ROH SUMMER HEAT TOUR presents AFTERSHOCK

JULY 12, 2014 - HOPKINS EISENHOWER CENTER - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
AFTERSHOCK will feel the fallout from BEST IN THE WORLD! We already know the main event will be a huge SIX MAN WAR when new ROH World Champion Michael Elgin teams with War Machine to take on The Kingdom. 

We now have some information on what else you'll see LIVE from the Hopkins Eisenhower Center!

Proving Ground
Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini vs. New Japan's Takaaki Watanabe
At BEST IN THE WORLD, NJPW's Takaaki Watanabe took part in a wild 6 man TV Title Number One Contender's match. While he was not successful in Nashville, his performance was impressive enough to show he fits right into the always competitive TV Title scene. In Minneapolis, Watanabe will step into the Proving Ground against current champion, Jay Lethal! This is Watanabe's opportunity to earn his first big victory in ROH and earn a title shot! But - as always - Lethal will have Truth Martini and The House of Truth in his corner.

4 Corner Survival - Winner Gets ROH World Title Shot in Milwaukee on 8/22
Silas Young vs. Jimmy Jacobs vs. Matt Taven vs. ACH

Now that Michael Elgin is ROH World Champion, he has made it known that he will take on the challenge of anyone, anywhere. He intends to be a true fighting champion and wants to defend against the top contenders and non-contenders as well.  That leaves Nigel McGuinness the difficult task of determining who deserves title shots and when. On July 12, four of the top athletes in ROH will face each other in a Four Corner Survival - and the winner receives a ROH World Title opportunity DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR weekend in Milwaukee!

BJ Whitmer/Roderick Strong w/ Tadarius Thomas vs. Mark & Jay Briscoe

After losing to Cedric Alexander in a Submission Match at BEST IN THE WORLD, Roderick Strong looks to regain some momentum at AFTERSHOCK. On July 12th, he'll team with his fellow member of The Decade to face Dem Boys! The Briscoes fought an epic battle against Michael Bennett and Matt Hardy live on PPV - a match so brutal that you have to think they're still feeling the pain weeks later. The Decade claims the younger generation of starts doesn't show the proper respect and hasn't earned their spots in the locker room...but even Roderick Strong and BJ Whitmer have to respect the legacy of The Briscoes! This match pits some of ROH's longest tenured athletes against each other and is sure to showcase what Ring of Honor is all about.

Kyle O'Reilly vs. Cedric Alexander

As any ROH fan knows, Kyle O'Reilly and Cedric Alexander have a long history together.  When Cedric was working through the tag team ranks with his former partner, Caprice Coleman, O'Reilly was quickly finding success - and gold - making him a target for all other teams.  reDRagon and C & C battled, but Cedric was never able to win a championship from Kyle O'Reilly.  Now O'Reilly is still a champion...but Alexander has proven himself in an entirely different way.  He's constantly impressing in singles competition, and at BEST IN THE WORLD he made former ROH World Champion Roderick Strong tap out live on PPV.  In Minneapolis, a rivalry is renewed when Kyle O'Reilly takes on Cedric Alexander.  But this time, there are no titles on the line. This time, it's about two hungry young athletes showing the world they've turned into two of the best professional wrestlers on the planet.

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