Three years after its debut as Ring of Honor’s first-ever live, broadcast Pay Per View, one of ROH’s premiere events Best in the World returns to Pay Per View on Friday June 23 at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST, emanating from the Lowell Memorial Auditorium! The following night, ROH returns to Lowell, MA for the fall out from Best in the World with an international television taping!
While Best in the World will be on all major Pay Per View carriers, as well as the Fite.TV app, Playstation Network, and ROHWrestling.com, there is nothing like seeing ROH live! Tickets are moving briskly, including special two-day passes – to get the best seats, get yours now!
The ROH Board of Directors have begun signing matches for the international television taping the night following the Best in the World Pay Per View! It is with great excitement that Ring of Honor announces that the WOMEN OF HONOR will be in action and the matches will be taped to air as a special WOMEN OF HONOR edition of Ring of Honor Wrestling television.
“THE GATEKEEPER” KELLY KLEIN vs. KAREN Q vs. “THE VIRTUOSA” DEONNA PURRAZZO
For well over 500 days, “The Gatekeeper” Kelly Klein dominated all opponents that were put in front of her. Kelly used her devastating “End of the Match” guillotine choke to tap out or pass out all of her opponents.
At least, until she met “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo at Supercard of Honor in front of the biggest crowd in Ring of Honor history.
Deonna gave Kelly her biggest test yet, ultimately tapping out Kelly in the center of the ring. Unfortunately, referee Paul Turner did not see Kelly tapping out and Kelly would win with a Northern Lights suplex, keeping her undefeated streak above water.
But Kelly’s streak would not last much longer. Karen Q excelled in a Ring of Honor tryout camp and in a Future of Honor bout, earning herself a shot in Women of Honor. Karen is a training partner of Deonna and the travel and workout together. But despite her allegiance to one of the top stars in Women of Honor, few gave Karen a chance to win in her very first Women of Honor bout against Kelly.
Until lightning struck.
Karen was giving Kelly all she had until the fight moved to the outside. The Virtuosa made her way to the ring late into a 20-count, gathering the attention of Kelly just long enough for Karen to beat the 20 count and to declare Kelly the loser for the very first time in her Women of Honor career.
A disillusioned Kelly refuses to recognize her loss, continuing what she believes is a march toward 600 days. Kelly takes every opportunity to note that she has never lost by pinfall or submission and points to a controversial 20-count as not legitimate. In Lowell, she will stand in the ring with a woman that believes she has tapped out Kelly in Deonna and another who is the only name in the record book to record a victory over Kelly in Karen.
Deonna will be in the ring looking to make her statement, to officially defeat Kelly, looking to make Kelly tap one more time, this time in the sight lines of the referee. Karen will look to prove her victory in Baltimore was no fluke. And Kelly will look to defeat the two training partners, continuing her new undefeated streak, a streak in her mind that still dates back to her Women of Honor debut at Glory by Honor 2015.
This great match will be taped for a Women of Honor television special but you can see it FIRST in Lowell! Who will win this triple threat match between these three Women of Honor stars? Join us to find out!
The fourth-annual Best in the World Pay Per View emanates from the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Friday June 23 at 9:00 EST/6:00 PST! It is available on all major providers as well as the Fite.TV app, Playstation Network, and ROHWrestling.com. And remember: you can join us live in Lowell, MA with special ticket packages available for both Best in the World AND our international television taping featuring the fallout the following night! To get the best seats, buy your tickets now!
RING OF HONOR PRESENTS BEST IN THE WORLD WEEKEND - INTERNATIONAL TV TAPING
Saturday June 24, 2017
6 PM EST
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
MATT TAVEN vs. ULTIMO GUERRERO
MANDY LEON vs. JENNY ROSE
KELLY KLEIN vs. KAREN Q vs. DEONNA PURRAZZO
SIGNED TO COMPETE:
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE YOUNG BUCKS
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KUSHIDA
ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS BULLY RAY & THE BRISCOES
MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS
STARDOM HIGH SPEED CHAMPION KRIS WOLF