Final ROH Taping of the Year
The year for Ring of Honor is winding down, with only two events left on the docket.
The next show will be the company’s final television taping of the year from the Rostraver Ice Gardens in Belle Vernon, Pa. on NOv. 3.
Announced so far for the tapings is a promo from Kevin Steen, something involving the recently sidelined Mike Mondo, Mike Bennett vs. Kevin Steen for the World Title, Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly for the Television Title, Roderick Strong vs. Tadarius Thomas, QT Marshall vs. Adam Page, Rhett Titus and B.J. Whitmer vs. Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs for the Tag Team titles, Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander vs. Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team, and – MsChif vs. Allysin Kay. This will be Kay’s debut with the company. I cover a few promotions where she works, and she’s very good at what she does.
The tapings will presumably build to ROH’s final show of the year, Final Battle, which takes place Dec. 16 from New York City.
Survival of the Fittest Final This Weekend
This weekend’s ROH on Sinclair television show marks the end of the Survival of the Fittest tournament. For those not keeping score, the six finalist are: Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Mike Mondo, Davey Richards, Michael Elgin, and Jay lethal.
ROH Announce More Dates for 2013
Ring of Honor’s calendar for 2013 is slowly but surely coming together, as the company announced a Jan. 18 show in Dearborn, Mich., and a May 4 return to Toronto, Ont.
Here’s a look at the 2013 calendar as it stands now:
* Jan. 5. Television taping in Baltimore, MD.
* Jan. 18. Live event in Dearborn, Mich.
* Jan. 19. Live event in Milwaukee, Wis.
* March 2. 11th Anniversary IPPV from Chicago Ridge, Ill.
* April 5. Supercard of Honor VII IPPV from new York, NY.
* May 4. IPPV from Toronto, Ont.
Get Well Jim Cornette
Ring of Honor is doing a whacky get-well gimmick on its website. You can email your well-wishes to GetWellJim@Gmail.com. I don’t know why that made me laugh so much, but it did, and now you know.
This Week on ROHWorld.com
The latest ROH Cast features a great interview with former ROH talents the Young Bucks. The Bucks are forthcoming on all sorts of pertinent topics, including what happened backstage at their WWE tryout that sparked the “Handshake controversy.” Listen here.
Dave Hatton looks at the resurrection of the Steen-Generico rivalry 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!