ROH sets “Tag Wars 2016” tournament – injured Young Bucks included in nine-team field affecting next PPV

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


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Ring of Honor has announced a nine-team, two-night tournament on June 11 and 12 to determine who gets an ROH Tag Title shot on their next PPV.

ROH is touting the “2016 Tag Wars” as a showcase of their deep tag division. Plus, current ROH tag champions The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) are obviously not in the tournament.

However, The Addiction is scheduled to defend the ROH Tag Titles against War Machine on June 5, which would affect the line-up.

Notable in the tournament field is the Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson), who missed New Japan’s Best of the Super Jrs. tournament recovering from injuries on ROH’s previous tour.

The two-night, four-match tournament kicks off June 11 in Hopkins, Minn. and concludes June 12 in Milwaukee. The winning team faces the ROH tag champs at the “Best in the World” PPV on June 25.

– Match #1: The Briscoes vs. ReDragon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) vs. ROH World champion Jay Lethal & Roderick Strong in a triple threat match.

– Match #2: War Machine (Ray Rowe & Hanson) vs. Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser vs. Lio Rush & Moose in a triple threat match.

– Match #3: Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) vs. RPG Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta) vs. All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) in a triple threat match.

– Match #4: Winners of the June 11 matches advance to a triple threat on June 12 to determine the tournament winner.

Road to Best in the World Tour

June 3: Collinsville, Ill. (St. Louis market)

  • Main Event: ROH World champion Jay Lethal & ROH tag champions The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) vs. Jay Briscoe & War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) in a six-man tag match
  • Adam Cole vs. NJPW’s Kamaitachi
  • Alex Shelley vs. Lio Rush
  • Four Corner Survival: Roderick Strong vs. Stevie Richards vs. Moose vs. Silas Young
  • A.C.H. vs. Beer City Bruiser
  • Chris Sabin vs. Adam Page
  • Mark Briscoe vs. Jason Kincaid

June 4: Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Motor City Machineguns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) vs. Bullet Club (Adam Cole & Adam Page)
  • ROH World champion Jay Lethal (w/Taeler Hendrix) vs. Mark Briscoe (non-title match
  • Jay Briscoe vs. Moose
  • A.C.H. vs. Lio Rush vs. Kamaitachi vs. Roderick Strong vs. Will Ferrara vs. Jason Kincaid in a six-man mayhem match
  • ROH tag champion Christopher Daniels vs. Ray Rowe
  • ROH tag champion Kazarian vs. Hanson
  • Women of Honor match: Kelly Klein vs. Jessica James

June 5: Columbus, Ohio

  • ROH Tag Title match: The Addiction vs. War Machine in a No DQ match
  • ROH World champion Jay Lethal (w/Taeler Hendrix) vs. Adam Page (non-title match)
  • Roderick Strong vs. Jay Briscoe
  • Dalton Castle vs. NJPW’s Kamaitachi
  • Adam Cole vs. Lio Rush
  • Stevie Richards vs. Mark Briscoe
  • Motor City Machineguns vs. All Night Express

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June 11: Hopkins, Minn.

  • Tag Wars Match #1: The Briscoes vs. ReDragon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) vs. ROH World champion Jay Lethal & Roderick Strong in a triple threat match
  • Tag Wars Match #2: War Machine (Ray Rowe & Hanson) vs. Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser vs. Lio Rush & Moose in a triple threat match
  • Tag Wars Match #3: Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) vs. RPG Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta) vs. All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) in a triple threat match

June 12: Milwaukee, Wis.

  • Tag Wars concludes: Winners of June 11 matches in triple threat to determine ROH Tag Title shot at “Best in the World” PPV on June 25

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