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. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘roh’
Tags: Adam Cole, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, CM Punk, Kazarian, roh, Samoa Joe, TNA
Tags: AJ Styles, Bryan Danielson, Daniel Bryan, NJPW, roh, Samoa Joe, TNA, WWE
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. (more…)
Tags: AJ Styles, Amazing Red, Christopher Daniels, Daniel Bryan, Eddie Guerrero, Jay Briscoe, Little Guido, Low Ki, Paul London, roh, Spanky, The SAT
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.
Tags: AOTF, Briscoe Brothers, Jimmy Jacobs, roh, Tyler Black
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. (more…)
Tags: 2CW, AR Fox, Big Show, Cesaro, Colin Delaney, Dudley Boys, Eddie Edwards, John Cena, Kevin Graham, Kevin Owens, Moose, New Day, Roderick Strong, roh, Ryback, Seth Rollins, WWE, Young Bucks
Last night, I attended two wrestling shows with a few friends of mine. The first show was a World Wrestling Entertainment house show at the War Memorial in Syracuse, New York, which started at 5pm. The second event was a show put on by a local company, Squared Circle Wrestling (2CW), which took place at 8pm. I thought it would be interesting to compare to the two shows since in recent months there has been a “us vs. them” mentality from independent companies towards the WWE.
For those unaware about 2CW, they are based out of Syracuse and have ran most of their shows in the Upstate New York area since 2006. They have used plenty of top names and have a pretty good local talent including guys like Colin Delaney, Jay Freddie, Sean Carr, Brute Van Slyke, Kevin Graham and Nick Ando. (more…)
Tags: Amazing Red, American Dragon, Christopher Daniels, Jay Briscoe, Joey Matthews, Low Ki, roh, Spanky
Ring of Honor continues to grow and find their identity as they held their second show on March 30th, 2002 in Philadelphia, PA. The show is largely about Christopher Daniels, Low Ki and Bryan Danielson competing in a round robin challenge. Each man would wrestle twice on the show.
There isn’t a ROH Heavyweight Champion nor is there a ROH Tag Team Championship. Those will be introduced in July and in September, respectively.
Tags: Amazing Red, Christopher Daniels, Daniel Bryan, Eddie Guerrero, Homicide, Jay Briscoe, Low Ki, roh, Super Crazy
It’s the first show in ROH’s history and it features wrestlers such as Daniel Bryan, Christopher Daniels, Low Ki, Eddie Guerrero and Super Crazy. It also features several young names that would become ROH veterans and go onto bigger and better things.
I hadn’t been aware of ROH in February 2002 when the show happened, but soon enough I’d start to hear about the company and begin to check out their shows. This show features the rare independent appearance of Eddie Guerrero following his 2001 release from the WWE.