ROH Tag posted the following update regarding the Ring of Honor Tag Team Championship: Due to the unfortunate departure of Kenny King, one half of the ROH World Tag Team Champions, The All Night Express has been officially stripped of the ROH World Tag Team Titles, thus rendering the championship titles officially VACANT. As a result ROH officials have determined that there will be an 8 Team Tag Tournament beginning on August 3rd in Baltimore at The Du Burns Arena with the entire opening round of matches being featured at theRead More
Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champion Kenny King competed in a match on last Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling, defeating Lars Only to qualify for the TNA X Division Championship tournament at Destination X. Although his contract with Ring of Honor had expired on June 24, 2012, a verbal agreement stipulated that he would not be permitted to appear for other wrestling promotions in the meantime. Subsequently, ROH categorized King’s appearance as an unacceptable “breach of his verbal agreement” and severed ties with him. He has issued a statementRead More

Posted On July 7, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: ROH Homecoming 2012

It’s time to step into Ring of Honor territory once again for our latest DVD review as we head back to this past January where TV Champion Jay Lethal challenged World Champion Davey Richards at Homecoming 2012. The show began with tag team action as Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team, Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin, took on the Future Shock team of Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly in a Gateway to Honor re-match. I’m guessing this was after Haas and Benjamin turned heel, mainly because they were both wearing black andRead More
Ring of Honor posted the following statement on their Facebook page about Kenny King. The promotion noted that King verbally agreed to an extension of his contract. The deal would allow him to negotiate with, but not wrestle for, another organization without ROH’s permission. The statement also states that when ROH was informed of his intent to wrestle on Impact that they said it would violate his agreement, which he said he felt wasn’t fair and he would not honor. They added they won’t be doing business with King goingRead More
A Twitter feud between former WCW announcer Mark Madden and current Ring of Honor star/former WWE star Mike Mondo has went on for a few days now and resulted in former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis getting involved. Maria got involved after her boyfriend, ROH star Mike Bennett, defended Mondo and ROH, starting his own Twitter feud with Madden. Maria appeared to have enough after this tweet from Madden to Bennett, mentioning her relationship with CM Punk: “@ROHMikeBennett Does yer chick miss the big time? Does she miss Punk? She will…”Read More

Posted On June 30, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s Weekly Rundown 06/30/12

Impact Wrestling dominated TV this week in terms of quality, but sports entertainment as a whole was extremely fun to watch! The rundown is loaded this week, so let’s jump right into it! ROH Best In The World(06/24/12) Reaction: The Briscoes defeated the Guardians of Truth. Solid tag team action to start the show. I’m curious who the Guardians are; one of them had sporadic tattoos similar to Michael Cole(if Cole had a tan and fifty pounds of muscle, I’d be suspicious). Homicide defeated Eddie Edwards. This match was straightRead More
- The All Night Express defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin to win the ROH World Tag Team Title at Ring of Honor’s “Best in the World 2012″ iPPV in New York City. – Former WWF Tag Team Champions The Headbangers, are The Guardians of Truth, who faced Jay and Mark Briscoe at Ring of Honor’s “Best in the World 2012″ iPPV. – Adam Cole was badly banged up in his Hybrid Fighting Rules match against Kyle O’Reilly at Ring of Honor’s “Best in the World 2012″ iPPV. ROH uploadedRead More
Mike Lightning and I are back with our Ring of Honor Best in the World 2012 predictions! The card this year is once again stacked with potentially great matches, so let’s get down to business! Hybrid Fighting Rules Adam Cole vs Kyle O’Reilly ML: So, this feud has come full circle to an O’Reilly special match where he can use his jiu-jitsu training against a professional wrestler. Having already beat who many consider a 2012 breakout star in Adam Cole, this match should be the end of these two fightingRead More
This Sunday from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Ring of Honor presents Best in the World iPPV. Here is the card: * ROH champion Kevin Steen vs. Davey Richards – Anything Goes in Richards’ last title shot. * ROH Tag Team champions Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) vs. The All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) * Fit Finlay vs. Michael Elgin w/ Truth Martini * ROH World TV Champion Roderick Strong vs. Jay Lethal vs. “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa – ThreeRead More
- The wrestlers who Ryback squashed on Friday night’s WWE SmackDown were former NWA Smoky Mountain Empire Champion “The Real Deal” Chase Owens and former ROH star Ricky Reyes. – WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross had high praise for Daniel Bryan on Twitter. He wrote: “Arguably, @WWEDanielBryan is the most compelling wrestler in WWE today. No one in WWE wrestles more completely/skilled. Just my opinion.” – Vickie Guerrero is off the road because she’s sick with the stomach flu. She wrote on Twitter: “Hey everyone, sorry I havent respondedRead More

Posted On May 21, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Huge News: Ric Flair Gone From TNA Wrestling? Full Details

According to sources, people close to Ric Flair and TNA have confirmed that the two sides are at a major impasse, as there is a ton of heat on Flair for conduct outside the ring. One TNA source described the situation as, “being at the point it’s not worth keeping Flair around.” There have reportedly been a number of incidents involving Flair at local establishments and bars in Orlando since coming to the company. Sources say that Flair was banned from drinking at the Hard Rock Cafe in Citiwalk dueRead More
It was announced at the ROH TV taping tonight that Kevin Steen will defend the ROH Title against Davey Richards at the “Best in the World” iPPV next month. The match will be Richards’ only shot at the ROH title. ROH “Best in the World” will take place on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The show begins at 5:00pm EST.Read More
Ring of Honor has announced the following for this weekend’s TV tapings: ROH returns to The Du Burns Arena THIS Friday night, May 18th, for another round of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings as well as a special match that will be taped EXCLUSIVELY for internet broadcast! Here’s what’s on tap so far: – An interview with the new ROH World Champion “Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen – ROH World TV Title Match: Roderick Strong w/ Truth Martini vs. Tommaso Ciampa with The Embassy – The All Night ExpressRead More
Former ROH booker Gabe Sapolsky received the cease and desist letter from ROH in regard to his Facebook comments on May 15th. There has been bad blood between the two sides since Sapolsky was dismissed from the company, which led to EVOLVE’s creation. As previously reported, Sapolsky signed an agreement saying that he wouldn’t talk poorly about ROH, but Sapolsky believes that ROH is a different company now that Sinclair bought them and reorganized them under an LLC. Asked about the issue during a media conference call, ROH COO JoeRead More
Ring of Honor has fired off a cease and desist letter to former ROH booker Gabe Sapolsky. Sapolsky made comments on his Facebook on Monday slamming ROH for their latest round of iPPV issues that took place during the Border Wars show over the weekend. ROH is trying to enforce an agreement Sapolsky signed in October 2008 he left ROH agreeing not to disparage the company. Sapolsky is likely to contend that the agreement was signed before ROH was reorganized under Sinclair Broadcasting. He also never specifically mentioned ROH inRead More
– Ring of Honor head Joe Koff will be holding a media conference call tomorrow afternoon to address the iPPV issues with Border Wars and the company’s plans going forward with iPPV. — Walk up ticket sales for the Border Wars iPPV were the largest in some time for the company. — Jim Cornette was not in attendance as he was unable to get over the Canadian border during the company’s last shows there. Delirious ran the locker room, which he usually does with Cornette. — ROH will be tapingRead More
It’s time to enter Ring of Honor territory once again as we go back to December 2011 to look at the recently released Battle in the Carolinas two disc set. The first part of this two part review sees us travelling to Spartanburg in South Carolina for the first ever singles meeting in ROH of Eddie Edwards and El Generico, as well as the 20 man Honor Rumble. The show in question is Southern Defiance. The show began with Mike Bennett, sans Brutal Bob, taking on Adam Cole. This wasRead More
Border Wars is shaping up to potentially become the greatest pay per view in the history of Ring of Honor, and that’s saying a lot for a company that almost always delivers big on it’s pay per views. This show will feature the very best wrestlers of today along with three talents from the past that helped shape professional wrestling into what it is today. How can you not be excited for this show? Likely Match: Six Man Tag: The Young Bucks and Mike Mondo vs The All Night ExpressRead More
Dan “The Beast” Severn talked with Jason Freda of‘s “The Edge” Talk Pro Wrestling and MMA for a candid interview. Highlights of the interview: – Jim Cornette’s idea of of making him into “Goldberg” before there was a Goldberg. – His final year of competition is 2012- and who he wants to fight. Has he talked to Ken Shamrock? – Training Rashad Evans and giving him his start in the business. – His humble beginnings, and losing everything- prompting him to get into fighting. – Which former WWE andRead More