Announced last week, Match Maker Nigel McGuinness responded to Steve Corino's challenge by not only agreeing to a Four-on-Four match between S.C.U.M and representatives of ROH but he upped the ante on the bout by making the match Steel Cage Warfare!
On June 23d in Baltimore, inside of the cage, four men from S.C.U.M and four men fighting for Ring of Honor will battle it out to determine the future of ROH. If Team ROH wins, Corino and S.C.U.M will cease to be while Steve has agreed to not only apologize but also abide by whatever decisions McGuinness will make BUT if S.C.U.M wins, then Corino takes Nigel's job as matchmaker and gets a power position that will draw him even closer to his goal of decimating Ring of Honor.
Late last night ROHWrestling.com confirmed with both parties just who would represent their respective units at The Du Burns Arena that afternoon and they are:
Representing Ring of Honor:
“Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal, BJ Whitmer, and Mark Briscoe/Jay Briscoe (depending on the winner of their “Best in the World 2013” ROH World Title bout)
“Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs, Rhett Titus, Cliff Compton, and “The Man Beast” Rhino
ROHWrestling.com has also learned from a reliable source that upon announcement of the Steel Cage Warfare last week, former S.C.U.M figurehead Kevin Steen immediately approached Nigel looking to represent ROH's team but McGuinness rebuked his offer. When questioned about this, McGuinness simply said he still had no reason to trust Kevin or to think that Steen wasn't still running with Corino and playing some sort of long game.
With everything that's on the line, June 23rd may be the most important date in ROH history since 2/23/02! It's Steel Cage Warfare with ROH vs. S.C.U.M and depending on the how “Best in the World 2013” unfolds the night before, S.C.U.M could very well head into this war with championship belts around the waists of Jacobs, Titus, and Compton! We are still awaiting confirmation on the specific rules of how this battle will be fought but we will bring those to you as soon as ROH officials provide. In the meantime, head to the ROH Store and buy your tickets now! This is one that cannot be missed...