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The Current Line Up for Ring of Honor’s 13th Anniversary Pay Per View

Ring of Honor returns to pay per view this coming Sunday, March 1, for their 13th Anniversary event.  The event will be held at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV and can be seen live on Sunday night via pay per view starting at 8PM EST.  This is the current advertised card:

  • Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Michael Elgin vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Hanson; Four Corners Survival Match for the ROH Championship
  • Jay Lethal (c) vs. Alberto El Patron; ROH Television Championship
  • rEDragon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly, c) vs. The Young Bucks; ROH Tag Team Championship
  • A.J. Styles vs. ACH
  • ODB (w/Mark Briscoe) vs. Maria Kanellis (w/Michael Bennett)
  • Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian (The Addiction) vs. Michael Bennett and Matt Taven vs. Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson (Bullet Club); triple threat tag match
  • Roderick Strong vs. BJ Whitmer.

This card looks pretty good on paper, even though the main event seems to lack a real pop in terms of star power to me.  That said, the rest of the card makes up for that lack of power.  Also, Matt Sydal is scheduled to appear.  We will have live reaction to this pay per view Sunday evening  here on Ring-Rap.com.



Ring of Honor Wrestling 02/14/15: Styles & Young Bucks vs. Alexander & ACH & Sydal

Well, it’s been a little while since I’ve covered Ring of Honor for Ring Rap.  While I’ve kept a passing glance at the show, aside from attending Final Battle 2014 in person, I haven’t been following Ring of Honor as much as I’ve liked to.  Today, that changes.

I admit to being a week behind with coverage – I do not get any Sinclair stations in my area, and money is a little tight for the Ringside Membership ROHwrestling.com offers.  If that doesn’t bother you, then let’s jump in and get started!

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Ring of Honor Advertises Current Card for Their “13th Anniversary” Pay Per View

As of today, Ring of Honor is advertising the following lineup on their website for their 13th Anniversary show.  The pay per view event will be held in Las Vegas, NV at the Orleans Hotel and Casino and will be a standard television pay per view.  The card to date is as follows:

  • Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Michael Elgin vs. Tomasso Ciampa vs. Hanson; ROH Title in a Four Corners Survival Match
  • Jay Lethal (c) vs. Alberto El Patron; ROH Television Championship
  • rEDragon (c, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) vs. The Young Bucks; ROH Tag Team Championship
  • AJ Styles vs. ACH

I’m not as up on what is going on with ROH these days, admittedly.  The title match doesn’t jump off the page at me immediately as a main event match for a pay per view, but it should be fun.  The other advertised matches do feel pretty big and should provide quality action to sell the show.  We will have coverage on March 1 when the show airs.



Ring of Honor Announces Alberto El Patron’s Opponent for their Thirteenth Anniversary Pay Per View

Today, Ring of Honor issued a press release to announce that they have set a Television Championship match for their 13th Anniversary Show.  The match will feature Alberto El Patron (f/k/a Alberto Del Rio) taking on the current champion, Jay Lethal.  The show will be broadcast on pay per view on March 1, 2015 from Las Vegas, NV.

The press release is as follows:

Rumors of a dream match have swirled on social media but now it is official. The legendary, 2nd generation Mexican wrestling star, Alberto El Patrón, will challenge Jay Lethal for the Ring of Honor World Television Championship live on Pay Per View at our 13th Anniversary event.

Upon his arrival in ROH, Alberto El Patrón wanted an opportunity to speak with his fans on ROH Television. Alberto proclaimed that he was finally among the best wrestlers on the planet and he wanted a shot at the most important title in professional wrestling, the ROH World Championship. Lethal and his manager, Truth Martini took major offense to this and Lethal interrupted Alberto, telling him he should have done his homework before coming to class. Lethal made it known that he is the measuring stick for the best professional wrestler on the planet and that his championship was the most important.

This meeting of two very different athletes in the prime of their careers is something that does not happen very often. This rivalry has taken on a personal twist as Lethal feels Alberto overlooked him as a champion. El Patrón believes Lethal has challenged his manhood, something for which Alberto will not stand.

Can Lethal add Alberto El Patrón to the record list of contenders he has defeated? Can Alberto El Patrón make history by ending the historic reign of Lethal? To find out you will either need to be live in Las Vegas or on Pay per View!

I think this is a great hook for the upcoming pay per view, and it should be a great match that we will have some form of coverage for come March 1.  I do eventually want to see El Patron eventually challenge for ROH’s top title, but for now this should be a fun match with some championship implications.



UPDATED: Ring of Honor Announces the Signing of a Former WWE Champion to Debut in 2015, Debut Dates Announced

Today, Ring of Honor has announced that they have added a new member to their roster.  Former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio (working now as Alberto El Patron) will be debuting sometime in 2015.  No formal date has been announced as of yet.  His teaser video is shown below.

UPDATE, 10:52pm EST 12/11/2014:

Ring of Honor sent along in an email a formal press release to discuss the signing of El Patron, and announce his first appearance dates with the company.  The release is as follows:

The hottest free agent in the world makes his debut in the organization known for the best wrestling on the planet as Alberto El Patron debuts in Ring of Honor on January 3rd, 2015 in Nashville, TN.

Formerly known in WWE as Alberto Del Rio, Alberto El Patron is a former 4 time World Champion in World Wrestling Entertainment and the current AAA Heavyweight Champion in Mexico.  Known for his brash demeanor, this Mexican aristocrat brings an attitude and desire to prove his greatness to Ring of Honor but how will that attitude mesh with the ROH stars?

One thing that is certain is Alberto’s credentials. A celebrated amateur wrestler in Mexico, Alberto has won numerous amateur championships and tournaments. In addition to his amateur accolades, Alberto has won numerous world championships in his home country of Mexico, including the CMLL Heavyweight Championship. But would you expect anything less given his bloodlines?  Alberto is the son of legendary luchador Dos Caras and nephew of Mil Mascaras, continuing one of Mexico’s greatest wrestling legacies.

Upon signing with ROH, Alberto has requested that Ring of Honor matchmaker Nigel McGuinness challenge him with the very best that ROH has to offer, and many of the stars in Ring of Honor have already started making phone calls to Nigel to take on El Patron.

“Ring of Honor has been doing fantastic things.  There’s a lot of excitement surrounding this company and I look forward to competing against the best of the best in ROH in 2015,” says Alberto El Patron.

Could we see him face ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe? Adam Cole? AJ Styles? ROH World Television Champion Jay Lethal? Matt Sydal? Roderick Strong? The list of world class match-ups is endless!

Who would you like to see him face? Tweet us at @RingofHonor and use the hashtag #AlbertoROH

Ring of Honor fans will FIRST be able to see Alberto El Patron on the following dates:

•Saturday January 3, 2014 Nashville, TN, Nashville Fairgrounds – ROH Television Taping!

•Friday January 30, 2014 Dearborn, MI, Ford Community Center

•Saturday January 31, 2014 Dayton, OH, Montgomery County Fairgrounds

•Sunday March 1, 2014 Las Vegas Nevada, Orleans Hotel & Casino for the 13th Anniversary Pay-Per-View!

It’s been said that Alberto wants to show that he is one of the best in the world between the ropes, and he will certainly have every opportunity to prove that in Ring of Honor.

This is a good signing for ROH.  There was a lot of chatter around the internet that Del Rio would go to TNA, or to Lucha Underground, but no one had mentioned ROH prior to now.  Terms of the deal are not known, but it is suspected that Del Rio might be able to work with other organizations, as some ROH talents are able to as well.


Ring of Honor “Final Battle” Pay Per View Live Coverage for 12/7/2014 – Jay Briscoe vs. Adam Cole for the ROH Championship, rEDragon vs. The Time Splitters for the ROH Tag Team Championship, Michael Elgin vs. Tomasso Ciampa, and More

Live and on televised pay per view, it’s Ring of Honor’s final 2014 event, Final Battle.  The event takes place at Terminal 5 in New York City starting at 8:00PM EST.  Our own Drew Koscelek will be there live in person, and I’ll be sure to incorporate anything that he passes along about the event into our live coverage as well.  The card for tonight is looking pretty solid, and it is as follows:

Jimmy Jacobs vs. Hanson vs. Mark Briscoe vs. Caprice Coleman; 4-Corners Survival Match

Moose vs. RD Evans

The Young Bucks and ACH vs. The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) and Cedric Alexander

Roderick Strong vs. Adam Page

Jay Lethal (c) vs. Matt Sydal; ROH Television Championship

Michael Elgin vs. Tomasso Ciampa

rEDragon (Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish, c) vs. The Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida); ROH Tag Team Championship

Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Adam Cole; ROH World Championship in a “Fight Without Honor” Match

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Ring of Honor “Survival of the Fittest” Night Two Results for 11/8/2014 – Six-Man Elimination Match, Jay Lethal vs. Cedric Alexander, The Briscoes vs. Daniels and Kazarian, and More

he following are the quick results from night two of Ring of Honor “Survival of the Fittest” show in Toledo, OH.  The event took place at the Seagate Center.  If you were there, or at night one in Columbus, feel free to send along more thoughts and details to me either @Bill_SoonerFan or bwentz@ring-rap.com

ROH Survival of the Fittest, Night Two Results

Took place at the Seagate Center in Toledo, OH on 11/8/2014

Dark Match – Jay Diesel defeated Matt Sex

Match #1 – Jay Lethal (ROH TV Champion) defeated Cedric Alexander

Match #2 – RD Evans and Moose defeated BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs

Match #3 – Mike Bennett (w/Maria) defeated Will Ferrara with help from Maria and Matt Taven

Match #4 – ACH defeated Matt Taven.  After the match, Taven and Bennett teamed up to hit the spike piledriver on ACH

Match #5 – TaDarius Thomas defeated Romantic Touch

Match #6 – The Briscoes defeated “The Addiction,” Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian

Match #7 – Adam Cole defeated Matt Sydal, Adam Page, Roderick Strong, Hanson, and Tomasso Ciampa in the Survival of the Fittest 2014 six-way elimination match.


Ring of Honor “Survival of the Fittest” Night One Results 11/7/2014 – Matt Taven and Michael Bennett Take on the Briscoes, Matt Sydal, Bad Influence, and More

The following are the quick results from last night’s Ring of Honor “Survival of the Fittest” show in Columbus, OH.  Night Two will take place tonight in Toledo, OH at the Seagate Center.  If you went to last night’s show, or are going to tonight’s event in Toledo, feel free to send along more details or your thoughts to me @Bill_SoonerFan or bwentz@ring-rap.com

Ring of Honor “Survival of the Fittest”, Night One Results

Took place at the Ohio Expo Center, Ohio Building, Columbus, OH 11/7/2014

Match #1 – Moose and RD Evans defeated Jay Diesel and Jake Dirden

Match #2 – Tomasso Ciampa defeated Will Ferrara

Match #3 – Roderick Strong defeated TD Thomas

Match #4 – Adam Page defeated Cedric Alexander

Match #5 – Adam Cole defeated Delirious

Match #6 – Hanson defeated Jay Lethal (ROH TV Champion)

Match #7 – “The Addiction” Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian defeated BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs

Match #8 – Matt Sydal defeated ACH

Match #9 – Matt Taven and Michael Bennett defeated Jay Briscoe (ROH World Champion) and Mark Briscoe

The six men that have advanced to the Survival of the Fittest Final are Adam Cole, Matt Sydal, Tomasso Ciampa, Roderick Strong, Adam Page and Hanson.  Those matches will take place at tonight’s show in Toledo.