ROH News: Black vs. Aries (again), Steen & Corino, ROH App, and more

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

NBC film crews were on hand at this past weekend’s ROH on HDNet tapings in South Philly to shoot the upcoming Jerry Seinfeld production “The Marriage Ref” (click here for a promo). DJ Peter Rosenberg from the New York radio station Hot97FM was present as well (well, at least it’s not Bubba The Love Sponge).

Kenny Omega, Chris Hero, and Claudio Castagnoli are currently in tours of Japan. Hero and Castagnoli are wrestling for Pro Wrestling NOAH.

Tyler Black will receive ANOTHER shot at Austin Aries’ ROH World Title at ROH’s 8th Anniversary Show, on Feebruary 13th in New York City. As explained here, in order to ensure there is a winner this time, three judges have been appointed – one selected by each contestant, and one by Jim Cornette. Aries selected Kenny King. Black selected Roderick Strong. Cornette selected himself (this humble writer’s prediction? Strong screws Black. Black blows another title match. Black and Strong feud).

In last night’s show and in today’s Wire, ROH is teasing a budding association between Steve Corino and Kevin Steen. Colt Cabana appears to be involved in this angle (as siding with El Generico feuding with both men) as well.

Speaking of Colt Cabana, he and his improv comedy team, Kayfabe, will be performing every Wednesday night from January 27 through March 10 at ComedySportz, in Chicago. The first 10 people to e-mail will receive free tickets to the January 20th media/private show. Check out ComedySportz’s website or Ticketmaster for tickets to the shows.

The official ROH App for the iPod and iTouch is now available. Those using the iTunes store can search “ROH”, “ROH Wrestling”, or “Ring of Honor”.

The Wire is teasing a “big match” for the Dark City Fight Club at the 8th Anniversary Show, in light of DCFC’s win over the American Wolves this past Saturday.

An announcement regarding Brian Kendrick’s challenge to a “high profile ROH star” for the 8th Anniversary Show is forthcoming.

The following wrestlers have been signed for the February 5th and 6th ROH on HDNet tapings: Necro Butcher, Kenny King, Davey Richards, El Generico, Colt Cabana (2/5), and Tyler Black. ROH has promised a “big announcement” in next week’s Newswire regarding this set of tapings.

ROH is running a “30% Off Your Next Order” sale until Friday Morning. Click here for details and for the promotion code (ROH is like the Joseph A. Bank of the wrestling world. They have so many sales that it’s strange when they don’t).

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