ROH issued the following:
We are less than one month away from GLOBAL WARS and the WAR OF THE WORLDS TOUR! The collaborative relationship between Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling continues, bringing you matches and experiences you can’t find anywhere else! First up, on Sunday May 8th, GLOBAL WARS is coming to you LIVE on pay-per-view from Chicago Ridge. This massive event kicks off a busy week for the stars of ROH and NJPW, who are hitting the road to Dearborn, Toronto, and New York City!
A challenge was issued last month at Supercard of Honor X in Dallas. ROH World Champion Jay Lethal was taken to the limit Night One against the 2016 Top Prospect Lio Rush, with Rush coming within an eyelash of winning the ROH World Champion in his first attempt! Following the bout, ROH legend COLT CABANA made his surprise return after a five year absence, confronting “The Greatest First Generation Wrestler” after Lethal claimed he had run out of challengers for his ROH World Championship!
On Night Two, Lethal, flanked once again by the “Poison Princess” Taeler Hendrix dismissively defeated Cheeseburger, a handpicked challenger by Lethal, who claimed ‘Burger was more deserving of a title match than Cabana. Cabana once again appeared, this time to challenge Lethal right then and right there! Cabana used the element of surprise to defeat Lethal with a roll-up!
Because of Cabana’s victory in Dallas, ROH Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness has announced that the main event of GLOBAL WARS live from Chicago Ridge, IL on PPV will be hometown hero, Chicago native COLT CABANA versus ROH WORLD CHAMPION JAY LETHAL for the ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
On a night that the biggest stars in the world from New Japan and Ring of Honor will compete, Cabana once again returns to a ROH ring and will look to win the only championship that has ever mattered to him, one that has eluded him throughout his career.
Cabana has challenged for the championship before, including a shot in Chicago in 2009 which included a stipulation where he could never challenge for the ROH World Championship in his hometown again. As part of the negotiations with Cabana to return to ROH for a series of dates Colt wanted to be able to compete for the ROH World Championship in Chicago, which Nigel has granted him and the stipulation has been overturned. Seven years later, Cabana looks to cash in his millions of miles of world travel and experience against a man that has held a ROH World singles championship for two consecutive years.
Will Cabana fulfill a lifelong goal in Chicago Ridge in front of his home town crowd? Or will Lethal, a man who has put the world in ROH World Championship with defenses on three continents and a two-year run with one or both of the ROH World singles championships, kill Cabana’s dreams with a Lethal Injection?
The best way to find out is to join us live! Less than 100 tickets remain for the Global Wars Pay Per Viewin, and you can order them by clicking HERE. GLOBAL WARS will also be available live on pay-per-view on all major carriers, through ROHWrestling.com, FITE TV, and Sony Playstation!
ROHWRESTLING.com is going to be bringing you all the latest updates and matches signed for this incredible week of international action. And in addition to NJPW athletes, all your favorite ROH stars will be there as well! Championships will be on the line and there’s no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot of “dream matches” in the month of May!
Here is a list of NJPW stars who are scheduled to compete so far:
IWGP Heavyweight Champion TETSUYA NAITO
IWGP World Tag Team Champions THE GUERRILLAS OF DESTINY, TAMA TONGA & TANGA ROA
ROH World TV Champion “STONE PIT BULL” TOMOHIRO ISHII
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA
“RAINMAKER” KAZUCHIKA OKADA
NEVER Openweight Six Men Tag Team Champion HIROSHI TANAHASHI
JUSHIN “THUNDER” LIGER
RING OF HONOR & NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING PRESENT
SUNDAY, MAY 8TH, 2016
LIVE ON PPV @ 8PM EST / 5PM PST
Sunday, May 8, 2016 07:00pm CDT
9807 Sayre Ave
Chicago Ridge, Illinois 6041
**Less than 100 tickets remain** Click HERE to order your tickets now!
WAR OF THE WORLDS TOUR
MONDAY, MAY 9TH
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
DOORS OPEN 6PM / 7:30PM BELL TIME
Click HERE to order your tickets now!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH
TED REEVE ARENA
175 Main Street
DOORS OPEN 5:30PM / 7PM BELL TIME
Click HERE to order your tickets now!
SATURDAY, MAY 14TH **SOLD OUT**
610 West 56th Street
New York, NY
DOORS OPEN 6:OOPM / 7:30PM BELL TIME