The eyes of the wrestling world will be on the Lakeland Center on Saturday, April 1 as stars from around the globe converge in Central Florida for SUPERCARD OF HONOR XI. Top competitors from Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and CMLL will do battle in the biggest night of hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action in Ring of Honor history!
The ROH Board of Directors has already announced several big matches and first-time appearances from New Japan and CMLL stars! ROH has announced Women of Honor matches that will begin at 5:15 PM, following the conclusion of Festival of Honor!
CMLL LUCHADORA SHOWCASE
LA AMAPOLA vs. MARCELA
Two of the most decorated luchadoras in CMLL history head to Supercard of Honor ready to rekindle their long-standing rivalry! Marcela is one of Mexico’s most popular and enduring stars. Debuting at age 14, Marcela has been beloved since her debut, holding the coveted CMLL World Women’s Championship four times, more reigns and total days than anyone else. But it is Amapola that held the championship longest in one reign, holding it just once but for nearly four years straight!
It was Marcela that ended La Amapola’s history-making place at the top of the Mexican women’s wrestling and the villainous La Amapola has not forgotten! La Amapola has put life and limb, mask and hair on the line! But with no mask or championship in hand, La Amapola’s bad blood for Marcela is all she need to motivate her in this Luchadora Showcase!
“The Gatekeeper” Kelly Klein will enter Supercard of Honor with an undefeated streak of 534 days. But if she wants to make it to 535, she’ll have to defeat her biggest challenge yet, “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo!
For the last three months, Deonna has immersed herself in Japan, training and competing in STARDOM! Deonna, whose reputation for seeking challenges around the country has now been expanded to the globe, faces a woman who has choked out ODB, Taeler Hendrix, Sumie Sakai, and more with her devastating guillotine choke she calls “The End of the Match”.
In preparation for this bout, Deonna has focused on perfecting her Fujiwara Armbar with training with fellow US standout and UFC competitor Shayna Baszler while in Stardom. Deonna is rapidly gaining the tools and experience to defeat Kelly – will she be the first to stop the “Pretty Bad Ass” in Women of Honor competition?
Some matches alter career paths. Those matches take a toll, usually physical but sometimes psychological on the stars that compete in them. For Mandy Leon, her No DQ loss to Taeler Hendrix not only effected her standing among the Women of Honor, but it may have permanently changed the way she thinks about pro wrestling.
Leon teams with long time friend and training partner Jenny Rose to face the polar opposite of the darkness that nearly consumed her – Women of Honor’s Ray of Sunshine Sumie Sakai and her protégée, the vivacious Faye Jackson! Sumie and Faye look to take advantage of their opponents’ state of mind and pick up their first victory as a team in Women of Honor!