APRIL 2ND NEWSWIRE

- SUPERCARD OF HONOR VIII is THIS weekend and the time has come to settle the ROH World title situation once and for all as current ROH World Champion Adam Cole will battle "Real" World Champion Jay Briscoe in a LADDER WAR!! 
 
 
The winner of this match will be declared the true ROH World Champion, restoring the lineage of the title and ending the dispute over who is the "real" World Champion truly is. Jay Briscoe has not been pinned once since his return to ROH last November. On the other hand, Adam Cole has sustained several pinfall losses from Jay in non-title matches. Briscoe definitely has the experience edge in Ladder Wars but Cole has one of wrestling's most prolific ladder match competitors in his corner - his mentor, Matt Hardy. This match has been in the making for a very long time and the tension between these men is at an all time high. Both men will not be the same after Friday night. 
 
 
-The ROH World TV Title match THIS Friday is very notable as the rivalry between Tommaso Ciampa and Jay Lethal has been ongoing for quite sometime. Remember that on August 11, 2012, Lethal took on Ciampa in a 2/3 Falls match and it was during this very match that Ciampa suffered the knee injury that took him out for a year and nearly ended his career. Since returning to action last May, Ciampa has been extremely dominant and became the ROH TV Champion at FINAL BATTLE 2013. Tommaso's TV Title reign has already proven to be historic as the title was defended recently across Europe solidifying it as a WORLD title. Lethal has been a frustrated man recently as he has had Ciampa pinned for a 3 count on 2 occasions in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia but the referee missed the fall each time. So this Friday at SUPERCARD OF HONOR VIII, we will witness the next battle in the war between Jay Lethal and Tommaso Ciampa and not only will the ROH World Television Championship be on the line, but the match will be contested under 2/3 Falls rules!.
 
- Kevin Steen is already set to challenge the winner of Ladder War V at GLOBAL WARS in Toronto for the ROH World Title. But before he gets to Toronto, Steen has an historic opportunity set before him in New Orleans THIS Friday when he faces "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin for an IWGP Title shot in NYC at WAR OF THE WORLDS! By the end of May, Kevin Steen could possibly be the ROH World Champion AND IWGP Heavyweight Champion! 
 
- JUST SIGNED for SUPERCARD OF HONOR VIII THIS Friday.... BJ Whitmer, Jimmy Jacobs, and Adam Page vs. Andrew Everett & Adrenaline RUSH in a 6-Man Tag Team Scramble! The Decade says that there is a lost tradition of locker room ethics that no longer exists and Adam Page has stepped up to earn respect the right way. According to The Decade, Adam Page will be "paying his dues" until the time is right for him to step up. The Decade DOES NOT consider Page a member of the trio, just their "young boy". We all know that Adrenaline RUSH are big targets for The Decade and it will be interesting to see Page interact with The Decade as a their tag team partner this weekend.
 
GLOBAL WARS on Saturday, May 10th at the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto, Canada and AR OF THE WORLDS on Saturday, May 17th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City will both be SOLD OUT but you will be able to watch it from home LIVE on iPPV! Click HERE for details.
 
 
- Truth Martini has been obsessed with ruining Matt Taven's career since Taven fired Martini at the start of 2014. Since then, Truth has been quite successful at causing Taven to lose his recent matches and Taven is ready to put an end to Truth forever. Truth is confident that his mystery at SUPERCARD OF HONOR VIII will eliminate Taven from competition and set the wrestling world a blaze.
 
- THIS Saturday the main event will be a huge 6-Man War with Adam Cole, Matt Hardy & Michael Bennett w/ Maria facing Kevin Steen, Jay & Mark Briscoe but how will Jay and Cole be only one day after Ladder War 5?
 
- The first ever encounter between AJ Styles and Michael Elgin aired on the latest episode of ROH TV and it definitely lived up to the hype but THERE WAS NO WINNER. Both men battled to a 30 minute time limit draw and the only way for Nigel McGuinness to make things right was to sign AJ STYLES VS. MICHAEL ELGIN 2! This epic rematch will be hosted at SECOND TO NONE in Baltimore on April 19th and if the first encounter between Elgin and Styles is any indication, the second will be worth the price of admission all on its own! Order tickets for our Baltimore return HERE.
 
- Since March of 2013, reDRagon has dominated the Ring of Honor tag wrestling scene but at RAISING THE BAR NIGHT 2, current IWGP Tag Champions The Young Bucks defeated reDRagon and began their first reign with the ROH titles! Now reDRagon have the chance to earn their belts back in a number one contenders Triple Threat Tag Team match against Hanson & Rowe and The Forever Hooligans in New Orleans THIS Friday! The winners of this match on April 4th will go on to New York City for an ROH World Tag Team Championship match at WAR OF THE WORLDS. The stakes are high and the real question is how the newly formed team of Hanson & Rowe will fare in an ROH ring with 4 world class athletes.
 
- Ladies beware.... The Romantic Touch is scheduled THIS Friday for a special Pre-Show match taped as a Ringside Exclusive for ROHWrestling.com.
 
 
- This weekend ROH TV is a special ROAD RAGE edition from Milwaukee and Chicago! It features Roderick Strong vs Chris Hero and the Young Bucks challenging reDRagon for the ROH World Tag Team Championship!!!
 
 
- Check out this 4 Corner Survival with Silas Young vs. Matt Taven vs. Takaaki Watanabe vs. Caprice Coleman!
 
- Speaking of Silas Young, The streak is on the line THIS Friday when Silas Young faces RD Evans!
 
- ACH will face newcomer Andrew Everett THIS Saturday in what is sure to be an amazing high flying contest. Many people are excited for this one!
 
 
- Michael Bennett will face Mark Briscoe in a NO DISQUALIFICATION match in New Orleans THIS Friday and we all know that Mark is right at home in a No DQ environment.
 
 
- The latest edition of ROH TV is now available to Ringside Members and the main event features the epic clash between AJ Styles and "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin! Go out of your way to see this match!
 
- The latest DVD to hit the ROH Store is ROH 12TH ANNIVERSARY - COLLECTOR'S EDITION! Click HERE to see all of the extras that we have jam packed into 2 DVDs.
 
- Also available are brand new ROH T-Shirts! Check them out HERE
 
- We are pleased to announce the first ever Ring of Honor-New Japan Pro Wrestling Try-Out/Seminar! Two separate seminars will be held at the Ring of Honor Dojo in suburban Philadelphia (Bristol, PA) on Tuesday, May 13th and Wednesday, May 14th. New Japan Pro-Wrestling has been operating for over 40 years and is one of the top professional wrestling companies in the world. Attendee’s will be reviewed and receive in-ring instruction from New Japan Match makers GEDO & JADO, International talent agent TIGER HATTORI, New Japan stars SHINSUKE NAKAMURA & JUSHIN "THUNDER" LIGER plus Ring of Honor head trainer DELIRIOUS. Click HERE for all of the information.
 
– The FUTURE OF HONOR will debut at the Big Spring Event Center at 2 Chestnut St in Newville, PA at 7:30pm on Friday, April 18th, 2014. Tickets are on sale HERE and you can follow @FutureOfHonor. Expect matches to be announced next week.
 
- Be sure to check Twitter & Facebook throughout the weekend for all of the latest results & news.