New participants have been added to the upcoming ROH tournaments.
First, Tracy Williams has been added to the ROH Pure Title tournament. Haskins is the fifth participant announced, joining Slex, Mark Haskins, Alex Shelley, Jonathan Gresham, Rocky Romero and Doug Williams. The tournament will begin on Apr. 10.
The tournament to crown the first Ring of Honor Pure Champion since 2006 begins at Pure Excellence on Friday, April 10 in Columbus and Saturday, April 11 in Pittsburgh. Sixteen entrants representing at least six countries will battle to put their names alongside Jay Lethal, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Nigel McGuinness, Bryan Danielson, and other ROH forefathers who fought by the Pure Rules. The rules gave a distinct flavor to each Pure Rules match: closed-fist punches were illegal and each competitor was allowed three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfalls during the match; after that, pinfalls and submission holds on or under the ropes would be legal.
“Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams is one of the best strikers in professional wrestling. His strikes, which include open palms, knife-edge chops, and kicks deep into the tissue of his opponents are already adjusted for the Pure Rules. Combining his strikes with his array of submissions, which includes a guillotine choke and ankle lock submissions, Williams enters the Pure Championship Tournament with an arsenal already fine-tuned to take full advantage of the Pure Rules!
In 2019, Williams earned shots at the Ring of Honor World and World Television Championships and competed for the Ring of Honor World Six-Man Tag Team Championships but since Williams’ entry into ROH, many fans have observed that Williams would have been tailormade for the previously-retired Pure Championship. Now, with the title back, “Hot Sauce” enters the tournament with a Championship repertoire ahead of the tournament’s start in Columbus!
Elsewhere, Session Moth Martina has joined the ROH Women's Title tournament. Previously announced competitors include Jenny Rose, Katarina, Angelina Love, Sumie Sakai, Nicole Savoy, and Kellyanne. The tournament will begin on Apr. 24.
Session Moth Martina loves to drink beer and grind on everyone she sees, but don’t let her party girl antics fool you. The charismatic Irish star is a serious competitor who fancies the ROH Women’s World Championship.
She is one of the 16 competitors who will compete in a tournament to crown a new ROH Women’s World Champion. The tournament kicks off with eight first-round matches at Quest For Gold in Philadelphia on April 24.
Martina made her highly anticipated ROH debut at Free Enterprise on Feb. 9, and she lived up to the hype by defeating former Women of Honor World Champion Sumie Sakai.
That victory did not come without a price, however. It caught the attention of The Allure (Angelina Love and Mandy Leon), who attacked Martina during her post-match interview.
Before signing with ROH, Martina wrestled throughout Europe as well as for Stardom in Japan. She’s won championships in Ireland and Scotland, and now has her sights set on the ROH Women’s World Title.