History YMMV / RingOfHonor

8th Feb '16 8:15:38 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** The Sinclair group that bought out RoH is often reviled (especially in TV news circles); see above for why.
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** The Sinclair group that bought out RoH ROH is often reviled (especially in TV news circles); see above for why.
3rd Feb '16 10:58:55 AM chucknormie
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** BJ Whitmer didn't start off as this, but after the departures of Wrestling/RoderickStrong and Jimmy Jacobs from [[PowerStable the Decade]], quickly became this in record time. Part of it is due to the fact that the fans believe that he's just too old and broken-down to wrestle well anymore, and part of it is his feud with Wrestling/SteveCorino, which became [[ItsPersonal personal]] to the point that most fans found it uncomfortable.
14th Jan '16 6:25:13 AM themisterfree
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Many long term fans were skeptical enough about a large corporation buying Ring Of Honor but the Sinclair Broadcast Group was a turn off for other reasons, given how they've [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Broadcast_Group gobbled up stations around the US without a second thought, have used board-controlled shell companies to get around ownership regulations by the FCC, aired lots of Republican-friendly political programming, acquired two large ABC station groups (Fisher of Seattle and Albritton of DC), cut their stations' budgets to the bone, enacted a disastrous news-share concept for their stations in the mid-00s, etc...]]
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Many long term fans were skeptical enough about a large corporation buying Ring Of Honor but the Sinclair Broadcast Group was a turn off for other reasons, given how they've [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Broadcast_Group gobbled up stations around the US without a second thought, have used board-controlled shell companies to get around ownership regulations set by the FCC, aired lots of Republican-friendly political programming, acquired two large ABC station groups (Fisher of Seattle and Albritton of DC), cut their stations' budgets to the bone, enacted a disastrous news-share concept for their stations in the mid-00s, etc...]]

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Many long term fans were skeptical enough about a large corporation buying Ring Of Honor but the ** The Sinclair Broadcast Group was a turn off group that bought out RoH is often reviled (especially in TV news circles); see above for other reasons, given how they've [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Broadcast_Group gobbled up stations around the US without a second thought, have used board-controlled shell companies to get around ownership regulations by the FCC, aired lots of Republican-friendly political programming, acquired two large ABC station groups (Fisher of Seattle and Albritton of DC), cut their stations' budgets to the bone, enacted a disastrous news-share concept for their stations in the mid-00s, etc...]]why.
10th Jan '16 4:27:42 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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Well, Evil Redhead is a trope, so this can now be listed on the main.
** "She'll do well, ROH loves redheads." (or something to that effect when Maria Kanellis, Scarlett Bordeaux, Veda Scott and Taeler Hendrix were all on the roster and the name of any other red haired woman was mentioned)
22nd Dec '15 5:05:34 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* FandomRivalry[=\=]FriendlyFandoms: Used to be friendly with TNA till the first pullout. Somewhat friendly with Chikara and CZW mostly due to talent and venue overlap. Friendly with AJPW, NJPW, NOAH. Somewhat contentious with the WWN due to Gabe Sapolsky and who took over ROH but not too much due to the unsurprisingly similar styles even taking the Dragon Gate influences into account. Very friendly with SHIMMER, besides the fact fans get annoyed at some ROH viewers for(somehow) forgetting it exists, assuming they aren't {{troll}}ing, or proclaiming it's "not enough". All American Wrestling encourages its fans to be friendly towards ROH, as did Ring Warriors.
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* FandomRivalry[=\=]FriendlyFandoms: Used to be friendly with TNA till the first pullout. Somewhat friendly with Chikara and CZW mostly due to talent and venue overlap. Friendly with AJPW, NJPW, NOAH. Somewhat contentious with the WWN due to Gabe Sapolsky and who took over after ROH left but not too much due to the unsurprisingly similar styles even taking the Dragon Gate influences into account. Very friendly with SHIMMER, besides the fact fans get annoyed at some ROH viewers for(somehow) forgetting it exists, assuming they aren't {{troll}}ing, or proclaiming it's "not enough". All American Wrestling encourages its fans to be friendly towards ROH, as did Ring Warriors.

* PanderingToTheBase: The first three goals of Ring Of Honor upon its creation: replace ECW since it has no new videos to sell, find the best wrestlers in the world, pander to the hardcore wrestling fan. Not hardcore in the {{garbage wrestling}} sense but hardcore in that they miss the hour long bouts such as Wrestling/PedroMorales vs Wrestling/BrunoSammartino or Wrestling/JerryLawler vs Wrestling/HarleyRace, when ref bumps were still rare, when there was strict punishment of disqualifications, active enforcement of clean finishes, ability of wrestlers to see each other's recorded backstage misadventures and of course a pure wrestling championship belt. The only thing ROH lacked was a two out of three falls enforcement, it pandered to "purist" fans who wanted to see wrestling presented the way a plausible sport would. There is some deviation from this path though, thanks to crossover with the borderline cartoony Wrestling/{{Chikara}} and the proud garbage wrestling CZW.
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* PanderingToTheBase: The first three goals of Ring Of Honor upon its creation: replace ECW since it has no new videos to sell, find the best wrestlers in the world, pander to the hardcore wrestling fan. Not hardcore in the {{garbage wrestling}} sense but hardcore in that they miss the hour long bouts such as Wrestling/PedroMorales vs Wrestling/BrunoSammartino or Wrestling/JerryLawler vs Wrestling/HarleyRace, when ref bumps were still rare, when there was strict punishment of disqualifications, active enforcement of clean finishes, ability of wrestlers to see each other's recorded backstage misadventures and of course a pure wrestling championship belt. The only thing ROH lacked was a two out of three falls enforcement, it pandered to "purist" fans who wanted to see wrestling presented the way a plausible sport would. There is some deviation from this path though, thanks to crossover with the borderline cartoony comedy oriented Wrestling/{{Chikara}} and the proud garbage wrestling CZW.
1st Dec '15 9:04:38 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** As said, the Sinclair purchase was met with skepticism and has since lead to some changes people are not too thrilled with. Internet pay per view took the biggest hits once the Sinclair was in power due to their missteps, with attendance being a mixed bag. On the other hand, ROH had been in an unfavorable position since 2004 and the HD Net deal wasn't cutting it. Someone had to bite to prevent a significant downsizing or worse and thus some are thankful to Sinclair.

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** As said, the Sinclair purchase was met with skepticism and has since lead to some changes people are not too thrilled with. Internet pay per view took the biggest hits once the Sinclair was in power due to their missteps, with attendance being a mixed bag. On the other hand, ROH had been in an unfavorable position since 2004 and the HD Net deal wasn't cutting it. Someone had to bite to prevent a significant downsizing or worse and thus some are thankful to Sinclair.
1st Dec '15 1:24:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** As said, the Sinclair purchase was met with skepticism and has since lead to some changes people are not too thrilled with. Internet pay per view took the biggest hits once the Sinclair was in power due to their missteps, with attendance being a mixed bag. On the other hand, ROH had not been in an unfavorable position since 2004 and the HD Net deal wasn't cutting it. Someone had to bite to prevent a significant downsizing or worse and thus are thankful to Sinclair.
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** As said, the Sinclair purchase was met with skepticism and has since lead to some changes people are not too thrilled with. Internet pay per view took the biggest hits once the Sinclair was in power due to their missteps, with attendance being a mixed bag. On the other hand, ROH had not been in an unfavorable position since 2004 and the HD Net deal wasn't cutting it. Someone had to bite to prevent a significant downsizing or worse and thus some are thankful to Sinclair.
25th Nov '15 6:46:39 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* BizarroEpisode: "A Night Of Hoopla", hosted in a bar by Truth Martini.
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** As said, the Sinclair purchase was met with skepticism and has since lead to some changes people are not too thrilled with. Internet pay per view took the biggest hits once the Sinclair was in power due to their missteps, with attendance being a mixed bag. On the other hand, ROH had not been in an unfavorable position since 2004 and the HD Net deal wasn't cutting it. Someone had to bite to prevent a significant downsizing or worse and thus are thankful to Sinclair. * BizarroEpisode: "A Night Of Hoopla", hosted in a bar by Truth Martini. Two nights of reclamation were needed to get things back in line.
23rd Nov '15 11:51:14 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Eleven years after his run, Xavier was still the most maligned Ring Of Honor Champion. Part of it was by design. He was part of The Prophecy against the company and a dirty coward to boot. The other part was some fans finding his time in the promotion forgettable and wondering why he was given a title shot in the first place. The fans not frustrated with the amount of time that went by without his face being beat in just found him boring.
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** Eleven years after his run, Xavier was still the most maligned Ring Of Honor Champion. Part of it was by design. He was part of The Prophecy against the company and a dirty coward to boot. The other part was some fans finding his time in the promotion forgettable and wondering why he was given a title shot in the first place.place, much less cutting the ever popular Low Ki's reign so short. The fans not frustrated with the amount of time that went by without his face being beat in just found him boring.

** "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett, simply thought to not be "good enough" for the promotion. Add Matt Taven to the equation and you get the Kingdom, one of the most hated stables in recent memory. Not even the awesomeness of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Adam Cole]] could save them from the vitriol of the [=RoHbots=]. Instead of downplaying the team, they started becoming more prominent, ripping off [[Wrestling/MattHardy TheHardy]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Boys]] moves and even going to Japan and ''winning'' the [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling IWGP Tag Team Championships]]. [[InternetBackdraft Guess what the fan reaction was.]]
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** "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett, simply thought to not be "good enough" for the promotion. ''Then'' he won the first "Top Prospect" Tournament. Add Matt Taven Taven, the second "Top Prospect" Tournament winner to the equation and you get the Kingdom, one of the most hated stables in recent memory. Not even the awesomeness of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Adam Cole]] could save them from the vitriol of the [=RoHbots=]. Instead of downplaying the team, they started becoming more prominent, ripping off [[Wrestling/MattHardy TheHardy]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Boys]] moves and even going to Japan and ''winning'' the [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling IWGP Tag Team Championships]]. [[InternetBackdraft Guess what the fan reaction was.]]
23rd Nov '15 10:27:45 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* JustHereForGodzilla: ''Field Of Honor'' 2014 was graced by a particularly drunken, disrespectful and mostly uninterested crowd...who shaped right up when AJ Styles came out. The first ''Champions vs All Stars'' was a hit but the second one got a lukewarm reception when Styles couldn't make it.
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