Ring of Honor issued the following to us:
It has now been confirmed that BOTH the ROH World Television Championship AND the ROH World Championship will be defended on September 18th at ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA! Even before he won the World Championship, Jay Lethal claimed he was the greatest CHAMPION in Ring of Honor – period. So after Lethal defeated Jay Briscoe for the World Championship, speculation mounted as to how Nigel McGuinness would handle the situation. When Lethal declared he would not vacate either of his championships, the ROH Head Matchmaker warned him that to be a dual champion in Ring of Honor means to be a FIGHTING champion. Now on September 18th, Jay Lethal is slated to defend BOTH of his championships in the same night!
Bobby Fish earned his World Television Championship opportunity as the victor of the Number One Contender tournament on our recent Las Vegas stop of the AFTERSHOCK TOUR. Although he is a former World Tag Team Champion, this would be Fish’s very first time holding singles gold in Ring of Honor!
His partner – and fellow former World Tag Team Champion – Kyle O’Reilly has tapped out Jay Lethal TWICE. In the main event at the same Las Vegas stop where Bobby Fish earned his opportunity, O’Reilly forced the World Champion to submit. He also tapped out Lethal in Milwaukee. And no one can forgot the incredible 30 minute time limit draw between Lethal and O’Reilly last April in Hopkins, MN. Kyle O’Reilly has proven he can go toe-to-toe with the champ and it was only a matter of time before he was signed for a World Championship opportunity. We now know it all goes down in San Antonio on September 18th at ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA!
There is, however, one more potential twist in the build up to ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA. After the mind blowing one hour time limit draw World Title Match in Baltimore at DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR XIII, Roderick Strong has earned himself a rematch! You can watch the DBDXIII classic on VOD at http://rohwrestling.com/iPPV.
The rematch has been signed for August 21 in Philadelphia. Kyle O’Reilly WILL challenge whoever is ROH World Champion when Ring of Honor returns to San Antonio. But we won’t know exactly who that will be until Jay Lethal and Roderick Strong battle one more time!
To get your tickets for ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA, click HERE! We will be adding to the list of signed ROH stars and scheduled matches right here at ROHwrestling.com. Here’s who is confirmed to appear so far…
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Addiction
“Phenomenal” AJ Styles
Jay & Mark Briscoe
#Reborn Matt Sydal
The Young Bucks
The Kingdom (Bennett & Taven) w/ Maria
“Unbreakable” Michael Elgin
ALL STAR EXTRAVAGANZA VII
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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