While World TV Champion Matt Taven is coming off a successful title defense over Mark Briscoe at “Border Wars 2013”, World Tag Team Champions reDRagon are coming off a weekend of rest and relaxation...or at the very least, a weekend away from the grind of the ring wars.
Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish, coming out of “Supercard of Honor VII” claimed O'Reilly suffered a serious arm injury during his one-on-one battle with Davey Richards on ROH TV and thus would be unable to compete at “Border Wars 2013” or during the ROH TV Tapings the following day. Watching the match back, it is very likely that Kyle suffered some sort of injury during that bout and a picture he made public afterward reinforced the likelihood. Whether or not it was an injury serious enough to keep him out of competition, well that is up for debate...
I have seen people questioning the legitimacy of my injury.” said Kyle to ROHWrestling.com, “As far as those people and their utterly disrespectful accusations, I have absolutely nothing to say. Bobby and I are champions, we will fight through injury whenever possible, but sometimes it is in the best interest of our futures to allow time to heal up. If you think that we did nothing but kick back and relax while ROH was in Canada, the fans and The Briscoes will see for first-hand just how wrong that assumption is when we put Jay and Mark down...AGAIN...this Saturday. Oh, and we are well aware of what's waiting for us in the near future...we know Caprice and Cedric are all lined up to get a shot. They will learn, just like The Briscoes and The Wolves before them, what happens when you chase the dragon...”
What Kyle is referring to is that C&C Wrestle Factory are due a future World Tag Team Title shot but they aren't the only ones with a golden opportunity in their future. Jay Lethal, already a former TV Champion, is also owed a shot at the title he lost last year. Now ROH officials have made a huge six-man tag for our return to Richmond with all three contenders facing off with the champions they will challenge.
It's Jay Lethal, Caprice Coleman, & Cedric Alexander vs. World TV Champion Matt Taven & World Tag Team Champions reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish)! It will go down in Richmond on May 18th along with BJ Whitmer challenging Jay Briscoe for the ROH World Title! Can the challengers get a leg up on the champions before they get their title opportunities? Be there live to find out! For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here!