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-“Death Before Dishonor IX” on September 17th, 2011 is a little over one week away and by now you realize that this is another ROH iPPV that you cannot afford to miss. Fans live on iPPV and at the Manhattan Center in New York City will see two gigantic main events and a few first time ever bouts. The iPPV card is loaded and if that is not enough, yesterday we announced the first part of the “Death Before Dishonor IX” preshow festivities. Prior to the start of the live event, the ROH faithful will have an opportunity to meet former ROH World Champion Eddie Edwards and current ROH World TV Champion Jay Lethal during a special autograph signing! This meet & greet will start at approximately 6:15 PM, and special 8×10 photos will be available for purchase. Expect more pre-show news to be announced next week. If for some reason you cannot be in NYC on 9/17 then be sure to join us LIVE on iPPV thanks to GoFightLive. http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Wrestling/Ring_of_Honor___Death_Before_Dishonor_I X/1146. Tickets for this giant event are available in the ROH Store right here: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=54.

- In “DBD IX” news, ROH officials have ruled on the Steve Corino/Jimmy Jacobs/El Generico scenario (http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/jimmy-jacobs-steps-up-to-the-plate/) and it will now be El Generico vs. Jimmy Jacobs at September 17th! Corino & Jacobs took an honest look at the situation and faced up to the fact that Steve was not ready to face this demon yet. So Corino will head to Japan to compete for Zero-1 and Jacobs will step up to go one-on-one with the former ROH World TV Champ!

- Don’t forget that tickets for Ring of Honor’s debut at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, FL go on sale TOMORROW at 10AM EST ONLY at www.Ticketmaster.com. ROH will hold 2 giant events on Friday night March 30, 2012 and Saturday afternoon March 31st, 2012 at the historic War Memorial and we expect tickets to go fast. Read the full story here – http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/ring-of-honor-is-heading-to-florida/. As a way to promote these shows and give back to our great fans, you can win TWO ROH DVDs from this past year. Honor Takes Center Stage – Night One and Two. Info on Night One – http://ow.ly/6n9vu Night Two – http://ow.ly/6n9y6 -To Enter the contest, visit http://onekontest.com/ROHFlorida.

- ROH officials expect Ladder War III at “Death Before Dishonor IX” on September 17th to be wild and crazy however there will be a strong effort to contain the match as best as possible. The Ladder War is dangerous to everyone involved and presents a liability that Ring of Honor has not wanted to take on, especially since ROH is now under new ownership. Jay and Mark Briscoe are liabilities even without the ladders involved and that is because of Rhett Titus and Kenny King as well as not having ROH gold around their waists. These four men will probably cross paths again in the future in straight wrestling contests but they have essentially told ROH officials they will not stop the violence and hatred until the Ladder War was set for New York. They got their wish in more ways then one because a contract for a title shot at ‘Glory by Honor X’ will hang above the ring. This will be worth the price of admission alone!

- Ring of Honor is excited for our return to The Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL on Sunday, November 6, 2011! It has been over a year since ROH visited the greater St. Louis area, and we are very excited to return to the area for a special Sunday afternoon matinee with a 4PM belltime. ROH officials can also announce that Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly, collectively known as Future Shock, will receive the title opportunity they earned at “Tag Team Turmoil 2011” with their victory over The Bravados in the finals of the Tag Team Lottery. Expect more talent and matches to be announced soon. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, September 15th at Noon EST right here at ROHWrestling.com for our return to Collinsville, IL.

- “Davey Richards: The American Wolf” will be released on DVD tomorrow morning at ROHWrestling.com. Check out the front cover below and stop back on Friday to place your order.

- Good luck to Colt Cabana who is participating on his first tour of Pro Wrestling NOAH that begins tomorrow in Hamamatsu, Japan where he & ROH alum Bison Smith face Go Shiozaki & Shuhei Taniguchi!

- ROH officials are debating the next potential challengers for the ROH World Championship. Receiving a title match in ROH is a very prestigious honor and is accomplished entirely through wins and reputation. Based on current stats and accolades the top contenders are Roderick Strong, Eddie Edwards, El Generico, Jay Lethal and even though he will need a few more major wins, Tommaso Ciampa’s undefeated record will do nothing but strengthen his chances at being considered championship material in the future. We all know that the winner of the 2011 “Survival of the Fittest” will automatically earn a championship match in the future and be sure to keep an eye on “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett and “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin. A win for either man over Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas on September 17th will definitely increase their value in the rankings. Also, with added talent coming in over the next few months truly anything can happen.

- Don’t forget to visit the “Death Before Dishonor IX” sub site at http://www.rohwrestling.com/deathbeforedishonor9/.

- Check out the “Ring of Honor Apparel” section in the ROH Online Store for some big discounts on shirts, baseball caps, & skull caps. This pricing is available while supplies last. Quantities are low for many of the sizes remaining. To see the items currently on sale click here: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=2.

-Ring of Honor officials are excited to announce the second list of talent that will appear on Saturday night October 1, 2011 when ROH returns to Louisville, KY for a set of television tapings for our Sinclair Broadcasting family. Signed to appear are The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Caprice Coleman, Cedric Alexander, TJ Perkins, Tommaso Ciampa with The Embassy, and Steve Corino. Be sure to have the streamers ready to throw at your favorite ROH stars and support the hardest-hitting, most physical style of pro wrestling anywhere in the world. Get your tickets right here in the ROH Store: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=560 or by calling (215) 781-2500. Also, the new Ring of Honor television program will debut on September 24th, 2011 and will feature the most athletic and physical wrestling bouts you will see anywhere on television. The ROH television show will be available through syndication across the Sinclair network of stations available here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/looking-for-ring-of-honor-on-sbg-networks/. If you’re local market does not carry the ROH television show then be sure to catch the entire program for FREE on ROHwrestling.com
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