Ring Of Honor Announces New Names For Women’s & Pure Title Tournaments

Ring of Honor released the following:

ROH PURE TITLE TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANT: JOE HENDRY

The tournament to crown the first Ring of Honor Pure Champion since 2006 begins at Pure Excellence on Friday, April 10 in Columbus and Saturday, April 11 in Pittsburgh. Sixteen entrants representing at least six countries will battle to put their names alongside Jay Lethal, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Nigel McGuinness, Bryan Danielson, and other ROH forefathers who fought by the Pure Rules. The rules gave a distinct flavor to each Pure Rules match: closed-fist punches were illegal and each competitor was allowed three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfalls during the match; after that, pinfalls and submission holds on or under the ropes would be legal.

Say his name and he appears – but there is more than what meets the eye to the charismatic Joe Hendry!

Joe Hendry accomplished the rare feet of going into amateur wrestling following his jump into the pro ranks. A talented athlete with an imposing 6’2” frame, Hendry used his athleticism to catapult him quickly into the pro ranks before stepping into the amateur world in 2014.

Hendry rose quickly, winning the 2017 Scottish National Championship in freestyle wrestling and represented Scotland in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The entertaining Hendry has already proven he is a threat to the ROH World Television Championship and ROH World Tag Team Championships, but Hendry enters with much-needed grappling skill and a significant size advantage over most of the competitors in the tournament!

Will Hendry’s knowledge of mat wrestling and submissions carry him to the ROH Pure Championship? The Scot will be a tough out and his skill and size makes him a favorite in the tournament!

The road to the Pure Title starts in Columbus! Keep it locked into ROHWrestling.com for the announcement of all 16 competitors and first-round match-ups you will see in Columbus and Pittsburgh!

Join us live in Columbus or Pittsburgh, or streaming for HonorClub, to see history in the making at Pure Excellence!

ROH PRESENTS PURE EXCELLENCE

NIGHT ONE

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020

BELL TIME: 7:30pm ET

EXPRESS LIVE!

COLUMBUS, OH

PURCHASE TICKETS

NIGHT TWO

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020

BELL TIME: 7:00pm ET

STAGE AE

PITTSBURGH, PA

PURCHASE TICKETS

ALREADY SIGNED TO COMPETE

DOUG WILLIAMS

JONATHAN GRESHAM

ALEX SHELLEY

ROCKY ROMERO

MARK HASKINS

SLEX

TRACY WILLIAMS

MARTY SCURLL

FRED YEHI

YUJI NAGATA

JOE HENDRY

RELATED: Yuji Nagata Signed For ROH Pure Championship Tournament

Also, Ashley Vox has been added to the music title tournament:

ROH WOMEN’S WORLD TITLE TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANT: ASHLEY VOX

Ashley Vox, who refers to herself as a “Reel Catch,” has an opportunity to capture the Ring of Honor Women’s World Championship.

She is one of 16 competitors in the tournament to crown a new women’s champion in ROH. The tournament kicks off with eight first-round matches at Quest For Gold in Philadelphia on April 24.

Vox, who has established herself as one of the top female wrestlers on the independent circuit in recent years, impressed ROH officials in the handful of dark matches she competed in for the company in 2018.

She is no stranger to championship gold, as she and her sister Delmi Exo — known collectively as Team Sea Stars — are the reigning Shimmer Tag Team Champions. They ended the 377-day reign of veteran stars Mercedes Martinez and Cheerleader Melissa this past November.

The talent pool in the ROH Women’s World Title tournament is deep, but Vox has the talent to swim with the sharks and make waves.

Keep it locked into ROHWrestling.com and ROH’s social media channels for more announcements regarding the tournament competitors.

Join us live at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena or streaming for HonorClub to see history in the making at Quest For Gold!

ROH PRESENTS QUEST FOR GOLD

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020

BELL TIME: 7:30pm ET

2300 ARENA

PHILADELPHIA, PA

PURCHASE TICKETS

ROH WOMEN’S WORLD TITLE TOURNAMENT

EIGHT FIRST-ROUND MATCHES

ALREADY SIGNED TO COMPETE

SUMIE SAKAI

KELLYANNE

ANGELINA LOVE

NICOLE SAVOY

KATARINA

JENNY ROSE

SESSION MOTH MARTINA

TASHA STEELZ

MANDY LEON

ALEX GRACIA

ASHLEY VOX