On this, a WrestleMania go-home week, I thought I’d point out why I love Ring of Honor.
Things have changed since the beginning of the company. The Code of Honor is rarely if ever followed anymore. If the match is being contested between a babyface and a heel, the bad guy often times refuses to shake the good guy’s hand. At the most recent ROH show in Philadelphia, the Code was offered in every match. The only time it was followed was in the main event between Davey Richards and Jay Lethal, both good guys. In essence, the Code has become a vestige of a time long past and a casualty of ROH trying to get more mainstream approval, and thus painting their alignments in a less vague manner. How else can the fans know someone’s bad if they don’t shake hands before the match?
FINALLY! Ring of Honor is releasing “The Summer of Punk” on DVD!
ROH would be smart to find a way to get this in Best Buys and on Netflix Instant.
Personally, I love my WCW World Heavyweight Championship replica belt that I keep over my fireplace mantle.
It’s the official one issued in 1999 from World Championship Wrestling, and I’ve always loved that fact. Plus, owning that made it a no brainer last year when it came down to Halloween:
What is ONE standout wrestling moment for you? It can be of any era or any organization, I’m just curious as to what people have to say as it’ll be worked into something I’ll post soon.
Personally, my moment is still Rob Van Dam vs John Cena at ECW: One Night Stand (2006). I’ve gone back and visited that PPV so many goddamn times that I could call each and every match without even staring at the screen.
What about you?
Chikara Invades Ring of Honor
During the Proving Ground match between Jigsaw & Hallowicked, and ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes, Chikara owner Mike Quackenbush came to ringside to support the wrestlers on his roster. But he didn’t come alone….Find out more about Synergy on rohwrestling.com!
Match of the Day:
Daniel Bryan vs Lance Storm
For the ROH World Heavyweight Championship
ROH Better Than Our Best
April 1st, 2006