Joe Hendry came to Ring of Honor to make a splash, and ROH officials have wasted no time throwing him into the deep end of the pool.
The charismatic Scotsman has an opportunity to earn a future shot at the ROH World Television Title when he takes on champion Shane Taylor in a Proving Ground Match at Global Wars Espectacular in Chicago on Sept. 7. To secure a title match, Hendry has to defeat Taylor or take him to a 15-minute draw.
Hendry made his ROH debut in dramatic fashion by interrupting Dalton Castle and exchanging barbs with him at Saturday Night at Center Stage in Atlanta two weeks ago. The next night at Honor for All in Nashville, Tenn., Hendry and Castle reluctantly teamed together to defeat Eli Isom and Cheeseburger in an impromptu tag match.
With Hendry’s gift of gab and musical ability -- he wrote and performed his entrance theme -- he certainly is entertaining. He’ll have to be much more than that, however, when he takes on Taylor.
The bad man from the mean streets of East Cleveland has been a dominant champion since winning the ROH World Television Title in May. Taylor has long felt overlooked and underappreciated by ROH officials and fans, and he would love nothing more than to destroy a guy who came into ROH with fanfare such as Hendry.
Can Hendry defeat Taylor or go the distance with him? Or will Taylor make an example of the heralded U.K. star? Join us live in person or streaming for HonorClub to find out!
ROH PRESENTS GLOBAL WARS ESPECTACULAR
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 7 P.M. CENTRAL
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD CHAMPION MATT TAVEN vs. VOLADOR JR.
FIRST-TIME IN THE UNITED STATES
RUSH vs. BARBARO CAVERNARIO
JEFF COBB, JAY LETHAL, & JONATHAN GRESHAM vs. CARISTICO, STUKA JR., & TRITON
TOURNAMENT TO CROWN FINAL BATTLE #1 CONTENDER FOUR CORNER SHOWCASE
COLT CABANA vs. DALTON CASTLE vs. ONE-THIRD OF ROH WORLD SIX-MAN CHAMPIONS MARTY SCURLL vs. KENNY KING
VILLAIN ENTERPRISES (TWO-THIRDS OF THE ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS PCO & BRODY KING AND FLIP GORDON) vs. LIFEBLOOD (BANDIDO, MARK HASKINS, & TRACY WILLIAMS)
PROVING GROUND MATCH
JOE HENDRY vs. ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION SHANE TAYLOR
SIGNED TO APPEAR:
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE BRISCOES
THE BOUNCERS (BRAWLER MILONAS & BEER CITY BRUISER)
CMLL’S REY BUCANERO