Other News WEEKEND EVENTS - Sat.: First ROH TV taping, Piper at Crossfire TV, big stars at Top Rope Chaos, more big names kicking off 2013
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-- ROH (Baltimore, Md.): ROH returns to DuBurns Arena in Baltimore for the first TV taping of 2013. Fortunately for ROH in the attendance department, the Baltimore Ravens host an NFL Playoff game on Sunday, rather than on Saturday.
The advertised line-up includes ROH champion Kevin Steen in-person, the Briscoes vs. Coleman & Alexander for the ROH Tag Titles, Adam Cole ve. B.J. Whitmer for the TV Title, Matt Hardy in action, Michael Elgin vs. "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett (w/Maria & Brutal Bob), and the 2013 Top Prospect tournament. [ Event details here ]
-- Crossfire Wrestling (Nashville, Tenn.): Crossfire returns to the Nashville Fairgrounds with the most notable item being Matt Hardy scratched from the show due to a scheduling conflict with ROH. Hardy was scheduled to face Colt Cabana on this show.
The line-up includes a special appearance by Roddy Piper, Carlito vs. Shane Williams for the Crossfire Title, Jillian Hall vs. Cheerleader Melissa, Jerry Lynn continuing his retirement tour teaming with Ricky Morton, and appearances by Kevin Sullivan and "Dirty" Dutch Mantell. [ Event details here ]
-- Top Rope Wrestling (Lexington, Va.): The Top Rope promotion kicks off its 2013 campaign with "New Year's Chaos" featuring Goldust vs. Chris Masters, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan vs. Daivari, and former TNA Knockouts Angelina Love vs. Katie Lea Burchill, who appeared on Wednesday's PWTorch Livecast to preview her appearance. [ Event details here ]
-- TCW (Fort Smith, Ark.): Traditional Championship Wrestling is advertising a TV taping featuring appearances by Diamond Dallas Page, Tommy Dreamer, Bobby Eaton, Alex Kozlov, and Doink the Clown. [ Event details here ]
-- CWF Mid-Atlantic (Gibsonville, N.C.): "New Year's Knockout 2013" kicks off the North Carolina promotion's 2013 campaign. The show sets up the "Chinlock for Chuck" benefit show on January 15 featuring tons of stars including the Hardys re-uniting. [ Saturday event details here ]
-- RCW (San Antonio, Tex.): River City Wrestling kicks off 2013 with "New Year's Evolution 4" featuring a steel cage match for the promotion's top title. [ Event details here ]
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