Ring of Honor Newswire for July 17, 2013

Posted by Pro Wrestling on Friday, July 19th, 2013


From ROHWrestling.com:

- Thank you to all of the great fans who attended our events over the weekend in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Dearborn!

Once again we electrified crowds with the best pure wrestling on the planet plus “A Night of Hoopla” provided one of the most unique nights in the history of wrestling! What an unbelievable year 2013 has been so far and we appreciate everyone who has supported us!

- Ring of Honor is back on the road on July 27th when we return to Providence, RI to kick-off of the ROH World Championship Tournament! Tickets for our RI return are available right HERE in the ROH Store!

- All 16 participants and First-Round Matches have been announced for the ROH World Championship Tournament and you can click HERE to get all of the tourny info.

- Nigel McGuinness surprised a lot of people with the announcement that the last entry in the field of 16 is none other than Mark Briscoe! While Jay Briscoe is still slated to be out of action for the next 3-6 months due to the severe shoulder injury that forced McGuinness to strip him of the World Title, Mark will be cleared by the doctors one day before Providence on July 26th! It will be very interesting to see what Jay has to say about this!

- You the fans let your voice be heard and because of that ACH is in the ROH World Championship Tournament based on your Facebook votes! We enjoy the interactivity with all of the great fans and your vote definitely counted. For all of those who participated… we thank you.

- Everyone loves the pre-show Q&A’s that we have recently held. Over the weekend Nigel McGuinness answered the fans questions plus announced The Young Bucks would be making their ROH return at “All Star Extravaganza V” in Toronto and in Providence The Forever Hooligans will step into The Proving Ground with the World Tag Team Champions reDRagon! It should be noted that Jimmy Jacobs also interrupted the Q&A on both nights. Expect the entire Q&A from both Milwaukee and Dearborn to be available soon to Ringside Members and also expect more pre-show Q&A’s at future ROH events.

- In the biggest pinfall victory of his career, World Tag Team Champion Bobby Fish defeated Davey Richards in Milwaukee last Saturday in an incredible main event. This match was worth the price of admission alone and has solidified Bobby Fish as one of the best wrestlers in the company today.

- The World Tag Team Titles are the forefront of ROH and Match Maker Nigel McGuinness is certainly keeping the division red hot! On July 27th in Providence The Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov) will step into The Proving Ground with the World Tag Team Champions reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) in an attempt to earn a future Tag Title Match! The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) will make their long-awaited & highly-demanded return on August 3rd in Toronto, as part of the “All Star Extravaganza V plus The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) will challenge O’Reilly & Fish for the World Tag Team Titles in Toronto! If The Forever Hooligans prove victorious in their Proving Ground match on 7/27, then on August 17th in NYC they will challenge the winner of the reDRagon/Wolves bout!

- Remember that originally Match Maker Nigel McGuinness wanted to include BOTH Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards in the ROH World Championship Tournament given their respective championship resumes. However both men respectfully declined in order to spend their summer focused on capturing the ROH World Tag Team Titles in the possession of reDRagon. The Wolves focus and passion is second to none and they want to elevate the ROH tag team division to a level that it has never been before.

- Speaking of tag teams… Scott “Jagged” Parker and “Big Magic” Shane Matthews, The Team of 3.0, return to ROH in Providence on July 27th!

- Michael Bennett showed a new attitude in Milwaukee and Dearborn that produced 2 huge wins. “The First Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis has stated that this new attitude will ensure that Bennett is the next ROH World Champion.

- ROH is excited to announce that a date has been set for our return to Chicagoland Area! On October 26th, we head back to Chicago Ridge & The Frontier Fieldhouse for “Glory by Honor XII” and tickets are on-sale now for Ringside Members and THIS Friday July 19th for the general public! Not only will tickets for our Chicago return go on-sale this week but so will tickets for our return to Ohio! On November 2nd we will return to Cincinnati, OH & The Masonic Center for a huge live event!

- This week on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” Matt Hardy receives his ROH Title shot as he faces Jay Briscoe! July he biggest month in ROH TV history and you don’t want to miss this weeks pivotal episode.

- The July 27th edition of ROH TV is the biggest episode yet as Team ROH takes on S.C.U.M in Steel Cage Warfare with the future of Ring of Honor hanging in the balance! This is a must-see for every fan of ROH! All you have to do is click HERE and for just $2.99 it can be yours before it airs on TV! This one is worth seeing today.

- Prince Nana is coming back to ROH in NYC on August 17th!

- “Die Hard: The Eddie Edwards Story” is the newest DVD to hit the ROH Store and it is a 2-Disc DVD collection that contains a two-plus hour interview and 10 complete matches! Edwards has battled them all over the years. Through both injuries and triumph, the man known as “Die Hard” has proven himself one of the toughest wrestlers of this generation and this is his story. Order this great DVD right HERE.

- Check back tomorrow for another big announcement regarding “All Star Extravaganza V” in Toronto. What a summer for Ring of Honor!

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