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!
ROH Matchmaker Nigel McGuiness has JUST signed a tag team bout for GLOBAL WARS featuring former ROH World Tag Team Champions versus a cross-continental dream team featuring a mentor and a mentee!
THE ADDICTION (“Almighty” Christopher Daniels & “Heavy Metal Rebel” Frankie Kazarian) vs. CHEESEBURGER & JUSHIN “THUNDER” LIGER
Since losing the ROH World Tag Team Championships at All-Star Extravaganza VII, The Addiction have been hell bent on recapturing the gold. The duo of Daniels and Kazarian spoke for months of a conspiracy and their concerns were vindicated when the man that helped win them the championships in San Antonio, Chris Sabin, revealed himself to be aligned with the man who cost them the gold in the same building months later, Alex Shelley!
The Machine Guns have reunited and the vitriol between the two teams has altered the Addiction’s quest to recapture championship gold. However, the Addiction have been able to turn their anger and hatred for the Guns into big victories, including one a triple-threat match in Philadelphia against the Guns and the Young Bucks!
The Addiction were seemingly climbing their way back up the tag team championship ladder before ending up on the losing end of a four-corners, number one contender’s tag team bout at Supercard of Honor X Night 2. Anxious to prove they deserve a title shot in the deepest tag team division in wrestling, the Addiction issued an open challenge for GLOBAL WARS, LIVE on pay-per-view!
They could never have guessed who would sign the open contract.
CHEESEBURGER has been a star on the rise since making his Japanese debut at Wrestle Kingdom 10 at the Tokyo Dome. The turning point in his career? Learning the Shotei Palm strike from his good friend and mentor, the legendary JUSHIN “THUNDER” LIGER! Perhaps the greatest junior heavyweight star of all-time WILL BE IN CHICAGO RIDGE to team with the young man he mentors, CHEESEBURGER, for the very first time in the United States!
The Addiction must be careful – on paper, the young ‘Burger and the legendary Liger look like a stepping stone to bigger and better things. But as both have demonstrated, the Shotei Palm Strike can end matches in an instant!
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!
MATCHES SIGNED for GLOBAL WARS ’16:
MAIN EVENT – ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
ROH WORLD CHAMPION JAY LETHAL w/TAELER HENDRIX vs. COLT CABANA
JUSHIN “THUNDER” LIGER & CHEESEBURGER vs THE ADDICTION
SIGNED TO APPEAR
IWGP Heavyweight Champion TETSUYA NAITO
ROH World TV Champion “STONE PITBULL” TOMOHIRO ISHII
IWGP World Tag Team Champions THE GUERRILLAS OF DESTINY, TAMA TONGA & TANGA LOA
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA
“RAINMAKER” KAZUCHIKA OKADA
NEVER Openweight Six Men Tag Team Champion HIROSHI TANAHASHI
*CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE*