All but one of the entrants for ROH's Women's World Championship tournament have now been revealed.
ROH has announced that Sumie Sakai, Holidead, and Marti Belle will be participants in this summer's Women's World Championship tournament. Sakai was presented with a Ticket to Gold by Maria Kanellis-Bennett on this week's Women's Division Wednesday episode, granting her a spot in the tournament. Kanellis-Bennett then presented Holidead and Belle with Tickets to Gold in a video that ROH uploaded on Thursday night.
Allie Recks was also going to be given a Ticket to Gold by Kanellis-Bennett on this week's Women's Division Wednesday, but Recks is unable to compete in the tournament due to undergoing knee surgery. Recks said she'll be out of action for 8-9 months.
Sakai competed in ROH's first-ever women's match in 2002 and became the first Women of Honor World Champion in 2018.
Holidead has regularly teamed with Thunder Rosa as The Twisted Sisterz during her career. She made her AEW Dark debut on last week's episode and has wrestled for ROH several times previously.
Belle has formerly wrestled for the NWA and TNA/Impact Wrestling. She was also an entrant in WWE's inaugural Mae Young Classic in 2017. Belle appeared for ROH in 2019 when she unsuccessfully challenged Allysin Kay for the NWA Women's World Championship.
The ROH Women's World Championship bracket will be revealed at this Sunday's Best in the World pay-per-view. The tournament will kick off on ROH TV the weekend of Saturday, July 31.
But before the tournament starts, Quinn McKay will face Mandy Leon on the ROH TV episode that begins airing on Saturday, July 17. If McKay wins, she'll get the final spot in the tournament.
McKay, who is part of ROH's broadcast team, lost her first shot to be in the tournament when she was defeated by Angelina Love this May. Leon interfered to help Love win that match. As a stipulation of her win, Love is getting a first-round bye in the tournament.
The ROH Women's World Championship is a new title that's replacing the former Women of Honor World Championship. Here's the updated list of entrants for the title tournament:
- Angelina Love (getting a first-round bye)
- Miranda Alize
- Trish Adora
- Allysin Kay
- Willow Nightingale
- Nicole Savoy
- Mandy Leon
- Max The Impaler
- Alex Gracia
- Sumie Sakai
- Marti Belle