At the "11th Anniversary Event" the team of Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly, collectively known as reDRagon, ended the 8th Tag Team Title reign of Jay & Mark Briscoe in a shocking upset. The younger duo had very little experience operating as a team, especially in comparison to the most decorated duo in ROH history, but they bested the brothers from Delaware in a straight-up fashion.
In NYC at "Supercard of Honor VII", prior to Jay Briscoe claiming the ROH World Title for his own, reDRagon put down the challenge of The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) in their third title defense. It was the second title challenge of 2013 in which Richards & Edwards had come up short but they would have their chance to even the score with Fish & O'Reilly in singles bouts the following day.
During the course of O'Reilly's bout with Richards, Kyle sustained an injury and as such reDRagon has not been signed for the "Border Wars 2013" iPPV event on May 4th nor the ROH TV Taping on May 5th. The champions claim that their absence from these Canadian events is due to personal choice, not the injury, but that claim is certainly suspect.
With that absence in mind, and with The Briscoes certainly deserving of a rematch with the men who beat them, ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness has officially signed a World Tag Team Championship bout for May 11th in Belle Vernon!!
"Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish have more proven themselves in the last few months." said Nigel to ROHWrestling.com, "I cannot take away from the fact that they not only did they beat The Briscoes in Chicago but then they turned around and beat the Hooligans. They took on the challenge of Alabama Attitude in Asheville and beat The Wolves in New York City. I can't deny they are two tough young talents but listen closely to me Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly. Nurse your wounds while the rest of us travel to Canada, watch Border Wars on the website while you take care of whatever your supposed personal business entails, but make sure you are ready because one week later, when ROH returns to Pittsburgh on the 11th, Jay and Mark Briscoe will be getting their rematch for those titles!"
On May 11th, at the Rostraver Ice Gardens outside Pittsburgh, Mark & Jay Briscoe will challenge reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) and the World Tag Team Titles will be on the line! If Jay makes it out of Toronto with the World Title still in his possession and if Mark Briscoe is successful in earning a TV Title match in his 5 Way Scramble this weekend on ROH TV and parlays that into championship success, than all the gold in ROH could find a home in Sandy Fork! We've never seen one man hold two ROH titles simultaneously before and there is the potential for two men to achieve that feet all at once!
History could happen in Belle Vernon on May 11th so get your tickets now in the ROH Store!!!