Editor’s Note: I apologize for the lateness of this update, with regards to when ROH posted it.Â My wife and I just recently moved, and I’m getting back into things.
Jay & Mark Briscoe have slowly undergone a transformation right before our very eyes. Maybe it started with the harsh reception the NYC crowd has been giving the boys from Delaware ever since â€œSupercard of Honor Vâ€. Maybe it started inside when they were blocked from ever challenging The Kings of Wrestling for the tag titles again following a loss on HDNet months ago. Maybe it was â€œFinal Battle 2010â€ or maybe it didnâ€™t really click in until January of this year when both Jay & Mark lost World & TV Title bouts respectively.
Whenever it may have been, something snapped inside the 6-time former ROH Tag Champions and it all exploded out in their loss to the All Night Express at â€œManhattan Mayhem IVâ€. It continued during â€œHonor Takes Center Stageâ€ weekend when Jay & Mark beat Adam Cole & Kyle Oâ€™Reilly on the first night, then engaged in bloody warfare with the ANX on day two, and capped it off by telling the fans in attendance where to stick it (in the politest of terms).
As you can see above, their new foundâ€¦or rather rediscoveredâ€¦attitude didnâ€™t end after they cleaned up the blood, but rather was turned from the ANX towards the newly crowned ROH World Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin.
Fresh off a victory over the American Wolves, Wrestlingâ€™s Greatest Tag Team was issued a challenge from The Briscoes and ROH officials are very excited to announce that WGTT contacted our offices and demanded that match be made ASAP.
â€œThose boys need to be taught a lesson in respect and thatâ€™s something Shelton and I would love to do.â€ said Charlie Haas, â€œWe will gladly give them a shot at our belts. Theyâ€™ve more than proven their worthy, hell theyâ€™re 6-time champs themselves. But what Iâ€™m seeing out of the Briscoes now, well itâ€™s not something I like, itâ€™s not something I respect. So you will get your shot Jay and Mark, and rest assured you will regret asking for it as soon as that bell rings.â€
As if â€œROH Revolutionâ€ weekend wasnâ€™t big enough with a World Title match, a No DQ match, the 1st Blood Match, and a Tag Team dream rematchâ€¦now Wrestlingâ€™s Greatest Tag Team will defend the ROH World Tag Team Titles on May 7th when ROH returns to the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto! Jay & Mark Briscoe will attempt to bring an early end to Haas & Benjaminâ€™s tag title run and net their historic 7th title reign. WGTT have defeated the Briscoes once before at the â€œ9th Anniversary Showâ€, and are essentially unbeaten since their first ROH bout at â€œGlory by Honor IXâ€. They look to ride that momentum into â€œROH Revolution: Canadaâ€ and begin their own journey into the lore of Ring of Honor. Tickets can be purchased right here.
Haas and Benjamin put on a fantastic match at the 9th Anniversary Show against The Briscoes, and with the titles on the line, I’d anticipate both teams really pulling out all the stops.Â Coupled with Edwards/Hero and Daniels/Generico, plus the likely fantastic Larry Sweeney tribute match between Colt Cabana and Delirious, and you’ve got a pretty tremendous show on your hands.
Tags: Charlie Haas, Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe, Ring of Honor, ROH, shelton benjamin, The Briscoe Brothers, Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team