Jason “JerseyViper” Namako sent this in:
The Ring of Honor Newswire for August 9th
– The first ever Ring of Honor TV Tapings for the Sinclair Broadcast Group is THIS Saturday and we expect a jam packed crowd that will witness history. The Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL is the place to be THIS Saturday and all of the Ring of Honor wrestlers and staff are ready to show the world that ROH stands for the best professional wrestling in the world today. Be sure to attend live and be the first to see our new set up and ring. “The new ROH ring will be as new and fresh as the action.” stated Jim Cornette. “The ROH ring was constructed for us under our own specifications. It is the best ring that I have seen in 25 years.” ROH will have a new look but all of the same great professional wrestling you have come to expect. September 24th, 2011 is the day that ROH begins a new era and become the only wrestling promotion in the United States with a major, multi-market presence on broadcast TV. Be there live THIS Saturday to see all of the happenings before they air on television. Tickets for the 8/13 live TV Taping are available here, http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=201.
– Officially signed for this Saturday in Chicago Ridge, IL at the TV tapings is Tommaso Ciampa with The Embassy taking on Andy “Right Leg” Ridge in singles action. Ciampa has yet to be pinned in Ring of Honor competition and Ridge is looking for that big win to take his career to the next level. Each man has a lot to prove going into the new era of ROH.
– Ring of Honor returns to New York City for “Death Before Dishonor IX” on September 17th, 2011! This event will air worldwide on iPPV (http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Wrestling/ROH___Death_Before_Dishonor_IX/1146)! We can now confirm the first batch of talent signed for this huge event. Roderick Strong, Charlie Haas, Shelton Benjamin, and El Generico have all officially signed to appear. Tickets for this event are available in the ROH Store right here: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=546.
– Ring of Honor management is happy to announce that they have come to terms with Jay Lethal and he is now officially under ROH contract. The former ROH Pure Champion was a part of Ring of Honor from 2003 – 2006 and in that time frame captured the ROH Pure Title, contended for the ROH Tag Titles, and battled everyone from CM Punk to Samoa Joe to Christopher Daniels. Returning to the fold at “Best in the World 2011”, Lethal defeated “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett and is now scheduled to challenge for the ROH World TV Title against champion El Generico THIS Saturday night in Chicago Ridge, IL!
– Steve Corino recently wrote a letter to ROH fans, talent, and staff (http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/a-plea-from-steve-corino/) that ROH officials have made public. In addition, as a direct result of that letter (http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/jacobs-corino-get-their-wish/), ROH officials have decided to allow both Corino & Jimmy Jacobs at the event in Chicago Ridge and Jacobs will compete against “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett. This marks Jimmy’s first match in ROH since 2009 when he lost to Tyler Black inside a Steel Cage.
– Your first chance to pick up official NEW logo ROH apparel will be Saturday night in Chicago Ridge. We’ll have a limited supply of the first two official new logo T-Shirts and a brand new black baseball cap. Online preorders will begin next week at ROHWrestling.com so if you want to be the first to show off the new ROH logo be there this Saturday night!!!
– Jim Fields from Two Spot Monkeys recently conducted an interview with “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin. To read it click here: http://twospotmonkeys.blogspot.com/2011/08/interview-with-unbreakable-michael.html.
– Now in stock and available for immediate shipping at ROHWrestling.com is “Tag Team Turmoil 2011″ from Richmond, VA on July 8th. This event was headlined by a tremendous tag team encounter featuring The American Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) vs. Roderick Strong and Michael Elgin with Truth Martini; Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defend the World Tag Team Titles against Colt Cabana and El Generico; Kenny King vs. “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett; the ROH Contenders Tag Team Lottery Tournament; plus more. To order click on the DVD image below.
– We encourage all of the ROH faithful to bring streamers and be louder then ever this Saturday. We want to show the world why we have the best fans on the planet.