When the annual Survival of the Fittest tournament takes place in Dayton, OH on November 18, it will be a different format than what Ring of Honor fans have grown accustomed to.
Survival of the Fittest has traditionally been a 12-man tournament with six singles qualifying matches. The winners of each of those matches would then compete in a six-man elimination match to determine the winner of the tournament and who would be the recipient of a future ROH World Title match.
The winner of the tournament will still receive a title opportunity, but it will be a different route to get there. Survival of the Fittest will be a 14-man tournament this year. The qualifying matches will consist of three singles matches, a tag team match and a Four Corner Survival match. Both members of the winning tag team will advance to the finals. The six wrestlers remaining would then compete in the elimination match to determine who will receive the future ROH World Title match.
Six wrestlers have been announced so far for the Survival of the Fittest tournament. Andy “Right Leg” Ridge earned his spot in the tournament by defeating Grizzly Redwood during the “Death Before Dishonor IX” pre-show. In addition to Ridge, former Survival of the Fittest winners Eddie Edwards and Roderick Strong will also compete in the tournament. Kenny King, Rhett Titus and Adam Cole, who have all been tournament finalists in the past, have also been announced to compete in the tournament.
“Survival of the Fittest 2011” will take place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, OH on November 18.