ROH issued the following:
We are less than one week 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!
On Saturday, May 14th, Ring of Honor returns to Terminal 5 in New York City as part of the WAR OF THE WORLDS TOUR! This event is already SOLD OUT! But it will be available as a video on demand release on ROHwrestling.com soon after the event so you can catch up on the action no matter where you are. And you definitely won’t want to miss this incredible main event just signed for Terminal 5:
ROH ALL STARS vs NJPW ALL STARS
HIROSHI TANAHASHI, KAZUCHIKA OKADA & TOMOHIRO ISHII vs. JAY LETHAL, JAY BRISCOE & RODERICK STRONG
SIX of the unquestionable best in the world all in one match?! The level of talent in signed for just this one tag team battle is a testament to the relationship between ROH and NJPW, bringing your “dream matches” that simply cannot happen anywhere else! But amidst all of this world class athleticism, there’s an undercurrent of very personal animosity between opponents AND teammates!
On one side of the ring, Tanahashi, Okada, and Ishii represent NJPW and are all current or former champions on some elite level. Will Tomohiro Ishii still be ROH World Television Champion by May 14th? He is scheduled to defend the title against Bobby Fish at GLOBAL WARS in Chicago Ridge, and if he retains there a long line of ROH stars will be at the ready to challenge him as soon as possible. Ishii won the championship in a shocking victory over Roderick Strong at HONOR RISING. Is May 14th the night when Roddy gets one up on Ishii?
Okada recently lost the IWGP Heavyweight Championship to Tetsyua Naito, but he is perhaps most renowned for his battles over that title against none other than Hiroshi Tanahashi! Will any of that old animosity come into play here? Or will these two familiar foes be able to fight together and defeat the ROH stars on the other side of the ring?
Speaking of “team ROH,” there’s a wealth of history between these three athletes. Current ROH World Champion Jay Lethal has very few friends, and he certainly couldn’t count his teammates among them. Lethal and Jay Briscoe have a long, bitter history and it was Briscoe himself who Lethal defeated to win his title! These two absolutely hate each other and that’s not going to change at Terminal 5.
But with such a huge match at stake, they’ll need to work together somehow. Meanwhile, the only person who might hate Jay Lethal more than Jay Briscoe is his other teammate, Roderick Strong! Lethal and Strong have battled for years over pride and championships.
With so much personal vitriol boiling within this ROH dream team, will the NJPW stars be able to take advantage and end the WAR OF THE WORLDS TOUR with a massive victory?
RING OF HONOR & NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING PRESENT: GLOBAL WARS
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
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
Tickets available HERE
Wednesday, May 11th **ONE NIGHT ONLY** “THE CLEANER” KENNY OMEGA
TED REEVE ARENA
175 Main Street
DOORS OPEN 5:30PM / 7PM BELL TIME
ROH TELEVISION TAPING
Tickets available HERE
Saturday, May 14th **SOLD OUT**
610 West 56th Street
New York, NY
DOORS OPEN 6:00PM/ 7PM BELL TIME