Baltimore, MD (January 23, 2012) - In a first time ever collaboration, Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment Inc. and CHIKARA fuse together to make April 28th, 2012 a Professional Wrestling Holiday in the great wrestling city of Chicago! Although both wrestling leagues are different in presentation, they have one thing 100% in common
.a desire to give the fans of the Chicagoland area a day of Professional Wrestling that only dreams are made of.
The celebration begins in the afternoon with CHIKARA presenting "Hot Off the Griddle" and wraps up in the evening when Ring of Honor presents Unity. This historic day of wrestling festivities all emanates from the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL.
Ring of Honor and CHIKARA officials sealed the deal on this special event last Friday afternoon in Philadelphia, PA. Both offices have come to an agreement that they will go above and beyond to make sure that April 28th, 2012 is a day that will go down in professional wrestling history.
Following that meeting, CHIKARA officials remained in attendance last Friday evening for the Homecoming 2012 event that took place at the Philadelphia National Guard Armory as invited guests of ROH officials. CHIKARA wrestlers were also invited backstage before the event to introduce themselves to fellow ROH wrestlers in relation to the business agreement made for Chicago on April 28th.
Later on in the evening, CHIKARA representatives Jigsaw and Hallowicked entered the Proving Ground against ROH World Tag Team Champions, Mark and Jay Briscoe in an attempt to earn a future ROH Tag Title match. During this bout Jigsaw was pummeled by the Briscoes, driven through a ringside table, yet somehow managed to roll into the ring at the count of 19, albeit in very rough shape.
At this point members of the CHIKARA roster came out to ringside individually in support of their fellow comrades who were in dire straits. Mike Quackenbush, Frightmare, Dasher Hatfield, The Colony, Saturyne, and Ultra Mantis Black all made unexpected appearances leading to the CHIKARA team upsetting the Briscoes and earning that future ROH Tag Team title shot.
The unorthodox and bizarre personalities of CHIKARA definitely made their presence felt at Homecoming 2012 in an unscheduled series of events and it is without question that a few ROH wrestlers, as well as members of the staff, were upset at the fact that the CHIKARA wrestlers went to ringside without permission.
It will be interesting to see what happens on the road to ROH-CHIKARA Synergy on April 28th, 2012. We can officially confirm that the first contest to be announced at ROH Unity is a ROH World Tag Team Championship match with The Briscoe Brothers (if they are still champions) defending against Hallowicked and Jigsaw.
Keep an eye on ROHWrestling.com, as well as CHIKARAPro.com, for more information on both live events including wrestler line-ups, scheduled matches, and any news as this huge day of wrestling gets closer.
Tickets for Ring of Honors Unity event go on sale Wednesday January 25th @ 10AM for Ringside Members, and to the general public on Friday 1/27 @ 10AM at www.ROHWrestling.com
CHIKARA "Hot Off the Griddle"
April 28, 2012
9807 Sayre Avenue in Chicago Ridge, IL
Belltime = 2:00 PM : : Doors = 1:30 PM
Tickets on sale Jan 27th
Ring of Honor Wrestling Unity
Saturday April 28, 2012
9807 Sayre Ave - Chicago Ridge, IL
Tickets on sale Wed 1/25 @ 10AM EST for Ringside Members; Fri 1/27 @ 10AM EST for General Public