There's just something special about Ring of Honor in Philadelphia! The fans at the atmosphere in the city of our birth are like nothing else. The summer of 2014 has been nothing but hot and now we're taking the final leg of the ROH SUMMER HEAT TOUR to Philly!
Already, we have World and TV Title matches signed and the return of The Young Bucks! But there's still lots more to come on August 9th:
MOOSE vs. R.D. Evans
Quinn "Moose" Ojinnaka made his official debut as an ROH contracted athlete at BEST IN THE WORLD '14 during an interview segment where - perplexingly - Veda Scott unsuccessfully offered her guidance. That night, R.D. Evans was not in the building and we have no idea what he thinks of his personal legal advisor's interjection in Nashville.
But all seemed well in Cincinnati when Evans defended The New Streak in a 4 Way Survival Match. Moose nailed his incredible flipping spear, but R.D. was able to capitalize with a pin and keep The New Streak alive - and keep Moose from winning his first official ROH match.
On the most recent episode of ROH TV, Moose put away a young wrestler in short order. While he was celebrating, Veda Scott appeared again an reiterated her offer from BEST IN THE WORLD. While it seemed Ramon was less than pleased by the proposal, once again Moose refused to accept.
But The New Streak WILL be on the line in Philadelphia - against MOOSE! Evans has already technically defeated the likes of Silas Young and even Michael Elgin (along with over a hundred conveniently undocumented victories around the world), but Moose is literally his biggest challenge yet. The former NFL offensive lineman has a bone to pick after Cincinnati - and you have to believe Veda Scott will be on the scene demanding answers of her own. Is this finally the end of the (other) greatest streak in the history of professional wrestling?
The Decade (BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs) vs. Caprice Coleman & Takaaki Watanabe
Also added to Philadelphia on August 9th is a unique tag team bout! The Decade is all about respect and humility - while being anything but respectful to they own opponents. Caprice Coleman, a respected veteran of the locker room himself, has taken exception to the attitudes of Strong, Whitmer, and Jacobs. While they call for punishment, Coleman preaches positivity.
These divergent philosophies have also lead to tangles in the ring. Cedric Alexander has also been busy with The Decade, and Coleman - his mentor and former partner - has made the save on more than one occasion. This has left Caprice in the crosshairs of The Decade, but he's not one to back down from a fight - especially when he believes in the cause.
In Philly, he'll team up with a man young in his career but eager to gain every experience possible: NJPW's Takaaki Watanabe. He's here to make his mark in North America and grow as an athlete, and there's no better was to to that than under the wing of a seasoned veteran like Coleman.
This is a first time ever match and it happens when the ROH SUMMER HEAT TOUR comes to Philadelphia on August 9th! For tickets, click HERE!
ROH World Championship
"Unbreakable" Michael Elgin vs Cedric Alexander
ROH World TV Championship
Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini vs ACH
First Time in ROH
The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) vs Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian
The Briscoes vs War Machine (Hanson & Rowe)
The Returning Brian Kendrick vs "The Last Real Man" Silas Young
Tommaso Ciampa vs Rocky Romero
Signed to appear
- Matt Taven
RING OF HONOR WRESTLING
THE SUMMER HEAT TOUR
Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Pennsylvania National Guard Armory
Philadelphia, PA 19154
6:30pm Doors Open / 7:30pm Bell Time