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. Expect to see lots of updates on ROH stars scheduled to appear and matches signed, but today we can confirm some huge matches involving the ROH World Title!
THE ROAD TO BEST IN THE WORLD: NIGHT ONE
CARBONDALE, IL - JUNE 6th
- ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Winner of 6-Man Scramble vs. ADAM COLE or KEVIN STEEN
- 6-MAN MAYHEM ONE NIGHT CONTENDERS MATCH: CEDRIC ALEXANDER VS. SILAS YOUNG VS. MATT TAVEN VS. ACH VS. KYLE O'REILLY VS. CAPRICE COLEMAN
ROH officials have decided to give a huge opportunity to some athletes not currently in regular world title contention. On Carbondale, six men will face each other in a scramble. The 6 participants were chosen at random from a pool of 12:
Whoever wins this 6 Man Mayhem will go on to face the ROH World Champion the very same night! We won't know if that will be Adam Cole or Kevin Steen until after Global Wars. But we do know we may end the night in Carbondale with an unexpected title change! The challenger will have to wrestle twice in one night to win, but the champion is also at a disadvantage - he won't know who he's facing until after the dust from the number one contender scramble has settled!
THE ROAD TO BEST IN THE WORLD: NIGHT TWO
COLLINSVILLE, IL - JUNE 7th
- MICHAEL BENNETT W/ MARIA VS. MICHAEL ELGIN
The first announced match for Collinsville features the man who has had ROH fans talking recently: Michael Bennett. When it was announced last week that Bennett has been selected to face Tanahashi at WAR OF THE WORLDS, fans exploded with outrage. But Michael Bennett seems to thrive on criticism, laughing in the face of what he calls "internet nerds" alongside Maria Kanellis.
We can now confirm another match that will get people talking. Just weeks before our historic PPV event, "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. In Collinsville, Michael Bennett has a huge opportunity to propel himself straight into the world title scene!
Additionally, we can confirm that the main event for ROAD TO BEST IN THE WORLD: NIGHT TWO will be an ROH World Title match! The details of this will be announced in the next week on rohwrestling.com
Signed to Appear...
ROH WORLD CHAMPION: ADAM COLE or KEVIN STEEN
ROH WORLD TV CHAMPION: JAY LETHAL w/ Truth Martini
REDRAGON (BOBBY FISH & KYLE O'REILLY)
JAY & MARK BRISCOE
For tickets to ROAD TO BEST IN THE WORLD: NIGHT ONE in Carbondale, IL click HERE. To get tickets for ROAD TO BEST IN THE WORLD: NIGHT TWO in Collinsville, IL click HERE.