Tons Of Backstage ROH News, Joe/Booker TNA Plans, Loads More

Samoa Joe vs. Booker T in some type of stipulation match (First Blood or I Quit seems most likely) seems likely to headline TNA's September PPV. Sting may end up as the referee or special enforcer.

TNA is said to be very happy with their TV ratings in Australia and could soon put together an Australian tour.


ROH Champion Nigel McGuinness has opened up his official website at

ROH does eventually want to get a TV deal, but they are aware of how a TV deal can hurt them, as the original ECW's TV deal with TNN ended up hurting them. No TV deal is on the horizon, but it is a goal the promotion has.

The 7/26 Detroit PPV taping will start airing on 9/26.

Jigsaw will return from his rib injury on 8/1 in Connecticut.

Austin Aries vs. Tyler Black has been added to the 8/15 ROH show in Cleveland, OH.

ROH is expecting over 1000 fans for their Toronto debut on 7/25, as advance ticket sales remain strong. Here is the current card.

* Nigel McGuinness vs. Kevin Steen for the ROH Title
* Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black vs. Austin Aries & Jay Briscoe in a No DQ Match
* Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli
* Roderick Strong vs. Naomichi Marafuji
* Erick Stevens vs. Go Shiozaki


Here is the updated card for the ROH PPV taping in Detroit on 7/26.

* Nigel McGuinness vs. Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH Title
* Tyler Black vs. Bryan Danielson
* Chris Hero & Go Shiozaki vs. Roderick Strong & Naomichi Marufuji