As noted, Austin Aries was officially announced for the ROH: Best in the World pay-per-view scheduled for this month.
On Thursday evening, ROH announced that the reigning Impact Wrestling World Champion will be going one-on-one against Kenny King at the PPV, which takes place next Friday night from Baltimore, Maryland.
ROHWrestling.com released the following announcement today:
Aries And King To Go One On One At Best In The World
Austin Aries has been on a quest for championships and the man adorned in gold has given himself the nickname “The Belt Collector”. The first-ever two-time ROH World Champion Aries shocked the world at 16th Anniversary when he showed up and declared his interest in the World Television Championship, a singles championship he never held.
Before Aries got his shot at the title, Aries watched from the commentary position as his former running buddy Kenny King lost the World Television Championship in controversial fashion to Silas Young before running ringside to aid King who became the target of not only Young but also Beer City Bruiser.
Aries would get an opportunity to face Young and win the World Television Championship in Chicago and seemed to have the Championship won before Senior Referee Todd Sinclair ran to ringside and informed Paul Turner of interference by Kenny King, Beer City Bruiser, and Brian Milonas which negated what appeared to be a Championship victory by Aries.
In a burst of frustration, Aries attacked Sinclair while King tried to calm him down before turning his ire to King. Now, these two former friends with nearly a decade of friendship meet one-on-one in Baltimore!
AUSTIN ARIES vs. KENNY KING
Austin Aries and Kenny King put their friendship aside when the two meet for the first time one-on-one in Ring of Honor! Aries, clearly frustrated after missing out on what appeared to be a ROH World Television Championship win, blames King for interfering and now the two will meet at Best in the World!
Who will win this battle between two former friends that have let championship gold and ego get between them? This grudge match takes place LIVE for HonorClub VIP and Pay Per View at Best in the World! Who will pick up the victory? Join us to find out!
BEST IN THE WORLD airs LIVE Friday June 29 at 9 PM ET for all HonorClub VIP members and is available to be ordered for HonorClub members, on Pay Per View, and on Fite.TV! With championships on the line, stakes the highest, and talent from ROH, New Japan, and STARDOM converging on Charm City, anything can and will happen!
RING OF HONOR PRESENTS BEST IN THE WORLD
LIVE FOR HONORCLUB VIP, PAY PER VIEW, AND FITE.TV
FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH
BELL TIME @ 09:00 PM EDT
MEET & GREETS @ 07:00 PM EDT
UMBC EVENT CENTER
1000 HILLTOP CIRCLE
BALTIMORE, MD 21250
MAIN EVENT – TRIPLE THREAT
RING OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD CHAMPION DALTON CASTLE W/THE BOYS vs. “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. “THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL
RING OF HONOR WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE BRISCOES (JAY & MARK BRISCOE) vs. THE YOUNG BUCKS (MATT & NICK JACKSON)
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP – BALTIMORE STREET FIGHT
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. ADAM PAGE
RING OF HONOR WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
RING OF HONOR WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, TK O’RYAN, & VINNY MARSEGLIA) vs. LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON (BUSHI, EVIL, & SANADA)
JAY LETHAL vs. KUSHIDA
AUSTIN ARIES vs. KENNY KING
BULLY RAY vs. FLIP GORDON
WOMEN OF HONOR CHAMPION SUMIE SAKAI, JENNY ROSE, MAYU IWATANI, & TENILLE DASHWOOD vs. KELLY KLEIN AND OEDO TAI (HZK AND GODDESS OF STARDOM TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS KAGETSU & HANA KIMURA)