Yesterday, Keith Harris brought us the news that Samoa Joe is heading back to the company he helped found, where he had his career-making feud with CM Punk - Ring of Honor (ROH).
After the news broke, the Sinclair-broadcasting company quickly rolled out a video and some teasers, all of which can be found in Keith's post. Today, they've rolled out an official announcement, with confirmation of the shows he'll be working:
Ring of Honor is proud of announce the return of the most dominant Ring of Honor World Champion in company history, Samoa Joe!!!
When you speak of legendary names in Ring of Honor one of, if not the first name mentioned in Samoa Joe. He made his debut in Ring of Honor in October of 2002. Within 5 months he would blow through the competition and win the Ring of Honor World Championship. He would hold the ROH World Championship for a record setting 645 days. His title reign would see him engage in legendary matches with CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Homicide and AJ Styles just to name a few.
"The Samoan Submission Machine" will return home to Ring of Honor Saturday March 7, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Who will Samoa Joe be gunning for? Is ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe safe? Is ROH World Television Champion Jay Lethal safe? Is anyone safe? Who do you want to see Samoa Joe face in Ring of Honor?
Do not miss the chance to see a true legend in the prime of his career as Samoa Joe to returns home to Ring of Honor.
* Saturday March 7, 2015 Baltimore, Maryland
* Friday March 13, 2015 Milwaukee, WI
* Saturday March 14, 2015 Chicago Ridge, IL
* Friday March 27, 2015 Redwood City, CA
With his return announced, Samoa Joe and the world will without a doubt have their eyes set firmly on Ring of Honors 13th Anniversary Spectacular, live on Pay Per View this Sunday March 1, 2015.
Several of these dates are tapings for their ROH TV show, but it's interesting that, at least so far, he's not appearing on pay-per-view (PPV), televised or streaming. The Redwood City show is WrestleMania weekend, but while Supercard of Honor is one of their big events, it is usually not available to fans at home until after the event.
What dream matches will we see? Alberto El Patrón is at the top of my list, but there are a lot of intriguing match-ups for Joe in ROH.
Here's hoping he sticks around. That cool with you, or are you still holding out for WWE?