The Very Latest on WWE/Reddit Leaks, ROH Reveals First Round Bracket For Title Tournament

Nick Paglino

The Very Latest on WWE/Reddit Leaks

NPR has picked up on the WWE/Reddit leaks, and the following is an excerpt from their coverage of the developing story:

While perhaps not on par with Edward Snowden or Bradley Manning, Reddit user Dolphins1925's leaks could shake up the world of professional wrestling.

A report from the sports blog Deadspin details the eerie accuracy with which Dolphins1925 has predicted the outcome of 38 WWE wrestling matches on the social news site Reddit.

The predictions were made on r/SquaredCircle, a subpage on Reddit for the pro wrestling community. The community held a "prediction series" event, and Dolphins1925 won every time.

Those spoiled plans could end up affecting both the multibillion-dollar pro wrestling industry and the betting it supports, which has been on the rise in recent years. Maximum bets are kept low specifically for this situation, Petchesky writes, especially for a sport where outcomes can't be predicted by statistics.

ROH Reveals First Round Bracket for Title Tournament

Ring of Honor has issued the following:

The 16 entrants for the World Title Tournament have been named and two of our first round match-ups have been finalized for our kick-off event in Providence on July 27th.  Now ROHWrestling.com has been provided with a complete look at the pairings for the other 6 first round matches taking place between Providence and "All Star Extravaganza V" in Toronto on August 3rd!

July 27th – ROH TV TAPING – Providence, Rhode Island

* FIRST ROUND – Adam Cole vs. Mark Briscoe
* FIRST ROUND – Jay Lethal vs. Sonjay Dutt
* FIRST ROUND – Karl Anderson vs. ACH

August 3rd – ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA V – Toronto, Ontario Canada

* FIRST ROUND – Tommaso Ciampa vs. Winner of July 27th match between Silas Young & Adam Page
* FIRST ROUND – Michael Bennett vs. BJ Whitmer
* FIRST ROUND – Kevin Steen vs. Brian Kendrick
* FIRST ROUND – Michael Elgin vs. Paul London
* FIRST ROUND – Roderick Strong vs. World TV Champion Matt Taven

There you have it, the complete field for the first round of this historic ROH World Title Tournament!  You can also expect some second round match-ups in Toronto including, as we announced yesterday, the winner of Briscoe/Cole in action!

Tickets for all these events, as well as the NYC & Philadelphia tournament shows, can be found in the ROH Store right here (http://www.rohwrestling.com/live/upcoming-events-list)!

Which of these 16 men will achieve their dream come Philadelphia? Who will be the next Ring of Honor World Champion? Let the betting begin.

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