We echo that statement, Jay. Get well soon, Mark.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The history-making Global Wars Tour is in the books and for everyone in ROH, we thank you so much for joining us along the way. It is because of your support that ROH continues to grow and deliver these incredible events.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Happy Wrestling,</div><div>Ian</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:47:47 +0000 Chris Hall 542121 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Punishment Martinez and Josh Woods Do Battle At Philadelphia Excellence http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/punishment-martinez-and-josh-woods-do-battle-philadelphia-excellence <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/philly-punishment">philly-punishment</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--break--><div>The fallout from the Global Wars tour will be felt in Philadelphia as the stars of Ring of Honor descend upon the 2300 Arena for a night of fast-paced, in-your-face action that only ROH can deliver! All of your favorite ROH stars like champions as of press time such as ROH World Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody, ROH World Television Champion Kenny King, ROH World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns, and the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions Adam Page and the Young Bucks will be there!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Two of Ring of Honor’s fastest rising stars will meet in Philly in what should be an explosive bout!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. JOSH “THE GOODS” WOODS</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Punishment Martinez is coming off the biggest win of his career, a violent, emphatic win in a Vegas Street Fight against Jay White at Death Before Dishonor. Martinez has demonstrated time after time he is a big-match fighter who seizes the moment when the lights shine the brightest.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>But will the Messiah of Pain have what it takes to beat a born fighter?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In Philadelphia, the 2017 Top Prospect Tournament Winner Josh “The Goods” Woods will stare straight into the eyes of a monster! The four-time All-American and former national champion amateur wrestler has knocked out, tapped out, and crossed out opponent after opponent in his rise in professional wrestling. But does he have what it takes to do the same to the monstrous Martinez?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>At 6’7”, 260 lbs, Martinez has a decided size advantage. But with a reach advantage comes more limbs for Woods to grab and more opportunities for Woods to finish Martinez with his patented Deenda Bar! Who will win this clash between two ROH stars rising the ranks? <a href="https://2300arena.showare.com/ordertickets.asp?p=159&amp;src=default">Join us in Philly to find out!</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="https://2300arena.showare.com/ordertickets.asp?p=159&amp;src=default">There is nothing like seeing the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in your face action that only ROH can deliver!</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="https://2300arena.showare.com/ordertickets.asp?p=159&amp;src=default">Don’t miss your opportunity to see ROH live in Philadelphia!</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PHILADELPHIA EXCELLENCE – INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION TAPING&nbsp;</div><div>Local Time: Friday, Oct 20, 2017 07:30pm EDT</div><div>2300 Arena</div><div>2300 S Swanson Street</div><div>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ALREADY SIGNED:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS</div><div>ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY &amp; CHRIS SABIN) (IF CHAMPIONS) vs. WAR MACHINE (WARBEARD HANSON &amp; RAYMOND ROWE)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. JOSH “THE GOODS” WOODS</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>WOMEN OF HONOR</div><div>“THE VITRUOSA” DEONNA PURRAZZO vs. KAREN Q.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SIGNED TO APPEAR:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY</div><div>ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE HUNG BUCKS (ADAM PAGE &amp; THE YOUNG BUCKS)</div><div>“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL</div><div>JAY LETHAL</div><div>BEST FRIENDS (CHUCKIE T. &amp; BERETTA)</div><div>SILAS YOUNG &amp; BEER CITY BRUSIER</div><div>BULLY RAY</div><div>THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN, &amp; VINNY MARSEGLIA)</div><div>JAY BRISCOE</div><div>PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ</div><div>JOSH “THE GOODS” WOODS</div><div>THE DAWGS (RHETT TITUS &amp; WILL FERRARA)</div><div>JONATHAN GRESHAM</div><div>FLIP GORDON</div><div>SHANE TAYLOR</div><div>CHEESEBURGER</div><div>COAST 2 COAST</div> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:56:19 +0000 Chris Hall 539286 at http://www.rohwrestling.com The ROH World Tag Team Titles Will Be On The Line At Philadelphia Excellence http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/roh-world-tag-team-titles-will-be-line-philadelphia-excellence <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/philly-tag-titles">philly-tag-titles</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--break--><div>The fallout from the Global Wars tour will be felt in Philadelphia as the stars of Ring of Honor descend upon the 2300 Arena for a night of fast-paced, in-your-face action that only ROH can deliver! All of your favorite ROH stars like champions as of press time such as ROH World Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody, ROH World Television Champion Kenny King, ROH World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns, and the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions Adam Page and the Young Bucks will be there!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And championships will be contested in Philly! In the City of Brotherly Love, the tag team titles are on the line!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS</div><div>ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY &amp; CHRIS SABIN) (IF CHAMPIONS) vs. WAR MACHINE (WARBEARD HANSON &amp; RAYMOND ROWE)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Following the 2014 Top Prospect Tournament, many asserted it would only be a matter of time before its finalists, Raymond Rowe and winner Warbeard Hanson, held championship gold in Ring of Honor. The two formed one of the most dominant teams in the world and, despite a life-threatening detour, War Machine would win the ROH World Tag Team Championships in Philadelphia at Final Battle 2015! For five months, the duo laid waste to every team in the division and teams around the globe.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Many point to the 2016 War of the Worlds Tour as the exact moment that War Machine put their names among the best teams in the world. The duo finally vanquished the one team they couldn’t beat, The Briscoes, live on Pay Per View, and defeated current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada and Gedo the very next night. Always priding themselves as fighting champions, the battered champions answered the call again that night, putting the titles on the line against The Addiction, who lured the brave duo into tag team title trap. They lost the titles that night and they feel they never received their rightful two-on-two rematch.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>That changes in the venue they won their first ROH World Tag Team Championships.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>War Machine, who have since become two-time IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, just the third duo to win both the ROH and IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles, head to the City of Brotherly Love with a new attitude and a focus on becoming two-time champions! But, in front of them stands a question mark!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>At Death Before Dishonor, the Motor City Machine Guns finally captured the one tag team title that has eluded them throughout their career: the ROH World Tag Team Titles. The team they beat to earn the title shot? War Machine, doing so on ROH Television in Lowell, MA. The Machine Guns took advantage of an arduous international schedule and a frustrated team to beat them. But before they even get the opportunity to face them again, they must get past the Young Bucks and the Kingdom in Pittsburgh!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>War Machine had a visual pinfall on the Young Bucks in Columbus, defeated them in Japan, and were supposed to face the duo with the titles on the line at Best in the World before Best Friends made the match a triple threat. Meanwhile, War Machine has defeated any and all incarnations of the Kingdom they have faced in ROH. But War Machine told ROHWrestling.com that it does not matter who they face, that they will be leaving Philly with the gold!&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Who will leave the City of Brotherly Love as ROH World Tag Team Champions? <a href="https://2300arena.showare.com/ordertickets.asp?p=159&amp;src=default">Be there to find out!</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="https://2300arena.showare.com/ordertickets.asp?p=159&amp;src=default">There is nothing like seeing the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in your face action that only ROH can deliver!&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">Don’t miss your opportunity to see ROH live in Philadelphia!</span></a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PHILADELPHIA EXCELLENCE – INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION TAPING&nbsp;</div><div>Local Time: Friday, Oct 20, 2017 07:30pm EDT</div><div>2300 Arena</div><div>2300 S Swanson Street</div><div>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ALREADY SIGNED:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS</div><div>ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY &amp; CHRIS SABIN) (IF CHAMPIONS) vs. WAR MACHINE (WARBEARD HANSON &amp; RAYMOND ROWE)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>WOMEN OF HONOR</div><div>“THE VITRUOSA” DEONNA PURRAZZO vs. KAREN Q.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SIGNED TO APPEAR:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY</div><div>ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE HUNG BUCKS (ADAM PAGE &amp; THE YOUNG BUCKS)</div><div>“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL</div><div>JAY LETHAL</div><div>BEST FRIENDS (CHUCKIE T. &amp; BERETTA)</div><div>SILAS YOUNG &amp; BEER CITY BRUSIER</div><div>BULLY RAY</div><div>THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN, &amp; VINNY MARSEGLIA)</div><div>JAY BRISCOE</div><div>PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ</div><div>JOSH “THE GOODS” WOODS</div><div>THE DAWGS (RHETT TITUS &amp; WILL FERRARA)</div><div>JONATHAN GRESHAM</div><div>FLIP GORDON</div><div>SHANE TAYLOR</div><div>CHEESEBURGER</div><div>COAST 2 COAST</div> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:50:13 +0000 Chris Hall 539271 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Meet and Greet Session Announced for Philadelphia Excellence http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/meet-and-greet-session-announced-philadelphia-excellence <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/philly-signing">philly-signing</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>On Friday, October 20th, Ring of Honor will be hosting a special meet and greet autograph session prior to PHILADELPHIA EXCELLENCE at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA! This special session will begin at 6pm eastern.</div><div><!--break--></div><div><br />Below is the list of Ring of Honor stars appearing at the signing, as well as our pricing options to ensure you get all the autographs you want! Don’t miss your opportunity to meet the stars of ROH before they compete in front of a capacity crowd!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PHILADELPHIA EXCELLENCE</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>RING OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPION: CODY</div><div>RING OF HONOR SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE YOUNG BUCKS</div><div>RING OF HONOR SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPION: ADAM PAGE</div><div>RING OF HONOR WORLD TV CHAMPION: KENNY KING</div><div>MARTY SCURLL</div><div>JON GRESHAM</div><div>SILAS YOUNG</div><div>MANDY LEON</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SIGNING DURING INTERMISSION- BULLY RAY</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PRICING IS AS FOLLOWS</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Singles Wrestlers - $20 (1) Personal item or 8x10 (ROH supplied) signed &amp; (1) Posed Photo</div><div>Tag Team Wrestlers - $30 (1) Personal item or 8x10 (ROH supplied) signed &amp; (1) Posed Photo</div> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:08:03 +0000 Chris Hall 539256 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Global Wars By The Numbers http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/global-wars-numbers <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/global-wars-numbers">global-wars-numbers</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>The international partnership between Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling has never been stronger! With both organizations featuring the top stars from around the globe, a competitive rivalry has formed between the two organizations. 2017 marks the fourth year the best from New Japan take on the best of Ring of Honor and the competition heading into Global Wars has never been hotter!</div><div><!--break--></div><div><br /><strong>ONE MATCH</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In matches contested where there are participants that clearly represent solely ROH or NJPW at the time of competition and matches are contested under the ROH banner, New Japan holds a narrow three-win advantage! With a record of 47-48-1, ROH stars will look to take the all-time lead in this series! In 2014 and so far in 2017, ROH has had the advantage but 2015 and 2016 saw New Japan pick up major victories!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>UP EIGHT - ROH SHINES WITH GOLD ON THE LINE</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>With either a Ring of Honor or New Japan championship on the line, Ring of Honor has a decisive advantage in championship matches. With an impressive 14-6 record, Ring of Honor stars step up big when the stakes are the highest. The ROH World Television Championship has changed hands three times between ROH and NJPW stars. This is where New Japan has the advantage!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In matches where championships have crossed organizational boundaries, New Japan is 2-1! Tomohiro Ishii defeating Roderick Strong for the title in Japan at Honor Rising 2016, Bobby Fish defeating Ishii for the title at Global Wars 2016, and KUSHIDA defeating Marty Scurll during the 2017 War of the Worlds international television taping in Philadelphia this past May!&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>TWELVE HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH-UPS AT GLOBAL WARS</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This year’s Global Wars tour features twelve head-to-head match-ups between ROH and NJPW singles and tag team stars. NJPW may be in the driver’s seat with everything to gain! KUSHIDA has an opportunity to win both the ROH World Television and ROH World Titles in Pittsburgh and Columbus respectively while many of the match-ups on paper seemingly seem to favor NJPW stars!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>FOUR FINAL DAY MATCH UPS COULD DECIDE THE RECORD BOOKS FOR 2017</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On the fourth and final day, Global Wars – Chicago features four head-to-head match-ups of NJPW and ROH stars! The event, available to purchase to stream on ROHWrestling.com and Fite.TV, sees the hometown hero Colt Cabana take on Toru Yano, an ROH All-Star trio of ROH World TV Champion Kenny King, Jay Lethal, and Mark Briscoe take on SUZUKI-GUN’s NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki and the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Killer Elite Squad, “The Villain” Marty Scurll versus Hiromu Takahashi with Daryl, and Flip Gordon versus the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The name to watch is Flip Gordon who will compete in his very-first iPPV event against a man who just captured the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship! Gordon has competed in five countries in the last month while Ospreay has also maintained an impressive international schedule. This match may decide who ends 2017 with the head-to-head lead in international competition!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>THREE ELITE STARS, MANY DREAM TEAMS</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega makes his United States return for ROH for the first time in nearly 20 months and he will be on all four stops of the Global Wars Tour! He and the Young Bucks form a group known as The Elite but there are a few dream trios competing on the Global Wars Tour!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Elite will compete against the dream team of Best Friends and Flip Gordon in Columbus, while SUZUKI-GUN brings NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki and IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Killer Elite Squad to take on three sets of all-star trios! A trio of ROH World Champion Cody, Omega, and Scurll was dubbed by New Japan’s official Twitter account as a Luxury Trio and they will team for the first time in the US against CHAOS’s Ospreay, YOSHI-HASHI, and Yano in the main event in Pittsburgh!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>FOUR GREAT EVENTS</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This year, there are four stops on the Global Wars Tour. While there is nothing like being there live, for the first time ever, Ring of Honor is offering Global Wars – Pittsburgh and Global Wars – Columbus streaming live for free to all Ringside Membership Subscribers! You can also order Global Wars – Chicago on ROHWrestling.com and Fite.TV!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Note: events used to calculate wins and losses included all War of the Worlds, Global Wars, Field of Honor, and Honor Rising branded events. Matches that included ROH and NJPW stars teaming with one another were not counted.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:46:04 +0000 Chris Hall 538661 at http://www.rohwrestling.com