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Episode 7 ROH Wrestling At The Gateway
Taking place on December 5, 2008, "Wrestling at the Gateway" marked Ring of Honor's debut in the St. Louis area. It's loaded with tag team bouts, and features absolutely no title matches (as a matter of fact, the tag team champions Kevin Steen & El Generico are not even on this card); so how this one fall as a featured show? Luck of the draw, Jeff picked a number, and here we are! BUT, much to our surprise, we found a few hidden gems on an event that has largely been forgotten in the...
Episode 6: At Our Best
It was a show laden with controversy before the bell even rang, but Ring of Honor persevered through it all and presented an event that was, at the time, lauded as their best show ever. Does it hold up to the passage of time? Jeff and Shane sit down to discuss the event , which featured a Steel Cage World Title match between Samoa Joe & Jay Briscoe, a Pure Wrestling Title bout between CM Punk & AJ Styles, a Scramble Cage with Special K vs. The Carnage Crew, and much more. But they also...
Episode 5 Samoa Joe 2003 - 2005 Volume 2
Picking up where Vol. 1 left off, Jeff and Shane delve into the last few months of Samoa Joe's ROH World Title run, including the historic title bout at Final Battle 2004 opposite Austin Aries. Jeff has some strong opinions on that one so.... We also pick up on Joe's Pure Title run, his mentorship with Jay Lethal, his in-ring rivalry with CM Punk that produced the first 5-Star North American match in over 5 years, and, of course, Kenta Kobashi! Let's do the time warp again and step inside...
Episode 4: Samoa Joe 2003 - 2005 Volume 1
He is the longest reigning champion in Ring of Honor history, he was the face of the company during its formative years, he is the standard bearer for every champion that has come in his wake; he is Samoa Joe and this is just a part of his story. Join Jeff and Shane as they explore the nascent years of Joe's historic ROH career, including his legendary title World Title reign, his most brutal fights, his impact on ROH, and some personal highlights for each man.
Episode 3: Chris Hero - Ring Of Hero
Epic in length, this 5 hour dissection of the first three years of Chris Hero's Ring of Honor career sees Jeff & Shane focus on the evolution of the current Kassius Ohno from CZW figuredhead to The Young Knockout Kid and every stage in-between. Using the RING OF HERO compilation DVD as a guideline, our hosts explore bouts with the likes of Nigel McGuinness, Roderick Strong, Lance Storm, KENTA, Kenny Omega, Bryan Danielson, and more. Also discussed are some behind the scenes details, some...
Ring of Hero Teaser
A little preview of the 5 hour discussion between Jeff & Shane on the 2006-2009 era of Chris Hero's (aka Kassius Ohno) Ring of Honor career. Battle for Supremacy, a little Todd Sinclair, and Captain Safety?!?!
Episode 2 ROH Death Before Dishonor 4
Jeff & Shane sit down discuss the culmination of the ROH/CZW war at "Death Before Dishonor IV". Featuring Team CZW vs. Team ROH inside the Cage of Death, this July 2006 event also features Bryan Danielson vs. Sonjay Dutt for the ROH World Title, AJ Styles vs. Davey Richards, The Briscoes vs. Irish Airborne, and more! There's some ranting, there's some raving, and not just from Jim Cornette this time!
ROH 100th Show Pilot
Welcome to the inaugural episode of An Honorable Mention where Jeff Schwartz & ROH Alumni Shane Hagadorn delve into the Ring of Honor archives to explore the history of the greatest independent wrestling promotion of this generation!