Who will face Bandido at Ring Of Honor’s Honor Reigns Supreme?
The holidays are officially behind us now and many wrestling promotions look ahead to their first events of the year, which for Ring Of Honor take place on January 12th in Atlanta, followed by Honor Reigns Supreme on January 13th.
With less than two weeks remaining until the event in Concord, North Carolina, only a few matches have been revealed thus far, including ROH World Champion Jay Lethal defending against Dalton Castle (more on that here) and Jenny Rose challenging Kelly Klein for the WOH World Title (read more on that here).
Today, ROH has announced that one of their newest signings, Bandido, will also be in action at Honor Reigns Supreme when he takes on ‘The Darewolf’ PJ Black:
The Best Wrestling on the Planet returns to Concord, N.C., on Sunday, Jan. 13 for Honor Reigns Supreme at Cabarrus Arena. The top stars in Ring of Honor will do battle on a can’t-miss show that will be streamed live worldwide for HonorClub.
All roads lead to the G1 Supercard, co-promoted by ROH and New Japan Pro-Wrestling, at sold-out Madison Square Garden on April 6, 2019, and the happenings in Concord undoubtedly will have an impact on the historic show.
Bandido was the fastest rising star in professional wrestling in 2018, going from spectacular but relatively unknown athlete from Mexico to international star headlining the All In event seen on HonorClub! Bandido has signed an exclusive ROH contract and now HonorClub will get to see much more of this high flying athlete, including a first-time match-up against a man who has competed in 63 countries and 48 states, PJ Black, in Concord!
BANDIDO vs. “THE DAREWOLF” PJ BLACK
Bandido was the talk of the professional wrestling world when he went from relative unknown to main event of the biggest independent wrestling event of all time. A fourth-generation wrestler, Bandido has made a name for himself around the globe. In addition to wrestling in his native Mexico, the 23-year-old luchador has competed extensively in Japan as well as the UK, Australia and on U.S. independents, most notably Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
In September, Bandido competed in PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles and advanced to the finals, where he was defeated by current ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb. Earlier that month, he teamed with fellow masked stars Rey Mysterio and Fenix against The Golden Elite (The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi) in the main event of the All In pay-per-view.
But while Bandido has seen his stock rise rapidly, he faces an opponent who has been competing globally since the age of 16, a man who left everything in South Africa to pursue and obtain international superstardom in “The Darewolf” PJ Black!
Black has competed in main events all over the globe, wrestling in more countries, 63, than just about any other wrestler and in nearly every state, 48. Black’s rise to the top in some ways mirrored Bandido’s but now both are in ROH, looking to climb the Championship ladders!
Who will pick up the victory in this first-time one-on-one match? Join us in Concord or watch live on HonorClub to find out!
ROH HONOR REIGNS SUPREME
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
Cabarrus Arena in Concord, N.C.
Meet & Greets: 5 p.m.
Bell time: 7 p.m.
ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH
ROH WORLD CHAMPION JAY LETHAL vs. DALTON CASTLE
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPION “THE GATEKEEPER” KELLY KLEIN vs. JENNY ROSE
VILLAIN ENTERPRISES (“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL, BRODY KING, & PCO) vs. SILAS YOUNG & ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPION THE BRISCOES (JAY & MARK)
BANDIDO vs. “THE DAREWOLF” PJ BLACK
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN, & VINNY MARSEGLIA) vs. SHANE “HURRICANE” HELMS, LUCHASAURUS, & DELIRIOUS
SIGNED TO COMPETE:
BEST FRIENDS (BERETTA & CHUCKIE T.)
“HOT SAUCE” TRACY WILLIAMS
CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE