Manhattan Mayhem V Update!

**SPOILERS INCLUDED** The latest for our NYC return on 8/17...
We are heading back to NYC on August 17th for “Manhattan Mayhem V” featuring the next round of the World Title Tournament, reDRagon challenging for the World Tag Team Titles, and a whole lot more! Before we get there, let's take a look at what happened in Toronto this past Saturday night during the “All Star Extravaganza V” event and see how it affected the NYC line-up!
First up, Tommaso Ciampa defeated Silas Young to advance to the Quarter-Final round of the tourney. Unfortunately the match-up between Michael Bennett and BJ Whitmer that would have determined Ciampa's opponent ended in a No Contest after Whitmer suffered a serious injury due to an apron pile driver. Whitmer, who had lost feeling in the right side of his body, was unable to continue and was rushed to a hospital for testing. As of this writing, BJ has been released from the hospital, and as it pertains to the tournament, Nigel McGuinness will make an announcement shortly.
In other other first round match-ups, Kevin Steen was victorious over the returning Brian Kendrick, Roderick Strong put down World TV Champion Matt Taven, and Michael Elgin bested Paul London. In the only Quarter-Final bout of the evening, Adam Cole cleanly pinned Jay Lethal to advance to the semi-finals which will take place in Philadelphia on September 20th.
Here's a look at the brackets as they stand now:
The tag title scene was shaken up once again in Toronto when The Forever Hooligans of Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov made their first defense of the World Tag Team Titles they captured on 7/27 in Providence against The American Wolves. Every bit the hard-fought main event you would expect, ultimately the Wolves came out with their hands raised as the NEW, and for the 2nd time, World Tag Team Champions! Now Davey & Eddie will head into NYC to defend those championships against the men who lost them to The Hooligans in the first place, reDRagon! The Wolves & reDRagon have split a pair of bouts in NYC (Final Battle 2012 & Supercard of Honor VII) and now the rubber match will go down as part of “Manhattan Mayhem V” on 8/17!!
Right now the line-up looks like this:
World Tag Team Title Match
The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) defend versus reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly)
Quarter-Final Tournament Match
Roderick Strong versus Kevin Steen
Quarter-Final Tournament Match
“Machine Gun” Karl Anderson versus “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin
Quarter-Final Tournament Match
“The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa versus TBD
Also in action will be:
- The Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov)
- World TV Champion Matt Taven w/ Truth Martini
- C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander)
- Adrenaline RUSH (ACH & Tadarius Thomas)
- Silas Young
- Adam Page
- QT Marshall & RD Evans
- Plus a special appearance by Prince Nana!
As a special bonus, has learned that in NYC Tommaso Ciampa will be accompanied by a live performance of his entrance music from Last Remaining Pinnacle!
For more information on the band, click here and check back with as more matches are finalized and we get closer to our return to the Hammerstein Ballroom! Meanwhile, head over to the ROH Store and pick up your tickets for August 17th right here!!