The first round of the Top Prospect Tournament has been set

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  1. SAT, JAN 3RD - THE FAIRGROUNDS - NASHVILLE, TN
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    The ROH TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT is back! The search to find the next ROH star for 2015 kicks off on January 3rd in Nashville. We now know who will be facing whom in the opening matches. If you make it out of the first round, it's on to Philadelphia on January 24th for the semi-finals and finals. This year, the winner of the TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT is guaranteed a World Television Title opportunity when we hit Baltimore on March 7th for a TV taping. Who will be crowned the ROH TOP PROSPECT for 2015...?

    TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT ROUND 1

    - J. DIESEL w/ TRUTH MARTINI VS. WILL FERRARA
    Truth Martini has already made his pick for 2015 TOP PROSPECT: his own private security force, J. Diesel. Since taking up with the House of Truth, Diesel has certainly seen his stock rise, including a spot in TAG WARS teaming alongside ROH World Television Champion, Jay Lethal! But Will Ferrara is ALSO on a hot streak - and he's doing it all on his own. Ferrara is determined to beat the odds and rise through the ranks of ROH. But with Truth Martini no doubt pulling the strings, does the House of Truth have this tournament locked down?

    - DONOVAN DIJAK VS. JAKE DIRDEN
    Battle of the Big Men! At 6'7" and 6'8" feet tall, respectively, Donovan Dijak and Jake Dirden tower over everyone else in this tournament. This promises to be a "giant" clash in styles, too. Dijak is a polished, educated athlete who uses intelligence and strategy to his advantage. On the other side of the ring stands "The Missouri Madman" Jake Dirden, known for his wild instability and deployment of the Asiatic Spike. ROH might need to reinforce the ring for this match!

    - ASHLEY SIXX VS. DALTON CASTLE
    Arguably the two most "unconventional" athletes in the tournament will face each other in Round One! Ashley Sixx is gritty and edgy, while "The Peacock of Pro Wrestling" Dalton Castle is a walking, talking, 24/7 party. But what these two men have in common is their talent and hype going into this tournament. Sixx and Castle are two of the most frequently mentioned athletes when the discussion turns to untapped talent waiting to breakout. But only one can advance to the second round of the 2015 ROH TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT!

    - BEER CITY BRUISER VS. MIKEY WEBB
    Every single opening round match of the TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT showcases the wide variety of hungry young talent out there, and this contest is no different. The Beer City Bruiser likes to drink beer, break some faces, and follow that up with a celebratory beer. Quite a contrast to Mikey Web, whose quickness and agility impressed ROH officials at training seminars and earned him a spot in this tournament. ROH has the most diverse, multi-talented locker room in all of professional wrestling. In this year's tournament, we have gathered athletes representing a multitude of styles and disciplines all with ONE thing in common: each wants to be the 2015 TOP PROSPECT!

    ROH officials spent the year scouting through the Ring of Honor training seminar system. On January 3rd in Nashville, the eight most promising competitors in professional wrestling will battle it out - with an ROH World Television Title match on the line! Be there LIVE to see the hungriest young athletes battle for an opportunity to compete with the best professional wrestlers on the planet. To be there for the opening rounds in Nashville, click HERE! And for tickets to our Philadelphia event hosting the semifinals and finals, click HERE!


    ROH WINTER WARRIORS TOUR
    Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
    National TV Taping
    Tennessee State Fairgrounds/Expo
    625 Smith Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37203

    Matches signed:

    First Time Ever
    Alberto El PatrĂ³n vs "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels

    Triple Threat match for the ROH World TV Championship
    Jay Lethal (c) w/ Truth Martini vs ACH vs Matt Sydal

    Cedric Alexander vs. Frankie Kazarian

    Mark Briscoe vs. Roderick Strong

    "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin vs. Hanson

    2015 Top Prospect Tournament
    Participant #1 - Will Ferrara
    Participant #2 - Ashely Sixx
    Participant #3 - Mikey Webb
    Participant #4 - J. Diesel
    Participant #5 - Dalton Castle
    Participant #6 - Beer City Bruiser
    Participant #7 - Jake Dirden
    Participant #8 - Donovan Dijak

    Signed to Appear
    - ROH World Champion: Jay Briscoe
    - Adam Cole
    - The Decade (Jimmy Jacobs & BJ Whitmer)
    - Adam Page
    - Matt Taven
    - Michael Bennett W/ Maria Kanellis
    - Tommaso Ciampa
    - Moose w/ Veda Scott & Stokely Hathaway
    - Caprice Coleman

    - Plus More


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