One of the many things that I was interested in seeing when I first got into Ring of Honor was the debut of Samoa Joe. I had heard and read about his twenty one month Title reign, and how he carried the company on his back during the pedophile scandal (look it up on the Internet, if you want more information on it, because I didn’t really know a lot about it, nor do I really care). Samoa Joe was brought in by Christopher Daniels to fight with Low Ki, in the Low Ki/R.O.H. – Prophecy feud. This brought up Samoa Joe’s first match with Low Ki himself.
This issue is going to talk about a feud that happened a while back however lasted for a few shows. That feud was one of the first true ROH feuds I can remember, if you don’t count the Prophecy vs. ROH in general. It was very intense and you actually believe Homicide and Steve Corino hated each, when in their promos they let their emotions hang out, and with the in-ring psychology between the two. This is one of the reasons I like ROH I don’t know who writes the promos, and how matches are played out, but the wrestlers are very believable and they know their psychology, maybe better than the W.W.E.
It’s time once again for the greatest columnist in history…no wait, it’s just me. ROH Ringside is back for 2014.
Storylines. Few fans understand them, lots of fans hate them, and most fans want them. I don’t know what the hell I just said, but one of the things I read about on the Internet, is that the reason Ring of Honor, will not reach T.N.A. or W.W.E.’s level, is because it is too wrestling orientated and does not have many storylines.
I started watching the show “Best of the American Super Juniors Tournaments” from April 2005. Before watching this show, a topic for this article was kind of floating around in my brain. However, I wasn’t 100% sure if I would be entirely correct when talking about the subject. However, once I saw the first match of the show (Bryan Danielson vs. Spanky) I was convinced that I was going to bring up a good one.
What is it about pro wrestling? We watch it, we love it, we follow and we sometimes get really into it. It’s something like no other form of entertainment. The winners are predetermined, the rivals are best friends behind the scenes and people get made fun of for watching it. Yet there’s that certain mystique or something that attracts fans to it. It’s a sum of many factors.
For an honest guy like me, wrestling can be a very expensive hobby, although there are guys who most likely have spent way more money than I have on my hobby. I’m not a pirater. I buy CDs, DVDs, original videogames, etc. My opinion is that if the publisher makes the effort, they should get the money (although for reasons beyond my control, you will see that is not 100% possible, and you will also see contradictions in this article). Also, money makes the world go around. Part of the economic crisis can be related to piracy. But that’s a topic for another article and/or website. Not only do I have the tendency to buy originals of everything (although, I admit it, I have an iPod with illegal mp3s), I have systems of purchasing and watching stuff. So in this article, I will talk about my R.O.H. and general wrestling collection along with TV Series, along with my watching habits. Bare with me, it’s very complicated when you read it, but when I practice it, it’s pretty simple.
Although R.O.H. is my favorite promotion in the world, as with any promotions, it’s not perfect. It has its faults. It happens with W.W.E., T.N.A. as we all know, but R.O.H. back in 2002 was no different. Sometimes I would like to be at a bookers’ meeting just to know what the hell they are thinking.