Ring of Honor Newswire for June 5. 2013

Posted by Pro Wrestling on Thursday, June 6th, 2013


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- Ring of Honor made its debut in San Antonio, TX last Saturday night and we want to thank all of the rabid fans for packing the Shrine Auditorium and making this event a huge success. The temperature was just as hot as the action with a fantastic World Title clash, a Proving Ground challenge, ACH’s return home and more. The complete event will be available later this week, right here on ROHWRESTLING.com, and you can click here to read the results.

- ROH is back on the road THIS Saturday night in Columbus, OH for “Live and Let Die” at Ohio Expo Center! Coming off his hard-fought victory over Davey Richards, Jay Briscoe will defend the World Title against Eddie Edwards, Kevin Steen goes one-on-one with S.C.U.M’s Rhino, Mark Briscoe battles Matt Hardy, and a whole lot more. For more information, and to buy tickets for “Live and Let Die” THIS Saturday June 8th click HERE.

- Everyone is talking about the 30 minute Q&A session that will be held with Steve Corino and Matt Hardy THIS Saturday in Columbus! One hour before bell time is your opportunity to ask those questions to Hardy and Corino that you’ve always wanted to know the answers to and this Q&A WILL be filmed! Also in Columbus, Steve Corino & S.C.U.M have been given a rare opportunity to express themselves as an all S.C.U.M Meet & Greet will take place when the doors open! ROH officials agreed to this if the fans were given the opportunity to ask Corino and Matt Hardy anything they want. The ROH fans are very vocal about Matt Hardy, so now is the opportunity to say and ask the things that you want to Matt Hardy face-to-face! Keep in mind that this will be heavily monitored and extra security will be on hand.

- JUST SIGNED for THIS Saturday in Columbus for “Live and Let Die”… Roderick Strong vs. “God’s Gift” QT Marshall!

- It’s been a long time coming and now we can announce that we are returning to the city where ROH was born for TWO HUGE EVENTS! That’s right, on Friday night September 20th and Saturday night September 21st Ring of Honor will return to the National Guard Armory on Southampton Road for “Death Before Dishonor” weekend!!! On Friday it will be “Death Before Dishonor XI” which will be our very FIRST iPPV event in Philadelphia! Then on Saturday, you can witness the fallout from that wrestling spectacular first-hand as we tape “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV in Philadelphia also for the very first time! Tickets for this huge weekend are on-sale NOW for Ringside Members and THIS Friday June 7th for the General Public. In addition to tickets for each individual event, you will be able to purchase combo packs for both nights for a super discounted price!

- This past edition of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV turned out to be a major episode with big implications on the upcoming “Best in the World 2013” iPPV taking place on June 22nd in Baltimore. This episode is available to RINGSIDE MEMBERS right HERE and features two Triple Threat matches with shots at gold on the line at “Best in the World 2013”. It’s Jay Lethal vs. “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett vs. BJ Whitmer in a match to determine the challenger for the Television Title and Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander vs. QT Marshall & RD Evans vs. Tadarius Thomas & ACH to determine the challengers for the Tag Team Titles!

- Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd in Baltimore will be one of the biggest weekends in the history of ROH! “Best In The World 2013″ and our TV Tapings will feature a collection of big matches that will go down in history. If you do not live in the Baltimore area, we encourage you to travel far and wide to see what will be one of the most talked about weekends that we have ever had. Great seats are available HERE for the biggest wrestling weekend of the summer courtesy of Ring of Honor!

- “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa faces “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin at “Best in the World 2013” for the first time one-on-one! It is certainly the biggest test for Ciampa since his return at “Border Wars 2013” and, considering Elgin’s status as a top contender for the World Title due to his “SoH VII” victory over Jay Lethal, it could also be the biggest win of Ciampa’s ROH career if he is victorious!

- Former TV Champion Jay Lethal looks to become a two-time champion on June 22nd in Baltimore when he goes one-on-one with current World TV Champion Matt Taven! Truth Martini will be in the corner of Taven and Hotties will be on hand as well!

- Speaking of the ROH Television Championship, “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards earned a shot after beating Matt Taven last Saturday in a Proving Ground match. Edwards currently has guaranteed shots at both the ROH World Title and ROH TV Title which is unprecedented. Edwards was not only the first man to win the ROH Triple Crown but he could be the first man to hold both the World and TV Title simultaneously!

- C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander) get their shot at reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) and the tag belts at “Best in the World 2013”! If their is any team that has worked their way from the bottom to the top it is Caprice and Cedric and it is expected that they will have the whole Du Burns Arena behind them as they attempt to reach the top of the mountain.

- Steve Corino is very upset that Jay Lethal and C&C are getting shots at gold at “Best In The World 2013″ since S.C.U.M members have defeated all three men in recent bouts.

- For whatever it is worth, Adam Cole refused to shake Roderick Strong’s hand after their bout last Saturday in San Antonio. Cole has no doubt been frustrated recently with his string of losses and last Saturday was no different.

- Announced earlier today, the very first match for “A Night of Hoopla” on July 11th in Chicago has been signed! It will be BJ Whitmer, Michael Elgin, and MsChif versus ACH, Tadarius Thomas, and Athena in a 6 Person Intergender Tag Match! Click on the preceding link to read Martini’s comments but be warned, some may find him a bit too risque, and for tickets for our Chicago return click here! It is bound to be the most unique night in ROH history and you do not want to miss out!

- This week on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV two of ROH’s finest tag teams collide in a world class main event as The American Wolves battle The Briscoe’s! In addition, ROH Television Champion Matt Taven with Truth Martini competes and “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa returns to competition on ROH TV!

- New to the ROH Store right HERE is “Austin Aries: The Greatest Man That Ever Lived”! This 2-Disc DVD set features classic bouts with Jimmy Jacobs, Necro Butcher, Go Shiozaki, Tyler Black and more! Witness Aries being crowned champion for a historic second time and the bouts that prove he is one of the best wrestlers in ROH history.

- There will be an official statement released tomorrow from Nigel McGuinness regarding Steve Corino’s recent challenge.

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