Night two in the....state....of Ohio (clearly, Hagadorn wrote this) and this time in Cleveland at the haunted location of the Gray's Armory! Title versus title with the World Champion taking on the Pure Champion, the Tag Titles up for grabs, some sleeper gems in the undercard, and a lengthy dive into just who our hosts think should've represented CZW over Super Dragon if logic (rather than what would draw) was applied to t... Read more
The feud with Combat Zone Wrestling was raging strong, Bryan Danielson was dominate as World Champion, while Aries & Strong, as well as Nigel McGuinness, were proving the same with their respective championship reigns. This April weekend, lovingly referred to in the office as an “In The Red Weekend”, Ring of Honor headed to Ohio (specifically Dayton and Cleveland) for a pair of shows in which every championship (ALL THREE OF T... Read more
It was the second night in Florida for ROH in January of 2009, the make good for the November 2008 shows that didn't happen, and this one put us back in Orlando. Another round of Proving Ground type matches, a match that should be legendary in the archives of ROH between Danielson & Generico, a shockingly hard-hitting 6-Man tag, and D'Lo Brown in the house!
Join Jeff & Shane as they talk “Proving Ground ... Read more
January 2009 was the beginning of a new world in many ways for Ring of Honor. Adam Pearce had been in charge as the head booker since November of 2008, but the new year was really his opportunity to tell his story rather than finishing up the stories Gabe had started.
One of those first chances came when ROH headed to Florida (a make-good for the canceled October 2008 trip) with the pair of Proving Ground events loaded ... Read more
It's the end of the year and those of us at An Honorable Mention have decided to wrap up 2019 with the very first HONORABLE HALL OF FAME OF HONOR!!! We doubt a true HoF is something that will ever exist within Ring of Honor so we decided to start one of our own.
We reached out to our Patreon members, ROH alumni, and a small selection of fans for their top 5 choices for the inaugural class of the HHOFOH. All in-ring competi... Read more
A trios tournament...in Ring of Honor...yup, that's what we did in 2005 (and one time later, and one other time that didn't end up happening, and that's just under Gabe's book, not counting the 6 Man Tag Titles that came in the future).
It is a show that has one singles match, only one title defense out of the 3 belts ROH had at the time, the tag champions are not even on the show, and many of these team... Read more
What a long, long, long day; starting with a snowstorm in Manassas, VA and a never-ending drive to NYC, and followed by a long show, a long main event, and the long night of hurry up & wait that always accompanied the clean-up at The Grand Ballroom. That was the story of “Final Battle 2009”, an event that has an infamous reputation among the long-time ROH faithful.
But is it deserved? Is the main event one hour draw ... Read more
The G-Funk PPV era was so fun! Here's a PPV taped in December, that aired in March, was released on DVD in April, and thus was one of TWO Rising Above pay per views that aired in 2008. Plus it's not aired in the same order it took place, the first match is like the 3rd match, but some of it is missing and put on the DVD as bonus footage, and the PPV main event happens in the middle of the live event...you get the idea.
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F*** Basketball City....that's it, that's all this show is about.
It's not about the massive cage match THAT IS NOT A WARGAMES MATCH, nor is it about Corino and Homicide locking horns for the first time in 2 years in an ROH ring, and it's not about the hidden gem (AVAILABLE IN THE ARCHIVES) that is D... Read more
Guess what's back? Back again? 2003....tell your friends!
That's right, Jeff & Shane venture back to 2003 for one of the most violent nights in ROH's history to that point (arguably in the entire 17 year history really), the night Steve Corino and Homicide met inside the confines of barbed wire. Sure there was other stuff going on that night, a first-time ever meeting of the World Title and a Tag Team Ti... Read more
Welcome to the world of Ring Of Honor without Bryan Danielson or Nigel McGuinness, a world with HDNet (for whatever that was worth), and a world in flux as ROH struggles to find a new sense of identity. Slave to many master one might say...
In the closing months of 2009, ROH broke from the fairgrounds of Detroit and moved to the suburbs in Novi to hold this one. Now, a decade later, we take a look back to debated the m... Read more
The arrival of the legendary Jushin “Thunder” Liger to Ring of Honor was a big deal! We'd had The Great Muta, we'd had Shinjiro Ohtani, we'd had Satoshi Kojima, but it is safe to say that Liger may be the most influential Japanese legend yet to appear on an ROH event. He defined Junior Heavyweight wrestling for future generations, a inspiration that was readily apparent in ROH back in 2004, and to have him on two events... Read more
This one is for all of you, and created by all of you (but a topic suggested by friend of show Josh Gavin)! It is the Hidden Gems of Ring of Honor as chosen by YOU, our listeners, via e-mail and message boards, tweets and videos, and whatever other way they were submitted.
With choices ranging from early years match-ups, to HDNet bouts lost to the ages, to Sinclair Era stuff you can actually see on Honor Club (unlike m... Read more
Here we are after a week's diversion with that excellent Bird interview; it is time to head to San Francisco for that infamous convention and the Ring of Honor event that accompanied the fiasco we refer to as “the Fyre Festival of pro wrestling”.
It's a bit about the drive, a bit about time in the city, a bit about the event, and a bit more than all that as well. Wrestling and no-shows and punching Don Frye and ... Read more
Change of plans...such is life.
This week we were going to tackle “Chaos At The Cow Palace” as a follow-up to “Survival of the Fittest 2007”, but life forced a change to the plan. So it is our honor to present to you, the Honorable Fans, this special interview conducted with Shawn “Bird” Carr (@ShawnSaveYour) originally done as a Patreon Exclusive.
Don't know who Bird is?
If you attended any... Read more
Let's be honest...this one is not about the wrestling show really, it's about before the show; the travel to get there and the adventures in Vegas before we ever rang the bell. It's about the road trip and its shenanigans, its about breaking into abandoned casinos and the people you meet in Vegas and the times shared with friends. This is the story of “Survival of the Fittest 2007”, with a smidge of San Francisco, as ... Read more
15 Year ago...Midnight Express Reunion...a historic night indeed as it marked the first time the entire Midnight Express shared the ring in the same place at the same time. Cornette, Condrey, Eaton, and Lane reunited in Philadelphia that night to celebrate their history and to be recognized by ROH for their historic career.
But more importantly than that to the whole of professional wrestling history...that night also marked t... Read more
It was one of THE most historic nights in Ring of Honor's history up to that point, and remains so to this day. The night Kenta Kobashi came to ROH to battle it out with Samoa Joe inside a hotel ballroom, and in turn sold more DVD's than any other event in the 10 year tenure of Shane Hagadorn in ROH, netted a 5 Star rating (in the days before there were 92 star matches), and still gives our hosts goosebumps to this day!
Welcome to a little piece of it in Long Island, NY as The American Dragon Bryan Danielson challenges James Gibson for the ROH World Title! This is the night that started the epic title reign of The AmericanDragon, and saw the beginning of the end of Gibson's run with ROH.
It also should have been the night Jay Lethal was made, buuuuuut,,,,
It was also the final night of Mick Foley with ... Read more
We've been talking a mystery show for weeks, and finally we can deliver!!!
His was a long and storied career with Ring of Honor, and now Jimmy Jacobs joins us himself to talk about it all! From the early days of Huss to the tenure of The Decade, Jimmy's career was one of near constant evolution and we touch on all of it in this 2+ hour conversation.
And it's not just talk of this ma... Read more