Mayu Iwatani To Face Kelly Klein For WOH World Title In Miami

With an influx of blue-chip free agents joining Ring of Honor’s talented roster, the future has never looked brighter for ROH as it returns to the Sunshine State for Bound By Honor in Miami.

Your favorite stars will be in action in Miami on Feb. 10 for a live event (which will stream LIVE for HonorClub),  jockeying for position as ROH heads toward 17th Anniversary in Las Vegas, the final stop on the Road to G1 Supercard in Baltimore, and finally, G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

A huge Women of Honor World Title Match has been signed for Miami, as Kelly Klein will put her championship on the line against international star Mayu Iwatani.

WOH WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION KELLY KLEIN vs. MAYU IWATANI

After a hard-fought, successful title defense against former champion Sumie Sakai at Road to G1 Supercard: San Antonio last weekend, Klein stormed the announce area later in the show and demanded to face Iwatani on Feb. 10 in Miami with the title at stake. The ROH Board of Directors subsequently made the match official.

“I want you in Miami, Mayu,” an intense Klein said as she stared into the camera. “You want to be on the road to G1 Supercard? I am the road! And I will smear you on the pavement one more time!”

It was a bold move for the champion to call out the supremely talented Iwatani -- who is a top star in Japan with Stardom, the premier women’s wrestling promotion in the world -- but it’s consistent with Klein’s bold declaration that she will put her title on the line every time she steps in the ring for a one-on-one match. 

However, one has to wonder if Klein’s abundance of confidence in herself has anything to do with the presence of  Klein’s training entourage, Camp Klein, which has been accompanying her to the ring for her title defenses. Camp Klein has not been shy about interfering in Klein’s matches and distracting her opponents.

Another possible reason for Klein’s desire to face Iwatani is the fact that Iwatani has been dealing with a knee injury and could be at less than a hundred percent. Of course it’s also possible that Klein simply believes she has Iwatani’s number, as she has beaten Iwatani in their only two previous meetings -- in the WOH Title tournament semifinals in April and the Stardom 5STAR Grand Prix in August.

Will Klein make it 3-0 against Iwatani? Or will the former World of Stardom Champion capture the WOH World Title? Join us LIVE in Miami for the fast-paced, in-you-face action that only ROH can deliver to find out!

ROH Bound By Honor: Miami (HonorClub live stream)
Sunday, February 10
Watsco Center
Miami, Fla.
Meet & Greets: 5pm
Bell Time: 7pm
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ALREADY SIGNED:

MAIN EVENT
ROH WORLD CHAMPION JAY LETHAL, RUSH AND JONATHAN GRESHAM vs. ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN AND VINNY MARSEGLIA) (NON-TITLE MATCH)

WOH WORLD TITLE MATCH
CHAMPION KELLY KLEIN vs. MAYU IWATANI

ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
CHAMPION JEFF COBB vs. ROCKY ROMERO

ZACK SABRE JR. vs. COLT CABANA

PCO vs. ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPION MARK BRISCOE

SIGNED TO APPEAR:

ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPION JAY BRISCOE
THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL
BRODY KING
DALTON CASTLE AND THE BOYS
BANDIDO
MARK HASKINS
SHANE TAYLOR
SILAS YOUNG

(CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE)