ROH News On Hammerstein Weekend and Injuries

The final two matches for Hammerstein have been announced. First it will be a Tag Team Scramble match between Delirious and Pelle Primeau vs. Jack Evans and Jigsaw vs. a combination of Sweet and Sour Incorporated members that is sure to blow our minds. It’s going to be crazy!

In the second announced match for Hammerstein, Kevin Steen and El Generico wll face off against former ROH Tag Team champions Rocky Romero and Davey Richards. Last time in NYC, the NRC turned tail and ran when Steenerico invaded the ring but now that the match is signed and sealed, we’re sure to have a battle on our hands.

In the final piece of Hammerstein news, it will be ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Brent Albright vs. local star Damien Wayne at Manassas, VA in a Four Corner Survival match. This match will give Claudio and Nigel to get their hands on one another and build up momentum to their match at Hammerstein while giving both Albright and Wayne a chance to work their way into title contendership.

May 9th & 10th is the only time for the rest of the year that GHC Heavyweight Champion Takeshi Morishima, GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Champion Naomichi Marufuji and Go Shiozaki are scheduled for any one weekend.

A second shipment of ROH’s retail releases “Bloodstained Honor” and “Stars Of Honor” was recently re-ordered in large quantities by FYE.

Daizee Haze recently had a tryout on TNA’s TV tapings. She is still with ROH for the time being.

Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin are looking to return to ROH later in the summer. There are no other discussions with any other TNA talent.

New SHIMMER Champion MsChif will coming into ROH since the SHIMMER Title is recognized as the championship for its women’s division.

Human Tornado was going to join ROH in June but a severe knee injury has delayed his start date by what could be a year.

Mark Briscoe’s surgery was a success. However, although the surgery was supposed to repair the ligament in Mark’s wrist, it turned into a reconstruction as there was more damage than initially thought. After accumulating numerous injuries, the ligament finally snapped because the bones were actually out of line and pulling on the ligaments along with the impact of the injury itself. The doctor set the bones back where they belong and pinned them. Then he drilled a hole through Mark’s arm and pulled a tendon from the other side of his arm and made it do the job of the torn ligament. The surgery was very involved, but the doctor said it went technically perfect. Recovery time will be 3-6 months.

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