As announced yesterday the 2013 Top Prospect Tournament will take place on Saturday January 5th when ROH returns to Baltimore for our 1st “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings of 2013!
The first two prospects for the field of eight have been set by ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness and they are:
This independent prospect impressed ROH officials, and McGuinness in particular, when he made his debut at “Death Before Dishonor X”, and nearly scored the upset of the night by beating Kyle O'Reilly. ROH fans have been clamoring for the return of ACH and now they have it! The burden now falls on ACH's shoulders to prove himself worthy of his spot in the field and possibly earn himself a more solid spot in Ring of Honor.
2) “God's Gift" QT Marshall w/ RD Evans
QT made a bit of an impact on ROH when he fought for, and earned, his contract at “Boiling Point 2012” but since then his momentum has stalled. He was eliminated in the Qualifying Round of “Survival of the Fittest 2012” despite being taken on as a client by RD Evans then at “Final Battle 2012” found himself cornering Evans as he fought Prince Nana. The Barrister has promised though that with having won his “moral victory” (RD's words) over Nana, all of his focus is on providing Marshall with all the tools he needs to (again RD's words) “be a better wrestler, better man, and better everything than Tommaso Ciampa ever was”. A victory in this tournament would be the perfect way for QT to kick off his 2013 and make a statement that it is going to be his year...
In addition to ACH & Marshall, six other individuals will battle it out in a one night, single elimination tournament with, in Nigel's words, “something special” in store for the winner! In 2011 when we last held the tourney the prize was a shot at the World TV Title, what will be at stake this year? Be there live in Baltimore on 1/5/12 to find out for yourself and check back tomorrow, as well as next week, to find out who the other 6 men involved in the 2013 Top Prospect Tournament will be!!! Tickets are on-sale now!