Based on how personal the longstanding rivalry between the Briscoes and Guerrillas of Destiny has become, fans can expect an all-out war when the two ultra-violent teams collide at the Wars of the Worlds international television taping in Chicago on May 12.
Not only is this a bitter grudge match, but G.O.D.’s ROH World Tag Team Titles will be on the line (as long as they retain against Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham on May 8 at War of the Worlds in Buffalo).
G.O.D. (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa), who are also the current and five-time IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, won the ROH World Tag Team Titles in a winner-take-all four-way match at G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on April 6 over Jay and Mark Briscoe, then-ROH World Tag Team Champions PCO and Brody King, and Los Ingobernables de Japon’s EVIL and SANADA.
While the feud between the Briscoes and G.O.D. has intensified recently, it actually began nearly three years ago and spans two continents.
In June 2016, the Briscoes defeated G.O.D. for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles in Osaka. Four months later, G.O.D. beat the Briscoes in Tokyo to regain the titles.
The rivalry was re-ignited this past February at Honor Rising in Tokyo when the Briscoes -- who were the ROH World Tag Team Champions at the time -- challenged G.O.D. to a title versus title match at G1 Supercard. G.O.D accepted, but the match was eventually changed to a four-way after the Briscoes lost the titles to PCO and King.
G.O.D. left Madison Square Garden with both sets of belts, but they made it clear in a profanity-laced tirade afterwards that they didn’t care about the ROH titles. Naturally, the 10-time former ROH World Tag Team Champion Briscoes took offense. They responded on social media with their own profanity-laced tirade.
The time for talking is over. Now it’s time for the Briscoes’ and G.O.D.’s violent actions to speak for themselves.
ROH AND NJPW PRESENT WAR OF THE WORLDS -- CHICAGO (INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION TAPING)
SUNDAY, MAY 12
BELL TIME 7 P.M. CT
THE ODEUM IN VILLA PARK
1033 N VILLA AVENUE
VILLA PARK , IL
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
CHAMPIONS GUERRILLAS OF DESTINY (TAMA TONGA AND TANGA LOA) vs. JAY AND MARK BRISCOE
SIGNED TO COMPETE:
ROH WORLD CHAMPION MATT TAVEN
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION JEFF COBB
WOH WORLD CHAMPION KELLY KLEIN
“EL TORO BLANCO” RUSH
“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG
“OVERKILL” MARK HASKINS
“HOT SAUCE” TRACY WILLIAMS
THE KINGDOM (VINNY MARSEGLIA AND TK O’RYAN)
THE BOUNCERS (BEER CITY BRUISER & BRAWLER MILONAS)
LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPÓN (EVIL AND SANADA)
NJPW L.A. DOJO YOUNG LIONS ALEX COUGHLIN, CLARK CONNORS AND KARL FREDERICKS