The Honor Report 3/29/14

Ring Of Honor returns to IPPV 10th and 17th May 2014
Ring Of Honor returns to IPPV 10th and 17th May 2014

It’s been announced that the promotion will return to iPPV, but this time with Ustream, at Global Wars and War of the Worlds. In the past the promotion has attempted this before with other iPPV providers and hadn’t gone down well with fans and the company. Ustream streams in high-definition and has been used by Dragon Gate and New Japan Pro Wrestling in the past. The cost for both shows is $14.95 and can be ordered in advance by using a PayPal account with a start time of 7:30pm EST/ 4:30pm PST. Both shows will automatically load up on right after the conclusion of the live feed. COO of ROH Joe Koff said “The fans are always asking for live ROH Internet Pay Per Views and Ustream’s capabilities allows us to deliver.”

This past weekend ROH presented High Flyin’ from the Montgomery Country Fairgrounds. Let’s have a quick look at what went down:

-In a dark match Cheeseburger and Moose (see down below in Future of Honor News for status on Moose) defeated Davey Vega and Will Ferrera.
-In six man action The Decade defeated Adrenaline Rush and Caprice Coleman
-In Four Corner Survival match RD Evans defeated Kyle O’Reilly, Romantic Touch and Silas Young
-Michael Elgin defeated Cedric Alexander
-Kevin Steen defeated Bobby Fish via Disqualification
-RD Evans and Kevin Steen defeated ReDRagon via Disqualification
-Briscoe Brothers defeated Adam Cole and Michael Bennett

High Flyin’ is now available on the promotion’s Video On Demand service for $14.95 with an optional $9.95 to pre-order the DVD.

While his brother goes for the championship in Ladder War V, Mark Briscoe will face Mike Bennett once again but this time it will be a No Disqualification match at Supercard Of Honor VIII. It is the fourth time these two have faced each other in a match.

In another match made for Supercard of Honor VIII, which will have ramifications for War Of The Worlds, Kevin Steen battles Michael Elgin for a crack at the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. In a triple threat match, the former ROH Tag Team Champions reDRagon will have to face another former set of ROH Tag Team Champions in the Forever Hooligans (who never received a rematch for the championship) and the newly formed tag team of Raymond Rowe and Todd Hanson. The ROH Television championship will be on the line in a two out of three falls match when Jay Lethal will challenge Tommaso Ciampa. Also Matt Taven will face Truth Martini’s mystery wrestler.

The following afternoon in New Orleans, Ring of Honor will be taping for their television program on the Sinclair Broadcasting network. Matches have started to be announced as follows: Adam Cole, Matt Hardy and Mike Bennett will take on The Briscoe Brothers and Kevin Steen, Rocky Romero will face Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal battles Alex Koslov, BJ Whitmer takes on Cedric Alexander, Roderick Strong will face Tommaso Ciampa and Andrew Everett squares off with ACH. Also set to appear are Luke Hawx, Mike Posey and Corey Hollis among the rest of the regular ROH roster.

Moose will be in action also be action at the first ever Future of Honor show. Here’s some stats on Moose:
6’5” 295lbs
Former NFL Player for:
Atlanta Falcons (2006 Games 11 Games Started 0)
Atlanta Falcons (2007 Games 11 Games Started 7)
Atlanta Falcons (2008 Games 8   Games Started 0)
Atlanta Falcons (2009 Games 9   Games Started 5)
New England Patriots  (2010 Games 8 Games Started 0)
Indianapolis Colts (2011 Games 9 Games Started 3)
St.Louis Rams (2012 Games 6 Games Started 5)

Also confirmed for the Future of Honor show is Mandy Leon, who will make her in-ring debut at the event.

Former SCUM members and current rivals will team up in a Charm City Street Fight as Kevin Steen and Cliff Clampton team up to take on Outlawz Inc at the Second To None event on April 19th in Baltimore, Maryland.

Both ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling will hold separate training seminars at the ROH Dojo. The seminars will be held on the 13th and 14th May (respectively). This will be the best time to impress both ROH officials NJPW officials. Also one wrestler will be selected to participate on a Future of Honor event.

The promotion will return to Ohio on Friday, July 18th in the Masonic Centre in Cincinnati.

Its been confirmed that the shows on July 12th in Hopkins, Minnesota, July 18th in Cincinnati, Ohio and July 19th in Dearborn, Michigan will be known as the Summer Heat Tour.

Chris Hero will return to Dragon Gate USA over WrestleMania weekend at Open the Ultimate Gate (April 4th) when he takes on former ECW Tag Team Champion Masato Tanaka, but before that he’ll be making his first Evolve Championship title defense against Trent Baretta at Evolve 28 on April 3rd.

Chris Hero will also be making his House of Hardcore debut on June 6 & 7.

This week’s Tuesday DVD roll out features the promotion’s return to Texas as the State of Art is released. See Jay Briscoe defend the “Real” World Championship against ROH Champion Adam Cole and find out which of four men will earn an opportunity at the ROH Championship later on the year. Also, back in stock in the Ring of Honor store is Kevin Steen’s baseball jersey

This weekend’s ROH TV it features the main event between AJ Styles and Michael Elgin. Also on the show will be the Four Corner Survival between Caprice Coleman, Matt Taven, Silas Young and Watanabe and in tag team action Brutal Burgers take on reDRagon.

On the promotion’s YouTube channel they have introduced a new segment called The Fish Tank with Bobby Fish with Kyle O’Reilly featuring Cheeseburger.

Also on YouTube is the four corner survival match from episode #132. 

While there, be sure to check out this week’s Kevin Steen’s Weekend Escapades which covers the High Flyin’ event and story about ACH and an old lady plus an appearance by a former WCW superstar at an airport. 

On the newest edition of “Mike and Maria in Wonderland”, the couple talked about religion, Maria shares a story about confusing her luggage bag for Mick Foley, and she also talks about her eBay page and reactions from a fan. Then Mike and Maria introduced their guest the former ROH Television Champion (and longest ever regain TV Champion) and former member of Hoopla, Matt Taven.

Until WrestleMania weekend #BelieveInHonor!