They are the two men who have without a doubt had the best year of their wrestling careers thus far in 2012. For “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin it really started with his epic victory at “Survival of the Fittest 2011” that earned him a future ROH World Title Match that he is still in possession of. From that point he has amassed a great record, defeating, amongst others, Chris Hero, Adam Cole, & TJ Perkins, and having the match of his life against Davey Richards at “Showdown in the Sun – Day 2”.
Adam Cole, on the other hand, has not accumulated the greatest win-loss record this year, but he has established himself as a “never say die” fighter in the same vein as his sometime-partner “Die Hard” Eddie Edward. Starting with his brutal No Holds Barred fight with Roderick Strong in January, Cole has quietly proved himself as tough as they come, and at the “10th Anniversary Event” when he pinned ROH World Champion Davey Richards in the tag team main event, his arrival was declared quite loudly. Follow that up with a tremendous performance last night in Dayton in his World Title bout against Davey, and one can certainly say that Adam Cole has arrived.
Now these two men will collide at “Border Wars” on May 12th in a battle of the top hottest stars in Ring of Honor!
“Elgin and I are quite familiar with one another.” Said Adam Cole to ROHWrestling.com, “We have fought each other tooth and nail since several times since we both came into ROH. Each time we take the measure of one another and each time we are both feeling it for weeks to follow. It’s always a physical war but it is one I look forward to every time. The last time Elgin won, and it’s safe to say that both of our careers have taken interesting turns in the months since that fight. I see Elgin and what’s going on with the House of Truth and honestly I’m hoping he wakes up and realizes that they need him, Roderick needs him, more than Elgin needs the HoT. Whichever way the chips may fall Elgin, I know I’m in for another fight in Canada.”
While it’s true the House of Truth seems to be having some issues, Truth Martini assured ROHWrestling.com that all was fine in his House but that was as much as he would offer so we will have to wait and see what the future holds there. Regardless of their internal strife, it is Elgin vs. Cole at “Border Wars” on May 12th! Tickets are available here!