Posts Tagged ‘Ring of Honor’

ROH and Sinclair Broadcast Group Press Conference June 24

June 25, 2011

ROH Logo by Filipino designer, Peper Pascual

Ring of Honor Wrestling took it’s next step towards the national stage with a press conference hyping their new partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a tribal new logo, the new ROH TV show and their upcoming i-pay per view, Best in the World.

Here’s a brief breakdown of the press conference:

12:00 Rhino, El Generico, Prince Nana and others

13:00 Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards

19:30 All Night Express

21:25 Benjamin & Haas

24:00 Briscos go country and cause some pro wrestling drama

Kudos to ROH for presenting their product in this format. While they did the pro wrestling cliche of almost having a fight break out, the rest of the conference  went pretty well. After seeing this press conference, I’m expecting something amazing from this new incarnation of ROH since they mentioned the rise of MMA and the problems with Sports Entertainment.

I think the inclusion of wrestler rankings, short bios, matches that are signed a month or two in advance and a look at how wrestlers train would all be welcome additions to a modern pro wrestling broadcast. However, if I just get a glossier version of their HDnet program I’ll probably be a little disappointed.

FighterHayabusa’s Royal Rumble 2011 Podcast

January 30, 2011

Listen to the two writers of FighterHayabusa.com pontificate on the Royal Rumble, Ring of Honor and Wrestlereunion! Comments or smart remarks are appreciated!

*Picture courtesy of wwe.com

Ring of Honor: WrestleReunion Results & Thoughts

January 29, 2011

The ROH tag champions Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli start the night with a promo cutting down the Lakers and Disneyland.

Bravado Brothers beat Caleb Konley & Cedric Alexander.

Great Puma: Solid match.  I was impressed with Cedric Alexander. His suicide dive between Konley’s open legs was very cool.

Mascara De Fuego: Good tag team opener, nothing too long which is good.

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Chris Daniels returns to ROH

April 4, 2010

Details On This Weekend’s WrestleReunion Event

January 26, 2010

From 411mania.com:wrestling:

The big indy event of the first part of the year happens this weekend as WrestleReunion hits Los Angeles and the LAX Hilton.

With rare appearances in North America for The Great Muta and Jushin “Thunder” Liger and live shows by PWG and ROH, the weekend would be a big one without the autograph and photo sessions with Liger, Muta, Rob Van Dam, Bruno Sammartino, Super Crazy, Stan Hansen, Austin Idol, Nick Bockwinkel, Larry Zbyszko, former WWF Tag Team champions Demolition (Bill Eadie & Barry Darsow), Koko B. Ware, Diamond Dallas Page, Road Warrior Animal, Tammy Sytch, Terri Runnells, and Scotty “2 Hotty” Taylor. A weekend-long Superticker gets you 2 autographs from all guests brought in by the convention itself, front-of-the-line access for photo and autograph sessions, meet and greets with ROH and PWG wrestlers before their events as will as ringside seats to their events, an event t-shirt, program and more.

The Friday ROH event will feature World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes and The Young Bucks vs. The American Wolves and The Kings of Wrestling, ROH champ Austin Aries vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Roderick Strong vs. Delirious, Jerry Lynn vs. Kenny King, Tyler Black vs. Joey Ryan, The Human Tornado vs. Kevin Steen, an Anything Goes Match with Necro Butcher vs. Erick Stevens, and El Generico & Colt Cabana vs. Scott Lost & Scorpio Sky.

Saturday’s PWG event will feature The Great Muta & KAI vs. Scott Lost & Joey Ryan, Brian Kendrick vs. Kevin Steen, Davey Richards vs. Super Crazy, Chris Hero vs. Roderick Strong vs. Rob Van Dam, PWG Tag Team champions The Young Bucks vs. Human Tornado & Chuck Taylor, El Generico vs. Jushin Liger, and Brandon Bonham vs. Brandon Gatson.

Bret Hart, Dan Severn, Ron Simmons, Rikishi, Jimmy Hart, JJ Dillon and Chavo Guerrero Sr. are scheduled to appear as vendor guests.

People who cannot make the event can take advantage of one of two ways to get autographs from the guests. WrestleReunion are offering fans the chance to mail in items to be signed by one of the 16 guests, while Highspots are offering a $99 pack which includes 8X10s of all 16 guests, a tee shirt from the event, and an event program.

credit: 411mania.com

FighterHayabusa.com will be in attendance this weekend so make sure you check our main site, Twitter and Tumblr pages for live reports from the event this weekend.  – Mascara De Fuego


First Round matches for the ROH Television Title

January 26, 2010

Here is the first round matches and brackets for the ROH TV Title tournament. These matches will take place during the next set of TV taping which will be held on February 5th and 6th.

Images courtesy of Ring of Honor.

Thoughts on the ROH TV Title

January 25, 2010

Ring of Honor on HDNet

Watching ROH on HDnet has been a good alternative to WWE and TNA who more than ever are looking more as the same product. Although I have been enjoying ROH something was missing for me since the retirement of the ROH Pure Wrestling Title and that is a secondary singles title in the company.

Secondary singles titles have always been a staple of professional wrestling, numerous times these titles were used as the testing ground for bigger things in each Federation. A way to test out if a company could put the weight of the brand on your shoulders. Also, these wrestlers who would contend for these titles would steal the show away from the main event heavyweight title matches more often than not.

The WWF had the Intercontinental Title and the NWA/WCW had the United States Title. Both titles were used for the mid-card guys who would use the title to be elevated to the next level or build compelling stories around these titles.

Recently Ring of Honor announced they would be adding another singles title with the addition of the ROH Television Title. This could not have come at a better time. Ring of Honor has needed this addition since coming to HDnet. Although the Tag Team Titles and the World Title get defended on television it doesn’t happen very often. Now, don’t get me wrong this is refreshing as both the WWE and TNA do “go to the well” too many times with World Title matches week in and week out making it feel less special. ROH has needed a secondary title, something that could be defended more often without taking away from the World Title. Also, build wrestlers up the card without having to put them in the World Title picture without being tested. The Television Title will do that for Ring of Honor.

Historically the Television Title was defended frequently on television with a time limit which was usually between 10 to 20 minutes. Time limit draws were common but did give the champion another advantage in their title reigns which would lead to more matches against opponents.

Greats like Arn Anderson, Booker T, Tully Blanchard and Chris Benoit held the NWA/WCW version of the TV Title and although that title did end up being a joke towards the end its inception it was something to watch in its day.

I look forward to this addition to Ring of Honor and their programming and hope they bring back the legitimacy Television Titles once had.

Image courtesy of Ring of Honor and HDNet.