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Ring Rap Audio: 07/04/15 – An in-depth discussion on the Champions in WWE, TNA, and ROH, plus a look at WWE’s Beast in the East, and lots more!

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Happy Independence Day!  To those of you listening in the United States, July 4th is a day of celebration, fireworks, cookouts, and kicking back with a few cold ones.  Enjoy!

Bill and Drew are hard at work to bring you some audio pleasure for your holiday weekend, and they take a look at WWE, TNA, and ROH’s champions, discuss their strengths, weaknesses, and overall where they stand in the company.

Also, Bill and Drew discuss WWE’s Beast in the East, and take a look at the pros and cons of the card, which airs live from Tokyo, Japan, on the WWE Network on July 4th at 5:30am.

Join Bill and Drew in an hour of discussion, and let us know your thoughts on the topic at hand.  We would love to get this conversation going with our listeners.  Let us know what you think and we’ll discuss it on the air.

And, be sure to tune in to our shorter, more frequent news podcast, Around the Ring with Ring Rap! (iTunes | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS)

Follow us on Twitter: @RingRapAudio and @RingRap.  Bill is on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan.  Drew is on Twitter @PsionStorm.

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Around the Ring with Ring Rap: 06/25/2015 – Thoughts on Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett returning to TNA, WWE NXT, and More!

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After a three week hiatus, Ring-Rap.com Editor in Chief Drew Koscelek returns to Around the Ring with Ring Rap!  Topics on the show include:

  • Where has Drew been?
  • Thoughts on Jay Lethal winning the Ring of Honor World Championship
  • Jeff Jarrett returning to TNA
  • WWE NXT
  • …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 Television *SPOILERS* for the Next Several Episodes

Ring of Honor taped their next several shows at Terminal 5 in New York last night, following their Friday night “Best in the World” pay per view event.  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!

In a dark match at the end of the night, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles defeated The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian).  This match was not taped for television, and was Samoa Joe’s final match with Ring of Honor.

And now, on with the spoilers!

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Ring of Honor “Best in the World” Pay Per View “Quick Reaction” for 6/19/2015 – Jay Briscoe vs. Jay Lethal, New Number One Contender Crowned, The Addiction vs. rEDragon, More

The following are the results and some “quick reactions” to last night’s Ring of Honor “Best in the World” event that took place at Terminal 5 in New York City.  The event was also aired live on pay per view.

Match #1 – Mark Briscoe (w/ODB) def. Donovan Dijak (w/Truth Martini).

Briscoe won the match following a brainbuster with his Froggy Bow elbow drop from the top.  Overall, the match was fine, but the finish left a lot to be desired.  I did pop when ODB tore up the Book of Truth though, because that gimmick just feels bush league to me now even though I like the combination of Truth and Lethal (as well as Dijak).

Match #2 – Adam Page and BJ Whitmer (w/Colby Corino) def. ACH and Matt Sydal.

In the finish, ACH hit a nice dive to Page and Colby at ringside, but in the ring Whitmer took him out then Page hit Rite of Passage on Sydal to get the win.  I had figured ACH and Sydal to go on to challenge for the tag straps, so this finish kind of surprised me a bit.  I did enjoy the match, however.

They hyped Kushida, Nakamura and Okada from New Japan appearing in Philadelphia, PA and Brooklyn, NY on August 21 and 22.

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Ring of Honor on Destination America TV Report for 6/10/2015 – Mike Bennett and Matt Taven vs. Bullet Club, Jushin Liger vs. Dalton Castle, Daniels and Kazarian vs. Kyle O’Reilly in a Handicap Match, More

Editorial Note:  This is the syndicated show that aired over the past weekend.  I’m posting this brief report following the same show airing last night on Destination America.

Love Ring of Honor, and want to help us cover this show more regularly?  Hit me up for details – bwentz@ring-rap.com!

Ring of Honor TV, Taped in Toronto, Ontario at Ted Reeve Arena on May 16:

Show opens with the tag champs, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, talking in front of the screen.  They talk about giving rEDragon their rematch tonight.  Daniels says that Fish and O’Reilly saw what they did to win the titles.  “What do you think we’ll do to keep these championships?”

Opening video airs and Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino check in.  They hype the tag title match, then Kelly notes that Fish has been attacked in the parking lot.

The Addiction heads out for a promo.  Daniels says they have breaking news. “In a shocking turn of events, Bobby Fish has been ruled medically unable to compete tonight.”  Kelly chimes in and says that Fish can’t go because of what Daniels and Kaz did to him.

Daniels says the contract only gives Fish and O’Reilly a shot on this night only.  He says they can go to the back of the line if they don’t take the match, and calls out rEDragon to take the rematch, or forfeit.  O’Reilly comes out, takes his shirt off and charges the ring.

They had to call the audible to explain Bobby Fish’s absence, as he could not cross the border into Canada for this show and the other ROH/NJPW shows that took place in Toronto.  This was fine.

Match #1 – Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian (a.k.a The Addiction) vs. Kyle O’Reilly of rEDragon; ROH Tag Team Championship in a handicap match:

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Ring of Honor on Destination America 06/03/15 – Briscoes vs. House of Truth, Kushida vs. Ferrara, Moose vs. Corino, Watanabe vs. Young, plus more!

Ring of Honor live coverage returns to Ring-Rap with the debut on Destination America.  The show is more accessible than ever, and I can once again enjoy it from the comfort of my couch with little effort.  This is how wrestling should be.

It’s worth noting that this is the exact same show that airs on Sinclair Broadcasting stations just days earlier.  As I do not have the fortune of a Sinclair station in my area, I will be covering the Destination America broadcast going forward.

I’m excited!  Enough talk, let’s do this!

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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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Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling “War of the Worlds Night One” Results 05/12/15

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

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Ring of Honor Announces Card for “War of the Worlds Night Two”

Ring of Honor has announced the following card for their “War of the Worlds” Night Two event.  The event will take place on May 13 in Philadelphia, PA at the 2300 Arena.

  • AJ Styles and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. Adam Cole, Matt Taven, and Michael Bennett
  • Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Bobby Fish, Ring of Honor Championship
  • Roderick Strong vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. Kazuchika Okada and Gedo
  • Jay Lethal (Ring of Honor Television Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Mark Briscoe vs. Jushin Liger; Non-title match
  • Adam Page vs. Watanabe
  • Michael Elgin vs. Kushida
  • Kyle O’Reilly vs. Tetsuya Naito

ROH also has noted that Moose will also be making an appearance.

If you’re going to either night of War of the Worlds, or other ROH  events, and want to contribute live event results and information feel free to send it along to me at bwentz@ring-rap.com.