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All In News: Press Conference Highlights, Rey Mysterio To Appear & More

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With tickets for the Cody and Young Bucks produced All In event in Chicago going on sale today at 4PM EST, a press conference for the show was held at the ProWrestlingTees store in the Windy City. There were a handful of notable news items that came from today’s press conference and below are some highlights:

  • Bernard The Business Bear hyped the crowd after a video featuring Cody & The Young Bucks speaking about the self-funded event
  • Jen Decker comes out with a couple of comments directed towards Vince McMahon (the fans in attendance were quite rowdy and even chanted “*$%# You Vince), then runs down all the Starrcast appearances and mentions CM Punk’s signing on August 31st at the ProWrestlingTees store
  • Cody is out next to talk about the show and gets asked about Flip Gordon, which he doesn’t seem to appreciate (likely in-character). He also brings up CM Punk’s signing at the ProWrestlingTees store, as well as at Hot Topic, Cracker Barrell and Ring Of Honor
  • Cody then introduces the NWA’s Billy Corgan, who announces that Cody will challenge for the NWA Championship at All In
  • Tessa Blanchard is next to talk about the show
  • Hangman Page & Marty Scurll are the next to appear and do a Q&A. They’re asked about Flip Gordon, then notice the question came from someone familiar who is revealed to be Flip himself. This leads to Scurll eating a superkick, but Page drives Flip through a table with a spinebuster, then they both get dragged away by Deonna Purazzo.
  • The Young Bucks come out to close the press conference, announcing they will be the main event at All In. They speak about the price of tickets being inexpensive because they want to reach 10,000 in attendance, then end by announcing Rey Mysterio will also be appearing.

Highlights c/o PWInsider, @2MBChairshot

EA’s Take: I still say if they want to hit 10k, they need to do something more. The constant promotion of CM Punk’s signings only solidifies to me that he will be at All In and I still think that Greg DeMarco’s suggestion of Chris Jericho is also a good one. They need one big name and Mysterio is certainly a guy people know, I don’t know that is quite the push over the top they are looking for/need.

 

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ROH News: Nature Of Chris Sabin’s Knee Injury Revealed, How Much Time He’ll Miss

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Chris Sabin has provided an update on his knee injury!

As was previously noted, Ring Of Honor’s roster took a couple of blows at their last shows on January 13th and 14th, as both Chris Sabin and Flip Gordon suffered knee injuries at Saturday Night At Center Stage and Honor Reigns Supreme respectively (see the initial story here).

While we got an update on Flip’s status yesterday, as it was revealed that he’s dealing with a complete MCL tear, but should be able to return in time for the G1 Supercard event at Madison Square Garden in April (check that out here). However, we had yet to hear anything about Sabin’s injury, that is until today.

The former Motor City Machine Guns member took to Twitter this morning, revealing that he has suffered an ACL tear:

This is now the third time in his career that Sabin has needed surgery to fix a torn ACL, previously suffering from the injury in 2011 and 2012 during his tenure with TNA/IMPACT Wrestling.


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ROH News: WOH Title On The Line At Road To G1 Supercard San Antonio

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Kelly Klein will defend her WOH Title at Ring Of Honor Road To G1 Supercard San Antonio!

As we noted this morning, Ring Of Honor is back on the road starting tomorrow night for three Road To G1 Supercard events in Texas, concluding in San Antonio on Saturday.

The first match for San Antonio was revealed earlier as Marty Scurll will meet either Jonathan Gresham or Mark Haskins depending on the results of Tag Wars (see that announcement here), but now Ring Of Honor has added a big title match to the card.

Now set for Road To G1 Supercard in San Antonio is a WOH World Championship confrontation, as the former champion Sumie Sakai looks to regain the title from Kelly Klein:

The road to Madison Square Garden begins deep in the heart of Texas as the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling do battle on Road to G1 Supercard – Houston on Jan. 25!

Your favorite stars will be in action, jockeying for position as ROH heads toward 17th Anniversary in Las Vegas, the final stop on the Road to G1 Supercard in Baltimore, and finally, The World’s Most Famous Arena!

ROH’s return to San Antonio features Night 3 of Tag Wars, the semi-finals and finals of a 12-team tournament for a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Titles at 17th Anniversary on March 15 and a spot in the Crockett Cup, a tag team tournament co-promoted by the NWA and ROH, on April 27.

In addition to the semi-finals and finals of Tag Wars, the Women of Honor World Championship is on the line when the Women of Honor World Champion “The Gatekeeper” Kelly Klein defends her Championship against the very woman that she pinned to capture the title, and the woman that pinned Kelly to become the first Champion, Sumie Sakai!

WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPION “THE GATEKEEPER” KELLY KLEIN vs. SUMIE SAKAI

During the live Supercard of Honor 2018 pre-show, Kelly Klein, still never pinned or submitted, defeated international superstar Mayu Iwatani while Sumie Sakai defeated Tenille Dashwood. By winning, each athlete earned the right to compete during the main card to become the very first Women of Honor World Champion. It was Sumie that shocked the world, pinning the previously never-pinned Kelly to make history as the first-ever Women of Honor World Champion!

For over eight months, Sumie took on all challengers, with victories on two continents against athletes from four countries, holding the Women of Honor World Championship with great pride. But question marks lingered – the very woman that Sumie defeated to become the very first Champion had not yet received a title match.

At Final Battle, that changed. Sort of. Kelly was a part of a four-woman field that competed for the Women of Honor World Championship. One-by-one, Kelly pinned Karen Q., Madison Rayne, and Sumie to become the second-ever Women of Honor World Champion. But the question remains – was Sumie’s victory over Kelly at Supercard really the upset many described it to be or was Kelly’s victory at Final Battle truly indicative of what Kelly was capable of? Join us LIVE in San Antonio to find out as the Women of Honor World Championship is on the line in San Antonio!

All three nights of Road to G1 Supercard in Texas Jan. 24-26 will stream LIVE worldwide for HonorClub. Keep it locked to ROHWrestling.com and the ROH App for more match announcements.

ROAD TO G1 SUPERCARD – SAN ANTONIO
SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2019
BELL TIME @ 07:00 PM CT
AUSTIN HIGHWAY EVENT CENTER
1948 AUSTIN HWY
SAN ANTONIO , TX 78218

ALREADY SIGNED:

WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPION KELLY KLEIN vs. SUMIE SAKAI

TAG WARS FINALS

TAG WARS SEMI-FINALS

“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM OR MARK HASKINS

MATCHES FEATURING COMPETITORS FROM THE FIRST ROUND OF TAG WARS

SIGNED TO APPEAR:

ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)
Villain Enterprises (PCO, & Brody King)
Dalton Castle
Bandido
Rocky Romero

PLUS MUCH MORE!

CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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