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On the heels of a week of phone calls, e-mails, and meetings with Shane Hagadorn, ROH officials have finalized the paperwork for Eddie Edwardsâ€™ next World Title defense on May 7th when Ring of Honor returns to The Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto. His opponent: “That Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero!
As one of only two men who have pinned Eddie Edwards since his “Survival of the Fittest 2010” win, Chris Hero has not challenged for the World Title since “Bitter Friends, Stiffer Enemies 2” in April 2010 when he fought Tyler Black. Now, with the fire of recently losing the World Tag Titles in his heart, Hero comes after Edwards with a vengeance.
“Hagadorn did his job well.” stated Hero, “And soon it will be time for me to do mine. Eddie Edwards, you felt the force of my elbows in Plymouth and you know what it feels like to be rendered unconscious by me! Hold that title tight for the little time you have left with it, because in Toronto…the city where I beat Lance Storm, the city where Claudio and I slaughtered The Briscoes….in Toronto I will bring your championship dreams to a brutal conclusion!”
“Chris Hero thinks he knows me.” stated Eddie Edwards, “He thinks he has my number after pinning me in Plymouth. Watch the tape Chris, and look at what it took to put me down that night. Look at my fight with Roderick and look at what he put me through, but look at who took the belt home that night. Chris, this championship is everything to me, and there is nothing you can possibly do that will put me down for the count.”
May 7, 2011 in Toronto, ON, Canada; Eddie Edwards vs. Chris Hero, ROH World Title on the line! Ring of Honor is coming off a huge weekend in Atlanta and weâ€™re going to carry that momentum into a weekend of “Revolution”! Join us in Dearborn & Toronto and revolt against the norm as ROH creates an uprising in true pro wrestling. Get your tickets now!
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This should be a tremendous main event for Toronto.Â Eddie, like Tyler Black, is great in the underdog role, and Hero’s moveset, size, etc. are always a great recipe for him to be a dominating heel for the young face champ to overcome.Â I look for a similar title match to what Black/Hero was at “Bitter Friends, Stiffer Enemies 2,” and if I thought I could be there for it live, I would be in a heartbeat.Â In addition, their match from Survival of the Fittest 2010 was probably the best of the qualifying matches.Â Definitely a good start to ROH’s “Revolution” weekend.Â The company doesn’t generally name shows in advance unless they’re planning something big, and I look forward to seeing what else they have up their sleeve.
Tags: Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, Ring of Honor, ROH, Shane Hagadorn