Ring of Honor Champion Kevin Steen defends his title against Davey Richards this afternoon in an anything goes match on Internet pay-per-view Best in the World: Hostage Crisis. If Richards loses, he’ll never get another shot at the belt. Richards is again talking about retiring by the end of 2013.
ROH had major issues delivering the promotion’s last couple of iPPVs. I’m leery of ordering today’s show, and I was already on the fence due to an OK card. Speaking of the card:
Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) defend the tag-team titles against the All Night Express (Rhett Titus and Kenny King).
Fit Finlay challenges “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin.
Roderick Strong defends the TV title against Jay Lethal and “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa in a three-way elimination match.
“Die Hard” Eddie Edwards takes on “Notorious 187” Homicide.
Adam Cole meets his former Future Shock partner, Kyle O’Reilly, in a “hybrid fighting rules” match.
The Briscoe Brothers meet Truth Martini’s mystery team, billed as “The Guardians of Truth.”
Also scheduled to appear are “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett with Maria Kanellis and Steve Corino.