Ring Rap Audio: 09/19/15 – A quick review of Ring of Honor’s All-Star Extravaganza, plus preview and predictions of WWE’s Night of Champions!

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It’s a pay-per-view weekend!

Drew, Bill, and Dru are teaming up again to take a look WWE’s Night of Champions in-depth.  Match by match, who are the winners, how is the build, what sort of surprises will we see?  Tune in and let us know if you agree with our picks.

Also, Ring of Honor held their All-Star Extravaganza last night, headlined by ROH World Champion Jay Lethal taking on Kyle O’Reilly.  Did the show deliver?  What’s next for ROH?

All this plus lots more!

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ROH World Champion Jay Lethal talks about the coincidence of WWE’s Seth Rollins defending two titles, being the face of ROH, and more

Ring of Honor World Champion and TV Champion Jay Lethal was a guest on Ring Rust Radio, and discussed a number of topics, including the possibility of a coincidence WWE is doing a dual-champion storyline with Seth Rollins, major media covering pro-wrestling, and more. The entire interview is available at BlogTalkRadio.com/RingRustRadio.

On whether it’s a coincidence that WWE also has Seth Rollins holding two titles and defending both on a September pay-per-view: I just happen to think its total coincidence. In wrestling, you’re constantly trying to do what’s never been done or what hasn’t been done in a really long time. I can only remember such an event happening and the one that comes to mind is Warrior and Hogan, intercontinental title and world title. That was our mindset, and I’m sure it’s their mindset too. To say that we inspired their story line, if I could find out that it was 100% true, I would be so honored. Man what an honor to say you did something that inspired the number one wrestling company in the world. Especially since for years they have done things that have inspired other wrestling promotions.

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The Wrestling Weekend Live Report Call: Correspondents Wanted for WWE, Ring of Honor, and Global Force Wrestling Events This Weekend

As we’ve said on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring, we always love hearing from readers/listeners who are going to live events, no matter which federation they’re for.  This weekend, there are a number of events that we’d love to see reports for.  If you’re heading to any of these events and want to drop a report to us, send it to bwentz@ring-rap.com.  From simple results to a detailed report, all submissions welcome.

WWE Live Events:

8/28/2015 – Fort Meyers, FL at Germain Arena.  Advertised matches:  John Cena vs. Seth Rollins in a No-DQ match, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens, New Day vs. Prime Time Players for the WWE Tag Team Championship

8/29/2015 – Orlando, FL at Amway Center.  Advertised talent: John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose, Rusev, Kevin Owens, The Prime Time Players, New Day.

8/29/2015 – San Juan, Puerto Rico at Coliseo De Puerto Rico Jose M. Agrelot.  Advertised is Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus, Ryback vs. Big Show, and Chris Jericho appearing.

8/30/2015 – Daytona Beach, FL at Ocean Center.  Advertised talent:  John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Rusev, New Day, Neville, The Prime Time Players

Global Force Wrestling:

8/28/2015 – Harrisburg, PA at Metro Bank Park.  Advertised is Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Seiya Sanada and Ali Akbar, along with an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash

8/29/2015 – Richmond, VA at The Diamond Ball Park.  The same match as the Harrisburg show is advertised, as well as Kevin Nash appearing.

Ring of Honor:

Atlanta, GA at the North Atlanta Trade Center.  The advertised main event is Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish vs. Jay Lethal, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian  in a six man tag.




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 ProWrestling.net.

  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 ProWrestling.net.  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 bwentz@ring-rap.com.

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Around the Ring w/Ring Rap for 8/13/2015 – ROH and TNA Impact Show Thoughts, WWE SummerSlam Card Thoughts and More

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Senior Writer Bill Wentz is back from playing with trucks and hits you with EPISODE 50 (?!) of Around The Ring.  He stops by to give his thoughts on ROH and TNA programming and more. Topics in this podcast include:

  • Ring of Honor’s Weekly Show Thoughts
  • TNA Impact Thoughts
  • WWE SummerSlam  Card Update
  • …plus more!

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Ring of Honor on Destination America: 08/12/15 – reDRagon vs. The Kingdom, War Machine vs. The House of Truth, Watanabe vs. ACH, plus more!

Last night I had an opportunity to watch Ring of Honor for the first time in a few weeks.  Due to scheduling conflicts and other commitments, I’ve missed the show for a little while now.  Last night 2:30am, I came from work, sat down, and fired it up, resisting the reaction to pick up the laptop and call a play-by-play.

I think it worked out pretty good in the end.

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Ring of Honor Re-Signs “Mr. ROH” Roderick Strong

This morning, Ring of Honor issued a press release to announce a key talent re-signing.  Roderick Strong, coming off a fantastic time limit draw ROH Championship match against Jay Lethal at Death Before Dishonor, has signed another long term deal.  Strong has had one of his better years in the ring, and has become a much better talker than he has been in the past, so this is a good signing for the company.  There were some minor overtures from WWE as Strong attended a developmental tryout camp, but WWE passed on him.

The press release is as follows:

Ring of Honor announced Tuesday that Roderick Strong, aka Mr. ROH, has re-signed with the company. The “Triple Crown Champion” was most recently featured as a challenger for the Ring of Honor World Championship against Jay Lethal at Death Before Dishonor XIII in Baltimore. The spectacular match ended in a draw as the wrestlers battled through the 60-minutes of regulation time allotted for World Championship matches.

“I’ve set the bar really high for myself and anyone who comes after me,” Strong said. “I’ve got unfinished business in Ring of Honor and winning that ROH World Championship for a second time is of the utmost importance!”

Strong will once again find himself battling with champions as he takes on IWGP Champion “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada at Field of Honor in Brooklyn, NY on August 22nd.

September 30, 2015 will begin Strong’s 13th year with Ring of Honor, as he continues to exemplify Ring of Honor’s pride for having the best wrestling on the planet. More information about Roderick Strong, including upcoming appearances and featured products, can be found on http://www.rohwrestling.com.


Ring of Honor “Death Before Dishonor” Results for 7/24/2015 – Roderick Strong Challenges Jay Lethal for the ROH Championship, The Addiction vs. War Machine, The Kingdom, and reDRagon, Dalton Castle vs. Adam Cole, and More

The following is a quick rundown of the results of last night’s Ring of Honor iPPV titled “Death Before Dishonor.”  The show took place Friday 7/24/2015 at the William J. Meyers Pavillion in Baltimore, MD.

Results are courtesy ProWrestling.net.

If you are interested in helping us cover events like ROH Death Before Dishonor, let Drew (dkoscelek@ring-rap.com) or me (bwentz@ring-rap.com) know.  There’s only so much ground we can cover in detail!

Match #1 – Silas Young def. Will Ferrara.  Young hit Misery to pick up the win.  Dalton Castle and his boys came out and tried to humiliate Young afterward, and posed with Ferrara.

Match #2 – Cedric Alexander def. Moose. Alexander hit Moose with a wrench to get the win.

Match #3 – The Briscoes def. RPG Vice. The Briscoes hit a Froggy Bow/Jay Driller combination on Trent to get the victory.

Match #4 – Adam Cole def. Dalton Castle.  Cole hit his vertical neckbreaker to get the victory.

Match #5 – Adam Page def. ACH.  This was a no-DQ match, and Paige hit Rite of Passage through a table for the win.

Match #6 – The Addiction (c, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) def. War Machine, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett (The Kingdom), and reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) to retain the ROH Tag Team Championship.  This was a four-corners survival match, and Kazarian got the pin on Fish after hitting Celebrity Rehab.

Match #7 – Jay Lethal (ROH World and TV Champion) def. Roderick Strong.  This was for the ROH World Championship.  The match ended in a time limit draw.


Ring of Honor on Destination America 07/22/15 – The 200th Episode of ROH, headlined by House of Truth vs. The Briscoes/ODB/Strong, plus highlights of the past 199 episodes!

Ring of Honor has hit 200 episodes with tonight’s show, and they’re making a big deal out of it.  This episode will be primarily a clip show, though there is some fresh action scheduled.

We are still in Terminal 5, NYC this week.  Our main event is a 8-man tag match: The Briscoes, ODB, and Roderick Strong, taking on The House of Truth.

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