When you think of Ring of Honor champions, you think of names like Bryan Danielson, Low Ki, the American Wolves, the Briscoes, and others, who carried ROH’s main championships with the honor and respect they deserve. However, 2013 has not been a good year for the honor in ROH, with SCUM attempting to burn the company to the ground all throughout the year until they were rid out of the company in Steel Cage Warfare many moons ago.
Just as it seemed like a new dawn had come for ROH, Adam Cole shocked the world at Death Before Dishonor XI when, after winning the ROH World Championship fair and square, turned his back on the fans that had feverishly chanted “Next World Champ” at him throughout his journey by superkicking a returning Jay Briscoe in the back of the head and viciously assaulting Michael Elgin, the man who he had cleanly pinned mere minutes ago.
Now, the landscape of ROH is filled again with a evil, albeit a different type that is more alike to the Seven Deadly Sins. Matt Taven, the ROH World Television Champion, and his manager Truth Martini represent lust, the World Tag Team Champions reDRagon stand for pride, and Adam Cole is the equivalent of gluttony.
Not wanting this to consume the company, ROH Matchmaker Nigel McGuinness has booked C&C Wrestle Factory, Jay Lethal and Michael Elgin against the four champions in an eight-man elimination tag team match for the ages with an added stipulation that, if one of the all-stars pins Cole, they will get a shot at the ROH World Championship