Kevin Steen is heading to the WWE to start his work at the NXT performance center with hopes of one day making it to the WWE main roster. Because of everything he has done for Ring of Honor Wrestling throughout his career, they are giving him one final gift before he heads to the WWE. In a video announcement Steen gave on Thursday, he said that Ring of Honor Wrestling has allowed him to choose his final three opponents he wrestles.
The first show will be in Hopkins, Minn., on July 12 and at that show he will wrestle Tommaso Ciampa. According to Steen, the reason for this is because they two are close friends. He said that he has helped Ciampa and that Ciampa has helped him. However, Steen said that through all this time, the two of them have never wrestled each other in a one-on-one singles match. This gives him a chance to finally face Ciampa one-on-one.
The second show will be in Cincinnati, on July 18. At that event, Steen will wrestle “The Last Real Man” Silas Young. For this announcement, Steen went back into character and mentioned that on the last show he wrestled on, Young shook his hand and then attacked him from behind. This is a revenge match and is all about Steen’s final storyline with the company.
The final show that Kevin Steen might ever wrestle for Ring of Honor Wrestling before he leaves for the WWE will take place on July 19 in Dearborn, Mich. That match will be very special, not only for Steen but for anyone who has followed his career in Ring of Honor Wrestling. In that final match, Steen will wrestle his mentor Steve Corino, who will come out of retirement for the match. Corino has meant a lot to Steen over his career and this will be a perfect farewell.
When Kevin Steen leaves for the WWE after his contract with Ring of Honor Wrestling ends, he will leave as a former Ring of Honor World Champion. He has to hope he can follow in the footsteps of other former Ring of Honor champions such as Daniel Bryan, CM Punk and Seth Rollins and find success on the biggest stage of them all in the WWE.