— Masada will be competing at Saturday’s CZW Tournament of Death event despite a torn meniscus that will require surgery. That’s crazy.
— Sami Callihan will have his final CZW match at the Tournament of Death show. As we’ve been reporting, Callihan is headed to WWE in the coming months.
— Here is the card that has been announced thus far…
Ultraviolent Dog Collar Match: CZW champion MASADA vs. Ron Mathis.
Mummified Barbed Wire Match: Danny Havoc vs. Rory Mondo.
Ultraviolent Ladders Match: Lucky tHURteen vs. Scotty Vortekz
International Panes of Glass: CZW owner DJ Hyde vs. Takumi Tsukamoto from Big Japan
— ROH match maker Nigel McGuinness announced the following today…
Ladies and Gentleman I write this today to respond to Steve Corino’s recent challenge.
As you may know, Corino has issued a challenge to pit four of ROH’s best against four SCUM members with the stipulation that if ROH wins, SCUM will disband, effectively putting an end to Corino’s reign forever…BUT…but if SCUM wins Corino takes my job.
Steve Corino has made it no secret what he wants to happen to ROH and in my position he can do virtually anything that he wants. This would no doubt be an ALL IN scenario to cut to the chase.
No doubt this is the biggest risk I could possibly take as Match Maker for Ring of Honor and that is why I have had multiple meetings with numerous people on this very topic to discuss the risk that it entails. By accepting this challenge it could save ROH and purify this company … or it could officially kill this company that we have loved for the last eleven years.
I said at the start of this that we expected a war, we expected to fight with everything we have in our soul…we expected it to get nastier before it got any better BUT I always knew that no matter how long it would take to overcome this war, ROH and our righteous might would win through to absolute victory.
Many men wiser than myself have said that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s team but with this war there is nothing sweet nor fitting about dying. We must overcome and I have no doubts that honor will be restored once and for all. That being said…
Ring of Honor was born on February 23, 2002 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania inside the Murphy Rec Center.
Ring of Honor will NOT die on June 23rd in Baltimore, Maryland at The Du Burns Arena because…Steve Corino…we ACCEPT this challenge.
June 23rd, 2013…one day after “Best In The World 2013” in Baltimore, Maryland… it will be 4 on 4… ROH vs. SCUM… winner takes all.
This will be the biggest ROH weekend of all time and with everything I believe in my heart… this will not be the last.
We want this to be over. We want to move on. We want a company free of the bullshit that you bring.
Steve Corino… SCUM… get ready for… STEEL… CAGE… WARFARE!!!