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 eighth & final entrant: HANSON
The eighth and final entrant into the 2014 Top Prospect Tournament was discovered at a Ring of Honor training camp. Within moments of nearly six and a half feet tall Hanson's arrival, he commanded the attention of every trainer at the camp. Massive and scowling, Hanson looks like he'd be just as comfortable swinging a war hammer as he is wrestling. If no one can slay this giant, he will power his way through the tournament and straight toward Ring of Honor gold.
But don't let looks deceive you. Despite his hulking frame, Hanson is renowned for his speed and agility. In his ROH television debut, he shocked fans (and his 3 opponents), who quickly learned this big man moves like an athlete half his size. Hanson was a huge surprise in 2013 Ring of Honor. But now that the world has discovered him, he intends to spend 2014 ensuring his ROH legacy is unforgettable.
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