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Daily Discussion: Ring of Honor



Today’s topic: Are you a fan of Ring of Honor? Do you watch their weekly shows or attending ROH live events?

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14 Responses

  1. rob says:

    I have just started watching them after keepingtabs on them and they definately need a longer show.

  2. Mr. Black says:

    I love ring of honor. It’s the first independent wrestling company that I truly fell in love with. The entire basis that ROH was built off of was high quality, athletic competition, with wrestlers truly testing the limit night after night, purely out of their own passion for wrestling. ROH was a company that wanted to resurrect the roots of professional wrestling, and this was reflected in the “code of honor” which was a simple handshake at the beginning of each match. Now over the years ROH has struggled to redefine itself to cater to more casual wrestling fans. I think this is mostly due to the company being taken over by Sinclair broadcasting. Also there’s a lack of star power in the company, though a lack of talent has never gone missing. I’ve attended many ROH events but I wouldn’t say that the company is completely at a loss. There’s still plenty of time and young stars for them to sign long term to establish the company as a respectable company once again. Then again, there has been a significant shift in the way the WWE scouts talent, looking for more established wrestlers to hit the roster. This has made it difficult for ROH to sign stars long term. Only time will tell for the future of ROH, one thing is for sure though, they will always have the highest quality matches on any given show.

  3. Prince Dann says:

    Should be more widely known but isn’t. Has the talent, has the resources, but why arent they at least on a TNA level right now? Confused me for a long time.

  4. JuanS says:

    I hope this does come off sounding like I’m a wrestling snob- not my intent- but the biggest problem with ROH is the fan base they are trying to cater to. ROH can not sign Hulk Hogan- he would be booed out of the building by the ROH faithful, but TNA, for all their faults, realized that the signing of Hulk Hogan gave them that name they needed. Ring of Honor needs to figure if they want to be a wrestling company or if they want to be a known wrestling company. I love ROH but the WWE push John Cena and TNA pushes Hulk Hogan- name a big name well known name ROH can counter with? Talent wise they are far superior- but that doesn’t get you on national TV. Just my opinion.

  5. gerry says:

    Ive been to more ROH shows than I can count

  6. Denis says:

    Pound for pound, ROH has the the wrestling around. I just wish they had the financial resources to sign a few big names (who can actually wrestler) to go on a more national level. Given the right amount of exposure they could be big. When they were on HDNet I thought Mark Cuban might sink more money into them (ala Ted Turner) but that didn’t happen. Too bad. That could have put them over the top. Still not too late. Any billionaire takers out there?

  7. MC Live says:

    ROH is the best wrestling company hands down. Here’s the problem, wrestling has a small market. Entertainment, like it or not, is the biggest form of wrestling out there, and it’s why WWE has the biggest product. I love ROH. But, even though I want to, I don’t watch every weekly TV show. Sometimes I just don’t get around to logging on and watching on my computer or whatnot. A big thing ROH needs is to get on in bigger markets. New York, one of the biggest wrestling markets in the world, where most of the big ROH iPPV’s take place and where a lot of their hardcore fans live, and ROH isn’t even on TV. That’s ridiculous. They need a few things to succeed, and I think they can, if they do things the right way. First, you need to present stars, not wrestlers, but Stars. Wrestlers are almost boring. They’re straightforward, intense, aggressive, and focused. But that only works so much. When that’s everyone, it doesn’t appeal to mass audiences. You need stars. Stars are colorful, and exciting to a lot of people, not just hardcore wrestling fanatics. If ROH wants to grow, they almost have to “sell out” because appealing to a bigger audience is how you grow. They’re clearly more talented than TNA, and several big WWE names were ROH guys. ROH has the ability to get bigger. Now, they just need to take all their factors, and apply them correctly

  8. Phil says:

    When everybody was loving ROH a few years ago I wasn’t into it. I went to there first bay area event ever at the Cow Palace & I thought it was below average & didn’t live up to the hype..But I’ve really been getting into it over the past 6 months & now I really like it , I Loved the new prospect tournament! I love the Briscoes & ROH tag team matches in general. I like this Steen-Lethal feud & it made me realize how good El Generico is & I don’t think I hate Davey Richards like everyone says I should….So right now , yea I’m lovin’ ROH…. ..

  9. Adurka Durk says:

    @Juan

    CM Punk?
    Bryan Danielson?
    Claudio/Cesaro?

  10. Guled says:

    I heard of ROH before but i’ve never watched a whole show. The only thing I distinctively remembered was the ROH vs CZW feud around 2006; thought the whole concept was well-played.

  11. Greg says:

    I have only a few showes but the Talent that comes from ROH Speaks for it self!

  12. Adurka Durk says:

    I bet I just made so many brains explode.

    DANIEL BRIAN WAS IN RING OF HONOR!?! OMG?! THE INTERNETS!

  13. JuanS says:

    @ Adurka – great you mentioned three awesome wrestlers. But in 2002 who, outside of diehard wrestling fans, knew them? IN 2002 they were the darlings of the independents, along with Christopher Daniels, and they rocked it- then bolted for the WWE.

  14. Adurka Durk says:

    Bolted? Claudio had a very prolonged venture into WWE. I remember they were high on him, but the deal fell through, and then he later got signed.

    And don’t use phrases like “independent darlings”. You hear that crap from Cornette and others.

    When we discuss I want you to be a free thinker, don’t regurgitate things you’ve read in interviews.

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