Top matches announced for ROH’s “Border Wars”
Apr 16, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Cary Silkin via TwitteR:
This weekend on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” three major matches for “Border Wars” in Toronto on May 12th were set! Let’s not waste any time and get straight to the nitty gritty…
- “The Belfast Bruiser” Fit Finlay vs. ROH World TV Champion Roderick Strong with Truth Martini
It was announced recently that Fit Finlay would make his ROH debut in Toronto, and now we that all the paperwork is finalized, we can announce that one of the hardest fighting men in professional wrestling is set to take on one of ROH’s hardest hitters. It’s Finlay versus the current ROH World TV Champion Roderick Strong in what is sure to be a battle of who can hit harder. Strong is riding high after capturing the TV Title at “Showdown in the Sun – Day 2” & becoming only ROH’s 2nd Triple Crown Champion so his confidence is at an all time high heading into this one. Between that, and with the HoT at his back, Strong may be the odds on favorite to win this one, but it’s safe to say Finlay will fight them all if need be to get that win in his ROH debut! And there may be some added incentive for Finlay as the TV Title could be on the line should Strong retain in his upcoming defense against Adam Cole on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV!
- “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards vs. Rhino with Truth Martini
The House of Truth is on a mission to rid ROH of any potential contenders to the World Title, clearing the path for one of their own to capture the title, and with Michael Elgin still owed a shot from his “Survival of the Fittest 2011” victory, it seems logical he will be the next HoT member to get that chance. Enter: Rhino. Martini recently purchased the services of this hired gun from The Embassy and will now set him loose on the man who took the World Title from the HoT in the first place, Eddie Edwards. This isn’t about winning championships for Rhino, nor about getting him into contention; it’s about eliminating the competition and it’s starting with “Die Hard” in Toronto!
- ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin in a Fight Without Honor!
These two teams have been at each other’s throats for months now and it just keeps escalating with every passing encounter! Just look at the events of “Showdown in the Sun – Day 2” for an example, and despite their scheduled Title match in Dayton, ROH officials have decided this must come to an end in Toronto and what better way for that to happen than with one of ROH’s definitive matches: a Fight Without Honor! This stipulation has seen brutal war after brutal war, like at “Final Battle 2010” between Steen & Generico (the last “FWH”), but not in a tag team situation since “Final Battle 2004”. With no rules to worry about, these four men are liable to tear each other apart at the Ted Reeve Arena and the belts will be on the line, who knows what will be left in their wake…
- Plus Lance Storm has issued a challenge to “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett for a rematch!!!
Mike Bennett won the match at “Showdown in the Sun – Day 1”, plain and simple, yet when Lance Storm showed “The Prodigy” respect by offering a handshake, Bennett choose to lay him out anyway. Now, as seen in the interview that followed their match on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV, Storm wants another round. Will Bennett accept the challenge? Or does “The Prodigy” feel like he’s already proved himself?
“Border Wars” on May 12th is shaping up to be one of the biggest Ring of Honor events of all time! Between Richards vs. Steen for the ROH World Title and all the matches announced above, this is liable to be the biggest wrestling event in Canada this year! There are still more matches to be announced very soon and tickets are going FAST so get them now right here!