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What’s better than live streaming one wrestling promotion’s PPV for cheap? How about three different wrestling promotions from around the globe, competing on one card, available to watch online for less than $10? That’s what the Summer Supercard event on Friday night is all about. It’ll feature wrestlers from U.S. promotion Ring of Honor (ROH), Mexico’s Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), and you can stream the entire PPV on either Fite TV or via ROH’s Honor Club.
Matt Taven is one of the most impressive champions in ROH history, winning the title at the G1 Supercard event in Madison Square Garden in April, and he’s defended it ever since. (He later threw out the first pitch before a Boston Red Sox game, fulfilling a childhood dream.) He’s pissed off just about every fan he’s come across with his heel persona, so it seems likely most fans will be rooting for Alex Shelley to beat him and to take his title at Summer Supercard.
“Let people hate me all they want,” said Taven, who’s coming of a victory vs. Jay Lethal and Kenny King at Manhattan Mayhem. As he recently told Sporting News, “It works. To me, I’m just myself. I’m having a great time. I wanted to be a wrestler since I was six years old. I’m the Ring of Honor World Champion right now. How am I not ecstatic?”
ROH world television champion Shane Taylor will defend his strap vs. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams, while ROH tag team champs the Briscoes will meet Guerillas of Destiny (G.O.D.) in what has become an intense feud and which will culminate in a ladder wars match. G.O.D., who wrestle in ROH and NJPW, won the ROH tag titles (and retained their IWGP tag titles from NJPW) during a fatal four-way match in March, but at ROH’s Manhattan Mayhem show in July, the Briscoes got their revenge and won back the ROH belts.
Representing CMLL, Carístico, Soberano Jr., and Stuka Jr. will take on Bárbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, and Templario in a trios match.
Originally, there was supposed to be a fourth promotion involved in Summer Supercard. But the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) ended its relationship with ROH a few weeks ago, meaning a scheduled match between NWA world heavyweight champion Nick Aldis vs. a member of Villains Enterprises has been scuttled from the card.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Summer Supercard live stream.
Ring of Honor Summer Supercard
- When: Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30pm ET
- Where: Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ontario
- Streaming: Fite TV
- Cost: $9.99
Summer Supercard live stream: How to watch online
The best way to watch these international wrestlers compete on Summer Supercard is through Fite TV.
Since it’s a PPV, there’s no legal way to get around the $9.99 fee to watch the card. But Fite TV (you can sign up here) has you covered. Fite TV is available on services like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android and iOS devices, desktop and laptop computers, and smart TVs.
If you’re an ROH Honor Club member, though, you won’t have to pay as much to watch the PPV.
The Honor Club, which costs $9.99 per month or $119.99 for an annual VIP membership, allows subscribers to stream Ring of Honor house shows via rohwrestling.com, to watch video on demand from the ROH vault, and to take 50% off the cost of the PPV telecasts (VIP members get to stream PPVs for free).
Summer Supercard fight schedule
- CMLL Trios Match: Caristico, Soberando Jr., and Stuka Jr. vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, and Templario
- WOH World Championship match: Kelly Klein (c) vs. Tasha Steelz
- ROH World Championship match: Matt Taven (c) vs. Alex Shelley
- ROH World Tag Team Championship match: The Briscoes (c) vs. Guerrillas of Destiny
- Rush vs. Dalton Castle
- Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham vs. Bandido and Mark Haskins
- ROH World Television Championship match: Shane Taylor (c) vs. Tracy Willams
- The Kingdom vs. Villain Enterprises
- PJ Black vs. Silas Young
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