JULY 3RD NEWSWIRE

- Huge news today as Nigel McGuinness announced that ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe has been stripped of the ROH Title.
 
 
The ROH Match Maker stated that he cannot allow Briscoe to compete until officially cleared by doctors for his own health and the integrity of the ROH World Championship. Jay will be out of action anywhere between 3 to 6 months recovering from a severe shoulder injury resulting in the World Title being vacant for the first time!
 
- With the ROH Championship vacant, there will be a giant tournament featuring 16 men battling it out for the right to hold the most prestigious wrestling championship in the world today! It starts in Providence on July 27th and continues in Toronto on August 3rd, NYC on August 17th, and culminates during “Death Before Dishonor XI” weekend on September 20th & 21st in the place ROH was born.... Philadelphia! 

- The first man entered, as Nigel stated in his video, will be the top contender to the championship: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin! Elgin had been patiently waiting for a title opportunity he earned back at “Supercard of Honor VII” when he defeated Jay Lethal but was one of many people sidetracked by the S.C.U.M situation. "This championship is the ultimate goal" Elgin stated. "The ROH Championship means more than any belt in wrestling. The ROH Championship is on a pedestal above all titles because every champion has truly earned it. Every single champion in history has defined themselves as the best in the world because they EARNED this belt. Nobody attained it easy.... nobody. I will climb to the top." Elgin now finds himself the first man entered into the tournament that kicks off later this month and his 1st round match-up will go down in the city where he was originally scheduled to challenge for the World Title: Toronto on August 3rd!

- Nigel is currently signing competitors from all over the world in order to make this the most prestigious tournament wrestling has seen in a very long time. Expect more competitors to be announced EVERY DAY until the field is complete. This is going to be big so make sure you are checking out ROHWrestling.com each day, even over the holiday weekend!
 
- And speaking of the holiday weekend, there will be a BIG July 4th Weekend sale STARTING TOMORROW right here in the ROH Store!  Make sure you come back this weekend to check out the sale and the tournament competitors as they get announced!
 
- In the absence of the ROH Title there will be an added focus on the ROH World Tag Team Titles. Expect the division to heat up quick!
 
 
- As we saw here in a video Jay Briscoe sent to ROHWrestling.com before Nigel made his official statement, Jay is obviously injured but is also obviously upset at the speculation and rumors about his & Mark’s future as well as the future of the World Title he fought so hard for the last eleven years to finally win.
 
 
- This week kicks off the biggest month in "Ring of Honor Wrestling" TV history! The windup this week features Matt Taven with The H.O.T defending his ROH TV Title against "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards! In addition, the long awaited Women of Honor battle between MsChif and Veda Scott takes place! Plus, Silas Young vs. Adam Page and C & C Wrestle Factory are in tag action! Don't miss ROH TV in the month of July!
 
- We are offering all the ROH faithful worldwide a chance at Early Bird Access to the next several episodes of ROH TV! Right now, for just $2.99 each you can see the biggest month of ROH TV ever before it airs on television! If you can't wait until the next episode of ROH TV, then this is your chance to get ahead of game! Click HERE to order now!
 
 
- “A Night of Hoopla” on July 11th just keeps getting more and more unique! You CANNOT miss out on this one because it is an event unlike any you will ever see in Ring of Honor! Tickets are available HERE in the ROH Store!!!
 
- On July 12th Ring of Honor heads back to Brew City and The Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee for another night loaded with the best professional wrestling on the planet!  Already signed are a pair of American Wolves/reDRagon clashes with Eddie Edwards versus Kyle O'Reilly and Davey Richards versus Bobby Fish! Tickets are on-sale now!
 
- Saturday night July 13th we head back to Dearborn, MI for another huge live event at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center! Already signed for that night is a battle of four of the best with The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) taking on the pairing of Jay Lethal & Michael Elgin! Ring of Honor is the best pro wrestling on the planet and it comes back to Dearborn, MI on Saturday July 13th! Tickets are on-sale HERE in the ROH Store!
 
- Rhino's services have been acquired and he will compete in both Milwaukee and Dearborn!
 
- After the show on July 13th catch the "Best In The World 2013" viewing party at Baily's Sports Grill on 22091 Michigan Ave in Dearborn, MI! $2 pints all day long!
 
- The tournament begins when ROH returns to Providence, Rhode Island on July 27th at the RI Convention Center! Expect our TV cameras to be in the house and expect a loaded lineup! Tickets are on-sale right HERE.
 
- Ring of Honor's Toronto return on August 3rd will be "All Star Extravaganza V"!!! You will see exactly why very soon....
 
- The next few months will possibly be the most interesting months we have ever seen in ROH.
 
- Have a great 4th of July holiday and remember to be safe!