MAY 1ST ROH NEWSWIRE

- It is hard to believe that the New Japan-Ring of Honor Supershows are just around the corner! GLOBAL WARS and WAR OF THE WORLDS on May 10th and 17th are the hottest tickets around and ARE SOLD OUT but you can see both events live on iPPV! This is just the start of a very special relationship. Follow the ROH UStream channel HERE where you can order both events in HD. Each is just $14.95! For more info, click HERE.
 
- GLOBAL WARS on May 10th in Toronto will see matches officially sanctioned by New Japan Pro Wrestling that will give fans the best wrestling from Japan on North American soil! As exciting as the New Japan matches will be, the windup to the event will be the highly anticipated main event between Adam Cole and Kevin Steen! Steen has been one of the best competitors all year in ROH - but he has never received a rematch for the title that he lost last year at SUPERCARD OF HONOR. Can Kevin Steen make history and win the ROH Title for the second time in the same town almost 2 years to the day?  
 
- Also GLOBAL WARS will see the long awaited ROH return of Alex Shelley! Shelley is a world traveled competitor who has established himself as one of the top wrestlers on the planet in many major organizations. Shelley was involved in some of the best technical matches ROH has ever seen between 2004 and 2006. His classic bouts can be seen on his new two disc DVD "Alex Shelley: Made In Detroit" HERE.Shelley will be teaming with his New Japan partner KUSHIDA, known as the The Time Splitters, and they will challenge for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles against The Forever Hooligans and champions The Young Bucks in a 3-Way Tag Match!
 
- Jim Ross recently stated on his top rated podcast, The Ross Report, that he will be attending GLOBAL WARS in Toronto as a fan and is excited to see the star studded event showcasing the best in pro wrestling from around the world.  This Hall of Famer has seen decades of classic matches so you know this show is a major event when he’s attending as a fan. Good 'ol JR isn’t alone as media from around the world will be in attendance covering one of the biggest shows of the year for the sport.  Experience the show LIVE and on demand by purchasing the event in advance HERE.
 
- WAR OF THE WORLDS on Saturday May 17th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City will be an unforgettable night for wrestling fans. This event will see ROH talent face off against New Japan talent in a true war between two worlds! There are still matches to be announced and the upcoming New Japan event on 5/3 in Fukuoka will have a huge impact on the IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match as current champion Kazuchika Okada will defend against AJ Styles. The winner of that match will defend against Michael Elgin on May 17th.
 
- Going into WAR OF THE WORLDS we could see Kevin Steen as ROH Champion... AJ Styles as IWGP Heavyweight Champion... and either Jay Lethal, Silas Young, Tommaso Ciampa, or Matt Taven as ROH World TV Champion.
 
- The atmosphere should be very special for Michael Bennett vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi at WAR OF THE WORLDS. Bennett has stated “When I slap my one of a kind, never ever seen before hold, the Go Back to Japan on Tanahashi it will never have more meaning.”
 
- We have received a memo that R.D Evans will be at GLOBAL WARS in Toronto!
 
- At SUPERCARD OF HONOR, Roderick Strong defeated Cedric Alexander in a great one-on-one match but members of The Decade were integral in Strong's victory.  In light of that, plus what we saw on the latest edition of ROH TV, a rematch has been signed! At GLOBAL WARS, Roderick Strong and Cedric Alexander will once again lock horns...but The Decade is BANNED from ringside! This is Cedric's big moment and could be a defining moment in his career. 
 
- This week on ROH TV "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin battles New Japan's Rocky Romero for the first time ever in the main event! In addition, Tommaso Ciampa goes one-on-one with Roderick Strong, Romantic Touch faces Silas Young, and Jimmy Jacobs battles Corey Hollis. Check HERE to see if ROH TV airs in your area.
 
- The summer of 2014 will be the hottest yet for Ring of Honor! On June 6th and 7th, we hit Carbondale and Collinsville Illinois on THE ROAD TO BEST IN THE WORLD. On Night 1, ROH officials have decided to give a huge opportunity to athletes not currently in regular world title contention. In Carbondale, six men will face each other in a 6-Man Mayhem Scramble. The 6 participants were chosen at random from a pool of 12 and they include Kyle O'Reilly, ACH, Silas Young, Caprice Coleman, Matt Taven and Cedric Alexander! One of these men will face the ROH Champion in the main event and the ROH Champion could be either Adam Cole, Kevin Steen, or Jushin Thunder Liger!! On Night 2 in Collinsville, Michael Bennett has another huge opportunity when he faces "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin! will face Michael Bennett! Elgin says he's the Best in the World. Bennett claims he can beat the best despite all the "whining" from ROH fans. Tickets for both events are available HERE for Carbondale and HERE for Collinsville.
 
- The latest edition of ROH TV is now available to All Members and features Jay Lethal making his first World TV Title defense against New Japan’s Alex Kozlov! In addition, Cedric Alexander battles BJ Whitmer and ACH faces Andrew Everett in a high flying showcase! Plus ROH World Champion Adam Cole and Matt Hardy have something to say. 
 
- Fans in the Sunshine State get ready because Ring of Honor is returning to Florida for the first time since April 2012. ROH debuts at The Lakeland Center 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, Florida 33815 Saturday, October 25th at 7:30pm with a National TV Taping. Tickets are On-Sale NOW for Ringside members, and then go on sale to the General Public this Friday, May 2nd at 10AM EST. Tickets will be sold exclusively by the Lakeland Center, and can be purchased by clicking HERE. Ringside Members click HERE for their Pre Sale Code.
 
 
- The 2nd edition of THE FISH TANK is now available!
 
- ROH returns to Philadelphia and The National Guard Armory on Saturday, August 9th at 7:30pm with a stop on the SUMMER HEAT TOUR. Tickets are On-Sale NOW for Ringside members, and then go on sale to the General Public this Friday, May 2nd at 10AM EST. Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE.
 
- If you are not yet a Ringside Member but would like to get the best available seats, click HERE to sign up. Ringside Memberships start at ONLY $7.99 per month!
 
 
- The debut of the FUTURE OF HONOR from April 18th in Newville, PA is NOW available on VOD at a discounted price right HERE! The FUTURE OF HONOR allows professional wrestlers who are potential Ring of Honor future stars the opportunity to compete in the ring in officially sanctioned ROH matches. The debut event saw 8 big matches consisting exclusively of ROH seminar/try-out students, ROH Dojo graduates, and select ROH wrestling stars. The event was bare bones and raw but produced great matches from top to bottom in front of an electrifying crowd. We are very happy with the first event and are looking into another FUTURE OF HONOR event in late summer.
 
- Check out this Jimmy Jacobs interview from SLAM by clicking HERE
 
- The Voice of Ring of Honor Kevin Kelly records a new podcast every other Wednesday found at placetobenation.com. Kevin's guests have included World Champion Adam Cole, the "Phenomenal One" AJ Styles, Michael Bennett, Hanson and more. Check out "The Kevin Kelly Show" today! 
 
- "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin and Jay Briscoe have the best Win/Loss Records so far in 2014. In fact, neither man has been pinned this year.
 
- We will have a great selection of new ROH merchandise at GLOBAL WARS and WAR OF THE WORLDS!
 
 
- FLYIN’ HIGH was released on DVD this past Tuesday and includes the First Time in ROH match up of “THE PHENOMENAL” AJ STYLES taking on the “KNOCKOUT ARTIST” CHRIS HERO, an exciting match with Unbreakable Michael Elgin vs Cedric Alexander and “Mr Wrestling” Kevin Steen taking on reDRagon’s Bobby Fish. Click HERE to order now!!
 
- Speaking of great merchandise, The new Jimmy Jacobs & BJ Whitmer DVD is a fantastic recap of one of the greatest feuds in ROH history. Both members of The Decade sit down and talk for 90 minutes about their past, present and future. Order this very special DVD right HERE.
 
- We are excited to announce that next week will be "Kevin Steen Week" right here at ROHwrestling.com! Expect matches, interviews, merchandise specials and more!
 
- Also did we mention that you need to Pre Order Global Wars & War of the World Now?!? Click HERE to do so.