War Machine is headed to Japan to challenge for the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

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    Back in April “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin was in a state of turmoil. The former ROH World Champion was unsure of where to turn and what to do. He made the decision to attack his former protégés, War Machine (Raymond Rowe and Hanson). Elgin did not choose to do this with a partner. Instead, he called upon one of the most destructive teams in professional wrestling, the current Pro Wrestling NOAH Global Honored Crown (GHC) Tag-Team Champions, Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith, Jr. and Lance Archer), to do the job for him.

    The confrontation between the two tag-teams happened in San Antonio, TX and saw mass destruction! All four men tore into each with such intensity that it forced the referee to declare the match a no contest.

    Words from both teams after their first clash in San Antonio, TX

    Rowe and Hanson have been on a mission since that match. The prevailing thought is that K.E.S. woke up the killer instinct that War Machine needed to take them to the next level!

    After facing off in the 2014 Top Prospect Tournament, Rowe and Hanson were brought together by mutual respect. They formed an alliance that saw early success with a non-title victory over then ROH World Tag-Team Champions, reDRagon. The duo were steamrolling over competition and opened even more eyes after going to a hellacious no contest with the Briscoes, 8x former ROH World Tag-Team Champions, last August on ROH television.

    Fate stepped in when Raymond Rowe nearly lost his life in a motorcycle accident which derailed the momentum of this promising team. An improbable return this past February created sparks in ROH when Rowe defied the odds and declared War Machine was back!

    Davey Boy Smith, Jr. and Lance Archer have been nothing short of dominant since debuting as a tag-team in 2012 for New Japan Pro Wrestling. They’re the current GHS Tag-Team Champions and former 2x IWGP Heavyweight Tag-Team Champions. They have defeated and damn near destroyed everyone they have stepped into the ring with. Davey Boy Smith, Jr. is a second generation wrestler who has matched and surpassed the great feats of his father. Archer is an imposing figure. Standing at 6’8”, he’s deceptively athletic and often uncontrollable. The two bring a bloodthirsty mentality to their matches that normally lead to an atmosphere of unbridled chaos!

    Since their initial meeting, both teams have taken jabs at the other on social media. Locker room talk has picked up with both teams hoping word gets back to one another. Both teams were amped to sign another contract for the rematch and the date was set! At Field of Honor (Aug. 22, 2015), it was War Machine vs. K.E.S. II in a non-title match. The K.E.S. brought everything they had, tearing up the ring and field, but War Machine fought valiantly. They fought with a renewed intensity that caught K.E.S. by surprise. That surprise ultimately cost K.E.S. the victory. War Machine hit their dreaded “Fall Out” finishing maneuver to score their biggest win yet!

    War Machine calls out the Killer Elite Squad for a battle in Japan!

    War Machine’s win at Field of Honor sent shockwaves through the world of professional wrestling. It has been confirmed that War Machine is heading to Japan for Pro Wrestling NOAH where they will receive a shot at the Killer Elite Squads’ GHC Tag-Team Championships.

    This is exciting news for War Machine, their fans and the fans of Ring of Honor. Can the destructive tag-team cross continents and achieve a dream? Can they keep their momentum rolling from Field of Honor? The Killer Elite Squad is part of a villainous Suzuki-gun faction in Pro Wrestling NOAH, which is led by the ultra-tough Minoru Suzuki. What part could this group play? Rowe and Hanson are primed to break out and ready prove that they are among the very elite!

    Be sure to check back at www.rohwrestling.com for the announcement of the official date and venue of this epic encounter.

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