ROH News on KENTA, Nakajima & Richards

Here is the latest news for Ring of Honor.

Ring of Honor sends a huge THANK YOU to the great fans in Collinsville and Indianapolis for two excellent events and unbelievable atmosphere! Those in Collinsville got the treat that was seeing the legendary “Nature Boy” Ric Flair strut his way around the ROH ring. Flair will return to ROH on June 12th in Manassas and, just announced this morning, on June 26th in Detroit! Get your tickets now! Indianapolis debuted in a big way, with a wonderful enthusiasm! ROH is happy to return to Collinsville on Friday, October 9th and to Indianapolis on Saturday, October 10th. Tickets are available now at www.rohwrestling.com.

As announced in this morning’s main page article at http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2673, two incredible matches have been made official for “Supercard of Honor IV”, taking place on April 3rd as Ring of Honor debuts in Houston! KENTA will defend the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship against his former “protégé” and current Sweet-N-Sour cohort, Davey Richards, and the incredible Katsuhiko Nakajima will face Roderick Strong in singles action! Get your tickets now as ROH comes to the Lone Star State. Tickets are now on sale at www.rohwrestling.com.

By many accounts, Claudio Castagnoli cost Brent Albright the ROH World Title last Friday night in suburban St. Louis. As Albright had Nigel McGuinness locked in the crowbar with no escape and Ric Flair looking on, the “Most Money Making Man” attacked Brent and saved the title for his European brother. The “Nature Boy” had seen enough as he leveled Claudio and Nigel with several chops, sending them out of the ring, but that didn’t satisfy Albright, who was livid post-match. “I’ve had enough of Claudio. He’s got all the tools to be a great, but he’s just too big of a piece of (expletive) to do it right. But that all will stop at the Hammerstein. I want Claudio, and I want him in New York.” ROH President Cary Silkin, also present ringside for the Collinsville events, was quick to act; signing it for this Saturday night in New York as part of ROH’s “7th Anniversary Show”. It will be Castagnoli vs. Albright in Midtown Manhattan and the stakes between these two have never been higher!

Delirious has finally had enough of the AOTF rhetoric as he violently broke free with a bloody embrace of Daizee Haze last Friday in Collinsville. The Lizard Man had been conflicted for some time, and it was the Haze that was able to break through. Delirious fell in his first attempt at one-on-one revenge against Jacobs in Indianapolis, but that hasn’t deterred him in the least. Delirious will be a part of the Revolution Rules War this Saturday night as he’ll team with the Necro Butcher and Tyler Black to battle Jacobs, the mammoth Brodie Lee, and surprisingly, Austin Aries! “My issue with Tyler is only growing,” said Aries. “A-Double enjoyed punching Tyler and other people in the face last time in NYC, so it only makes sense to run it back and do it again.”

Word has it that Prince Nana was very pleased with his Bison and what he accomplished over the weekend in Collinsville and Indianapolis. Apparently Nana was not at the side of Bison as he was with his staff of attorneys working on “potential mergers and acquisitions”. Bison lost a count-out decision to Bryan Danielson on Friday night and destroyed Silas Young on Saturday before attacking Danielson again. It took several staff members, security, and wrestlers to separate the two. “My Bison will eliminate the Dragon,” said Nana. “But we will enjoy doing it and we will take our time. First, I will bring my Bison to destroy Pittsburgh! And then, I challenge Bryan to face my Bison in a tag team match Saturday in New York City. I will bring my Bison and a partner for him, and I will not leave New York until we have our victory! Danielson! Bring a partner of your choice, you fool!”

ROH officials and the Booking Committee had several conference calls this morning to discuss the Ring of Honor World Championship match to take place as part of ROH’s Houston debut on April 3rd and 4th. Reigning champion, Nigel McGuinness, will defend the title against KENTA this Saturday in New York, and the outcome of that match will be the deciding factor as to which Houston card this championship match will take place on and ROH officials are prepared to shuffle the line-ups should the need arise. ROH officials and the Committee have ruled that based on recent past and by virtue of his pinfall victory over Nigel McGuinness in tag team action last Saturday in Indianapolis; that Jerry Lynn has earned and will receive the title shot during that debut weekend. Tickets are on sale now!

You can see the latest preview for Ring of Honor Wrestling on HDNet featuring ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness here: http://blip.tv/file/1875895.
ROH returns to the great white north on April 17 and 18 to Montreal, Quebec and Markham, Ontario! Currently signed for ROH’s return to Canada are: “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson, ROH World Tag Team Champions – Kevin Steen and El Generico, Austin Aries, the Necro Butcher, “that Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero, Kenny Omega, Delirious, Rhett Titus and Kenny King, and Bison Smith. More talent and match announcements are forthcoming! Tickets are now on sale for both of these big events.

The BIG TEN SALE is back exclusively at ROHWrestling.com featuring over 100 DVD’s priced at $10 each. You can also purchase general admission tickets for events in Pittsburgh, Houston, Montreal, Toronto, Dayton, & Chicago for only $10 each. We also have a special on 2nd balcony tickets for the “7th Anniversary Show” next weekend in New York City for only $10 each. You can also save 10% off your entire order. For complete details on the sale along with the 10% discount code click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=860.

The anticipation is building as we move closer to this Saturday and the launch of Ring of Honor Wrestling on HDNet! ). It’s time to mobilize! Check out a great article on Ring of Honor in the Miami Herald by writer Scott Fishman (http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/wrestling/story/947710.html) Get the word out to all ROH and wrestling fans. The landscape of television wrestling changes this Saturday night as Ring of Honor debuts on HDNet! Let your voices be heard! Get the word out on your Twitter page, update your Facebook status, or send a Myspace bulletin! Let us hear you if you’re as excited as we are and want others to be excited for the launch of ROH on HDNet! Be a part of wrestling history!