The 8th Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling event promoted by Ring of Honor. It took place on February 13, 2010 at the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York. The show featured Tyler Black in his final opportunity to challenge Austin Aries for the ROH World Championship, as well as the return of ROH "founding father" Brian "Spanky" Kendrick after a four-year absence.
Following their one-hour draw at Final Battle 2009, Ring of Honor officials granted Tyler Black a rematch for the ROH World Championship on the condition that should he lose, he would never get another opportunity to challenge Austin Aries for the title regardless of ranking in the Pick 6. In order to ensure there was a decisive winner, three judges were chosen to sit at ringside and vote on a winner should the match go to another draw. Black and Aries were each given an opportunity to select one of the judges, with Executive Producer Jim Cornette picking the final judge on behalf of Ring of Honor. Black would chose Roderick Strong for his judge, while Aries chose Kenny King. Cornette would name himself as the third and final judge.
The Pick 6 standings as of January 8, 2010:
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- The Kings Of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) (w/ Sara Del Rey & Shane Hagadorn) defeated The Bravado Brothers (Harlem Bravado & Lance Bravado) (5:22)
- Eddie Kingston & Necro Butcher (w/ Gypsy Joe) defeated The Embassy (Erick Stevens & Joey Ryan) (w/ Ernie Osiris & Prince Nana) in a Unsanctioned Match (8:05)
- The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) (c) defeated The Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis & Kory Chavis) to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship (9:58)
- Delirious (w/ Daizee Haze) defeated Kenny King and Rasche Brown and Steve Corino in a Four Corner Survival Match (9:11)
|2010 Ring of Honor Events|
SoCal Showdown • 8th Anniversary Show • Gold Rush • Epic Encounter III • From The Ashes • Phoenix Rising • The Big Bang! • Pick Your Poison • Bitter Friends, Stiffer Enemies 2 • Civil Warfare • Supercard of Honor V • Buffalo Stampede II • Death Before Dishonor VIII • The Bluegrass Brawl • Hate: Chapter II • Salvation • Champions Challenge • Tag Wars 2010 • Fade To Black • Glory by Honor IX • Allied Forces • Richards Vs. Daniels • Survival Of The Fittest • Fate Of An Angel II • Tag Title Classic II • Final Battle