Promo of the Day:
Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe
ROH Better Than Our Best
April 1st, 2006
“Lance Storm’s got nothing on me. I was trained by HBK while he was dying up in Calgary.”
The front page of WrestlingObserver/F4Wonline.com for 15 January 2012. The image shows the ring being taken down following the last night of wrestling in the famed “ECW Arena” in Philadelphia. It has gone under many names, but the arena is most famous for housing the original ECW, run by Paul Heyman, in its early stages. Over the last fifteen years it became a hub for independent wrestling on the east coast, playing host to ROH, CZW, Chikara and countless others. The building is under new management, and while remaining open, it will no longer be housing pro wrestling.
- “The End” - Credit: RF Video
Jimmy Jacobs on who he wanted in the Age of the Fall
really interesting listen. i was really into AOTF at the beginning, and the fact that the original group wasn’t even supposed to be who it was is pretty cool. good listen!
Match of the Day:
Shingo Takagi vs Takeshi Morishima
For the ROH World Championship
ROH Good Times, Great Memories
April 28th, 2007
At the time, it wasn’t unheard of for a visiting Japanese wrestler to win a ROH title and possibly take it back to the homeland. Takeshi Morishima made a big display of it when he defeated Homicide for the ROH World Championship after he held it for only 56 days. Shingo even did it himself when he and Naruki Doi beat Dem Boys the Briscoe Brothers during the Fifth Year Festival.
So when Shingo Takagi declared he would beat Morishima and win the ROH world title or else he would leave ROH and go back to Japan, the threat of him possibly leaving the company with the title lingered in the air.
I was actually at this show in Chicago Ridge and while it wasn’t the best or even second best match of the night (those honors would go to The Briscoes vs MCMG and Colt Cabana’s last match in ROH before departing for WWE), it was still an incredible match with Shingo pulling all stops to show Americans what he can do.
The Briscoes are ready for Ring of Honor in Baltimore
Jay Briscoe is going Hollywood.
Promo of the Day:
El Generico and Kevin Steen: From Friends to Enemies
ROH on HDNET
June 10th, 2010
If you don’t recall the photo posted yesterday of the Briscoes with a CHIKARA logo that ROH placed on their Facebook page, here it is again:
The presumption when seeing the photo was that The Briscoes (current ROH Tag Team Champions) would face a team from CHIKARA when ROH runs Philadelphia…
I mentioned before that I’d love to see Gargano and Taylor in ROH but word is they’re under lockdown by DGUSA/EVOLVE. That being, I think the best two people to represent Chikara to ROH fans (which is silly considering the crossover) would be the team of Eddie Kingston and Tim Donst. Not only do their styles mesh well together (as we’ve seen with all the times Kingston has beaten up Donst over the years), they would be a great pairing to face the Briscoes and a better fit to ROH than say, the Colony.
Even Chikara could use this to fuel Donst to becoming the primo rudo in the company and adversary to Eddie Kingston and his Grand Championship.
#DemBoys vs. a mystery CHIKARA team! i’m sold.
I’m not sure who’s in ROH anymore. I’m going out on a limb and saying it’s Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano. Here’s hoping for Donst, though.
Prodigy Service Announcment (PSA) 5
I still don’t watch ROH or keep up with it as much as I say I want to and as much as I’d like, and I don’t know pretty much anything about Mike Bennett but if him and Maria are not two of the most beautiful people on this planet let alone one of the cutest wrestling couples, then I’m not sure about anything in the world anymore.
Even if you don’t watch ROH (like myself) this video is worth it because Maria is one of the hottest women ever. Mike you lucky man. OLE OLE OLE OLE!