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ROH: A Night of Appreciation (04.2002)

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ROH: A Night of Appreciation
April 27, 2002
Philadelphia, PA
Murphy Rec Center

We see the Carnage Crew (HC Loc and Tony DeVito) getting together. HC Loc is the ref who got abused by the Natural Born Sinners on the first show. All I know about Tony DeVito is the jobber work he did on WWF TV in the 1990s. Anyways, they beat up a couple of ring crew guys and laugh it up.

Elsewhere, Quiet Storm wants to stretch Brian XL because he doesn’t like him. When Brian calls Storm a beeyotch, Chris Divine asks him what his problem is. This is Ring of Honor heat, bro.

Outside the Murphy Rec Center, Christopher Street Connection (wearing Da Hit Squad t-shirts) try to take over Da Hit Squad’s duty to hype the crowd before the show. As soon as Da Hit Squad find out and catch them making out, they chase these gay dudes back to NYC. For some reason, Dan Maff starts quoting Roddy Piper lines at the CSC.

Back to the Quiet Storm situation, he goes and finds American Dragon to teach his partner one of those freaky-looking submissions. While Brian XL is still talking crap, Dragon comes up behind him and stretches him real good.

Over in the Puerto Rican locker room, Tony DeVito enters the room on Da Hit Squad and Boogalou. He threatens Boogalou and walks out.

In other places, the old man from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission appears again to give the guys some details about who will be watching them tonight. How could they possibly care less? Eddie Guerrero gets a round of applause. This will be his last night in ROH and he’s already the WWF IC champ. The old man gives Spanky a hard time for wearing headphones while he’s talking. Anyways, this is a night of appreciation for Eddie Guerrero.

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ROH: Round Robin Challenge (03.2002)

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ROH: Round Robin Challenge
March 30, 2002
Philadelphia, PA
Murphy Rec Center

In the locker room, Christopher Daniels says he considers Ring of Honor as just another independent promotion. He says he should know – he’s been in every independent promotion in America. He also disses the code of honor and tells us he’s here to pin shoulders to the mat, not shake hands. Tonight, Christopher Daniels will prove to Bryan Danielson and Low-Ki that he is the best independent wrestler in the USA today. The only thing you can do about it is say your prayers.

Gotta love all the faggy dance music used here in the promos. That’s SOOO Rob Feinstein. Then everything changes to some crappy hardcore music. Riiiight.

We see Da Hit Squad again ready to hype the fans standing outside the Murphy Rec Center on Shunk Street – a couple blocks away from the ECW Arena. Yeah, the ROH fans are SO HYPE now.

Just so there’s no mistaking, here is the Code of Honor. I feel like Gary Michael Capetta should be reading this like he does the Wargames rules in WCW.

Elsewhere in the back, Quiet Storm wants to show Chris Divine how to do a crossface chickenwing. If he hurts Divine, Divine will have to take him outside and show him what it’s like. Well, Quiet Storm puts the hold nice and loose on Divine when Bryan Danielson comes walking by and REALLY shows Chris Divine how a crossface chickenwing feels. BEST IN THE WORLD~!

Your hosts are Donnie B and Steve Corino.
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ROH: The Era of Honor Begins (02.2002)

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ROH: The Era of Honor Begins
February 23, 2002
Philadelphia, PA
Murphy Rec Center

If the name didn’t give it away, this is the first-ever Ring of Honor show. The original idea was that ROH would take the best of the American independent wrestling scene and put them all onto a mega huge super show once a month. But it’s not going to be like all the other sportz entertainment bullcrap promotions that the mainstream companies have jammed down your throats for the past five years. ROH also refuses to give our fans the outdated insulting gimmicks that we saw from a decade ago. In fact, the wrestlers here must abide by a code of honor in order to remain in this promotion. What could go wrong, AMIRITE?

Before anything gets started, we see Da Hit Squad hyping ROH to the tour buses coming in from NYC and Boston.

Your hosts are Donnie B and Steve Corino.
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NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #14 10/2/2002

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National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #14
Date: 10/2/2002
From: Nashville, Tennessee

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NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #13 9/25/2002

National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #13 9-25-2002
From: Nashville, Tennessee

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Mike Tenay and Don West welcome to NWA-TNA. Tenay goes over a couple of matches tonight which include Jeff Jarrett taking on BG James and NWA-TNA X-Division Champion Jerry Lynn defending against NWA-TNA World Heavyweight Champion Ron Killings in a lumberjack match. Read the rest of this entry

NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #11 8/28/2002

National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #11

Date: 8-28-2002
From: Nashville, Tennessee

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NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #10 8/21/2002

National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #10 8-21-2002
From: Nashville, Tennessee

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NWA-TNA Weekly PPV 8/14/2002

National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #9 8-14-2002
From: Nashville, Tennessee

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ROH Era of Honor Begins 2/23/2002

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Ring of Honor presents Era of Honor Begins
Date: February 23rd, 2002
From: Philadelphia, PA

This is the first show of Ring of Honor. A video of the wrestlers on the show is shown. Read the rest of this entry

ROH World Heavyweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Low-Ki Christopher Daniels 7/27/2002 Crowning A Champion[1]
Xavier Low-Ki 9/21/2002 Unscripted
Samoa Joe Xavier 3/22/2003 Night of Champions
Austin Aries Samoa Joe 12/26/2004 Final Battle
CM Punk Austin Aries 6/18/2005 Death Before Dishonor III
James Gibson CM Punk 8/12/2005 Redemption[2]
Bryan Danielson James Gibson 9/17/2005 Glory By Honor IV
Homicide Bryan Danielson 12/23/2006 Final Battle
Takeshi Morishima Homicide 2/17/2007 Fifth Year Festival
Nigel McGuinness Takeshi Morishima 10/6/2007 Undeniable
Jerry Lynn Nigel McGuinness 4/3/2009 Supercard of Honor IV
Austin Aries (2) Tyler Black 6/13/2009 Manhattan Mayhem III[3]

Footnotes:
[1]: Once a 16-man tournament reached the quarterfinals, the remaining competitors were Low-Ki, Christopher Daniels, Doug Williams, and Spanky. These four men met in a four-way 60-minute ironman match where the wrestler with the most falls wins the title. Also if you suffered a pinfall, you would lose a point from your score. After 60 minutes, Low-Ki barely beat out Christopher Daniels with a score of 3-2 to become the first-ever Ring of Honor champion.
[2]: This was a fatal four-way match which also included Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels.
[3]: This was a triple-threat match which also included the ROH world champion Jerry Lynn; however, Aries scored the pinfall on Black.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

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