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2017 War of the Worlds Philadelphia Preview

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ring of Honor Wrestling returns to Philadelphia, Pa. on May 14th. The show will be a TV taping from the historic ECW Arena – now named the 2300 Arena.

This show, “War of the Worlds Tour,” will feature ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling stars. This is the fourth year that the promotions have put on this series of events.

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The event will start at 6 pm EST. This event is their fourth between the two promotions. The first is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Dearborn, Michigan; New York City and then Philadelphia.

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The ROH World Television Championship is expected to be on the line if “The Villain” Marty Scurll retains his belt leading up to this event. He’ll face Kushida with the strap on the line if he retains his belt.

“The American Nightmare” Cody is slated to face “The Heavy Metal Rebel” Frankie Kazarian. “The Product” David Starr is also slated to face Josh “The Goods” Woods, the winner of the 2017 Top Prospect Tournament.

There will also be an eight-man tag team match. Los Ingobernables de Japon (IWGP Intercontinental Champion Naito, Evil, Sanada, and Bushi) will face off against the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Bully Ray & The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe). Dalton Castle will also be their partner.

There will also be other wrestlers in the house that are also slated to appear. This list includes ROH World Champion Christopher Daniels, The Young Bucks – The ROH World Tag Team Champions, Will Ospreay, Jay Lethal, New Japan’s Hirooki Goto, New Japan’s Hiroshi Tanahashi, New Japan’s Gedo, and more.

This is Ring of Honor’s first event at this facility since Sunday, December 4th, 2016. In the Decade of Excellence Tournament Quarterfinal, Daniels defeated Mark Briscoe to officially kick off the show.

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Lio Rush also defeated Caprice Coleman. In a six-man tag team match, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, and Castle defeated The Bullet Club (Adam Cole & The Young Bucks).

In the second Decade of Excellence Tournament Quarterfinal, Jay Briscoe defeated BJ Whitmer. Then, in tag team action, Beer City Bruiser and Silas Young defeated Alex Reynolds and John Silver.

In another six-man tag team match, The Kingdom (Vinny Marseglia, TK O’Ryan, and Matt Taven) defeated Will Ferrara, Cheeseburger, and Joey Daddiego.

Chris Sabin defeated Colt Cabana in the third Decade of Excellence Tournament Quarterfinal match. Rush — who was featured earlier in the single’s action — returned with Jay White and Donovan Dijak to get the win over The Rebellion (Kenny King, Coleman, and Rhett Titus).

Cody Rhodes also defeated Steve Corino. The final Decade of Excellence Tournament Quarterfinal match featured Lethal getting the win over Jushin Thunder Liger.

The main event featured Taeler Hendrix getting the win in a No Disqualification Match over Mandy León.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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