Coming hot off the heels of the sold-out War of the Worlds 2017 Tour in North America, ROH is thrilled to announce, in conjunction with NJPW, CMLL and Revolution Pro Wrestling, the first-ever War of the Worlds UK Tour from August 18th, 2017 – August 20th, 2017! With stronger-than-ever partnerships, stars from the top professional wrestling organizations in the world will do battle over the course of three nights!
The tour comes in overwhelming response to not only the resoundingly successful ROH Reach for the Sky UK Tour, but also to the rapid sellouts of Ring of Honor, New Japan, CMLL, and Rev Pro events around the globe. The match possibilities are endless, dream teams could be formed, and various championships WILL be contested!
Officials from all four companies have been meeting throughout the early parts of the summer creating and signing matches the fans want to see. And in London at York Hall, two ROH stars will meet for the first time in singles competition since 2010!
JAY BRISCOE vs. KENNY KING
Former two-time ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe has been an absolute mad man. And the madness should surprise few: for a man that had a streak of over two years not being pinned or submitted, Briscoe has been pinned twice in multi-man tag team matches in situations that have not been his fault, including the incident that sent him over the edge initially, a misting at the hands of BUSHI thanks to interference from the Boys.
Briscoe’s attitude has gotten even more crazed following the loss of the ROH World Six Man Tag Team titles at Best in the World.
Which makes this one-on-one bout against Kenny King either the best or the worst time to face him!
King has had no ring rust since returning from the Bachelorette and the disbandment of the Rebellion, securing the most eliminations at Gauntlet for the Gold and winning a Four Corners Survival Match to earn a ROH World TV Title shot. With clear mind and focus, King looks to continue to move up the singles ladder and a win against the former two-time ROH World Champion would do just that.
But these two are no strangers to one another. While they have not met in singles action in just under seven years (Glory by Honor IX), these two will be forever linked in tag team competition. King and then-partner Rhett Titus defeated the Briscoes in one of the most violent Ladder Wars ever to take place at Death Before Dishonor IX. And it was at All-Star Extravaganza VII that King shocked the world and returned with Titus to answer the Briscoes open challenge and defeat them!
Can King take advantage of the vulnerability and fragility of the mind of Jay Briscoe or will Briscoe be able to hone this aggression to pick up a big singles victory against one of ROH’s hottest stars?
Adding extra intrigue, ROHWrestling.com has confirmed that should King win the Television Championship in his opportunity in Concord, NC, this match will be contested for the Television title!
The stars of ROH, NJPW, CMLL, and REV PRO will do battle for three nights on the War of the Worlds UK Tour with a special Rev Pro Kick off event Thursday August 17! Don’t miss these once in a lifetime events when the four best professional wrestling organizations in the world unite on the War of the Worlds UK Tour!
ROH, CMLL, NJPW, & RPW PRESENT THE WAR OF THE WORLDS UK TOUR DAY 1 – LONDON
Local Time: Friday, Aug 18, 2017, 07:00pm local time
5 Old Ford Road
LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON (TETSUYA NAITO, HIROMU TAKAHASHI, & NEVER OPENWEIGHT SIX MEN CHAMPIONS BUSHI, EVIL, & SANADA) vs. BULLET CLUB (ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY, ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE YOUNG BUCKS, “THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL, & ADAM PAGE)
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KUSHIDA (IF CHAMPION) vs. TITAN
ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS DALTON CASTLE & THE BOYS vs. MISTICO, DELIRIOUS, & JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER
THE ADDICTION (“ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & “THE HEAVY METAL REBEL” FRANKIE KAZARIAN) vs. ULTIMO GUERRERO & REY BUCANERO
JAY BRISCOE vs. KENNY KING
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AND MUCH MORE!