Ring of Honor (ROH) will be back on pay-per-view (PPV) next month with February 26's 14th Anniversary show from Las Vegas, and they took a step in building to that show by announcing its main event.
World titleist Jay Lethal will be defending his title in a Triple Threat against former ROH champion Adam Cole, and Cole's old Futureshock tag partner Kyle O'Reilly.
The bout was set-up at back the company's September 2015 PPV, All-Star Extravaganza VII. O'Reilly was on the verge of fulfilling his career goal of winning the ROH World title in the final match of the night. Lethal's manager, Truth Martini, and other members of the House of Truth were trying as usual to tip the scales in the champ's favor, but the three-time ROH tag champ was holding his own. At the end, Cole arrived to assure a level playing field for his old partner - only to reaffirm his heel status by attacking Kyle and allowing Jay to escape with the belt once again.
At December 2015's Final Battle show, Cole cheated his way to a win over O'Reilly while Lethal won a battle with AJ Styles to keep his belt. With that win, the Panama City native became #1 contender, but ROH matchmaker Nigel McGuinness checked the tape and made the match a Triple Threat.
Lethal has been champ since June's Best in the World, and with O'Reilly and Cole focused on their personal issues, circumstances seem set for him to sneak out of another show with the belt. We'll find out in a month if that's the case.
This is the first match confirmed for the card. Tickets are still available for 14th Anniversary here.