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Cody vs. Minoru Suzuki set for ROH Death Before Dishonor XV


Minoru Suzuki's first match in the United States in over 25 years will be for the Ring of Honor World Championship.

It was announced on ROH TV this week that Cody Rhodes would be defending his title against Suzuki in the main event of the promotion's Death Before Dishonor XV pay-per-view in Las Vegas on September 22nd.

Ian Riccaboni and Colt Cabana set up that Cody had issued an open challenge before a video package hyping Suzuki as a feared competitor was shown, with the storyline being that Cody wasn't happy about Suzuki being revealed as his opponent.

Cody had previously tweeted that facing Suzuki was one of his dream matchups.

Dalton Castle had appeared to be next in line to challenge for Cody's title, but there was an injury angle with Cody attacking him on the War of the Worlds UK tour.

Both Suzuki and KUSHIDA will be heading from New Japan Pro Wrestling's tour to ROH for the Death Before Dishonor PPV weekend. Dave Meltzer noted in the most recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the only other US match that he could find for Suzuki was against Ken Shamrock on March 20th, 1992.