"The Buzzsaw" BJ Whitmer has been added to the ROH World Championship tournament, and is the ninth participant to be revealed since Nigel McGuinness announced his plan to fill Jay Briscoe's vacated spot.
The tournament will take place in four locations around North America – Providence, Toronto, New York City and culminating in a final match in Philadelphia at Death Before Dishonor. The following competitors have been announced for the tournament, with their first round matches confirmed for either the ROH TV taping in Providence, Rhode Island or the Ring of Honor live event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
7/27 – Providence: Sonjay Dutt, Adam Cole, Karl Anderson, Michael Elgin
8/3 – Toronto: BJ Whitmer, Roderick Strong, Paul London, Kevin Steen, Brian Kendrick