Ring of Honor Newswire (3/30): Atlanta Events Update, More

Nick Paglino

– This weekend Ring of Honor debuts in Atlanta with “Honor Takes Center Stage.” Both events are sold out but you can still watch live from home on iPPV for the very low price of $19.99 combined! This is a great deal that is worth every penny and more. The lineups are stacked from top to bottom on each night and there is a very good chance that history will be made in more ways then one. Order now: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Wrestling/Honor_Takes_Center_Stage_Chapter_1/968.

– In his pursuit to find a new member of the House of Truth, Truth Martini and ROH officials have once again allowed a secret HoT follower the opportunity to appear in front of the live audience and earn his spot. We have received word from sources that Caleb Konley will be in action this Friday in Atlanta in an attempt to secure his position in the HoT. Back in January at “Champions vs. All Stars,” Konley wrestled Steve Corino in Corino’s first match on his road to recovery. That night Corino gave Konley advice that he was a young man heading down the wrong road and he should start now and change his disrespectful ways. After the match and as the days went on, Konley thought about everything Corino said and gave his advice a try. Konley’s number one goal is to earn a full time spot on the ROH roster and fortunately for Konley, he received another shot to impress at “SoCal Showdown II”. This time Konley teamed with Cedric Alexander to face the Bravado Brothers and he tried his best to do the right thing and play by the rules. Konley and Alexander lost and as a result Konley got frustrated and pushed Cedric leaving upset after the match and showing major signs of frustration. Konley was confused at what to do next as he gave Corino’s advice a chance and, in his opinion, it didn’t work. Konley then decided that he needed to seek the Truth in order to be enlightened and earn an ROH roster spot. Konley began to listen to Truth’s preachings, became a recruit back in early February, and has been dedicated to Truth ever since. Martini has now decided to put Konley in his next test which will be a big Four Corner Survival on April 1st with Caleb Konley vs. Homicide vs. Tommaso Ciampa with The Embassy vs. Colt Cabana!

– Speaking of The House of Truth, Michael Elgin has his work cut out for him on Saturday, April 2nd as he will face “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels in a rematch from “World’s Greatest!” The last time both men faced off Elgin had a “hit list” with the mission being to take out Christopher Daniels. During a post match beat down on Daniels, Elgin and Truth’s plans backfired (thanks to El Generico) resulting in Daniels acquiring The Book of Truth. Daniels stated that he was going to read The Book from cover-to-cover in order to prepare for his rematch with the former champion Roderick Strong. Recently we saw Daniels throw The Book into the garbage after deeming it pointless now that Strong is no longer the ROH World Champion. Due to his win-loss record against newly crowned champion Eddie Edwards, it is highly possible that Daniels will walk into Atlanta on day 2 as ROH World Champion. A win for Elgin would not only get revenge on Daniels for “disrespecting” The Book but it would also put him at the top of the list of Championship contenders.

– It was officially announced yesterday that on Friday night April 1st, Sara Del Rey & Serena Deeb, will take on Hiroyo Matsumoto & Ayumi Kurihara and then on Saturday April 2nd, the newly crowned SHIMMER Tag Team Champions, Daizee Haze & Tomoka Nakagawa, will defend their titles against Matsumoto & Kurihara! These two bouts are an attraction that many people are looking forward to as the Joshi style is not something you get to see often on American soil. Kurihara and Matsumoto are ready for both of their matches and are looking to take gold back to Japan with them. Newly crowned champions, Haze and Nakagawa don’t plan on taking it easy this Saturday. “You can’t keep me down,” stated Haze, “I was defeated at Final Battle and then taken out by MsChif’s poison mist shortly thereafter. I am back and this time with gold and a new attitude. I am in better shape than any women in wrestling and Nakagawa and I are going to eat Kurihara and Matsumoto alive this Saturday.”

– Homicide vs. Tommaso Ciampa with The Embassy has also been added to April 2nd in Atlanta! “Homicide is a ghetto punk,” stated Nana, “Unfortunately our royal blood will have the displeasure of mixing with a dirty thug this Saturday. I promise that my Project will do the Embassy proud and defeat that filthy ROH legend on our way to the top of ROH and the world!”

– Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly have been training harder then ever for this upcoming weekend in Atlanta. It is, no doubt, the biggest weekend in their young careers as they are looking at bouts with The Brisoces and The Kings of Wrestling.

– Wrestling legend “Dirty” Dutch Mantell will be in attendance on both April 1st and April 2nd at “Honor Takes Center Stage.” Mantell will be available to meet and he will also be signing his brand new book “Tales from a Dirt Road.” Please check out “Dirty” Dutch’s website at www.dutchmantell.com.

– Ring of Honor will host a special Meet & Greet Fan Convention prior to “Honor Takes Center Stage: Chapter 2” where you can meet all the stars of ROH! Taking place from 10AM – 11:30AM, this special convention does require a separate ticket from the live event, but it is open to all fans, including those who were unable to purchase a ticket for the live show. Not only will all of the ROH stars be on hand but we will also present a special bonus match for those in attendance featuring the team of Grizzly Redwood & Bushwhacker Luke taking on Alabama Attitude (Cory Hollis & Mike Posey). The Ring of Honor merchandise table will be open to those looking to pick up the latest DVD’s and apparel. Also, Jim Cornette will host a live in-ring interview with whoever is champion following the Eddie Edwards/Christopher Daniels ROH World Title Match Friday night! Tickets for this Fan Convention are $10 each and will be available at the door on Saturday morning but remember the convention ticket DOES NOT get you into the live event at 1:00 PM.

– ROH World Champion Eddie Edwards, ROH World Tag Team Champions The King’s of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli), and Davey Richards have all officially signed for Ring of Honor’s return to Dearborn, MI on May 6th and Toronto, Ontario on May 7th!

– The latest DVD releases in the ROH Online Store include “World’s Greatest” from Dayton, OH featuring Davey Richards & WGTT (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas) vs. ROH World Champion Roderick Strong & ROH World Tag Team Champions The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli. Other bouts include Kenny King vs. Eddie Edwards, Homicide vs. El Generico, Jay Briscoe vs. Kyle O’Reilly, Mark Briscoe vs. Mike Bennett, Christopher Daniels vs. Michael Elgin, & more. Also just released is Shimmer Vol. 36 featuring an eight woman Elimination Tag Match with Serena Deeb & Ayako Hamada & Ayumi Kurihara & Cheerleader Melissa vs. Madison Eagles & Sara Del Rey & Daizee Haze & Tomoka Nakagawa. Both titles are in stock and can be ordered at http://www.rohstore.com/index.php.

– Slam! Wrestling just published a story on new ROH World Champion Eddie Edwards. You can read it by clicking here: http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2011/03/27/17771071.html.
– We have officially changed the company’s Twitter address to http://www.twitter.com/ringofhonor.

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