What will happen when four of the heaviest hitters in ROH and NJPW square off? We’ll find out when ROH World Television Champion and NEVER Openweight Champion Jeff Cobb, Shane Taylor, Brody King and Hirooki Goto compete in a non-title Four Corner Survival Match on the War of the Worlds tour stop in Toronto on May 9.
A subplot of the match involving this fearsome foursome is the rivalry between Cobb and Taylor. Taylor has perhaps come closer than anyone of handing Cobb his first loss in ROH. In fact, the bad man from the mean streets of East Cleveland nearly defeated Cobb on two occasions, most recently at ROH’s 17th Anniversary show in March.
If Taylor wins this match -- and especially if he can score the fall on Cobb -- he undoubtedly will go to the front of the line for another shot at Cobb’s ROH World Television Title.
Cobb and Taylor would be wise not to be overly concerned with one another, however, since two extremely dangerous competitors will be in the ring with them.
Since signing with ROH at the end of 2018, King has already won tag team and six-man tag team gold as a member of Villain Enterprises, and now he is looking to make an impact in singles competition. Goto is a two-time former IWGP Intercontinental Champion, four-time former NEVER Openweight Champion, G1 Climax winner and three-time New Japan Cup winner.
Join us in Toronto or live on HonorClub to see who survives this four-way battle!
ROH AND NJPW PRESENT WAR OF THE WORLDS -- TORONTO
THURSDAY, MAY 9
BELL TIME 7:30 P.M. ET
TED REEVE ARENA
175 MAIN STREET
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION MATT TAVEN vs. PCO
JAY LETHAL vs. SATOSHI KOJIMA
FOUR CORNER SURVIVAL MATCH (NON-TITLE)
ROH WORLD TELEVISION AND NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION JEFF COBB vs. BRODY KING vs. HIROOKI GOTO vs. SHANE TAYLOR
SIGNED TO COMPETE:
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM AND IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS GUERRILLAS OF DESTINY (TAMA TONGA AND TANGA LOA)
LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPÓN (EVIL AND SANADA)
JAY AND MARK BRISCOE
“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)
NJPW L.A. DOJO YOUNG LIONS ALEX COUGHLIN, CLARK CONNORS AND KARL FREDERICKS