ROH Announces First Seven Competitors In Pure Title Tournament

With a revamped ROH Pure Title Tournament, a new list of competitors have been announced, with several wrestlers originally set for the tournament no longer competing.

The promotion announced the first seven wrestlers competing in the tournament out of 16. The list of names announced are Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham, Matt Sydal, David Finlay, Tracy Williams, Josh Woods and Wheeler Yuta. In addition, it announced that Doug Williams, Mark Haskins, Slex, Joe Hendry, Yuji Nagata and Ren Narita, all previously announced for the tournament, have had to withdraw due to travel restrictions.

Ring of Honor re-introduced the Pure Title earlier this year and were supposed to have a tournament to crown a new champion. However, the tournament never began due to the current global pandemic. No dates for the start of the new tournament were announced.

Ring of Honor has been on hiatus since the COVID-19 pandemic, but the promotion recently announced it will start producing its TV show this month in Baltimore. The company will institute necessary testing and safety measures and follow the guidelines of the Maryland State Athletic Commission. No fans will be present for the tapings.

Ring of Honor also detailed its COVID-19 protocols and can be seen at this link.

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