The partnership between Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling has never been stronger and this fall, GLOBAL WARS descends upon the US featuring stars from both great organizations! The tour is highlighted by the United States return of the IWGP UNITED STATES CHAMPION KENNY OMEGA as well as the United States debut of YOSHI-HASHI! All of your favorite ROH stars will be on the tour, like ROH World Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody, the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions Adam Page and the Young Bucks, ROH World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns, Jay Lethal, Silas Young, The Addiction, and more!
New Japan will be represented by former ROH World TV Champion KUSHIDA and rival Hiromu Takahashi, as well as Toru Yano and members of SUZUKI-GUN represented by NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki and the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Killer Elite Squad!
Officials from ROH and NJPW have been working around the clock and matches are being signed daily! On his popular podcast, The Art of Wrestling, Colt Cabana issued a request to the ROH board of directors: he wanted to wrestle in his hometown against one of New Japan’s most popular stars. And due to overwhelming fan response, Chicago’s favorite son returns to in-ring, ROH action in his hometown in front of one of the largest crowd’s in ROH history! Across the ring from him stands him a decorated tag team star with a penchant for bending the rules and selling DVDs!
TORU YANO vs. COLT “BOOM BOOM” CABANA
Colt Cabana is one of the most accomplished stars in the storied history of Ring of Honor. A former two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion, Cabana’s name is woven throughout every era of ROH. Still one of the best wrestlers in the world, Cabana is a podcasting innovator, a man who has done everything on his on terms and his own way in wrestling. Most weeks on Ring of Honor Wrestling Television, Cabana is seen with Ian Riccaboni at the commentary desk.
But a man who often has a number of descriptors always ends his “Art of Wrestling” Podcast Introduction with the most important: professional wrestler. And he could not resist the opportunity to issue a challenge to compete in his hometown. And in front of one of the biggest crowds in ROH history, because of the fan response, he’s got his match!
Cabana, an innovator in wrestling, podcasting, documentaries, t-shirt sales, and so much more faces an innovator in his own right. Toru Yano has been one of Japan’s premier DVD sellers and has been known to employ many of the same rule-bending-but-not-breaking techniques Cabana has similarly popularized East of the Pacific! The two are, in some ways, mirrors of one another, and this bout is certainly one of the Global Wars Tour’s most interesting!
Who will win this dream match? Find out in Chicago!
GLOBAL WARS – CHICAGO
Local Time: Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 07:00pm CDT
Odeum Expo Center
1033 North Villa Avenue
Villa Park, Illinois 60181
BULLET CLUB (ROH WORLD CHAMPION CODY & ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS ADAM PAGE & THE YOUNG BUCKS) vs. SEARCH AND DESTROY (ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN), JONATHAN GRESHAM, & JAY WHITE)
IWGP UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
IWGP US CHAMPION “THE CLEANER” KENNY OMEGA vs. YOSHI-HASHI
“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. HIROMU TAKAHASHI
FLIP GORDON vs. “THE AERIAL ASSASSIN” WILL OSPREAY
JAY LETHAL, MARK BRISCOE, & ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING VS. SUZUKI-GUN (NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION MINORU SUZUKI & IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS KILLER ELITE SQUAD)
IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION KUSHIDA & CHEESEBURGER vs. THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & FRANKIE KAZARIAN)
TORU YANO vs. COLT “BOOM BOOM” CABANA
SIGNED TO COMPETE:
“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG & BEER CITY BRUISER
BEST FRIENDS (CHUCKIE T. & BERETTA)