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Ring of Honor Discussions and News Thread - *Spoilers for Latest Shows*

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  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    ROH have announced that they will be starting a Hall of Fame to coinside with the companies 20th  anniversary.

    Punk, Joe, Danielson all free to be inducted now they aren't connected to the WWE.




  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson




  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    The next inductee in the ROH Hall of Fame.

    The American Dragon Bryan Danielson.



    BRYAN DANIELSON INDUCTED INTO INAUGURAL ROH HALL OF FAME CLASS

    Ring of Honor is proud to welcome Bryan Danielson, the embodiment of fighting spirit and technical wrestling excellence, into the inaugural class of the ROH Hall of Fame.


    “The American Dragon” played a major role in establishing ROH as the Best Wrestling on the Planet, beginning with his performance in the main event on ROH’s debut show, The Era of Honor Begins, in 2002.


    Whenever “The Final Countdown” blared throughout the building as Danielson made his entrance to the ring, fans knew they were about to witness a true master of his craft at work.


    A superior technician, striker and submission specialist, Danielson cemented his status as the best wrestler in the sport when he won the ROH World Title in 2005. His 462-day reign as ROH World Champion is the third-longest, and he made a record 38 successful title defenses.


    Danielson made history in 2006 when he defeated arch rival and ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness in Liverpool, England to merge the titles. He also won the inaugural Survival of the Fittest in 2004 and main-evented ROH’s first pay-per-view in 2007.


    Danielson had many impressive victories in ROH, but one of his most memorable performances came in defeat. Just over four minutes into his match against then-ROH World Champion Takeshi Morishima in 2007, Danielson suffered a detached retina as a result of the Japanese powerhouse’s clubbing blows.


    Morishima targeted Danielson’s injured left eye throughout the match, but Danielson showed incredible toughness and heart and came within a fraction of a second of winning before Morishima ultimately prevailed after more than 20 dramatic minutes.


    After leaving ROH in 2009, Danielson would gain world-wide fame in WWE, where he main-evented WrestleMania in 2014 before more than 75,000 fans at the Superdome in New Orleans. Danielson is currently one of the top stars in AEW.


    Danielson joins the Briscoes in the inaugural ROH Hall of Fame class. More inductees will be announced in the coming weeks.


    A career retrospective on Danielson will be featured on this weekend’s episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling television, and a YouTube special on Danielson drops Monday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. ET on ROH’s YouTube channel.





  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,168 ✭✭✭The White Wolf


    It's a serious inaugural HOF they're putting together, has to be rounded off with Punk.

    Doesn't matter what happens after that, even if it's just one inductee a year.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Kevin Eck part of ROH creative

    Kevin Eck on the official ROH website notes that ROH fans will have a “huge say” in booking Supercard of Honor, and that this “unprecedented level of fan engagement will be a key component of the new era of ROH.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    And of course the final inductee in the inaugural class  is CM Punk




  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    That is a seriously loaded inaugural class.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    So then that restructure eh.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    If Tony was able to keep the Sinclair syndication TV deal to air an ROH show that would be a good move as well.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    I wonder if Tony will bring back the key people who were involved in the day to day operations of Ring Of Honor before it announced its hiatus?



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,430 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    PWInsider:


    As the dust settles on Tony Khan's acquisition of Ring of Honor, there are a lot of people asking a lot of questions. At this juncture, we have no foresight into if and when he will run additional ROH shows, whether the announced PPV and TV taping in Dallas and Philadelphia will still happen and even whether the existing ROH TV will continue to air where it currently exists weekly. These are all things to be ironed out in the days ahead, so while we have gotten a number of emails asking for clarification, while I could be wrong, I honestly don't believe those finer points have had a chance to be worked out yet.

    What we are hearing is the following:

    *Yesterday, the Ring of Honor side was still working on production for the TV show and the forthcoming events and the word making the rounds in that circle was that there were discussions but the deal wasn't done. That changed very late in the day. How late we don't know, but one person believed it could have been as late as 6 PM EST. So, while the two sides had been negotiating for at least a few weeks, the official deal was indeed closed yesterday, as Tony Khan said in the ring on Dynamite. Prior to that point, there was a small circle in AEW who were aware of the discussions and believed it to be a done deal well before that.

    *The ROH announcements for Supercard of Honor and the TV taping in Philly were made independent of the AEW side and were put into motion before the sale was announced. That was all pre-Tony Khan, so whether any of that takes place as originally envisioned remains to be seen.

    *The announcement that AEW would be returning to Baltimore and running The UMBC Event Center instead of the Royal Farms Arena has zero to do with the ROH acquisition. AEW is running UMBC because the Royal Farms Arena is in the process of undergoing extensive renovations.

    *There had been WWE interest in purchasing Ring of Honor when the company's hiatus was announced last year. PWInsider.com can confirm the two sides had entered into discussions in December but for some reason, the talks ended without an official deal being made. This would not have been the first time the two sides had some sort of communication about the idea of WWE buying the promotion and library, as there had been previous talks when Paul Levesque was in power. In the end, Khan stepped in and was able to strike a deal. I can confirm there were some in WWE who were legitimately shocked when the announcement happened, as they believed the announcement was going to be that AEW had come to terms with HBO Max for a streaming deal.

    *On the ROH side, the sale was described as "bittersweet" as it felt this was the right thing for the long-term viability of Ring of Honor itself but there were a lot of people who truly loved working on the promotion.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Alos reports WWE also thought the announcement was going to be Tony had bought the NOAH or Dragon Gate tape Library.

    The WWE seems to have been totally caught off guard by AEW buying ROH.



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,677 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    Well hopefully ROH doesn’t become like the UWF under JCP, and WCW under WWF but history suggests it will. ROH in whatever form it takes now will never be presented as an equal to AEW, which is a shame as I’d hoped that ROH would’ve not been bought by either AEW or WWE, because it would’ve been one more place for wrestlers to go.



  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    Just because history suggests, doesn't mean it'll necessarily happen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Cary Silkin will be inducted and rightfullly so.

    CARY SILKIN NAMED FIRST ROH HALL OF FAME LEGACY AWARD WINNER

    The inaugural ROH Hall of Fame class wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of Cary Silkin.


    The former ROH owner and current ambassador has taken his rightful place in the ROH Hall of Fame as the first winner of the Legacy Award, which honors those who have made a significant contribution to ROH outside the ring.


    Silkin was presented the award by ROH commentator Ian Riccaboni as a surprise at the end of the special Hall of Fame episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling that aired over the weekend.


    Silkin joins Jay and Mark Briscoe, Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, and CM Punk as the first inductees into the ROH Hall of Fame.


    To say that Silkin has made a significant contribution to ROH is a massive understatement. Quite simply, there would be no ROH today if not for him.

    Silkin, who became a partner in ROH not long after its inception in 2002, bought the company outright in 2004. ROH experienced significant growth under Silkin’s ownership.


    After starting out as a DVD-based promotion that held shows primarily in Philadelphia, ROH expanded its reach by holding live events throughout the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Japan.


    In addition, the company began producing pay-­per­-view events, entered into the TV realm via HDNet Fights, and innovated the field of iPPV as it pertained to pro wrestling.


    Although ROH had a rabid fan base and produced an in-ring product that was unparalleled in the U.S., the company was losing money. Silkin kept ROH alive even though it was a financial drain on him for several years.


    Silkin ensured that ROH would continue by selling it to Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2011.


    He has remained with the company as an ambassador. Whenever the ROH World Title has changed hands, Silkin has presented the belt to the new champion in the ring.




  • Registered Users Posts: 11,187 ✭✭✭✭B.A._Baracus


    Get what you are saying. The more promotions out there, the better. More jobs and even from a fans point of view more promotions (especially top indies) more great wrestlers coming through.

    I like to think of the positives tho. I don't think roh would have been about for much longer. They were doing a restructure (which could have been masking aew's purchase) but let's say they indeed were restructuring. They sold it without much thought. I don't think roh would have been around in 3 years. Better aew have it and use it as a feeder than wwe just gutting it for the type library.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,434 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Tony Khan will be handling the creative for Supercard of Honor.

    I am wondering are the title holders actually still under contract to ROH since they have been carrying and defending the belts over the last few month with one belt actually changing hands.



  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_




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    I was looking up supercard of honour on Fite. 32.99??? Is that a mistake or is that the actual price of the PPV?



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    All roh international talents american visa are about to expire as roh did not seek to renew any of them



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,240 ✭✭✭✭~Rebel~


    I presume quite a few would have decent grounds for their own O1's anyway, with a publicly broadcast body of work to be able to point to.



  • Registered Users Posts: 53,977 ✭✭✭✭Headshot


    Bought my first ever ROH PPV.

    Looking forward to Supercard



  • Registered Users Posts: 53,977 ✭✭✭✭Headshot


    Nope.

    I bought it from the fite.tv website which is in dollars, so i've paid roughly 27 euro



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,846 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Thinking of buying that myself. I'd say it'll be good and I'm curious as to what the new era will be like.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,884 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Just out of interest, were ye planning on getting it before or did Tony Khan's purchase push you?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,846 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    I was curious before. I've been buying a few PPVs on Fite recently, some of the GCW and Impact ones. I watch them when I get the chance. But yeah the AEW link makes it more interesting to me now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 53,977 ✭✭✭✭Headshot


    Yup the AEW link very much gets me interested



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,635 ✭✭✭RollieFingers


    Looking forward to it, easily the most interesting card of the weekend.

    Lethal/Moriarty and Swerve/Zayne should be sick, obviously Briscoes/FTR too.

    I think Gresham unifies the titles and gets confronted by one of the originals after, Joe or Claudio maybe!



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