ROH Event Cancelled + Larry Sweeney Tribute Show Set
-- ROH sent out the following today… "Sweet and Sour" Larry Sweeney was a one of a kind performer who riled up the fans and touched all those he became close with in his personal life. Sweeney's compelling charisma and unique personality will never be forgotten by ROH fans and especially those friends that he was closest to. During his time in ROH, Sweeney managed the likes of Chris Hero, Claudio Castagnoli, Davey Richards, and many more gifted wrestlers that he took to the top. Sweeney was a highlight of every ROH event that he participated in, with his strong passion and intelligence for professional wrestling showing through. Sweeney captured the attention of every fan that saw him perform in and out of the ring. Sweeney is deeply missed by everyone in Ring of Honor and we want to pay tribute to the man with a match that we know he would enjoy with not only two of Sweeney's favorite current wrestlers, but two very close friends. Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana will face the "Insane Savant" Delirious at "ROH Revolution: Canada" on May 7th when ROH returns to the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto! Delirious has not been seen in an ROH ring since August 2010 when he suffered a very serious injury at the hands of the All Night Express. One of the most distinctive competitors in the history of ROH, Delirious and his high energy style will return in Toronto after a long 9 month absence to pay tribute to one of his close friends. Colt Cabana has repeatedly said that he wants straight-up, hold-for-hold competition without having to worry about a dirty move or shady trick. Cabana was very excited after receiving the news of his Toronto contest and he is certain it will be a great match representing honor and the memory of an overwhelmingly talented man. "Larry Sweeney was a showman, an entertainer and a professional wrestler," stated Cabana. "I can't wait to dedicate this exhibition of those three things in a match versus another pro who feels the same way. I'm sure it will be an emotional match, but we all know Larry would've wanted everyone to smile, laugh and enjoy every second of the match. No doubt about it." It will undoubtedly be a fun and exciting match to honor a brother that we have all lost. "ROH Revolution: Canada" will be a roller coaster of emotions that you won't want to miss. Tickets can be purchased at ROHWrestling.com.
-- VIVA La Lucha sent out the following today… VIVA LA LUCHA RETURNS TO PPV ON FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH WITH "BATTLEGROUND" FEATURING ACTION FROM MEXICO & THE U.S. Hijo De Rey Misterio, Oliver John, Vaquero Fantasma, Los Villanos, Aeroboy, Violento Jack, Amnesia, and Los Oficiales among the star studded roster. For almost a year now, Masked Republic's Viva La Lucha pay per view series has been delivering exciting lucha action from both sides of the border to fans throughout North America. VLL events have been the only place lucha aficionados have been able to see action unavailable on free tv from groups including Perros Del Mal, NWA Mexico, XLAW, IWL, and Pro Wrestling Revolution. Now, the boys of PWR are back for more as Hijo De Rey Misterio teams with Anarkia to battle Vaquero Fantasma and Amnesia in a tag team war. Plus, the PWR tag team titles are on the line when champions, The Border Patrol (Derek Sanders & Brian Cage) defend against the team of the wily vet El Hijo Del Cupacabra and the rookie El Mariachi. And, former PWR Heavyweight and NWA Heritage champion "El Patron" of the Border Patrol, Oliver John, is out to snap his losing streak. But, that will be a HUGE task when his opponent is "El Poderoso" KAFU. And then the Viva La Lucha cameras head south of the border for 4 big matches from DTU in Mexico! First, 7 students will make their in-ring debuts as they battle it out to steal the spotlight and try to cement a spot on future Viva La Lucha broadcasts. Then, it's Old School vs. New School as lucha legends Villano III & Villano IV team to battle former AULL and GLC tag team champs Aeroboy & Violento Jack. Viva La Lucha fans will also get a chance to see one of the hottest trios in Mexico today, Comando Negro, Oficial AK-47 & Oficial 911, as they face the teams of Pesadilla, Hormiga & Paranoiko and Robin Maravilla, Sadico & Yakuza in a 3 Way Trios War. And then in our main event it's a 10 Man Gauntlet Match that Viva La Lucha commentator Todd Keneley has called "the most exciting match we've seen to date! The action here was unbelievable and I actually can't wait to see it again." Viva La Lucha: Battleground debuts on Friday, April 29, on cable systems throughout the U.S. and Canada and on Dish Network on Pay Per View and On Demand. Check your listings for times. As with all VLL spectaculars the event can be purchased in HD where available. For more www.VivaLaLucha.com.