Ring of Honor issued the following press release announcing a tag title rematch between the Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa) and the Briscoes at the July 20th Manhattan Mayhem event in New York City. The bout will be a street fight. Details below.
It’s fitting that the New York City Street Fight for the ROH World Tag Team Titles between champions The Guerrillas of Destiny and the Briscoes will take place at an event with the word “mayhem” in the title.
Based on the ultra-violent teams’ previous encounters, that’s exactly what fans can expect when G.O.D. and the Briscoes wage war at Manhattan Mayhem, an international television taping, on July 20 at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
The last time G.O.D. (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) squared off with Jay and Mark Briscoe, in an HonorClub exclusive match in Chicago on May 12, G.O.D. retained their titles thanks to Tonga nailing Jay in the head with a title belt. The Briscoes demanded a rematch, this time with no rules, and ROH and NJPW officials worked together to make it happen.
G.O.D., who are also the current and five-time IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, won the ROH World Tag Team Titles in a winner-take-all four-way match at G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on April 6 over the Briscoes, then-ROH World Tag Team Champions PCO and Brody King, and Los Ingobernables de Japon’s EVIL and SANADA.
The bad blood between the Briscoes and G.O.D. actually goes back three years and spans two continents. In June 2016, the Briscoes defeated G.O.D. for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles in Osaka. Four months later, G.O.D. beat the Briscoes in Tokyo to regain the titles.
Will G.O.D. send the Briscoes to the back of the line of challengers, or will the Briscoes capture their 11th ROH World Tag Team Championship? Join us live in Manhattan to find out!
ROH PRESENTS MANHATTAN MAYHEM
SATURDAY, JULY 20
BELL TIME @ 7 P.M. EASTERN
THE MANHATTAN CENTER’S HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
311 WEST 34TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10001
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