I like the Proving Ground idea. I also like it when champions defend the belt in different companies, so I don't mind this concept following Davey around. Hopefully O'Reilly doesn't get anything close to a win over Davey for at least a year or so. Elgin needs to be booked a little stronger, though.
Davey/Elgin is gonna be fucking awesome. HoT get involved and Elgin gets the win, setting up what should be a balls awesome title match. Therefore leaving it open for someone else to win SOTF. Ciampa, Cole, I'd even take ol Jay Briscoe. If Elgin loses to Davey, he's winning SOTF.
Why do they have to make a big idea about this Proving Ground thing too. Surely if someone pins the champ clean or goes to a time limit draw with them then they'd be expected to get a title shot anyway? The article was really odd when they plugged the match only to say it'd be taking place in another promotion.
I wonder if they decide to turn a blind eye to any New Japan guys who pin Davey when he's over there.
Where has Davey defended the title outside of ROH so far?