ROH officials are excited to announce that the ROH World Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin, collectively known as Wrestlingâ€™s Greatest Tag Team, have signed their names on the dotted line and are officially under contract to Ring of Honor Wrestling!
Haas & Benjamin debuted for ROH at â€œGlory by Honor IXâ€ when the unsuccessfully battled then-Tag Team Champions The Kings of Wrestling in a non-title bout. It would be several months before the ROH faithful saw WGTT in action again, at the December 2010 â€œROH on HDNetâ€ TV Tapings to be exact, but since that return they have remained undefeated as a team, culminating in Charlie & Shelton ending the nearly one-year title reign of the KoW at â€œHonor Takes Center Stage: Chapter 1â€.
Since capturing the belts, WGTT have successfully defended the belts on two occasions, first against The Briscoes at â€œROH Revolution: Canadaâ€ and most recently this past Sunday at â€œBest In The World 2011â€ where they managed to retain against the Briscoes, The All Night Express, and The KoW in an elimination four way.
Now Haas & Benjamin head into Richmond, VA on Friday night July 8th to defend their belts one again; this time against, as of this writing, unannounced opponents. But following the vicious beatdown perpetrated by Jay & Mark Briscoe after the match last night, Charlie & Shelton spoke their piece in the locker room to ROHâ€™s cameras:
As it stands, Jay & Mark Briscoe are currently slotted into the ROH Tag Lottery to determine who will receive a future shot at the World Tag Team Titles while ROH officials are standing by their earlier decision to see that a team NOT in the elimination bout last Sunday challenges for the belts in Richmond. Tickets for our return to the Richmond Raceway can be purchased here: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=209, and while it certainly doesnâ€™t look like WGTT will get their wish in Richmond, it is safe to say that whoever gets the opportunity will be in for a rough nightâ€¦