A back injury forced AJ Styles to the sidelines for several weeks, but the former world heavyweight champion has decided that now is the time to return to the ring. Styles worked a match for New Japan this week. He is expected to head back to the United States soon to work a pay per view for ROH. Styles had previously been forced to miss a couple of television taping with the company.
November 7, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the back injury that AJ Styles is currently suffering from. Styles is deal with a sciatic nerve problem, a condition that is made worse by bumping in the ring during a wrestling match. Though he could risk doing more damage, Styles has insisted that he is going to continue his wrestling career. Styles is expected to work a big show for ROH soon.
October 29, 2015
A champion is only as good as the contenders that he works programs with. Jay Lethal is about to get quite the boost as the ROH Heavyweight Champion. AJ Styles won a fatal four way match this week, and he is now the top challenger for the belt. No word yet on when the match will take place, but it should do wonders for Lethal and his profile. Lethal is more than likely going to hold on to the belt.
September 19, 2015
Those that watched Battleground last night got to see a good amount of apron moves, including a particularly impressive splash by Big E Langston during the tag team championship match. Apparently, WWE has been instructing their performers to do more of that. While more details are not available yet, there is a belief that it has something to do with ROH.
July 20, 2015
Since there was so much confusion within the internet wrestling community over the situation, ROH decided to release an official statement in regards to Samoa Joe working the television taping on June 20, 2015. Even though he is under contract with WWE, he will honor his contract and work the tag team match with AJ Styles. It is being billed as his final appearance.
June 9, 2015
Since he was such a big building block for the company for years, TNA wanted to bring back AJ Styles for a hall of fame induction ceremony. He was also offered the chance to work a top billed match at Slammiversary. Unfortunately, neither of that will be happening as Styles has rejected the offer. His priorities right now are said to be ROH and New Japan. An induction later on has not been ruled out by either side just yet.
June 2, 2015
During a recent interview, Kevin Owens revealed that Al Snow is not a very big fan of ROH. He mentioned that Snow once attended one of the shows when Owens was still working for the promotion. While he did not hear the words himself, Owens stated that the fans in the audience had informed him that Snow basically ripped every single match that he watched. Snow has a history of being against the independent style of wrestling.
May 31, 2015
A very big moment is happening in ROH. There is going to be an epic match between Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe on June 19, 2015 in New York City. After a very long buildup to this moment, both the World Heavyweight Championship and World Television Championship will be on the line, with one man walking away as a double champion. Ring of Honor is banking big time on this pay per view being able to draw in new fans.
May 18, 2015