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The Main Event Has Been Set for the 13th Anniversary Pay Per View
With Ring of Honor’s 13th Anniversary on the horizon, the ROH World Championship scene is in chaos. But with a championship so universally respected, it should come as no surprise that so many ROH stars are all in hot pursuit of gold – and it’s up to Head Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness to make the final decisions. It’s an unenviable task, and it’s only getting more difficult. Neither Michael Elgin nor Tommaso Ciampa is known for being calm and collected. Two of the most driven – and volatile – athletes in the history of ROH, both Elgin and Ciampa believe they are the rightful number one contender. And it looks as if they are willing to destroy everything in their path until one of them gets a title shot!
Ciampa’s ROH career could have ended at FINAL BATTLE when he collided with an official and violated the “zero tolerance” policy governing his reinstatement. But as we saw on ROH TV, Nigel McGuinness stepped in and made the call. While he does believe that Ciampa accidentally struck an official he ruled that this is Ciampa’s last chance. The zero tolerance policy remains in effect and Ciampa will be held fully responsible if he violates it.
If it’s about earning opportunities, who has done more to elevate himself in the past year than Hanson? Nigel has already decided to make the night’s scheduled contest of Elgin vs. Hanson a Number One Contender’s match. That battle would have been incredibly heated no matter what, given the growing rivalry between the competitors. But then Nigel added Ciampa to the mix! The resulting three way match recently aired on ROH TV, with many calling it an early match of the year contender! But the hostilities couldn’t be contained, and the match degenerated into a disqualification. We STILL have no number one contender.
We really can’t discuss the top contender without talking about the ROH World Champion, Jay Briscoe. One of only two men to capture the title twice, Briscoe never backs down from a challenge. And with several ROH stars gunning for him, he’s sworn to go “all in”! The champion himself has asked that all three men with a claim to the number one contender status get a shot at him – because he can beat them all!
After taking the time to consider all the options, Nigel McGuinness has finally decided. If Jay Briscoe wants to go “all in,” then what better place than Las Vegas? Now it’s official. Live on pay-per-view on March 1st.
HIGH STAKES FOUR CORNER SURVIVAL FOR THE ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Michael Elgin vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Hanson
With just one match confirmed, Ring of Honor’s 13th ANNIVERSARY is already a must-see event! If you can’t be there live, you can watch on pay-per-view.