Thursday, May 14th, 2009
May 14th: As announced in yesterday’s main page article at ROH Wrestling
, current GHC Junior Champion, KENTA, will appear in Detroit on June 26th and Chicago on June 27th! He is looking forward to showing the fans in the Midwest once again why he is considered to be one of the best wrestlers in the world, and we’ll have his opponents in the coming weeks. Don’t forget, KENTA is also a part of the ROH
on HDNet National Television tapings in Philadelphia on May29th and 30th! Tickets for Philadelphia, Detroit, and Chicago are on sale and available now at ROH Wrestling
May 14th: This week's episode of "Ring of Honor Wrestling" on HDNet will feature an announcement by ROH
Ambassador Ric Flair on who will challenge World Champion Jerry Lynn in the first World Title defense on televsion. The TV Main Event will be Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Kenny King & Rhett Titus. Also, Brent Albright vs. Claudio Castagnoli; Jay Briscoe vs. Sami Callihan, The Dark City Fight Club in action plus more. For additional information go to HDNet Original Programming - Ring of Honor Wrestling
May 14th: El Generico contacted ROH
officials this morning after seeing one of his orthopedic surgeons, and the preliminary news is better than expected. Generico will be seeing another surgeon in the coming days for another opinion, and we hope to have a solid announcement early next week as it pertains to Generico’s involvement on upcoming events.
May 14th: Signed for Manassas on June 12th is what promises to be a very hard-hitting singles bout with a grudge. Jay Briscoe will take a break from his ‘friendly competition’ with Roderick Strong to once more battle the force that put his brother out of commission. That force is the American Wolves, and Jay’s target in Manassas is Davey Richards. With Eddie Edwards, Richards has been a machine as of late, but he fell to Kevin Steen in a brutal brawl in Boston, which may have just softened him up a little. Can Briscoe pick up where Steen left off?
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May 14th: The May 13th edition of the ROH
Videowire is now available for viewing at http://www.rohvideos.com/watch?v=N_D0EuO9QKg&fmt=18
. You will see comments from the Necro Butcher, Bryan Danielson, Jay Briscoe, and Sonjay Dutt, as well as highlights from Boston and Edison, a preview of this weekend’s telecast of Ring of Honor Wrestling on HDNet, and a look at the new DVD release - “Stylin’ and Profilin’” - featuring the ROH
debut of “Nature Boy” Ric Flair!
May 14th: Speaking of Sonjay Dutt, he has signed a pair of interesting singles matches for the Manassas/New York weekend. IN Manassas, he’s going to face off with Jimmy Jacobs. Jacobs has been busy trying to hold onto what once was a formidable AOTF army, and most recently, has been obsessed with dismantling Tyler Black. Can the “Original Playa from the Himalaya” score a win over the AOTF magnate one day before his “First Blood” war with Tyler in NYC? Then in Manhattan, Dutt’s task will get no easier as he’s set to face a man that has been the hottest competitor in ROH
as of late in Roderick Strong. A win over Strong would certainly make a statement for the charismatic Dutt. Tickets for Manassas and Manhattan are on sale now!
May 14th: Also signed for Manassas, is a grudge affair, as the Embassy may just have bitten off way more than they can chew. At the behest of Prince Nana, Ernie Osiris has picked Grizzly Redwood as his primary target, and the two have been battling in pre-show matches for weeks. Now with the Embassy’s latest attack, which saw Jimmy Rave and Osiris lay the littlest lumberjack out and attempt to cut off his beard, the straw has broken the camel's back. The Necro Butcher came to his rescue, and was also rewarded with a beatdown by the Embassy in Boston. Now Necro is promising to bring a hardcore fight back to Rave and company. In Manassas, we’ll have six-man tag team action as Jimmy Rave and Ernie Osiris of the Embassy will team with their Associate, Claudio Castagnoli, against the Necro Butcher, Grizzly Redwood, and Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana! There is bad blood between all six men, and it could boil over on June 12th!
May 14th: Rumor has it that Guido Maritato is confident that he’ll be making a lasting impression on June 13th in New York. The Sicilian Shooter has stated that he wants to show ROH
that he’s capable of hanging with the toughest competition in the company, and is apparently set to make a challenge next week.
May 14th: ROH
World Champion Jerry Lynn is set to travel to Puerto Rico this weekend to challenge for IWA Heavyweight Title in a Three Way Dance against El Chicano and Joe Bravo. We’ll have the follow up next week in the Newswire. Could Lynn be a double-champion come Monday? For more information on this great event, please visit IWA : International Wrestling Association : Lucha Libre : Wrestling : WWE : TNA : CMLL : AAA : ROH : NOAH : ECW : NWA : SmackDown! : Raw : WWF : WCW : WWC
May 14th: Speaking of Lynn, he’ll be involved in the 4th of 6 Television main events to be filmed in Philadelphia on May 29th and 30th! The veteran ROH
World Champion has an absolute classic against “that Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero in Boston last week, and now, they’re set to bring it to National Television in a non-title affair. Hero has been on his own quiet roll as of late, with the help of a brutal elbow strike. If you ask Hero about it, he’ll tell you that the legendary Mitsuharu Misawa has taught him the art of the elbow. If you ask ROH
on HDNet play-by-play announcer Mike Hogewood, it’s most assuredly an illegally loaded elbow pad causing the damage. Either way you slice it, one thing is for certain: If he connects that elbow with Jerry Lynn’s jaw in Philly, you can “slap the porpoise” because it’ll be over.
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