The Best Wrestling on the Planet returns to Pittsburgh for Steel City Excellence on Saturday, Feb. 11. The international TV taping will feature all of the top stars in ROH as well as the start of the 2017 Top Prospect Tournament!
Just signed for Steel City Excellence is a huge eight-man tag team match pitting Bullet Club’s contingent of ROH World Champion Adam Cole, ROH World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) and Cody against Jay Lethal, Bobby Fish and The Briscoes (Jay and Mark).
Bullet Club’s dominance took a hit last month when Cole lost the ROH World Title, but it proved to be just a momentary setback. Cody shocked the wrestling word by joining the faction shortly thereafter, and on Jan. 4 at Wrestle Kingdom 11 in the Tokyo Dome, Cole regained the championship from Kyle O’Reilly to become the first three-time ROH World Champion in history.
With two major championships in its possession and a decorated second-generation star now in the fold, Bullet Club appears to be stronger than ever.
The combination of Cole, Cody and The Young Bucks would be prohibitive favorites against most teams, but their opponents in Pittsburgh are every bit as accomplished. Lethal, Fish and The Briscoes have three ROH World Titles, three ROH World Television Titles and 11 ROH World Tag Team Titles between them.
Not only is this a star-studded clash, but it’s also a grudge match. Lethal has a score to settle with Cody, who used a low blow to defeat him in Cody’s ROH debut at Final Battle on Dec. 2, and The Young Bucks and Briscoes have had a heated rivalry for years over who is the best tag team in the sport.
Meanwhile, Fish is coming off the best year of his career in singles competition, and the former ROH World Television Champion and three-time co-holder of the ROH World Tag Team Title has his sights set on the ROH World Title. He’ll have an opportunity to show Cole just how capable of a contender he is.
EIGHT-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
ROH WORLD CHAMPION ADAM COLE, CODY AND ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE YOUNG BUCKS (MATT & NICK JACKSON) vs. JAY LETHAL, BOBBY FISH & THE BRISCOES (JAY & MARK)
DALTON CASTLE (W/THE BOYS)
BEER CITY BRUISER
COAST TO COAST
STEEL CITY EXCELLENCE
International TV Taping
Local Time: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 7pm EST
400 North Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212