Beer City Bruiser and Shane Taylor Compete in the first round of the Survival of the Fittest Tournament

The Best Wrestling on the Planet returns to the Alamo City on Friday, November 17 for Night One of Survival of the Fittest! Your favorite ROH stars will compete in a three-night tournament to determine the 2017 Survival of the Fittest winner. The winner of this year’s tournament will get the customary ROH World Title shot at a later date and etch their name in the history books! Seven out of ten men that have won have gone on to either win the championship with their title shot or do so at a later date – winning ROH’s preeminent tournament has proved it can launch careers!
 
The second match of the 2017 Survival of the Fittest Tournament has been finalized! The first round will be split across Night 1 in San Antonio and Night 2 in Dallas! The competitors who drew Night 1 matches will have a night of rest advantage while competitors who win on Night 2 will have the toughest road ahead to earn the title shot. 
 
The second match signed for this year’s Survival of the Fittest Tournament is a first-time match between two of ROH’s BIGGEST stars!
 
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST ROUND 1
SHANE TAYLOR vs. BEER CITY BRUISER
 
Since Shane Taylor made his ROH debut, the Knockout King of Cleveland has lost over 100 lbs, becoming stronger and more explosive than ever. Yet, after all of the weight loss, Taylor still tips the scales as one of ROH’s biggest stars.
 
Even in his lighter state, there are very few men in wrestling, yet alone ROH that are larger than Taylor. He will face one of them in the first round of Survival of the Fittest in San Antonio in Beer City Bruiser!
 
Bruiser has proved to be a tag team star, winning Tag Wars 2016 with Silas Young and beating Best Friends with Young at Global Wars – Chicago. But Bruiser, who has been successful in singles competition against bigger competitors like Brian Milonas, will venture into singles action in San Antonio! Usually an advantage for both men, their size will be negated in a match-up of a barroom brawler from Milwaukee and a man who can knock anyone out with one punch from Cleveland!
 
The wild card? Taylor has been a hitman for hire, taking opportunities to earn extra cash from everyone from QT Marshall to ROH World Champion Cody, and he has been doing it for his daughter to avoid the horrors he had to see growing up in Cleveland. And his family has settled in Texas, giving Taylor a decided home state advantage!
 
Who will win this huge first-time match up and move one step closer to earning a ROH World Title shot? Join us in San Antonio to find out!
 
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RING OF HONOR PRESENTS SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 2017 – NIGHT ONE
Austin Highway Event Center
1948 Austin Highway
San Antonio, Texas 78218 
 
ALREADY SIGNED
 
MAIN EVENT
ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY & IWGP UNITED STATES CHAMPION “THE CLEANER” KENNY OMEGA vs. THE ADDICTION (“ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & “THE HEAVY METAL REBEL” FRANKIE KAZARIAN)
 
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPION CO-HOLDERS THE YOUNG BUCKS (MATT & NICK JACKSON) vs. SCORPIO SKY & FLIP GORDON
 
SEARCH AND DESTROY (JONATHAN GRESHAM AND ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY AND CHRIS SABIN) vs. THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN, & VINNY MARSEGLIA)
 
NON-TITLE
DALTON CASTLE vs. IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION “THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL
 
TEAM CMLL (ESFINGE & REY COMETA) vs. THE DAWGS (RHETT TITUS & WILL FERRARA)
 
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST ROUND 1 MATCH
PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. JAY LETHAL
 
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST ROUND 1 MATCH
SHANE TAYLOR vs. BEER CITY BRUISER
 
 
WOMEN OF HONOR
“THE VIRTUOSA” DEONNA PURRAZZO vs. BRITT BAKER
 
SIGNED TO COMPETE
 
SILAS YOUNG
JOSH “THE GOODS” WOODS