UPDATE: ROH issued the following press release moments ago:
Are you ready for the biggest wrestling weekend of the year?! ROH presents SUPERCARD OF HONOR IX where we will showcase Ring of Honor’s past, present, and future. Stars of international acclaim descend on Redwood City, CA on March 27, 2015! ALL the championships in Ring of Honor will be on the line and the stakes have never been higher. And the ROH World Championship match is one built on over a decade of history…
JAY BRISCOE VS. “THE SAMOAN SUBMISSION MACHINE” SAMOA JOE
Samoa Joe’s thunderous return to Ring of Honor unfolded live on pay-per-view at the 13TH ANNIVERSARY. Joe made it crystal clear: he wants his ROH World Championship back. He wants Jay Briscoe! Although Jay is one of only two men to claim the World Championship twice in ROH, Samoa Joe still holds the prestigious honor of longest reigning World Champion of all time, holding the title for over 21 months! And there’s no question he intends his second reign to go on forever. There’s just one problem. The Jay Briscoe who Samoa Joe knew years ago is very different than the man who holds gold today!
During Joe’s tenure as champion, he and Jay Briscoe engaged in a war that only got more and more violent. Back then, Jay Briscoe was a young kid many thought overstepped his bounds and disrespected the champion when he goaded Samoa Joe. Eventually, they squared off in what might be the most brutal, bloodiest steel cage battle of all time. Now it’s over a decade later and Jay Briscoe is on top of the mountain himself.
If Samoa Joe topples the World Champion, he will enter his own second title reign, securing his claim as greatest of all time. But the stakes might be even HIGHER for Jay Briscoe. Not only is he fighting to retain his championship, he is fighting to prove to the world how far he has come in over a decade. In the end, this match is about PRIDE and HONOR as much as it is about a that championship belt.
The gauntlet was thrown down and the challenge was accepted. On March 27th at SUPERCARD OF HONOR IX, ROH presents JOE VS. BRISCOE. The past and the present collide to determine the future!
RING OF HONOR WRESTLING PRESENTS
FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH, 2015
The Sports House
3151 Edison Way – Redwood City, CA 94063
8pm Bell Time
SIGNED TO APPEAR
New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Jushin “Thunder” Liger
– Plus More
ORIGINAL: Ring of Honor sent out the following tweet this morning, confirming a Jay Briscoe vs. Samoa Joe World Title match for the Supercard of Honor IX main event:
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) March 16, 2015