CMLL Star Soberano Jr Takes On Punishment Martinez At Manhattan Mayhem

Punishment Martinez calls himself the Creeper of Violence and Messiah of Pain and the path of destruction he has carved certainly validates those nicknames. Martinez won the 2017 Survival of the Fittest in impressive fashion, defeating Jay Lethal to get to the finals before eliminating Silas Young, Jonathan Gresham, and Flip Gordon in order to win the tournament just a short time after defeating current IWGP United States Champion Jay White in a violent Las Vegas Street Fight at Death Before Dishonor.

With Martinez’s stock rising quickly as major wins pile up, Martinez has become a big-match player in ROH. ROH matchmakers have been searching around the globe for top talent to face Martinez and partnerships with New Japan, CMLL, and RevPro have given the Board of Directors quite a pool of talent to choose from. And in New York City, Martinez takes on a CMLL star making his US debut!

NON-TITLE

PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. MEXICAN NATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION SOBERANO JR.

Soberano Jr. had the biggest year of his career in 2017, making his first tour of Japan during New Japan and CMLL’s Fantastica Mania while winning Torneo Gran Alternativa, a tournament that teams a young wrestler with an established veteran, with partner Caristico, La Copa Junior with his father Euforia, and the Mexican National Welterweight Championship from Rey Cometa!

Soberano Jr. has retained the championship after nearly a year of tough defenses and has been pushing himself to the limit in Japan competing in the 2018 Fantasticamania Tour once more! Now, one of the hottest, most in-demand luchadors comes to the United States for the first time, competing in the Big Apple with the lights shining the brightest at THE EXPERIENCE at Manhattan Mayhem!

But standing across the ring from Soberano is the 6’6” monster, Punishment Martinez! Martinez has proved he can compete with wrestlers using any style with wins against high flyers like Flip Gordon, technical stars like Jonathan Gresham, and all-around greats like Jay Lethal. But can Martinez defeat one of the hottest young talents in the world who wrestles a luchador style? Tune into THE EXPERIENCE at Manhattan Mayhem as part of HonorClub to find out!

On Saturday, March 3, Ring of Honor returns to the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom for one of ROH’s signature events, Manhattan Mayhem! The Best Fans on the Planet SOLD OUT Manhattan Mayhem months in advance but you can watch this seminal event LIVE as it streams for HonorClub! And YOU get to pick stipulations as part of THE EXPERIENCE!

Manhattan Mayhem has gained a reputation as an event full of surprises, with last year being no different! The Hardys shocked the world when they emerged from the darkness and defeated the Young Bucks for the ROH World Tag Team Championships! And LATER in the night, Bully Ray made his ROH debut when saved the Briscoes from a Bullet Club beat down!

This year, ROH will be pulling out all of the stops once again! Be sure to join us as we present THE EXPERIENCE at Manhattan Mayhem for HonorClub for all the action!

ROH Presents THE EXPERIENCE at MANHATTAN MAYHEM

Local Time: Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 07:00pm EST

The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W 34th Street
New York, New York 10001

MAIN EVENT

ULTIMATE MAYHEM MATCH

SOCAL UNCENSORED (“ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS, “HEAVY METAL REBEL” FRANKIE KAZARIAN”, & SCORPIO SKY) & SHANE TAYLOR vs. BULLET CLUB (ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS ADAM PAGE & THE YOUNG BUCKS AND “THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL)

FLIP GORDON vs. “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY - FAN-VOTED STIPULATION!

PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. MEXICAN NATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION SOBERANO JR.

CAPRICE COLEMAN’S PULPIT – FANS PICK THE GUEST!

SIGNED TO COMPETE:

ROH WORLD CHAMPION DALTON CASTLE & THE BOYS

ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING

JAY LETHAL

SILAS YOUNG, BEER CITY BRUISER, & “KINGPIN” BRIAN MILONAS

ULTIMO GUERRERO

VOLADOR JR.

WOMEN OF HONO