ROH News: This Weekend’s Cards, Initial Pick 6 Rankings Released, Kevin Steen’s Knee Injury, and MUCH More

The following news items were posted on the November 12th edition of the ROH Newswire:

Ring of Honor is set to kickoff a big weekend of action starting Friday night in Novi, Michigan (just outside of Detroit) with a live event at Rock Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374. Bell time is 8:00 PM. The main event features Austin Aries defending the ROH World Title against Davey Richards. Other bouts include Japanese sensation Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Kenny Omega; Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. The Young Bucks; Tyler Black vs. Claudio Castagnoli; Roderick Strong vs. Chris Hero; Kenny King & Rhett Titus vs. Colt Cabana & Delirious; plus more. For information on the Rock Financial Showplace click here: http://www.rockfinancialshowplace.com/. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door on the night of the show.

On Saturday night we’re in the Toronto area with our first event at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Hall 4A, Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8. Bell time is 7:30 PM. The main event features Austin Aries vs. Kenny Omega. If Aries retains the title on Friday night this match will be for the ROH World Title. Other bouts include Tyler Black vs. Roderick Strong; El Generico vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima; Chris Hero vs. Kevin Steen; Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Erick Stevens & Joey Ryan of The Embassy; plus more. For more information on the International Centre click here: http://www.internationalcentre.com/. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door on the night of the show.

The Buy 3, Get 2 Free Ring of Honor DVD Sale will be in effect exclusively at both live events this weekend in Novi, MI and Mississauga, Ontario.

Final Battle gets bigger! As announced yesterday at ROHWrestling.com (http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=3073), both Jack Evans and Teddy Hart are making their way back to ROH in December! ROH officials want to openly thank AAA for making this possible. The addition of Evans and Hart to the previously announced Rocky Romero and Alex Koslov is great for ROH fans and we are unquestionably excited about their participation. Match announcements for all four AAA talents are coming soon right here in the ‘Wire.

This weekend’s events in Novi, MI and Mississauga, ON will undoubtedly have an impact on the Pick 6 Contenders Standings. The current rankings and Pick 6 matchups are posted at the top of the ROH Message Forum and are updated following every ROH event. There are three big contenders matches signed for this Friday night in suburban Detroit, and after that event, the contenders matches for Saturday in suburban Toronto will be updated. The current “Pick 6” are:

1. Roderick Strong
2. Tyler Black
3. Kenny Omega
4. Colt Cabana
5. Delirious
6. Claudio Castagnoli

The latest edition of the ROH Videowire is uploaded and available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7EtlowpVrM. This is chock full of information as we roll on tour this weekend, with interviews from Kevin Steen about his match against Chris Hero on Saturday, The Embassy introduces the Monster Stevens, and ROH World Champion Austin Aries has some stern words for Davey Richards before their Title Bout in Detroit. This, plus Kenny Omega’s thought on Aries before they do battle in Toronto, Roderick Strong lays it on the line to Tyler Black, and we get words from Rhett Titus and Kenny King, “That Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero, and Claudio Castagnoli has a chat with Jim Cornette!

After a terrible knee injury and a year-long rehabilitation, ROH officials are happy to announce that The Human Tornado is RETURNING TO ROH! The charismatic Californian has signed to appear when ROH debuts in Los Angeles on January 29th! ROH officials are looking forward to Tornado’s return and hope to secure more dates with him going forward.

Check out “Invasion of the Body Slammers”, a tremendous article in the Philadelphia CityPaper by Shaun Brady. Brady takes a look at the South Philly wrestling scene, and ROH is featured in the piece. http://citypaper.net/articles/2009/11/12/south-philadelphia-wrestling

Signed for Chicago on December 5th is a singles match that is sure to have a huge impact on the Pick 6. Roderick Strong’s 2009 has arguably been better than anyone on the ROH roster. Kenny Omega’s rise to fame has come quick and has no sign of slowing down. What will happen when these to men face off in Chicago with rankings at stake? Be there on December 5th and find out! Tickets are on sale now!

Kevin Steen saw a third doctor for his chronic knee issues earlier this week. He will still appear as scheduled for both events this weekend.

Steve Corino did far less talking during his return to Ring of Honor than many expected. That, however, did not stop him from making an immediate physical impact. Corino refused to face his opponent last Friday night, coming to the ring in street clothes and choosing instead to forfeit, and then went on to beat Lance Lude senseless anyway. Then on Saturday night, Corino made extremely short work of “Right Leg” Ridge, finishing him off with a devastating reverse piledriver and sliding lariat. Many have wondered about Corino’s motives, and while speaking with HDNet producers on camera, Corino mentioned that he “has his eye on someone” in Ring of Honor. Corino will be a part of Final Battle weekend on 12/18 in Manassas, VA and 12/19 in New York City.

Just signed for this Friday night just outside of Detroit is tag team action! The House of Truth, Christin Able and Josh Raymond with Truth Martini, will oppose the team gunning for the World Tag Team Titles on 12/19 – Mark and Jay – The Briscoe Brothers!

Final Battle Weekend already has an impressive list of talent with Teddy Hart, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov, and Steve Corino. In addition, already announced for 12/19 in NYC is the American Wolves versus the Briscoe Brothers for the ROH World Tag team Championship. We’re happy to announce that the following talents will be a part of the festivities: ROH World Champion Austin Aries, Kevin Steen and El Generico, Roderick Strong, and the Necro Butcher! We’ll have more talent announcements next week!

The Final Countdown Tour: Chicago is now in stock and available on DVD at ROHWrestling.com. This event features Bryan Danielson challenging Austin Aries for the ROH World Title; The American Wolves vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe for the World Tag Team Titles; Young Bucks vs. Dark City Fight Club; Colt Cabana vs. Claudio Castagnoli; plus more. Don’t forget all Ring of Honor DVD’s now include the option to watch the event with or without commentary.

The BIG TEN SALE is back at ROHWrestling.com. You can now purchase over 100 Ring of Honor DVD’s for only $50 (50% off the regular price), buy tickets for upcoming live events in Chicago Ridge, IL and Manassas, VA for $10, plus save an additional 10% Off Your Order. For complete details on the sale click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/article.aspx?id=860.

Attention FIP fans. All Full Impact Pro DVD’s are now on sale at ROHWrestling.com. All regularly priced $10 DVD’s are on sale for $5. All regularly priced $15 DVD’s are on sale for only $10 each. You can also use the 10% discount code from the BIG TEN SALE to save some additional money off your order. For a complete list of FIP titles click here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/shoponline.asp?point=products&catid=217.

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