ROH Wrestling announced the following on their website with CMLL also making the announcement:
The international partnership between Ring of Honor and CMLL has never been stronger! ROH fans recently saw CMLL legends Ultimo Guerrero and El Terrible compete at Best in the World while fans in the UK will see Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Mistico, and Titan compete on the War of the Worlds UK Tour! It is with great excitement that ROH and CMLL announce that KENNY KING will compete in CMLL for the first time on September 1st at the Grand Prix Tournament and then on September 2nd, and 3rd King will participate in additional CMLL events.King, a former ROH World Tag Team Champion, is on the roll of a lifetime. The world saw the bond between King and his daughter on the Bachelorette. With family and career firmly in focus, and the Rebellion disbanded, King takes on KUSHIDA this week on Ring of Honor Television for the ROH World Television Title. Will King head to his first Grand Prix with the TV Title in tow? He joins ROH star Matt Taven, former ROH World Champion Michael Elgin, as well as New Japan stars Juice Robinson and Kojima as some of the international representatives in the prestigious tournament.Traditionally, the Grand Prix features eight international stars and eight Mexican-born CMLL stars. Last year, Volador Jr. defeated Tama Tonga in the finals to win the tournament. Tournament wins have cemented the legacies of stars like Hijo del Santo, Dr. Wagner Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, and Alex Shelley – will King or Taven step up and win the tournament to bring it to ROH?The tournament takes place on September 1st and King will also compete at the CMLL events on September 2nd and 3rd.
Author’s Note: Awesome to see another ROH star to compete in this year’s International Grand Prix. It looks to be great this year and I’m looking forward to it.