Bandido is set to make his ROH debut against PJ Black at Honor Reigns Supreme on Jan. 13.
ROH made the match official today, putting out the following statement on their website:
Bandido was the talk of the professional wrestling world when he went from relative unknown to main event of the biggest independent wrestling event of all time. A fourth-generation wrestler, Bandido has made a name for himself around the globe. In addition to wrestling in his native Mexico, the 23-year-old luchador has competed extensively in Japan as well as the UK, Australia and on U.S. independents, most notably Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
In September, Bandido competed in PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles and advanced to the finals, where he was defeated by current ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb. Earlier that month, he teamed with fellow masked stars Rey Mysterio and Fenix against The Golden Elite (The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi) in the main event of the All In pay-per-view.
But while Bandido has seen his stock rise rapidly, he faces an opponent who has been competing globally since the age of 16, a man who left everything in South Africa to pursue and obtain international superstardom in “The Darewolf” PJ Black!
Black has competed in main events all over the globe, wrestling in more countries, 63, than just about any other wrestler and in nearly every state, 48. Black’s rise to the top in some ways mirrored Bandido’s but now both are in ROH, looking to climb the Championship ladders!
Bandido is set for the Jan. 12 ROH event in Atlanta, but no matches have been announced. Here's a look at the updated card for Honor Reigns Supreme:
ROH World Title
Jay Lethal (c) vs. Dalton Castle
Women of Honor Title
Kelly Klein (c) vs. Jenny Rose
Villain Enterprises (PCO, Marty Scurll & Brody King) vs. The Briscoes & Silas Young
The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O'Ryan & Vinny Marseglia vs. Delirious, Luchasaurus & Shane Helms
Bandido vs. PJ Black