Ring of Honor TV
From: Spartanburg, SC
Kevin Kelly and Jim Cornette are standing in the ring to open up the programming. Tonight, we will see two providing ground matches. Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team will meet the House of Truth and the ROH Television Champion Jay Lethal will square off against TJ Perkins. We hear from Lethal who says he respects Perkins and says tonight is nothing personal and will hold the title for his life. Perkins shares his thoughts as well saying they have a lot in common. He is here to win what he feels in his, and that’s the ROH Television Championship. Perkins doesn’t need twenty minutes to prove that he is worthy of the championship. “It’s the thunder that scares you, but it’s the lighting that will hurt you.” Read the rest of this entry
ROH: Night of Champions
From a promo sent by Steve Corino while he was backstage taking a shower after a Zero-One show in Japan dated from back at the last ROH show a week earlier, he says he’s got two words for Christopher Daniels – dare me.
Meanwhile back in Philadelphia, Jody Fleisch decides not to party with Mikey Whipwreck and the Special K tonight because he’s got his big match with Low-Ki. Whipwreck demands some rock n roll from the DJ and the Special K boys cover their ears. It’s harshing their mellow!
Interview with the Prophecy: Christopher Daniels says if Doug Williams can beat him for the FWA title, then he can start shaking hands again in ROH. Xavier tells Joe that he can’t beat him because Joe couldn’t beat Low-Ki, which Xavier could in order to win the ROH title. Tonight, Joe’s just going to be X’ed out like everybody before him. Oh yeah, and they are ready for Steve Corino. Off the mic but not really, Daniels tries to talk Xavier out of defending the belt against Joe, putting him over as the hardest hitting guy he’s ever faced.
Your hosts are Ray Murrow and Chris Lovey.
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ROH: One Year Anniversary
Low-Ki is the first face we see as he’s walking up to the building. During the first year of ROH, the company has implemented respect, honor, discipline and dedication back into wrestling. It’s been a monumental year and now a new year is upon us, so you better get ready!
They show a video package with highlights of the first year in ROH.
ROH First Year Flashback: The Era of Honor Begins – Low Ki vs. American Dragon vs. Christopher Daniels – a match that set the standard for ROH.
Paul London gets some promo time and mentions how he plans to take home some gold tonight.
Your hosts are Ray Murrow & Chris Lovey. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been a wrestling fan as far as I can have memories (which is like three years old and I’m 22 – my memory wasn’t erased at 16 or anything – MEN IN BLACK~!) and I’ve been to WWF Survivor Series 2001, TV tapings, Nitro, and enough Saturday night indy feds in North Carolina to make me hate indy feds in North Carolina and I have never been in such a great wrestling atmosphere. The best wrestling experience of my life was Glory by Honor 7. The crowd was incredibly hot and into everything that happened, which also included a great card. Plus, you add in the prestige and history of being in the old ECW arena for a wrestling show and you’ve got enough to make for an amazing evening. The people there were so open and you felt apart of the show and I liked that. It seems hard to find that these days in wrestling.
– Jerry Lynn vs. Kenny King: Good opener. I had never seen Kenny King before. He’s like 2005 Shelton Benjamin with a dash of charisma. Lynn still looks good in the ring and the Philly crowd made sure to give him a warm welcome. I think they owed him that since I had heard he wasn’t too impressed with the ROH crowd. Lynn wins with the Cradle Piledriver. ** 1/2 Read the rest of this entry
ROH: Road to the Title
Your hosts are Donnie B and Steve Corino.
Tonight we have four different tournaments going on with 16 guys to determine the four challengers who will compete in the Four-Way 60-minute Iron Man match on 7/27/02 in Philly so we can crown the first ROH champion. Read the rest of this entry
PWG: Uncanny X-Mas
December 18, 2004
Yeah I know I said I was going to do the first All Star Weekend: Night Two show next, but I picked this show up back on Mother’s Day. Oh! I also took advantage of Highspots.com’ s ‘May Insane Deals’ deal on the 31st and bought five PWG shows from early 2004, which I will probably start on next to avoid going too far forward before I go backwards – if that makes any sense at all.
Your hosts are Disco Machine and Excalibur. Read the rest of this entry
ROH: Manhattan Mayhem
New York, NY
ROH World Champion: Austin Aries (since 12/26/2004)
ROH Pure Champion: Jay Lethal (since 3/5/2005)
ROH Tag Team Champions: BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs (since 4/2/2005)
Good Times, Great Memories with Colt Cabana: He’s in downtown New York, DADDY-O! People are asked what they think of Nigel McGuinness and one guy who looks like he was a tad irresponsible with LSD back in the ’60s says, “He sounds like he has a British sounding name.” Classic stuff.
From there, we go to Earlier Today. Samoa Joe meets Jay Lethal in the ring. Lethal starts to thank Joe for all he’s done for him until Joe shoves him back and yells at him because obviously he’s taught Jay nothing if he’s here to thank him right before they get into the ring. Joe is here to take his title, and if Lethal has learned anything from Joe, its that he has to do whatever it takes to keep Joe from taking his belt. To prove Joe wrong, Lethal pie faces Joe into the corner and tells him after tonight, Lethal will tell Joe where to meet HIM from now on. Okay, I am really feeling this title match now.
Your hosts are Jimmy Bower & Dave Prazak. Read the rest of this entry
ROH: Joe vs. Punk II
Chicago Ridge, IL
ROH World Champion: Samoa Joe (since 3/22/2003)
ROH Pure Champion: John Walters (since 8/28/2004)
ROH Tag Team Champions: Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero (since 8/7/2004)
CM Punk tells us that this is *his* backyard. Well, specifically Samoa Joe, but us watching at home too I guess.
Generation Next sans Austin Aries mentions how they may have lost to the Second City Saints and Ricky Steamboat with his fancy schmancy chops and armdrags in Dayton the night before, but tonight Alex Shelley will be rid of Jimmy Jacobs. Strong and Evans will also take on the Rottweilers, Homicide and Rocky Romero. Evans ~ “THE ROTTWEILERS AIN’T HOOD! THEY GON’ GET SERVED! AND YOU KNOW THIS, MAN!”
Your hosts are Jimmy Bower and Mark Nulty. Read the rest of this entry
Yeah! Everybody loves mix tapes! I’m starting with the letter A and doing ten-match profiles on everybody great I can find.
It’s probably a little risky to start with this guy because the first wrestler I recap sets the precedent on whether or not you the reader continues to care or not, but don’t worry. Besides, you can’t spell AJ Styles without the letter A! (duh), so he has to be first on our list. Read the rest of this entry
TNA Final Resolution 2006
January 15, 2006
OH SNAP! My childhood hero is back in black again. THE STINGER! Was it a big mistake on TNA’s part? We’re about to find out. I still say they should’ve waited until Benoit’s contract was up and sign him instead. History proves that nostalgia is only cool until the high wears off.
Your hosts are Mike Tenay & Don West.