ROH Reveals All 16 Competitors For Pure Title Tournament

Ring of Honor has announced the complete field for the Pure Championship tournament. The sixteen competitors are:

  1. Jay Lethal
  2. Jonathan Gresham
  3. Matt Sydal
  4. David Finlay
  5. Tracy Williams
  6. Josh Woods
  7. Wheeler Yuta
  8. Tony Deppen
  9. PJ Black
  10. Rocky Romero
  11. Rust Taylor
  12. Kenny King
  13. Dalton Castle
  14. Fred Yehi
  15. Delirious
  16. Silas Young

The rules for the tournament are as follows:

– Every match begins and ends with the Code of Honor handshake.

– Each wrestler has three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfalls. After a wrestler exhausts his rope breaks, submission and pin attempts on or under the ropes by his opponent are legal.

– Closed-fist punches to the face are not permitted; only open-handed slaps or chops to the face are allowed. Punches to other parts of the body are permitted, excluding low blows. The first use of a closed fist will get a warning; the second will be a disqualification.

– As in standard ROH matches, there will be a 20-count when a wrestler is on the floor.

– Outside interference will result in automatic termination from the roster for the wrestler that interferes.

– There will be two blocks, single-elimination format.

– Round 1 matches have a 15-minute time limit.

– Block semifinals have a 20-minute time limit.

– Block finals have a 30-minute time limit.

– The tournament final has a one-hour time limit.

– There will be three judges for each match, and time-limit draws will go to a judges’ decision.

ROH has also revealed that Matt Sydal vs. Delirious will go down in Block B, though the full brackets will be announced on September 17. The tournament is expected to commence the weekend of September 12 after being postponed from the spring.


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