The main event for the first ever ROH UK tour show in Liverpool on Saturday August 12th has today been announced. ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson will face the Englandâ€™s own ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuiness. This will not be the first confrontation between these two men but this time the stakes are at an all time high, with this being the main event of the companyâ€™s first ever European show the pressure will be on both men to walk out the victor. The two have already met in an ROH ring. In what many considered an upset McGuiness beat Danielson on April 29th via count out in an amazing Title Vs Title match that had fans on their feet. The loss is considered â€œThe American Dragonsâ€ first unsuccessful title defence to date. This added to the fact that McGuiness beat former World title holder Samoa Joe, who many still consider a better champion that Danielson, to become the Pure Champ has now forced many insiders to believe that the Brit may be the better man.
Each man has a huge amount of experience on UK sole with both doing lengthy tours for Brian Dixonâ€™s All-Star wrestling over the last few years but neither have been involved in a match so big on UK soil. Simply being in the main event of ROHâ€™s first ever overseas tour could arguably be considered the biggest match of McGuinessâ€™s career from a personal achievement standpoint but one must believe that the Pure champion has no intention of losing in such a high profile match in his own country. As for Danielson, his quest to go down in history as the greatest ROH World champion of all time would surely come to premature end if he were to be stopped here.
The plot thickensâ€¦â€¦â€¦.. One thing that ROH officials are assuring us is that after weeks of speculation, this match is not yet complete and that management will announce something else to really make this a historic match for the company. We are unsure exactly what this means but there are several possible options we should explore.
Firstly no stipulation has been announced for the contest as of yet. With both men holding the companies two top singles titles we could see a Title Vs Title match. After the disappointing count out result last time though perhaps ROH management are working on a plan to make sure this doesnâ€™t happen again and a unified champion is crowned? This would arguably make it the most historic match in ROH title history as such a feat has never been achieved in ROH previously.
The two men will face each other just weekâ€™s earlier at the site of their last confrontation in Cleveland on July 29th exactly three months to the day since they first fought each other. Could this, in some way, be what ROH management are holding out for before making their announcement? A win for either man here could potentially change the shape of the fourth coming Liverpool match dramatically.
Then again maybe it has something to do with the man who has held both Pure and World titles previously, Samoa Joe. For anyone who has been living in a cave for the last few months on August 5th, just one week before the Liverpool contest, the Samoan independent wrestling superstar finally has his incredibly anticipated confrontation with the current ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson. Should Danielson lose then could Joe be making a one night only appearance in Liverpool? He is scheduled to appear for TNA the next evening but after looking into it further he could very easily get a flight back to the US to make it in time for his Pay Per View bout the following night.
Even if â€œThe Dragonâ€ was to beat Joe on August 5th, what shape would the current ROH World Champion be in? Just 7 days after what will surely be one of the most physical matches of his career against a man who is out to maintain his legacy of the greatest Ring Of Honor Champion of all time. Even if a battered and bruised Bryan Danielson makes it to Liverpool with the World title, how will he fair against the man who already holds a win over him? If ROH management make the decision to put the World title on the line in Liverpool then things could really get difficult for the main trained by wrestling legend Shawn Micheals. With this huge advantage in his pocket could we see Nigel McGuiness walking out of Liverpool as the first ever British ROH World Champion? Not only would this be a fitting start to itâ€™s first ever UK tour date but an Englishman being crowned the first ever ROH world champion in England would also make company history.
Whatever ever ROH management have in store for us on Saturday August 12th on thing is for sure. No Ring of Honor fan will want to miss it!
ROH World Champ Bryan Danielson Vs ROH Pure Champ Nigel McGuiness
This match can now be added to the six matches already announced for Liverpool. These matches are:
ROH tag team title match
Austin Aries and Roderick Strong (Champions) Vs Mark and Jay Briscoe
ROH Vs CZW grudge match
Claudio Castagnoli Vs B J Whitmer
ROH tag team title contenders match
Doug Williams and Jody Fleisch Vs Team NOAH
Although the team representing Pro Wrestling NOAH has not yet been announced we can confirm that the winner of this match will receive an ROH tag team title shot the following night at the Broxbourne Civic Halls.
Four corner survival match
Colt Cabana Vs Matt Sydal Vs Jonny Storm Vs Spud
Davey Richards Vs Jimmy Rave (with Prince Nana)
Robbie Brookside Vs Chad Collyer
Tickets for Liverpool on Saturday August 12th are still available via the ticket box on office: 0151 263 6633 or online at www.rohwrestling.com
Tickets are priced between Â£75 and Â£10
ROH stars honoured at UK wrestler reunion
ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson and Colt Cabana will be honoured at the 2006 UK wrestlerâ€™s reunion. The annual event, which attracts fans and wrestlers from around the globe, is the most respected of its kind in Europe. In an unprecedented move Ring of Honour ambassadors Danielson and Cabana will be honoured for their love and dedication to the UK and its style of wrestling whilst flying the flag in the US and around the world. Both men have left their native country of America to spend prolonged periods in the UK in an attempt to learn the British style of wrestling over the last 3 years. As a result both men are now considered two of the best young wrestlers in the world by the fans and their peers alike.
Spokesman for the reunion Frank Rimmer said yesterday â€œEven though the reunion has always been about remembering the legends of yesteryear it has become increasingly import to us to introduce new fans to what British Wrestling was and in many cases still is about. Both Bryan and Colt have worked harder than almost all I can think of in the last 5 years to learn our art and expose fans overseas to what makes British wrestling so special. They are both truly great ambassadors for not only their country but for the British style and for that the reunion and its members feelâ€™s it is only right to reward them on August 13th and show our appreciation to them just like they have spent the last few years showing their appreciation usâ€
He continued â€œRing of Honour is all about wrestling and is the closet thing the US has to the old World of Sport style. We are flattered that the company itself and its biggest stars are so respectful of the UK style and its wrestlers. To see todayâ€™s top names idolising wrestlers that were wrestling before most of them were even born is so encouraging for all of us who wish to keep the heritage of the UK scene alive todayâ€
ROH spokesperson Alex Shane commented â€œThis is a huge honour for both the wrestlers in question and ROH itself. This speaks volumes about the fact the Ring of Honor really is a wrestling company that wrestling fans and wrestlers alike, new and old, can be proud of. What a great way to finish off such an exciting weekend in the UK.â€
The awards will be handed to them by heroâ€™s of Cabana and Danielson, Jonny Kid and Jonny Saint respectively. Other stars on hand will include â€œRollerballâ€ Mark Rocco, Mick McManus, Pete Roberts, Wayne Bridges, Robbie Brookside, Mal Sanders, Ringo Rigby, â€œGoldbeltâ€ Brian Maxine, Klondyke Kate, â€œButcherâ€ Dave Bond, Bobby Barnes, Mitzi Mueller, Dave Prowse OBE (Darth Vader in Star Wars) and over 350 other guests from the world of wrestling old and new.
The event, which is open to anyone and free of charge, begins at 11am on Sunday August 13th (the day of the ROH Broxbourne event) at:
The Bridges Public House,
(Nearest Train Station Farningham Road BR)
For inquires call: 01322 860 588
Fans are encouraged to come and show your support. The event will be over in time for fans to make it to the Broxbourne Civic Hall in time for the evenings ROH event.
ROH Cameraâ€™s will be at the event filming the history making ceremony. We hope to see you all there.
Limited Broxbourne tickets for sale
After the announcement of the second leg of the ROH UK tour in Broxbourne completely selling out our UK and US office have been contacted by large amounts of fans still trying to gain tickets for the event. Sadly we at ROH cannot squeeze anymore fans into the building as it is now at capacity but ROH fan Kevin Holden has a small number left which he purchased when tickets went on sale. In return for these tickets not being touted outside the venue on the day of the show we have agreed to make any UK fans who still wish to purchase tickets for August 13th aware of this. There are less than 15 left so if you would like to purchase one you can email Kevin at:
Any fans who still want tickets for Broxbourne are encouraged to email email@example.com as a waiting list is being compiled for any tickets that maybe require refunds etc between now and the event itself.
ROH Liverpool to Broxbourne Bus Trip
There is going to be a bus trip organised for fans in the North of England that will take them down to the Broxbourne ROH show on Sunday August 13th.
The itinerary is as follows:
Sunday August 13th
8am picking outside the Liverpool Olympia
2.15pm (aprrox.) arriving at the Broxbourne Civic Hall
10.15 pm leaving the Broxbourne Civic Hall
02.00am arriving at Norton Street Liverpool City Centre
There will be TV/DVD services as well as more surprises for the
hardcore ROH fans who will be attending both ROH shows on this
The round trip cost is only Â£30 return
One way is Â£20
To state your interest or to sign up, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or for further info, see the following thread on
the ROH Message Board:
On line ticket orders now sent out
Almost all fans who ordered tickets on line should now have received them for both events. There are still around 70 that have not yet been sent for Liverpool yet. If your tickets are among these then please hold on until July 25th . Any who have not received their by July 25th please email: email@example.com
Fanslam tickets for both Liverpool and Broxbourne will not be sent out until late next week.
Interview with Gabe Sapolsky in this months Powerslam magazine
The focus on Ring of Honor and the forth coming UK tour continues in this months issue 144 of Powerslam magazine when Finlay Martin presents an in depth interview with ROH booker Gabe Sapolsky as we move closer to August 2006. Hot on the heels of the interview with ROH head of European marketing and promotions Alex Shane last issue, the interview covers everything from the top drawing ROH Vs CZW Feud to the companies up coming UK tour. Considered my many as the best booker in wrestling today Sapolsky, who will also be present during the August tour, is a man whose words are well worth reading.
The issue is in all good news agents NOW!
Also we are proud to be able to announce that the winners of the ROH competition in issue 143 are: Andrew Cameron from Ayrshire, James Barnes from Derbyshire, Messiah Hallberg from Sweden and Seam Scullion from Cumbria who get the runners up prizes of 2 Liverpool tickets and the grand prize of two ringside tickets and a selection of ROH DVDâ€™s goes to Dale Sangster from Liverpool.
Your prizes will be with you shortly.
Two more matches announced for Frontiers of Honour 2 show
On Friday August 18th two of the UKâ€™s top wrestling companies and Americas hottest Independent promotion will team up to produce the highly anticipated Frontiers of Honour 2. FWA and IPW:UK has joined forces to present a night of wrestling that no UK fan will want to miss. Teaming up once again with ROH, the two British promotions will put forward their top stars to face the best that Ring of Honor has to offer.
Two more matches have now been announced for this awesome card. These matches are:
FWA VS ROH Challenge
Colt Cabana Vs Darren Burridge
ROH Vs FWA Vs IPW:UK Scramble match
Davey Richards Vs Jimmy Rave Vs Mark Sloan Vs Aviv Mayaan Vs Ashley Reed Vs Paul Robinson
NOW ALSO ADDED
IPW:UKâ€™s JC Thunder issues an ROH open challenge (opponent to be announced shortly)
These new matches are now added to the four bouts already announced
These matches are:
3 way battle of the Champions
ROH Champion FWA Champion IPW:UK Champion
Bryan Danielson Vs Hade Vansen Vs Martin Stone
ROH Vs FWA dream tag team double header
Dream match one
Austin Aries and Roderick Strong Vs Doug Williams and James Tighe
Dream match two
The Briscoe Brothers Vs Jody Fleisch and Jonny Storm
IPW VS ROH break out star match
Matt Sydal Vs Pac
The show will take place on Friday August 18th in Swanley, near London at:
White Oak Leisure Centre
Milda May Avenue
The doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 7.30pm.
Trains run every 15-30 minutes from London Victoria and also Black Friars and the journey is only 38 minutes.
The last train to London is at 23.45 giving fans plenty of time to get back to London and/or make connecting trains.
Tickets are priced at Â£45 front row Gold Ringside, Â£35 Silver ringside and Â£20 all other seats. There are only 400 tickets available so it is advised to book tickets fast for this one off wrestling spectacular.
Tickets are available on line via the following websites
The On line tickets are on sale now!
Tickets will also be made available at many live shows including up coming FWA, IPW:UK and the ROH UK tour dates over the coming months.
They will then be place on sale via the IPW:UK ticket box office on 07780 677 007
From Monday July 17th
Wrestle-zone.co.uk give away â€“ winners announced
Ring of Honor recently teamed up with the UKâ€™s top online wrestling news site www.wrestle-zone.co.uk to give UK ROH fans a chance to see two of the top matches in company history. KENTA Vs Low Ki and Samoa Joe Vs Kenta Kobashi are widely considered as two of the best matches to have taken place in all of 2005 not just in ROH but from the wrestling world as a whole. Courtesy of Wrestle-zone.co.uk and ROH a hand full of lucky fans have got to own these true wrestling classics free of charge along with ROH t shirts and tickets to the Liverpool leg of the ground breaking UK tour on Saturday August 12th.
Congratulations to Daniel Wealands and Steven Wilson whose prizes will be with them shortly.
First Ever UK wrestling Super-Camp line up announced
The FWA Academy in Portsmouth is offering aspiring wrestlers a once in a life time opportunity. Between Monday August 14th and Sunday August 20th there will be the first ever 7 day wrestling Super-Camp. Students will be taught by a different ROH superstar each day with some days featuring even more than one. Trainees will be able to eat, sleep, work out and learn from the best the US Indy scene has to offer during this exciting and rewarding week. This camp is for new and experienced students alike.
The price of this camp is only Â£295 but there are only 30 places. If you wish to attend book your place NOW!
ROH stars already confirmed for the camp are:
To secure your place please send a either a cheque
or money order for Â£295.00 made payable to FWA
Fasttrack, Rodney Road,
For more details about camp or the school itself go to
Or phone the FWA Academy helpline on:
02392 29 77 88
ROH August 13th Broxbourne event SOLD OUT
The closing leg of the Ring of Honor UK tour in Broxbourne Civic Hall has now officially sold out. The venue, which holds just under 600 fans, had already required the inclusion of additional seating for the highly anticipated event. Yet even this was not enough to house the number of fans who wanted to attend this event.
The news was received by head of European Marketing and Promotion Alex Shane this past week. Shane, who has run events with the FWA at the venue since 2001 said â€œI have never seen a wrestling event sell out at Broxbourne a good two months before the date itself has even taken place. The support UK fans have shown for Ring of Honor in the UK has been something that myself and the rest of the company have been completely overwhelmed by. We were all fairly certain of a Broxbourne sell out on the day but none of us could have predicted it so soon.â€
His sentiments were also shared by venue manager Tony Driver. Driver added â€œWe are all amazed that an event with not a single bit of local promotion has drawn such a response. The venue allocation of tickets had almost completely gone in the first 2 days and not even the addition of extra seating has helped us keep up with demandâ€. He continued â€œWe are still taking calls for tickets now and for the first time I can recall we are telling fans, sorry but we are completely sold out!â€
ROH owner Cary Silkin told us yesterday â€œRing of Honor would like to thank our UK fans for making this possible and promise that you that we will do everything we can to reward the support you have shown us on this tour. We would also like to apologise to any fans that could not get tickets in time but would like to remind you that you still have the chance to see ROH live on the opening night of the tour in Liverpool. We are all extremely pumped up for this weekendâ€
There are still seats left for the opening night on Saturday August 12th at the Liverpool Olympia but fans are urged to purchase their tickets now to avoid disappointment as only limited numbers remain.
You can purchase these tickets on line at www.rohwrestling.com
Or by calling the venue box office on 0151 263 6633
Advance Fan-slam tickets on sale NOW!
Due to the incredible rush for tickets for both Ring of Honor UK tour dates, tour organisers have decided to put tickets for the Liverpool and Broxbourne pre show Fan-slam events on sale in advance via the official website www.rohwrestling.com
Tickets are priced on line at Â£6 for the Liverpool fan-slam and Â£4.50 for the Broxbourne fan-slam and are available now.
Tickets will also be available on the door of each event on the day. There are more details about the fan-slam events at the end of this press release.
VIP Theatre Boxes available for Liverpool event
Ring of Honor UK tour organisers have now gained access to two VIP theatre boxes for the ROH event at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday August 12th. These boxes have been used to seat hundreds of well known VIPs and celebrities over the years for prestigious events at the famous Liverpool venue but will now be used for the first time to hold ROH wrestling fans.
The boxes are similar to the extremely popular Sky boxes used at the Coventry Skydome Events last year with the ability to comfortably hold up to 10 people. The box owners will get free merchandise, the chance to personally meet the ROH stars and a hostess to meet their needs for food and drink before, during and after the event.
This is the ideal package for any wrestling school, company or group of fans who want a once in a life time experience during this historic first ever ROH UK tour.
The cost of each box is Â£1,500 which includes a selection of food, drink and merchandise. Any fan who has already bought tickets who wishes to purchase a box can get a full refund on those tickets once the transaction for the box is completed. To fill in an application for one of these boxes or to make an enquiry go to the UK tickets section on www.rohwrestling.com from this Thursday May 25th.
Extra ringside seats now available for ROH UK tour
Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets for Augusts UK Ring of Honor live shows, tour organisers have managed to put additional seats on sale including Silver and Bronze Ringside tickets for Liverpool only. As these extra seats have now pushed the venue capacity to its absolute maximum this is the very last chance UK fans will get to purchase ringside seats for this tour.
Only an extremely limited number are available and can ONLY be purchased on line via the official Ring of Honor website www.rohwrestling.com
These tickets are available now!!
The Liverpool Olympia
Saturday August 12th
The Liverpool Olympia holds over 1,700 and is one of the most elegant venues able to cater to wrestling events in the whole United Kingdom. Its internal architecture makes it not only spectacular to look at but creates an amazing atmosphere that will no doubt begin Ring of Honorâ€™s first ever UK tour with the desired bang on Saturday August 12.
The Venue is situated on:
West Derby Road,
Box office: 0151 263 6633
Tickets are priced between Â£75 and Â£10 and are on sale NOW through the Liverpool Olympia box office or online at www.rohwrestling.com
Doors open at 5pm with the show starting at 6pm.
The Broxbourne Civic Hall
Sunday August 13th
Tickets for this event are now sold out
The Broxbourne Civic Hall has housed some of the most memorable wrestling matches in the UK over the last 5 years. Named by many UK fans as their favourite southern wrestling venue the Civic hall has a history of great wrestling. Hertfordshireâ€™s most beloved wrestling venue has seen the like of AJ Styles, â€˜The Fallen Angelâ€™ Christopher Daniels, American Dragon, Steve Corino, Super Crazy, Jerry Lynn and many more perform between its walls over recent years but never housed a line up as impressive as it will on Sunday August 13.
The venue is situated on:
Box office: 01992 441 946
Doors open at 5pm with the show starting at 6pm.
Stay up to date with all the latest announcements by making regular visits to www.rohwrestling.com
Extra Fan-slam date added
Due to a growing concern that many fans may not be able to make the Liverpool Fan-slam event, s slightly smaller event will be held in Broxbourne before the Sunday August 13th show. This will be an hour shorter in duration but still have the same things on offer as the Fan-slam the previous day.
The Liverpool Fan-slam
The Liverpool fan-slam will take place between 12.30pm and 4pm at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday August 12th before the ROH live event in the evening. The event will feature wrestler question and answer sessions, autograph signing sessions and merchandise stalls.
Tickets for this event are priced at Â£6.
The Broxbourne Fan-slam
The Broxbourne ROH Fan-slam will open its doors at 2pm and will go on until 4.30pm at the Broxbourne Civic Hall on Sunday August 13th before the ROH live event in the evening. The event will feature wrestler question and answer sessions, autograph signing sessions and merchandise stalls.
Tickets for this event are priced at Â£4.50
Tickets for both of these fans slams will be made available in advance to avoid disappointment via www.rohwrestling.com on Monday May 22nd at 10am.
Tickets for both events will also be made available on the door of both venues on the day. Fans are warned that there are only a limited number of places available so booking early is advised.