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 fourth entrant: CHEESEBURGER
In less than a year, Cheeseburger has become one of the biggest fan favorites in Ring of Honor. His incredible rise from unobtrusive ringside worker to ROH television star proves that hard work and determination (and some reckless bravery) pay off! Cheeseburger's very first ROH match was against tag team champions reDRagon where he teamed with "Mr. ROH" Roderick Stong. It takes a lot to earn the Roderick Strong stamp of approval...but for the 2014 Top Prospect Tournament, Cheeseburger has the support of the entire locker room.
A graduate of the Ring of Honor Dojo, Cheeseburger's had more than his fair share of misfortune during his short wrestling career. From Mike Bennett's knockout punch to Rhino's gore, the man called Burger could have packed his bag and quit a hundred times. But he keeps bouncing back. ROH officials have determined that Cheeseburger's perseverance earned him a spot in the ROH Top Prospect Tournament. He represents the fighting spirit and willpower that will ALWAYS be the heart of Ring of Honor - in 2014 and beyond.
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!
Previously Announced Participants