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ROH News: Two More Names Added To ROH International Cup

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Ring Of Honor’s return to the United Kingdom is just over a month away now, as the Honor Re-United tour hits Ediburgh, Scotland first on August 16th and will feature the United Kingdom vs. the United States for the ROH International Cup. Names for the event have been slowly released by ROH recently and now joining the likes of Jimmy Havoc, Joe Hendry and Mark Haskins will be Kip Sabian and Jonathan Gresham, as announced today. Below is the full announcement on Gresham’s entry:

One of ROH’s most-well-traveled stars, “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham is the first US star announced for the International Cup! Before he reached the age of 30 earlier this year, Gresham had already wrestled in 13 countries in four continents. He is the initial first-round entrant from the US in the US vs. UK International Cup on the Honor Re-United Tour!

Gresham has an amazing array of submissions and surgical-like precision and has been challenging himself recently against international stars like ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, Cody, and KUSHIDA. Now, Gresham looks to put himself in the title hunt!

Gresham joins Jimmy Havoc, Mark Haskins, Joe Hendry, and Kip Sabian from the UK side of the bracket and will face one of the UK stars in the first round of the tournament. Will Gresham make history by winning the International Cup and earning his first-ever shot at the ROH World Championship? Who will he face? Stay tuned to ROHWrestling.com to find out!

ROH’s Honor Re-United Tour brings the hard-hitting, in-your-face action that only Ring of Honor can deliver to Edinburgh, Doncaster, and London this August! These events will stream LIVE for HonorClub but there is nothing like experiencing The Best Wrestling on the Planet LIVE!

These events will sell out – don’t miss your chance to buy your tickets, now!

1st ANNUAL RING OF HONOR INTERNATIONAL CUP
– UNITED STATES VS. UNITED KINGDOM –

Thursday, August 16 – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Edinburgh, Scotland – 7:00pm GMT
4 FIRST ROUND MATCHES – USA VS. UK in each first round match
Get your tickets now!

Saturday, August 18 – Doncaster Dome
Doncaster, England – 5:30pm GMT
SEMI FINALS & FINALS
Get your tickets now!

Sunday, August 19 – York Hall
London, England – 5:00pm GMT
INTERNATIONAL CUP WINNER VS. ROH CHAMPION
Get your tickets now!

 

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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/19/19)

Start your Tuesday off with commentary on DX in the Hall Of Fame, Lacey Evans, heat for Lio Rush, and more!

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Jason shuffles into Tuesday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! Today we take a look at news on DX, Lacey Evans, heat for Lio Rush, and more!

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Why Becky Lynch Won The Royal Rumble

Many fans have been questioning why Becky Lynch won the Royal Rumble if the goal was to have Charlotte inserted in to storyline with Ronda Rousey. The current storyline between the three would have made more sense had Charlotte won. Dave Meltzer stated on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Vince McMahon was insistent that Becky Lynch win the Royal Rumble.

Are You Ready?

It was announced earlier today that the first members of the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2019 will be none other than D-Generation X. Xpac, Shawn Michaels, HHH, The New Age Outlaws and Chyna will all be a part of the induction.

Big Plans For Lacey Evans?

Since debuting on the main roster and participating in the Royal Rumble, fans have wondered what creatives plans are for Lacey Evans. According to Dave Meltzer and the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Lacey Evans is in for a gigantic push, and there are many backstage officials that are very high on her.

Lio Rush Has Heat ?

Sunday nights finish to the Intercontinental title match between Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley has people scratching their heads. Perhaps there is reason to the breakup of Lashley and his hype man Lio Rush. According to PWI Insider Elite, Rush has heat backstage.

“It appears as if Lio Rush is done with Bobby Lashley. I can tell you behind the scenes there were not a lot of people surprised at that and not a lot of people surprised that Lio took the pin.”

“There are times Lio has a reputation for rubbing people — including other workers the wrong way. Whether that was being held against him and that was part of the reasoning for him losing or whether it was just a decision to protect Lashley and shift the belt to Finn Balor, I guess we’ll have to see based on how Lio is presented in the weeks and months to come.”

Jason’s Thoughts On Today’s News

DX is getting a well deserved Hall Of Fame Induction, but I have mixed feelings on it. This feels like an easy way out for WWE to have Chyna included into the HOF, rather than have her inducted as an individual. Also, I am probably in the minority on this, but there are others more deserving to be in before DX. I personally would have went with the NWO, but I am a mark for the NWO, so that’s just me.

Lacey Evans has the look, and her mic skills aren’t bad, however, she is green as grass. It will be interesting to see what type of program they come up with for her. A clash with Alexa Bliss perhaps?

 

 


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/18/19)

Start your Monday off with comments on news regarding Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch and more!

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Jason shuffles into Monday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! Today we take a look at news on Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch, and more!

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More On IMPACT Offer To Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho was recently a guest on Wrestling Observer Radio, and during the broadcast he discussed the offer that IMPACT wrestling made to him a few months ago: (credit to Fightful for the transcription below)

“In my mind, from a pure business standpoint, I’m worth as much as Brock Lesnar to WWE as far as what I bring to the table. That’s the watermark that I had. For me to go back to Vince, I want that kind of a deal. When I was starting to talk with Tony (Khan) and New Japan and Impact as well– Impact offered me a hell of a deal for a four match series. We’re talking mid-seven figures. They have some cash as well.”

AEW Double Or Nothing Ticket Sale Notes

Cody Rhodes took to Twitter a few days ago and provided some interesting stats on ticket sales for AEW Double Or Nothing:

Why The Women Didn’t Headline Elimination Chamber

Initially, it was thought that the historic Women’s Tag Team Championship match would headline the Elimination Chamber pay per view, however, according to Fightful, Vince McMahon made the change to swap the match out with the men’s Elimination Chamber match. McMahon felt the women’s match would get the reaction desired to close out the show.

Becky Lynch Re-Injures Knee At Live Event

While it appears to be only in storyline, Becky Lynch appeared to re-injure her knee after attempting to attach Charlotte Flair at a house show Saturday evening.

 


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