The Young Bucks have always done things their way in the pro wrestling industry.
In the latest example of their unconventional approach, Matt and Nick Jackson have arranged to put their ROH World Tag Team Title on the line against a team of their choice on Jan. 14 when ROH return to Atlanta’s historic Center Stage for the first time in six years for an international television taping.
There’s definitely no shortage of worthy challengers in ROH, which has the deepest roster of tag teams in the sport.
At the top of the list are The Briscoe Brothers, whose rivalry with The Bucks has gone on for years. Jay and Mark Briscoe have held the ROH World Tag Team Title a record eight times but it’s been nearly four years since their last reign. Would the cocky Young Bucks be so bold as to willingly offer them a title shot in Atlanta?
Former champions The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) would certainly love to have another shot at the team who dethroned them in a three-way Ladder War at the All Star Extravaganza pay-per-view in September.
The other team that was involved in the insane, much-talked-about Ladder War -- The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) -- also are champing at the bit to get a shot at The Bucks. Sabin and Shelley have been at the forefront of an effort to thwart Bullet Club’s hostile takeover of ROH, and taking the championship away from the Bucks would be a huge victory in that war.
Former champions War Machine (Hanson and Rowe) are coming off a strong showing in New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s World Tag League tournament, and a match pitting the two powerhouses against the high-flying Bucks would be a compelling contrast of styles.
War Machine’s biggest nemeses (literally and figuratively) in 2016, Shane Taylor and Keith Lee, also would have a major size advantage over The Bucks. It already has been announced that Taylor and Lee will make their return to ROH on Jan. 14 in Atlanta.
Perhaps the Bucks will offer the title opportunity to a couple of rising stars who have teamed on occasion in Jay White and Lio Rush. Those two have shown that they are capable of beating anyone in ROH on a given night.
Other potential challengers include brawlers Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser, demonic duo BJ Whitmer and “Punishment” Damien Martinez, and underdog tandems Tempura Boyz (Sho & Yo) and Will Ferrara and Cheeseburger.
The possibility of a tag team outside of ROH showing up in Atlanta can’t be discounted either.
Who will The Young Bucks choose? Will new ROH World Tag Team Champions be crowned? Join us in Atlanta to find out!
DREAM TAG TEAM MATCH
BULLET CLUB (ADAM COLE & CODY) vs. ROH WORLD CHAMPION KYLE O’REILLY & JAY LETHAL
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
THE YOUNG BUCKS (MATT & NICK JACKSON) vs. A TEAM OF THEIR CHOICE
ROH WORLD TELEVISION TITLE MATCH
MARTY SCURLL (c) vs. JUICE ROBINSON
COLT CABANA vs. BOBBY FISH
WOMEN OF HONOR TAG TEAM MATCH
KENNADI BRINK & KELLY KLEIN vs. FAYE JACKSON & SUMIE SAKAI
SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
ROH WORLD 6-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O'RYAN, VINNY MARSEGLIA)
MARK & JAY BRISCOE
THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & FRANKIE KAZARIAN)
MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN)
DALTON CASTLE w/ THE BOYS
THE REBELLION (CAPRICE COLEMAN, RHETT TITUS, KENNY KING)
BEER CITY BRUISER
“PUNISHMENT” DAMIEN MARTINEZ & BJ WHITMER
SHANE TAYLOR & KEITH LEE
TEMPURA BOYZ (SHO & YO)
WAR MACHINE (RAY ROWE & HANSON)
International TV Taping
Local Time: Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 7pm EST
1374 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309