Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent promotion. It was created in 2002 by Rob Feinstein, and is currently owned by Cary Silkin. ROH usually holds several shows each month, sometimes as many as six. Annual shows include the Anniversary Show(s), Death Before Dishonor, Survival of the Fittest, Glory by Honor, and Final Battle (the last show of the calendar year).
ROH records all their shows and sells them on DVD through their mail and online store. As such, Ring of Honor has developed a loyal fan base in the Northeast (where the shows are run) as well as around the country. Ring of Honor also broadcasts on The Fight Network to viewers in Canada and on TWC Fight! to viewers in Great Britain and Ireland. Select shows are broadcast as internet pay-per-views through Go Fight Live.
ROH is considered by many to be the most well known independent promotion in the world.
ROH appears in the 2008 film The Wrestler, where it promotes the final bout of the film between Randy "The Ram" Robinson (played by Mickey Rourke) and The Ayatollah (played by Ernest "The Cat" Miller). Several wrestlers, including Nigel McGuinness, Claudio Castagnoli and Bobby Dempsey appear on film during the ROH scenes. As of 2010, due to its national television show and presence on PPV, most wrestling fans regard ROH as the third most prominent professional wrestling promotion in the United States (behind WWE and TNA).
|ROH World Championship||Jay Lethal||Jay Briscoe||June 19, 2015||New York City, New York||ROH Best In The World 2015|
|ROH World Television Championship||Tomohiro Ishii||Roderick Strong||February 19, 2016||Tokyo, Japana||Honor Rising: Japan 2016|
|ROH World Tag Team||War Machine (Hanson and Ray Rowe)||The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett)||December 18, 2015||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Final Battle 2015|
|Championship||Final Champion(s)||Defeated||Date Won||Location||Event|
|ROH Pure Championship||Bryan Danielson||Nigel McGuinness||August 12, 2006||Liverpool, England||Unified|
|ROH Number One Contender's Trophy||Matt Stryker||vacant||March 13, 2004||Elizabeth, New Jersey||At Our Best|
|ROH Top of the Class Trophy||Rhett Titus||Ernie Osiris||June 7, 2008||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Respect Is Earned II|
ROH Wrestling School
The ROH promotion also runs a wrestling school called ROH Wrestling School in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Its current head trainer is Delirious. Previous head trainers of the academy ROH World champions CM Punk, Austin Aries, and Bryan Danielson. The first three classes of students have already graduated and currently wrestle on the US independent circuit, including preliminary and exhibition matches at Ring of Honor events.
- ROHwrestling.com (Official Website)
- Official Video Website
- Ring of Honor Wikia
- Ring of Honor at CAGEMATCH.net
- Meet Nigel McGuinness, ROH's Champion
|Ring of Honor Wrestling • RoH Creating Excellence • Pay-per-views|
|Ring of Honor|
|ACH • Adam Cole • Adam Page • A.J. Styles • Alex Shelley • Beretta • BJ Whitmer • Bobby Fish • Caprice Coleman • Cedric Alexander • Cheeseburger • Chris Sabin • Christopher Daniels • Dalton Castle • Donovan Dijak • Frankie Kazarian • Hanson • Joey Daddiego • Jay Briscoe • Jay Lethal • Kenny King • Kyle O'Reilly • Mandy Leon • Mark Briscoe • Matt Jackson • Matt Sydal • Matt Taven • Michael Elgin • Moose • Nana • Nick Jackson • Nigel McGuinness • Raymond Rowe • Rhett Titus • Rocky Romero • Roderick Strong • Scarlett Bordeaux • Silas Young • Steve Corino • Stokely Hathaway • Takaaki Watanabe • Truth Martini • Veda Scott • Will Ferrara|