Death Before Dishonor” is an event that has become synonymous with Ring of Honor since the inaugural edition on July 19, 2003 that emanated from the historic Rexplex in Elizabeth, NJ. That year featured the last ROH match of Paul London as he challenged Samoa Joe for the ROH World Title, a Dog Collar Match between CM Punk & Raven, and that infamous appearance of Jeff Hardy inside the ROH ring.
Something special was born in New Jersey that night, and “Death Before Dishonor” is a tradition that has continued on every year, right alongside “Glory by Honor”, the “Anniversary Show”, and “Final Battle”, as the signature events of ROH’s calendar year.
ROH officials have now finalized their decision and on September 17, 2011 when Ring of Honor returns to New York City, the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center will host “Death Before Dishonor IX”! This event will air worldwide on iPPV at www.gofightlive.tv.
With such historic occurrences as Black vs. Richards at “DBD VIII”, Hero vs. Storm at “DBD VII, N.2”, McGuinness vs. Danielson vs. Black vs. Castagnoli at “DBD VI”, Morishima’s dominance at the “DBD V” events, Cage of Death at “DBD IV”, Punk vs. Aries at “DBD III”, Samoa Joe’s 2 Title defenses over “DBD II” weekend, and the aforementioned inaugural “DBD” event, this year’s event has a storied lineage to live up to, but with the absolute best wrestlers on the planet in the ROH-fold, rest assured that Ring of Honor will deliver.
Tickets for this event are still available right here in the ROH Store, so get yours while they are still available http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=546, and keep an eye on ROHWrestling.com and all our social networking sites for the latest in talent updates, match announcements, and news on “Death Before Dishonor IX”!