Silas Young has been boasting that he’s the best technical wrestler in ROH, and he’ll have an opportunity to back up that claim when he takes on Josh Woods at the Best in the World international television taping in Philadelphia on June 29.
In Woods, Young will be facing a former collegiate wrestling champion. In addition to Woods’ outstanding amateur wrestling credentials, he also possesses a background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Moreover, Woods is always “DTF” (down to fight).
Since winning the Top Prospect Tournament in 2017, Woods has dominated less-heralded competition and more then held his own against some of the best wrestlers in the sport. He scored a victory over current ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor last year and pushed Mark Briscoe to the limit earlier this month.
While Young is indeed a skilled technical wrestler, he has been making a mockery of the “pure” style. The two-time former ROH World Champion used underhanded tactics to score two tainted victories over technical wrestling master Jonathan Gresham, and he also has been putting on farcical scientific wrestling exhibitions (while smoking a cigarette, no less).
Will Woods beat some respect into Young? Or will Young deliver a wrestling lesson to the rising young star?
ROH PRESENTS BEST IN THE WORLD (INTERNATIONAL TV TAPING)
SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH
BELL TIME @ 6 PM EASTERN
2300 SOUTH SWANSON STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148
FOUR CORNER SURVIVAL
JEFF COBB vs. DALTON CASTLE vs. KENNY KING vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM
JAY & MARK BRISCOE vs. RUSH & DRAGON LEE
MARTY SCURLL vs. FLIP GORDON
SILAS YOUNG vs. JOSH WOODS
SUMIE SAKAI vs. KARISSA RIVERA
SIGNED TO APPEAR:
ROH WORLD CHAMPION MATT TAVEN
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION SHANE TAYLOR
WOH WORLD CHAMPION KELLY KLEIN
LIFEBLOOD (BANDIDO, MARK HASKINS, TRACY WILLIAMS)
THE ALLURE (ANGELINA LOVE, VELVET SKY, MANDY LEON)
NWA WORLDS CHAMPION NICK ALDIS
NWA NATIONAL CHAMPION COLT CABANA
THE BOUNCERS (BEER CITY BRUISER & BRAWLER MILONAS)
THE KINGDOM (TK O’RYAN & VINNY MARSEGLIA)
COAST 2 COAST (LSG & SHAHEEM ALI)
SHINOBI SHADOW SQUAD (CHEESEBURGER, ELI ISOM, RYAN NOVA)