— “The Destroyer” Dick Beyer is being honored with the Japanese Consul-General’s Commendation for 2012 in honor of his work in Japan, both wrestling and charity, going back to the 1960. There’s an article on the 81 year-old Beyer in the Buffalo News.
— Here is the updated ROH Unity card, which takes place Saturday night at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL…
* ROH Tag Team champions The Briscoes vs. Jigsaw & Hallowicked
* Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin vs. ROH champion Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly
* The All Night Express vs. Roderick Strong & Michael Elgin
* Kevin Steen & Jimmy Jacobs vs. El Generico & BJ Whitmer
* Jay Lethal & Adam Cole & TJ Perkins vs. The Colony – Lucha Rules.
* The Young Bucks vs. The Bravados
— CHIKARA sent out the following today…
The whole CHIKARA gang is finally coming back to Chicago, and we’ve got a loaded matinee card made up of all your faves – and some cats from that ROH group to boot! Here’s the complete card for our event entitled “Hot Off the Griddle”:
1) GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE MATCH!
-Grand Champion of CHIKARA Eddie Kingston will defend against Kevin Steen!
2) QUEEN of WRESTLING vs. REY de VOLADORES!
-Sara Del Rey is set to meet the winner of the 2011 RdV tournament, El Generico!
3) FIRST TIME EVER!
-The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) square off against Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin!
4) SINGLES ENCOUNTER!
-The leader of the band Archibald Peck (a.k.a. “Mixed Martial Archie”) faces the goblinesque Kobald!
5) TAG TEAM ACTION!
-The new incarnation of The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield & Mr. Touchdown) take onThe Batiri (Obariyon & Kodama)!
6) TRIAL SERIES: HANDICAP MATCH!
-Gran Akuma faces his toughest challenge yet, as he goes solo against all three members of F.I.S.T.!
7) A FOUR-ON-FOUR WAR!
-Jigsaw joins The Colony to face their dark doppelgangers in The Shard and The Swarm!
8) RELEVOS ATOMICOS!
-Our reigning Campeones de Parejas 3.0 team up with UltraMantis Black & Hallowicked (“The Spectral Envoy”) to take on the Bravado Brothers, Tim Donst & Jakob Hammermeier!