The Honor Report 06/28/14

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This past weekend, Ring of Honor made its return/debut to Pay Per View with Best In The World 2014. Let’s see what went down in the music city, Nashville, Tennessee:

ACH defeated BJ Whitmer, Caprice Coleman, Tadarius Thomas, Takaaki Watannabe and Tomasso Ciampa in Six Man Mayhem to become the #1 Contender to the ROH Television Championship
Jay Lethal retained his ROH Television Championship by defeating Matt Taven. This was Lethal’s sixth successful title defence of the ROH Television Championship.
Cedric Alexander made Roderick Strong submit in a Submission match
The Briscoe Brothers defeated Matt Hardy and Mike Bennett in a wild Grudge match
Kevin Steen defeated Silas Young
ReDRagon retained their ROH Tag Team Championship by defeating the returning Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian. This was the DRagon’s second successful title defence of the ROH Tag Team Championship.
Michael Elgin became the 20th ROH Champion by defeating defending champion Adam Cole. Cole was unsuccessful in his fourteenth title defence.

It’s been confirmed that the promotion will be returning to Wheeling, West Virginia on Saturday September 27th. It’s also been announced that the second Future of Honor event will be held on Sunday July 27th in Laurel, Delaware and the first event of 2015 has been confirmed as the promotion will be holding their first set of television tapings in the Nashville Fairgrounds on Saturday January 3rd.

The first match has been announced for Future of Honor 2 as the Women of Honor will be in action, tag team action to be precise, as Jenny Rose and Veda Scott will team up to take on Mandy Leon and Hania. Also announced are the roster members who will be in attendance: the former eight-time ROH Tag Team Champions the Briscoe Brothers, one half of the current ROH Tag Team Champions Bobby Fish, and the current ROH Television Champion Jay Lethal.

Former ROH & IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks will be returning to the promotion for the final night of the Summer Heat Tour, Death Before Dishonor XII weekend and to Wheeling, West Virginia. Also, AJ Styles will be in attendance at Wheeling, West Virginia.

As announced last week, Adam Cole, ROH Tag Team champions ReDRagon and Mike Bennett with Maria will make an appearance at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax Final night, and their matches have been confirmed. Adam Cole and Mike Bennett will take on Captain New Japan and Jushin “Thunder” Liger and the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship will be on the line as the ROH Tag Team Champions ReDRagon take on Time Splitters.

ROH Champion Michael Elgin, ROH Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly, IWGP Champion AJ Styles, ACH and Cedric have all been announced for the 2014 edtion of PWG’s Battle Of Los Angeles.

Former NFL offensive linesman Quinn “Moose” Ojinnaka of the Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams and the Indianapolis Colts has officially signed a Ring of Honor contract. This 6’5” 295lb monster joins the ranks of many professional football players who have moved from the gridiron to the squared circle.

ROH will be co-promoting with Preston Championship Wrestling on Friday November 28th at Supershow of Honor

This week in the ROH shop, there is a 50% off all event apparel and programs until 23:59pm Sunday night.

On Episode Twelve of the Kevin Kelly Show, both Kevin and Justin look back at last Sunday’s Ring of Honor Best in the World show, they look at what WWE can offer this Sunday at Money in the Bank and who are they backing in the two Money in the Bank matches. This week’s interview is with singer, song writer, model, actress and former WWE Diva Search winner, “The First Lady of Ring of Honor” Maria Kanellis. After the interview, JR and Kevin talk about what are considered the greatest factions, what is next for the free agents in NBA, what is happening at the 2014 World Cup, Kevin answers your twitter questions and the guys have another round of Wrestling’s Truth or Myth.

If you want to hear more of Maria on her very own podcast called Mike & Maria in Wonderland check it out here.

On Episode Ten of the Steve Corino Show, Steve gives his opinion (and a emotional one) on last Sunday’s Ring of Honor PPV, then he and Dan take a look at Money in the Bank this Sunday and Dan jinxes Bad News Barrett (if you didn’t hear the news, Barrett has suffered an possible shoulder injury and could be ruled out of the Money in the Bank contract match). This week’s interview is with former PWF Television Champion and PWF Tag Team Champion and long time friend of Steve’s Gullotine LaGrande. To round off this tenth episode of his show, Steve does extended version of his Twitter love as he answers your questions.

Author: Steven Sutton