Thursday, June 5, 2014

ROH "Best In The World" Card Coming Together

The Best in the World card is coming together nicely for Ring of Honor’s first live PPV on June 22, 2014. Here is the card to this point:

ROH World Championship:
Adam Cole (ROH Champion) vs. Michael Elgin

(Kevin Steen's Last Match in ROH?)
Kevin Steen vs. Silas Young


ROH Tag-Team Championship
ReDragon (Champions) vs. Daniels & Kazarian

The Briscoes vs. Mike Bennett & Matt Hardy

ROH Television Title
Jay Lethal (Champion) vs. Matt Taven

Submission Match
Cedric Alexander vs. Roderick Strong

Matt Taven as he suggested on our podcast will get his chance to get his hand on Truth Martini  and not vice versa. Martini will be handcuffed at ringside during the match for the T.V Title. The worst kept secret in pro-wrestling is now able to be talked about has the tag-team known as Bad Influence in TNA will challenge for ROH Tag-Team Titles against ReDragon. Christopher Daniels is a guy who has a long storied history in Ring of Honor and is expected to work quite a bit for the promotion now that he has been released by TNA. Rumours are UFC Fighter Tom Lawlor could be in ReDragon’s corner again as he was at War in the Worlds.

Jay Brisco’s feud with Adam Cole has transitioned into a feud with Matt Hardy as is now in possession of Brisco’s title belt he had made to signify his claim to the ROH Title. Adam Cole took possession of that belt at Card of Honor of Wrestlemania weekend in New Orleans. Mike Bennett meantime has joined up with Hardy and Cole along with his manger Maria and has had his battles with both Mark and Jay. What has really lighted a fire to this already hot feud is Matt Hardy taking the belt given to him by Cole that once belonged to Jay and but his face on it. Bricoes are one of the longest serving acts in ROH and are huge fan favourites with the Ring of Honor as a result.

Roderick Strong and Alexander have had a battle that has raged for months in ROH based on respect. Strong has become part of a group called “The Decade” demanding respect for their longevity in ROH. He along with Jimmy Jacobs and B.J Whitmer has brought in young wrestlers to follow their example. The result has been Alexander fighting an uphill battle. At Global Wars he got the win over Strong but was ambushed and had his shoulder injured. This has been a good mid to lower card feud for the company. This if Alexander wins could bring an end to it.

Kevin Steen had an emotional speech interrupted by Silas Young. Steen was saying that he was pretty much done with company and could not get the job done any longer. In reality as many know Steen is heading to WWE Developmental and is expected to report their in August according to most recent reports. This could indeed be the last match for Steen in ROH and if that is the case it will be emotional. Fitting of that emotion Young claimed it was too bad that Kevin’s son would have to know his daddy was a quitter. This match will be a war and many long time fans of Steen in ROH will be holding back tears I would imagine.

Adam Cole won his title in tournament and defeated Michael Elgin in the finals of that tournament. Since that time last year Elgin neither has nor got a one on one shot at the title. He was supposed to have that at Final Battle but Jay Brisco was added to the match making it a three-way. Adam Cole joins us on the pod cast tomorrow to talk about this encounter. It should be a heck of a battle as no one in the last 6-9 months having better matches than Elgin other than perhaps Cole. It should be a tremendous match and despite the pressure on these two to deliver they are two of the safest bets in Ring of Honor to put on a show. This is what they want for their debut on PPV.

So with that said we have set the table for our biggest guest to join the show tomorrow the ROH Champion Adam Cole checks into the Condo on the Moon Podcast.