Following is from the ROH Newswire for February 12, 2008, at ROHwrestling.com. Thanks to Carl Ashby for the below news & analysis…
An important tag team bout has been signed for 2/22 in Deer Park, NY. Jigsaw and Ruckus of the Vulture Squad will take on Age of the Fall members Jimmy Jacobs and Necro Butcher. Both teams have important reasons for winning this contest, if Jacbos and Necro can win then it will help propel Age of the Fall back into title contention. If Ruckus and Jigsaw can muster the victory then it will help garner great momentum for their upcoming ROH Tag Team title match on 2/23.
Cards for 3/14 & 3/15 in Dover, NJ as well as the 3/16 PPV taping in Philadelphia are being finalized by ROH officials. Later this week matches for all three events will be announced.
The countdown is on for Nigel McGuinness vs. Bryan Danielson for the ROH World Title at the 6th Anniversary Show on 2/23 in Manhattan. This will be a very special night for Danielson. It is six years to the day that he main evented the very first ROH event, along with Christopher Daniels and Low Ki. Danielson lost that contest. Now exactly six years later he is determined not to lose this World Title Match. McGuinness has never defeated Danielson in the middle of the ring so expect something special when these two warriors collide in the Manhattan Center.
ROH is gearing up for a special night in Long Island on February 22nd and you can witness it for only $10. Check out this card of fresh matches:
Ring Of Honor
February 22, 2008- 8pm start
Deer Park Community Center
Get $10 RESERVED SEATS at www.ROHwrestling.com until Friday morning!!!
Main Event #1- Tag Team Challenge
Roderick Strong & Davey Richards vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico
Main Event #2- Bryan Picks Nigel’s Opponent – Non-Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Brent Albright
Main Event #3- Nigel Picks Bryan’s Opponent
Bryan Danielson vs. Rocky Romero
Non-Title Match – Shiozaki’s US Debut
FIP World Heavyweight Champion Erick Stevens vs. Go Shiozaki
First Time Ever
Austin Aries vs. Joey Matthews
Special Attraction Match
Tyler Black vs. The Human Tornado
Tag Team Bonus Match
Jigsaw & Ruckus with Julius Smokes & Mercedes Martinez vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black with Lacey
The debut of Larry Sweeney’s talk show segment.
ROH are offering a special once-in-a-lifetime offer for the fans of Deep Park on Long Island. Special $10 reserved seats for the 2/22 event are currently available, including ringside reserved seating.
The Big 10 Sale continues with over 100 ROH DVDs for only $10 each. You can also get $10 tickets to 2/22 Long Island, 3/14, 3/15 in Dover, NJ, 3/16 PPV taping in Philadelphia as well as 3/28 & 29 in Orlando. You can also get 10% off your entire order.
Very much a hype newswire, basically if this doesn’t get you interested in going to the Long Island show as far as ROH are concerned nothing will.
I’m personally not overly keen on Long Island shows, as on DVDs the crowd are somewhat odd with their silence or random wise cracking remarks and the wrestlers never seem to be to enthusiastic with working there either. I’m sure live it’s a blast for those who go, for $10 it certainly seems worth while.
Rocky Romero vs. Bryan Danielson really stands out to me, its a match that would benefit from a great crowd but doesn’t need it. I’m hoping they go the MMA route with the match, just like Danielson vs. Reyes from PWG BOLA ’05. That match was awesome so hopefully this will follow its trend and Romero shows he can be all Mr MMA too.
And to those who doubt me, Nigel retaining at 2/23 is the best move for both ROH and of course Nigel McGuinness fans. If he loses at least it adds to the Story of Nigel never beating Danielson in the ring, which will be awesome for future encounters down the road.
Carl Ashby – “ROHRecall”