ROHWorld Weekend Roundup (01/13/13)

Generico inks deal with WWE

If El Generico’s final Ring of Honor memory was his violent ladder war with former tag team partner Kevin Steen at last month’s “Final Battle,” the “Generic Luchador” left quite the final impression on ROH fans everywhere.

Earlier this week, PWPonderings.com reported El Generico (real name Rami Sebei) had signed a deal with wrestling juggernaut World Wrestling Entertainment.

Later reports revealed that Generico and WWE have reached a verbal agreement, but WWE has adopted a policy of not offering physical contracts until a talent has undergone extensive medical tests. ROHWorld will stay on top of the situation and bring you more news as it develops.

ROH Returns to Baltimore

Ring of Honor held its first set of television tapings for 2013 last Saturday in Baltimore, MD. For full spoilers, click here.

New matches for live shows

The Ring of Honor website announced Silas Young vs. Roderick Strong for its Jan. 18 show from Dearborn, Mich. Plus, the Briscoes defend the tag team titles against the American Wolves, and Tadarius Thomas challenges Kevin Steen in an unlikely championship scenario.

The following day in Milwaukee, Wis., Tadarius Thomas faces Bobby Fish in what is being billed as a “battle of hybrid fighters.” Plus, B.J. Whitmer faces “The icon” Matt Hardy, Davey Richards wrestles Kyle O”Reilly, and the “Defy or Deny” concept headlines.

Then ROH returns to Baltimore for the semi-finals and finals of the Top Prospect Tournament as part of the company’s second television taping of the year.

Finally, the Feb. 16 show from Cincinnati, Ohio sees a giant six-man main event, as Davey Richards, Michael Elgin, and Adam Cole face Steve Corino, Jimmy Jacobs, and Kevin Steen in an elimination match. Plus, A.C.H. returns to ROH for a match against Roderick Strong.

This week on ROHWorld.com

The latest ROHCast, talking spoilers from this past weekend, is here.

Fellow ROHWorld columnist speculates on ROH’s need for a new stable here.

That’s all the news for this week. Remember to keep checking ROHWorld.com for all your Ring of Honor news, notes, and analysis. Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

Des Delgadillo

Des writes a variety of articles for ROHWorld, including a weekly round-up of the news that is published every Friday. He also makes regular appearances on ROHCast alongside other members of the ROHWorld team.