Hiromu Takahashi is coming to Las Vegas for Ring of Honor's 16th Anniversary pay-per-view.
After Dave Meltzer reported earlier this month that Flip Gordon would be facing a wrestler from New Japan Pro Wrestling at the PPV, ROH confirmed today that it will be Gordon vs. Takahashi. Gordon faced Takahashi and KUSHIDA in a triple threat match on the first night of the Honor Rising tour in Tokyo last weekend and got the pin on his Anniversary show opponent. On the second night, Gordon teamed with Ryusuke Taguchi against Takahashi & BUSHI and took the fall.
In post-show interviews on the Honor Rising tour, it was teased that Gordon will be in this year's Best of the Super Juniors tournament.
The card for ROH's 16th Anniversary show took shape at their last two sets of television tapings, and The Young Bucks & Hangman Page defending their Six-Man Tag Team titles against Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky in a Vegas street fight was also officially announced today. Sumie Sakai vs. Hana Kimura in a Women of Honor Championship tournament first round match is set for the pre-show.
Sam's Town Live in Las Vegas will host the PPV on March 9th. The updated card is listed below:
- ROH World Champion Dalton Castle defending against Jay Lethal
- ROH Tag Team Champions Motor City Machine Guns defending against The Briscoes
- ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks & Hangman Page defending against Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky in a Vegas street fight
- Cody vs. Matt Taven
- Marty Scurll vs. Punishment Martinez
- Flip Gordon vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- Sumie Sakai vs. Hana Kimura in a Women of Honor Championship tournament first round match (pre-show)