ROH News on 3/15 Dover Show, Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens & More!

Following is from the ROH Newswire for March 04, 2008, at…

A rematch of the 2/23 Joey Matthews vs. Kevin Steen match-up has been signed for 3/15 in Dover, NJ. Matthews wants another shot at Steen after falling victim to the Sharpshooter in New York City. Steen however more than welcomes the challenge on his road to a World Title shot in Edison, NJ on 4/12.

In addition, “The Wrestler”, starring Mickey Rourke and directed by Darren Aronofky (of “Pi” and “Requiem for a Dream” fame), will also be filming at the 3/14 and 3/15 Dover shows. With tickets as low as $7 as part of the 30% sale right now at, this is a unique opportunity for all the Ring of Honor fans in the area to see something special.

Ring of Honor is also counting down the days to Friday, March 7th, the debut of their newest Pay Per View, “Rising Above.” The PPV will be available on iN DEMAND, The DISH Network, TVN cable systems, and Fios TV. ROH officials believe that this is their best PPV yet, with the Nigel McGuinness vs. Austin Aries ROH World Title Match already being deemed an early Match of the Year contender. Here is the lineup:

ROH World Title Match
Nigel McGuinness vs. Austin Aries

ROH World Tag Team Title 2/3 Falls Match
Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Rocky Romero & Roderick Strong

Grudge Match #1
Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima

Grudge Match #2
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Chris Hero with Larry Sweeney

Grudge Match #3
Erick Stevens vs. Davey Richards

Three-Way Women’s Match
Sara Del Rey vs. Lacey vs. Daizee Haze

Tag Team Scramble
Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Jack Evans & Ruckus vs. Adam Pearce & BJ Whitmer

Grudge Match #4
Delirious vs. Brent Albright

The Briscoes have finally made their return back to the States after their most recent NOAH tour. Although having failed to capture the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Championship belts from Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Suguira, their match is said to be incredible and will be added to a future Ring of Honor DVD as a bonus for RoH fans.

Now firmly on American soil, the proud Briscoe Brothers vow to have their revenge against the Age of The Fall and will face their arch-enemies in a No Rules Tag Team War 3/16 in Philly for their 6th Pay Per View. The Briscoes promise the damnedest fight you’ll ever see on PPV.

In other news, Roderick Strong will be taking on Erick Stevens at Supercard of Honor 3 in Orlando, FL for 3/29. There will be a stipulation added to this match after the 3/22 FIP show which is sure to ramp the brutality of their feud up to another level.

Ring Of Honor
March 16th, 2008- 5:00pm belltime
Pennsylvania National Guard Armory
2700 Southampton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tickets are 30% off at until Friday.

ROH World Title Match
Nigel McGuinness Will Defend the ROH World Title against the winner of the Four Corner Survival

Four Corner Survival – Winner Gets A World Title Shot That Night
The winners of the qualifying matches on 3/14 & 3/15 in Dover, NJ will compete in this bout

No Rules Tag Team War
Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. members of The Age Of The Fall

Special Challenge Match
Roderick Strong vs. Kevin Steen

Also signed for ROH’s 6th PPV taping:
-Austin Aries
-Bryan Danielson
-SHIMMER Champion Sara Del Rey
-ROH World Tag Team Champion Davey Richards of No Remorse Corps
-The Age Of The Fall of Tyler Black, Lacey, The Necro Butcher & Joey Matthews
-Erick Stevens
-Claudio Castagnoli
-Go Shiozaki
-Larry Sweeney with Bobby Dempsey
-Daizee Haze
-The Hangmen Three of Adam Pearce, Brent Albright & BJ Whitmer with Shane Hagadorn
-The Vulture Squad of Jigsaw & Ruckus with Julius Smokes & Mercedes Martinez
-Plus more to be added!!!

I’ve got to say that I’m really not all that impressed by the news of another Joey Matthews vs. Kevin Steen match. I saw the original live in NYC and it was easily the worst match of the night. As I described it earlier on the Ring of Honor forums, the match had less heat than a Matt Cross vs. Matt Cross confrontation and it already looks to be the worst thing on the 3/15 card. Give me another Larry Sweeney talk show segment anytime.

However I am excited by the prospect of another Roderick Strong/Erick Stevens confrontation. For some reason, although I’m not a fan of Stevens, I love watching Roderick beat the heck out of him. It just feels satisfying for some strange reason.

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