Matt Taven takes on Bully Ray at Windy City Excellence

The fallout from the War of the Worlds Tour will be front and center on Saturday June 3, when all of your favorite Ring of Honor stars return to the Midwest as ROH presents Windy City Excellence, an international television taping! There is nothing like the fast-paced, in-your-face action that ROH can provide and there is nothing like seeing it live – with six consecutive sellouts, tickets are moving fast for ROH’s return to Chicago Ridge for what looks like sellout number seven! Don’t get locked out – get your tickets NOW and be there LIVE when the stars of ROH do battle in Chicago Ridge!

The ROH Board of Directors have signed stars and are beginning to craft grudge matches and championship bouts. Matt Taven successfully rebuilt the Kingdom in his image but the first cracks started to show in his empire when Bully Ray and the Briscoes defeated Taven, Vinny Marseglia, and Silas Young to capture the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships in Las Vegas! Taven now says the titles should have never been on the line and has called the champs Melvins. That got under the skin of one-third of the champs and now a first-time match has been signed!

ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPION BULLY RAY vs. MATT TAVEN

Matt Taven has been on the roll of his career in 2017, which says a lot for a man that has held the ROH World Television Championship, the ROH World Tag Team Championship, the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship, and the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. While Taven won an Honor Royale at Manhattan Mayhem and pinned Adam Cole, the one match that has stuck in Taven’s craw came in Las Vegas: the night Taven lost the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships.

It was a night after TK O’Ryan graphically broke his leg live on Pay Per View. Faced with the prospect of forfeiting the titles or defending them with a replacement partner, Taven and Marseglia chose to replace O’Ryan with Silas Young until O’Ryan healed. When O’Ryan was ready, Young, Beer City Bruiser, and a third man of their choosing would face the Kingdom for the titles.

But Bully Ray and the Briscoes ruined that plan!

With the wind in their back from a victory at 15th Anniversary against War Machine and Davey Boy Smith Jr., Bully Ray and the Briscoes defeated Taven, Marseglia, and Young for the championships in a match that aired on ROH Wrestling television! Taven says his team, the inaugural champions, are still the rightful title holders while Bully Ray and the Briscoes have defeated all comers, including Los Ingobernables de Japon, CHAOS, Bullet Club, and the Rebellion!

Taven can’t shake the loss and Bully Ray has proved he is a force in singles action in ROH, with wins against Silas Young and Hangman Page! A victory for either will not only move a step closer to settling a score but will also put both Taven and Bully Ray closer to title contention! Who will with this bout in Chicago Ridge? Join us to find out!

There is nothing like seeing the hard-hitting, in-your-face action of ROH LIVE! Ring of Honor has been a hot ticket – with our last six events selling out, do NOT miss your opportunity to see the stars of ROH when they come to Chicago Ridge! 

RING OF HONOR PRESENTS WINDY CITY EXCELLENCE

Frontier Fieldhouse

9807 Sayre Avenue

Chicago Ridge, Illinois 60415

6 PM CST Bell Time

ALREADY SIGNED:

THE ADDICTION (ROH WORLD CHAMPION “ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & “THE HEAVY METAL REBEL” FRANKIE KAZARIAN) vs. BULLET CLUB

“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG vs. BOBBY FISH

ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPION BULLY RAY vs. MATT TAVEN

PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. JAY WHITE

JAY LETHAL vs. CAPRICE COLEMAN

JONATHAN GRESHAM vs. FLIP GORDON

THE REBELLION (KENNY KING, RHETT TITUS, & SHANE TAYLOR) vs. DALTON CASTLE & THE BOYS

SIGNED TO APPEAR…

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

ROH WORLD 6 MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS The Briscoes (Jay & Mark)

Josh Woods

The Kingdom’s Vinnie Marseglia

MCMG (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)

Hangman Page

Coast 2 Coast (Shaheem Ali & LSG)

Cheeseburger

The Tempura Boyz (Sho & Yo)

Will Ferrara

and more!