The Kings of Wrestling are the longest reigning ROH World Tag Team Champions in history and celebrated with a win over the All Night Express at the 9th Anniversary Show.
Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero have defeated every team put in their way. ANX, The Briscoes and even the Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team have fallen to the Kings. Hero and Castagnoli haven’t been shy in asking for new opponents and say they are bored of beating the same old teams over and over again. Well, their prayers were answered and they will face the returning team of Homicide and Hernandez at the Manhattan Center on March 19th.
Homicide lost his first match since his return to ROH against Roderick Strong at the 9th Anniversary Show. It was his first shot at the ROH World Championship since he lost the belt in 2007. Even with his impressive lack of defeats, Homicide hasn’t reached his potential so far during his return and seems to have stepped out of the title picture for now. However, Homicide confronted the Kings who were boasting about their recent title defence (you can see the videohere).
“The Notorious 187” went on to say that they were going to face a team the likes of they’ve never seen before. He and his tag team partner Hernandez will be teaming up again to take on the Royalty of Wrestling – the Kings of Wrestling.
The Latin American Exchange aren’t strangers to Ring of Honor and competed as a tag team back in 2008. They appeared in two shows, one saw them beat El Generico & Kevin Steen, Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs and Chris Hero & Davey Richards in a 30-minute Iron Man match. The following day they lost to the Briscoe Brothers. LAX have already defeated one member of the Kings but facing off against them as a team will be a tough task.
LAX have a good history and have won three tag team titles in TNA as well as competing all over the world as a team. However, the pair haven’t teamed for a while and ring rust might be a problem as they face off against the methodical Kings.
Homicide and Hernandez will pose a completely different threat to the one posed by Rhett Titus and Kenny King. Titus and King have improved a lot over the past 12 months and definitely look like future ROH Tag Team Champions. LAX have done it all though and won’t be overawed by the occasion.
The match will be a non-title contest but a win for LAX would certainly propel them near the top of the Tag Team division. Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin earned their shot at the Kings when they beat the Briscoe Brothers in Chicago but a LAX win would really shake the Tag Team division up.
So will LAX throw a spanner in the works of the Kings or will they once again confirm that Kings reign supreme?