On May 15, 2015, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling are putting on a joint event in Toronto. It’ll probably be lots of fun! Let’s see what’s scheduled to go down.
Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @BradFGN and @indiandeathlock.
The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett with Maria Kanellis) vs. Matt Sydal & Jushin Thunder Liger
So, these Kingdom boys are the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions now, and Maria has a win in New Japan over Amber Gallows. At the last NJPW show, Liger, on commentary, described getting motorboated by Maria and said, well, “It was like having two giant gummy bears against my face” more or less. Then Liger made this hilarious motorboat sound like “pururum pururum” and I swear I’m not making this up. Anyway, I’m sure there will be antics. I am hyped as ever for any Liger match all the time forever and amen.
Interest Level: (/ω＼)
Prediction: The Kingdom are victorious.
Maria Kanellis vs. Jushin Liger is the hottest feud of the NJPW/ROH shows. The idea of a Matt Sydal and Jushin Liger team just seems like a perfect idea. The Kingdom should have instant chemistry with a team like this and the match should be good. Hopefully they do that over the top rope doomsday on the floor during the week shows at some point.
Interest Level: 8/10
Prediction: The Kingdom win
The Kingdom has been so impressive in Japan that they were even able to capture tag team gold. Japan was just what Kingdom needed to boost their stock and looked at as more credible performers. Sydal and Liger should be a pretty good tandem, the ROH faithful should treat Liger as a big star and it will be a hot match to open the show. I am going with Kingdom to take the win here.
Interest Level: 6/10
Prediction: The Kingdom win
Everyone thinks they could run their own wrestling company, but we’re determined to prove it, with the Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft!
Making their picks in the following order will be:
You can see the draft’s introduction and rules here. The picks so far are:
- Round One: Daniel Bryan, John Cena, CM Punk, Jeff Hardy.
- Round Two: Gedo, Brock Lesnar, Sami Zayn, Dean Ambrose.
- Round Three: Christian, Kevin Steen, Prince Devitt, Seth Rollins.
- Round Four: Shelton Benjamin, The Young Bucks, Austin Aries, AJ Styles.
- Round Five: Shane Strickland, Antonio Cesaro, reDRagon, Bobby Roode.
- Round Six: Samoa Joe, Bad Influence, Ricochet, Gail Kim.
- Round Seven: Davey Boy Smith Jr., American Wolves, Akira Tozawa, Time Splitters.
- Round Eight: Forever Hooligans, William Regal, Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano, Sheamus.
- Round Nine: Athena, Adam Cole, Big E. Langston, Jay Lethal.
- Round Ten: Jessicka Havok, AJ Lee, Kana, Jeremy Borash.
Let the eleventh round begin!
Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Eleven
Brad’s pick: HIROSHI TANAHASHI
I went with Hiroshi Tanahashi because while he is young, he has the experience as being in the top position with New Japan Pro Wrestling. He carries himself like a complete star and his charisma is only that I can describe as The Beatles.
His work ethic and his dedication to the art form of pro wrestling is almost unmatchable. While he can do his share of high flying, he is a very solid worker. He has drawn sold out crowds in some of the largest arenas and is the definition of a global superstar. Continue reading