In just a few days, Ring of Honor will be RAISING THE BAR of professional wrestling in Milwaukee and Chicago Ridge! These lineups are completely stacked with returning stars, newer faces, and heated grudges. We can now confirm a new, huge match for Milwaukee that could have a major impact on the tag title scene!
For months, Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish proclaimed they'd run all their competitors out of ROH and there were no more credible challengers to their titles. Ring of Honor responded by lining up several opportunities for teams, including Adrenaline RUSH, who DEFEATED reDRAgon in a Proving Ground match. At the 12th Anniversary, ACH and Tadarius Thomas had the titles won, but it turned out Bobby Fish's foot was on the ropes during the 3 count.
Regardless of that disappointing outcome, Adrenaline RUSH pushed the champions harder than perhaps anyone expected, proving they have what it takes to hold the titles - and proving that tag team competition in ROH is as strong as ever. After their stellar performance in Philadelphia, Adrenaline RUSH will step into the ring with reDRagon once again in Milwaukee!
But there will be another team in the mix. A team who also shook up ROH on the 12th Anniversary, but in a very different way.
Outlaw Inc. hadn't been seen in Ring of Honor after Final Battle, where they nearly incited a riot after their tag title match. But since that night they've made their plans clear - destroying ROH, destroying the "corporate machine," and unleashing the sort of chaos Eddie Kingson and Homicide specialize in.
However, the fact remains that at Final Battle, the champions used a steel chair assisted version of Chasing the Dragon to retain their titles. Despite their anti-ROH agenda, Outlaw Inc. have a legitimate issue with how the end of their last tag team title opportunity played out.
For that reason, BOTH Adrenaline RUSH and Outlaw Inc. will tangle with reDRagon in Milwaukee on March 7th! But instead of a traditional triple threat match, this will be contested under an INSTANT REWARD stipulation. If a member of Adrenaline RUSH or Outlaw Inc. can pin Kyle O'Reilly or Bobby Fish, they will be rewarded with a tag team title shot - immediately! The team not involved in the first fall will be eliminated. But the remaining team will be granted an Instant Reward title match and could leave Milwaukee as ROH World Tag Team Champions!
Also just announced for Raising the Bar: Night One on March 7th:
TYSON DUX VS. MICHAEL BENNETT W/ MARIA KANELLIS
CEDRIC ALEXANDER & ADAM PAGE VS. BJ WHITMER & JIMMY JACOBS
For tickets to the first night of our 2 day Raising the Bar weekend, click HERE!
Ring of Honor presents
“RAISING THE BAR NIGHT 1”
Friday, March 7th, 2014
Bell time - 7:30 pm CST
The Turner Hall Ballroom
1034 N 4th St - Milwaukee, WI
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH World Champion, Adam Cole vs Matt Taven
SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
"Mr Wrestling" Kevin Steen & the Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) vs The Briscoes & "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin
"Knockout Artist" Chris Hero vs The DECADE's Roderick Strong
Jay Lethal vs Silas Young
The DECADE (BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs) vs Adam Page & Cedric Alexander