Ring of Honor announced Wednesday that they will be renaming the Women of Honor Title to the Ring of Honor Women’s World Championship.
To crown their new Women’s champion ROH will hold a tournament at Quest for Gold on April 24 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The tournament will be structured with eight first-round matches featuring “talent from all over the world,” as well as talent that have never before competed in ROH.
These changes come in the wake of the departure of Kelly Klein from ROH, the previous Women of Honor Champion. Klein was sidelined with post-concussion syndrome and later left the company after raising allegations that ROH refused to pay her a living wage and provided no medical attention when she suffered a concussion.
Read the full ROH press release below:
An exciting new era in women’s wrestling in Ring of Honor is imminent.
To emphasize ROH’s commitment to women’s wrestling, a new Ring of Honor Women’s World Championship has been created. This title will replace the Women of Honor Title and carry the utmost prestige as only the best competitors will earn its gold.
The tournament to crown the inaugural champion begins with eight first-round matches at “Quest For Gold” on Friday, April 24 at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena. The tournament will feature talent from all over the world, including some new faces who have never competed in ROH.
“Quest For Gold” tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. ET for HonorClub members and Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. ET for the general public.
The first women’s match in ROH history took place in 2002, the company’s first year in existence. In the ensuing years, some of the best women’s wrestlers in the sport competed in an ROH ring, including Sara Del Rey, Mickie James, Amazing Kong, Mercedes Martinez, MsChif, Cheerleader Melissa and Daizee Haze, who all paved the way for the current generation of female talent in ROH.
The ROH Women’s World Championship will take women’s wrestling in ROH to the highest level. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness history in the making at Quest for Gold!
ROH PRESENTS QUEST FOR GOLD
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020
BELL TIME: 7:30pm ET
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