The following is Ring of Honor's NewsWire for September 27th, 2011:
– We hope everyone is enjoying the new ROH website and features. We are still working out a few kinks and the site should improve as each day goes by with more content and features. If you are not already a Ringside Member then I suggest you sign up today. As a "Ringside Member" you can receive access to our exclusive video library including complete ROH DVD's, classic matches, and "Best Of" compilations. Be the first to view the weekly ROH TV show online without ads starting every Monday morning and also get access to previous shows. Other benefits include 15% Off all merchandise orders including sale items, exclusive discounts on iPPV's, access to exclusive interviews/web chats with Ring of Honor wrestlers, and the opportunity to buy tickets for many events before they go on sale to the public. Membership pricing is available monthly, quarterly, or annually (which includes a free ROH logo shirt during the introductory period). For those who still want to see the weekly ROH show without becoming a Ringside Member you can register as a GA Member which will allow you to see the show on Thursday.
– The latest exclusive content for "Ringside Members" includes the first Ring of Honor Wrestling TV show from this past weekend which featured an ROH World Title match with Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team defending against former champions, The Kings of Wrestling. Also in the exclusive content: a podcast interview with recently returned former World Champion Nigel McGuinness, complete live events including Supercard of Honor II, Man Up, & Driven, an exclusive internet version of the Best of The American Wolves, several classic must-see matches from 2002 including Low Ki vs. Samoa Joe, Paul London vs. Michael Shane (Street Fight), and Eddie Guerrero & The Amazing Red vs. The SAT. But that's not all, "Ringside Members" also have access to the history making CM Punk-Samoa Joe Trilogy as well as matches from the top Japanese stars that have invaded ROH, a collection of Steel Cage Matches, and several bouts featuring the Women of Honor. For complete details on the Membership options, click here.
– Are you a band that is looking to promote yourself? ROH is looking for bands interested in having their music played at live ROH events, TV, and DVD releases. This is your chance to have your music appear on the hottest wrestling product today. Music that is used must follow the common copyright laws and if you give us your song to use we will give you on screen credit. Your song will not be sold or distributed for any sorts of funds. We are looking to help out any bands that want to make a break and we're open to any form of music. Contact email@example.com for more information.
– As seen during the debut broadcast of "Ring of Honor Wrestling" on SBG affiliates nationwide, former ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness has made his return to ROH! The record-holding champion surprised everyone when Kevin Kelly introduced him as his broadcast partner at the start of the television program, and Nigel will now join Kevin every Saturday for our ROH on SBG broadcasts. There is NOW an exclusive podcast with Nigel McGuinness that was just posted for Ringside Members You can follow Nigel on Twitter @McGuinnessNigel. Welcome back Nigel!!
– Announced earlier today 3 matches have been set for this Saturday night in Louisville, KY as part of our latest TV Tapings! Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin will battle Cedric Alexander & Caprice Coleman, The Young Bucks go at it with The Bravados, and ROH World TV Champion Jay Lethal will defend his title against "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett! Don't miss out as Ring of Honor hits The Davis Arena with the best professional wrestling on the planet!
– Also announced earlier today, Ring of Honor will host another Training/Try Out Seminar over the course of two days in November. On the 12th & 13th, interested wrestlers will get the opportunity to show what they've got in front of ROH management & wrestlers such as ROH World Tag Champion Charlie Haas, ROH Executive Producer Jim Cornette, Delirious, and more! For all the details check here!
– Mike Mondo has officially signed for the next set of television tapings on THIS Saturday night, October 1st, 2011 when ROH returns to the Davis Arena in Louisville, KY! Extra security will also be on hand this Saturday and it is suggested that anybody who sees suspicious behavior should contact security or ROH staff. Tickets are going fast and we expect a sellout so get you tickets here in the ROH Store!
– In big news, we can now confirm that Davey Richards will defend his ROH World Championship at "Glory by Honor X" in Chicago Ridge, IL on November 19th. ROH officials will release the first list of talent very soon for this historic night.
– The latest update on the injuries sustained in Ladder War 3 to the All Night Express and the Briscoe Brothers is positive. All four men are able to compete this Saturday in Louisville and while the ANX are excited to receive an upcoming championship match at "Glory by Honor X" the Briscoe Brothers are as crazy as ever. "We will always hate you ANX." Said Jay Briscoe. "Two things will never change, our hate for ANX and our need for that ROH gold. We have been dominant since day one in this b***h and s**t ain't changing cause we lost that Ladder War."
– Ring of Honor is known for its unbelievable tag team division and we take pride in showcasing tag wrestling to its fullest. Haas and Benjamin currently hold the ultimate tag team prize in ROH but with ANX, Future Shock, the Briscoe Brothers, the House of Truth, Young Bucks, etc. on the roster who knows who will hold the gold in the upcoming months. Right now is one of the most competitive times for the tag team division in the history of ROH. Who do you think is the best tag team in ROH history? Check out this blog for a breakdown compiled by ROHWrestling.com.
– ROH and the Manhattan Center have agreed and are pleased to announce that Final Battle has been moved to Friday, December 23rd, and will now take place in the larger Hammerstein Ballroom. Additionally, all future Ring of Honor events at the Manhattan Center will take place in the more spacious Hammerstein Ballroom. If you have already purchased tickets please read the here to see if you need to exchange your current tickets.
– If you missed ROH's "Death Before Dishonor IX" iPPV you can still watch it on GoFightLive! The iPPV contain two classic ROH matches and a stellar card from top to bottom. This event will be talked about for a long time.
– At this time we expect the ROH Online Store to be down from Wednesday-Friday as we prepare to integrate a new and improved shopping experience. Our goal at this point is to have the new Store online on October 1st. Those with accounts in the current ROH store will need to create a new account to make a purchase in the new Store. Those who have registered as a Ringside or GA member will be able to use that account information once the new Store is running this weekend.
Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report?