An Honorable Mention w/ Shane Hagadorn & Jeff Schwartz

An Honorable Mention w/ Shane Hagadorn & Jeff Schwartz

On An Honorable Mention, former ROH wrestler and manager Shane Hagadorn and his co-host Jeff Schwartz discuss a different event, star, or period from Ring Of Honor history each episode! Shane was there, and shares his ROH expertise, experiences, and secrets with the audience, leaving no stone unturned!

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May 11, 2021 191 min
Samoa Joe is a bona fide legend within the lore of Ring of Honor, if not the modern wrestling landscape as a whole. To this day, over fifteen years since his lone World Championship run ended, Joe still stands as the longest reigning champion in ROH’s history at 645 days. Nigel McGuinness is the only man remotely close with a single run, and even that falls 100 days shy of Joe’s tenure at the top.

To this day, Samoa Joe (officially)...
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You let us hear your voice in another poll, this time via Twitter, and now we present the winner of said poll: MANHATTAN MAYHEM V!!!

In the aftermath of a Jay Briscoe injury forcing him to relinquish the title, ROH held a tournament to crown the next champion. Spread out over four events, three of the Quarter-Final matches took place inside the Hammerstein Ballroom on this August night!

Karl Anderson, Michael Elgin, Roderick Strong, ...
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This one is for Kevin Ford (@kford13) and marks a return to the legendary SUMMER OF PUNK back in 2005! Not only is it that historic time frame for ROH, it is also a rather infamous period in the larger wrestling history as Matt Hardy was briefly terminated from WWE, made a blueprint for wrestling’s future with viral marketing via the social media of the day, and was back to TV before ever making his first independent appearance...
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The swamplands of Edison, NJ and the Inman Sports Club played host to quite a few historic ROH events over the years featuring international debuts, title changes, epic rivalries, and classic matches.
April 2007 was no exception as ROH returned to New Jersey for the second time in 2007 with one enormous title match, no hyperbole whatsoever, with Nigel versus Morishima for the ROH World Title! Plus tremendous story telling action aro...
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On April 11th of 2011, the wrestling world lost one of its brightest stars, and most beloved individuals: Alex Whybrow aka the legendary ”Sweet n Sour” Larry Sweeney. It was a loss that extended far beyond the confines of a wrestling ring as Alex touched the lives of fans, friends, and co-workers in ways that surpassed a match o...
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April 6, 2021 226 min
MARCH MADNESS has ended, and it is now POLL TIME! As has been our tradition since the birth of the show, we run a Mania Weekend poll this time of year to look at one of ROH’s many events piggy-packed off the event.

This year the winner of the poll showcases the Wrestling Observer 2006 Match Of The Year, a World Title fight that should have been in that conversation, one of the best AJ Styles performances of his 05/06 ROH run, and pl...
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The Finals of MARCH MADNESS HAVE ARRIVED and we are up to 2019 with this one! If you’re not sure what March Madness has been, it was a month where Jeff chose shows following Shane’s departure from Ring of Honor that Hagadorn has never seen before!

This final show for MARCH MADNESS takes us to the Summer of 2019 and the face of ROH post-ELITE, post-MSG, post-NJPW. Suffice to say the effect on crowd size is quite noticeable from the e...
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The Semi-Finals of MARCH MADNESS are upon us! March Madness is the month where Jeff is picking shows following Shane’s departure from Ring of Honor, events that he has never seen before!

With our fourth week of these shenanigans, Jeff jumped to later in 2017 and of course picked another show in Ohio! We’ve got Bullet Club to discuss, and the impact of the BTE YouTube Show! Plus it’s early Jay White, Jonathan Gresham, Josh Woods, Sha...
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It’s time for MARCH MADNESS: ROUND THREE! What is our March Madness you ask? It means that all month long, Jeff is picking shows that took place AFTER Shane’s departure from Ring of Honor, events that he has never seen before!

With week three of these festivities, Jeff took us to 2016 and ROH’s old stomping grounds of Collinsville, IL! We’ve got MAKE WRESTLING GREAT AGAIN, Year O...
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It’s MARCH MADNESS: ROUND TWO here on the podcast! What that means is all March long, Jeff is picking shows that took place AFTER Shane’s departure from Ring of Honor that he has never seen before!

For the second week of madness, Jeff jumped ahead in 2015 to (Robert) California, PA and one giant empty building! It is certainly not the brightest example of the product, low points and some highlights, including a rare Matt Jackson sin...
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Time for some MARCH MADNESS here on the podcast! This whole month, Jeff has chosen shows that took place AFTER Shane’s tenure with Ring of Honor that he has never seen before!

To kick it all off, Jeff has taken us to 2015 and ye old Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton! It’s a show that Shane cursed Jeff for choosing, largely because Hagadorn was not a fan of Alberto Del Rio in the WWE, so we shall see if this event changes anyth...
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Let’s go back in time to the days of the Murphy Rec Center, before the ROH Title even existed much less became a World Title, before there were even any titles to speak of in Ring of Honor!
In fact, in honor of the 19th anniversary, we are going all the way back to day one for ROH with a legendary three way match main event but a horrendous introductory sequence of events, a show billed as the antithesis of sports entertainment that...
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It was your turn to decide the show, and you voted for this week’s topic in the anniversary poll! With a load of options to pick from, y’all selected the 6TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW from 2008, and we are thankful for it!

Featuring, inarguably, one of the greatest matches in Ring of Honor’s 19 year history between Bryan Danielson & Nigel McGuinness, it also gives fans three additional championship matches covering three different compan...
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It has been awhile since we have done a wrestler profile, so this week on AHM Jeff and Shane take a look at the earliest years of Nigel McGuinness in Ring of Honor! From his debut in 2003 up through NIGHT OF THE GRUDGES II, our hosts explore Nigel’s matches against Homicide, Samoa Joe, Colt Cabana, John Walters, and more!

They talk about first impressions, how he grew as a wrestler and a performer, and Nigel’s importance to the pr...
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Enough of 2012, we are back to 2008 and stuck in the worst snowfall Long Island experienced that year!
It’s the night before NYC and the 6TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, and wrestlers can’t make it, the office might not make it, TNA is also running on the island, and we just had one unscripted event!
So scrambling ensues, and something meaningful is created out of the chaos with a #1 Contender’s Tournament! This night also heralded the arrival ...
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So, RISE & PROVE...where four teams from outside ROH occupy 3 of the 8 matches on the card and vie for the right, not to challenge for the tag titles, but rather to earn a Proving Ground Match with the champs, and THEN try and win a future title match. Sure why not, four outside talents saves money and does not at all dilute your product for a debut in the market…
At least a World Tag Team Title match is offered up in the main e...
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Take me down, underground, the ground beneath The Scope…

Let’s run two hours, pay the team….Wrestling’s Greatest…

To go ten minutes, with job guys, and lose it anyway….

Yeah so here we are in a Scope adjacent building that looks like a parking garage minus the cars, and presenting a two hour event for the fans (at least the DVD version). Eddie is there with staph to do a lot of nothing, Rhett and his crutches are not there though, but...
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For the first time in a year, Ring of Honor returned to Philadelphia for something besides HDNet! Not only that, it was the first time ROH was back at the National Guard Armory since June of 2008! The armory was the home of many CZW wars, pay-per-view events, Muta, Kobashi, and Misawa appearances, but had been neglected for over three years!
Jeff and Shane talk how this certainly affected the gate, how it was simultaneously Hagadorn...
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Because you voted FINAL BATTLE 2010 for that poll, we kick off 2021 with a journey to the first event of 2011! It also marks the very first Champions versus All-Stars battle!

Jeff and Shane talk the “honorable” Virginia state athletic commision, blood, Homicide, disingenuous Davey promos, and more!!

We kick off 2021 with a journey back to 2011 and CHAMPIONS VS. ALL-STARS this week on AN HONORABLE MENTION, presented by PATREON.COM/ANH...
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One year ago, we inducted our very first class into the HONORABLE MENTION HONORABLE HALL OF FAME OF HONOR. CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, The Briscoes, and Cary Silkin were nominated by 20 judges including ROH alumni, fans, and others!

This year we expanded the voting to 50 judges (pulling from wrestlers, fans, former ROH production staff, wrestling media, podcasters, and others) to nominate our 2nd class for the AHMHHOFOH! Wh...
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