Ring of Honor has announced the latest participants for the ROH Pure Title tournament and the ROH Women's World Title tournament.
Alex Shelley was announced today for the 16-man tournament to crown a new ROH Pure Champion.
Doug Williams and Jonathan Gresham were announced for the Pure Title tournament earlier this week.
As we've noted, ROH is bringing the Pure Title back and the new champion will be crowned with the tournament that kicks off at ROH Pure Excellence night one in Columbus, OH on Friday, April 10. Night two will take place on Saturday, April 11 in Pittsburgh, PA, and the quarterfinals will be held at ROH Battlestarr 2020 in New York City on Thursday, April 23. There's no word yet on when the semifinals and the finals will take place.
ROH previously retired the Pure Title back in 2006 after first introducing it in 2004. Pure Rules matches are bouts where closed-fist punches are illegal, and each competitor is allowed three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfalls during the match, and after that, pinfalls and submissions on or under the ropes would be legal.
ROH also announced Angelina Love for the 16-woman tournament to crown the inaugural ROH Women's World Champion.
Kellyanne and Sumie Sakai were announced for the Women's World Title tournament earlier this week.
The women's tournament will begin with eight first-round matches on Friday, April 24 in Philadelphia, PA at the ROH Quest For Gold event.
Stay tuned for updates on both tournaments.
•Quest For Gold•— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) February 26, 2020
ROH Women's World Title Tournament #QuestForGold begins in Philadelphia April 24th at the 2300 Arena!
Signed to compete: @ActualALove
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•Pure Title Tournament•— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) February 26, 2020
Tournament to crown ROH Pure Champion begins at #PureExcellence in Columbus, OH on April 10 and Pittsburgh, PA on April 11.
Signed to compete: @fakekinkade
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