With the biggest PPV event of the calendar year now in the rear view I thought it would be the right time to look back and see the state of the company. Last year I will admit that I was hype critical of certain aspects of Ring of Honor and still am not a fan of those aspect of the company. However, that doesn't keep from being a fan of the company and really want the best for the company which is the same thing I have said about the other companies. Don't get me wrong I would prefer to avoid this conversation as it could be me as a broken record. Below are two of the main prospects that I think should be focused on when looking at 2017 and Ring of Honor:
First of all it is hard not to mention the expanding working agreement that has formed between CMLL, NJPW, and Ring of Honor. The amount of talent that ROH has been able to have access to this year because of that agreement is incredible. Also the fact that ROH has given fans in the states another way to see the Bullet Club who are by far the hottest group in wrestling has helped to no end. This has also given ROH the ability to always have back up if a talent like Adam Cole is signed away because they know that NJPW & CMLL will work with them look at both KUSHIDA & Jay White as examples.
However, the one thing that still in my opinion needs to be addressed is the booking style of the company. The reason I say this is because watching Final Battle I still feel as though ROH still tries to make every match feel like the best match of the show or match of the year. In my opinion not every match needs to be looked at as the best match on the show and though this could be an old school mentality the main event should be the best match or at least a top match. The one thing though is that instead of giving every match enough time to feel like a big match every though shouldn't all feel that way. One reason that all the matches shouldn't be allowed a lot of time is because it makes it tough to allow fans to differentiate between the matches.
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