New Orleans has been host to a number of major sporting events over the years, so it’s fitting that the Big Easy will be where the challenger for the ROH World Championship at Final Battle is determined. The semifinals and finals of a star-studded No. 1 contender tournament take place at Glory By Honor in New Orleans at UNO Lakefront Arena on October 12.
Lanny Poffo, who entertained millions of pro wrestling fans around the world in the 70s, 80s and 90s with his acrobatics, poems and genius intellect, will appear as a special guest at Glory By Honor. Poffo, a member of a famous wrestling family that includes his brother “Macho Man” Randy Savage and father Angelo Poffo, is a self-professed “huge fan of Ring of Honor”.
He sat in on commentary during the main event of the ROH live event in Atlanta recently. “I don’t want to get in trouble with a lot of my people from the 80s and 90s, but the talent here is better than we were — much better — and I am nothing but a fan,” Poffo said during the show.
Glory By Honor card
- 15-Man Battle Royale: Kenny King, Joe Hendry, Silas Young, Josh Woods, Rhett Titus, Beer City Bruiser, Brian Milonas, Cheeseburger, LSG, Shaheem Ali and TBA
- Number One Contender Tournament Semi-Finals: PCO vs. Dalton Castle
- Number One Contender Tournament Semi-Finals: Marty Scurll vs. Jay Lethal
- Alex Shelley vs. Jonathan Gresham
- Villain Entreprises (Brody King & Flip Gordon) vs LifeBlood (Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams)
- ROH World Tag Team Championship: The Briscoes (c) vs. Luke & PJ Hawx
- WOH World Championship: Angelina Love (c) vs. Kelly Klein
- Number One Contender Tournament Finals
- ROH World Championship: RUSH (c) vs. the winner of the Battle Royale
A dream match the world has pondered is now a superfight that will be witnessed worldwide live on Pay-Per-View. Major League Wrestling (MLW) today announced “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Timothy Thatcher for MLW: Saturday Night SuperFight on Saturday, November 2 live from Cicero Stadium on Pay-Per-View, available on all major cable and satellite systems as well digital pay-per-view on iN DEMAND, Vubiquity DIRECTV and DISH, also available to stream live and on-demand at FITE TV.
Thatcher called out Lawlor recently after a match, challenging the former World Heavyweight Champion to a superfight. Lawlor, never one to shy away from a fight spoke candidly outside his Vegas fight camp: “I’m going to make sure that one missing tooth isn’t the only one when I knock the rest of them down his throat.”
Four weeks before the big showdown his opponent is in deep training in Big Bear, California where, behind closed doors, Thatcher is reportedly training with Douglas James in preparation for Thatcher’s big superfight November 2 live on Pay-Per-View at 8 PM EST (Midnight GMT the next day).
Below is the full announcement from 2K about WWE 2K20 MyCAREER, featuring male and female MyPLAYERs for the first time ever.
WWE 2K19’s MyCAREER upped the ante with a more narrative-driven storyline and fully voiced cutscenes featuring WWE Superstars. WWE 2K20 takes all of that to the next level with a dual male and female MyPLAYER storyline offering a much longer intriguing experience.
IT ALL STARTS AT THE WWE HALL OF FAME
WWE 2K20’s MyCAREER tells the story of Red and Tre, two lifelong best friends who set out to fulfil their dreams together in WWE. This approximately 20-hour experience takes place in the near future on the day of Red and Tre’s WWE Hall of Fame induction. Through reminiscing with WWE Superstars and Legends and the stories they tell during their Hall of Fame speech, Red and Tre flashback to their high school years, first matches, struggles to work their way up on the indies, breaking into NXT, and finally the journey to the top of WWE as they attempt to achieve Hall of Fame-worthy careers.
MyCAREER AT A GLANCE
For the first time ever, create both a female and male MyPLAYER and take them through MyCAREER, playing storylines and matches as each character and occasionally teaming together with the all-new Mixed Tag match feature.
Unlock WWE Legends, Career-specific Superstar attires, original characters and unique environments like “Hell’s Colosseum” and a special New Day themed arena. At one point, Red and Tre cross through an interdimensional portal to try to find the Undertaker who hasn’t been seen in years, encountering various surprises along the way.
MyCAREER is fully voiced again, this year featuring performances from nearly over 40 WWE Superstars, NXT Superstars and legends in addition to over 15 original voiced roles. Interact with newly-voiced Superstars such as Ronda Rousey, The New Day, Becky Lynch, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, The IIconics, Samoa Joe and more.
Track Red and Tre’s career progress with “The List” – as teenagers Red and Tre write down all the goals they’d like to someday achieve, which later becomes their road map to success. Can you cross off their final list item and get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?
At certain points in MyCAREER, the decisions you make affect the matches Red and Tre compete in, who they team with, and possibly even lead to some alternate outcomes. Explore different choices to see what paths they might lead you down.
Podcasts are back this year, including “The Buzz and Cole Show” featuring the return of Buzz and Cole Quinn from WWE2K19’s MyCAREER.
BY THE NUMBERS
Approximately 100 total matches
Over 2,700 lines of dialogue
Over 900 lines of new commentary unique to MyCAREER matches and cutscenes
Over 270 cutscenes
Around 20 hours of total play-through time
34 career goals on Red and Tre’s List
1 bionic arm
All pics and videos courtesy of ROH, MLW, WWE and 2K