Ring of Honor’s “Field of Honor” Results for 8/22/2015 – MCU Park Event in Brooklyn Featuring New Japan Pro Wrestling Talent

The following are the quick results of the Ring of Honor “Field of Honor” event that took place tonight at MCU Park in Brooklyn, NY.  The show, running opposite of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, featured talent from New Japan Pro Wrestling as well as ROH talent.  It was said the stadium was approximately half full.

Show results courtesy

  1. Adam Cole def. Christopher Daniels.  Chris Sabin tried to interfere but got superkicked.  Cole finished with his shoulderbreaker/brainbuster finish.
  2. War Machine def. Killer Elite Squad.  Rowe pinned Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  3. Watanabe def. Dalton Castle, Adam Page, Frankie Kazarian, Silas Young, Bushwhacker Luke, Moose, Donovan Dijak, and Cedric Alexander in a gauntlet match.  Bushwhacker Luke did his Royal Rumble spot where he entered, got tossed out, and kept marching.
  4. The Young Bucks, ACH, and Matt Sydal def. The Kingdom (w/Maria) and RPG Vice.  Sydal pinned Taven.
  5. Hirooki Goto def. Michael Elgin
  6. The Briscoe Brothers def. The TimeSplitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida)
  7. Kazuchika Okada def. Roderick Strong.  This was said to be match of the night.
  8. Nakamura and Jay Lethal def. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly (rEDragon)




Ring of Honor TV Taping *SPOILERS* From August 21 Show in Philadelphia

Ring of Honor taped their next several shows at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA last night.  The following are the results of the tapings, courtesy  If you don’t want to have any of the upcoming broadcasts spoiled, please don’t click the “Continue Reading” link!  As always, if you have more information to add, or want to supply results for future tapings, feel free to email me at

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Jushin “Thunder” Liger Discusses How his WWE NXT Appearance was Set Up

As you know, Jushin “Thunder” Liger will be appearing at the NXT “Takeover: Brooklyn” event on Saturday in Brooklyn, NY.  He recently conducted an interview, which you can read a translation of at that discussed how the match got set up.

Liger pointed out that he was attending an ROH show last March in Philadelphia, and NXT was running the same area that week.  Liger heard that Finn Balor was on the NXT show and wanted to see him wrestle.  He had an agent for New Japan Pro Wrestling reach out to NXT’s Matt Bloom (f/k/a Tensai), who at one time worked in New Japan.  Bloom set Liger up with a seat for the NXT event.

Liger complimented Balor on his match against Neville that night and said that Balor thanked him for coming.  A couple weeks later, William Regal, Bloom and Balor reached out to NJPW to contact Liger.  NJPW connected them with an agent for the company, and the match was set up from there.

Liger pointed out that this is a “one off” match and he is not working any sort of “double contract” in this situation.  Liger admitted to not knowing much about Tyler Breeze but was aware that Breeze was trained by Lance Storm.

There is much more in the full interview at the link provided.  Be sure to click on the “English” link at the top right of the page banner, as the site is in Japanese otherwise.


Around the Ring w/Ring Rap for 7/23/2015 – Thoughts on TNA and ROH, NJPW Gets an Extended Deal with AXS, and More

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Senior Writer Bill Wentz throws us a curve ball and takes the helm for Thursday nights.  He stops by to give his thoughts on TNA Impact, ROH, and some other odd topics.  Topics in this podcast include:

  • Thoughts on TNA Impact from 7/22/2015
  • NJPW signing a longer-term deal with AXS TV for US broadcasts
  • Thoughts on ROH’s 200th episode
  • …plus more!

Ring Rap Audio is back on Saturdays, and we’re always looking for your questions and points of discussion.  Send them in on Twitter or to our Facebook or Google+ pages by the links below.

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AXS TV Announces New Multi-Year Television Agreement with TV Asahi for New Japan Pro Wrestling Series

Earlier this morning, was sent a press release announcing that AXS TV has struck a deal with TV Asahi in Japan for a multi-year agreement to continue to air New Japan Pro Wrestling on their channels.  The show debuted in January of this year and AXS will air a total of 42 episodes this year.  The hour-long show can be found on your local AXS channel every Friday night at 9PM EST.

The press release is as follows:

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Around the Ring w/Ring Rap for 07/02/2015 – Thoughts on EC3 Becoming TNA World Heavyweight Champion, a Look at Ring of Honor for 07/01/15, plus More

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Editor in Chief Drew Koscelek steps in for a short show today.  Topics include:

  • Thoughts on Ethan Carter III Winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
  • A look at Ring of Honor on Destination America for 07/01/15
  • …plus more!

We welcome your feedback!  Let us know what you like and what you’d like to hear!

Be sure to check out our weekly show, Ring Rap Audio! (iTunes | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS)

Follow all of us on Twitter as well: @RingRapAudio and @RingRap.  Bill is on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan.  Matt is on Twitter @bigmat75.  Drew is on Twitter too @PsionStorm.

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Ring of Honor on Destination America 07/01/15 – War of the Worlds w/ NJPW Continues with Styles vs. Cole, The Addiction vs. Okada & Gedo, and Watanabe vs. Page

It’s been over a month since I’ve had a chance to watch Ring of Honor, due to a move and a cable install gone wrong.  So, you can imagine my excitement when I heard that this week’s episode was part of the War of the Worlds series that took place in Philadelphia back in May.  I haven’t had an opportunity to see much of the New Japan Pro Wrestling product, and what I have seen is right up my alley.  I’m a huge Ring of Honor fan too, so these two worlds don’t collide so much as make love.

Ok, perhaps that’s a terrible example, but I guess what I’m trying to say is the New Japan style and Ring of Honor style are very, very similar, which means these events are a ton of fun.

If you need proof of this, look no further than the sold-out crowd, which is clearly having a great time from bell to bell.  Streamers, costumes, chants, this crowd has it all.  They’re not there to get themselves over, either, like WWE crowds that hijack the events.  They’re part of the show, part of the experience.  They feed off of the wrestlers.  The wrestlers feed off of the crowd.

It’s a synergy that rarely comes across on TV as well as being in the arena live, but it came across loud and clear in this show.

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AXS TV Announces New Japan Pro Wresting’s G1 Climax 24 Tournament Broadcast Schedule

In a press release sent out by AXS TV last evening, the network has released the schedule of broadcast for the New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 24 Tournament.

For those not familiar, the G1 Climax 24 tournament is a round-robin style tournament that takes place over three weeks each summer, and includes 22 participants.  Talent in this tournament includes AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, and Hiroshi Tanahashi.

The series will start on June 26 at 9PM EST, then run for eight weeks.  Each of the first seven shows will feature one full match and highlights of other matches.  The eighth show will feature the full championship bout.

The full press release can be seen below, with locations and matches to be shown.  The G1 Climax Tournament is a highlight of professional wrestling, so be sure to tune in to your AXS station and check the shows out.

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ROH/NJPW Global Wars Night One Quick Results 05/15/15

Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling teamed up to present Global Wars this past Friday, May 15th, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Below are the quick results for night one of the two-night event.

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Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling “War of the Worlds Night Two” Results 05/13/15

Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling teamed up to present War of the Worlds Night Two in Philadelphia, PA.  Below are the results of the show.

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