ROH issued the following:
Ring of Honor's biggest event of the summer is just weeks away when BEST IN THE WORLD 2016 comes to North Carolina! On Friday, June 24th, the stars of Ring of Honor head to the Charlotte area. And you can watch it LIVE on pay-per-view! Charlotte is an historic, legendary hotbed for professional wrestling, and the fans in the area are some of our most supportive and enthusiastic on the entire planet. But whether or not you can be there live in Concord, you can still catch the whole night of action on pay-per-view!
We already know that BEST IN THE WORLD will be headlined by the biggest rematch in ROH history when World Champion JAY LETHAL defends his title against his greatest rival, JAY BRISCOE. But as massive as this World Championship battle will be, we can now confirm that ALL the ROH Championships will be on the line. Dalton Castle takes on Bobby Fish for the ROH World Television Championship and the Motor City Machine Guns will challenge current ROH World Tag Team Champions, The Addiction!
Just signed for BEST IN THE WORLD 2016 on June 24th:
KYLE O'REILLY VS. KAMAITACHI
Another major opportunity for Kamaitachi at BEST IN THE WORLD! In the short time he's been competing in ROH, NJPW's Kamaitachi has impressed fans in every match. Now he takes on one of the biggest stars in Ring of Honor when he faces Kyle O'Reilly live on pay-per-view! O'Reilly is a massive test for any wrestler and just returned from NJPW's Best of the Super Junior's tournament. But Kamaitachi has been facing some of the best professional wrestlers on the planet like ACH, Adam Cole, and Dalton Castle, and he hasn't backed down yet!
As for Kyle O'Reilly, we already know that he is guaranteed a World Championship opportunity on June 25th in Concord as part of the a huge event taped for ROH TV. We won't know until the conclusion of BEST IN THE WORLD if he'll be squaring off against Jay Lethal or Jay Briscoe the next night. Although this World Championship opportunity no doubt looms large in O'Reilly's vision, he first must face Kamaitachi on June 24th! This is sure to be an innovative, high energy battle between two athletes known for their extremely physical wrestling styles.
O'Reilly is renowned for being an incredibly focused and cerebral wrestler, putting in hours of training and study of his opponents every week. Anyone looking at this match on paper surely sees Kamaitachi as the underdog. But even the most disciplined athletes can get tunnel vision when it comes to the ROH World Championship, a title O'Reilly has been chasing his entire career and has never quite attained. With a guaranteed championship opportunity on the 25th, could O'Reilly let his game slip at BEST IN THE WORLD and give Kamaitachi the opening he needs to secure his biggest win in ROH?
You can be there LIVE! To get your tickets for June 24th, click HERE!
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
JAY LETHAL vs JAY BRISCOE
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
BOBBY FISH vs DALTON CASTLE
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
THE ADDICTION vs THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS
UNSANCTIONED FIGHT WITHOUT HONOR
STEVE CORINO vs BJ WHITMER
"MR ROH" RODERICK STRONG vs MARK BRISCOE
KYLE O'REILLY vs KAMAITACHI
Ring of Honor Wrestling Presents
BEST IN THE WORLD '16
FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH
CONCORD, NC 28025
DOORS OPEN 7PM / PRE SHOW 8:30PM / 9PM LIVE ON PAY PER VIEW
**CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE**