ROH announces Shinsuke Nakamura will not appear at the anniversary pay-per-view

ROH issued the following press release on Thursday.

Thanks to the Best Fans on the Planet, 2015 was Ring of Honor’s BIGGEST year to date! With our sights set on an EVEN BIGGER 2016, ROH heads to Las Vegas to celebrate our 14th ANNIVERSARY for two GIANT events emanating from Sam’s Town Casino!

Limited tickets still remain for the hard-hitting, fast-paced, Best Wrestling on the Planet when it returns to Sin City with the STARS OF NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING for the 14th Anniversary Pay Per View on Friday February 26 and our national television taping on Saturday February 27! Our pay per view main event is set: ROH World Champion JAY LETHAL with TRUTH MARTINI will defend against top challengers ADAM COLE and KYLE O’REILLY in a triple threat match! Keep ROH Wrestling tuned in on your Sinclair Broadcasting affiliates and Comet for more match announcements involving the stars of ROH and NJPW!

Many Ring of Honor fans were looking forward to “The King of Strong Style” SHINSUKE NAKAMURA appearing throughout Ring of Honor’s 14th Anniversary Weekend. It is with great regret that we must inform our fans that Nakamura will no longer be competing the weekend of ROH’s 14th Anniversary.

While Nakamura is unable to compete, a New Japan Pro Wrestling star has already signed to take “The King of Strong Style’s” place! Will it be a star making his first journey to the US? Will it be a star returning to ROH? Keep your browsers locked on ROHWrestling.com in the coming days to see which New Japan star will be replacing Nakamura in Sin City!

Powell’s POV: I don’t think anyone should be too surprised given that Nakamura is NXT bound. The ROH pay-per-view looks good on paper thus far, so while it’s disappointing for fans who were hoping to see him in person, they will still be seeing NJPW talent on the show.


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