– Steve Corino was not happy upon learning the outcome of Kevin Steen’s bouts last weekend in the Midwest. Corino, who many laud for the alleged brainwashing of Kevin Steen, was very calculating in his comments to ROHWrestling.com. “Failure,” said Corino, “is simply a matter of perspective.” He continued, “Generico, the disease, stands tall in Saint Louis, but stands tall over what? A battle he thinks he won? Yet did he? Doesn’t he know that this is a war that was lost before it ever began? Doesn’t he know that this isn’t about wins and losses? This is about breaking the link in that parasitic chain that connects the disease to Kevin and has dragged him into the abyss that only I can pull him out of. This is about breaking those chains and this is about finality. Colt Cabana hasn’t listened. He only attaches another disease-ridden chain. Yet together we will break them all. And together we will set Kevin free.” More on this as it becomes available.
– Just when you think that Austin Aries can’t push the envelope any further, he simply smirks and nudges it along. This time he may have pushed too far. Those in attendance last weekend in suburban St. Louis saw the former two-time ROH World Champion drop the fall to Delirious in their intense six-man grudge tag match. But it is what the fans didn’t see, and why Daizee Haze was unseen in Chicago the next night, has Delirious out for blood. As will be seen in the upcoming ROH Videowire, Aries took this vendetta to a completely inappropriate level when he, in effect, kidnapped Haze following the bout. ROH on HDNet Executive Producer Jim Cornette was backstage preparing for an interview when an enraged Delirious stormed through the bowels of the Gateway Center, looking for Aries, but more importantly, Daizee Haze. When he found her, Aries wasn’t far behind and the lizard man was brutally attacked by A-Double and both Haze and Delirious were left lying as Cornette and other ROH Officials stormed the scene. The next night in Chicago, Aries threw salt in the wound by proudly parading around ringside wearing Haze’s clothing. ROH Officials are weighing what action to take next, and Delirious (through interpreters) has made a demand. We’ll have more on this as it develops, but sources indicate that Philadelphia may be in store for a war.
– Charlotte, NC will be the site of Ultimate Endurance, the Final round of ‘Tag Wars 2010’ where the World Tag Team Titles will be at stake. But that isn’t all we’re bringing to the Queen City. Sources indicated to ROHWrestling.com that officials are quietly working to finalize a huge rematch for this event. Stay tuned to ROHWrestling.com for breaking news on this matter.
– ROH Officials are aware that the unpredictable nature of the semifinal round of ‘Tag Wars 2010’ makes it impossible to release a full and complete card for August 28th in Charlotte, NC. Do not worry. We promise you will get top notch Ring of Honor action in the Queen City, and in that vein, ROH Officials have even reached out to those competitors still involved in Tag Wars to see about the possibility of wrestling twice in Charlotte. If ROH is able to reach any agreements, we will release those matches to the public in advance of the event!
– Don’t forget that you can now voice your opinion on how Ultimate Endurance on 8/28 in Charlotte should go down! Send your thoughts to ROHFansVoice@gmail.com, and vote on the three stipulations for the huge World Tag Team Championship final round of ‘Tag Wars 2010′! Don’t stop there, give us your thoughts on the Official Ring of Honor Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ringofhonor!
– Signed for Charlotte, NC on August 28th is a huge Pick 6 Challenge match. Both Kevin Steen and Roderick Strong have fallen to ROH World Champion Tyler Black. Both men are under the guidance of what many call ‘less than ideal’ leaders. Both want another shot at the title. Roderick Strong holds a mandated title shot as a result of his win in the Toronto Gauntlet at ‘Death Before Dishonor VIII’, but that means nothing to Steen. “I gave Tyler a message in Chicago (which will be seen in the forthcoming ROH Videowire). It’s a special message. But I’ve got another message. I’ll be back; I’m already coming back. I’m right around the corner. I’m knocking on the door already. But answering the door is Roderick Strong. He’s got a chance at the belt. I’ve got to steal a chance. I’ve got to beat Strong. And then I will get another shot at Tyler. And then I will beat Tyler. And then I will end Generico. And then it will be over and I will be happy and Steve [Corino] will be happy. That is my message. It will self-destruct in five minutes.” Tickets for Charlotte are on sale here!!
– ROH World Television Champion Eddie Edwards hears the whispers, the innuendo. “They say I’m not a fighting champion,” said Edwards. “How quickly they forget. How quickly they push fact away deep in their minds and forget that the Wolves are the greatest World Tag Team Champions of all-time. How quickly they forget the broken arm and Ladder War II. It’s disgusting. I am the very definition of ‘fighting champion’ and how that can be forgotten is a disgrace.” When asked about his current relationship with Shane Hagadorn, Edwards said, “We’re not talking about that right now. We’re talking about me; we’re talking about my hunt – The ‘10-Minute Hunt’. It is specifically designed to find fighting champions, and the fact is that there simply haven’t been any! They say I’m ducking ‘quality opponents’. I duck no one. In fact, I’ve issued a challenge of my own for our debut in Richmond, VA. We’ll see who a fighting champion is.” More to come.
– Signed to appear in Richmond, VA and Charlotte, NC on August 27/28 (in addition to those in Tag Wars): ROH World Champion Tyler Black; ROH World Television Champion Eddie Edwards, ROH World Tag Team Champions the Kings of Wrestling; Davey Richards, Roderick Strong, Grizzly Redwood (8/28 only), The Set (8/27 only), Kevin Steen, and Steve Corino.
– Signed to appear in Philadelphia on August 20/21 as part of the next ROH on HDNet Tapings: Roderick Strong with the House of Truth and Truth Martini, Austin Aries, Kenny King, Rhett Titus, Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana, Kevin Steen, the Dark City Fight Club, Sara del Rey, the debuting Rachel Summerlyn, and Jerry Lynn! Tickets for both nights of taping are on sale now at www.ROHWrestling.com! We’ll have more names and info next week in the ‘Wire!