Ten men have entered the “Survival of the Fittest 2011” field thus far, four are left to be named, and two of those competitors have been set by ROH officials this morning and they are:
“The Prodigy” Mike Bennett
Bennett is unfamiliar to the “Survival of the Fittest” tournament, but he is certainly not unfamiliar to the elimination situation it involves. It was Bennett who took home the crown in the “Top Prospect” tournament at the start of 2011 and declared that it would be his year. The first shot at achieving that goal came at “Defy or Deny” where Bennett unsuccessfully challenged for the World TV Title, and he has spent the rest of 2011 trying to get back into that title picture. “SOTF ‘11” and the title shot awaiting the winner represents that opportunity for “The Prodigy”…
“The Project” Tommaso Ciampa
Just as with Bennett, Tommaso Ciampa has never experienced “Survival of the Fittest”, but the Embassy’s Project comes into the tournament without a true blemish on his records. Ciampa has yet to be pinned, nor has he ever been submitted, during his tenure in ROH, and that puts him in a prime position in an environment like SOTF. The Embassy has been very vocal to ROH officials about Ciampa’s championship future, and this tournament may represent his best chance of getting the title match he has fought to earn.
Tickets can be bought right here for “Survival of the Fittest 2011” going down on November 18th in Dayton, OH! Two men are left to be announced so check back with ROHWrestling.com for that info, and don’t forget, there are still two big non-tournament matches to come!