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I am more and more impressed with ROH World Champion Tyler Black and the ROH roster as a whole every day. In a recent article in “Newsday”, Tyler said that the ROH locker room has decided to eliminate the use of chair shots to the head. Ladies and gentlemen, that is how it should be done. No edict or policy from above. Everyone is responsible for their own actions or the collective group (the ROH Locker Room) will take action. Outstanding!
As many of you know, I now have the privilege of calling the matches for Ring of Honor Internet PPV’s. The event on Saturday, April 3rd from Charlotte, NC was the first time I’ve been inside the guardrail for ROH and many fans have asked me what it was like. Simple description… like trying to have a conversation while standing on a busy highway during rush hour. It was the loudest setting I’ve ever had to call matches in and it took me a couple of matches to get comfortable.
By the end of the night, I felt as if I had accomplished my goal of presenting these athletes engaging in athletic contests. As Jim Cornette says, “wrestlers who wrestle on a wrestling show”. Go figure…
There is a real sense of ownership within Ring of Honor, which goes back to my earlier discussion about the ROH locker room deciding amongst the group to eliminate chair shots. A great group of what Jim Ross might describe as “wrestling professionals”. World travelers, smart business men and highly educated. I have always subscribed to the “less is more” theory of professional wrestling and as this group of young stars matures, they will naturally slow down. I heard several comments in the locker room about how the “ROH style” is beginning to transform with these athletes more in command of how they execute a game plan for a match.
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