It's been a year of growth for Ring Of Honor. Top stars like AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels and Chris Hero have returned to the company. They've ran events in conjunction with New Japan Pro Wrestling, which led to a successful return to iPPV using New Japan's reliable online streaming provider Ustream. They've even had a live television pay-per-view, which should be profitable.
The latest positive move to expand their business is the announcement of three ROH shows in the UK on the weekend of Nov. 28th & 29th, co-promoted by Preston Championship Wrestling (PCW):
This will be the first time ROH have ran events in the UK since March 2007 and thus a return is long overdue. They've chosen good partners for this venture, as PCW is one of the largest independent wrestling promotions in the UK, based in the northern railway town of Preston, and regularly draws close to a thousand traveling fans for its monthly shows, using a combination of British talent and outside attractions. The line-ups haven't been announced yet, but tickets will go on sale tomorrow.
PCW's owner Steven Fludder had this to say about the upcoming SuperShow Of Honor weekend:
"It is a great achievement for us to make this deal work for both parties and I feel the greatest benefit will be seen by the fans who attend. With interest from all over Europe it will be great to welcome ROH to Preston and show them how hard we try to be the best we can be. Just to be associated with ROH is a massive coup for PCW and we really hope this is just the beginning as we could really help promote each other to overseas markets."
Any British Cagesiders excited at this development?