SMARK COUNTRY: Intercompany Wars On A Global Scale
Some things just go great together; Chocolate and Peanut Butter, DiCaprio and Scorcese, late night drinking and White Castle. May 10th 2014 has two awesome things coming together to make a beast of a program.
From the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Ring of Honor returns to iPPV and they will bring some company in the form of New Japan Pro Wrestling. The card is incredibly stacked and there should be many “Holy Sh*t” moments.
Courtesy of NJPW:
-Takaaki Watanabe vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin
-Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Jado
-“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson (The Bullet Club) vs IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada & Gedo
-Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero (Forever Hooligans) vs Kushida & Alex Shelley (Time Splitters) vs Nick & Matt Jackson (Young Bucks) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
-Courtesy of ROH:
Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis vs. ACH
Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish (reDRagon) vs Mark & Jay Briscoe vs BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs (The Decade) with “TD” Tadarius Thomas
Roderick Strong vs. Cedric Alexander (The Decade banned from ringside)
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Matt Taven vs. Silas Young vs. Jay Lethal with Truth Martini for the ROH Television Championship
Kevin Steen vs. Adam Cole for the ROH World Championship
Though not advertised as intensely as a WWE or TNA pay-per-view event, there are still a few outlets that one can view the event (www.UStream.TV/RingofHonor).
Much like the GFW/AAA alliance and TNA’s working relationship with the Wrestle-1 promotion, this combination of talent on one show will not only tear the roof off of the arena, but could quite possibly be more ammo to show why WWE needs a working relationship with another promotion again (like it did with ECW in the mid-late 1990s) to help shake things up.