Ever since they earned each other's respect in the finals of the 2014 Top Prospect Tournament, Hanson and Raymond Rowe have plowed through ROH as a cohesive unit. WAR MACHINE is in the midst of a rivalry with the Briscoes, impressing in every single outing with their incredible power and shocking agility.
But last week, Raymond Rowe was involved in a terrifying accident while on his motorcycle. As displayed in the photos that have emerged, Rowe suffered severe lacerations and bruising as well as a broken arm which will require surgery and rehabilitation. As of now, Rowe is out of action indefinitely. He has already assured ROH that he will be back as soon a possible - better and stronger than ever!
Until then, we have now confirmed that HANSON intends to try his luck as a singles competitor while he waits for his partner to recover. And has two big matches lined up for DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR weekend
On August 22nd, he'll take on a former ROH World Champion: RODERICK STRONG! The seeds for this match were planted at FIELD OF HONOR. Post match, Strong and The Decade were antagonizing the trio of young athletes they'd just beaten. Hanson hit the ring with a baseball bat and chased The Decade. Now Strong and Hanson will square off one-on-one in Milwaukee!
And the next night on August 23rd, Hanson will have what might be the biggest singles opportunity of his career - against ADAM COLE! Cole is the most recent former World Champion and undeniably one of the most elite professional wrestlers in the entire world. He's just returned from his debut in NJPW. In many ways, Adam Cole was a so-called "top prospect" when he debuted in ROH...and while not everyone loves his attitude, he has risen from "top prospect" to the top of the game. Now Hanson is in a position to start making is own journey.
Everyone at ROH wishes Raymond Rowe a speedy, safe recovery. But until WAR MACHINE can be reunited, the heat is on for HANSON! Be there live! For tickets to Milwaukee, click HERE. And to be there in Chicago Ridge, click HERE.
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR XII - MILWAUKEE
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
The Turner Hall Ballroom
1034 North 4th Street
ROH World Championship Match
"Unbreakable" Michael Elgin vs "The Last Real Man" Silas Young
"The Phenomenal" AJ Styles vs World Tag Team Champion, Kyle O'Reilly
"The Sicilian Psychopath" Tommaso Ciampa vs. Jimmy Jacobs
Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs. Adam Cole & Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis
The Young Bucks vs. The Briscoes
Roderick Strong vs. Hanson
World TV Champion Jay Lethal with manager Truth Martini will be in Action!
SIGNED TO APPEAR...
- World Tag Team Champion, Bobby Fish
- Plus More
Ring of Honor Wrestling Presents
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR XII - CHICAGO
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
The Frontier Fieldhouse
9807 Sayre Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL
7:30pm Cst Bell Time
ROH World Championship
"Unbreakable" Michael Elgin vs Tommaso Ciampa
8-Man Team Elimnation Match
The Briscoes, Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs The Young Bucks & ROH World Tag Team Champions, reDRagon
"The Phenomenal" AJ Styles vs Cedric Alexander
ROH World TV Champion Jay Lethal vs. Caprice Coleman
Adam Cole vs. Hanson
SIGNED TO APPEAR...
- Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis
- Plus More