Official Ring of Honor Newswire for May 8, 2013


– Ring of Honor regrets to announce that our upcoming event in Charleston, WV scheduled for June 7th at the Charleston Civic Center has been canceled. If you purchased your tickets through, then please click HERE for information on refunds. If you purchased your tickets through Ticketmaster, then you must return them to the original point of purchase in order to attain your refund. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause to our fans.

– In a positive note, Charleston’s loss is Columbus’ gain as Eddie Edwards World Title match scheduled for June 7th will now take place in Columbus on June 8th! It could be Jay Briscoe, it could be BJ Whitmer, it could even be Davey Richards who “Die Hard” faces that night…keep an eye on all our upcoming events to see how the World Title picture unfolds and get your tickets for our Ohio return here!

– Everyone in Ring of Honor wants to thank the fans in Toronto who attended “Border Wars 2013” and the TV Tapings last Saturday and Sunday. Both events were great and everyone showed why we are the best pro wrestling on the planet today. Thank you Toronto for the great atmosphere!

– Paul London is feeling much better since his brutal encounter with Davey Richards last Saturday at “Border Wars 2013”. ROH officials hope to line up a few more dates for Paul very soon. It was great to have Paul back in ROH after almost 10 years and his passion for wrestling showed through in Toronto.

– It was a pleasure for us to have Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Taiji Ishimori with us last weekend in Toronto. Ishimori impressed everyone who saw him and ROH definitely wants Ishimori back very soon. Don’t miss his match with Roderick Strong when it airs on ROH TV on May 25th!

– Speaking of Paul London, see comments from Paul London in the debut edition of the “Honor Roll!” In addition, Jimmy Jacobs, Kevin Steen, Barrister RD Evans, QT Marshall, Caprice Coleman, Cedric Alexander, Jay Lethal, and the Briscoe Brothers speak on THIS Saturday’s live event in Belle Vernon!

– THIS Saturday on May 11th, Ring of Honor returns to the Rostraver Ice Gardens in Belle Vernon, PA for a big live event DVD taping! reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) defend the ROH World Tag Team Titles against current World Champion Jay Briscoe and brother Mark! The card is loaded up and down with Tadarius Thomas vs. World TV Champion Matt Taven in Proving Ground rules, “God’s Gift” QT Marshall & The Barrister RD Evans face The American Wolves, ACH vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Kevin Steen goes to war with Rhett Titus and much more. Tickets are on-sale right HERE for our return to the Pittsburgh area and it is going to be electric!

– JUST SIGNED for THIS Saturday in Belle Vernon… Adam Cole vs. BJ Whitmer vs. Roderick Strong in a huge triple threat match!

– “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa made a surprise return last Saturday at “Border Wars 2013” and looked great! Ciampa has been signed for THIS Saturday’s event in Belle Vernon against Vinny Marseglia!

– Jimmy Jacobs vs. Jay Lethal THIS Saturday will be now be NO DISQUALIFICATION!

– This week in the “Tuesday Rollout” we paid homage to one of the best World Title reigns of ROH’s 11-year history with “Bryan Danielson: World Champion”! This 2-Disc DVD release features 12 of his title defenses against challengers such as Austin Aries, KENTA, Samoa Joe, and Homicide! Click here to see the full details and purchase yours now!

– In addition to that classic set, the ROH Store also now has the highly anticipated “PWG: All Star Weekend 9 Night 1 & 2” DVDs in-stock as well as the “Dynamite Kid: A Matter of Pride” documentary! Click here to purchase!

– On May 18th Ring of Honor returns to Richmond, VA and there has been a big six-man tag team match signed as Jay Lethal, Caprice Coleman, & Cedric Alexander face World TV Champion Matt Taven & World Tag Team Champions reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)! Plus “The Buzzsaw” BJ Whitmer challenges Jay Briscoe for the ROH World Championship and in his quest to destroy S.C.U.M one-by-one, Kevin Steen will battle Jimmy Jacobs! Tickets for our May 18th return to Richmond, VA are available now in the ROH Store!

– JUST SIGNED for May 18th in Richmond…. Adam Cole vs. Adam Page in a match that promises to be hot! Plus hometown stars Team A-1 (Jeff Early & Zak Hilton) will be in action!

– For those who did not witness “Border Wars 2013”, this weekend on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV you will have a chance to see a few of the matches that made this card so special with a special “ROAD RAGE” edition from Toronto. The main event will feature “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin & Jay Lethal going to war with Jimmy Jacobs & Cliff Compton and if SCUM wins, one member will receive a World Title match AND Corino joins the commentary team but if Team ROH wins, Corino is gone from ROH! In addition, Roderick Strong will face Mike Bennett plus interviews and a video package not seen on iPPV. The replay of “Border Wars 2013” is available in FULL for On Demand viewing right HERE and check right HERE to see if ROH TV airs in your area!

– When ROH debuts in San Antonio on June 1st it will be Richards vs. the ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe (or BJ Whitmer) and signed yesterday, it will be “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin & “Buzzsaw” BJ Whitmer vs. Two Members of S.C.U.M fighting it out under Texas Tornado Rules! Nigel McGuinness has informed us that should Whitmer capture the World Title in Richmond he will have to take another look at this match since a World Title bout has already been guaranteed for that night but for now, it’s Whitmer/Elgin vs. SCUM when honor comes to Texas! Tickets are on-sale now!!

– Speaking of San Antonio, Athena will compete in a Women of Honor match on June 1st!

– Ring of Honor Wrestling will return to Toronto on Saturday night August 3rd for another huge live event! Now that all the details have been finalized, we can officially announce that on that day we will make our debut at one of wrestling’s most historic venues, the old Maple Leaf Gardens, now known as The Mattamy Athletic Centre! Tickets for this event are on-sale NOW for Ringside Members through and a pre-sale password will be distributed to those who qualify. Tickets for the general public will be available on starting Friday May 10th at 10am EST and then at the Mattamy Athletic Centre box office starting Monday May 13th.

– Cheeseburger was very popular in the locker room last Saturday after “Border Wars 2013”. The young man celebrated with half of a wine cooler.

– A man who was not popular in the locker room last Saturday was Kevin Steen. Steen was defeated after begging Nigel to be Michael Elgin’s tag partner when Jay Lethal injured his knee on a dive which left Elgin alone in a two-on-one situation. As a result of this victory, one member of S.C.U.M will now receive a future World Title Match AND Steve Corino will rejoin the commentary team. Steen is on a mission to prove himself by defeating each member of S.C.U.M leading to “Best in the World 2013” starting with Rhett Titus this weekend.

– Speaking of Rhett, his loyalty to Steve Corino is obvious and also quite dangerous. The mind control that Corino is able to pull off on his S.C.U.M members is fascinating…

– Nigel McGuinness has stated that he feels Adam Cole deserves a ROH World Title rematch due to Steve Corino’s distraction but before he can get one there are a few men in front of the line for title shot opportunities. In particular, Michael Elgin earned a shot by defeating Jay Lethal at “Supercard of Honor VII” in NYC. Elgin however went to Nigel saying that he is ready for his shot at anytime but he wants to rid ROH of the SCUM distraction and redeem himself from his recent loss against “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson before he feels worthy to be champion.

– “Best in the World 2013” will be our biggest event of the summer and combining that with the TV Taping the next day makes it the biggest wrestling weekend of the summer! These events will be very special and fans in Baltimore will not be disappointed at our return to the Du Burns Arena on June 22nd and 23rd. Tickets for both events are available here in the ROH Store!

– ROH returns to the Providence, Rhode Island on July 27th at the RI Convention Center for another huge live event and tickets are on-sale NOW right HERE. Last August’s event SOLD OUT, so don’t delay getting your tickets!

– Be sure to check tomorrow for more announcements but also be sure to swing by and visit us at Twitter & Facebook for all of the latest news and info!