Yesterday, Ring of Honor announced that the upcoming ROH International Cup tournament during their UK tour, Honor Re-United, will be televised in full for three days, live on PPV on the FITE App. The tournament runs for the first two nights, with the winner getting an ROH World Championship title shot on the third night. It will mark the second ROH UK-branded co-production this year with fellow IWGP Conception member Revolution Pro UK (RevPro), following on May 26, 2018’s Honor United event, but first on the FITE App (Honor United aired on Honor Club, ROH’s streaming network, exclusively). ROH has seen great success with their co-branded NJPW shows, War of the Worlds and Global Wars, and it looks like ROH could be looking to add RevPro co-brands on the docket going forward as well, should this event prove to be successful. NJPW has been doing co-productions with RevPro since last year, with War of the Worlds UK, as well as working alongside RevPro for this year’s recent Strong Style Evolved UK event. With World of Sport taking to mainstream television last weekend and WWE launching NXT UK shortly after this past weekend’s first tapings, the UK market has become a battleground. But thankfully, ROH has been in these waters for a while now.
From ROH’s press release:
July 31, 2018 – New York – Today, FITE TV and Ring of Honor Wrestling announced that the ROH Re-United Tour will be available exclusively on the FITE TV platform through a unique sponsorship of the inaugural ROH International Cup.
The first ever ROH International Cup will be contested on the first two days of the tour starting in Edinburgh on Thursday, August 16th, Doncaster on Saturday August 18th and then the winner will get a shot at the ROH World Championship Title on Sunday August 19th in London. The three-day tour will feature many of the stars of Ring of Honor including Jay Lethal, Marty Scurll, The Young Bucks, Punishment Martinez, Tenille Dashwood, and The Briscoes, plus such international stars as Mark Haskins and Joe Hendry. Go to www.FITE.tv to order the events and to get the entire line up of matches.
The ROH Re-United Tour will be available at a price of $14.99 USD per show or $29.99 USD for the all three events, only on the FITE TV network.
FITE, the premium digital live streaming network for viewing combat sports globally, is available worldwide and its programming content features Pro Wrestling, Boxing, MMA and Kickboxing. FITE is available as a free mobile app on iOS and Android mobile devices, on the web at www.FITE.tv and on the Roku, Apple TV and Android TV boxes.
“FITE has had a long and outstanding relationship with ROH as a distributor of its programming,” said Michael Weber, FITE COO. “We are excited to sponsor this multi-day ROH International Cup Tournament.”
“ROH is looking forward to an exciting three-day series of events in the UK and in establishing the importance of the annual International Cup as we continue to expand our brand. FITE has been a great distribution partner along the way and we hope this unique opportunity is a win for everyone, especially the fans,” said Greg Gilleland, ROH’s General Manager.
Visit www.FITE.tv for more information on streaming ROH Honor Re-United live!
Here’s the first round match-ups for night one.