This was the biggest event in recent memory for Ring of Honor, because it was a pinnacle achievement in the history of a typically underdog company. Last weekend ROH celebrated their 15 year anniversary in Las Vegas with a star studded event. This event included a shocking turn of events in the Main Event that I spoke about earlier this week and will not again but watch below if your curious. I don't normally do this but it kind of fit well with idea for the post so I went with it. Below are two featured match from the Anniversary this past weekend:
Over the last few weeks a lot has happened in the world outside of the WWE; especially in Ring of Honor. Fact is that this past weekend ROH celebrated their 15 year anniversary which is an incredible accomplishment that everyone who has had a hand in keeping that company alive should be very proud of this accomplishment. I should mention that I will not be speaking the Matt Hardy issues and how it effected ROH for that you must consult your local dirt sheet.
The one part I will speak of is the main event and that the "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels aka the only founding father of Ring of Honor to never hold the World Title has defeated Adam Cole and is the current ROH World Title. Daniels has always been someone that has gotten better with age and also someone who has deserved the opportunity to be World Champion and there is no better place for him to accomplish such a thing then in the company he helped build.
See when ROH first started Chris moved into the Tag Team division with Donovan Morgan to challenge AJ Styles and Red for the titles. For most of Daniels first run he was in a tag team and then he came back a few years later, but didn't stay long enough to really catch on. But it was his team with Kazarian that really allowed Chris to enter the prime of his career and finally catch on. Congratulations to a very deserving ROH Legend in the new ROH World Champion "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels.
With the Anniversary set to take place this weekend in Las Vegas this will be the last time we countdown and look back at one of the many great moments in ROH history. In many ways the reason why ROH was able to get the attention of the wrestling world is because they were putting out a unique product that fans couldn't find anywhere else. This included visits from various international and not just talent from Japan, but also from the UK and Mexico.
One of these talents who visited ROH was the legend himself Kenta Kobashi. If you have never heard of Kenta then I would probably compare him to being a step above where Okada is today. Not to be confused with the current Hideo Itami in NXT the original Kenta made a tremendous legacy for himself in the wrestling business by having numerous classics with other legends like Tsruta, Misawa, Kawada and others. The pop that Kenta gets from the ROH crowd should tell you not just how rare it was for him to be in the states, but also how excited these people where to see Joe vs Kenta.
The 15 anniversary show is quickly approaching in a little over a week and I have been digging through the achieve of Ring of Honor to try and find some special moments from ROH's past and the video below best echo's the idea of how things have changed. In recent years the ROH and NJPW working agreement has taken center stage due to the interaction among the talent in both companies. The New Japan stars always arrive in ROH to tremendous fanfare and popularity and the Bullet Club are no different.
This is proof of how much things have change in ROH over the last few years with the help of the NJPW agreement and now also the agreement with CMLL further helps ROH expand their reach and exposure to the fans. However, I would say that compared to the last two videos this is a different type of moment because it doesn't just involve ROH legends like the past few have it actually doesn't even include people under contract with ROH.
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