Newswire For The Week of June 7th
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
June 11th: Ring of Honor is all over the place this weekend with live events in Manassas, VA and New York City plus autograph sessions with Ric Flair, the debut of "Take No Prisoners" Friday night on Pay-Per-View, plus a new episode of "Ring of Honor Wrestling" on HDNet this Saturday.
June 11th: On Friday night we return to Manassas, VA at the Sports Network and Fitness Inc., 8320 Quarry Road, Manassas, VA 20110. There will be a special meet & greet autograph session from 6-8 PM with "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. The live event starts at 8 PM. This event features ROH World Champion Jerry Lynn vs. Tyler Black; Davey Richards vs. Jay Briscoe; Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny King; Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. The Young Bucks; Sonjay Dutt vs. Jimmy Jacobs; Austin Aries vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Roderick Strong vs. D-Lo Brown in a Four Corner Survival Match; Jimmy Rave, Claudio Castagnoli, & Ernie Osiris vs. The Necro Butcher, Colt Cabana, & Grizzly Redwood. Tickets for the autograph session and the live wrestling event will be available to purchase at the door on the night of the show.
June 11th: On Saturday night we return to the heart of New York City with "Manhattan Mayhem III" at the Manhattan Center (Hammerstein Ballroom), 311 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001. There will be a special meet & greet autograph session with "Nature Boy" Ric Flair from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. The live wresling event starts at 7:30 PM. This event features Jerry Lynn vs. Austin Aries for the ROH World Title; The American Wolves vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico in a Submissions Match for the World Tag Team Titles; Tyler Black vs. Jimmy Jacobs in a First Blood Match; Bryan Danielson vs. Colt Cabana vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. D-Lo Brown in a Four Corner Survival Match; Jimmy Rave vs. The Necro Butcher; Sonjay Dutt vs. Roderick Strong; Young Bucks vs. Kenny King & Rhett Titus; Jay Briscoe vs. Guido Maritato. Tickets for the autograph session and the live wrestling event will be available to purchase at the door on the night of the show.
June 11th: "Take No Prisoners" debuts on Pay-Per-View tomorrow (Friday) night at 10 PM EST on InDemand, DIRECT TV, and TVN in the United States as well as Viewer’s Choice & Bell Express Vu in Canada. The latest teaser video for this action packed event can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoHBgNU7K7s
. This event features a dream tag team match with GHC Jr. Champion KENTA & Tyler Black vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima & Austin Aries; Jerry Lynn vs. Bryan Danielson vs. Erick Stevens vs. D-Lo Brown in a Four Corner Survival for the ROH World Title; Jimmy Jacobs vs. The Necro Butcher a No Holds Barred Grudge Match; Roderick Strong vs. Alex Koslov; Brent Albright vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Blue Demon Jr. in a Three Way Match; Kevin Steen, El Generico, Jay Briscoe, & Magno vs. Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, Davey Richards, & Incognito; Colt Cabana vs. Ace Steel. For more information on this event please visit http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2848
June 11th: This weekend's episode of "Ring of Honor Wrestling" on HDNet features ROH World Champion Jerry Lynn vs. Chris Hero; Jay Briscoe vs. D-Lo Brown; Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Bobby Fish & Silas Young; Grizzly Redwood vs. Jimmy Rave; plus Austin Aries, Colt Cabana, & more. Don't miss the action at 8 PM on Saturday night. For more information please visit http://www.hd.net/ringofhonor.html
June 11th: FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY...Ring of Honor will be giving away free pairs of tickets to next weekend's HDNet National TV Tapings at The Arena (former ECW Arena) at 7 Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148. The event on Friday, June 19th starts at 8:00pm and the event on Saturday, June 20th starts at 7:30 pm. Winners will be chosen at random and will be notified by email no later than Monday, June 15th. To enter the contest please send your name and complete mailing address to ROHTickets@aol.com
. In the subject heading please enter which day you would like to attend, either Friday, Saturday, or Both, if you can attend either night. We ask that only those who can attend the event enter the contest.
June 11th: ROH officials have made a change to the June 27th Chicago Ridge lineup. D’Lo Brown has been chomping at the bit since “Take No Prisoners”, and now it seems he’ll get his wish. “Erick Stevens is tough, but I wanted Danielson, and he knows it.” ROH officials received phone calls from both Bryan Danielson and Erick Stevens earlier in the week, and now the match is set. Stevens has agreed to step aside on 6/27 and let Bryan Danielson face D’Lo Brown in Chicago! As you’ll see when “Take No Prisoners” begins airing this Friday, the intensity between Brown and Dragon was off the charts, and the Windy City will get a taste of it first hand!
June 11th: Erick Stevens’ night won’t be much easier on the 27th as he’s traded in a match against one powerhouse Brown for another. It’ll be Stevens versus ROH newcomer “Skullkrusher” Rasche Brown! Brown impressed the ROH faithful weeks back when he made his Chicago ROH debut, and this time, the going will be a bit rougher. Can the 6'5", 275 pound newcomer derail the powerful Choo-choo? We’ll see on 6/27!
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June 11th: Roderick Strong’s recent streak has been more than impressive, and on June 20th in Philly he’ll have the chance to avenge one of his few losses as of late. Several weeks back on HDNet, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair told Austin Aries that he’d have to back up his mouth with action, and Aries lived up to the challenge by going out and defeating Roddy in a great TV main event. Now they’ll do it again when ROH and HDNet return to the Arena on the 20th, and this time, it'll be Strong looking to prove something.
June 11th: Jerry Lynn and Tyler Black will tangle this Friday in Manassas in a non-title match. Just signed as part of the ROH on HDNet National Television tapings is a rematch. “Tyler deserves a title match,” said Lynn. “But the timing just wasn’t right for me to agree to that in Manassas with all of the prep I’ve been doing for New York. As Tyler said the Videowire, we both have bigger fish to fry on that day.” Should Lynn retain the ROH World Title at the Hammerstein, he will put it on the line against Tyler in Philly, and it will be on National TV!
June 11th: A few weeks back, Bryan Danielson told everyone in attendance in Boston that all of the “please come back” chants directed at Sonjay Dutt were well deserved, as the two had just battled in a great Three Way Dance. Dutt earned Danielson’s respect on that night, and just signed for June 20th is the rematch. It’ll be Dutt and Danielson, one-on-one on HDNet! Can Dutt wow the Philadelphia and HDNet audiences like he did in Boston? Will Danielson still be impressed after the 20th? Come and find out!
June 11th: The Ring of Honor Wrestling Academy will be starting new classes during the week of June 22nd. The school is for people with previous wrestling experience or no wrestling experience at all. For more information please visit http://www.rohwrestling.com/wrestlingschool/
June 11th: The Buy 3, Get 1 Free ROH DVD Sale will return at the live events this weekend in Manassas and New York City. Returning to ROHWrestling.com later today will be the BIG TEN SALE featuring over 100 DVD's sale priced at $10 each, general admission tickets for Detroit, Chicago, and Toronto for $10 each, plus save an additional 10% Off Your Next Order. Check back on Thursday afternoon for all of the details.
June 11th: One of our most anticipated DVD releases this year is now in stock and available to order at ROHWrestling.com. "Supercard of Honor IV" from April 3rd in Houston, TX features Nigel McGuinness vs. Jerry Lynn for the ROH World Title; KENTA vs. Davey Richards for the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title; Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Roderick Strong; Necro Butcher & Tyler Black vs. Austin Aries & Jimmy Jacobs; Bryan Danielson vs. Alex Koslov; El Generico vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Blue Demon Jr, vs. Brent Albright in a Four Corner Survival Match; Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, & Incognito vs. Kevin Steen, Jay Briscoe, & Magno; plus more.
June 9th: The June 8th Edition of the ROH Videowire is up and available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD02MPYdnkU, and features interviews with Jimmy Jacobs as he prepares for his “First Blood” match this weekend, D’Lo Brown, Kevin Steen and El Generico, Tyler Black, and Austin Aries. In addition, you’ll hear words from Nigel McGuinness and a special preview of “Take No Prisoners” coming to Pay Per View on June 12th!
June 9th: The "Triple Savings Sale" is back at ROHWrestling.com. This is a great offer, especially for those fans looking to purchase tickets for upcoming live ROH events. The first part of the sale is 20% Off Your Next Order. The second part offers a selection of over 60 DVD's sale priced for only $5 each. The third part of the sale features all live event tickets (reserved ringside or balcony seating) reduced 25% off on the site. You can take the 25% Off ticket sale and combine it with the regular 20% Off Your Order discount to save almost 45% on tickets. Sale ends Thursday morning. For complete details on the sale click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2151.
June 9th: Roderick Strong and Jay Briscoe have had an incredible series of matches against each other in the last few months, with the most recent bout taking place at the last ROH on HDNet National TV Tapings. Now they’re set to do it again, but this time, with an added ingredient. D’Lo Brown faced Jay Briscoe in Philly as well, and ducked out when times got tough. Now all three men will do battle. It’s a 3 Way Dance and the first of the three TV main events to be filmed on June 19th as ROH and HDNet roll back into the Arena on South Philadelphia!
June 9th: Also signed for June 19th in South Philly is a singles grudge match with bad blood all over it. Davey Richards took out the knee of El Generico backing February at “Proving Ground ’09”. That injury resurfaced, and Generico missed action as a result. Now, for the first time since the injury, El Generico has the chance to right Davey’s wrongs in a one-on-one contest! Can Generico exact his own personal revenge in Philly on 6/19?
June 9th: The third of our three television main events to be filmed on June 19th is an ROH Main Event anywhere in the country. These two men have battled one another on several occasions, many times over the ROH World Title. For the first time since “Injustice II”, it will be Tyler Black taking on Nigel McGuinness in singles competition! Tyler is coming off perhaps his biggest win to date – a thrilling victory over Bryan Danielson at the last tapings, and Nigel is back on the active roster coming off potentially career-threatening arm injuries. Can Nigel show he’s still got what it takes, or will Tyler cement his place at the top of the heap in ROH? Tickets for June 19th and 20th in South Philly are available at www.rohwrestling.com!
June 9th: Yesterday, Mike “Hog” Hogewood and Dave Prazak began the voiceovers for weeks 13-18 of Ring of Honor Wrestling on HDNet at the HDNet studios in Denver. Rumor has it that Prazak didn’t take kindly to the Hog’s assertion that Prazak and Bobby Dempsey share the same hair stylist, and as such, Prazak’s “do” got done.
June 9th: Signed for Detroit on June 26th is the return of the Six Man Mayhem Match! This is a match that could take on very interesting possibilities. Austin Aries has been on fire as of late in ROH, taking every opportunity that comes his way and turning it into a positive for “A Double”. Joey Ryan is new to ROH, but smartly aligned himself with the powerful Embassy and is reveling in his role as Prince Nana’s “hired Magnum”. Now add in Petey Williams, fresh off a very impressive tour of All-Japan Pro Wrestling. Finally, add into the mix the volatile Sami Callihan, the powerful “Skullkrusher” Rasche Brown, and to top it off, Delirious! ROH officials have already mandated that should Aries leave NYC this weekend as ROH World Champion, this match will be a non-title affair.
June 9th: The Four Corner Survival scheduled for Chicago Ridge on June 27th has been altered and now the Six Man Mayhem Match returns to the Windy City! Already signed for this match are Rhett Titus, Egotistico Fantastico, Sami Callihan, and Delirious. Just added to the contest are two men that didn’t see eye-to-eye last time out in Chi Town, as both Silas Young and “Sugarfoot” Alex Payne have been added!
June 9th: Take a peak at this week’s episode of ROH on HDNet at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG563vBHSv0.