Ring of Honor issued the following on Wednesday:
The Best Wrestling on the Planet, Ring of Honor, returns to live Pay Per View on Friday, September 18 with All Star Extravaganza VII. This event will take place in historic San Antonio at the Shrine Auditorium.
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A number one contenders match for the Ring of Honor World championship has been signed for Friday, September 18 at All Star Extravaganza VII:
“PHENOMENAL” AJ STYLES vs “MR ROH” RODERICK STRONG vs ADAM COLE vs “UNBREAKABLE” MICHAEL ELGIN
AJ Styles is a constant threat to any championship, especially the ROH World Title. He has spent the majority of 2015 as the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, facing and defeating the very best athletes of New Japan Pro Wrestling. He has done the same within the ranks of ROH as well.
Roderick Strong is having a year unmatched by anyone. A former ROH World Champion, ROH World Television Champion and ROH World Tag Team Champion, he has done it all. He is an elite athlete who has lost very few matches in 2015. Strong took ROH World Champion Jay Lethal to an epic 60 minute time-limit draw and ultimately fell in a rematch due to interference from the HOT.
Adam Cole lost the ROH World Championship at Best in The World 2014. He came very close in several rematches to becoming a two-time champion. At Final Battle 2014, he not only lost a brutal “Fight without Honor” to then champion Jay Briscoe, but also suffered a major shoulder injury sidelining him for a good portion of this year. He would return in May and nearly defeated AJ Styles. He has since been mired in chaos with questions regarding his position with The Kingdom. Cole will need to put that in the back of his mind if he wants to become the #1 contender on this night.
#BigMike, Michael Elgin, lost the ROH World Championship in September of 2014. He would then drown in a state of flux, unsure of whom he was and where he wanted to be. The calendar turned in 2015 and he appeared to find himself again. A re-invigorated Michael Elgin was invited to the 2015 NJPW G1 Climax tournament. He would impress the fans of Japan as well as his contemporaries with many high profile victories during the prestigious tournament. He now returns to ROH with an opportunity to reclaim what he deems is the most important championship in wrestling, the ROH World Championship.
The only person who is not a former ROH World Champion in this matchup is AJ Styles. It is the one title that has eluded him. Is this going to be his chance to get that opportunity? Can Roderick Strong be denied in 2015? Is it Adam Cole’s destiny to become #1 Contender and regain the ROH World Championship? Is it “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin’s time to ride back into the limelight? It all starts with this opportunity. Whether Jay Lethal retains or Kyle O’Reilly becomes the new ROH World Champion, the champion will have one heck of task facing any of these potential challengers.
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RING OF HONOR WRESTLING PRESENTS:
ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA VII
Friday, September 18th, 2015
San Antonio Shrine Auditorium
901 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78232
BELL TIME: 8:00 PM Central Time Zone
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ROH World Championship
Kyle O’Reilly vs Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini
ROH World Television Championship
Bobby Fish vs Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini
ROH World Tag Team Championship
The Addiction (c) vs The Kingdom w/ Maria Kanellis vs The Young Bucks
Open Challenge Tag Team Match
The Briscoes vs ????
Best of 5 Series Match #3
ACH vs #Reborn Matt Sydal
No DQ Match
Cedric Alexander vs Moose w/ Stokely Hathaway
The Boys vs Silas Young becoming a Boy
Dalton Castle w/ the Boys vs “Pro Wrestling’s Last Real Man” Silas Young