ROH to host NWA Worlds Championship Match 1/12/19

Announced this morning, the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion will be return to Ring of Honor on January 12th in Atlanta Georgia at Center Stage. The reigning champion will defend against PJ Black.

Nick Aldis regained the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship on October 21st 2018 by defeating Cody at the NWA 70th Anniversary Show in Nashville, Tennessee. The Worlds Champion returns to Tennessee this weekend to defend against former Impact Champion James Storm for NWA Pop Up in Clarksville.

April 29th 2018 “The Darewolf” PJ Black made his intentions clear to the National Wrestling Alliance and specifically the Worlds Heavyweight Champion when he entered the 5 Minute Challenge, shocking Aldis and earning a shot at the Worlds Heavyweight Champion. A Challenge that fell by the wayside during after All In and the NWA 70th Anniversary Show. Aldis reignited interest in this match, when he sat in on at recent Ring of Honor Television Taping in New York.

The National Wrestling Alliance and Ring of Honor have a history of working together. Nick Aldis defended the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against Flip Wilson on July 20th 2018 in Nashville. September 29th Cody had his only successful title defense against Willie Mack at the Death Before Dishonor TV Taping. Ten years earlier “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce and “The Shooter” Brent Albright would battle for the title. Pearce defeated Nigel McGuinness by DQ at Battle for Supermacy on June 27th 2008 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton Ohio. Brent Albright defeated Pearce at Death Before Dishonor VI in New York City to win the NWA Worlds Championship. Albright defended against Go Shiozaki in Chicago Ridge at Night of the Butcher II on August 16th 2008. Pearce would regain the title when he defeated Albright in Philly at Glory By Honor VII, September 20th 2008.

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