- Ring of Honor has announced a new Six-Man Tag Team Title with champions being crowned in September. Full details are below:
ROH TO INTRODUCE WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Six-man tag team matches have been a highlight of Ring of Honor events for years, and now competitors in those bouts will have something to fight for other than pride and the winner's share of the purse.
The inaugural ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions will be crowned in an eight-team tournament that begins at the end of September. This will be the first time in six years that ROH has created a new title.
Teams expected to compete in the tournament include: Bullet Club, The Cabinet (Rhett Titus, Kenny King and Caprice Coleman) and the current World Tag Team Champions The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) and Kamaitachi.
Six-man matches are a staple of Lucha Libre (where they are referred as trios matches), and with ROH's recent partnership with Mexico's CMLL promotion, the timing couldn't be better for ROH to introduce a six-man tag title.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling, also a partner of ROH, introduced the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship this past January with a tournament that was won by The Briscoes and Toru Yano.
ROH's new championship will mark the first time a major U.S.-based promotion has had a six-man tag team title in nearly 30 years.
Roy McClarity, Pat O'Connor & Yukon Eric were the first NWA 6-Man Champions crowned over 60 years ago. In the '80s, the NWA created a six-man tag title that was held by the likes of Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors, and in World Class Championship Wrestling, the legendary feud between The Freebirds and The Von Erichs often revolved around that promotion's six-man tag title.
The tournament gets underway at All Star Extravaganza weekend in Lowell, MA on Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st, and continues on Oct. 29th in Baltimore.
The finals will take place at Final Battle on Dec. 2nd at The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom.
Check back with ROHWrestling.com for updates on this historic tournament.
- Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling issued the following this week:
Global Force Wrestling will partner with the Tennessee State Fair to provide action-packed professional wrestling on the midway on each night of the fair, from Sept. 9-18.
The Fairgrounds in Nashville has a long and storied history with professional wrestling and with GFW co-founder Jeff Jarrett, and he's proud to bring his new brand home.
"I can't tell you how excited we are to be involved with the Tennessee State Fair," Jarrett said. "I've been to the fair as a kid, I've brought my kids, and I've wrestled here literally hundreds of times.
"Wrestling's roots are in state and county fairs, and GFW recently had a successful show at the Porter County Fair in Valparaiso, Indiana. This is a great fit for our brand, and we look forward to seeing some longtime fans and making some new ones."
The Tennessee State Fair's 2016 theme is "A Tennessee Tradition, " as the fair was inaugurated more than 150 years ago. It features arts and crafts, explores agriculture, and allows attendees to have new and exciting experiences in a family-friendly atmosphere.
"What could be a better fit with our theme than professional wrestling and Tennessee's own Jeff Jarrett?" fair manager Scott Jones said. "Wrestling is part of the fabric of the Fairgrounds, and adding it to all of the attractions we have at the fair should only add to the entertainment value for all who attend."
For more information about the Tennessee State Fair including ticket prices and sponsors, visit tnstatefair.org.