-- Ring of Honor has announced that Shelton Benjamin has been "suspended", which is a storyline development to write him out of current storylines while he tours with NJPW this month. The reason given for the suspension was "attacking various ROH officials and staff including Senior Official Todd Sinclair, as well as an assault on Rhett Titus with a chair."
The statement noted that Benjamin will return to ROH in Charlotte, NC on September 8th.
-- Speaking of Ring of Honor, the company sent out the following press release earlier today:
Ring of Honor presents "Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis" from the Manhattan Center in New York City featuring Kevin Steen vs. Davey Richards for the ROH World Title in an Anything Goes Match, Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team vs. The All Night Express for the World Tag Team Title Match, Kyle O'Reilly vs. Adam Cole in a Hybrid Fighting Rules Match, Roderick Strong defends the World TV Title against Jay Lethal & Tommaso Ciampa, plus much more!
1. Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. The Guardians of Truth
2. Eddie Edwards vs. Homicide
3. Hybrid Fighting Rules: Kyle O'Reilly vs. Adam Cole
4. Special Challenge Match: Fit Finlay vs. Michael Elgin
5. World TV Title Match: Roderick Strong vs. Jay Lethal vs. Tommaso Ciampa
6. World Tag Team Title Match: Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team vs. The All Night Express
7. ROH World Title Match- Anything Goes: Kevin Steen vs. Davey Richards
ROH returns to iPPV August 11th with "Boiling Point 2012"
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
ROH World Champion Kevin Steen defends against Chikara Grand Champion, Eddie Kingston
TAG TEAM WAR
The Briscoes vs "Zombie Princess" Jimmy Jacobs & Steve Corino
MIXED TAG TEAM GRUDGE MATCH
"Die Hard" Eddie Edwards & "The Queen of Wrestling" Sara Del Ray vs. "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett & "The First Lady of ROH" Maria Kanellis
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR IX REMATCH
"Unbreakable" Michael Elgin vs "Outlaw" Charlie Haas
2 OUT OF 3 FALLS GRUDGE MATCH
Jay Lethal vs "The Sicilian Psychopath" Tommaso Ciampa w/ RD Evans
SPECIAL CHALLENGE MATCH
Roderick Strong w/ Truth Martini vs "No Fear" Mike Mondo
Signed to appear:
- ROH World TV Champion Adam Cole