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ROH ANNOUNCES NYC MAIN EVENT, GABE SAPOLSKY DISCUSSES PLANS AND DEPARTURE, LINEUPS FOR ROH DEBUT IN NEW MARKETS THIS WEEKEND, STORYLINE NOTES & MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2008-12-04 12:54:15

Ring of Honor announced this morning that ROH champion Nigel McGuinness will defend against Naomichi Marufuji at the 12/27 Final Battle 2008 event in New York City.  Between that and Takeshi Morishima vs. Bryan Danielson in a Fight Without Honor on top, ROH has one hell of a double main event for that show.  Also added to that show is a Four Way that will include Jerry Lynn and Chris Hero, among others.  For tickets, visit www.rohwrestling.com.

Former ROH booker Gabe Sapolsky filmed a shoot interview with Kayfabe Commentaries yesterday.   The DVD, titled "Gabe's Book of ROH Secrets."  will cover his release from the company, but will be mostly focused on Sapolsky literally opening his "booking binder for a week by week reading of his plans that never came to be", according to Sean Oliver, who conducted the shoot.  Oliver noted, "Gabe is humble, smart, and aware of his mistakes.  It will be a fascinating watch for both his fans and detractors."  For more information, visit www.kayfabecommentaries.com.

Since I've gotten a lot of questions about these two topics - there were no plans for Bryan Danielson to win the ROH title before the booking regime change and I don't believe the Prince Nana storyline that began at the last set of Northeastern events has been dropped. 

One match being teased for the 12/26 Philadelphia return is Kevin Steen & El Generico & Necro Butcher vs. The Briscoe Brothers & a member of the Age of the Fall.  I am very curious to see how that one will be explained away in storyline considering the AOTF put Mark Briscoe out with a wrist injury, bloodied and hung Jay Briscoe above the ring in Chicago, etc.

ROH will debut in the St. Louis area tomorrow, running Colinsville, IL with ROH champion Nigel McGuinness & Claudio Castagnoli vs. Bryan Danielson & Jerry Lynn, Austin Aries vs. Tyler Black. a Tag Team Gauntlet with Brent Albright & Erick Stevens vs. The Briscoes vs. Irish Airborne vs. TBA with the winners taking on Kensuke Sasaki & Nakajima at Final Battle 2008, Necro Butcher & Ace Steel vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious, Kenny Omega vs. Kenny King and SHIMMER champ MsChif vs. Daizee Haze, plus WLW's Steve Anthony and Boa Nguyen.

This Saturday will see their debut in Nashville, TN will feature Nigel McGuinness vs. Jerry Lynn, a No DQ Match featuring Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli, The Briscoes & Kenny Omega vs. Kenny King & Sal Rinuaro & Rhett Titus, Brent Albright & Erick Stevens vs. A Team Representing Sweet N Sour Inc., a SHIMMER Four Corner Survival with Sara Del Rey vs. MsChif vs. Daizee Haze vs. Serena Deeb, and (I kid you not) Irish Airborne vs. Grizzley Redwood & Bushwhacker Luke Williams.

While there are no set plans to bring in TNA talent at this time, it's a possibility for next year

ROH issued the following today:

RING OF HONOR BUY 3, GET 2 FREE DVD SALE!!!

Yes, you read the sale correctly.  For the first time ever Ring of Honor is offering a special Buy 3, Get 2 Free DVD Sale for the holidays on all ROH DVD's.  Koch titles are not included in the sale.  Don't miss out on this opportunity as it may not come around again.  It is very important you read all of the directions below before placing your order:

1) You will receive 2 Free Ring of Honor DVD for every 3 you purchase. If you buy 6 DVD's you get 4 free, if you buy 9 DVD's you get 6 free, if you purchase 12 DVD's you get 8 free, etc.. There is no limit. Your regular priced & free selections must be a Ring of Honor, Straight Shootin, or Secrets of the Ring title. Non ROH titles are not included in this sale. You may add other items to your order but they would not count towards the sale promotion. 
2) Place the items you are ordering in the shopping cart at http://www.rohwrestling.com/. Write in your free selections in the "Special Instructions" section so you are not charged for the items. If you place your free items in the shopping cart you will be billed for them and adjustments will not be made.
3) Your free selections must be the lowest priced item you are buying.
4) This offer is good on all DVD's listed under the "Ring of Honor DVD's" & "Straight Shootin DVD" sections at http://www.rohwrestling.com/.  NON ROH DVD ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SALE. 

Offer is only available during the sale period which ends on Tuesday, December 9th at noon EST and is not good on any previously placed orders. This special is ONLY good on orders placed at www.rohwrestling.com

*Please note the buy 3, get 2 free offer is ONLY good on Ring of Honor show titles, Best Of's, Straight Shootin', and Secrets of the Ring titles.  This includes all ROH titles marked down in the "Weekly Specials" section.

**KOCH DVD's "Bloodstained Honor", "Stars of Honor", "Best in the World" and "Greatest Rivalries" CAN NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE SALE!!!


This sale will also be in effect at both live events this weekend in Collinsville, IL and Nashville, TN.

NEW MERCHANDISE

The following items are now in stock and available to order in the "New Release" section at www.rohwrestling.com:

Ring of Homicide 2- Edison, NJ 10/25/08 (DVD)

Features Homicide & Hernandez (LAX) in a Dream Match against Jay & Mark Briscoe; Jerry Lynn vs. Tyler Black; Austin Aries vs. Jimmy Jacobs Anything Goes Match; Go Shiozaki vs. The Necro Butcher; Chris Hero vs. Brent Albright; plus more.
1. Austin Aries vs. Jimmy Jacobs (Anything Goes Match)
2. Delirious & Brodie Lee vs. Cheech & Cloudy
3. Daizee Haze vs. Jessie McKay
4. Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. The Osirian Portal
5. Go Shiozaki vs. The Necro Butcher (FIP World Heavyweight Title Match)
6. Chris Hero vs. Brent Albright
7. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Davey Richards vs. Rhett Titus vs. Ruckus vs. Jason Blade vs. Hallowicked (Six Man Mayhem)
8. Tyler Black vs. Jerry Lynn
9. Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Homicide & Hernandez

Return Of The 187- Hartford, CT 10/24/08 (DVD)

Homicide makes his return to ROH teaming with Hernandez as LAX battle Steen & Generico, Age of the Fall, and Sweet N Sour Inc. in a 30 minute Iron Team Match; Go Shiozaki vs. Austin Aries; Mark Briscoe vs. The Necro Butcher vs. Delirious; plus more.
1. Ruckus vs. Jason Blade
2. Sara Del Rey vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel
3. Rhett Titus vs. Grizzley Redwood (Top of the Class Trophy)
4. Jay Briscoe vs. Brent Albright
5. Mark Briscoe vs. The Necro Butcher vs. Delirious (No DQ Match)
6. Jerry Lynn vs. Claudio Castagnoli
7. Go Shiozaki vs, Austin Aries (FIP World Heavyweight Title Match)
8. Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Homicide & Hernandez vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black vs. Chris Hero & Davey Richards (30 Minute Iron Team Match)

Driven 2008- Boston, MA 9/19/08 (DVD)

Ring of Honor's ninth PPV features two standout title matches featuring The Age of Fall vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico for the World Tag Team Title and Nigel McGuinness vs. Roderick Strong for the ROH World Title.

Driven PPV
1. Austin Aries vs. Delirious
2. Sara Del Rey vs. Jessie McKay
3. Brent Albright & Erick Stevens vs. Adam Pearce & Eddie Edwards
4. Chris Hero vs. Jerry Lynn
5. Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Go Shiozaki (Three Way Elimination Match)
6. Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. The Vulture Squad vs. The YRR vs. The Necro Butcher (Scramble Match)
7. Nigel McGuinness vs. Roderick Strong (ROH World Title Match)
8. Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico (World Tag Team Title Match)


Bonus Matches
9. Grizzley Redwood vs. Chasyn Rance
10. Rhett Titus vs. Josh Daniels
11. Daizee Haze vs. Madison Eagles

Ring Roast Vol. 1- A Comedic Tribute To The Iron Sheik (Double DVD-R Set)

Stars from the world of comedy and wrestling take the stage and roast Sheiky-baby!  It a no holds barred, uncensored night of hilarious and continuous routines.


The special features disc examines the backstage happenings, the Scott Hall incident, and the aftermatch of the IronSheik/Brian Blair fight.


Everyone has heard of the vitriolic disruption of the evening's events.  Now, you'll see the entire incident, including reactions after the event.  Judge for yourself.

Jeff Peterson Cup 2008 (Double DVD-R Set)

First Round Matches
1. Larry Sweeney vs. Tommy Taylor
2. Rhett Titus vs. Jaison Moore
3. CJ O'Doyle vs. Jon Davis
4. Gran Akuma vs. Craig Classic
5. Nooie Lee vs. Brad Attitude
6. Sal Rinauro vs. Chris Gray
7. Jigsaw vs. Kenny King
8. Erick Stevens vs. Chris Jones
 
Second Round Matches
9. Brad Attitude vs. Jaison Moore
10. Larry Sweeney vs. Sal Rinauro
11. Erick Stevens vs. Kenny King
12. Gran Akuma vs. Jon Davis
 
Semi - Final Matches
 13. Erick Stevens vs. Larry Sweeney
14. Gran Akuma vs. Brad Attitude
 
Finals
 15. Erick Stevens vs. Brad Attitude
 
Bonus - Opening Ceremony

-Bryan Danielson "Dragon" T-Shirt (NEW)
-Briscoe Brothers "Bullets" T-Shirt (NEW)

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