ROH issued the following:
The ROH WINTER WARRIORS TOUR is mere days from our stop in Indianapolis! On January 15th, your favorite ROH stars bring the best wrestling on the planet to the Midwest – LIVE! ROH World Television Champion Roderick Strong will be in the house and he’s putting his title on the line. It’s RODDY VS. THE WORLD! There has been much speculation as to who will answer the challenge in Indianapolis. Would it be a current ROH roster member stepping up? Or someone entirely knew to Ring of Honor? Today we can confirm who will challenge Roderick Strong for the TV Championship on January 15th:
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
RODERICK STRONG VS. CURRY MAN
He’s hot! He’s spicy! He could be your new ROH World Television Champion! International star CURRY MAN is headed to Indianapolis for an incredibly rare appearance, answering Roderick Strong’s open challenge. Curry Man truly defines the “world” in RODDY VS. THE WORLD, as he is a globally traveled athlete who originally emerged as part of the Michinoku Pro organization in Japan. The mysterious masked competitor has been dancing through wrestling rings for over a decade. Some whispered that he had retired from active competition!
While Curry Man has always been followed by rumors, speculation about the end of his career can be laid to rest on January 15th! Not only will Curry Man square off in an ROH ring, he has the opportunity to become a Ring of Honor Champion! Because Roddy has issued a challenge to seemingly anyone, the door is wide open for an athlete not currently competing in ROH to step in, win gold, and instantly become a major player in Ring of Honor. Curry Man has his chance in Indianapolis!
Meanwhile, Roderick Strong needs to focus on his hot and spicy challenger and NOT on Bobby Fish, who continues to antagonize Strong at every Ring of Honor event. At FINAL BATTLE, fans around the world saw Strong tap out to Fish, though the referee did not render the decision. Since then, the TV Champion has refused a rematch for Fish even as he takes on absolutely anyone else. The issues between these two athletes are far from settled and only seem to get more and more hostile every day!
RODDY VS. THE WORLD comes to Indianapolis when the champ takes on CURRY MAN! As big as this match is, it’s just one piece of a huge night full of the best professional wrestling on the planet. Alex Shelley battles Adam Cole! Moose vs. Silas Young! And a massive 8-MAN TAG TEAM SHOWDOWN when Mark & Jay Briscoe unite with War Machine (Ray Rowe & Hanson) vs. The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) and All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King)!
To get your tickets for January 15th in Indianapolis, click HERE!
Ring of Honor Wrestling Presents
The Winter Warriors Tour ’16
Friday, January 15 – 7:30 pm
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
8-MAN TAG TEAM SHOWDOWN
Mark & Jay Briscoe/War Machine (Ray Rowe & Hanson) vs. Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson/All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King)
ROH TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP – RODDY VS. THE WORLD
Roderick Strong vs. Curry Man
Alex Shelley vs. Adam Cole
Frankie Kazarian & Chris Sabin vs. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)
Moose vs. Silas Young
Will Ferrara vs. Dalton Castle w/ The Boys
Michael Elgin in action!
Adam Page in action!