Ring of Honor (ROH) previously announced Kenny Omega would defend his IWGP United States Championship at its Global Wars events in Chicago, but the company apparently made an error with their announcement. On Tuesday morning, ROH issued a clarification about Omega’s status with the IWGP United States Championship and its October show.
“Ring of Honor issues a correction Tuesday Morning regarding yesterday’s announcement for the Global Wars event in Chicago. It was announced in error that Kenny Omega would be defending the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. However, at this time, there is no confirmation on the US title being defended on October 15th. Nonetheless, it is indeed confirmed that Kenny Omega will be competing at this event, as well as the Young Bucks, Marty Scurll, Cody, and many other stars from NJPW and ROH in what will be a very special night for Chicago.”
Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (8/2/17) at 10AM ET for Ringside Members and Friday morning (8/4/17) at 10AM ET for the general public. Stay tuned to rohwrestling.com for more updates and information regarding the Global Wars tour and other great Ring of Honor events to come.”
What ROH Did Wrong
As Top Rope Press reported on Monday, the promotion originally promoted Omega would defend his championship “for the first time on U.S. soil.” While the card is always subject to change, it was hinted Omega would keep his title through October for the joint Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling show.
Omega became the inaugural IWGP United States Champion after a two-day G1 Climax Special tournament last month.