ROH News on Edison, Collinsville & Indianapolis

Ring of Honor returns to live action this weekend starting Friday night just outside of the St. Louis area with an event in Collinsville, IL. The show will take place at The Gateway Center, One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234. The event starts at 8 PM. The legendary Jim Cornette will be available for a FREE meet & greet autograph session with all of the fans starting at 7 PM. The main event will see ROH World Champion Austin Aries defend the title against a competitor who will be drawn from the “Austin Aries Lucky Lottery”. Other bouts include Davey Richards vs. Kenny Omega; Tyler Black vs. Chris Hero; The Young Bucks vs. Rhett Titus & Kenny King; Kevin Steen vs. Roderick Strong; Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. The House of Truth; plus Petey Williams, Claudio Castagnoli, Delirious, Colt Cabana, & more. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door on the night of the show!!! October 8th: We return to Indianapolis, IN this Saturday night for “Survival of the Fittest 2009” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (Farm Bureau Building), 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Jim Cornette will be available for a FREE meet & greet autograph session starting at 6:30 PM. ROH World Champion Austin Aries & World Tag Team Champion Davey Richards team up to face Jay & Mark Briscoe. There will be six Survival of the Fittest Qualifying Matches with the winners to advance into a six man elimination match later in the night. The last man remaining will be the winner. Five of the qualifying matches have been announced (Chris Hero vs. Kenny Omega, Colt Cabana vs. Kevin Steen, Tyler Black vs. Kenny King, Roderick Strong vs. Rhett Titus, Petey Williams vs. Claudio Castagnoli). The Young Bucks will also be in tag team action against The House of Truth. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door on the night of the show!!!

BUY 3, GET 2 FREE DVD SALE BACK FOR THE WEEKEND: With the popularity of the Buy 3, Get 2 Free Ring of Honor DVD Sale from two weeks ago, we’ve decided to bring it back for the next four days. Take advantage of this great offer from Thursday through Sunday at ROHWrestling.com. This sale will also be in effect at the live ROH events this weekend in Collinsville, IL and Indianapolis, IN. For details on how the sale works, click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=2919.

ROH World Champion Austin Aries made it known in the latest ROH Videowire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc2JbRkwfTA) and now we have the info. Should he retain the title this weekend in suburban St. Louis, Aries will indeed defend the gold on October 24th in Warsaw, Poland for Do or Die Wrestling. This event is the first professional wrestling card presented in Poland in over 16 years. And as Aries selected at random, he will face Ruckus. For more information on this event, visit www.ddwwrestling.pl. We’ll have more on this as it becomes available.

The surgery to repair the broken elbow of ROH World Tag Team Champion Eddie Edwards was a success and Edwards has already begun his physical therapy. We hope to have an updated timetable for his return next week.

Don’t forget that the stars of ROH will be making an exclusive appearance after tomorrow night’s event at Banana Joe’s in St. Louis (1911 Locust Street between 19th and 20th). Those who attend the Collinsville event will be able to secure entry for only $5.00, and that includes a free drink! Mix and mingle with your favorite ROH performers this Friday night! For more info on Banana Joe’s in downtown STL, check out http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=banan&init=quick#/pages/Saint-Louis-MO/Banana-Joes/102343553476?ref=ts.

Tyler Black is primed and ready to return to action this weekend in Collinsville and Indianapolis, and recently did an interview with Adam Testa of the Wrestling Daily. In the piece, Black talks about a variety of subjects, most notably his neck injury and subsequent surgery, as well as being in a position to make a mark in a main event role. Check out the piece at http://thewrestlingdaily.com/?p=2611. Can Tyler take that next step, get his hands on Austin Aries, and solidify his place at the forefront of ROH?

Dave Prazak was at the ROH office in Bristol, PA earlier this week to work on DVD production for the Final Countdown Tour events from Dayton & Chicago. Joining Prazak on commentary was none other than “That Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero. October 8th: We’re happy to release the remainder of the roster signed to compete when ROH and HDNet return to Philadelphia to tape six more weeks of the best wrestling on television! Signed for 11/5 and 11/6: ROH World Tag Team Champion Davey Richards, Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana, Delirious with Daizee Haze, Necro Butcher, Claudio Castagnoli, Erick Stevens, Sonjay Dutt, and Sara del Rey. We’ll have the first TV Main Events for this huge National taping next week in the Newswire! October 8th: Even with the uncertainty surrounding the ROH World Tag Team Titles at the moment, ROH still boasts the strongest tag team division of any company in years! Did you see the tag team Honor Rumble this past Monday? If not, check out http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=302A418ED17AC9C2 to view the episode, and get a taste of why ROH’s tag division has been red hot! Thanks, as always, to ROHBrazil for uploading the show! If you don’t get HDNet in your cable package, this is a great way to keep up with ROH and HDNet! Either way, don’t miss out, call your cable provider today and DEMAND to see Ring of Honor on HDNet! October 8th: Added to the roster for ROH’s big return to Edison, NJ on November 7th are: ROH World Champion Austin Aries, Kevin Steen and El Generico, Kenny Omega, “That Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero, and ROH World Tag Team Champion Davey Richards. We’ll have match announcements for this big event and all of the fallout from Collinsville and Indianapolis next week right here at www.rohwrestling.com!

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