More Survival Of The Fittest 2011 Updates!

Former ROH World Champion & the only Triple Crown Winner in ROH history, "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards was named to the "Survival of the Fittest 2011" field yesterday, joining Andy "Right Leg" Ridge in the men competing in qualifying bouts in Dayton, OH on November 18th.  ROH officials have now determined the next of the 14 competitors battling it out to earn a shot at the ROH World Title!

Roderick Strong
Former ROH World Champion
Former ROH World Tag Champion
2005 Survival of the Fittest Winner

Roderick is no stranger to the SOTF tournament, having competed in it every year but 2010 when he was the reigning champion.  Of those years, Strong has made it to the finals on 3 occasions, and captured the crown in 2005 when he beat his own tag partner Austin Aries to earn that future shot at the ROH World Title.  2011 has marked an erratic year for Roderick as he entered the ROH World Champion but, since losing the belt to Eddie Edwards at "Manhattan Mayhem IV", he has been on a bit of a downward slide, losing more than he has been winning, including multiple rematches with Edwards.  A victory in this year's SOTF maybe just the thing that Strong needs to get back on track and push his way back into contention for the ROH World Title currently around Davey Richards' waist.

Kenny King
2010 Survival of the Fittest Finalist

In the opposite vein of Roderick Strong, 2011 has been the year in which Kenny King, along with his ANX partner Rhett Titus, has elevated himself to new heights. Many fans have called it a breakout year for "The Pretty Boy Pitbull" as battles with Jay & Mark Briscoe have brought out a whole new side, a rather violent side, to Kenny that had never been seen before here in ROH.  That new-found killer attitude led to a victory in the brutal Ladder War III at "Death Before Dishonor IX", and has the ANX poised for a World Tag Title bout at "Glory by Honor X" in Chicago Ridge on November 19th.  As for SOTF, Kenny has participated in the last two years, falling to Tyler Black in a 2009 Qualifying bout, but going toe-to-toe with Eddie Edwards in 2010 when they were the last men standing.  Edwards won, and went on to capture the World Title, but being so close gave Kenny a taste of what individual greatness is like.  With SOTF on Friday and a World Tag Title match on Saturday, this November weekend could be the biggest two days in the life of Kenny King.

Four competitors have been named, ten more remain, who will step up to the plate in 2011 and earn the right to be called survivor?  Be there live to find out; tickets are available now.