Last issue I spoke about the tournament that determined the final four wrestlers that will battle to be Ring of Honor’s first ever Champion. In this issue I want to talk about the actual final itself; a Four-way Sixty-Minute Iron-Man Match. The competitors? Christopher Daniels, Doug Doug, Spanky and Low Ki. What you must keep in mind, is that each pin is two points and each wrestler that is pinned gets minus one points. Unique, but interesting.
Seeing how the show after the “Round Robin Challenge” show had nothing special on it, except maybe an Eddy Guerrero appearance, I want to talk about the start of pushing the top stars in the company at that time, with the introduction of the actual ROH Title. Thus we have the show “Road to the Title”.
In issue number four, I talked about the first R.O.H. show (“Era of Honor begins”). Now I wanted to talk about their second show, however, overall since this show does not have anything super spectacular about it, except for a couple of matches I decided to focus this issue on the mini-feud between Christopher Daniels, Low Ki and American Dragon Bryan Danielson (damnit, took me three tries to get his name write, because I’m actually getting used to Daniel Bryan), that happened during both the first and second R.O.H. show.
I’m going to go a bit “off topic” in this article, and speak about something that caught my attention a few weeks ago. Now, as I mentioned before, I’m watching all the ROH Shows in order from the very beginning to get a good following and understanding of the entirety of R.O.H. and its evolution. As I write this article, I’ve started watching the July 23rd, 2004 show “Death Before Dishonor 2 – Part 1”. Therefore I still have eight years of DVDs collect and watch, before getting up to date with today’s R.O.H., and of course taking into account that when I get to 2012, it will probably be 2016 thus four more years to collect, but that’s a different story. I am subscribed to R.O.H.’s YouTube account, and will watch some videos from them. I do check their website from time to time to look at stuff. However, I avoid watching results, reviews or any other type of “Spoilers” so that I can watch the current shows with as much “ignorance” as possible.
In this forth issue of R.O.H. Ringside, I will start talking about my favorite memories of ROH. I don’t want to make this an R.O.H. Review Article, because there are probably thousands of those. I just want to talk in depth about my favorite moments and matches from each show, to help get people interested in R.O.H. and help them notice there are fun storylines, great matches and all around great entertainment. I will talk about individual matches from each show and the storylines can pop up in one show to be carried over onto others.
Before I get into the nitty gritty of presenting my Ring of Honor memories and moments in order to help get people follow R.O.H., I want to clarify and elaborate on some of the misconceptions and truths that I have heard people say about R.O.H. throughout the years. My opinion might be bias, but I will try to be as objective as possible.