It was announced last week that Eddie Edwards would be defending his ROH World Title at ‘Best In The World 2011’ on June 26th and we now know the challenger will be his American Wolves partner Davey Richards.
Richards and Edwards have been clashing in recent months and Richards saved Edwards from a beat down by the House of Truth following his title defence at ‘Supercard of Honor VI’. This led Edwards to say that he won’t have another match in ROH unless it’s against Richards. The men agreed to a future match and shook hands. It’s obvious that ROH Officials took notice of this and had no choice but to put these two wolves in the ring together.
Eddie Edwards shocked the world when he beat Roderick Strong at ‘Manhattan Mayhem IV’ to become the new ROH World Champion. So much so, in fact, that his name trended worldwide on Twitter – the first in the company to do so. Edwards’ win was a surprise to many seeing as it was his American Wolves partner Davey Richards who was getting the “Next World Champ” chants from the ROH fans. Eddie has always been a tough competitor though and earned his title shot by winning Survival Of The Fittest 2010, even with an injured elbow. In his short time as champion, Edwards has defeated Christopher Daniels, Chris Hero and former champion Strong. All three of these matches were terrific and really showed why Edwards is a worthy champion.
These two men have previous in title matches; they held the ROH World Tag Team Titles together and Edwards defeated Richards to become the first ever ROH World TV Champion. If previous matches are anything to go by, this should be a tremendous match and one that definitely showcases why Ring of Honor is the best in the world.
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