The fallout from the Global Wars tour will be felt in Philadelphia as the stars of Ring of Honor descend upon the 2300 Arena for a night of fast-paced, in-your-face action that only ROH can deliver! All of your favorite ROH stars like champions as of press time such as ROH World Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody, ROH World Television Champion Kenny King, ROH World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns, and the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions Adam Page and the Young Bucks will be there!
As the dust settles from the Global Wars Tour, the ROH Board of Directors have the following announcements for Friday’s HUGE international television taping!
CODY DEFENDS RING OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
On Twitter, the ROH World Champion, “The American Nightmare” Cody excited fans around the globe, announcing that he would be defending the ROH World Championship against an opponent who is deserving in Philadelphia!
No dodging. I know the match you want to see.
I will give the rightful #1 contender a shot at the World Championship this Friday in Philly' pic.twitter.com/vPwwT7TxzX
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) October 17, 2017
MARK BRISCOE AND WILL OSPREAY OUT
Mark Briscoe dislocated his elbow in his bout against Hiromu Takahashi at Global Wars: Pittsburgh. Because of this, Briscoe’s opportunity to realize his dream of becoming the ROH World Television Champion will be put on hold. Briscoe’s match against Kenny King has been canceled and King will defend his championship against a suitable replacement.
The IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay is unable to compete in Philadelphia due to a family emergency.
MATT TAVEN AND JAY WHITE MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SINGLES COMPETITION
The Kingdom’s Matt Taven and Jay White will meet in singles action for the very first time in Philadelphia! Taven has stated his goal is to be the first to complete the ROH Grand Slam by capturing the ROH World Champion. Jay White’s stock rose even further on the Global Wars Tour, taking it to Jay Lethal and Bullet Club. A win for either would put them immediately in the championship hunt!
THE LAST REAL MAN TAKES ON THE OCTOPUS
Silas Young is coming off the biggest win of his career against Jay Lethal in a Last Man Standing match at Death Before Dishonor and a giant Global Wars weekend. Johnathan Gresham stood toe-to-toe with Bullet Club in front of the second biggest crowd in ROH history. Young’s victory over Lethal allows him to write his own ticket and “Pro Wrestling’s Last Real Man” has his eye toward singles gold. But Gresham is looking for a signature victory of his own. These two meet for the first time in a ROH ring in Philly!
THE ADDICTION AND BEST FRIENDS MEET TO DETERMINE TAG TEAM SUPREMACY
The Addiction picked up two tag team victories on the Global Wars tour, righting a ship and reinforcing their message. In Philadelphia, they have once again signed to meet a team they were scheduled to face in Pittsburgh! Best Friends, who defeated the Dawgs in Pittsburgh in the Addiction’s steed, look to pick up a win over the former two-time ROH World Tag Team Champions to climb the tag team ladder!
There is nothing like seeing the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action only ROH can deliver! Don’t miss your opportunity to see ROH live in Philadelphia!
PHILADELPHIA EXCELLENCE – INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION TAPING
Local Time: Friday, Oct 20, 2017 07:30pm EDT
2300 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY DEFENDS THE ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN) (IF CHAMPIONS) vs. WAR MACHINE (WARBEARD HANSON & RAYMOND ROWE)
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING DEFENDS THE ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. JOSH “THE GOODS” WOODS
MATT TAVEN vs. JAY WHITE
“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG vs. “THE OCTOPUS” JONATHAN GRESHAM
THE ADDICTION (“ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & “THE HEAVY METAL REBEL” FRANKIE KAZARIAN) vs. BEST FRIENDS (BERETTA & CHUCKIE T.)
WOMEN OF HONOR
“THE VITRUOSA” DEONNA PURRAZZO vs. KAREN Q.
SIGNED TO APPEAR:
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE HUNG BUCKS (ADAM PAGE & THE YOUNG BUCKS)
“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL
BEER CITY BRUISER
THE KINGDOM (TK O’RYAN, & VINNY MARSEGLIA)
THE DAWGS (RHETT TITUS & WILL FERRARA)
COAST 2 COAST