Jimmy Havoc is the first entrant in the International Cup.
Ring of Honor is returning to the United Kingdom this August for the Honor Re-United tour which will include the first ever International Cup. Four wrestlers from United Kingdom will face off with four wrestlers from the United States in singles matches. The winner of the single elimination tournament will face the Ring of Honor World Champion on the last show of the tour in London.
The first of eight wrestlers was announced Monday and it's Jimmy Havoc who will be making his Ring of Honor debut.
The following is an excerpt from the press release announcing Havoc for the tournament.
One of the most sadistic and masochistic wrestlers in the world makes his Ring of Honor debut in Edinburgh as part of Ring of Honor’s Inaugural International Cup! Jimmy Havoc has held championships from all around the globe, including the Progress Championship and CZW Tournament of Death 2016, and is the first competitor announced for the inaugural ROH International Cup!
Havoc thrives against more physical and violent wrestlers like Masada and Matt Tremont but is known for his victories against Pete Dunne, Tommy End, Will Ospreay, and Matt Riddle! Havoc is most dangerous not because of the violence he can deliver but because of his ability to wrestle his own match within the confines of the rules of the bout.
Havoc has one of the premiere reputations on the independent scene and enters the tournament as not only its first entrant but also its favorite. Havoc will face an American star to be named in the coming weeks as part of the first round in Edinburgh.
Ring of Honor announced that future International Cups will feature teams from other countries as well.
Fightful Wrestling will have coverage and results from the Honor Re-United tour.