ROH Announces Final Three Competitors In Pure Title Tournament, First Match Revealed

The final three competitors and the first match for the ROH Pure Title tournament have been announced.

ROH revealed that Fred Yehi, Delirious and Silas Young are the final competitors for the tournament set to crown a new ROH Pure Champion. In addition, it was announced that Matt Sydal vs. Delirious has been confirmed in a Block B matchup. The full brackets will be revealed on September 7.

Previously, ROH announced that there will be alternate wrestlers for the tournament in case anyone is unable to compete. Below are the confirmed names for the tournament.

  1. Jay Lethal
  2. Jonathan Gresham
  3. Matt Sydal
  4. David Finlay
  5. Tracy Williams
  6. Josh Woods
  7. Wheeler Yuta
  8. Tony Deppen
  9. PJ Black
  10. Rocky Romero
  11. Rust Taylor
  12. Kenny King
  13. Dalton Castle
  14. Fred Yehi
  15. Delirious
  16. Silas Young

Here are the rules for the tournament:

-- Every match begins and ends with the Code of Honor handshake.

-- Each wrestler has three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfalls. After a wrestler exhausts his rope breaks, submission and pin attempts on or under the ropes by his opponent are legal.

-- Closed-fist punches to the face are not permitted; only open-handed slaps or chops to the face are allowed. Punches to other parts of the body are permitted, excluding low blows. The first use of a closed fist will get a warning; the second will be a disqualification.

-- As in standard ROH matches, there will be a 20-count when a wrestler is on the floor.

-- Outside interference will result in automatic termination from the roster for the wrestler that interferes.

-- There will be two blocks, single-elimination format.

-- Round 1 matches have a 15-minute time limit.

-- Block semifinals have a 20-minute time limit.

-- Block finals have a 30-minute time limit.

-- The tournament final has a one-hour time limit.

-- There will be three judges for each match, and time-limit draws will go to a judges’ decision.

The tournament will start on the weekend of September 12.

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