Clash of the Champions…

It all happened so fast. ‘Scrap Iron’ Adam Pearce has been World Champion for nearly a year now, all the while being a contracted Ring of Honor employee. The final four of the Worlds Title tournament were all contracted ROH wrestlers; Pearce, Bryan Danielson, Brent Albright, and Claudio Castagnoli. Immediately there was controversy in regards to Ring of Honor recognizing or even allowing the NWA title to be seen on their shows or pending Pay Per Views. It was understood at that point that ROH wouldn’t be affiliating themselves with the NWA. Pearce would be the man to fill the vacated NWA Worlds Championship, and his title wouldn’t be seen in ROH until June 6th 2008. Where he finally show his hand, in nailing Albright with a briefcase containing the NWA World Championship. Following the June 7th event in Philadelphia, a statement was issued. “What a glorious debut of a true belt with honor,” Sweeney said. “Right on PPV I threw it in the face of ROH officials. I pulled out the belt they are afraid of because they know it’s more prestigious. From Lou Thesz to Giant Baba to Terry Funk to Harley Race to Ric Flair to Adam Pearce, no belt in the history of wrestling has a prouder lineage. Now its under my control.”

A match has been signed for June 27th that will pit Nigel McGuinness against Adam Pearce, title versus title. For your enjoyment, here is a video of Pearce and tag team partner Shane Hagadorn versus Ruckus and Jigshaw.

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