The Ring of Honor 2014 Top Prospect Tournament begins on January 4th, 2014 in Nashville, TN! Matt Taven - 2013's tournament winner - wasted no time capitalizing on his title of "Top Prospect," attracting the managerial expertise of Truth Martini and becoming ROH TV Champion. Now Taven is days away from making history as longest reigning television champion.
Four opening round matches and the semi-finals will all take place in Nashville on January 4th.
The Finals will take place on January 25th in Pittsburgh at "Wrestling's Finest" - and not only will the winner be named the ROH 2014 Top Prospect but he will also shoot to the top of the ranks earning an ROH TV Title Match on Friday, February 21st in Philadelphia, PA at our 12th Anniversary.
Each of the eight entrants in this tournament caught the eye of ROH officials for a unique reason. Some are powerhouses, some are high flyers. Some have impressed in past ROH matches, some are stepping between ROH ropes for the first time. But these eight man were carefully selected because every single one of them is a potential Ring of Honor star. In 2013, ROH rebuilt itself on a foundation of HONOR and athleticism. In 2014, the Top Prospect will represent the future of the best wrestling on the planet.
The third entrant: "BENCHMARK" BILL DALY
Unlike the previous two entrants, the name "Bill Daly" is likely unfamiliar to most ROH fans. But according to the Benchmark, by the time the 2014 Top Prospect Tournament concludes, his is the only name that will matter. "Benchmark" Bill Daly caught the attention of ROH officials at a recent training camp. He was so impressive that he was immediately slotted into the next Top Prospect Tournament.
The Benchmark comes to Ring of Honor with his own "team" of sponsors and support staff. In every single aspect of his training regime, Bill Daly demands the absolute best. And according to him, the best are more than happy to compensate him for his endorsement: he's here to put the "professional" back in professional wrestling. From his supplements to his trusty corner man, "Team Benchmark" ensures Bill Daly can be the ultimate athlete - and aren't the ROH champions be the very best wrestlers on the planet? In the eyes of "Benchmark" Bill Daly, he's 2014's Top Prospect and the future TV Champion without having a single match in Ring of Honor. He is the new standard for ROH star. He is The Benchmark.
Want to witness the Top Prospect Tournament in person? Tickets to Nashville's opening and semi final matches can be purchased here. "Wrestling's Finest" in Pittsburgh will crown the 2014 Top Prospect. Finally, be sure to check out the 12th Anniversary where the new Top Prospect receives his guaranteed TV Title opportunity!