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The B Show: SummerSlam Weekend Recap

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Have you heard the good news? The “B” Show is back! On this edition, Loud Goat and Thom discuss WWE SummerSlam, NXT Takeover, and Adam Cole & reDRagon’s debut! #BelieveInTheWide

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ROH Death Before Dishonor Results & Future ROH TV Show Lineups

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Image Credit: ROHWrestling.com

Friday and Saturday Night, the boys from Dukes Wrestling- Thom, Loud Goat, and myself, had the pleasure of attending Ring of Honor’s Death Before Dishonor XIII I-PPV and television tapings in Baltimore to take in the matches and interview some of the stars of Ring of Honor: Jay Lethal, Dalton Castle, and Moose.  You can hear those interviews on this week’s edition of the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Wednesday Night.  Right off the bat, thank you to everyone at ROH for their incredible hospitality over the two nights.

First, Friday was the live Death Before Dishonor internet pay-per-view.  I don’t know how it came off on the broadcast but live this was an incredibly fun show featuring the best live match I’ve ever witnessed.  In fact, the top 5 matches on the card met or exceeded my expectations.

ROH World Championship: Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini, J-Diesel, & Donovan Dijak vs. Roderick Strong wrestled to a 60-minute draw.  Words are going to fail to describe how much fun the last half of this match leading into the draw was to watch live.  Pure brutality is the only way to describe the amount of chops, slams into the metal railing, and hard hitting moves these two men traded in the match.  Starting slow with some feeling out and grappling the match built to a “how are they still going!” crescendo.  My only gripe and this is SO minor, is I would have loved time limit announcements, I believe this would have whipped the live crowd up into a frenzy, but by the same token I understand it would have telegraphed the finish for the home audience.  Buy the replay and check it out, you won’t regret it.

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Dreaming of an NXT-ROH Talent Exchange

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File this article under “Speculation, Baseless” and is written by a guy with zero-point-zero seconds of wrestling industry experience.   That being said…

In case you missed it: an article/interview was posted today on the front page of WWE.com about the influence that Ring of Honor has had on the world’s #1 wrestling company.  Not the business practice, but some of the wrestling style and CERTAINLY some of the top stars.  The interview was done with former ROH guys Antonio Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Colt Cabana, and ROH founder Gabe Sapolsky.

I won’t summarize the article because I’m not sure it can be done without writing something of nearly equal length.  Plus, it’s definitely worth your time. Worth mentioning: In a time when CM Punk’s future in wrestling is cloudy, the WWE did not scrub the notable ROH-alum’s name from the article.  They also did not exclude mentions of former ROH/current TNA star Christopher Daniels.

Also, this picture.  Arcing Ls.

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There is a solid chance that this article was a one-off, done out of respect to a company that has produced so many WWE superstars and has an incredible fan base.  The article also takes yet another step in cementing the current “Reality Era.”  That said, what if (and this is a HUGE “if”) this were the beginning of a relationship between the WWE and Sinclair Broadcasting, which owns Ring of Honor?  Continue reading →

ROH Manhattan Mayhem 5 Results

Image Credit: Ring of Honor

Image Credit: Ring of Honor

Ring of Honor’s Manhattan Mayhem V is in the books.  Results are courtesy of the folks over at PWPonderings.

  • Silas Young defeated Adam Page to open the show.
  • Steve Corino crashed the show, but ROH officials forced him to leave.
  • Scramble Rules Tag Match – C&C Wrestle Factory defeated Adrenaline RUSH when Cedric Alexander pinned Tadarius Thomas.  Noteworthy – August 16 marked Alexander’s 24th birthday.
  • Proving Ground Match – Matt Taven pinned Mike Mondo after a headlock driver.  
  • The Forever Hooligans defeated the Young Bucks after hitting the Contract Killer.  The code of honor was upheld after the match, and the crowd gave the two teams a standing ovation.
  • Homicide and Eddie Kingston defeated Marshall Law.  
  • ROH World Title Quarter Finals – Tommaso Ciampa defeated Michael Bennett after an Air Raid Crash.  The crowd was apparently chanting “You Killed BJ” at Bennett during the match.  A couple of piledriver spots were teased, including one on the ring apron.
  • ROH World Title Quarter Finals – Kevin Steen defeated Roderick Strong with a Package Piledriver, in what was said to be a very stiff match.
  • ROH World Title Quarter Finals – Michael Elgin defeated Karl Anderson after an Elgin Bomb.
  • Main Event – ROH World Tag Team Championship – reDragon defeated the American Wolves to regain the tag titles.  The finish came when Kyle O’Reilly submitted Davey Richards with a cross armbreaker.  
  • After the main event, Homicide and Kingston hit the ring and confronted the new tag champs. Kingston declared that he and Homicide are “Outlaw Inc.,” and they’ve returned to ROH to take down the “corporation” that it’s become. 

ICYMI: New ROH Tag Team Champions

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Lost in the concern for the well-being of ROH star BJ Whitmer over the weekend was the televising of ROH crowning new world tag team champions.

While Ring of Honor was live in Canada, their Saturday night televised show was taped several weeks ago in Rhode Island. The main event saw ROH Tag Champs reDRagon defend against current IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions, the Forever Hooligans, who recently earned a title shot in a Proving Ground match. Alex Kozlov and Rocky Romero ultimately beat Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly when Kozlov pinned Kyle with a backslide.

Also worth noting – On Saturday’s taped broadcast, Nigel McGuinness announced the ROH World Title tournament. Matches for this tournament began on 7/27/13, and will begin airing in the coming weeks.

 
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