On June 1st, Ring of Honor traveled to San Antonio for “Honor In The Heart of Texas”. That night Davey Richards gave Jay Briscoe the fight of his life in a World Title bout, ACH went toe-to-toe with Jay Lethal and nearly bested one of his idols, and, most importantly for this announcement, “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards defeated World TV Champion Matt Taven in a Proving Ground battle and earned himself a future shot at said championship.
ROHWrestling.com was informed this morning that Edwards' opportunity will come THIS Sunday afternoon in Baltimore as part of what is no doubt the most important “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Taping yet!
“I was the first.” said Eddie Edwards via e-mail, “I know the pressure and expectations that come with holding that championship, and as a former World Champion I know what it's like to follow in the footsteps of the men who held the title before you. Matt Taven, after Texas I can also say that I know first-hand that you've got the potential to be great but not when you've got Truth Martini in your ear. He is poison, he will make you think you need him to achieve that greatness, just go ask Roderick, go ask Elgin what having Truth at their side did to them. You won't see it, not surrounded by the women and the hoopla that comes with the House of Truth but maybe if you lose that title to Lethal or Jimmy Jacobs on Saturday, maybe if I take it from you Sunday and become the first ever 2-Time TV Champ, maybe then you'll figure out the real truth of the matter. Either way, if it's Taven who steps into the ring across from me in Baltimore or if I go one-on-one with Jay Lethal for the first time in an ROH ring or Jimmy Jacobs for the first time anywhere, know you are in for a fight boys. The Wolves are hungry like never before and the only thing that whets our appetite is championships.”
June 23rd, “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Taping, the very first TV Champion “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards challenges for the title he helped build and attempts to become the first ever 2-Time TV Champion in ROH history!! The only downside for Edwards is that he has no idea who he will face until after the Taven/Lethal/Jacobs Triple Threat title match at “Best in the World 2013” the night before.
Will it be Taven looking to even the score and cement his spot alongside the previous TV Title holders or it will be a first-time collision with either Lethal or Jacobs? Check out “BITW '13” to see for yourself and then make sure you are in attendance the next day for our biggest TV Tapings yet! Not only will the TV Title be on the line, as well as Steel Cage Warfare, but Matt Hardy looks to shock the world by becoming the new ROH World Champion when he challenges the winner of Saturday's Briscoe versus Briscoe World Title bout! Hardy would no doubt be the most controversial champion in ROH history if he is able to bring the belt back into the S.C.U.M fold!
Tickets for both huge live events THIS Saturday and Sunday are available now in the ROH Store or you will be able to purchase them at the door at The Du Burns Arena in Baltimore!