BRISTOL, Pennsylvania (January 20, 2009) Ring of Honor Wrestling is proud to announce the addition of a new secondary singles title The ROH World Television Championship into active competition. Beginning February 5, 2009 as part of the next HDNet National Television tapings in Philadelphia, Ring of Honor will host an 8-Man Championship Tournament to crown the inaugural champion.
Weve been talking about adding a secondary championship for some time, said ROH President Cary Silkin. Not only will this give the athletes of Ring of Honor another tremendous goal to work towards, it will also give our great partner, HDNet, a championship that is sure to be defended on the television program. Were happy to publicly give thanks to HDNet for giving us the chance to add this title to the television show, and to All Star Championship Belts for bringing the actual belt to life.
The ROH World Television Title Tournament will play out over the course of the six episodes of Ring of Honor Wrestling that are set to be filmed over the February 5/6 weekend at the Arena in South Philadelphia. The tournament brackets and seeding will be unveiled over the course of the coming days.
ROH Vice President Sydney Eick added, Its an exciting time to be sure; the Television title will bring an added level of competition and intrigue to the show, and were all looking forward to it.
Ring of Honor Wrestling airs Monday at 8pm EST on HDNet. For more information on the program please visit www.hd.net/ringofhonor.
`````````imo a great idea. this is something that i think they always needed, even when they had the pure title, but especially after they got rid of it, which was dumb.
i also love the belt. anybody who knows any wrestling history can tell this is the old nwa world tv title design, which i think is great. so many new belts are fucking ugly, when so many 80s belts were great. i do think its funny that the belt says television "heavyweight" champion on it, when their world title doesnt say heavyweight, but i know you wouldnt want to mess up and change the design.