Gresham vs. Shelley, Tag Team Title Bout Added To ROH Glory By Honor

Glory By Honor card begins to take shape.

Ring of Honor announced two matches for Glory By Honor on Oct. 12. The first bout will pit Alex Shelley against his former ally Jonathan Gresham. 

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Former allies Alex Shelley and Jonathan Gresham will face each other for the first time at Glory By Honor in New Orleans on Oct. 12.

At first glance, Shelley versus Gresham looks like it should be a classic, ROH-style match, but given Gresham’s newfound willingness to win at any cost, it may not end up being such an “honorable” match.

Shelley issued the challenge to Gresham at the Global Wars Espectacular tour in Dearborn, Mich., earlier this month. Shelley was addressing the crowd and talking about wanting to face the top competitors in ROH when Gresham interrupted him.

Gresham, who was part of the Search and Destroy faction with Shelley and others a couple years ago, said that he and Shelley had talked about restoring honor to ROH, but Shelley dropped the ball by losing to ROH World Champion Matt Taven at Summer Supercard in August. Gresham said he’s been in ROH a few years now and hasn’t been handed opportunities like Shelley has, and that angers him.

Shelley said if Gresham wants to find out how good he really is, they should wrestle each other at Glory by Honor. Gresham walked away without answering, but he later accepted the challenge.

The second announced bout has The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) defending their ROH Tag Team Titles against Luke & Perry Hawx.

Jay Briscoe and veteran independent star Luke Hawx were teammates for the CMLL Grand Prix in Mexico last month, but they will be on opposite sides of a tag team bout at Glory By Honor in New Orleans on Oct. 12.

On that night, Jay and Mark Briscoe will face New Orleans native Hawx and his son, PJ Hawx. If the Briscoes are still ROH World Tag Team Champions at that time, the belts will be on the line.

During a tense exchange between Jay Briscoe and Luke Hawx backstage in Mexico, Hawx challenged Jay and Mark to take on him and his son at Glory by Honor. Jay Briscoe, never one to back down from a fight, quickly accepted. Hawx told Briscoe to bring the belts.

Luke Hawx, who has been wrestling since 1999, has made a handful of appearances in ROH over the years. In 2014, he defeated Adam Page on an ROH live event. He also works as an actor and stuntman and owns his own wrestling promotion, WildKat Sports,

PJ Hawx, a standout wrestler in high school, made his pro wrestling debut two years ago. Luke and PJ formed a successful tag team and are the current champions for Reality of Wrestling, which is owned by Booker T.

ROH Glory By Honor takes place on Oct. 12 from New Orleans. Also scheduled for the event are the Semifinals and Finals of the ROH Title Number One Contender tournament. Lanny Poffo will also be a special guest at the event

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