ROH: New Women’s Championship, COO Joe Koff on 2020 Plans, New Matches for Past vs. Present

ROH Announces Women’s Tournament to Crown New Women’s Championship

Ring of Honor announced that they will be replacing their current Women of Honor World Championship with a new ROH Women’s World Championship.

ROH will be holding a women’s tournament to crown the inaugural ROH Women’s World Champion starting at their Quest for Gold event on April 24th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eight first-round matches for the tournament will be taking place at this event.

Official press release:

An exciting new era in women’s wrestling in Ring of Honor is imminent.

To emphasize ROH’s commitment to women’s wrestling, a new Ring of Honor Women’s World Championship has been created. This title will replace the Women of Honor Title and carry the utmost prestige as only the best competitors will earn its gold.

The tournament to crown the inaugural champion begins with eight first-round matches at “Quest For Gold” on Friday, April 24 at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena. The tournament will feature talent from all over the world, including some new faces who have never competed in ROH.

“Quest For Gold” tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. ET for HonorClub members and Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. ET for the general public.

The first women’s match in ROH history took place in 2002, the company’s first year in existence. In the ensuing years, some of the best women’s wrestlers in the sport competed in an ROH ring, including Sara Del Rey, Mickie James, Amazing Kong, Mercedes Martinez, MsChif, Cheerleader Melissa and Daizee Haze, who all paved the way for the current generation of female talent in ROH.

The ROH Women’s World Championship will take women’s wrestling in ROH to the highest level. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness history in the making at Quest for Gold!

ROH COO Joe Koff on Company’s Plans for 2020

During this past weekend’s Free Enterprise event in Baltimore, Maryland, ROH COO Joe Koff opened the show with an official statement that outlined the company’s plans and goals for this year.

“As 2020 is underway, I want to first take this moment to thank everybody in the Ring of Honor family for everything that they continue to contribute to our company. That includes our wrestlers, our staff , our vendors and most importantly, you our fans. We owe you the utmost gratitude. This year, we’re gearing up for probably one of the biggest steps forward ever and I really hope everyone will enjoy the direction we are headed.

For starters, we are bolstering our infrastructure and taking big steps in every department to improve The Fan Experience, whether it’s at a live event, on TV or any of our digital platforms. Fans can expect better value from the Honor Club. We are working on improving the experiences, adding the entire back catalog and features that we truly believe will make it the best subscription service in professional wrestling. When we launched it, it was meant to be more than than a Network, and we will live up to that.

Lastly, #ROHCares will be more of a focus than ever as we apply this to everything we do. Over the years, ROH stars have visited children’s hospitals and youth groups. We provided thousands of tickets to U.S. veterans via through our Vet Tix program and we thak you for your service.

Now tonight, we extend this initiative to all our fans with Free Enterprise. So we thank you all for coming and hope you enjoy what you see. This is the best professional wrestling on the planet and Together We Are Family”

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New Matches Announced for Card of ROH Past vs. Present

ROH recently announced two new matches for the card of their Past vs. Present event on March 14th in Las Vegas, Nevada:
– Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe
– Generation Next (Alex Shelly & Matt Sydal) vs. Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll & Flip Gordon)