Ring of Honor is extremely excited about our debuts in Spartanburg, SC and Greensboro, NC on December 2nd & 3rd respectively, in large part due to our great Sinclair Broadcasting stations in those markets (including WLOS & WMYA in Asheville & Anderson, WMYV in Greensboro, and WLFL & WRDC in Raleigh), as well as the long pro wrestling tradition in the Carolinas.
For those great fans, who are certainly used to history-making matches, ROH will try to make history of our own with a two-day “Battle in the Carolinas” live tour. Starting in Spartanburg, SC on December 3rd, ROH appears live, for the first time, at the historic Memorial Auditorium, with “Southern Defiance”.
Through the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s Spartanburg was a home to Jim Crockett Promotions events & TV tapings, and the Auditorium saw every great NWA star in action. Ring of Honor, with a stellar card of action underneath, will present a main event to go down in the history books–a 20 man Over the Top Rope Interval Battle Royal with the top stars in ROH competing and entering the fray every minute until one only man is left standing. That sole survivor will receive a guaranteed shot at the ROH World Championship sometime in early 2012. For ROH in Spartanburg, it will be about a chase for the 10 pounds of gold, as it has been at the Auditorium for almost 50 years.
Then, on Sunday, December 4th, Greensboro, NC will play host to “Northern Aggression” at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. In literally the room next to the site of the famous Starrcade matches and long-remembered NWA classics over a 40 year period, Ring of Honor will present a match that will be talked about in years to come as a modern-day classic: an All-Star 8 man Elimination Tag Match with ROH World Tag Champions Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) joining with former ROH World Champion Eddie Edwards, and former TV Champion El Generico to face former 6-Time World Tag Champs Mark & Jay Briscoe, who will team with former ROH World Champion Roderick Strong and his House of Truth partner “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin! This match will be contested under elimination rules, which means there must be a minimum of 4, but up to a maximum of 7 eliminations. Most importantly, due to the level of competition involved, and to assure a winner has a chance to be declared, this match will be contested with a TWO HOUR TIME LIMIT! 8 of the top wrestlers in the world have time to settle their conflict in what we hope will be a match to make Greensboro history!
We hope all our Southern and Mid-Atlantic fans will join us live in Spartanburg and Greensboro December 3 and 4 for “Battle in the Carolinas” weekend. Tickets are available at www.Ticketmaster.com, and more information is available at ROHWrestling.com.