Today, Ring of Honor issued a press release to announce that they have set a Television Championship match for their 13th Anniversary Show. The match will feature Alberto El Patron (f/k/a Alberto Del Rio) taking on the current champion, Jay Lethal. The show will be broadcast on pay per view on March 1, 2015 from Las Vegas, NV.
The press release is as follows:
Rumors of a dream match have swirled on social media but now it is official. The legendary, 2nd generation Mexican wrestling star, Alberto El Patrón, will challenge Jay Lethal for the Ring of Honor World Television Championship live on Pay Per View at our 13th Anniversary event.
Upon his arrival in ROH, Alberto El Patrón wanted an opportunity to speak with his fans on ROH Television. Alberto proclaimed that he was finally among the best wrestlers on the planet and he wanted a shot at the most important title in professional wrestling, the ROH World Championship. Lethal and his manager, Truth Martini took major offense to this and Lethal interrupted Alberto, telling him he should have done his homework before coming to class. Lethal made it known that he is the measuring stick for the best professional wrestler on the planet and that his championship was the most important.
This meeting of two very different athletes in the prime of their careers is something that does not happen very often. This rivalry has taken on a personal twist as Lethal feels Alberto overlooked him as a champion. El Patrón believes Lethal has challenged his manhood, something for which Alberto will not stand.
Can Lethal add Alberto El Patrón to the record list of contenders he has defeated? Can Alberto El Patrón make history by ending the historic reign of Lethal? To find out you will either need to be live in Las Vegas or on Pay per View!
I think this is a great hook for the upcoming pay per view, and it should be a great match that we will have some form of coverage for come March 1. I do eventually want to see El Patron eventually challenge for ROH’s top title, but for now this should be a fun match with some championship implications.