The Ring of Honor World Title, Pure Title, and Tag Team Titles are all set to be defended at ROH Supercard of Honor on April 1. On Thursday, just one day before the show which marks the return of ROH to the wrestling landscape, the company announced that TV Champion Rhett Titus will defend his title as well.
On Twitter on Thursday night, Tony Khan announced that Titus would defend the ROH World TV Title against none other than Minoru Suzuki!
A former two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion (with Kenny King in 2012 and with “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams in 2021), Titus won the TV Title–his first ROH singles title–at Final Battle, pinning Silas Young in a Four Corner Survival match also involving Joe Hendry and then-champion Dalton Castle.
Minoru Suzuki on the other hand brings a kind of pure wrestling and combat sports pedigree that few can approach and fewer still can surpass. He is one of the most decorated performers in Japan, with a professional career that has surpassed 30 years. Suzuki has the GHC Heavyweight Championship, All Japan’s Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship, the IWGP Intercontinental Championship and many more to his credit, but is seeking his first title from a US-based promotion. He appeared in All Elite Wrestling this year, with matches in 2021 against Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson.
A Suzuki win would not represent the first time that a NJPW talent has won ROH World TV Title, as Tomohiro Ishii defeated Roderick Strong in Tokyo in February of 2016 to win the title, eventually losing to Bobby Fish in May of that year in Chicago Ridge, Illinois.
Will Suzuki claim his first US-based title, or will Rhett Titus notch the biggest win of his career on the biggest stage?
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