Bill is back to feeling like a human being again, which is great news, because we are fired up about this episode.
It’s worth pointing out that at this past weekend’s live event in San Antonio, TX Ring of Honor fired Tomasso Ciampa. During the television taping, Ciampa attacked referee Todd Sinclair. The formal announcement of the move, which can be read at ROHWrestling.com, says that there was a no tolerance policy for such behavior, and ROH was left with no choice but to terminate Ciampa following the attack.
Of course, this is the storyline version. We previously noted that Ciampa has left the company and that the Saturday date in San Antonio was his final date with ROH. Ciampa is presently taking independent bookings.
WrestleMania has come and gone, as has the Monday Night Raw after (equally notorious). Now that the biggest moment of the year has come to a close, we can take a deep breath, and look at the culmination of all the major stories, and the start of new ones. Bill and Drew sit down to hash out the best and worst of both WrestleMania and WWE Raw.
NXT star Finn Bálor spoke with SportingNews.com, and said that he had his doubts about signing WWE, but ultimately feels he made the right decision.
“I’ll be honest with you, I had a very comfortable life before I came here,” Bálor said. “I was very on the fence about whether I was making the right decision. I was very apprehensive about the move to WWE and whether I was doing the right thing.
“I had established a very good career in New Japan Pro Wrestling and a good life on the independent scene as well. I was very happy. There’s always that question, should I do it or should I not. I didn’t want to be looking back at 40 years old saying what if I had done this or what if I had done that. I can safely say six months down the line, hands down the best decision I’ve ever made.”
Bálor also discussed giving up his previous ring name, Prince Devitt, as well as the origin of his current name, plus much more.
Tommaso Ciampa posted on Twitter earlier that he is parting ways with Ring of Honor Wrestling.
The Texas date he is referring to is a show in San Antonio, TX, on Saturday, April 4th, 2015.
Let the speculation begin that he has signed with another company (*cough* NXT *cough*). No word on his future, in (or out) of wrestling.
Ring of Honor has yet to acknowledge this.
More as it develops.
WWE isn’t the only show in town in Northern California this weekend. Ring of Honor ran in Redwood, CA last night and put on their “Supercard of Honor” show. The following are the quick results of that event, courtesy ProWrestling.net.
On Lucha Underground’s instant impact and whether it can become a viable contender with the top wrestling companies in the United States: “Oh, yes, of course. Lucha Underground is a fantastic product. They have the right people talent and backing up the product. I am 100 percent sure that this company is going to be one of the top three wrestling companies around the World at the end of this year.”
On the the major differences that help set Lucha Underground apart and make it so unique: “Lucha Underground is different than basic Mexican lucha libre. They are combing all the great styles out there into one. They are taking the best out of the Japanese, American, and lucha libre style and making them into one. It’s one unique style that all the fans are enjoying. I have been dong the wrestling shows all over the world. People are stopping me and telling me how much they enjoy the product and how different it is. The fans said they have been waiting for something like this that they can watch and enjoy every week.”
Ring of Honor recently put tickets on sale for their “War of the Worlds” event, which will take place at the 2300 Arena (formerly the ECW Arena) in Philadelphia, PA on May 13, 2015. In an email to fans, as well as on their site, ROH has now announced that there is going to be an additional Philadelphia event due to “record breaking demand.” The announcement that appears on ROHWrestling.com appears below:
RING OF HONOR & NEW JAPAN ADD AN ADDITIONAL PHILADELPHIA EVENT
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 – 2300 (ECW) Arena
RING OF HONOR WRESTLING® AND NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING® WILL NOW PRESENT 4 SUPER SHOWS THIS MAY IN NORTH AMERICA
Due to record-breaking demand, Ring of Honor Wrestling® (“ROH”) is happy to announce that we will be adding an additional WAR OF THE WORLDS ’15 event on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Tickets for this additional event will go on sale Monday, March 9th @ 10am Est to the general public.
All ROH & NJPW stars, and matches will be announced at a later date.
Watch and learn about ROH: www.ROHWrestling.com
Learn more about New Japan Pro-Wrestling: http://www.njpw.co.jp/english/
Previously announced events
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 – WAR OF THE WORLDS ’15
Friday, May 15th, 2015 GLOBAL WARS ’15 Night #1 – click here to purchase tickets
Saturday, May 16th, 2015 GLOBAL WARS ’15 Night #2 – click here to purchase tickets
Ring of Honor announced earlier today that they would be holding their next pay-per-view, Best in the World, at Terminal 5 in New York City on June 19th, 2015, but would also be holding a full-fledged TV taping the next night at the same venue.
Here is the full press release, found at ROHwrestling.com.