Kenny Omega Working All ROH Global Wars Shows
During ROH’s Death Before Dishonor last weekend, it was announced that Kenny Omega, the current IWGP United States Champion, will be working the promotion’s Global Wars shows next month. It also looks like he will be defending his title on at least one of the shows, as well.
ROH released the following statement on his appearance on the tour:
The Honor Nation in Chicago has always been one of the best and most passionate fan bases so ROH is bringing this show – as the capstone to the already announced Global Wars tour! The event will take place at a NEW LOCATION in Villa Park, Ill., with ROH debuting at the larger Odeum Expo Center, aimed at providing a greater experience to more fans in the Chicagoland area.
It wouldn’t be enough to just add a show for the Chicago fans though. Ring of Honor is thrilled to also announce that Kenny Omega, the current IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, will compete at Global Wars 2017: Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 15.
After negotiations with Omega and Bullet Club, ROHWrestling.com can confirm the news relayed on the Death Before Dishonor XV broadcast: Kenny Omega is now signed to compete on all four Global Wars Tour events! That’s right, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Columbus now join Chicago on “The Cleaner’s” return to the United States!
Omega, a member of Bullet Club’s Elite, won a two-day tournament to crown the first IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion as part of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s first shows in the U.S. on July 1-2 in Long Beach, CA. “The Cleaner” defeated former ROH World Champions Michael Elgin and Jay Lethal in the first two rounds before beating Tomohiro Ishii in the finals.
ROHWrestling.com has learned that the IWGP US Title WILL be on the line in Chicago! Keep it locked into ROHWrestling.com for this very special announcement, which we understand could be announced as quickly as Tuesday, September 26!
Bully Ray Update
If you watched ROH’s Death Before Dishonor Friday night, you saw Bully Ray take a rather nasty looking table shot to the head at the hands of Jay Briscoe. Now, whether he was actually seriously injured or if this is part of a storyline is unknown. But, Bully Ray is going around not saying that his in-ring career may be over.
During an appearance on yesterday’s Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray appeared to give an update on his condition, and from reports, he did not sound well. He said that he does not remember much from the match itself, and when asked about his in-ring career going forward, he said he has concerns, noting “so much so that I’m not even sure if my career should continue.”
Like I said, we don’t know if this is legit or part of a storyline at this time.