-- ROH sent out the following today…
A NEW PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING RECORD WAS SET FOR THE LONGEST MATCH IN MODERN HISTORY
BALTIMORE, MD (December 6, 2011) - On Sunday afternoon December 4, 2011, Ring of Honor presented "Northern Aggression" at the Greensboro Coliseum Event Center in Greensboro, NC. With a loaded undercard featuring the likes of TJ Perkins vs. Jay Lethal, The All Night Express vs. The Bravados, The Young Bucks vs. Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander, & more, the event was highlighted with an All-Star 8-Man Elimination Tag that pitted ROH World Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin, "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards, & El Generico against Jay & Mark Briscoe, Roderick Strong, and "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin with a $10,000 purse allotted to the winning team of this battle.
When this bout was signed several weeks prior, ROH officials knew it would be something special, but little did anyone suspect that it would make history and, at 1 hour 20 minutes and 33 seconds, become the longest match in ROH's 10-year history. While research is still being done to 100% confirm, this would likely be the longest match in modern major league pro wrestling history!
The ROH record was originally set on August 7th, 2004 at the "Testing the Limit" event in Essington, PA where Austin Aries faced Bryan Danielson in a two out of three falls match that lasted 75 minutes. The main event last Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum Event Center went eclipsed that record. It was non-stop action from bell to bell with eight of the absolute best in the wrestling business showing just how much they love their sport. Those lucky fans who attended live will never forget what they saw. The heated action kept them on their feet the entire time. When Eddie Edwards eliminated Roderick Strong, earning his team a check for $10,000, the place erupted in excitement and appreciation for the epic contest they had just been a part of for 80 grueling minutes.
We are also happy to announce that, for those ROH faithful who were unable to attend the live event, the match was taped to be broadcast on "Ring of Honor Wrestling" TV in early January. Unfortunately, due to the length of the match, the TV show will not be able to air the match in its entirety, but fans will be able to witness this history making match uninterrupted from start to finish when it becomes available on DVD! This will be a must have for anyone's collection. Just check out what fans in attendance had to say afterwards:
Matthew Parker - Last Nights ROH show was amazing. Just made me want to be a wrestler that much more. Thank you to all the guys of @ringofhonor. #WatchROH
Sickness - @ringofhonor Thanks for that ROH .... you have a new fan after seeing your show now thats what I call wrestling
Scott M. Fishman - An 80-minute main event at the @ringofhonor in North Carolina. Now that is old school. No need to say #IWantWrestling there.
Travis Rogers - @ringofhonor had a 80 minute elimination ironman match. #EPICwinning
Raul Raulito Drique Rodriguez - best show I have seen in 20 years!!!
Sean Mahoney - Team Eddie won. Please get this on DVD ASAP! For those wondering, it went 80 minutes. The longest match in ROH since the 2/3 falls match between Danielson and Aries in 2004.
Allen Hall - This match was absolutely amazing. I feel honored to have been witness to it.
We here at Ring of Honor just want to say thank you to the fans who helped make our first trip to Greensboro, NC a special one, and we also want to tip our hats to Charlie Hass, Shelton Benjamin, El Generico, Eddie Edwards, Roderick Strong, Michael Elgin, and Jay & Mark Briscoe for showing the world their passion, for demonstrating their love for the sport for 80+ minutes, and for reminding us all just why it is we, as fans, love professional wrestling. Ring of Honor prides itself on being the home for true professional wrestling and events like "Northern Aggression" are proof that it's more than just hyperbole.
For more information on RING OF HONOR WRESTLING, visit ROHWrestling.com
-- The following was sent out today by PWX:
Saturday December 10th we head to York, SC at the York YMCA, 117 Carolina Crossing for another huge event!
The main event will be a first time ever bout between two rough veterans of the squared circle. Somehow in their illustrious championship careers these two have never faced one-on-one. But that changes on Saturday December 10th when PWX Wrestling becomes the first place anywhere to bring you a true dream match for the ages, JERRY THE KING LAWLER VS. MATT CLASSIC! This may be the most dangerous opponent Lawler has ever faced even more dangerous than Colossus of Death or Bota the Witch Doctor. Matt Classic knows every trick in the book just like Lawler so we are sure to see a true wrestling clinic between two old school grapplers in this one!
If you have never seen Matt Classic, we invite you to check out this link: youtube.com/watch?v=9SZvimOov1g and learn all about this skilled sportsman.
The Arena Chicks will be in action in the great city of York as well! Former WWE diva and current TNA knockout Mickie James squares off AMBER O'NEAL on night two of this super weekend of matches. Whoever comes out on the losing end Friday night will most definitely be looking for payback in York and with the upcoming Arena Chicks Championship Match on the docket for the near future, if either woman can go 2-0 for the weekend, you've got to think that would make her a top contender!
In a tag-team grudge match PWX Champion RHETT TITUS and COREY HAVOC face CEDRIC ALEXANDER and Ultra J Champion CALEB KONLEY, the team of 7-OH!-4! This one could tear the hosue down with all four of those going at it at the same time. PWX has hired York South Carolina's own SHANE BENFIELD as special referee to try and keep order maintained!
In a huge six man tag-team bout MR. ELITE and "Dem Damn Texans" JIMMY JACK FUNK JR. & ZANE RILEY square off against The Great Outdoorsmen JAKE MANNING & GRIZZLY REDWOOD and world famous Pro Wrestler COLT CABANA.
CRAIG HUFFMAN faces ARIK ROYAL in a battle of Heavyweight Title contenders plus ADAM PAGE, CHIVA KID, JOEY JANETTA, MATT BOYCE and more!
ADVANCED TICKETS FOR YORK CAN BE PURCHASED AT:
YMVA 117 CAROLINA CROSSING -- (803) 628-9622
WING KING 20 NORTH CONGRESS ST -- (803) 684-9434
YORKVILLE SOCIAL CLUB 18 N. CONGRESS ST -- (803) 818-5080
Tickets for YORK are priced at:
Front Row $25.00 in advance $30.00 at the door
Second Row $20.00 in advance $25.00 at the door
Third Row $15.00 in advance $20.00 at the door
General Admission $10.00 in advance $15.00 at the door
Advance tickets are available right now at highspots.com for this huge event!
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