Ring Of Honor Announces Plans For “Tag Wars 2010”

Matt Boone

The following is from ROHWrestling.com:

Tag Wars 2010

Ring of Honor has always been proud of having perhaps the strongest Tag Team division in all of professional wrestling. The list of former ROH World Tag Team Champions reads like a veritable “who’s who” of wrestling, with names like Mark and Jay Briscoe, CM Punk and Colt Cabana, Austin Aries and Roderick Strong, Kevin Steen and El Generico, and the American Wolves living as symbols of Ring of Honor Tag Team prowess throughout the industry.

And now once again Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli – the Kings of Wrestling – wear the coveted World Tag Team Titles and have through their passion and skill (as well as a little golden elbow pad) made their contentions well-known and arrogantly simple: There is no team on Earth capable of beating them.

Ring of Honor Officials have decided to set forth a plan to test their claims and find out if the current ROH Tag Team division is hungry enough to prove them wrong. Therein lies the reasoning behind “Tag Wars 2010”. “The Kings say they reign supreme,” said ROH on HDNet Executive producer Jim Cornette. “Well now they’ll have the perfect chance to show us all how great they really are.”

During the weekend of July 16th and 17th in Philadelphia, a twelve team single elimination tournament will begin and through this process the next great challenge for the Kings of Wrestling will become clear. This tournament will be broken into three blocks, with each block housing four teams. Two Opening Round matches will take place during the ROH on HDNet Television tapings that weekend at the Arena in South Philadelphia, with the remaining four Opening Round bouts occurring on July 24th when ROH returns to the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago, IL.

The remaining six teams will move onto the Semi-Final Round, which take place on August 27th as part of Ring of Honor’s debut event at the Raceway Complex in Richmond, VA.

The three winning teams in Richmond will move on to the Final Round of competition on August 28th at the Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC where they will find themselves in contention for the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship as all three teams will face the Kings of Wrestling in Ultimate Endurance!

Hero and Castagnoli will put the ROH World Tag Team Championship on the line in Charlotte against the winner from each block of competitors and the final match will be fought under Ultimate Endurance rules with stipulations for each fall to be voted on BY THE FANS! For the first time ever, you can decide what the competitors in Ultimate Endurance will face!

Fan voting will begin via email to ROHFansVoice@gmail.com on July 26th after Round One of “Tag Wars 2010” is complete. The complete brackets for “Tag Wars 2010” will be unveiled on Monday, July 12th with the following teams:

Block A
The House of Truth (Raymond/Able)
Necro Butcher and Erick Stevens
The Briscoe Brothers
“Skullkrusher” Rasche Brown and Grizzly Redwood

Block B
The American Wolves (Richards/Edwards)
The All-Night Express (King/Titus)
Colt Cabana and El Generico
Delirious and Jerry Lynn

Block C
The Dark City Fight Club
The Super Smash Brothers
Shawn Daivari and Ernesto Osiris
The Bravado Brothers

Tickets for all events featuring “Tag Wars 2010” are on sale and available now!

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