ROH News: Fit Finlay’s Debut + Benefits From Conflict
— ROH sent out the following today…
Fit Finlay is ready for some “Border Wars”…
Ring of Honor officials held a private press conference on Monday April 2nd in Baltimore and one of the major things that came out of it, something we are extremely excited to announce, is that negotiations have been finalized with one of the most respected wrestlers who has ever set foot in the ring, a near 40-year veteran of the ring wars, to make his ROH debut when we return to Toronto on May 12th!
After much fan demand, and weeks of back-and-forth talks, “The Belfast Bruiser” Fit Finlay comes to Ring of Honor just in time for “Border Wars” at The Ted Reeve Arena! One of the toughest men in the sport, Finlay is as world traveled a wrestler as you are likely to find, has competed against the best competition across decades, won championships everywhere, and now wants to come to ROH to fight the best of the best of today’s crop of athletes.
It has yet to be determined who Finlay will face on May 12th so keep an eye on ROHWrestling.com as well as our official Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts for all the latest news about our live events. In the meantime, make sure you head to the ROH Store and pick up your tickets right here (http://www.rohwrestling.com/live/events/2012/may/12/toronto-ontario-may-12th) for our long awaited return to Toronto & the great Ted Reeve Arena!!!
Also, make sure you check out “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV this weekend for more details on what other huge news came out of that private press conference…
— Direct TV subscribers who don’t have their own local CW channel can now see ROH TV on CW East (channel 394 – WNUV out of Baltimore, MD). Before March 31st, the DirecTV CW East channel was from Washington, DC. That channel is owned by Tribune, and Tribune had forced DirecTV to pull all the Tribune owned local channels as well as WGN America from DirecTV. This is due to a dispute over rights carrier fees. At this time it is not known if DirecTV will return to carrying the Tribune owned CW affiliate if or when the conflicts resolved, but for the time being, the following markets that are getting CW East are:
Lansing/Jackson, MI.(Which already get ROH on their local ABC channel)
Peoria/Bloomington, IL.(Which already gets ROH on their local FOX channel)
Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/San Luis Obispo, CA.
Eau Claire/La Crosse, WI.
Medford/Klamath Falls, OR. (Which already gets ROH on their local CBS channel)
Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX.
Bowling Green, KY.
Grand Junction, CO.
Great Falls, MT.
Twin Falls, ID.
Cheyenne, WY./Scottsbluff, NE.
San Angelo, TX.
Ottumwa, IA./Kirksville, MO.
Presque Isle, ME.
North Platte, NE.
Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, MI. (Which already gets ROH on their local CBS channel)
Joplin, MO/Pittsburgh, KS.