Title : RING OF HONOR NEWSWIRE FOR 2/19/14
Author : Bob Mulrenin
Date : 02/20/2014 (00:06:38 AM)
- THIS weekend Ring of Honor celebrates its 12th birthday with a huge 2 day celebration in Philadelphia, PA! On Night 1, Adam Cole defends the Ring of Honor World Championship against Chris Hero in the main event! Just signed this week for Night 1... “Last Real Man” Silas Young vs. Matt Taven and six-man tag team action with THE DECADE (Roderick Strong, BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs) vs. Mark Briscoe, Adam Page & Cedric Alexander! In addition, Kevin Steen requested he be given the opportunity to even the score with Cliff Compton after recent attacks and, after much consideration, ROH has granted Steen's request! This is not an ROH sanctioned bout however it will take place after the main event at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory! ROH wants no responsibility for what these two former friends might do to each other when they finally meet face-to-face in a Philly Street Fight! All this and more happens LIVE in Philadelphia THIS Friday! For tickets to Night One of Ring of Honor's 12th Anniversary, click HERE.
- Night 2 THIS Saturday features the highly anticipated AJ Styles vs. "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin main event that is sure to be a classic. In addition, just signed this week.... Jay Lethal challenges "The Sicilian Psychopath" Tommaso Ciampa for the ROH TV Title, The Romantic Touch battles RD Evans w/ Veda Scott, THE DECADE (Roderick Strong/BJ Whitmer/Jimmy Jacobs) in six-man action against Adrenaline RUSH & Andrew Everett. Plus the return of OUTLAW INC. Don't miss any of the action LIVE in Philadelphia THIS Saturday! For tickets to Night Two of Ring of Honor's 12th Anniversary, click HERE.
- As a bonus if you buy tickets for both Friday and Saturday night's events at the same time, then you will get the tickets for Saturday night for 50% OFF! This deal is ticket for ticket, meaning if you purchase two tickets for Friday you will get the discount on two for Saturday. If you purchase two for Friday and five for Saturday, you will only get a discount on two of those tickets. Tickets MUST be purchased IN THE SAME TRANSACTION for discount to apply.
- The first-ever #HonorCon will take place on Saturday, February 22nd in celebration of Ring of Honor’s 12th anniversary! This event is FREE and open to the public! As part of this epic fan event, #HonorCon will feature a major Q&A panel with ROH stars, an arm wrestling tournament, where a who’s who of ROH talent will clash, and a very special announcement from Ring of Honor. Additionally, autograph and photo opportunities with many of the ROH stars will be available, as well as a chance to pose like a star in the official ROH Entrance. For those looking to get the most out of all of these opportunities, an all-inclusive #HonorCon VIP Band is available. The #HonorCon Band is a convenient all-in-one pass to effortlessly get autographs and pictures of ROH stars without the hassle of paying per autograph. As an added bonus, #HonorCon Band holders will receive a special #HonorCon T-Shirt. #HonorCon Bands are available for purchase now by clicking HERE for just $59.99 (a $120 value).
- This week on ROH TV the main events features Kevin Steen battling Kyle O'Reilly in a one-on-one showdown! In addition Cedric Alexander faces the high flying Andrew Everett. Click HERE to see if ROH airs in your area.
- Jay Briscoe was able to defeat Adam Cole to retain his "Real" World Title recently at State of the Art in Texas. Briscoe has yet to be pinned since returning to action in November and now claims there is no doubt that his belt is the real title and it can be written in the history books as the true ROH World Championship. Briscoe faces Michael Bennett THIS Friday for his "Real" World Title and Briscoe has made it known that he has more respect for Bennett than Cole.
- Matt Hardy hopes to be a roadblock for Michael Elgin on his path to Adam Cole. This Friday Hardy is looking to take out Elgin while Elgin is looking to end Hardy's career. Elgin has been destroying everything in sight since Final Battle 2013 in an effort to get his hands on Adam Cole. Elgin believes he's the rightful champion and he wants to send a message to Cole by defeating his mentor and hurting him in the process.
- The latest edition of ROH TV is now available to Ringside Members and the main event is a huge 3-Way Elimination Tag Match with Adam Cole & Matt Hardy vs. Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. Chris Hero & Michael Elgin! In addition, The Romantic Touch faces Michael Bennett with Maria Kanellis!
- Adrenaline RUSH have the biggest opportunity of their career this Friday when they challenge reDRagon for the ROH World Tag Team Titles. At "State of the Art" in San Antonio, Adrenaline RUSH defeated the current ROH tag team champions in a Proving Ground match. Fish and O'Reilly have been incessantly vocal with their opinions regarding lack of tag team competition. Adrenaline RUSH shut reDRagon up for a night in San Antonio, and now they have the chance to win their very first ROH gold!
- Hanson is another man who has the biggest opportunity of his career this Friday when he faces Tommaso Ciampa for the ROH World Television Championship. In Pittsburgh at "Wrestling's Finest," Hanson defeated Raymond Rowe to become the 2014 Top Prospect and earn a TV Title shot. Last year's Top Prospect winner took his guaranteed shot all the way when Matt Taven defeated Adam Cole at the 11th Anniversary. Can Hanson do the same?
- Delirious will be at #HonorCon
- The Decade has made their agenda transparent.
- On March 7th, Ring of Honor returns to Milwaukee and we are RAISING THE BAR for you by bringing a giant six man tag team match! IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) join forces with Kevin Steen to take on the team of "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin and The Briscoes! This is a first time match and there's no telling when these 6 men will be in a ring together ever again. To order tickets to Night One, click HERE.
- The ROH World Television Champion Tommaso Ciampa will be embarking on an international tour of Europe immediately following the Anniversary weekend and, if he is still champion, the TV Title will be defended outside of North America for the very first time! Footage of these international challenges will air on a future episode of ROH TV.
- Although not alongside Matt Taven, Truth Martini will be in Philly THIS weekend.
- Ring of Honor is coming to New Orleans on April 4th and April 5th for Supercard of Honor VIII and the main event will be announced THIS Saturday in Philadelphia during the show.
- After this weekend, AJ Styles will return to ROH on March 22nd in Dayton, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland on April 19th!
- Chris Hero will also be in Dayton on March 22nd!
- The next ROH Try-out/Seminar Camp will take place the weekend of Saturday March 1st & Sunday March 2nd at the ROH Dojo and only 2 SPOTS REMAIN! For the first time we our focusing on TAG TEAM WRESTLING but the seminar is open to any wrestlers (single or in pairs) with at least one year of experience and also referees who want extra experience officiating tag matches. This is where the FUTURE OF HONOR is created. Please click HERE () for more information.
- Buy tickets for ROH Border Wars on May 10th, 2014 in Toronto, ON and our NYC return on May 17th at the Hammerstein Ballroom BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! We assure you that these events will be worth traveling around the world to see live!
- Ring of Honor will debut at the SIU Student Center in Carbondale, Illinois on Friday June 6th and the very next day on June 7th ROH returns to the St Louis Area in Collinsville, IL at The Gateway Center! Don't ever pass up the opportunity to experience ROH live. Nobody leaves an ROH event disappointed! Tickets are on-sale NOW right HERE.
- Experience ROH live! There is truly nothing like it. Click HERE to see where ROH is coming soon.