This weekend, Ring Of Honor Wrestling is back with 3 consecutive shows as they host the Global Wars tour from Dearborn, MI on the 6th, Chicago, IL on the 7th, and Milwaukee, WI on the 8th to close the tour. In years past, ROH would co-host the event with New Japan Pro Wrestling, where we would see a series of fantastic matches from the two promotions.
This year, ROH is teaming with its other tag partner promotion, Consejo Mundial De Lucha Libre (CMLL) as they host the Global Wars Tour Espectacular. Over the last several weeks, we have seen some developing situations that may culminate during the tour and at future events for both promotions, but the one certain thing is that the ROH audience is set to enjoy a diverse and exciting card for each night.
We now have the cards for the first two nights and will be back later this week for the final night of matches to preview. Here are the following matches for night one of Global Wars Espectacular:
Global Wars Espectacular Night 1 (9/6/19)
Matt Taven & Vincent vs. Volador Jr. & Triton
Volador Jr. and Matt Taven have had a rivalry spanning a year. The two teamed up at CMLL’s biggest event, the 85th Aniversario event back in September of last year when the two teamed up to face RUSH & Barbaro Cavernario. What resulted was typical Kingdom shenanigans when Taven double-crossed Volador Jr. after the main event tag match leading to both Matt Taven and Volador Jr. losing their hair.
Volador Jr. vowed to get revenge and this past week at CMLL’s Gran Prix event from Arena Mexico, Volador Jr. redeemed some of his revenge when he took Matt Taven out of the Gran Prix match and pinning the ROH World Champion essentially disqualifying him from the match for Team World, and making him the number 1 contender for the ROH World Title.
The two will face off on Saturday’s show but before that, they’ll meet up in a tag match as Volador Jr. teams with Triton and Taven teams with one of his Kingdom partner, Vincent. Will Volador Jr. be able to get the upper hand on Taven before their one-on-one match on Saturday? or will Taven make Volador Jr. pay for his efforts from the Gran Prix match?
Marty Scurll, PCO, Brody King and Flip Gordon vs. Rey Bucanero, Okumura, Hechicero, and Barbaro Cavernario
In what’s expected to be a car crash of a match in the best way possible, Villain enterprises face off against four of CMLL’s featured stars, but can Villain Enterprises focus and dominate as they have usually been doing? As of late, we have seen some unusual things happen with Villain Enterprises from Brody King and Marty Scurll having some difficulty clicking as a team and with PCO’s recent wiring problems, leading to him getting stitches recently from a suicide dive that went wrong. Whatever their problems are, they will have to focus on a team that has over a combined 60 years of experience in the squared circle.
Bandido vs. Jay Briscoe
For the first time, the international superstar, Bandido, a man that made his name over in Mexico for such promotions as AAA Lucha Libre, and here in the states with PWG, faces off against one of the cornerstones of Ring Of Honor wrestling. A star whose been with the company since the beginning, Jay Briscoe. Bandido puts his talents to the test. While Bandido has been on a roll since coming to Ring Of Honor, Jay Briscoe has defeated them all. What will happen when the two meet one-on-one.
Dalton Castle & Joe Hendry vs. Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham
Night one of ROH Global Wars opens up with a couple of teams who come in with issues of their own. At the recent ROH Television tapings from Atlanta, GA at Centerstage, The Prestigious One Joe Hendry made his debut by interrupting Dalton Castle during a promo. Hendry vowed to be the most entertaining personality in ROH, which is something Dalton Castle has an issue with. This is sure to cause a clash between the two down the road, but both men must face off against another team that has ongoing problems.
Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham have teamed for quite some time, but it wasn’t until Gresham seemed to have gotten sick of the honorable ways of Ring Of Honor after coming short in his matches where coincidentally, began to win his matches, by not such Honorable ways as such when Gresham defeated Silas Young in a pure rules match via a low blow. Lethal on the other hand still tries to honor the ways of ROH during his matches but has also managed to find himself in a losing streak. His losing ways can be traced back to his lost at ROH G1 Supercard Of Honor at Madison Square Garden. Can these two be able to work well together come Friday night? or will things explode with both? And what about Hendry and Castle who seem to mesh like oil and water. What will we see from both men from they have to be forced to tag together?
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