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Newswire For The Week of February 15th
Monday, February 16, 2009

February 20th: The legendary “Nature Boy” Ric Flair is going to get one hell of an introduction to Ring of Honor on March 13th when we return to suburban St. Louis. Just signed is a one-on-one contest pitting two of Ring of Honor’s best against one another as Roderick Strong has signed to face Jay Briscoe! After months of battle against Larry Sweeney’s Sweet-n-Sour Incorporated, Strong has to be looking forward to a match where he doesn’t have to look over his shoulder and a little sportsmanship will take center stage.

February 20th: Speaking of Sweet-N-Sour, Kevin Steen recently saw the footage of the attack on El Generico that took place after the event in Orlando. The injury to Generico’s knee will keep him out of the very first ROH National Television tapings, but it doesn’t appear that he’ll be on the shelf for too long. Just signed for March 13th in St. Louis is a huge six-man tag team grudge match. Steen and Generico will get a shot at revenge as they will oppose Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards “The American Wolves” and the returning Chris Hero. Teaming with Steen and Generico will be the man that recently freed himself from the torment of Sweeney and Company – Bobby Dempsey! There is plenty of bad blood to go around in this one!

February 20th: ROH officials are currently in negotiations to bring a number of International competitors to Ring of Honor. There have been ongoing talks with up-and-coming Mexican talents, and we hope to have an announcement in the next couple of weeks. In addition, several phone calls have been exchanged with the representatives of a very high profile talent looking to make his return to ROH. More on these developments as they occur.

February 20th: Just signed for March 14th at ROH’s debut in Indianapolis is a rematch from Final Battle 2008. Claudio Castagnoli looks to continue his winning ways in 2009 as he’ll take on the man that defeated him in New York in December, Kenny Omega! “Omega is a flash in the pan,” said Claudio. “He got lucky at Final Battle, but 2009 is the year of the Most Money Making Man. I will show the Canadian why I’m the fastest rising star in ROH. I’m Claudio Castagnoli, and I’m very European.” Don’t forget that Claudio and Brent Albright will lock horns on 2/27 in Danbury coming off of their controversial finish in Detroit in January.

February 20th: You can now save 25% off your next order that you place at www.rohwrestling.com. This sale is good on almost all items listed on the ROH website. For complete sale instructions along with the discount code click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2215.

February 20th: The former Prince Nana has sent ROH officials a certified letter, apparently claiming that he soon will make an announcement that will “send shockwaves through the entire Ring of Honor locker room”. ROH officials have ejected Nana from several ROH live events recently, and are unsure of his status at this point. Nana once managed the powerful “Embassy”, but since that faction dissolved has not been active in ROH. ROH officials refused comment.

February 20th: The second of the six inaugural television main events to be shot on Saturday, February 28 at the Arena in Philadelphia is signed. Fans in attendance on 2/28 will see ROH World Champion, Nigel McGuinness; once again take on former ROH World Tag Team Champion, Jay Briscoe in singles action. Both men have been staples of Ring of Honor for some time, and both men have earned this honor. McGuinness bested Briscoe back on January 30th in Detroit in a great back-and-forth contest, but that hasn’t seemed to dent the confidence of the elder Briscoe. Two pioneers of ROH; showing what brought ROH to the dance in the second TV main event in company history. Get your tickets now at www.rohwrestling.com. We are currently running a sale on tickets for both Philly events where ticket prices have been reduced 25% each on the website, plus you can save an additional 25% off when you use the sale listed above. This is a great opportunity to see history made, at a discounted price. Don't be left out when HDNet brings ROH to National Television!


February 17th: In case you missed the story on the main page this morning, current GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion, Katsuhiko Nakajima, will return to ROH for the two huge events taking place April 3 and 4 in Houston, TX! ROH officials are excited to once again work with the Kensuke Office and have Nakajima back in the fold, and we’re currently working to finalize his matches for that weekend. We will have those and more announcements regarding our debut in Houston in the coming weeks right here in the Newswire!

February 17th: A grudge tag team match has been signed for Danbury! The latest ROH Videowire is up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d50WuTgadSU), and Kevin Steen has had a chance to see the footage of the attack on his partner, El Generico. Steen has demanded a match with Sweet-N-Sour Incorporated for February 27th in Danbury even though he knows Generico will not be able to compete due to a knee injury. Davey Richards, the one who carried out the brutality at the behest of Larry Sweeney, is out of the country. But that hasn’t deterred Steen. He commented, “Give me Edwards; give me Hero; hell, give me Sweeney! They’ve got to pay!” Sweeney’s American Wolves love to target the knees, and that commonality gave Steen all he needed to reach out for a partner. Kevin Steen will team with Jay Briscoe on February 27 against Sweet-n-Sour members Eddie Edwards and the returning Chris Hero! Will they exact a measure of revenge for their fallen compatriots?

February 17th: ROH is happy to announce the following competitors will be on hand in suburban Pittsburgh on March 20 and in New York City for ROH’s 7th Anniversary Celebration on March 21: Current ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness, “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson, Austin Aries, and Tyler Black. Already announced were “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush and D’Lo Brown (3/21 only)! Tickets for both events are on sale now at www.rohwrestling.com. More names and matches will be announced in upcoming Newswires!

February 17th:  The "Triple Savings Sale" has been held over for an additional 24 hours. Full details can be found here:  http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2151.  This is a great chance to save on tickets for all upcoming events.
 
February 17th: The first Television Main Events in ROH history have been signed. ROH officials and the Booking Committee went over the potential matchups, narrowing them down to what will become the first 6 Television Main Events in company history. ROH officials then had to decide which of those 6 matches should receive the honor of “main eventing” the very first televised hour of ROH action. Thoughtful consideration was given to a number of factors including company longevity, overall standing in the industry, and championship status. In the end, ROH officials decided to go outside the box a bit and give the fans a match that everyone has been waiting for since the events that took place at Final Battle last December. On February 28th in Philadelphia the one-on-one encounter has been signed. In the very first TV Main Event in company history Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black will stand across the ring from each other with the eyes of the wrestling world upon them. The war has just begun. Don’t miss out; tickets are on sale now at www.rohwrestling.com. You don’t want to wait for the program to air on HDNet, be there live and witness hatred at its highest level!

February 17th: In the next Newswire we’ll announce the first matchups for St. Louis and Indianapolis as well as the second of the first 6 TV Main Events in ROH history!


February 16th: That’s right; Ric Flair is coming to ROH! As announced this morning at
http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2617, the legendary “Nature Boy” will be appearing in an ROH ring, with his first appearance signed for March 13 in suburban St. Louis. Event tickets and autograph Flair tickets for this historic event are on sale now at www.rohwrestling.com. Don't be left out. Come see the Nature Boy live and in living color on March 13!

February 16th: After repeated attempts by Daizee Haze to “free” him, it appears that Jimmy Jacobs once more has Delirious completely devoted to the Age of the Fall. Now, it appears he has a test for him. “It’s time for Delirious to prove his skill,” said Jacobs. “And his will must be strong to overcome the test I’ve arranged.” In Danbury on February 27th, Delirious will face “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson in singles action. Jacobs added, “I know that Delirious can beat Danielson. I’ve done it. And this challenge will show everyone within the Age of the Fall that Delirious is a more-than-capable foot soldier.”

February 16th: The ROH 7th Anniversary Event on March 21 in midtown Manhattan just got bigger! After an impressive showing against Nigel McGuinness in Orlando, ROH Officials are happy to announce that D’Lo Brown will appear in New York City and will be in action on 3/21. Is NYC down with the Brown? We’ll find out on March 21st!

February 16th: Ring of Honor is happy to welcome Mike Hogewood into the fold. He will be handling the play-by-play duties on the upcoming HDNet television series, and we’re excited for Mike to bring his extensive broadcasting experience and wrestling enthusiasm to the company. A former sports director for CBS affiliate WFMY-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina, Mike has worked with a host of sports outlets. His vast resume includes work for Raycom Sports, FSN South, Sun Sports, New England Sports Network, Comcast Sports Net, the SPEED Channel, and of course, HDNet. “We’re excited about the style he’ll bring to our broadcasts,” said ROH President Cary Silkin. “But not to worry, Lenny Leonard fans, Lenny isn’t going anywhere and will still handle play-by-play on ROH DVD releases!”

February 16th: There are still 24 hours remaining in the "Triple Savings Sale". Don't forget there are three parts to this sale. The first is save 30% off all upcoming live ROH events. The second part of the sale includes over 60 DVD's priced at $5 or less. The final part of the sale allows you to ta ke 15% Off Your Next Order. For complete details click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2151.

February 16th: Just added to the historic February 28th and March 1st National TV Tapings at The Arena in South Philly: Kenny Omega (3/1 only), Brent Albright, Brodie Lee, Sara del Rey, Claudio Castagnoli, and the Necro Butcher! We’ll be back tomorrow with a look at the first of the six main event matches that will be shot by HDNet on 2/28 and 3/1. Tickets are on sale now at www.rohwrestling.com. You don’t want to miss it!

 

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