First Broxbourne match announced
The first full match for the Sold Out Sunday August 13th Ring of Honor event
at the Broxbourne Civic Hall was announced today. Patrick Lennonâ€™s Fighting
Talk Column in the Daily Star exclusively revealed that it would feature
none other than semi regular UK resident and ROH fan favourite Colt Cabana
taking on first time UK competitor Jimmy Rave.
This match can now be added to the ROH Tag Team Title match that will
feature the winner of Austin Aries and Roderick Strong Vs The Briscoes bout,
from the night before in Liverpool against the winner of the number one
contenders match between Doug Williams and Jody Fleisch who take on the, as
yet, unconfirmed members of Team NOAH, which will also take place in
Many of the Broxbourne matches will be decided on by what takes place in
Liverpool the previous evening but ROH UK spokesman Alex Shane has been
quoted as saying â€œIn front of a sold out capacity crowd in Broxbourne I
really do believe that what fans witness that night will be a wrestling
memory that they will truly treasureâ€ He added â€œROH wrestlers and Management
will do everything they can to make sure that the two day tour ends with a
First Match Announced
Colt Cabana Vs Jimmy Rave (with Prince Nana)
ROH Tag Team Title Match
Austin Aries and Roderick Strong/ Or The Briscoes
Vs Doug Williams and Jody Fleisch/ Or Team NOAH
Even though the event is sold out there is a waiting list for any tickets
that become available. Fans wishing to be added to this list can be by
sending an email requesting to be added to firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Frontiers of Honour 2 – Main event changed
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 have 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.
Yet after announcing the full card for the event several weeks back the main
event of this mega event has now been changed. Due to the crowning of a
Brand new FWA British heavyweight Champion on Saturday July 15th in
Morecambe, UK veteran and new FWA champ Robbie Brookside will now replace
Former Champion Hade Vansen in the main event to Take on ROH World Champion
Bryan Danielson and IPW:UK Champion Martin Stone.
The adds a entirely new dimension to the match with the long history between
the new FWA title holder and his US counter part the former American Dragon
who was trained heavily by Brookside in his earlier years. Many were hoping
for a match between the two on the upcoming Ring of Honor UK tour in
Robbieâ€™s home town of Liverpool but that wasnâ€™t to be. A win here for either
Stone or Brookside will no doubt lead to the public demanding an ROH title
shot later on down the road.
The new addition of Brookside also gives UK fans the first high profile UK
in ring meeting between Robbie Brookside and IPW:UK Champion, LDN
heavyweight champion and one half of the FWA tag team Champions, Martin
Stone. The confrontation is one that will not only take stone to the limit
but also give him the chance to prove the undisputed head of the UK Old
School that his New School Strong Style form of wrestling can hang with
anyone the UK has to offer.
3 way battle of the Champions
ROH Champion FWA Champion IPW:UK Champion
Bryan Danielson Vs Robbie Brookside Vs Martin Stone
This match is added to the existing line up that includes:
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
FWA VS ROH Challenge
Colt Cabana Vs Darren Burridge
IPW VS ROH break out star match
Matt Sydal Vs Pac
ROH Vs FWA Vs IPW:UK Scramble match
Davey Richards Vs Jimmy Rave Vs Mark Sloan Vs Aviv Mayaan Vs Ashley Reed Vs
NOW ALSO ADDED
IPW:UKâ€™s JC Thunder issues an ROH open challenge (opponent to be announced
Ring of Honor
Hot of the heels of their ground breaking debut UK tour Americas top
independent company will be eager to walk out with more wins under their
belt than those of their two UK counter parts much like ROH did in the York
Hall, Bethnal Green back at the first Frontiers of Honour show in 2003. With
such an impressive team featuring some of the top wrestlers the US indy
scene have to offer it would be fair to say that their chances are extremely
Frontier Wrestling Alliance
With this show being over three years in the making, you can be sure that
FWA wrestlers such as Jody Fleisch, Jonny Storm and James Tighe, who fought
for FWA at FOH 1, will be eager to take the win this time and now with FWA
standout Doug Williams involved after missing the first show dues to
Japanese commitments you can be sure that the Frontier Wrestling Alliance
will come out with all guns blazing. New additions Darren Burridge and Aviv
Mayaan will be sure to give everything they have to prove themselves worthy
of such a spot on the card and help their team, the current holders of the
inter-promotional cup, walk out of Swanley with the win.
International Pro-Wrestling United Kingdom
The UKâ€™s hottest new company may be the surprise in this competition. Two
years ago no one would have foreseen the addition of Orpingtonâ€™s best kept
wrestling secret to the FWA VS ROH return card, but here they are. Featuring
Englandâ€™s hottest new stars, the buzz surrounding the south eastâ€™s internet
darling has been something to behold. They are surely boasting the hungriest
wrestlers and as a company have the most to gain from a win at this event.
Could the element of surprise and the home town advantage lead to IPW:UK
being crowned the new kings on August 18th?
The event will take place at IPW:UKâ€™s brand new venue in Swanley only 15
minutes from their regular venue of the Orpington halls. The address is:
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
Tickets are now available via the IPW:UK ticket box office on 07780 677 007
Fans at the IPW:UK double show this Sunday July 23rd live from the Orpington
halls can also purchase tickets there.
All Tickets are on sale NOW!
For more details on wrestlers still to be announced and matches keep updated
via the following websites
FWA in negotiations with ROH UK representatives over New Champion
After the crowning of a new FWA British Heavyweight Champion last Saturday
in Morecambe, Frontier Wrestling Alliance management have been in talks with
ROH UK representatives in an attempt to make an FWA title defence on the
first leg of the ROH tour. New champion Robbie Brookside is scheduled to
make his ROH debut in his home town of Liverpool against Chad Collyer on
August 12th. Many are seeing this as Brooksides last high profile shot at
making it on the US scene but with his recent win of the FWA world title
many feel that the time could be more than right for the â€œWildcatâ€.
The FWA title has been defended on ROH sole before and in fact former
Champion Doug Williams defeated Christopher Daniels for the belt to begin
his second reign as British Heavyweight Champion back in early 2003.
Williams also previously defended his ROH Pure Wrestling title on FWA cards
in 2004 so the both companies have featured title defences of the other
companyâ€™s belts in the past. We will keep you posted on this situation as it
Alex Shane talks about the ROH UK tour on Powerslam Radio
To promote the upcoming ROH UK tour, Head of European Marketing and
Promotions Alex Shane has conducted an in depth interview with Powerslam
Radios own Vikram Sanger. The former British Heavyweight Champion discusâ€™s
what fans can expect on the upcoming tour as well as what the â€œShowstealerâ€
has been up to since his last wrestling match in February and what his plans
are for returning to the ring, including word on his possible retirement.
You can download the full interview by going to www.powerslam.co.uk
Liverpool main event announced
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
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
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 Michaels. 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
On line ticket orders
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:
Fanslam tickets for both Liverpool and Broxbourne should be with all
customers by Saturday July 30th. Please avoid emailing with regards to
fanslam tickets before this date.
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.
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 (approx.) 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
email@example.com or for further info, see the following thread on
the ROH Message Board:
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
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
Your prizes will be with you 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
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
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
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
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
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.