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Shelley challenging for ROH title at Summer Supercard, trios match set


The lineup for ROH's Summer Supercard event is starting to take shape.

Alex Shelley will be challenging for the ROH World Championship at the show. Matt Taven is the current champion and is defending his title against Jay Lethal at ROH's Manhattan Mayhem television tapings on July 20.

After taking a hiatus from pro wrestling in July 2018, Shelley returned at June's post-Best in the World tapings and set up that he'd be challenging the winner of Taven vs. Lethal. Shelley, Lethal & Jonathan Gresham vs. The Kingdom (Taven, Vinny Marseglia & TK O'Ryan) is set for ROH's Mass Hysteria show on July 21.

A CMLL trios match has also been announced for Summer Supercard. Caristico, Soberano Jr. & Stuka Jr. will team against Barbaro Cavernario, Hechicero & Templario. Cavernario and Templario will be making their ROH debuts in the match.

Summer Supercard is being held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Friday, August 9, which is during SummerSlam weekend in the city. Summer Supercard will feature wrestlers from ROH, NJPW, CMLL, and the NWA. The show will air live on HonorClub.

Since NJPW's G1 Climax will still be going on, none of the participants in the tournament will be wrestling at Summer Supercard.

NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis will defend his title against a member of Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO, Brody King, or Flip Gordon) at Summer Supercard. In storyline, Scurll gets to choose which of the four Villain Enterprises members will get the title shot.