Jay Lethal and Punishment Martinez Meet 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 first 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 first match signed for this year’s Survival of the Fittest Tournament is a first-time match between one of ROH’s fastest-rising stars and one of its most legendary!
 
PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. JAY LETHAL
 
Punishment Martinez is one of ROH’s hottest stars. After scoring a decisive victory over “Switchblade” Jay White in a Vegas Street fight at Death Before Dishonor, Martinez has firmly entrenched himself in the championship scene. 
 
In San Antonio, he will face a man who has been in the championship scene since he returned to ROH almost five years ago, the cornerstone, the franchise of Ring of Honor,  former ROH World Champion Jay Lethal!
 
These two will meet for the very first time in San Antonio! Lethal, fresh off of a 3-0 record in singles competition on the Global Wars Tour, and Martinez, with recent victories over Jonathan Gresham, Flip Gordon, White, and former ROH World Television Champion Will Ospreay, are two of the hottest stars in ROH and will duke it out for a spot in the Survival of the Fittest Finals in Oklahoma City on Sunday November 19! 
 
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
 
WOMEN OF HONOR
“THE VIRTUOSA” DEONNA PURRAZZO vs. BRITT BAKER
 
SIGNED TO COMPETE
 
SILAS YOUNG & BEER CITY BRUISER
SHANE TAYLOR
JOSH “THE GOODS” WOODS