KUSHIDA Gets His Shot at Cody's ROH World Championship at Global Wars: Columbus

The partnership between Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling has never been stronger and thisfall, 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 OpenweightChampion 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! In Columbus, the ROH World Championship will be on the line. And challenging for it is one of the hottest competitors in wrestling today!

MAIN EVENT

ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. KUSHIDA

Fresh off the biggest title defense as ROH World Champion against Minoru Suzuki at Death Before Dishonor, “The American Nightmare” Cody heads to the Global Wars Tour as World Champion. 

But a very real question remains? Will he conclude the tour as Champion? 

In Columbus, “The American Nightmare”’s Open Challenge has been answered once more and it is by a man who has been one of the hottest stars in professional wrestling since May, KUSHIDA!

KUSHIDA won the ROH World Television Championship in Philadelphia, defeating “The Villain” Marty Scurll. Just a few days later, KUSHIDA traveled across the world to his native Japan to compete in Best of Super Juniors. Needing to win five straight matches to win his block and then win the tournament, KUSHIDA won his block and then defeated former ROH World Television Champion Will Ospreay in the Best of Super Juniors finals to win his second tournament in three years!

KUSHIDA has been on fire on both sides of the Pacific for the greater part of four months and his fluid submission-style wrestling has fans wondering if he could exploit a weakness in the champion and one day become ROH World Champion. We will all find out in Columbus! 

The World Champion Cody demonstrated both an awareness and a vulnerability to submission wrestling in his defenses against Suzuki and Sanada. Can KUSHIDA, a master mat technician, bring the ROH World Title to Japan? Cody has used a technique of slowing down matches to gain an advantage against his challengers – but that will play right into the hands of KUSHIDA! Who will leave the Capital City ROH World Champion? Join us to find out!

There is nothing like seeing the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in your face action that only ROH can deliver! Don’t miss your opportunity to see GLOBAL WARS live!

GLOBAL WARS – COLUMBUS

Local Time: Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 04:30pm EDT

Express Live!

405 Neil Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43215

ALREADY SIGNED:

MAIN EVENT

ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. KUSHIDA

SIGNED TO COMPETE:

ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING

ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN)

ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS ADAM PAGE & THE YOUNG BUCKS

IWGP US CHAMPION KENNY OMEGA

IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS KILLER ELITE SQUAD (DAVEY BOY SMITH JR. & LANCE ARCHER)

NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION MINORU SUZUKI

“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG & BEER CITY BRUISER

“THE AERIAL ASSASSIN” WILL OSPREAY

“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL

THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & FRANKIE KAZARIAN)

BEST FRIENDS (CHUCKIE T. & BERETTA)

THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN, & VINNY MARSEGLIA)

FLIP GORDON

YOSHI-HASHI

TORU YANO

JONATHAN GRESHAM

JAY WHITE

HIROMU TAKAHASHI

JAY LETHAL

SHANE TAYLOR

MARK BRISCOE

JOSH WOODS