Ring Of Honor is only a mere few days away from Glory By Honor weekend with the pay-per-view coming up Friday night in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by television tapings on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Despite the big weekend being right around the corner, ROH is already looking ahead to Survival Of The Fittest on November 4th from Columbus, Ohio. With less than a month remaining before the event, today ROH has announced that ‘Hot Sauce’ Tracy Williams will be making his Ring Of Honor debut as a part of the annual tournament and is this year’s first entry:
The 13th annual Survival of the Fittest returns to Ring of Honor on Sunday November 4, emanating LIVE from Columbus, OH’s Express Live, broadcasting LIVE for all HonorClub Members! First-round match winners will compete in a six-man elimination match at the end of the night. The winner of the Survival of the Fittest Finals will receive a future Ring of Honor World Championship opportunity!
Eleven individuals have won the previous twelve Survival of the Fittest Tournaments, with seven out of eleven individual winners eventually winning the ROH World Championship! With the list of former winners a true who’s who of professional wrestling, including current ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, the only three-time ROH World Champion Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson, Roderick Strong, and more, this year’s winner has a chance to add their name to a list of legends with an opportunity to write their name in the history books as a potential future ROH World Champion.
The first entrant in this year’s tournament is one of the hottest free agents in professional wrestling, “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams!
Since his debut in 2009, Williams has earned a reputation for being one of the best pound-for-pound grapplers and strikers in professional wrestling. The Brooklyn native is one of the most talked about, in-demand stars in wrestling and will make his ROH debut in Columbus, OH with an opportunity to leave the number one contender for the ROH World Championship!
Can Williams make history and win Survival of the Fittest in his very first night? Join us in Columbus or stream Survival of the Fittest LIVE for HonorClub to find out!
Survival of the Fittest returns on Sunday November 4 and will be broadcast LIVE for all HonorClub members! But there is no better way to experience the hard-hitting, in-your-face action of ROH than to do so LIVE! Limited tickets remain to this marquee event! Get yours NOW!
RING OF HONOR SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 2018
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 04TH
MEET & GREETS @ 05:00 PM EDT
BELL TIME @ 07:00 PM EDT
405 NEIL AVE
43215 COLUMBUS, OH
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST PARTICIPANTS
“HOT SAUCE” TRACY WILLIAMS
& MORE INTERNATIONAL STARS TO BE ANNOUNCED
SIGNED TO APPEAR:
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions “The American Nightmare” Cody & The Young Bucks
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes
ROH World TV Champion Jeff Cobb
Women of Honor Champion Sumie Sakai
“The Villain” Marty Scurll
“Hangman” Adam Page
SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky)
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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!
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!
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.
— WWE (@WWE) February 18, 2019
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?
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!
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!
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:
• Tickets purchased from all 50 states domestically(plus Puerto Rico / D.C)
• 9 countries. Canada, UK, Mexico, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Panama, Austria
• 1st same day sellout for pro-wrestling in Vegas ever!
Thank you fans for going “all in” on this dream. pic.twitter.com/F5oi8A7uDu
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) February 13, 2019
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.
— WWE (@WWE) February 17, 2019