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ROH World Champion Roderick Strong has proven himself as champion, retaining the title through four very difficult title bouts against four very different opponents. By hook or crook, Strong has maintained his position at the top of the ladder, and without a great deal of assistance from Truth Martini. The champion now heads into his 5th title defense, this one against the most unpredictable man on the ROH roster: “The Notorious 187” Homicide will challenge Roderick for the ROH World Title at the “9th Anniversary Show” live on iPPV (http://www.gofightlive.tv/Events/Fight/Wrestling/ROH__The_9th_Anniversary_Show/920). “The Notorious 187” has fought a long road back to the belt, going unpinned and undefeated in singles bouts since he returned at “Glory by Honor IX” and ruined Strong’s victory celebration. Homicide has put down Kevin Steen, The Necro Butcher, both Jay & Mark Briscoe, Claudio Castagnoli, and more en route to this title bout and could very well walk out of Chicago Ridge with the belt in his possession for the 2nd time. Either he, or Roderick Strong, will head to New York City for “Manhattan Mayhem IV” for the next defense of the ROH World Title. The question is who will be the man to step up to the plate in the Big Apple?

Christopher Daniels, Davey Richards, Jay Briscoe, and El Generico: those are the four men who have already battled ROH World Champion Roderick Strong in an attempt to wrest the title from his hands. All four men were unsuccessful in their initial quest, but all four men certainly proved themselves deserving of another shot at history. Daniels holds several non-title victories over the champion, most recently at “Champions vs. All-Stars” in Virginia in a bout the champ demanded; Davey Richards fought through a concussion and ruptured ear drum before succumbing to unconsciousness in their battle at “Final Battle 2010”; Jay Briscoe fought with the heart of a champion but was cut open during his title bout and the sheer amount of blood he spilt certainly played a factor in his ability to fight; as for El Generico, well Roderick flat out cheated to beat “The Generic Luchador”, using the belt as a weapon after being unable to keep Generico down.

There is also the other half of The American Wolves, Eddie Edwards, who secured himself a future World title opportunity by battling through a serious shoulder injury to win “Survival of the Fittest 2010” last October. Edwards is coming off a tour of Pro Wrestling NOAH in which he unsuccessfully challenged GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion Kotaro Suzuki for the title as well as faced the likes of Marufuji, Morishima, and Go Shiozaki among others. So which of these men will be one to get his shot in Manhattan??

It will be the former ROH World Tag Team & World TV Champion Eddie Edwards! March 19th, “Manhattan Mayhem IV” with a special start time of 4PM; Eddie Edwards will take on the winner of Strong/Homicide for the ROH World Title! Get your tickets now: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=208. Edwards has battled proven himself willing to fight through anything in his hunt of success, whomever he faces on 3/19 is going to be in for the fight of their life!

But that’s not all. ROH officials have also determined who will challenge for the ROH World Title on April 1st when we debut in Atlanta, GA with the last man who pinned the current ROH World Champion Roderick Strong, “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels! Daniels has been in pursuit of the ROH World Title for quite a long time. Will 4/1 finally mark the “Fallen Angel’s” ascension to the top of ROH? Tickets are sold out here at ROHWrestling.com, but you can still get select seats through Ticketmaster so hurry while they still remain!


Who will Eddie Edwards face in Manhattan? Who will Christopher Daniels face in Atlanta? These are questions still to be answered as ROH continues its tour across the country. Watch the “9th Anniversary Show” live on iPPV to see Strong defends against Homicide and get the answer to the first question, then be there in NYC to get your answer to the second! The ROH World Title picture is certainly heating up!
 

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Eddie Edwards vs. Roderick Strong sounds SO good, especially in New York. I hope he does a good job and becomes a full time main eventer because he deserves it, he obviously has enough talent after watching his puro title match
 

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^Me too, unless it's a Unification match then that would make it more interesting. Even though I wish they did more with the TV title. I wouldn't mind if they kept it even though they don't have a TV show
 

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I'm excited about Eddie Edwards getting the title shot in NYC. And I'll be there. And then go drinking after the show so it should be a great night.

Like others said, I could definitely see a unification match because I think one of the shows in Atlanta are on IPPV. So that would be the hook to get people to buy the show.
 

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Strong vs. Double E should be very good, completely underwhelmed by Daniels getting another shot. Hope the Kings/WGTT rematch is on 4/1.
 

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Looking forward to Eddie getting his first shot, but the last Strong/Daniels title match didn't really do enough to get me excited for round 2. I don't know whether they'll add some kind of stipulation to that one since they've been feuding a while and it might be considered a bigger draw on iPPV. Unification and Truth being banned from ringside (I'd love him to be locked in a cage old school style though, if Cornette is listening) will probably be the route they go with that.
 

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I don't see them ditching the TV Title this early in its existence especially considering they've finally started a legitimate program over it with the whole Daniels/Bennet/Edwards thing

I'm REALLY pumped for Edwards' first title shot. He's an outstanding talent and the match should be great
 

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Is it bad that I actually want Edwards to win it? Davey can finally win the ROH World Title by beating the man who defeated him for the TV Title at Final Battle. I think Richards vs. Edwards would sell better than another Davey vs. Roderick match. By the looks of Edwards in Japan he is ready for this.
 

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If Daniels won't be coming back after WM weekend they should give him the title on Friday and have him drop it Saturday. The guy deserves the reign more than anyone.

Also think that Edwards/Strong should be great. They teamed a little but in NOAH at the end of last year so I hope the chemistry is there. He's been really over in NYC since Ladder Wars so the atmosphere should be great for the match.
 

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Is it bad that I actually want Edwards to win it? Davey can finally win the ROH World Title by beating the man who defeated him for the TV Title at Final Battle. I think Richards vs. Edwards would sell better than another Davey vs. Roderick match. By the looks of Edwards in Japan he is ready for this.
Yes it is. Not that Strong isn't guilty of this too but Eddie is severely lacking in personality and just isn't top star material IMO.
 

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There is absolutely no reason Homicide or Daniels should be getting title shots in 2011. Neither of them have done little more than fill a spot on the card really. I guess Daniels has had some decent showings here and there, but he's just too damn old these days.
 
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