Ring Of Honor To Be On LIVE Pay-Per-View, Will Air On All Major Carriers

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Ring of Honor had promising a big announcement for about the last week or so. No one knew what the announcement would be and now we know. The company announced a short time ago they will be on LIVE pay-per-view starting with their “Best in the World 2014″ show on Sunday, June 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee.

Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2014) – Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment, LLC (“ROH”) today announced that they have agreed to deliver live Pay-Per-View programming starting with Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 emanating from Nashville, TN on Sunday June 22nd at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

For the first time ever, fans will be able to experience a marquee ROH event live at home via all major cable or satellite providers and witness next generation wrestling innovation, epic rivalries and world championship bouts.

Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 will feature the likes of: Matt Hardy, Kevin Steen, the Briscoe Brothers, ROH World Champion Adam Cole, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal, as well as, Playboy cover girl and the first woman of ROH, Maria Kanellis and other elite wrestlers from ROH.

The start time for Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 is 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST with a runtime of 3 hours. The event is rated TV-14 and will be available in High-Definition. The suggested retail price is $24.95 (SD).

In conjunction with ROH’s debut on live Pay-Per-View, ROH has moved Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 from Saturday night to Sunday. Customers that have already purchased tickets for Saturday can use those tickets for Sunday. If unable to attend, ROH will provide a refund. Tickets should be mailed back to: Ring of Honor Wrestling, 2000 West 41st St., Baltimore, MD 21211. Contact: help@rohwrestling.com for questions or more information.

“We are thrilled to announce that ROH is now available live on Pay-Per-View via cable and satellite,” said Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer of ROH. “Fans hungry for the best wrestling in the world will now have access to their favorite brand of wrestling from the comfort of their couch in stunning high definition, which is something our customers have been demanding for some time. We’re happy to deliver on that starting this June with Best in the World.”

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TNA’s Davey Richards on Lockdown, Dying in Japan and Squid Jerky

richardstnaTNA Wrestling’s Davey Richards talks about this Sunday’s Lockdown PPV where he will be a part of Tean MVP with Eddie Edwards, MVP and Jeff Hardy against Team Dixie which includes Bobby Roode, Austin Aries and the BroMans in a Lethal Lockdown cage match, what the last few months have been like for him, why TNA Wrestling was the place for him and Edwards right now, his tryout with the WWE and why they didn’t end up there, his nasty breakup from Ring of Honor, why he is forever tied to Japan and thinks he will die there, coming close to retiring, the perception from some that he is a jerk, stay in shape on the road eating squid jerky and more.

You can read the entire interview at The Orlando Sentinel.  Follow Davey on Twitter @RichardsWesley, on his Facebook page at Facebook.com/daveyrichardsTNA and on his Instagram at Instagram.com/richardswesley.

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Maria Kanellis Discusses Ring of Honor’s Momentum In 2014, “Blessing In Disguise” Not Ending Up In WWE Last Year

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We talk to Ring of Honor star Maria Kanellis as the company comes into Chicago this Saturday night. Kanellis will accompany her fiance Mike Bennett to the ring as he battles Jay Lethal.

Kanellis discusses the momentum ROH has going right now in 2014, why she chose ROH over TNA after her WWE run ended, why it was a “blessing in disguise” that she didn’t end up in the WWE last year and more.

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Ring Of Honor Partnering Up With New Japan Pro Wrestling For Two Shows In May (Video)

It was announced over the weekend that Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling will be exchanging talent in the next few months. The first shows involving the companies will take place May 10th in Toronto and May 17th in New York.

The Japanese talent coming into the United States are: include IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada, IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Kota Ibushi, Shinsuke Nakamura, Jushin Liger, Gedo, and Jado.

No word on when the Ring of Honor talent will head over to Japan.

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Steve Corino Talks Tonight’s Ring Of Honor 12th Anniversary Show, Why Winning The ECW Title Wasn’t His Biggest Moment

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Ring of Honor holds their 12th anniversary show tonight in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The main event features Adam Cole defending the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Championship against Chris Hero.

We talk ROH commentator Steve Corino about the show tonight, the biggest star in the history of the company, why winning the ECW championship wasn’t the biggest moment in his career and more.

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Adam Cole On Headlining The 12th Anniversary Show For Ring Of Honor And How CM Punk Made Him “Fall In Love” With ROH

adam coleWe talk to the current Ring of Honor World Champion Adam Cole who headlines the company’s 12th anniversary show against Chris Hero on Friday night at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cole discusses what headlining this show means to him, how CM Punk got him hooked to Ring of Honor, his crush on UFC star Ronda Rousey, the rise of Daniel Bryan and much more.

You can follow Adam Cole on Twitter @AdamColePro. You can also find some of Adam’s apparel with the Suplex Wrestling Team at www.suplexwrestling.com and www.suplexapparel.com.

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Jim Cornette on Keeping Busy with Projects, Says Good for CM Punk on Leaving WWE

jimmycornetteJim Cornette talks about his upcoming tour of the UK February 17 – 25, flying over there after not being on a plane in over a decade, the Kickstarter program to make that tour into a documentary, keeping busy with various projects and everything on his plate right now, now working directly with a wrestling promotion, if he misses being part of a creative team, if there is any comparison between his working for TNA Wrestling and Ring of Honor, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards going to TNA, what he wants to see on the WWE Network, if he would ever attend WrestleMania or the WWE Hall of Fame, his place in wrestling history, if he has any regrets, why he praises CM Punk for walking out on the WWE, the developmental system there, why certain stereotypes still exist for wrestlers and more.

Go to JimCornette.com to keep up on Jim and find out more about his upcoming projects and appearances and follow him on Twitter @TheJimCornette.

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The WWE Network Will Change Everything

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Ignore the sensationalist headline. Hold your smart-aleck quips for the comments section below. Take a moment and just hear what I have to say.

This is a defining moment for WWE.

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Roderick Strong Takes A Horrific Bump In His Match With A.J. Styles At Ring Of Honor Show (Video)

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AJ Styles returned to Ring of Honor last night in Nashville, Tennessee. Styles faced Roderick Strong in the main event of the tapings. During the final sequence of the match, Styles hit the Styles Clash on Strong, who didn’t stick his head out enough took a nasty fall on his head.

The latest on Strong is that he did lose feeling in one of his arms and iced it. He did regain feeling in his arm and will be seeing his doctor tomorrow for a checkup to make sure he is ok.

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Davey Richards On Why He Was Pulled From His Final Ring Of Honor Appearance

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Last week former Ring of Honor star Davey Richards made his debut in the WWE when teamed with his tag team partner in ROH Eddie Edwards at the NXT tapings. Richards put on his Facebook page over the weekend, that the company pulled him from his scheduled final appearance with the company at Final Battle on December 14.

Richards then released a statement to PWInsider.com on what led to the ROH pulling him from the show and his candid thoughts on the company.

“I guess I could be pretty upset about ROH pulling my farewell match.

A company I’ve given literally everything in my body for time and time again, driven crazy amounts of hours to save the company money on flights, worked for reduced payoffs when the houses were down, etc.

It’s wild man, it’s such a different place now than when I started- not saying better of worse- just different.

So here we are at the end of the road. I gotta be honest though it’s pretty crappy to me and the fans to not get a farewell match I really can’t be anything but thankful for my time spent in that ring.

Truth is, ROH fans have been the only family I’ve had for the past 6 years.

What you saw is what you got with me. For better or for worse I bore my soul to you all. You All were there during the worst days when my grandparents died unexpectantly, my divorce, my home being taken. You didn’t even know it but you all saved me. That ring was my therapy.

Sometimes people have good days, sometimes very bad ones, sometimes they do things they’re very proud of, sometime they make mistakes and do things they’re regretful of. No one’s perfect and I’ve been though all of those moments right in front of the ROH fanbase.

I recovered, grew, learned, matured in that ring. I want so bad to kiss it goodbye because it was the only familiar thing I knew for so long.

But I can walk away. I’m ok. If for no other reason that I know is from day one to my last match I gave you all 100% of everything I had in my body and heart. You always hear people say, ” leave it all in the ring”. Well I can honestly say I did that. So in that I have closure.

Whether you like me or hate me I’ve always been honest ( often times perhaps too honest). But that’s me. I don’t believe in lying to people I consider family- and like it or not I considered y’all family.

ROH wanted to tell you all I was injured for Final Battle. Yes my neck is banged up, but I could have been there and wrestled by then. I didn’t want y’all being fed lies so I took the Initiative to tell you the truth.

I don’t wanna slander anyone or speak badly of anyone.

Instead of thinking about this situation I’d rather think that I got to see one of my best friends go from an illegal immigrant barely getting on a preshow to a main eventer, I got to see a guy everyone wondered why I chose to tag with become far better than I’ll ever be, I got to share the ring with the guys I looked up to starting out, I got to see the new crop of amazing athletes come into they’re own.

“I got to find a reason to live when I had none.

You all gave me so many good time and great memories ( hello Colt:) ) that I can only hope I gave you all some.

There was an aura, a surreal felling that company once had that I hope they find again.

ROH is about heart. I hope they find theirs again.

Please continue to watch them, support them, go to the shows because the guys in that locker room and in that ring have more desire, heart, and dedication than can be measured.

Thank you all for everything, hope to see you all somewhere else down the road. But if not, you all meant the world me and I am forever in debt. Wesley Richards”.

Edwards is still scheduled to appear at Final Battle.

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The AJ Styles Dilemma

styles lone wolf winBelieve it or not, AJ Styles is a big deal. He was the first contracted TNA wrestler to land at #1 on Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s annual PWI 500 list. He’s a five-time (five-time! five-time! five-time! five-time!) World Heavyweight Champion. And he’s the only wrestler to have held every male championship owned and sanction by TNA during the company’s tenure.

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TNA News: AJ Styles Leaving TNA?

You think of AJ Styles and you think of him being an original member of TNA since the organization started in 2002. Well that run could be coming to an end. PWInsider.com is reporting that Styles’ contract expires next month and TNA has made very little effort to make him an offer.

The former TNA world champion posted this on his official Facebook page early this morning:

Where do fans want AJ Styles to be? TNA? WWE? ROH? Japan? Lots of options. Tough decisions.

Should Styles stay in TNA or take his talents elsewhere?

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Jay Briscoe Stripped of Ring of Honor Title, Tournament Announced

Ring of Honor announced today that it has official stripped Jay Briscoe of the ROH Championship and will be holding a tournament to crown a new champion.  The company made the announcement in a video message from ROH matchmaker Nigel McGuinness.

The championship is currently vacant with a 16-man, single elimination tournament to take place over the new few months to crown a new champion.  The tournament will begin on July 27 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Only Michael Elgin has been announced as a participant in the tournament so far.

Between The Ropes – October 24, 2012 | Adam Pearce

Brian talks with Adam Pearce about the 7 Levels of Hate feud with Colt Cabana, the final match taking place this Saturday in Melbourne, Australia in a steel cage match, what the feud has meant for him and his legacy, the ongoing problems with the NWA and it can survive, Ring of Honor, if we will see him back on national TV in the near future and even some baseball playoffs.

 

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