COLBY CORINO is in the 2016 TPT

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  1. Sat, January 9th - Concord, NC - 7pm Bell Time
    The buzz of the 2016 TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT is reaching a fever pitch as entries are being announced from across the country! Fans from around the globe have let ROH Officials know who they want to see in the tournament to compete for a Ring of Honor contract! Without further ado, the next entrant in the 2016 TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT, who will compete in his first round match on JANUARY 9 in CONCORD, NC is…


    Controversy is abound in Ring of Honor as B.J. Whitmer has successfully lobbied and petitioned ROH Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness to allow his young boy Colby Corino into the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament!

    “I’ve give more to this young man with this gesture than his dead-beat dad ever has,” B.J. Whitmer told “And this young man wants to win the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament to make me, the only man he could ever look up to like a father, proud. That’s why he is in it,” Whitmer remarked.

    Some within ROH are wondering if this is a concession or an apology by McGuinness for banning the Decade, including Whitmer, the younger Corino, Adam Page, and even Kelly Kline from Ring of Honor’s biggest event, Final Battle. Others view this as brilliant strategy by Whitmer to quickly align his protégé as the top ROH World Television title contender.

    “I’ve read the rule book and the criteria for entering someone into the ROH Top Prospect Tournament,” Whitmer said. Whitmer continued, “Colby has not yet participated in one and meets all of the other required qualifications. I can’t wait for all the moron ROH fans to try to tell me what we did is broke the rules or is prohibiting a young star from entering the tournament. All I can say is we are entering this fair and square and Colby is going to make me proud by starting off with wins in Charlotte, winning the tournament in Nashville, and bringing home the ROH World TV title to the Decade!”

    McGuinness could not be reached and his out of office message indicated that he would not be back due to holiday vacation. Colby’s father Steve, meanwhile, was equal parts proud and disappointed. “Colby has all the potential in the world and could certainly win the Top Prospect Tournament. I am continuously disappointed that my son continues to make bad decisions and associates himself with that scourge Whitmer,” Corino told via email. Despite Colby Corino’s first-round match being near Steve Corino’s current home in North Carolina, the elder Corino declined to comment as to whether or not he would be in attendance to view the match.

    While some will point to the younger Corino’s biography on under the stars section and argue that he should not be eligible, he is not the first competitor to receive an opportunity to participate in the Top Prospect Tournament with such qualifications. In 2011, Adam Cole, Michael Elgin, and Kyle O’Reilly all received bids in the tournament despite being contracted ROH stars, as did QT Marshall in 2013, and Cheeseburger in 2014.

    Unfortunately for Colby Corino, scrutiny will be placed on his entry particularly should he win the tournament and become the number one contender for the ROH World TV title due to his associate with Whitmer. Some believe Whitmer used the leverage of the pending holiday, the indecision of ROH officials, or that a soft spot McGuinness may have for banning Whitmer from Final Battle to secure his young boy a shot. Regardless, with this controversy comes opportunity and you will want to see it LIVE and in person as the 2016 TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT kicks off in Concord, NC on January 9! Be sure to be there live and see the stars of tomorrow today!

    Previously Announced
    Action Ortiz
    Lio Rush
    Punisher Martinez

    You aren't gonna wanna miss the first ROH event of 2016, order your tickets now by clicking HERE!

    Ring of Honor Wrestling Presents

    Saturday, January 9th 2016
    Cabarrus Events Center
    4751 NC Hwy 49 North - Concord, NC 28025
    5:30pm Doors Open / 7:00pm bell time

    Tickets on Sale Now Click HERE to purchase

    Matches signed

    ROH World Tag Team Championship
    War Machine (c) vs the All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus)

    2016 Top Prospect Tournament participants
    Action Ortiz
    Lio Rush
    Punisher Martinez
    Colby Corino

    Signed to appear
    ROH World Champion Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini
    ROH World TV Champion Roderick Strong
    The Briscoes
    The Young Bucks
    and More!

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