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AJ STYLES RETURNING TO RING OF HONOR AND RUBBING SALT IN THE WOUND FOR TNA IN THE PROCESS

By Dave Scherer on 2013-12-28 15:56:58

The latest word on negotiations between AJ Styles and TNA is that they have fallen apart and the chances are slim that he will be returning to the company any time soon. 

Ring Of Honor just sent out the following press release, announcing Styles return to the company.  In a bit of an FU moment, he will do so at next Saturday's TV taping in Nashville, TN, which of course is the home of the TNA Offices. 

This is a big get for Ring Of Honor in my opinion.

"The Phenomenal One" is back! A true Ring of Honor pioneer and one of the greatest wrestlers in the sport today, AJ STYLES, has been signed to compete once again in an ROH ring on January 4th, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee!  
 
AJ Styles helped put ROH on the map in its early years by displaying his own unique blend of high-flying wrestling and hard hitting strikes. Styles has gone on to be recognized as one of the best wrestlers of our time and recently became the most sought-after free agent in pro wrestling.
 
After finalizing the deal within the last couple hours we can now officially confirm that the long awaited return of AJ Styles to ROH will kick off 2014 in only 1 week at the Nashville Fairgrounds!
 
AJ Styles will face "Mr. ROH" Roderick Strong in Nashville in a huge match that will air on ROH TV the weekend of February 1st! It has been 8 years since Styles competed in ROH while Strong has been one of the most consistent competitors in ROH for the last 10 years. We are excited to welcome AJ back but not too sure that Strong will feel the same way.
 
"I'm excited to return to ROH and the Nashville Fairgrounds.  Lots of history was made that I was part of in both.  Expect more on January 4.  Hope Nashville fans fill that asylum," said AJ
 
In addition to the return of AJ Styles, January 4th marks the return to ROH action of Chris Hero who battles "Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen! Plus Wrestling Legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper will be on hand for a very RARE Meet & Greet Autograph Signing!
 
ROH is starting 2014 off with bang and we are not slowing down! Don't ever pass up the opportunity to experience ROH live! See why we are the best pro wrestling on the planet with the greatest fans in the world.

Tickets to the biggest television taping in ROH history are available HERE!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
AN APPEARANCE BY A LEGEND & TWO BIG MATCHES SIGNED FOR SATURDAY, JAN 4TH, 2014 at the NASHVILLE FAIRGROUNDS
Ring of Honor's first television taping of 2014 is less than two weeks away! On Saturday, January 4th, all the stars of ROH will be in Nashville. This event will host the first rounds of the 2014 Top Prospect Tournament. We can now confirm an appearance by a LEGEND and two more giant matches for
Nashville!
 
ROWDY RODDY PIPER will make a very special appearance Saturday, January 4th for the fans in Nashville. This will be a rare chance to meet a Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer. Autographs will be available for a fee.
 
 
“Mr Wrestling” Kevin Steen vs. Chris Hero
 
Finally, we know Chris Hero's first opponent as he returns to ROH - Kevin Steen! While Hero has already been announced as part of a major tag team match at Wrestling's Finest in Pittsburgh, Nashville will host his very first match back in Ring of Honor.  At Final Battle, Kevin Steen defeated Michael Bennett in a brutal brawl that destroyed the ringside area. While an incredibly talented wrestler in his own right, in recent years former ROH Champion Steen has tended toward ring apron power bombs and steel chairs over trading holds with his opponents.  Nashville is going to see a huge styles clash as he welcomes the technically savvy Chris Hero back to ROH.
 
Chris Hero has made clear he has his sights set on Adam Cole and the ROH World Championship.  His return matches to Ring of Honor will be his chance to prove he is still one of the best wrestlers on the planet, and Hero knows all eyes are on him.  A collision with Kevin Steen could derail the comeback before it's even started - or it could be the catalyst that sends Chris Hero barreling straight toward Adam Cole and Matt Hardy.
 
ROH World TV Championship
ROH World TV Champion “Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa vs Silas Young
 
At Final Battle 2013, Tommaso Ciampa finally captured what has eluded him his entire Ring of Honor career: the ROH World TV Championship. He defeated longest reigning champion Matt Taven and destroyed the HOT at the same time.  Ciampa has persevered a through horrifying injury and rehabilitation to begin 2014 more motivated and dominant than ever before.  In Nashville, he makes his very first TV Title defense against Silas Young!
 
Nigel McGuinness is awarding Silas Young a TV Title opportunity after his Final Battle strap match victory against Mark Briscoe.  Young has been building momentum in ROH and no doubt sees a title victory as a fitting way to kick off the year. Meanwhile, now that he finally holds ROH gold, there is no way Ciampa is losing his title without an all out war to defeat him.  Be there in Nashville to see a huge match between two of the most intense, hardest hitting athletes in Ring of Honor! 
 
Tickets to this television taping are available HERE. Keep checking rohwrestling.com for updated information on our first show of 2014! 
 
 
2014 TOP PROSPECT TOURNAMENT
 
 
SIGNED TO APPEAR
 
- ROH World Champion: Adam Cole
- ROH World Tag Team Champions: reDRagon (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish)
- Jay Briscoe 
- Mark Briscoe
- "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin 
- Jay Lethal 
- Michael Bennett with Maria Kanellis
- Matt Taven
- Roderick Strong
- Cedric Alexander
- Caprice Coleman 
- Plus More
 
"Ring of Honor Wrestling" TV Taping
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Bell time - 7:00 pm CST
 
Tennessee State Fairgrounds/Expo
625 Smith Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
 
Click HERE To Purchase Tickets