Tonight is the Ring Of Honor (ROH) Best In The World PPV out of Nashville, Tenn. The event features a few wrestlers formerly associated with WWE, Matt Hardy — of the Hardy Boys — and Jay and Mark Briscoe, who had a tryout with NXT late last year into the early part of this year. The headlining match is set to be Matt Hardy and Mike Bennett against the Briscoe Brothers and hopes to steal the show. There’s one thing that may happen tonight that’s still up in the air, and it’s the only thing that would completely outshine the main event: Evan Bourne making his latest ROH debut.
Bourne, or as he’s known now — and prior to his days in WWE — Matt Sydal, tweeted out a major hint that he may indeed be making his return to ROH:
“@FindEvan : Hello Nashville…..
2:28pm – 22 Jun 14”
It could just mean that he’s in town for the event, to hang out with friends, and maybe even to watch from the back; or it could mean something much more exciting, and he’s returning to the ring. It’s been rumored for some time now that Bourne and others may find their way to ROH or even to TNA; but with TNA experiencing so many financial questions lately, it’s much more likely that the former WWE stars who were released a short while ago would make their way to the east coast based wrestling organization. AJ Styles was one of the first major names to leave for the ‘greener pastures’ of ROH — a company he helped to put on the map years ago — when he left TNA late last year, so it’s no surprise other ROH alumni would make their way back to their roots.
There has been a lot of speculation this past week hinting at the chance for Bourne/Sydal to show up, and that’s made me want to tune in for my first ROH event ever. But with this update, I know it’s a can’t miss.