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Newswire For The Week of May 17th
Monday, May 18, 2009

May 22nd:  This week's edition of "Ring of Honor Wrestling" on HDNet features Jimmy Jacobs & Brodie Lee vs. Necro Butcher & Delirious; Kenny Omega vs. Jay Briscoe vs. Kenny King; Chris Hero vs. Eddie Kingston; Dark City Fight Club vs. Irish Airborne; plus more.  Don't miss the action airing at 8 PM on Saturday night.  For replay information and additional details visit: http://www.hd.net/ringofhonor.html.

May 22nd: Ring of Honor is happy to announce that Kenny King, Eddie Edwards, Kevin Steen and El Generico, Claudio Castagnoli, Bison Smith, and former World Champion Nigel McGuinness will be in action on June 26th in Detroit and June 27th in Chicago Ridge when ROH swings through the Midwest once again. Already announced for Detroit is a Steel Cage match between Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black. In addition, KENTA and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair will be on hand in both cities! More match announcements for this great weekend of events will begin next week in the Newswire.

May 22nd: Austin Aries has been reportedly training like crazy for Jerry Lynn and his shot at becoming the first 2-time ROH World Champion on 6/13 in New York. But before he gets to the Hammerstein, he’s signed on as part of a Four Corner Survival match in Manassas. In this match the three men he’ll oppose are no slouches. He’ll be facing a man who has been on a complete and absolute tear as of late, Roderick Strong. He’ll be facing a man who has come into ROH with a reputation, D’Lo Brown. And he’ll be facing one half of the World Tag Team Champion, Eddie Edwards. Maybe Aries thought a four-way would be an easy night before perhaps the biggest of his career. He thought wrong.

May 22nd: Ring of Honor officials are not sure how Jacobs and Black will fare physically or emotionally after their First Blood Match in New York on June 13th. Even more worrisome is the aftermath of what is sure to be a brutal Cage Match between the two in Detroit on 6/26. Both men are scheduled to be in Chicago on 6/27, but no one is sure if either man will even be able to compete. ROH officials are taking a ‘wait-and-see’ approach when it comes to finalizing matches for Jacobs and Black in Chicago.

May 22nd: Last time the American Wolves crossed paths with Kevin Steen and El Generico in New York, they were on the losing end of things. But that didn’t stop The Wolves from destroying both Steen and Generico afterward. Since then, they took the titles in a ‘Tables are legal’ match, and Generico’s knee – suffering from an injury at the hands of Davey Richards – went out. When Generico informed ROH officials that he was deemed medically fit to wrestle, it became only a matter of time until Steen and Generico would face the Wolves again. That time is June 13th in New York. ROH officials are working with both teams to see what, if any, stipulation should be added to this match.

May 22nd: A nice feature on Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana was recently done by the Chicago Jewish News. The article talks about Cabana’s career, including the upcoming ROH Chicago return on June 27th. Visit www.chicagojewishnews.com/stories.htm?sid=1 to read the story.

May 22nd: Speaking of Cabana, he has signed on to compete in a Four Corner Survival on June 13th at the Hammerstein. He will oppose Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson, and D’Lo Brown in New York. Everyone is well aware of the past issues between Danielson and Claudio, notably what happened between the two in NYC some months ago, Cabana was defeated by D’Lo under controversial circumstances at ‘Supercard of Honor IV’, and even Dragon and D’Lo has some heated interaction in Houston. And now Claudio’s association with the Embassy has gotten him on Cabana’s bad side. There are underlying stories abound in this match!

May 22nd: Rumor has it that a major announcement will be made next week in the newswire regarding the World Title Match on June 13th in New York.

May 22nd:  A special Memorial Day Weekend Sale is now ongoing at ROHWrestling.com.  For every 3 Ring of Honor DVD's purchased, you will receive 2 free.  That's right the Buy 3, Get 2 Free Sale has returned.  Ring of Honor's "7th Anniversary Show" is now on the website for preorder and can be included in this offer.  For complete details on how to take advantage of the sale click here:  http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2811.


May 20th: In case you missed the big news, we now know that Tyler Black has selected to face Jimmy Jacobs in a Steel Cage Match on June 26th in Detroit! The announcement of Black’s choice was made yesterday afternoon in the main page article entitled “Disappointment?”(http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2810). The article begs the question – what is going through the mind of Jimmy Jacobs? Between the First Blood match signed for June 13th at the Hammerstein, and now this brutal cage match, one has to wonder. Tickets for both New York and Detroit are on sale now at www.rohwrestling.com! And don’t forget that ROH Ambassador Ric Flair will be on hand in both cities!

May 20th: The latest Ring of Honor Videowire is up and available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXJlX8dVMYA, with words from Chris Hero, the American Wolves w/ Shane Hagadorn, World Champion Jerry Lynn, ROH Ambassador Ric Flair, and a look at this week’s episode of ROH on HDNet!

May 20th: El Generico contacted ROH officials late yesterday after seeing another orthopedic surgeon for his injured knee. While he has a meniscus tear, and the possibility of surgical repair still exists, doctors have medically cleared Generico to perform! And perform he will! He will be on hand for the May 29th and 30th ROH on HDNet National Television tapings in Philly, and will be involved in the 5th of the 6 main events to be filmed. And revenge will be on his mind as the American Wolves will team with “that Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero to take on Kevin Steen, the returning El Generico, and KENTA! Tickets are available now at www.rohwrestling.com. This 6 Man Tag Team match is a main event anywhere in the world!

May 20th: Get ready Manassas, with Generico’s clearance yesterday comes a tremendous tag team match for June 12th. The knee of Generico will be tested as he and Kevin Steen will team to face Nick and Matt Jackson, the Young Bucks! If the Bucks can score the upset in Manassas, they will be well on their way to securing a permanent spot in the ROH tag team division! Tickets are on sale now!

May 20th: The 6th and final television main event has also been signed, and it will pit two of the very best in the world against one another for the third time. The first bout went to a brilliant time limit draw. The second incredible match ended in a double countout. Since then, these men have teamed and wrestled an absolute classic for the World Tag Team Titles. On May 30th in Philly at the Arena it will be Danielson-Black III. And should Black and Danielson defeat the American Wolves on the 29th, there is the intriguing possibility that this match could feature the ROH World Tag Team Champions against each other! One thing is for certain, this match promises to be another can’t miss classic. Get your tickets now at www.rohwrestling.com!

May 20th: Are you keeping up with ROH on Twitter? Visit twitter.com/rohonhdnet and stay informed!

May 20th: Speaking of Tyler Black, he was set to face Jerry Lynn for the ROH World Title before a lingering neck injury put him on the shelf. Now in Manassas on June 12th, he’s signed once again to face Lynn. But this time, it is going to be a non-title match. “Tyler is a great athlete,” said Lynn. “And on any other occasion I’d gladly put the title up. But I’m preparing for Austin Aries on June 13th. This will be my biggest test on my biggest stage. Tyler will have his chance again, believe me.” While Tyler isn’t happy about the match being non-title, he understands. “I know Jerry is preparing for Aries, just like I’m preparing for Jacobs. In fact, I can help him be ready for Austin. But Jerry better be ready in Manassas, because whether or not we both have other battles on our mind, I’m going to be prepared to beat him. Title or not.” Should Black and Danielson capture the tag titles in Philadelphia, their scheduled matches in Manassas and New York will change.

May 20th: ROH officials are happy to announce that former World Champion, Nigel McGuinness, will be on hand in Manassas and New York. He will make an appearance on both events.

May 20th: In Boston, Jimmy Rave and the Embassy attacked the Necro Butcher and the “crown jewel” disgustingly insulted Necro by repeatedly spitting in his face. In Edison, Rave showed his true colors by doing everything he could to avoid the madman. But now he won’t have the chance to run or hide behind anyone, as signed for New York on June 13th is Jimmy Rave versus the Necro Butcher in singles competition! Prince Nana left the door open by not keeping his eye on an open contract that Rave signed for the date, and word has it that Colt Cabana was the one that noticed it. “I will take care of Boo Boo Cabana in due time,” said the Prince. “He has put my crown jewel in harm ways, but that hillbilly Butcher will not harm a hair on Jimmy Rave’s head in that dump New York City. I will see to it.”

May 20th: The following talents will be on hand when Ring of Honor returns to Detroit on June 26th and Chicago on June 27th: Austin Aries, Davey Richards, Brent Albright, Colt Cabana, D’Lo Brown, Bryan Danielson, Delirious with Daizee Haze, and “Skullkrusher” Rasche Brown. These names are in addition to the previous announcement of Petey Williams, Joey Ryan, KENTA, and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. More talent and match announcements will be forthcoming. Tickets to both events are on sale now at www.rohwrestling.com!

May 20th:  Just two days remain in the BIG TEN SALE.  You can purchase tickets for all live events in June for only $10 each, purchase over 100 DVD's priced at $10 each, plus save 10% Off your next order.  For complete details click here:  http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=860.


May 18th: As announced this morning in the main page article (
http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2797), the ROH World Title will be defended in New York City as venerable champion, Jerry Lynn, will defend against Austin Aries. Aries has been more cocky and arrogant than ever before, and now he has his sights set on becoming the first two-time ROH World Champion. Can Lynn shut Aries up? Or will Aries show the world that he’s not only A star – he’s THE star. Tickets are on sale now!

May 18th: We are please to announce the first set of talent for the June ROH on HDNet National Television Tapings, taking place on June 19th and 20th at the Arena in South Philly. On June 19th and 20th you will see: Bryan Danielson, Austin Aries, Colt Cabana, ROH World Tag Team Champions - The American Wolves, Jimmy Rave, and D’Lo Brown. More names will be announced as we move forward.

May 18th: The surgery on the injured wrist of Jon Davis was successful, yet more intensive than originally thought. Davis had four bones in his wrist dislocated, and several frayed ligaments. Davis’ doctors had never seen such a severe wrist dislocation. Davis now has several pins holding the repairs in place, and the wrist has been placed in a hard cast. We’ll have updates on Davis’ condition going forward.

May 18th: We are pleased to announce that the talented Shawn Spears will be on hand for a look in Manassas on June 12th. Spears is perhaps best known as “Gavin Spears” in WWE or for his incredible feud with Colt Cabana in Ohio Valley Wrestling. ROH officials have received countless recommendations on Spears, and look forward to seeing him in action in Manassas.

May 18th: Signed for Manassas on June 12th is an incredible match up. Kenny King has shined more than one could have expected on Ring of Honor on HDNet, and his stock has without question continued to rise. Now, under the tutelage of “A Double”, King looks to take his stock higher than ever as he’s signed to face Bryan Danielson on June 12th in Manassas! Can King take that next step, or will “the best in the world” bring him back down to reality?

May 18th: Guido Maritato told people he wanted to face the “toughest” competition in Ring of Honor when he returns on June 13th at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Well, he’ll get “tough” as he has signed to face Jay Briscoe one-on-one! Briscoe was excited about the match, stating, “I know Guido can go, and I know he’s skilled. I’m flattered he wants a shot at me, man. But now Guido gonna have to put his money where his mouth is. Time to man up.”

May 18th:  The BIG TEN SALE is back at ROHWrestling.com.  You can purchase over 100 DVD's on sale for $10 each, tickets for our four events in June for as low as $10 each, plus save an additional 10% off your next order (which actually brings the costs of these DVD's and tickets to only $9 each).  For a complete list of all titles included in this sale along with the 10% discount code click here:  http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=860.

May 18th: In the next Newswire, we’ll announce the final two TV main events to be filmed on May 29th and 30th in Philly, announce the first talent rosters for June’s live events in Detroit and Chicago, and we hope to have another update on the condition of El Generico.

 

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