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ROH RETURNING TO VA THIS WEEKEND, ANNOUNCER DONE, JIMMY JACOBS SINGS AND MORE ROH NEWS

By Mike Johnson on 2013-05-15 10:09:38
Ring of Honor will return to Richmond, VA with a live event this Saturday 5/18 featuring:

*ROH champ Jay Briscoe vs. BJ Whitmer.
*ROH Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish & ROH TV Champion Matt Taven vs Jay Lethal & Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander
*Kevin Steen vs Jimmy Jacobs
*The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs 2 members of S.C.U.M.
*Adam Cole vs. Adam Page
Also set to appear are Michael Elgin, Roderick Strong and Mark Briscoe. For ticket information, visit www.rohwrestling.com.

There's talk of Paul London returning later in the year.

The planned West Virginia date has been canceled. I haven't heard why but given how poorly local independents do there, I am guessing the early outlook for the show was not favorable.

Jimmy Jacobs, who once saved his ROH career with the "Lacey" song, has released a new song on itunes at this iTunes link.

The Toronto TV episodes are available now via the ROH website's "early bird" program.

ROH has released a new Jay Lethal shirt.

The 5/11 Belle Vernon, PA house show was said to have been a solid outing. Quick results saw The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) defeated QT Marshall & RD Evans.... Tommaso Ciampa pinned Vinny Marseglia in Ciampa's first official bout back for the company....TV Champion Matt Taven defeated Tadarius Thomas....Michael Elgin pinned ACH in what was said to have been the best match on the show....Jimmy Nutts vs. Dalton Castle ended in a No Contest after Rhett Titus interfered. Kevin Steen hit the ring to a big pop, setting up a win over Steen.... BJ Whitmer defeated Adam Cole & Roderick Strong when he pinned Cole following a Wrist-Clutch Exploder....No DQ Match: Jimmy Jacob pinned Jay Lethal in a huge brawl. Steen and Steve Corino got involved....ROH Tag champs Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish)defeated World Champion Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe to retain. BJ Whitmer was at ringside doing commentary. The American Wolves also came out, leading to an entertaining brawl to close the show.

Announcer Caleb Seltzer is done here. He ended up as the color commentator when the company was backed into a corner and needed someone to fill the role when Adam Pearce, who at one point was coming in, did not. Seltzer was then used to bridge the gap until Steve Corino got the role and was not considered a strong announcer, leading to his exit. There was also unhappiness with him over comments made about the company and certain talents on a podcast, with the idea being that he did not represent the company well.

The company will return to Texas on 6/1 with a date in San Antonio, Texas. The early word is they have a nice advance. Davey Richards vs. Jay Briscoe for the ROH title will headline.