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 sixth entrant: ROMANTIC TOUCH
A stroll on the beach, a candlelit dinner...and a dropkick delivered straight to the teeth. These are a few of Romantic Touch's favorite things. He claims "Lovers Township, New Jersey" as his hometown and hides his face behind a mask adorned with roses. Why so secretive? While we don't know much about this mysterious stranger, his victory in a recent ROH Ringside a exclusive match proved he is more than just a hip swivel.
Undoubtably, it will be difficult for any of the seven other men in the Top Prospect Tournament to prepare for Romantic Touch. With so little information and footage available, there's no way for whoever faces him to fully scout this enigmatic athlete. If he can keep his focus on the ring - and not any ladies at ringside - Romantic Touch might shock all of ROH by becoming the 2014 Top Prospect.
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