This match won't just be for bragging rights though, when Jay Lethal and "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin lock up, it will be with a future World Title Match at stake!
"Both Jay and I have had our opportunities to dethrone Kevin Steen." said Michael Elgin to ROHWrestling.com, "We both failed to become champion, that is entirely on us. We both gave Steen everything we had and it wasn't enough for either of us to claim the title. I don't know about Jay, but if he is anything like me, he won't blame his loss in Chicago on anything or anyone else but himself. If he is anything like me, that loss will become fuel, motivation, that loss will become the driving force for his existence. Like me, Jay will see the World Title in his sleep. It will consume his dreams, his training, and become the sole purpose for his life. That is how important it is for both of us to become champion, but only one of us can achieve that dream Jay. It will be me, that is a guarantee I am making myself and I am making to you. I will be the number one contender after New York City and then I will be World Champion!"
Can Elgin make his words reality? Or will it be Lethal who leaves NYC with a title match waiting in the wings? Find out live on iPPV when Jay Lethal and "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin collided in a #1 Contender's Match at "Supercard of Honor VII"!
Special Challenge Match
"Machine Gun" Karl Anderson vs. Roderick Strong
As reported in the 3/13 Newswire, Roderick Strong told Nigel McGuinness he wanted the best competition for the sold-out "Supercard of Honor VII" iPPV event on April 5th in NYC. Well the word has gotten back to ROHWrestling.com that McGuinness has found his man and it is none other than Karl "Machine Gun" Anderson!
Anderson may only have two previous ROH appearances under his belt ("Survival of the Fittest 2007" & "Chaos At The Cow Palace") but this 11-year veteran of the ring wars is a highly decorated, world traveling competitor of the highest caliber. A former GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, former IWGP Tag Team Champion, and winner of the 2009 G1 Climax Tag League alongside Giant Bernard, Anderson also claimed victory in the 2012 World Tag League with Hirooki Goto as his partner. Anderson also recently challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in February but was unsuccessful in his first ever attempt to claim that title.
Now Anderson heads to The Big Apple for his first ROH appearance in almost six years and will go head-to-head with one of Ring of Honor's hardest hitters in Roderick Strong!
"It's been awhile but this isn't the first time me and Karl have locked up." said Roderick to ROHWrestling.com, "He's gone on to have a little bit of success here and there and I've become Mister ROH, Mister Triple Crown, the hardest working man in this locker room bro. I'm glad Nigel went and found me some real competition for New York though cause I could certainly use the workout after having to dumb it down lately for that meathead Elgin. This is the match that should be for a shot at the World Title man, not anything involving that clown. Keep an eye on me in New York Nigel cause after the beating I'm going to lay on Anderson, you won't have a choice but to get me into that title picture."
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