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ROH News: Three More Names Announced For Global Wars

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Now that Glory By Honor weekend is wrapped up, next up for Ring Of Honor is Chris Jericho’s Cruise, Steel City Excellence, Survival Of The Fittest and the 2018 Global Wars tour with New Japan Pro Wrestling.

This year’s Global Wars will kick off at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine on November 7th and end on November 11th in Toronto, Canada. To this point, we’ve only heard of two names added to the tour as Los Ingobernables de Japon members Tetsuya Naito and EVIL were the first to be revealed.

Since then, Juice Robinson, LIJ’s SANADA and now a fourth man from the LIJ unit have all been added as Ring Of Honor today also officially announced the participation of BUSHI:

New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s BUSHI makes his return to Ring of Honor when the two companies join forces for November’s Global Wars tour, which will be streamed LIVE for HonorClub.

BUSHI, who has been a champion in NJPW and Mexico’s CMLL, is the fourth member of Los Ingobernables de Japon to be signed for the tour, joining Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and SANADA.

One of the most accomplished junior heavyweights in the sport, BUSHI is a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight and CMLL World Welterweight champion. He also has won the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles three times with EVIL and SANADA.

BUSHI, who made his U.S. debut with ROH in 2017, last competed in ROH this past June, when he, EVIL and SANADA defeated Bullet Club (The Young Bucks and “Hangman” Adam Page) and SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) in a three-way six-man tag match.

Global Wars events have been must-see shows since their inception four years ago. All roads now lead to the ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 6, 2019, and what transpires on the Global Wars shows could play a significant role in what the historic card looks like.

Experience Global Wars LIVE by securing your tickets now or streaming as an HonorClub member!

Nov 7 – Lewiston, ME – Androscoggin Bank Colisee
Nov 8 – Lowell, MA – Memorial Auditorium
Nov 9 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo RiverWorks 
Nov 11 – Toronto, ON – Mattamy Athletic Centre  

 

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Mitchell’s AEW Continental Classic Update! (11/27/23)

What a start to the tournament!

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Did your picks win points?

The AEW Continental Classic is underway, with almost everyone competing. Check in here if you haven’t seen the winners and losers of week 1!

Here are your Gold League standings!

  • Jon Moxley: 1-0, 3 points
  • Swerve Strickland: 1-0, 3 points
  • Jay White: 1-0, 3 points
  • Rush: 0-1, 0 points
  • Mark Briscoe: 0-1, 0 points.
  • Jay Lethal: 0-1, 0 points

 

Here are your Blue League standings!

  • Brody King: 1-0, 3 points
  • Claudio Castagnoli: 1-0, 3 points
  • Daniel Garcia: 0-1, 0 points
  • Eddie Kingston: 0-1, 0 points
  • Bryan Danielson: Yet to Compete
  • Andrade El Idolo: Yet to Compete

 

My Thoughts:

Nothing too crazy, nothing too wild, this tournament only just got started. The only disappointing point is that they could not get Bryan “cleared to compete” Saturday night. Not sure how much of that is shoot given the bad eye, but this was kinda the problem of wanting him in the tournament over tons of other choices. Bryan wants to face Okada for WrestleKingdom 18, how is Bryan supposed to do that at his best if he’s also gonna be in a round robin, doing five top level matches in about as many weeks? And it takes away from Andrade being able to do something. Also a little surprised we didn’t even hear from Andrade on Saturday.

Now as we heard on Saturday, round two’s matches are set. Gold League will see Mark Briscoe VS Rush, White VS Swerve, and of course, Moxley VS Lethal. Nice variety there, a couple 0-1 guys facing off, as well as two 1-0 guys, and then 1-0 VS 0-1. No offense to Lethal, but he feels like an 0-2 going up against Moxley. Hard to call the other ones but that’s the fun of it. Meanwhile, Blue League sees Brody VS Claudio in a showdown to be 2-0, then Bryan and Andrade finally jump in, Bryan against Eddie and Andrade against Garcia. Sadly, feels like Eddie and Garcia are going 0-2, no way Tony Khan is booking Bryan and Andrade to lose their first shots.

In fact, that could be half the reason they did wait on those two, that’s almost too good for just a first round opener. But I still would’ve done it, same as NJPW does stuff like that for round robins, which this is all modeled after anyway.


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AEW announces Continental Classic entrants

The C2 is set!

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Tony Khan Reveals the Blue and Gold “Leagues!”

Originally livestreamed, Tony Khan and Tony Schiavone officially announced the twelve total entrants and divided them into the two round robin blocks known as the “Blue League” and “Gold League.” If you don’t feel like sifting through the almost 30 minute video, the groups are:

Blue League

  • Bryan Danielson
  • Andrade El Idolo
  • Brody King
  • Claudio Castagnoli
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Eddie Kingston

Gold League

  • Jon Moxley
  • Swerve Strickland
  • Rush
  • Mark Briscoe
  • Jay Lethal
  • Jay White

 

Tony Khan also explains the rules for the Continental Classic:

  • Every match has a 20 minute time limit
  • The winner of each match earns 3 points, losers earn 0, 1 point for a draw
  • EVERYONE ELSE is banned from ringside for true 1v1 action

 

Eddie Kingston also joined the selection special as his “life’s work” is on the line in this tournament, both the ROH World Championship and NJPW Strong Openweight Championship on the line as part of the modern day North American Triple Crown Eddie, Tony Khan, AEW, ROH and NJPW are looking to create together. Gold League competes tonight on Dynamite while Blue League will have their start this Saturday on Collision. Look for more articles like this one to keep up with the Continental Classic standings over the next six weeks of tournament action!


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