The Best Wrestling on the Planet returns to historic Center Stage for an international TV taping featuring the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action that only Ring of Honor can provide! All of your favorite ROH stars will compete in one of wrestling’s most-notable venues, highlighted by the return of Atlanta’s own, the ROH World Champion as of press time, “The American Nightmare” Cody!
In addition to the current ROH World Champion Cody, the current ROH World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks, Jay Lethal, “Pro Wrestling’s Last Real Man” Silas Young, “The Villain” Marty Scurll, Kenny King, Bully Ray, the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions War Machine, and so many more will be in action!
In Atlanta, a partnership between two long-time, former friends EXPLODES!
CHEESEBURGER vs. WILL FERRARA
Sometimes, the strongest bonds are forged by those who have the most in common. For Cheeseburger and Will Ferrara, their career paths were strikingly similar. After years of being told things like “No just means not now” and “Your time will come”, both have forged their own paths.
For Cheeseburger, hard work and persistence after being told he couldn’t led to two appearances in the Tokyo Dome and a win on Pay Per View teaming with his mentor, the legendary Jushin “Thunder” Liger. For Ferrara, eight years of training from age 15 led to being the runner up in the 2015 Top Prospect Tournament, a ROH contract, and a resume that would make any similarly aged wrestler blush.
The two stars in their mid-20s formed a partnership around working hard and respecting professional wrestling. For months, the two won Future of Honor Friday bouts and competed on ROH television before answering the open challenge of the ROH World Tag Team Champion Young Bucks.
It was the opportunity of a lifetime for two stars so early in their careers. But, like their initial friendship, one that grew even stronger as the two became the trainers at the ROH Dojo, timing was everything. In a match against Chris Sabin and Jonathan Gresham on ROH TV, cracks began to show after what looked like a simple miscommunication. ‘Burger and Ferrara would pick up wins against The Carnies and The Fraternity and all appeared to be well.
But jealousy began to show even more in a Six Man Mayhem Instant Reward bout in Dearborn. Cheeseburger earned a ROH World Television Championship match with a win in a match that also included Ferrara. In a ROH TV loss to War Machine, Cheeseburger showed the heart of a lion and fighting spirit while Ferrara watched his partner get beat to a pulp. But they swore the partnership was stronger than ever.
They surprised the live Chicago crowd when they answered the Young Bucks open challenge. Ultimately, Ferrara and ‘Burger lost and the night concluded with Ferrara turning his back on his partner, striking with a low-blow. Since then, Ferrara has taken every opportunity to attack ‘Burger, including doing so at an autograph signing in Concord, NC. Following a soon-to-air television bout, Cheeseburger challenged Ferrara and the match between the two has been signed for Atlanta!
The friendship is fractured and ‘Burger is seeking revenge. But, who will emerge victorious?
International Television Taping: Saturday Night at Center Stage
Local Time: Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 07:00pm EDT
1374 West Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
HONOR RUMBLE – WINNER GETS A SHOT LATER THAT NIGHT IN ATLANTA
“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. ROCKY ROMERO
CHEESEBURGER vs. WILL FERRARA
Signed to Appear:
ROH WORLD CHAMPION: CODY
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: YOUNG BUCKS (NICK & MATT JACKSON)
IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS WAR MACHINE (RAY ROWE & HANSON)
MARK & JAY BRISCOE
MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN)
GUERILLAS OF DESTINY (TAMA TONGA & TONGA LOA)
“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG
BEER CITY BRUISER
TEMPURA BOYZ (SHO & YO)
VINNY MARSEGLIA & TK O'RYAN