Newswire For The Week of October 4th
Monday, October 05, 2009
October 8th: Ring of Honor returns to live action this weekend starting Friday night just outside of the St. Louis area with an event in Collinsville, IL. The show will take place at The Gateway Center, One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234. The event starts at 8 PM. The legendary Jim Cornette will be available for a FREE meet & greet autograph session with all of the fans starting at 7 PM. The main event will see ROH World Champion Austin Aries defend the title against a competitor who will be drawn from the "Austin Aries Lucky Lottery". Other bouts include Davey Richards vs. Kenny Omega; Tyler Black vs. Chris Hero; The Young Bucks vs. Rhett Titus & Kenny King; Kevin Steen vs. Roderick Strong; Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. The House of Truth; plus Petey Williams, Claudio Castagnoli, Delirious, Colt Cabana, & more. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door on the night of the show!!!
October 8th: We return to Indianapolis, IN this Saturday night for "Survival of the Fittest 2009" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (Farm Bureau Building), 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Jim Cornette will be available for a FREE meet & greet autograph session starting at 6:30 PM. ROH World Champion Austin Aries & World Tag Team Champion Davey Richards team up to face Jay & Mark Briscoe. There will be six Survival of the Fittest Qualifying Matches with the winners to advance into a six man elimination match later in the night. The last man remaining will be the winner. Five of the qualifying matches have been announced (Chris Hero vs. Kenny Omega, Colt Cabana vs. Kevin Steen, Tyler Black vs. Kenny King, Roderick Strong vs. Rhett Titus, Petey Williams vs. Claudio Castagnoli). The Young Bucks will also be in tag team action against The House of Truth. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door on the night of the show!!!
October 8th: BUY 3, GET 2 FREE DVD SALE BACK FOR THE WEEKEND: With the popularity of the Buy 3, Get 2 Free Ring of Honor DVD Sale from two weeks ago, we've decided to bring it back for the next four days. Take advantage of this great offer from Thursday through Sunday at ROHWrestling.com. This sale will also be in effect at the live ROH events this weekend in Collinsville, IL and Indianapolis, IN. For details on how the sale works, click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2919
: ROH World Champion Austin Aries made it known in the latest ROH Videowire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc2JbRkwfTA
) and now we have the info. Should he retain the title this weekend in suburban St. Louis, Aries will indeed defend the gold on October 24th
in Warsaw, Poland for Do or Die Wrestling. This event is the first professional wrestling card presented in Poland in over 16 years. And as Aries selected at random, he will face Ruckus. For more information on this event, visit www.ddwwrestling.pl
. We’ll have more on this as it becomes available.
October 8th: The surgery to repair the broken elbow of ROH World Tag Team Champion Eddie Edwards was a success and Edwards has already begun his physical therapy. We hope to have an updated timetable for his return next week.
October 8th: Don’t forget that the stars of ROH will be making an exclusive appearance after tomorrow night’s event at Banana Joe’s in St. Louis (1911 Locust Street between 19th and 20th). Those who attend the Collinsville event will be able to secure entry for only $5.00, and that includes a free drink! Mix and mingle with your favorite ROH performers this Friday night! For more info on Banana Joe’s in downtown STL, check out http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=banan&init=quick#/pages/Saint-Louis-MO/Banana-Joes/102343553476?ref=ts.
October 8th: Tyler Black is primed and ready to return to action this weekend in Collinsville and Indianapolis, and recently did an interview with Adam Testa of the Wrestling Daily. In the piece, Black talks about a variety of subjects, most notably his neck injury and subsequent surgery, as well as being in a position to make a mark in a main event role. Check out the piece at http://thewrestlingdaily.com/?p=2611. Can Tyler take that next step, get his hands on Austin Aries, and solidify his place at the forefront of ROH?
October 8th: Dave Prazak was at the ROH office in Bristol, PA earlier this week to work on DVD production for the Final Countdown Tour events from Dayton & Chicago. Joining Prazak on commentary was none other than "That Young Knockout Kid" Chris Hero.
October 8th: We’re happy to release the remainder of the roster signed to compete when ROH and HDNet return to Philadelphia to tape six more weeks of the best wrestling on television! Signed for 11/5 and 11/6: ROH World Tag Team Champion Davey Richards, Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana, Delirious with Daizee Haze, Necro Butcher, Claudio Castagnoli, Erick Stevens, Sonjay Dutt, and Sara del Rey. We’ll have the first TV Main Events for this huge National taping next week in the Newswire!
October 8th: Even with the uncertainty surrounding the ROH World Tag Team Titles at the moment, ROH still boasts the strongest tag team division of any company in years! Did you see the tag team Honor Rumble this past Monday? If not, check out http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=302A418ED17AC9C2 to view the episode, and get a taste of why ROH’s tag division has been red hot! Thanks, as always, to ROHBrazil for uploading the show! If you don’t get HDNet in your cable package, this is a great way to keep up with ROH and HDNet! Either way, don’t miss out, call your cable provider today and DEMAND to see Ring of Honor on HDNet!
October 8th: Added to the roster for ROH’s big return to Edison, NJ on November 7th are: ROH World Champion Austin Aries, Kevin Steen and El Generico, Kenny Omega, “That Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero, and ROH World Tag Team Champion Davey Richards. We’ll have match announcements for this big event and all of the fallout from Collinsville and Indianapolis next week right here at www.rohwrestling.com!
October 5th: Don't forget to check out tonight's episode of "Ring of Honor Wrestling" on HDNet at 8 PM featuring the first ever Tag Team Honor Rumble. Included in the Rumble are The American Wolves, Jay & Mark Briscoe, The Dark City Fight Club, The Young Bucks, The Embassy, Kevin Steen & El Generico, Brent Albright & Erick Stevens, and Kenny King & Rhett Titus. Other bouts include Roderick Strong vs. Joey Ryan, Delirious vs. Sonjay Dutt, Eddie Kingston in action, plus more.
October 5th: Check out the newest ROH Videowire, up now and available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc2JbRkwfTA. This edition features footage from Jim Cornette’s return to ROH as well as a look at the epic final ROH bout between Bryan Danielson and Nigel McGuinness. Chris Hero also delivers another knock-out interview going into St. Louis and Indianapolis this weekend. In addition, we have words from the American Wolves following their win in Ladder War II, comments from Sonjay Dutt about Delirious and Daizee Haze, and future plans from Claudio Castagnoli. This, plus Kevin Steen and El Generico reflect on Ladder War II, Dirty Ernie, now known as Mr. Ernesto Osiris, gets a gift from Prince Nana, and the official announcement of the very first “International A Double L Double” by ROH World Champion Austin Aries.
October 5th: The surgery scheduled for ROH World Tag Team Champion Eddie Edwards’ broken arm has been pushed back until tomorrow. We will have an update on his condition as soon as one is available.
October 5th: With ‘Survival of the Fittest 2009’ coming this Saturday to Indianapolis, Exec. Prod. Jim Cornette touched on a forthcoming announcement regarding the sixth and final qualifying spot in the elimination finale. ROH officials and Mr. Cornette are now stating that events taking place this Friday night in suburban St. Louis will have a direct impact on determining that spot. “The entrants into the finale of Survival of the Fittest find themselves in line for a chance at the World Title,” said Cornette. “And as of now, the holder of that title is Austin Aries. I think it would be in Mr. Aries’ best interest to be careful of how he plays his game this weekend. I know he likes to play with fire, but he should be careful of what fires he starts because there is a new head firefighter in town.”
October 5th: Steve Corino returns to ROH when we roll through Philadelphia on November 5th and 6th to tape six more episodes of ROH on HDNet. The “King of Old School” made a statement to ROHWrestling.com which you can read here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=3008
October 5th: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana appeared on The Wrestling Roundtable this week discussing his life, career, and a new documentary, “The Wrestling Road Diaries”, which follows Cabana, Bryan Danielson, and others on the road showcasing the life of a professional wrestler and leads up to Ring of Honor's huge Glory By Honor VIII event in New York. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RIfEiNWc0k
October 5th: You have less than 24 hours to save 25% Off your next order at ROHWrestling.com. This sale ends at noon EST on Tuesday. For complete details click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2215.
October 5th: Just signed for November 5 and 6 in Philly: Tyler Black, Kevin Steen and El Generico, Eddie Kingston (11/6 only), Kenny King, Rhett Titus, “That Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero, Silas Young, and ROH World Tag Team Champion Davey Richards. We’ll have more talent announcements and a look at the first TV main event for this round of tapings next week in the ‘Wire.
October 5th: ROH’s return to Edison, NJ on November 7th will be huge! Signed for the event is: KENTA, ROH World Champion Austin Aries, Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana, Joey Ryan, Roderick Strong, the Briscoes, Kenny King and Rhett Titus, Tyler Black, Claudio Castagnoli, and much, much more! The results of this weekend’s events in St. Louis and Indianapolis will absolutely play into what is signed for Edison, so we expect big updates next week!
October 5th: ROH returns to Detroit and suburban Toronto on November 13th and 14th. KENTA is on board for both events, and we can now announce the following talents: Matt and Nick Jackson – The Young Bucks, ROH World Champion Austin Aries, ROH World Tag Team Champion Davey Richards (11/13 only), and the Super Smash Brothers! More talent announcements will be coming soon for this big doubleshot of events!