RECENT NEWS http://www.rohwrestling.com/newsfeed/a-letter-from-steve-corino ROH Latest News Feed en Pre-Show Matches Announced For Final Battle http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/pre-show-matches-announced-final-battle <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/final-battle-2017">final-battle-2017</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--break-->Ring of Honor’s seminal event, FINAL BATTLE, emanates from the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday, December 15 at 9 PM EST! Fans around the world will be watching on Pay Per View, on the Fite.TV app, on ROHWrestling.com, and on Playstation Network as wrestling’s top stars clash with scores to be settled and championships to be decided.<div>&nbsp;</div><div>This year’s Final Battle is the 16th in ROH history and will be the best, ever! Ahead of Ring of Honor going LIVE on Pay Per View around the globe, ROH will present two bouts that will be filmed for digital distribution! Beginning at 8:30 PM, fans inside the arena will be the first to enjoy these two great bouts!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>JONATHAN GRESHAM VS JOSH WOODS</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham has been flourishing in singles competition, reaching the finals of this year’s Survival of the Fittest, while picking up wins over heated rivals TK O’Ryan and “The Horror King” Vinny Marseglia while testing himself against top contenders like Silas Young. Gresham has flourished in singles and tag team competition but it was a recent victory in a triple-threat match at ROH Elite that has led to this match.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Gresham defeated the debuting Simon Grimm and 2017 Top Prospect Tournament Winner Josh “The Goods” Woods in Fort Lauderdale, outsmarting the competition and winning via a quick roll-up on Woods. There is no shame in losing to a world-class and world-traveled competitor like Gresham, who at age 29, has wrestled in 14 countries across four continents with over a decade of experience. But Woods feels like the triple threat environment gave Gresham an advantage. The 2017 Top Prospect made the challenge and it has been accepted! It is “The Goods” vs. “The Octopus” in the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom before Final Battle kicks off in a digital exclusive!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>THE DAWGS VS. CHEESEBURGER &amp; A PARTNER OF HIS CHOICE</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Cheeseburger and Will Ferrara became the two head trainers at the ROH Dojo in December 2016. For the next six months, the two formed a bond and a tag team, one that picked up wins first in Future of Honor competition before moving on to ROH Television and ultimately challenging the Young Bucks for the ROH World Tag Team Championships in Chicago in June.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tension developed between the two, as does within any team focused on tag team success. But the tension bubbled up and then over during their biggest match, ever, against Matt and Nick Jackson. Ferrara believed ‘Burger cost them the ROH World Tag Team Titles, an opinion the fans adamantly disagreed with. Ferrara began to target ‘Burger, attacking him at every turn. Ferrara and ‘Burger met in singles action in Atlanta. Ferrara picked up the victory and continued to beat down ‘Burger. “The Big Dawg” Rhett Titus made his return to seemingly defuse the tension before joining in on the attack.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Titus and Ferrara formed a team now known as The Dawgs. The Dawgs defeated the team now known as IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Roppongi 3K in their last Ring of Honor match and have been successful in the tag team ranks. But Cheeseburger has not forgotten the beatings and beatdowns he has received. In New York, before Final Battle goes on the air, Cheeseburger will get a shot at revenge on The Dawgs and he won’t be coming alone! ‘Burger brings a partner of his choosing to NYC to see if The Dawgs’ bark is louder than their bite!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>These matches will air in the near future on ROH social media channels but can be seen FIRST if you are there LIVE with us at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Every year, Final Battle is the biggest event on the Ring of Honor calendar! Following the fastest sellout in Final Battle history, the only way you can see Final Battle LIVE is by joining ROH on Pay Per View, available on all major Pay Per View providers, ROHWrestling.com, Fite.TV, and Playstation Network on Friday, December 15 at 9 PM EST!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH FINAL BATTLE 2017</div><div>Local Time: Friday, Dec 15, 2017 09:00pm EST</div><div>The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom</div><div>311 W 34th Street</div><div>New York, New York 10001</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ALREADY SIGNED</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MAIN EVENT</div><div>ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP</div><div>ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY (IF CHAMPION) vs. DALTON CASTLE</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>DREAM MATCH, NON-TITLE</div><div>IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION “THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. JAY LETHAL</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP</div><div>ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY &amp; CHRIS SABIN) vs. BEST FRIENDS (BERETTA &amp; CHUCKIE T.)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR CORNERS ELIMINATION MATCH</div><div>SHANE TAYLOR vs. SILAS YOUNG vs. PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS</div><div>ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS ADAM PAGE &amp; THE YOUNG BUCKS vs. FLIP GORDON, DRAGON LEE, &amp; TITAN</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SPECIAL ATTRACTION MATCH</div><div>MATT TAVEN vs. “THE AERIAL ASSASSIN” WILL OSPREAY</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>GRUDGE MATCH</div><div>THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS &amp; FRANKIE KAZARIAN) VS. WAR MACHINE (RAY ROWE &amp; HANSON)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>NEW YORK STREET FIGHT</div><div>THE BRISCOES (JAY &amp; MARK) vs. BULLY RAY &amp; TOMMY DREAMER</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE PRE-SHOW</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>JONATHAN GRESHAM VS JOSH WOODS</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>THE DAWGS VS. CHEESEBURGER &amp; A PARTNER OF HIS CHOICE</div><div class="grammarly-disable-indicator">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:06:41 +0000 Chris Hall 560001 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Tommy Dreamer and Bully Ray face The Briscoes in a New York Street Fight at Final Battle http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/tommy-dreamer-and-bully-ray-face-briscoes-new-york-street-fight-final-battle <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/fb-briscoes">fb-briscoes</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--break--><div>Ring of Honor’s seminal event, FINAL BATTLE, emanates from the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday December 15 at 9 PM EST! Fans around the world will be watching on Pay Per View, on the Fite.TV app, on ROHWrestling.com, and on Playstation Network as wrestling’s top stars clash with scores to be settled and championships to be decided.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In March, the legendary Bully Ray shocked the world in the very building much of his legacy was forged. With Bullet Club beating down The Briscoes, Bully emerged to save the duo and turned professional wrestling on its head inside the Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bully Ray and the Briscoes forged a partnership that was as dominant as it was natural. Bully felt like a third Briscoe and the trio formed one of the most dominant threesomes in the history of wrestling. But a series of misunderstandings and a handful of losses sowed fear and jealousy into the minds of the Jay and Mark.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Briscoes took things too far, seemingly ending Bully Ray's career.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>But in his hometown, Bully looks for retribution and he's got his best friend by his side ready for battle!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>NEW YORK STREET FIGHT</div><div>THE BRISCOES (JAY &amp; MARK) vs. BULLY RAY &amp; TOMMY DREAMER</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Las Vegas was the city that saw the trio of Bully Ray and the Briscoes win the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships. It was also the city that saw the team crumble. In a match against the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions, Adam Page and the Young Bucks, Jay Briscoe turned his back on Bully Ray, bludgeoning him with the point of a table, giving the hardcore icon a concussion.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Later that night, it wasn't Mark Briscoe or any other ROH star there to accompany Bully Ray to the medical facility but instead, Tommy Dreamer, Bully's best friend. They both heard the news: any blow or impact to the head was not only jeopardizing Bully Ray's career but his future well-being.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Dreamer would confront Jay Briscoe on an episode of ROH Television while it seemed like Mark Briscoe was caught in the middle. Mark and Bully formed a successful tag team while Jay was clearing his head. For weeks, Jay tried to persuade Mark that the only thing he should focus on was the Briscoes winning their record-breaking ninth ROH World Tag Team title.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And in Philadelphia, the message got through loud and clear. As Bully Ray addressed the sold-out 2300 Arena as he had done on the Global Wars Tour, offering heartfelt thank yous to the Honor Nation, Jay Briscoe emerged to confront Bully Ray. Mark Briscoe hit the ring, with fans hoping he would break up the chaos. Instead, Mark added to it. First, Bully Ray went down, then the Briscoes 3B'ed Tommy Dreamer. The sold-out crowd stood stunned.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It would be a month until fans would see Bully Ray again. In Fort Lauderdale, the Briscoes took the ring to claim victory and to state their future plans. But Bully Ray and Tommy Dreamer hit the ring. With ROH officials including COO Joe Koff trying to prevent disaster, a challenge was issued and a match made. Bully Ray has signed a medical release allowing him to compete against physician's orders and will team with his best friend Tommy Dreamer in The Big Apple to take on the eight-time ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes in a NEW YORK STREET FIGHT!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Has Bully Ray made the right decision? Is revenge worth risking permanent health impairment? And, if the Briscoes win, will they know when enough is enough? In a historic venue where both teams have established their respective legacies, this match is about more than wins and losses: it is about honor, dignity, and respect!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Every year, Final Battle is the biggest event on the Ring of Honor calendar! Following the fastest sellout in Final Battle history, the only way you can see Final Battle LIVE is by joining ROH on Pay Per View, available on all major providers, ROHWrestling.com, Fite.TV, and Playstation Network on Friday December 15 at 9 PM EST!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH FINAL BATTLE 2017</div><div>Local Time: Friday, Dec 15, 2017 09:00pm EST</div><div>The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom</div><div>311 W 34th Street</div><div>New York, New York 10001</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ALREADY SIGNED</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MAIN EVENT</div><div>ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY (IF CHAMPION) vs. DALTON CASTLE</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>DREAM MATCH, NON-TITLE</div><div>IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION “THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. JAY LETHAL</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP</div><div>ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY &amp; CHRIS SABIN) vs. BEST FRIENDS (BERETTA &amp; CHUCKIE T.)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR CORNERS ELIMINATION MATCH</div><div>SHANE TAYLOR vs. SILAS YOUNG vs. PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS</div><div>ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS ADAM PAGE &amp; THE YOUNG BUCKS vs. FLIP GORDON, DRAGON LEE, &amp; TITAN</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SPECIAL ATTRACTION MATCH</div><div>MATT TAVEN vs. “THE AERIAL ASSASSIN” WILL OSPREAY</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>GRUDGE MATCH</div><div>THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS &amp; FRANKIE KAZARIAN) VS. WAR MACHINE (RAY ROWE &amp; HANSON)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>NEW YORK STREET FIGHT</div><div>THE BRISCOES (JAY &amp; MARK) vs. BULLY RAY &amp; TOMMY DREAMER</div><div class="grammarly-disable-indicator">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:24:23 +0000 Chris Hall 559931 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Ticket Information Announced for ROH's Return to Pittsburgh, Columbus http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/ticket-information-announced-rohs-return-pittsburgh-columbus <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/live-events-rotor">live-events-rotor</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, Ohio’s passion for Ring OF Honor was felt during the sold-out Global Wars Tour in October. ROH is now proud to announce its return to those two cities for ROH On Tour events in April!</div><div><!--break--><br />&nbsp;</div><div>ROH will return to Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 14, and at EXPRESS Live! in Columbus on Sunday, April 15.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tickets for the two events go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. Eastern for Ringside Members and Friday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. Eastern for the general public.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>2017 has been the most successful year in ROH history, and 2018 has the potential to be even bigger. The events in Pittsburgh and Columbus will take place just one week after the huge Supercard of Honor XII show, and there’s no telling what the fallout will be.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Every ROH live event is truly a unique experience. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the Best Wrestling on the Planet live!</div> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:53:12 +0000 Chris Hall 559266 at http://www.rohwrestling.com WOH Star Sumie Sakai Forms Friendship With Young Girl Battling Cancer http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/woh-star-sumie-sakai-forms-friendship-young-girl-battling-cancer <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/sumie-story">sumie-story</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>It’s fitting that Sumie Sakai is billed as “Women of Honor’s Ray of Sunshine,” because the Japanese wrestling star is doing all she can to brighten up the life of a special 9-year-old girl from Philadelphia.</div><div><!--break--><br />&nbsp;</div><div>This past July, young Samarra Pirrong -- Sammy for short -- was diagnosed with stage IV Wilms Tumor, a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys. Over the past several months, Sammy has undergone multiple surgeries in which her tumors and right kidney were removed and a feeding tube was inserted. She’s also endured chemotherapy and radiations treatments and had about 30 blood transfusions.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sakai found out about Sammy on Twitter and reached out to her. Sakai has visited Sammy at her home and at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and she keeps in touch with Sammy and her mother via text messages.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“I have friends who are fighting cancer in Japan, but unfortunately I cannot go there to visit them,” said Sakai, who resides in the Northeast. “But I can go see Sammy. I found out she lives in Philly, and I wanted to go see her and tell her that I am cheering for her and thinking of her. When I visited Sammy at the hospital she was not feeling good, but she gave me a gorgeous smile.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>At the Final Battle pay-per-view Dec. 15 in New York City and ROH’s International TV Taping Dec. 16 in Philadelphia, Sakai and Ring of Honor star Cheeseburger -- Sammy’s favorite wrestler -- will be raising money to help Sammy’s family with medical and other expenses by selling “Sammy Strong” bracelets at the merchandise table and offering a meet and greet picture for $5. All of the proceeds go directly to Sammy and her family.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The last time ROH was in Philadelphia for a live event, in October, Sakai arranged for Sammy and her family to be her guests at the show and meet all the stars of ROH.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“I don’t have family in the USA, but ROH is my family and my home, and Sammy is my family, too,” Sakai said.“I wanted to invite Sammy and introduce everyone at ROH to this special, powerful girl. Sammy was crying when she was leaving the arena. She was so happy.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sakai’s love for Sammy also was on display at ROH’s Global Wars 2017 tour stop in Chicago that month. Sakai came to the ring for her match wearing a “Sammy Strong” t-shirt and she dedicated her victory over Stacy Shadows to Sammy.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This past Sunday, Sammy attended an independent wrestling show in New Jersey that her friend Sakai was competing on.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“Sammy went to the ER before the show day,” Sakai said. “I know she was not feeling good, but she still came to cheer for me. Her smile gave me so much power!”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It’s obvious that “Women of Honor’s Ray of Sunshine” now has her own little ray of sunshine in her life.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>If you’d like to make a donation to Sammy’s GoFundMe campaign, <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/sammy-strong">click here</a><br /><br /><img alt="" src="https://rohwrestlingcom.box.com/shared/static/iop3bvhx1uw7p69miy869bsy49mumqgp.png" /></div> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:39:11 +0000 Chris Hall 559251 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Autograph Sessions Announced For Final Battle Weekend http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/autograph-sessions-announced-final-battle-weekend <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/final-battle-2017">final-battle-2017</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>Final Battle returns to Pay Per View on Friday, December 15 at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST, emanating from The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City! The following night, ROH returns to Philadelphia's historic 2300 Arena for the fallout from Final Battle with an international television taping!&nbsp;</div><div><!--break--></div><div><br />Before the Best Wrestling on the Planet kicks off, Ring of Honor will be hosting special meet and greet autograph sessions featuring all of your favorite Ring of Honor stars! These special sessions will begin 90 minutes prior to the advertised bell times.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Below is the list of ROH stars appearing at the signing, as well as our pricing options to ensure you get all the autographs you want! Don’t miss your opportunity to meet the stars of ROH before they compete in front of a capacity crowd!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>FINAL BATTLE PAY PER VIEW, FRIDAY DECEMBER 15:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Young Bucks &amp; Adam Page</div><div>Marty Scurll</div><div>Dragon Lee</div><div>Titan</div><div>Dalton Castle</div><div>Jay Lethal</div><div>Best Friends (Trent? and Chuckie T.)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL TV TAPING, SATURDAY DECEMBER 16:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley &amp; Chris Sabin)</div><div>Dalton Castle</div><div>Kelly Klein</div><div>Silas Young</div><div>Cody</div><div>The Young Bucks &amp; Adam Page</div><div>Dragon Lee</div><div>Titan</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>PRICING IS AS FOLLOWS</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Singles Wrestlers - $20 (1) Personal item or 8x10 (ROH supplied) signed &amp; (1) Posed Photo</div><div>Tag Team Wrestlers - $30 (1) Personal item or 8x10 (ROH supplied) signed &amp; (1) Posed Photo</div> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:45:39 +0000 Chris Hall 559086 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Matt Taven: Kingdom Conspiracy 'Comes all the way from the top' http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/matt-taven-kingdom-conspiracy-comes-all-way-top <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/kingdom-article">kingdom-article</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>One cannot talk about The Kingdom these days without the c-word coming up.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>For months now, The Kingdom -- Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan -- have been insisting to anyone who will listen that they are the victims of a conspiracy in Ring Of Honor.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROHWrestling.com caught up with Taven recently to discuss the alleged conspiracy and his upcoming match at Final Battle.</div><div><!--break--></div><div><br /><strong>ROH: You’ve made some bold claims about there being a conspiracy against The Kingdom in ROH. What evidence do you have to back that up?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MT: There's a time-honored tradition in wrestling that when a champion loses his/her/their title(s), they are automatically entitled to a championship rematch. We have NEVER had our six-man championship rematch. On top of that, we were forced to defend our titles with Silas Young replacing an injured TK O'Ryan, who broke his leg on a guardrail that was too close to the ring! Who put that guardrail there? ROH. We didn't want to defend our titles, and especially not with Silas Young, but who forced us to? ROH.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Not to mention Frankie Kazarian interfered in my world title match [against then-champion Christopher Daniels] and ROH did nothing about it!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>We also deserve a tag title match after pinning [co-holder of the ROH World Tag Team Titles] Chris Sabin in a six-man tag match, but ROH changed it to a three-team tag match where we didn't get pinned in the decision. You would think ROH would give us a fair shot,but no! Still hasn't happened.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>With Final Battle coming up, the conspiracy is more apparent than ever. Why aren’t we getting our six-man title shot at the show? Why aren’t TK and Vinny getting tag title shots? And why isn't Matt Taven fighting for the Ring of Honor world title? These are all things we rightfully deserve and earned! The only plausible explanation is that there's a Kingdom Conspiracy at hand!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ROH: What would be the motive for a conspiracy against The Kingdom?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MT: Just like in society, the people in power and that are on top do everything that they can to make sure that their positions on the food chain don't change. When they see people that threaten their spots or positioning, they do whatever they can to hold them down. This is a classic case of the “one percent” trying to keep the worker bees from taking a piece of their pie.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ROH: Do you have any theories as to who specifically may be behind the alleged plot against you?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MT: That's still under investigation, but the deeper we dig, the scarier it gets because it looks like it comes all the way from the top.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ROH: You said it’s unfair that The Kingdom never received a rematch for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles that you lost while TK was out with an injury, but The Kingdom did compete in a No. 1 contender’s match at Death Before Dishonor and you lost. To play devil’s advocate, why is it unfair that you should have to work your way back into contention?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MT: It sounds like you are part of the conspiracy. Look at that question alone -- No. 1 contenders match? &nbsp;Is that a championship rematch which we were entitled to? We should've never been in that match in the first place; we should’ve had a shot at our titles. Get your head out of the sand.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ROH: So if there truly is a conspiracy, what can you do to overcome it?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MT: First off, there is a conspiracy. Our first step is to spread the word, let people know what's truly going on. Once we expose the conspiracy for what it truly is, maybe the powers that be will have no choice but to give us what we rightfully deserve.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ROH: Off topic a bit, The Kingdom has been taking over intermissions at ROH live events. What’s that all about?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>MT: Well despite what Kingdom fans have been begging Ring of Honor for, ROH has refused to put us on the meet and greets and autograph signings. So we decided to take matters into our own hands. We go out at intermission, take over the merchandise stand and preach the truth to the people. We are on a grassroots campaign to expose this conspiracy. Ring of Honor doesn't have the guts to stop us because they know that if they do, the people will see there truly is a conspiracy against us.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ROH: With Final Battle a week away, you’ve earned a big opportunity to compete against a very accomplished and dangerous Will Ospreay in what’s being billed as a “special attraction” match. What are your thoughts as you prepare for what could be a career-defining match for you?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Defining moment? You must be new! I’ve been TV champ defeating Adam Cole, Tag Team Champion beating the Young Bucks and The Addiction, IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team champ and Six-Man champ beating Bullet Club.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Who’s Will Ospreay to me ... just some Jr. Heavyweight that Melvins love? And dangerous? The guy dresses like a cat…ooooh, how dangerous!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The real story here is the Kingdom Conspiracy going on in ROH. This will be the first time I’m wrestling at Final Battle and a title isn’t on the line... why? It’s obvious THERE’S A KINGDOM CONSPIRACY!</div> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:16:29 +0000 Chris Hall 559056 at http://www.rohwrestling.com ROH Recap: Flip Gordon vs Bullet Club's Adam Page http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/roh-recap-flip-gordon-vs-bullet-clubs-adam-page <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/ep324">ep324</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--break--><div><strong>Beer City Bruiser vs. Marty Scurll</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jay Lethal -- Scurll’s opponent at the Final Battle pay-per-view Dec. 15 -- came out to the stage to watch the match. Bruiser used his significant size advantage to continually thwart Scurll every time the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion tried to gain momentum. At one point, “The Villain” went for a pin with his feet on the ropes for leverage, but the referee saw it and stopped the count.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bruiser picked up a head of steam and charged into the corner in an attempt to splash Scurll, but Scurll moved and Bruiser inadvertently took out the referee. With the referee temporarily incapacitated, Scurll grabbed his umbrella and nailed Bruiser in the head with it. Lethal started to walk down the aisle as if he was going to intervene, but he ended up staying back. Scurll covered Bruiser, and the referee recovered to make the three count.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Highlights Clip: Dalton Castle Wins Soaring Eagle Cup</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>From the Soaring Eagle Cup tournament at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., in October, Castle defeated Flip Gordon in a qualifying match and then beat Matt Taven, Silas Young and Frankie Kazarian in an elimination match to win the Cup.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Dalton Castle Sit-Down Interview</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Castle talked about getting into amateur wrestling when he was 12 and being a wrestler ever since. He mentioned losing in ROH’s Top Prospect Tournament a few years ago, “but look at me now,” he said. “I’m as fantastic as I say I am.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Castle said he wishes his match with ROH World Champion Cody at Final Battle was just about the title, but Cody has made it personal. &nbsp;He went through his history with Cody, which included Cody disguising himself as one of The Boys and jumping Castle before the opening bell in their match against one another earlier this year; Cody attacking Castle in the ring after Castle had lost to then-ROH World Champion Christopher Daniels at Supercard of Honor in April; Cody ambushing Castle backstage in Edinburgh during the War of the Worlds UK Tour this past summer; and Cody bullying The Boys, putting them in a crate and “shipping them out.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Castle said Cody took away The Boys because he knew Castle would come back after being injured in the Edinburgh attack and he was looking for an advantage. Castle said if Cody thinks not having The Boys makes him weak then he’s wildly unprepared for the man he’ll be facing at Final Battle. Castle said he will be the man who kicks Cody’s [expletive].</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Clip: The Briscoes Invade Bully Ray’s Training Center</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jay and Mark Briscoe barged into Bully Ray’s wrestling school looking for Bully. Mark was recording everything on his cell phone. Three of Bully’s students -- two males and a female -- were working out in the ring. They told the Briscoes that Bully wasn’t there.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Briscoes attacked the two male students and verbally intimidated the female. They continued searching for Bully, ripping framed photos off the wall and breaking them along the way. They came back to the ring area, tossed one of the students into the ring and hit 3D on him.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Mark Briscoe yelled, “What’s it gonna take, Bully?”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Coleman’s Pulpit Welcomes … Caprice Coleman?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Through the magic of video editing, Coleman interviewed himself. &nbsp;When asked if he was jealous of ROH World Television Champion Kenny King’s success, Coleman said he has a lot of respect for King, but he believes anyone can be a champion if given the right opportunity.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Coleman, who has a shot at King’s title on next week’s show, said he’s prepared to take King’s place in the Four Corner Survival Match at Final Battle.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“Kenny King, you’re not a king, you’re not a peasant, you’re not even a pawn. Kenny, you’re a ho,” Coleman said. “It’s my responsibility to make you my priority and become Ring of Honor’s new television champion.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>ROH World Tag Team Title Match: Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) (champions) vs. The Kingdom’s Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It was an evenly contested match in the early going before Marseglia and O’Ryan gained the upper hand after O’Ryan feigned a knee injury to cause a distraction. O’Ryan hit a cutter on Sabin, and Marseglia followed up with Redrum off the top for the first of two near falls for the challengers.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Perhaps frustrated by his and Marseglia’s &nbsp;inability to put away the champions, O’Ryan brought his baseball bat into the ring, but he inadvertently hit his partner with it. The Machine Guns capitalized on the miscue by hitting a series of precision double-team moves for the victory.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Adam Page vs. Flip Gordon</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>After Gordon captained a team that nearly upset Bullet Club in an eight-man tag match last week, the next battle in his war with Bullet Club was a singles match against Page. The two acrobatic and innovative competitors fought to a statemate early until Page hung Gordon upside down in the corner and used a chair to springboard into him feet-first.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Gordon came back with a springboard hurricanrana followed by a running Shooting Star Press for a near fall. Page answered with a spectacular moonsault from the top rope onto Gordon outside the ring. The resilient Gordon then landed a Samoan Pop, Pele Kick and Star-Spangled Stunner in succession to score the upset.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>As the referee raised Gordon’s hand after the match, The Young Bucks’ Matt Jackson, wearing a referee’s shirt, slipped into the ring, pulled the referee away from Gordon and then raised Gordon’s hand himself. Once Gordon realized it was Jackson he tried to pull away, but Jackson maintained his grip and said, “Where do you think you’re going?”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Nick Jackson then nailed Gordon with a superkick.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Cody’s Parting Shot</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The ROH World Champion was watching the proceedings in the ring on the monitor backstage. He said Gordon is delusional if he thinks he’s taking the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles from The Hung Bucks at Final Battle. Cody said Gordon is as naive as Dalton Castle thinking he’s taking the ROH World Title from him.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div class="grammarly-disable-indicator">&nbsp;</div><div class="grammarly-disable-indicator">&nbsp;</div> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:18:09 +0000 Chris Hall 558431 at http://www.rohwrestling.com ROH 5 Count: Cody's Greatest Victories http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/roh-5-count-codys-greatest-victories <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/5count-cody-cover">5count-cody-cover</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>ROH World Champion Cody just celebrated his one-year anniversary in Ring of Honor, and what a year it’s been. Next up for the Bullet Club star is a huge title defense against No. 1 contender Dalton Castle on Dec. 15 at the Final Battle pay-per-view. Here’s a look at Cody’s five greatest victories in ROH heading into that match:<br /><!--break--></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="https://rohwrestlingcom.box.com/shared/static/5ums3epr993v21y3mjbswtq7oyp6sa03.png" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>5. VS. CHRISTOPHER DANIELS IN A TEXAS DEATH MATCH (Survival of the Fittest, Nov. 18, 2017)</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A fierce rivalry that had begun six months prior came to a violent conclusion in this match, which took place in Dallas during Survival of the Fittest weekend. Daniels, determined to win back the ROH World Title he had lost to Cody, pulled out all the stops. In the end, however, Daniels’ quest went up in flames -- literally -- as Cody powerbombed him through a flaming table and Daniels was unable to answer the 10 count.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="https://rohwrestlingcom.box.com/shared/static/gtoj7rqnc0vdsy2dckd7385az48irmvo.png" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>4. VS. KUSHIDA (Global Wars: Columbus, Oct. 14, 2017)</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>KUSHIDA had a sensational 2017, as he won the ROH World Television Title, the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title (for the fifth time) and the Best of the Super Juniors (for the second time). The New Japan Pro-Wrestling star was at the top of his game when he faced Cody for the ROH World Title, but Cody was up for the challenge. KUSHIDA went for his Back to the Future finisher, but Cody countered it and hit Cross Rhodes to retain his championship.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="https://rohwrestlingcom.box.com/shared/static/dstxswoyp4gu3dpy3z66nbcu7x91taqv.png" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>3. VS. MINORU SUZUKI (Death Before Dishonor, Sept. 22, 2017)</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>When Cody issued an open challenge for his ROH World Title, he never suspected NEVER Openweight Champion Suzuki, who has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s most dangerous men, would step up to accept it. In the Japanese legend’s first match on American soil in 25 years, he assaulted Cody with an assortment of strikes and submission maneuvers, but the world champion proved resilient. After a series of reversals, Cody caught Suzuki with Cross Rhodes and pinned him.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="https://rohwrestlingcom.box.com/shared/static/4thn937otgofwa76sah0ejw5uuaycczt.png" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>2. VS. JAY LETHAL (Final Battle, Dec. 2, 2016)</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In Cody’s first match in ROH, the second-generation competitor faced one of the most-decorated pro wrestlers to ever grace an ROH ring in Lethal, the former ROH World Champion and “The Greatest First Generation Wrestler.” The two stars adhered to the Code of Honor at the start of the match and then engaged in a hard-fought but clean back-and-forth contest. However, when the referee went down after inadvertently bumping heads with Lethal, Cody nailed Lethal with a low blow and followed up with Cross Rhodes for the victory. Before leaving the ring, Cody directed an obscene gesture at the fallen Lethal. Cody’s actions sent a message to every competitor and fan in ROH that he would win at all costs and make no apologies for doing so.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="https://rohwrestlingcom.box.com/shared/static/okv0kmcmbdhwrethjda2stem5o73izp8.png" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>1. VS. CHRISTOPHER DANIELS (Best in the World, June 23, 2017)</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“The American Nightmare” achieved his dream of becoming world champion when he defeated Daniels to win the ROH World Title. Cody suffered a split lip just minutes into the match, but tasting his own blood only seemed to make him more determined. Although Daniels put up a strong fight, Cody would not be denied, and he went on to pin Daniels after hitting Cross Rhodes for a second time. With Cody’s victory, he and his father -- legendary, three-time world heavyweight champion Dusty Rhodes -- joined an extremely short list of fathers and sons who won world titles.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Will Cody add a victory over Dalton Castle at Final Battle to his impressive list of triumphs? There’s no question that Cody is riding high, but Castle is arguably the ROH World Champion’s toughest challenger yet. <a href="http://www.rohwrestling.com/ippv">The question will be answered when they square off in front of a sold-out crowd in New York City on Friday, Dec. 15. Watch it LIVE on pay-per-view!</a></div><div class="grammarly-disable-indicator">&nbsp;</div><div class="grammarly-disable-indicator">&nbsp;</div> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:55:53 +0000 Chris Hall 558086 at http://www.rohwrestling.com Ticket Information Announced For ROH 16th Anniversary Weekend in Las Vegas http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/ticket-information-announced-roh-16th-anniversary-weekend-las-vegas <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/16th-anniversary-logo">16th-anniversary-logo</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>The Best Wrestling on the Planet is returning to the entertainment capital of the world for two spectacular shows to celebrate its 16th anniversary.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Ring of Honor will take over fabulous Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas when it presents the ROH 16th Anniversary pay-per-view on Friday, March 9 and an international television taping on Saturday, March 10.</div><div><!--break--><br />&nbsp;</div><div>Tickets for the two huge events go on sale this Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time for Ringside Members and Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time for the general public. Fans can purchase tickets to either show, and ROH also is offering a two-day package with a 50 percent discount for Day 2!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>There’s never been a better time for fans to experience two days of ROH’s fast-paced, hard-hitting action than on 16th Anniversary weekend, as 2017 has been the most successful year in the company’s history.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH’s annual anniversary shows have featured a number of unforgettable and historic matches over the years. This past March at 15th Anniversary, Christopher Daniels won the ROH World Title from Adam Cole, and on the same card Matt and Jeff Hardy successfully defended the ROH World Tag Team Titles against The Young Bucks and Roppongi Vice in a Las Vegas Street Fight. The ROH World Title also changed hands at Anniversary shows in 2007 and 2010.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This marks the fourth consecutive year that ROH has held its Anniversary show in Las Vegas and the third year in a row at Sam’s Town Live.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH is heading into 2018 riding a wave of momentum, and fans can be certain that the 16th Anniversary weekend in a city known for big fights and bright lights will truly be a can’t-miss experience.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>ROH 16th Anniversary PPV and TV Taping</div><div>Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10</div><div>Sam’s Town Live</div><div>5111 Boulder Highway</div><div>Las Vegas, Nevada 89122</div> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:08:52 +0000 Chris Hall 557751 at http://www.rohwrestling.com The Horror King Cast As Lead Role Of Horror Film 'The Find' http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/horror-king-cast-lead-role-lead-horror-film-find <div class="field field-news-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media/photos/vin-movie">vin-movie</a> </div> </div> </div> <div>Ring Of Honor’s resident “Horror King” and member of The Kingdom, Vinny Marseglia, has been spending long nights on a movie set this week filming a lead role that he was perfectly cast&nbsp;for.</div><div><!--break--></div><div><br />Vinny Marseglia will be playing the psychopathic killer character 'DAMON' in the horror/thriller 'THE FIND' which is currently in production in CT. This is Vinny's first lead role in a major film after a brief cameo in the 2017 LIONSGATE Christmas movie, 'SAVING CHRISTMAS.' 'THE FIND' will be released for Halloween 2018, and will acquire worldwide distribution on both DVD and all major digital platforms (Redbox, Netflix), including theatrical releases in major cities.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The film's story follows a group of college students who spend the night at their wealthy friend's estate. Unaware of an ancient Native American relic which is hidden in the home, the group start to realize that a dangerous masked stalker, played by Marseglia, is looking for the valuable item. A terrifying series of events occur that lead to a shocking turn for the houseguests.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The movie is Directed by Daniel C. Dahlstrom (PINWHEEL) from a screenplay written by Eric Weinstock (BLOOD CIRCUS). David Gere (ALMOST MERCY) is producing the film with partner Chelsea Vale who is also playing 'ADRIANA' the female lead. Gere also performs as a pro wrestling manager 'DG HAVEN' for Tommy Dreamer's 'HOUSE OF HARDCORE.’</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Stay tuned to ROHWrestling.com as we’ll follow up with the inaugural ROH World Six-Man Champion to see how filming went. Maybe we can even call a truce on this #KingdomConspiracy?</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:28:51 +0000 Chris Hall 556556 at http://www.rohwrestling.com