– A man dressed in what appeared to be a panda costume claimed to be armed with a bomb yesterday outside of the FOX 45 building in Baltimore, which is where the ROH office is located. A security guard at the building said that the man “pretty much said he had a bomb on him and that he ? had a message that he needed to be heard.”The message “pretty much had to do with anything with astronomy ? black holes, the sun, about it being liquid and gas, and he just wanted to say that the government was wrong in thinking about the way they do when it comes to anything in space.”
The man, identified at 25-year-old Alex Brizzi, was shot by police after walking out of the building, but is expected to survive. It was revealed that his bomb was actually chocolate bars wrapped in wires. ROH was mildly affected by the incident, as their production facility was closed for the day, which resulted in their San Antonio Conquest Tour show being delayed on the VOD section of their site. The show has since been uploaded and it is now available here.
– Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Mag spoke with Chris Sabin about reforming The Motor City Machine Guns with Alex Shelley in Ring of Honor. During the interview, Sabin revealed that he has never had any contact with WWE.
“I’ve never heard anything officially from WWE ever since I started wrestling,” Sabin said. “Honestly, I have never had a tryout with them or an official phone call. Though, while we are freelance and don’t have a contract with any company, right now we are only really working exclusively with Ring of Honor.”
Sabin also revealed that he didn’t have a written contract with ROH.
“We have a handshake deal and both of us want to be there,” Sabin noted. “Not only did we agree to be there, but both of us want to be there. We think that the Ring of Honor tag team division is the deepest in wrestling. We have the best tag teams. So we want to be where the best are, so we can prove ourselves. It doesn’t matter how long we haven’t been a team. We have this uniqueness and synergy and this tag-team style we helped make popular that is still fresh and new.”
Sabin also talked about his ROH return and the reaction from fans, why he returned to tag team wrestling, the WWE style evolving and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.