Ring of Honor announced that Flip Gordon will take on new-signee Bandido in a first time ever match up. The match is scheduled for the Road To G1 Supercard event in Dallas, TX on Jan. 24th. Here is the announcement from Ring of Honor in full:
DREAM MATCH SIGNED FOR DALLAS
The road to Madison Square Garden begins deep in the heart of Texas as the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling do battle on Road to G1 Supercard – Dallas!
Your favorite stars will be in action, jockeying for position as ROH heads toward 17th Anniversary in Vegas, the final stop on the Road to G1 Supercard in Baltimore, and finally The World’s Most Famous Arena!
The Main Event of Night 1 in Dallas has been signed and is a dream match between a World Championship contender and one of Ring of Honor’s biggest signings in recent memory!
FLIP GORDON vs. BANDIDO
With the eyes of the world on the Road to G1 Supercard, two of the youngest members of the Ring of Honor roster get their opportunity to make their case to appear on the biggest event in ROH history when Flip Gordon takes on Bandido in the Main Event in Dallas!
At Final Battle, Gordon showed a fire that has never been seen before, forcing Bully Ray to say he quits, which came just over a month after winning four matches over the course of the Jericho Cruise in the Sea of Honor Tournament to earn himself a ROH World Championship opportunity! Gordon is a bonafide World Championship contender and will be put to the test in his first ROH singles Main Event against one of the fastest rising stars in the world!
Bandido was the talk of the professional wrestling world when he went from relative unknown to main event of the biggest independent wrestling event of all time. A fourth-generation wrestler, Bandido has made a name for himself around the globe. In addition to wrestling in his native Mexico, the 23-year-old luchador has competed extensively in Japan as well as the UK, Australia and on U.S. independents, most notably Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
In September, Bandido competed in PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles and advanced to the finals, where he was defeated by current ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb. Earlier that month, he teamed with fellow masked stars Rey Mysterio and Fenix against The Golden Elite (The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi) in the main event of the All In pay-per-view. Now, he will compete in the Main Event of Road to G1 Supercard in a dream matchup of two athletes who have seen their stock rise perhaps more than any other in the last year!
Who will emerge victorious in this main event? Join us in Dallas or watch live as Road to G1 Supercard is broadcast LIVE for all HonorClub members!
ROAD TO G1 SUPERCARD – DALLAS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH
BELL TIME @ 07:30 PM CT
1135 S LAMAR ST
DALLAS , TX 75215
FLIP GORDON vs. BANDIDO
SIGNED TO APPEAR:
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb
Women of Honor World Champion Kelly Klein
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)
Villain Enterprises (“The Villain” Marty Scurll, PCO & Brody King)
Dalton Castle & The Boys
CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE