SUPERCARD OF HONOR NIGHT 1 PREVIEW

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  1. Friday, April 1st - Dallas - 7:30pm
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    The rich history of professional wrestling in Dallas, Texas stretches back for decades...and now it continues with Ring of Honor! Long ago, every Saturday, the brutal battles between legends such as the Von Erichs and the Fabulous Freebirds captivated fans in the Sportatorium. Now the Dallas-Fort Worth area is set to get an even bigger dose of Ring of Honor...and this time we are going LIVE! All of your favorite ROH stars will be there LIVE for SUPERCARD OF HONOR as part of the biggest professional wrestling weekend in 2016!

    SUPERCARD OF HONOR X is already SOLD OUT, but these events will be made available for later viewing on ROHWRESTLING.com as VOD releases.

    Here's what ROH has lined up for NIGHT ONE of SUPERCARD OF HONOR X:

    *MAIN EVENT*
    THE YOUNG BUCKS (MATT & NICK JACKSON) VS, MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN)

    The best tag team wrestling on the planet added another world class team at the 14th Anniversary when ALEX SHELLEY and CHRIS SABIN shocked the world by re-forming THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS. The Young Bucks will put their money where their mouths are when they will face the Machine Guns in a match-up of international super teams for the VERY FIRST TIME in a ROH ring!

    These four world-class athletes have crossed paths all over the world but have yet to engage in a two-on-two tag team match in front of The Best Fans on the Planet! Now, in Dallas, the Bucks and the Guns are hitting their peak in athleticism and tag team continuity and they will have the eyes of the wrestling world upon them with championship positioning and contendership implications hanging heavily in the balance!

    ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    JAY LETHAL (c) w/TAELER HENDRIX VS. LIO RUSH

    Known as the "Stone Pitbull," Tomohiri Ishii had the entire wrestling world buzzing when he defeated Roderick Strong at HONOR RISING with Television Title on the line! Although Ishii has defended his championship in ROH since, it's clear that his NJPW commitments will influence the TV title scene. Realizing the Lio Rush earned a championship opportunity that he should be awarded sooner rather than later, ROH Head Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness has just signed a history-making match for April 1st in Dallas!

    That's right, in just one year of professional wrestling, Lio Rush could go from unknown underdog to ROH World Champion! Nigel planned on giving the 2016 Top Prospect his TV Title shot at Supercard of Honor. However since the current TV Champion has Japanese commitments over Supercard weekend... Nigel decided to raise the stakes and give the Top Prospect a WORLD TITLE shot! Lethal is going to have to back up his claims to be the best in the world one more time in this historic match where the winner of the Top Prospect Tournament gets a first-time-ever opportunity at the biggest star in Ring of Honor!

    ACH VS. ADAM COLE

    The last time ACH and Adam Cole were in the same ring in a one-on-one contest, Cole emerged victorious in what was a successful ROH World Championship defense. But that particular singles encounter helped establish ACH as a star in Ring of Honor; ACH had defeated five other competitors earlier that evening to earn his championship opportunity against Cole and came within an eyelash of leaving Carbondale ROH World Champion.

    Two years later, both men are better than ever and remain top contenders to the ROH World Championship. And this time, ACH gets Adam Cole at full strength. In Dallas, Austin’s ACH will have the home-state advantage and the sold-out crowd firmly behind him as he battles the former ROH World Champion Cole in a match that will play a pivotal role in determining the next ROH World Championship number one contender!

    8 MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
    JAY & MARK BRISCOE/WAR MACHINE (RAY ROWE & HANSON) VS. ALL NIGHT EXPRESS (RHETT TITUS & KENNY KING)/SILAS YOUNG & BEER CITY BRUISER

    It doesn't get much bigger than this absolutely MASSIVE eight man tag team match! On April 1st, four of the top tag teams in Ring of Honor do battle at SUPERCARD OF HONOR X! All of these teams have wrestled each other before in various combinations. That's going to make victory even more difficult to grasp and even harder fought. The tag team scene in ROH is always competitive. But that is never more true than right now! On April 1st, we shake things up a bit as 4 of the greatest teams form new alliances at SUPERCARD OF HONOR X!

    RODERICK STRONG VS. MOOSE w/STOKELY HATHAWAY

    This is a first time EVER one-on-one bout! These two have battled before in multi-man contests, including an memorable triple threat match as BEST IN THE WORLD where Strong cost Moose the chance to become number one contender.

    Since then, Moose has been training harder than ever and now he has the chance to get some revenge on Mr. ROH! But Roderick Strong is a Triple Crown Champion and he's never been more motivated and well conditioned than he is right now. This is a battle of strength and power vs. intensity and experience and it's all going down at SUPERCARD OF HONOR X!

    REBORN MATT SYDAL VS. KYLE O'REILLY

    Some cultures define rebirth as evolving consciousness. Since #REBORN Matt Sydal’s return to Ring of Honor, fans have seen Sydal familiarly take to the skies while evolving his in-ring game plan to incorporate more calculated strikes and submissions! This evolution has led Sydal to worldwide success, including a victory over Adam Cole to earn an World Title opportunity in Philadelphia!

    Although Sydal was not successful in his World Championship attempt, he solidified his position in the upper tier of Ring of Honor competitors. Kyle O’Reilly, who was not pinned and did not submit in the main-event three-way match for the ROH World Title at 14th Anniversary, maintains he is still the rightful number one contender! In Dallas, these two stars will meet for the VERY FIRST TIME in singles competition!

    CHRISTOPHER DANIELS VS. BOBBY FISH

    Both of these men are former ROH World Tag Team Champions. Recently, Bobby Fish has been in hot pursuit of the ROH World Television Championship, a title that Christopher Daniels knows well as a former champion himself. Fish and Daniels both have similarly confident, trash-talking attitudes and it will be interesting to see how their personalities play into this match. It's tough to psychologically intimidate an opponent who's playing the same game you are!

    But even more apparent are the similarities in the wrestling styles of Bobby Fish and Christopher Daniels. Both are exceptionally proficient grapplers. Will we see this battle played out on the mat, fighting hold-for-hold? But both Fish and Daniels are also known for their particular brand of high-flying agility, each willing to flight when the moment calls for it. Perhaps most importantly, both of these athletes have the experience and cunning to outwit nearly any opponent. What will happen on April 1st when they face each other in Dallas?

    WOMEN OF HONOR TAG TEAM MATCH
    “THE EXOTIC GODDESS” MANDY LEON & “THE SUGAR CREATURE” SOLO DARLING VS “BULLET BABE” AMBER GALLOWS AND DEONNA PURRAZZO

    Leon, who has impressed with her Leon Sault, turns to the woman from The Enchanted Forrest who describes herself as “taller than a stack of pancakes and leaner than a pint of ice cream”, Solo Darling to be her partner in what should be a major test for both women! Gallows defeated Veda Scott in Duluth, GA in impressive fashion while Purrazzo makes her Women of Honor return with the wrestling world abuzz about her travels!

    Leon and Darling will look to use their speed and agility to avoid power and mat prowess possessed by Gallows, one half of the first match between two female competitors in New Japan history, and Purrazzo, a young, independent competitor that competed in over 30 states under some of the world’s brightest lights!

    Plus!

    SIX-MAN MAYHEM
    DONOVAN DIJAK w/Prince Nana vs. CHEESEBURGER vs. ADAM PAGE vs. B.J. WHITMER vs. DALTON CASTLE w/The Boys vs. FRANKIE KAZARIAN




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