Cody part of Main Event for the ROH World Title at War of the Worlds NYC!

In front of the largest crowd in ROH history, “The American Nightmare” Cody made a statement only one hour after going through one of the most grueling matches of his career, a Texas Bullrope Match against Jay Lethal. Cody attacked a celebrating Christopher Daniels, leaving the ROH World Champion laying following a successful championship defense against Dalton Castle. One week later, Cody interrupted Daniels as Ring of Honor Wrestling took to the air, issuing a challenge for the War of the Worlds Pay Per View!

For the fourth-consecutive year, the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling will do battle with and against one another on the War of the Worlds Tour! Titles will be contested and dream matches realized as all of your favorite stars from ROH and NJPW do battle in Toronto, Dearborn, New York City, and Philadelphia! With the relationship between ROH and NJPW stronger than ever, tickets have moved fast and these events will sell out. If you are considering coming, do not hesitate! Time is of the essence – get your tickets now!

Officials from NJPW and ROH have been working around the clock to finalize matches for the War of the Worlds Pay Per View, emanating from the sold out Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom! It will be broadcast LIVE on Pay Per View, the FiteTV App, Playstation Network, and ROHWrestling.com, Friday May 12 with a 9 PM EST bell time! The ROH World Championship will be defended LIVE on Pay Per View and, in a rare twist, a triple threat where we currently only know one competitor: a challenger!

MAIN EVENT

ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

THE WINNER OF ROH WORLD CHAMPION “ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS AND MATT TAVEN AT WAR OF THE WORLDS - DEARBORN  vs. “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. THE WINNER OF THE FOUR CORNERS SURVIVAL MATCH BETWEEN HANGMAN PAGE, JAY LETHAL, JAY WHITE, & SILAS YOUNG

In front of the largest crowd in ROH history, “The American Nightmare” Cody made a statement only one hour after going through one of the most grueling matches of his career, a Texas Bullrope Match against Jay Lethal. Cody attacked a celebrating Christopher Daniels, leaving the ROH World Champion laying following a successful championship defense against Dalton Castle. One week later, Cody interrupted Daniels as Ring of Honor Wrestling took to the air, issuing a challenge for the War of the Worlds Pay Per View!

Daniels was ready to fight in Baltimore but Cody arrogantly stated he was too good for Baltimore and that only a venue as prestigious as the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom and a setting as thrilling as Pay Per View was good enough for a title shot. 

But, there’s a few snags in Cody’s plan: in Las Vegas, there was an eight-man Vegas Wild Card tag team bout where the winning team would move on to face one another in a Four Corners Survival match on Ring of Honor Wrestling to earn a title shot. The ROH Board of Directors had decided the winner of that match, its participants being Hangman Page, Jay Lethal, Jay White, and Silas Young, would earn the coveted ROH World Title shot LIVE on Pay Per View in front of a worldwide audience. 

In addition, Christopher Daniels may not even be the ROH World Champion come the War of the Worlds Pay Per View! Matt Taven sits just one championship away from completing the ROH Grand Slam and is on the biggest roll of his career. Taven earned a ROH World Title shot by winning a Honor Royale at Manhattan Mayhem and was granted his title shot at War of the Worlds – Dearborn! Taven was personally offended at the notion that Cody challenged Daniels and has promised he will leave Dearborn champion!

After some deliberation, and the threat of legal action by Cody after what he claims was entering into a verbal contract with Daniels on ROH television, the main event of War of the Worlds – New York is now a Triple Threat Match for the ROH World Championship! And Cody, the only man who knows his spot is guaranteed, has manipulated his way into a major advantage in the building where he shocked the world in his ROH debut by delivering a low blow and defeating the Franchise of ROH, Jay Lethal!

“The American Nightmare” is the only man who knows for certain that he will be competing in the main event of the War of the Worlds Pay Per View and has said he has no preference of which combination he will face although the smart money is on him rooting for Hangman Page to give Bullet Club a numbers advantage and against Lethal, a man who gave Cody his first loss in their historic Texas Bullrope Match! But it could be Taven, White, or Young that find their way into the main event depending on the result of the main event of ROH Television that will begin airing on April 29! And standby matches have been signed based on the result of that match to ensure these World Championship caliber stars compete on Pay Per View!

In front of a sold-out crowd in New York City, the ROH World Championship is on the line! If you didn’t get tickets, the only way to watch this is LIVE on Pay Per View, Fite TV app, Playstation Network, or ROHWrestling.com!

Keep it locked into ROHWrestling.com for the full list of match signings!

RING OF HONOR and NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING PRESENT THE WAR OF THE WORLDS TOUR

WAR OF THE WORLDS – LIVE ON PAY PER VIEW

FRIDAY May 12 – New York, NY

Local Time: Friday, May 12, 2017 PRESHOW BEGINS 08:45pm EDT

Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom

311 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

ALREADY SIGNED

MAIN EVENT

ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

THE WINNER OF ROH WORLD CHAMPION “ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS AND MATT TAVEN AT WAR OF THE WORLDS - DEARBORN  vs. “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. THE WINNER OF THE FOUR CORNERS SURVIVAL MATCH BETWEEN HANGMAN PAGE, JAY LETHAL, JAY WHITE, & SILAS YOUNG

SIGNED TO APPEAR

ROH WORLD CHAMPION Christopher Daniels

ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION Marty Scurll

ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)

ROH WORLD 6-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS Bully Ray, Mark & Jay Briscoe

New Japan’s IWGP INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION Tetsuya Naito

New Japan’s NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION Hirooki Goto

New Japan’s NEVER OPENWEIGHT SIX MEN TAG TEAM CHAMPION Hiroshi Tanahashi 

New Japan’s KUSHIDA

New Japan’s EVIL

New Japan’s BUSHI

New Japan’s SANADA

New Japan’s Gedo

Will Ospreay

Dalton Castle

Jay Lethal

and more!