Most wrestling fans will recall the battle between Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania VI many years ago. The WWF World title against the WWF Intercontinental title, the winner leaving with both championships. It was a classic, and lives in infamy. This match, between Briscoe and Lethal, with the winner taking home both the ROH World, and TV titles is just as big, and I’d argue, on a “wrestling” standpoint, even bigger. Ring of Honor has always reflected true “wrestling.” It’s not “sports entertainment,” it’s not more about the presentation and theatrics than it is the athletic skill and performance in the middle of the squared circle, it’s not about colorful character, and making fans laugh. Ring of Honor is tradition, skill, and men facing off to see who is “The Best in the World.” With their current records, and title defenses, who can legitimately claim to be better than Briscoe and Lethal? What other titles in wrestling are legitimately defended all over the globe? Do WWE, NXT, Lucha Underground, or other company champions legitimately defend their titles against competitors from all over the planet like Briscoe and Lethal do? These two men have faced challenges from every corner of every Nation and have finally come full circle to stand nose to nose with one another. Both Lethal and Briscoe have proven everything they have to prove and now simply have to fight to see which one really is the greatest wrestler alive today.
I’m excited, anxious, and wishing this bout was getting more hype from the wrestling world than it is. Will ROH actually unify the World and TV titles? If they do, will a new title take the TV title’s place? If not, will there be a tournament for the TV title once the winner between Briscoe and Lethal surrender it? Will the winner between Briscoe and Lethal actually defend both titles? There are so many questions, but the biggest question of all is, are YOU hyping this battle for what it is? A history making moment in wrestling that is the epitome of WRESTLING DONE RIGHT!