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Posts tagged ‘roh’

Exclusive Interview: Mike Orlando

Mike Orlando is a rising independent wrestler who has competed all over the country and recently agreed to an interview. I hope you enjoy it and learn something new. Read more

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Exclusive Interview: “Hybrid” Sean Carr

“Hybrid” Sean Carr has been rising up the ranks on the independent level since his wrestling debut in 2013. He’s competed for the likes of 2CW, CZW and ROH, to name a few. Recently, I reached out to Sean for an interview and he was kind enough to agree. Thus, here’s an interview with the “Hybrid” and I hope you enjoy it. Read more

Exclusive Interview: Thomas Santell (formerly known as Antonio Thomas)

Thomas Santell, formerly known as Antonio “The Promise” Thomas, is a well traveled professional wrestler having competed for OVW, WWE, TNA and ROH during his career. Recently, I reached out to him to conduct an interview and he was kind enough to take part. Here’s getting to know Santell a little better for both old and newer fans of professional wrestling. Read more

The Power Of Love

At Money In The Bank on June 18th, 2017, Mike Kanelis made his debut with his wife, Maria Kanelis. It’s the first time that I can recall a WWE wrestler taking the last name of is wife. Yeah, that’s right, Mike Kanelis is actually Mike Bennett. You may have heard of him. Read more

Career Retrospective: AJ Styles In 2002

Taking a look at AJ Styles first year or major exposure in the world of professional wrestling. Read more

Jimmy Rave: The Crown Jewel

Recently, I came across some news that Jimmy Rave would be making his debut for Absolute Intense Wrestling on April 8th, 2017. For the last several years, Rave hadn’t been getting a lot of attention working mostly independents in the Carolinas & Georgia area. In 2015, Rave was signed on with Global Force Wrestling, which has yet to really take off. After scrolling through Twitter, I saw several fans praise the decision to bring in Rave to AIW. It showed me that people hadn’t forgotten about him. Read more

The Fallen Angel Ascends To The Top

The internet has made it extremely easy to learn about new wrestlers and find their work. If you’ve been reading the site lately, you’ll notice my love for wrestling magazines. Dating back to the late 90s to the early 2000s, I relied on magazines to learn about new wrestlers. One of the first wrestlers I remember learning about through the magazines was none other than the “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels. Read more

The Match #7: Bryan Danielson Vs. Samoa Joe Vs. AJ Styles In IWA-MS ’04

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Independent wrestling can either be really great or really awful. Regardless, the independent wrestling scene has been vital in producing stars for the biggest wrestling company ever, the WWE. Of course, in 2017 the WWE is trying to be the only show to exist and that could lead to a major problem down the road. Think of a major name in the WWE, and it’s likely that at one point or another, they were a big part of the independent wrestling scene and not a WWE created machine.

The following match that I decided to highlight in this series sheds some light on that. Bryan Danielson, better known to WWE fans as Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles all came up through the independent scene. As you might recall, Daniel Bryan was the hottest act the WWE had in 2014 before a neck injury/concussion cut his career short. Samoa Joe had a successful run in TNA and is now rumored to finally debut on WWE television and, well, AJ Styles runs the damn show on Smackdown after an incredible career that spanned a decade plus in TNA, ROH and NJPW before arriving in the WWE. Read more

Flashback: ROH A Night Of Appreciation 2002

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Ring of Honor returned with their third show on April 27th, 2002 titled A Night Of Appreciation. It was given that name as a way to honor Eddie Guerrero, who is on the show, since he is back in the WWF and won’t ever be back on the independents.

Eddie would be in the main event teaming with a rather popular Amazing Red to square off against the Maximo Brothers. The show also features the northeast debut of AJ Styles as he squares off against Low Ki.

Christopher Daniels, Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan), Spanky and Paul London also appear on the show.

McXal provided a more in-depth review of the show located HERE. Read more

Age Of The Fall Part One

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Huss, Huss, Huss… You may be thinking that I’m referencing The Berzerker of WWF fame, but instead I’m referring to Jimmy Jacobs. Jacobs made his debut in 1999 but didn’t become a known name really until 2002 or so. Jacobs was a skilled worker who was often presented as an underdog and usually came across as a comedy character, perhaps even goofy with his constant Huss mannerisms. For the sake of this article, I’ll be focusing mostly on his career in Ring Of Honor and afterward. Read more