Eddie Edwards’ next title defense has been announced to take place in Toronto May 7. His opponent will be “That Young Knockout Kid” Chris Hero!
Shane Hagadorn had been pleading with Ring of Honor officials to give the Kings of Wrestling a title opportunity. The pleading has paid off as one-half of the former Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions will receive a title match.
This will be Hero’s first World Title match in over a year. The last time he challenged for the title was against Tyler Black at “Bitter Friend, Stiffer Enemies II.” Hero has to be more determined than ever to win the title after losing the tag team gold in Atlanta to Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team. He held that belt for nearly a year, so he knows what it takes to not only win a title, but hold onto it as well.
Hero poses a large threat to Edwards’ title reign. Other than Christopher Daniels, Hero is the only wrestler on the Ring of Honor roster to have pinned Edwards since he won the Survival of the Fittest Tournament in November. Hero knows what it takes to defeat Edwards, but that victory came in a tag team match. He will not have Claudio Castagnoli to rely on during this match. But the fact remains that he has pinned Edwards, and if history repeats itself, it can happen again.
This should be a great match with two of the best wrestlers in the world battling over the most prestigious championship in wrestling. Edwards has already proven himself as champion by overcoming Daniels in Atlanta, who he was previously unable to defeat. This appears to be a very similar story, so if Edwards can prove himself once, he can do it again. The same can be said about Hero as well. It may be too early to predict a winner, but it is not too early to say this will be a fantastic match. The fans in Toronto will get a real treat when Chris Hero challenges Eddie Edwards for the Ring of Honor World Title.