The American Wolves, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards, went through an absolute war of attrition on Sunday June 26th at “Best in the World 2011” over the ROH World Title. Every strike, every kick, every painful submission reverberated through the Hammerstein Ballroom as the ROH faithful in attendance, and those watching on iPPV, witnessed one of the most physical, most emotional, most….pure….ROH World Title match arguably in the history of Ring of Honor. No issues of resentment, no jealousy; these two brothers went to battle against one another over the most prestigious title in professional wrestling, the title that truly signifies you as the best, and they did it together.
Davey Richards was victorious Sunday night, finally claiming the ROH World Title from his best friend after several years of frustration, and no man was as happy…save for Davey himself…as Eddie Edwards. It’s an odd thing to find joy in defeat, but when that loss is at the hands of your brother after fighting the type of fight the world witnessed in NYC, it’s not quite as difficult to accept.
Now, after several months of tension and with the ROH World Title bout behind them, The American Wolves will use July 8th in Richmond, VA & July 9th in Charlotte, NC to reestablish their bond as a unit; the unit that dominated ROH’s tag team landscape throughout 2009 and held the titles for 8 months.
First on tap in Richmond, The Wolves will square off with one man with whom both are extremely familiar, Roderick Strong, and his House of Truth ally, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin. Davey & Eddie have been up and down the road against, and alongside, Strong with Edwards ending Roddy’s World Title reign at “Manhattan Mayhem IV” in March. As for Elgin, one night before capturing the belt Edwards defeated him, but Richards has yet to face the power of “Unbreakable” inside the ROH ring.
Then, when ROH hits Charlotte, ROH officials have arranged a first time match-up pitting teacher and student against one another: The American Wolves vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Adam Cole! It’s been common knowledge since Kyle debuted in ROH that Richards and O’Reilly are training partners, but how deep that bond goes was not really evident until Davey broke down and spoke from the heart after winning the ROH World Title. In many ways, Kyle is just as much family to Davey as Eddie Edwards is, and if “BITW 2011” is any indication of how Richards competes against his family, than Charlotte is in for a tag team treat!
ROH World Champion Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs. Roderick Strong & Michael Elgin in Richmond, VA on July 8th! The American Wolves vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Adam Cole in Charlotte, NC on July 9th! Don’t miss out as The Wolves reunite to showcase just why Ring of Honor is the elite in tag team wrestling! Tickets are available now for $5 off the regular price until Friday: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?di...&category_id=3