It was announced during their vacancy that the World Tag Team Titles would be defended when Ring of Honor debuted in Rahway, NJ for “Killer Instinct” on Saturday October 6th. When Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs captured the championships at “Death Before Dishonor X” in Chicago Ridge, in addition to seeing ROH World Champion Kevin Steen dethroned, it became another part of Executive Producer Jim Cornette's mission to see that S.C.U.M's reign was short-lived.
With that in mind, and coming out of the “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings, it has now been confirmed by ROHWrestling.com that Corino & Jacobs will defend the ROH World Tag Team Titles against not one, but TWO, different teams on 10/6!
“Does this surprise anybody?” said Steve Corino via e-mail, “Seriously, is there anyone out there who is shocked that Jim Cornette is stacking the deck against me and Jimmy? He did it in the first place by having us put our ROH careers on the line just to get into the tournament, and now that we've jumped over that hurdle, well I guess it's time to throw two more in our way! Well JC, hate to tell you this, but we have made a career out of overcoming, our entire lives have been defined by overcoming odds, and you can put two or two hundred teams up against us and damn it, me and Jimmy will keep fighting if for no other reason than just to ruin your day! So Charlie Haas, Shelton Benjamin, Rhett Titus, and BJ Whitmer, bring it on! You won't stop us, you can't kill us, nothing that you or JC throw at us can kill us because like we said before, we've been dead a long time already!”
That's right, like Corino said, it will be the team of WGTT (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) AND the unlikely pair of Rhett Titus & BJ Whitmer who will challenge for the titles at “Killer Instinct”! Haas & Benjamin are two time champs together, and between Titus & Whitmer they can claim 5 championship reigns but not one of them are a shared experience. They are bound together by a shared rivalry with S.C.U.M and the desire to end Corino & Jacobs run ASAP.
Oh yes, and let's not forget to mention the issues between Titus and WGTT that have been building for the last few months since The ANX dethroned them, and the fact that, as you will soon see on ROH TV, Haas & Benjamin had no problem pulling Whitmer into those problems as well.
On October 6th in Rahway, NJ, it will be ROH World Tag Team Champions Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs defending against both Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) and the duo of Rhett Titus & BJ Whitmer! Will S.C.U.M survive this attempt of Jim Cornette's to ruin their reign? Be there live to find out! Tickets are on sale right here in the ROH Store!!!