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Posted On February 8, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn Indy News

Ring of Honor TV Report – February 8, 2014

Ring of Honor TV Report – February 8, 2014 Commentators: Kevin Kelly – Play-By-Play Steve Corino- Color Welcome to a Road Rage edition of Ring of Honor, which emanates from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Tonight, we name our Top Prospect, as well as find out who walks away victorious in our Ring of Honor World Television Championship Match. Adrenaline RUSH (Tadarius Thomas & ACH) vs. The Decade (BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs) w/ Roderick Strong This was a great hybrid of aerial and technical maneuvers, with ACH and Thomas managing to shineRead More
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Matt Hardy and friends will be running an OMEGA Championship Wrestling event on Saturday, February 22nd in Smithfield, North Carolina to benefit the Autism Society of NC. Jeff Hardy, who is currently off TNA TV, will be making a special appearance at the show. Other names advertised include Matt Hardy, Reby Sky, Hurricane Helms, Gunner, CW Anderson, Christian York and others. Stars of TruTV’s Lizard Lick Towing will also be appearing.Read More
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- Internally Ring of Honor officials were caught completely off guard by WWE.com’s article on their influence to the company. They were very pleased by it and feel it came at a great time, as the return of AJ Styles aired two days before the article went live on the site, and with them plugging the ROH website, when fans clicked on the link it brought them to a picture of Styles on the front page, someone they may recognize, bolstering the attention they were getting just that much more.Read More
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- Following is Jay Briscoe’s final promo on Adam Cole ahead of their clash for his Briscoe “Real” World Championship, which takes place Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas: – RD Evans has continued “The New Streak” by travelling to North Korea:Read More
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Palm Tree Books sent the following today: Feb. 5, 2014 – PITTSBURGH – Author L. Anne Carrington dared to be different when she burst on the literary scene in 2010 with The Cruiserweight, her first wrestling-based novel in a four-part series. The Cruiserweight Series’ third book, Klass Act, was named 2013 Sport Book of the Year by Turning the Pages Books. Ms. Carrington takes her interest in sports entertainment further with Billy Kidman: The Shooting Star,an unauthorized nonfiction account of the former cruiserweight star soon to be released by Florida-basedRead More
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- Mike Johnson of PWInsider has noted that there has been no internal discussion within Ring of Honor about a possible CM Punk return. The belief is if he doesn’t want to wrestle for the money he’d get doing it for WWE, then he probably doesn’t want to do it, period. – Everyone can now watch AJ Styles’ Ring of Honor return and television debut against Roderick Strong from the sold-out Nashville Fairgrounds, Nashville, Tennessee, as it is now available for general audience members at ROHWrestling.com. All you have toRead More
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- In the second episode of The Kevin Kelly Show, the Voice of Ring of Honor talks about CM Punk’s departure, the aftermath of Super Bowl XLVIII, his memories of Mae Young and much more. Kevin then speaks with former TNA and current ROH star AJ Styles and takes your #AsKKevin Twitter questions in addition to looking at the news of the day! The Kevin Kelly Show is available on iTunes and Stitcher by searching for Place to Be Podcast and can be downloaded and listened to by clicking here.Read More
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- Michael Bennett will face Mark Briscoe this Saturday when Ring of Honor hosts State of the Art in San Antonio, TX, here’s what Bennett has to say alongside fiancé Maria Kanellis: – Following is the updated card for Saturday’s ROH State of the Art event. “REAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP” Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Adam Cole FOUR CORNER SURVIVAL Tommaso Ciampa vs. Jay Lethal vs. Michael Elgin vs. Kevin Steen PROVING GROUND MATCH reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) vs. Adrenaline RUSH (ACH & TaDarius Thomas) BJ Whitmer vs. Raymond RoweRead More
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- In the latest newswire Ring of Honor acknowledges WWE.com’s article on the promotion, detailing its influence on the wrestling business, and featuring the thoughts of ROH alumni Antonio Cesaro, Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan and former booker Gabe Sapolsky. In addition ROH have asked fans which ROH wrestler has influenced pro-wrestling the most, and for you to tweet your thoughts to their Twitter account @RingofHonor with the hashtag #TheROHInfluence. – It was also noted in the newswire that Roderick Strong will be at State of the Art in San Antonio,Read More
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Posted On February 5, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns, Indy News

The Two Sheds Review: Nigel McGuinness: In It To Win It

One of the things I enjoy about reviewing Ring of Honor DVDs is their compilations, and although I do enjoy taking a look at their more shows there’s nothing better than seeing classic matches featuring some of the company’s legends. Which is why I’m looking forward to settling down in front of the old goggle box as we take a look at another ROH tribute to a former World Champion in the form of the two disc Nigel McGuinness: In It To Win It. And as is the custom withRead More
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WWE.com has a really good piece up looking at ROH & the impact it’s had on the WWE. Here is an excerpt from their piece: In fall 2005, 600 fans packed into a small rec center in Suffolk County just three miles north of the Long Island Expressway to watch a wrestling show presented by a company called Ring of Honor. In one of the night’s main events, a fearless 5-foot-8 grappler defeated a hard-nosed southerner for the ROH World Championship after more than 30 minutes of grueling action. ThoseRead More
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Extreme Rising Pro Wrestling returns to Pittsburgh, PA to present “BLACK, GOLD, AND EXTREME” live on iPPV Saturday, February 8th 2014 – 7pm Bell time. Doors open 6pm at the IRISH CENTRE 6886 Forward Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (in Squirrel Hill). -“The Franchise” SHANE DOUGLAS has informed us that he has scheduled to make an appearance, as he is troubled by Extreme Rising running Pittsburgh with him not booked, nor advertised. Pittsburgh is Douglas country. -“World Title Match” STEVIE RICHARDS (c) vs. “The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal” SABU -“Falls Count Anywhere”Read More
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Reality of Wrestling’s TV debut on The KUBE 57 in the Houston area on Feb. 2 got viewers up to speed with the history of the promotion, who’s who, and what to look forward to. ROW’s first event episode (set for Feb. 9) features several full matches, including a steel cage main event for the ROW Heavyweight Championship between champion Gustavo Mendoza and challenger The Pride. The debut episode on Feb 2 garnered a .23 Nielsen overnight rating in the Houston DMA, beating House on the USA Network, MSNBC InvestigatesRead More
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Chikara’s Assail Ant recently spoke with Pro Wrestling Smark Talk’s Smark Chat in an exclusive interview and discussed his career, NWA DAWG and the return of Chikara.Read More
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Posted On February 4, 2014By Nickolas MageeIn Indy News

Indy Power Rankings For The Week Of February 3, 2014

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of February 3rd, 2014 1. Matt Cage-It was another split vote this week for Indy Power Rankings voters, but in the end, “Money” Matt Cage barely grabs the #1 spot. It was his overall body of work in 2014 that helped earn him the top spot this week. He did, however, grab yet another victory this week as he defeated Mallaki Matthews at DREAMWAVE Season Premiere on 2/1. The SCW Heavyweight and AAW Heritage Champion has made 2014 absolutely “Money” on his way toRead More
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On Friday night, February 7th, everyone will be thankful it’s Friday because Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) will return to the legendary Turners Hall (7325 Guthrie Ave, 44102) in Cleveland, OH to present TGIF! Bell time will be at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. Coming off the heels of the wildly successful Dead Presidents event in December, TGIF promises to deliver all the action and excitement you’ve come to expect from AIW. In the Main Event, the brand new AIW Absolute Champion Michael Elgin will begin his reign by attemptingRead More
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“The Southern Stomper” Luke Hawx recently took some time to sit down for an interview with PWMania. Hawx, who hails from New Orleans has been wrestling for almost 15 years and currently competes for the up-and-coming promotion Extreme Rising. Below is the exclusive interview: Thank you for taking the time to talk to PWMania.com. My first question is how did you decide to become a professional wrestler? I always knew I wanted to be a pro wrestler. I never said I wanted to be a rockstar or a fireman. NoRead More
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Posted On February 2, 2014By Adam LeavelleIn Indy News

OVW Nightmare Rumble Review (TV 754) – February 1, 2014

It’s the OVW Nightmare Rumble! Very much (exactly) like WWE’s Royal Rumble, OVW’s Nightmare Rumble, is an over the top battle royal, where a wrestlers enters every few minutes. There are twenty competitors, and the winner gets a shot at the OVW Heavyweight Championship. Also like the Royal Rumble, it’s a lot of fun, and often gives us a few surprise entrants. TPT, and Flash Flannigan, will start us off. These guys used to be enemies, but then teamed up. They now have a very big feud going on againstRead More
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Posted On February 2, 2014By Sloane TerechIn Indy News

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla DDT4 Results – January 31, 2014

The scene is the American Legion Hall #307 in Reseda, CA. To many this may be just another lodge, but to the wrestling fans of Southern California this is the home of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Friday night’s show was the opening of the 2014 year for PWG, and they came out swinging. The annual Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament – DDT4 – to determine the number one contender for the Young Bucks championship gold was a night of hard hits, high spots, and a flurry of fan interaction. ThisRead More