Characters: Ring of Honor

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     The Era of Honor Begins: 2002- 2004 

Tag Team: The Briscoe Brothers

Jay Briscoe (Jamin Pugh)

Mark Briscoe (Mark Pugh)

  • Badass - Yes, this is a wrestling character page, but the fact that the Briscoes are total badasses needs to be reiterated. They're Ring Of Honor's longest running and most consistently present examples.
  • Badass Beards: Mark first, then both
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Jay in particular likes a camouflage print
  • Bald of Awesome
    • They both have shaved heads.
    • As of mid-2014, Mark has grown his hair out into a wild mess, resembling a caveman when coupled with his beard and missing teeth.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness - Usually averted, they've spent a good part of their career as faces.
  • Blood Knights: At Rising Above 2007, they cut a promo where Jay said, "Boy, ey, we go to random cities into the dumpiest, sleaziest bars, drink everybody under the table, then just start up a big-ass brawl fight, for the hell of it."
  • Berserk Button - Do NOT hit Papa Briscoe. Likewise, for Papa Briscoe, do not kick either one of the brothers in the testicles.
  • Blood Upgrade: They are CZW veterans, especially Jay, who went ballistic on Adam Cole after finding out his back was cut open during their ladder war.
  • Cluster Bleep Bomb
    • Jay was once asked on TV to comment on Adam Cole. It started with Jay saying, "That mother[BLEEP]er is nothing but a sorry B[BLEEP]" and went downhill from there, to the point that the cameraman moved away from Jay's face for the rest of the promo.
    • Then when Cole challenged the legitimacy of Jay's personal world championship belt...
  • Deep South - Their trunks even have the Stars and Bars on them. Subverted, in that they're from Delaware, which never seceded.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Mark, courtesy of Scarlett Bordeaux, during his match with ROH World Television Champion Matt Taven at ROH Border Wars 2013.
  • Double Knockout: Neither was able to answer a ten count after their "Man Up" match they had at the Fifth Year Festival: Finale, a match they had in order to beat each other up for being soft enough to lose both the ROH and Global Honored Crown Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to Naruki Doi and SHINGO of The Blood Generation.
  • Facial Markings: Jay on the path to get his World Title belt back.
  • Failure Hero: Before his shot at Final Battle against Kevin Steen, a video package containing all of Jay Briscoe's failed title shots and other losses in general was played.
  • Finishing Move: The Jay-Driller, a double underhook package piledriver. Cut-throat driver
  • Genius Bruiser - Believe it or not, Mark Briscoe! Jay isn't that far behind himself...
  • I Know Kung-Fu: Mark Briscoe's especially dangerous Redneck Kung Fu.
  • Lightning Bruiser - Both of them, they're known for both brawling and high flying.
  • Literal-Minded: Mark asked how the Bullet Club got their name, since none of them were bullets and Jay suggested it was metaphorical. They both agreed they didn't want to join the club because they already had guns.
  • Motor Mouth: Defeated Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas) for the ROH World Tag Team Titles at ROH Final Battle 2011, December 23, 2011. On the following episode of ROH TV, Jim Cornette, a legendary Motor Mouth himself, attempted to interview them, and they talked so much that even he couldn't get in a word.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Jay is Red, Mark is Blue.
  • Sibling Team: What, you thought they weren't really brothers?
  • Start My Own: Since Jay was forced to relinquish to the World Championship belt due to injury, he proclaimed he never lost the title and started coming out with his own belt after Adam Cole became the new World Champion. Eventually Jay's belt would end up in Matt Hardy's hands, who put his face on it, then in Mike Bennett's, who dedicated it to his love of Maria Kanellis.
  • Summon Bigger Fish
    • There are two of them and three Kings Of Wrestling. Solution? Find Amazing Kong!
    • More recently, since the Kingdom consisted of Adam Cole, Mike Bennett, Matt Taven, and Maria Kanellis... they got back up from back up none other than ODB!
  • The Worf Effect: Against CHAOS to set up The Addiction at Global Wars 2015.
  • Trope 2000 - Originally they were billed as the Briscoe Brothers 2000.
  • Worthy Opponent: Jay Briscoe wanted to fight Roderick Strong and Necro Butcher not because he disliked them but actually because he liked them, and wanted to test himself against all styles of wrestling. He and Butcher were actually drinking buddies.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Are legitimately chicken farmers in addition to their wrestling exploits.
  • Wrestling Family: Not related to those other Briscoes though.

Spanky (Brian Kendrick)

Colt Cabana (Scott Colton)

Tag Team: The Christopher Street Connection

Buff E

Mace Mendoza

  • Acrofatic: While not overly obese, Mace and Buff-E were both 5'6 200+pounders, on the very heavy end of cruiser weight(by WCW standards anyway) and they cruised around.
  • Cool Mask: Japanese Pool Boy
  • Creator Cameo: Fun Athletic Guy was the owner of RF video, ROH's intial distributor.
  • Depraved Homosexual\Depraved Bisexual: If any of them found you attractive enough, they didn't care if you weren't interested in their advances. That said, they were tweeners at worst.
  • Gorgeous George: Japanese Pool Boy in "The New Christopher Street Connection" was not as openly gay as the Mace and Buff-E(or Fun Athletic Guy or Jailbait). For that matter, Allison Danger's orientation was suspect.
  • Ironic Name: Their finishing move was called "Gay Basher"
  • Jail Bait: That was even her name.
  • No Indoor Voice: Buff E rarely speaks softly and can easily make himself heard over the crowd without help form any electronic source.
  • Non-Action Guy: Fun Athletic Guy, for the most part
  • Parts Unknown: The Village in NYC...okay, that's a real place, several real places!
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Mace and Buff-E were small enough but "Portuguese Princess" Ariel was only 5'2, yet still on the heavier side for cruiser weight (by NWA women standards).
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Village People's "In The Navy" or "YMCA". The Weather Girls tune "It's Raining Men"
  • The Smurfette Principle: Initially, Allison Danger was the only woman not just in the group but in all of ROH. Simply Luscious joined the promotion soon after her though, with Ariel later joining the connection.

Steve Corino

  • The Atoner: To hammer it home, his sponsor was Jimmy Jacobs.
  • Bias Steamroller: As a commentator, though he didn't really start out this way, beyond being biased toward ROH vs other companies before picking favorites among the wrestlers.
  • Blasphemous Boast: After disposing of Kevin Steen, the self proclaimed "Antichrist of pro wrestling", Corino called Matt Hardy, Steen's replacement, "The Jesus Christ of Professional Wrestling".
  • Canada, Eh?: Immediately noticeable Canadian accent, and an immediately noticeable temperament which defies the usual "nice" Canadian stereotype, even if he is usually laid back.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Openly admitted to being evil during at ROH's eleventh anniversary and announced his intentions to destroy the company.
  • Combat Commentator: Served as one on and off since the beginning.
  • Commuting on a Bus
  • Couch Gag: The reverse of Bryan Danielson's couch gag, as Bobby Cruise gives him the introductions.
  • Disc One Final Boss: To Homicide during his world title run in 2006.
  • Jerkass: And how.
  • Large Ham
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The fact that he motivated Kevin Steen to turn on El Generico, just to watch as Generico took Steen out of ROH.
  • Nothing Personal: Broke up with Simply Luscious because she was affiliated with Christopher Daniels, who was simply bad for business.
  • Only in It for the Money: Stated that Paul Heyman had made him broke but blamed it all on the ROH fans who were all ECW viewers who gave up on the company as Corino saw it. So he came to squeeze as much money out of ROH as he could. This eventually lead to him forming "The Group" so he could set up even more money opportunities for himself and do whatever he wanted in the meantime. As ignoble as this all was, it did put The Group in direct opposition with the Prophecy, who were more concerned with the end of Ring Of Honor as it was known, rather than how much they got paid in the long run.
  • Pet the Dog: After Kevin Steen's departure, he did this to all of ROH's top prospects, except for Mike Bennett.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gave a devastating one to Green Lantern Fan at Fight of the Century.
  • Red Baron: The King Of Old School, Mr. Wrestling IV
  • Reformed, but Rejected: By the fans, no less.
  • Smug Snake: Insisted that he was the leader of the most eeevil professional wrestling and the one running SCUM.
  • The Snark Knight: One of the things you could predict on any ROH show with Corino is a very caustic one-liner.
  • Villainous BSOD: Goes hand-in-hand with My God, What Have I Done?.
  • Wrestling Family: His sister is Allison Danger, who is married to Ares. His son Colby competes in various independent promotions.

Christopher Daniels (Daniel Covell)

Simply Luscious (Veronica Stevens)

  • Eviler Than Thou: Persephone may have been a cheat but still showed some respect for the code. Luscious quickly established herself as worse when she showed none and gave Persephone and long time enemy Alexis Laree back to back Death Valley Drivers after their match
  • Perky Female Minion: Of The Prophecy and Steve Corino's group.
  • Pet the Dog: She may have wanted to knock over the foundations of Ring Of Honor but she did genuinely love Steve Corino and cried when he broke up with her, for being bad for business.
  • The Rival: Allison Danger, who Christopher Daniels took on as her replacement when she went running off to win back the affection of Steve Corino, Allison Danger's brother. To a lesser extent, Lucy and Tracy Brooks of the Second City Saints.
  • Shout-Out: She likes to warm up the band for that sweet chin music. She is a graduate from a Shawn Michaels school after all.

AJ Styles (Allen Jones)

The Amazing Red (Jonathan Figueroa)

  • Bash Brothers: With Alexis Laree, AJ Styles and the Spanish Announce Team
  • Finishing Move: Flipping power bomb which came to be known as Code Red
  • Fragile Speedster: Yeah, Red's not one to damage sponge for those hour long main events, but he's usually good enough at avoiding damage that he does not have to
  • Martial Arts Do Not Work That Way: A more purposeful example than most, his flips were negatively contrasted against Low Ki's kicks, which caught him every time when they fought.
  • The Rival: Paul London
  • The Stoic: He's not the kind of guy to talk about how he's going to beat you up or run after you backstage, that's what his partners are for.

Alexis Laree (Mickie James)

Paul London

Bryan Danielson

Lucy Furr (Shannon Claire Spruill)

Jay Lethal (Jamar Shipman)

Homicide (Nelson Erazo)

  • Big Damn Heroes - When everyone thought ROH would lose to CZW in Cage of Death...
  • Character Title: ROH Ring Of Homicide in 2006
  • Cheap Heat: At Generation Next he claimed "You people" made him "fucking disgusted" but he got cheered anyway. He yelled he didn't need "your chants" but that made them chant more.
  • Cool Teacher: To The Christopher Street Connection, Low Ki, Dan Maff (originally referred to as Mafia), Julius Smokes and Monsta Mack though the latter was referred to by name on The Era Of Honor Begins but only referred to as Homicide's thug in the Rottweilers.
  • Crossover: One of those who invaded IWA Puerto Rico
  • Fork Fencing: Went after everyone he didn't like at once backstage in a fork stabbing rampage. Oh, and he has a pair of shorts with a fork on them.
  • Heroic BSOD - In 2006, he had shots at the Tag Team, Pure, and World titles, and lost in all three of them. Cue him quitting on ROH.
  • Jack of All Stats: Able to do it all pretty much, including pile drive Samoa Joe!
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast
  • Playing with Fire: He got himself DQ'd against Samoa Joe at ROH Reborn Stage 1, April 23, 2004. Julius Smokes turned the lights out and Homicide threw a fireball at Joe.
  • Put on a Bus
  • Red Baron: "The Notorious 187"
  • Redemption Quest - The whole impetus for the "Road of Homicide" in the second half of 2006.
  • Signature Move: The homicide dive (Topé con hilo\rolling suicide dive)
  • Unnecessary Roughness: Homicide is a decent mat wrestler and decent at applying submissions, but there are guys better and he prefers to bite, eye rake and hit people with stuff once he's gotten a hold of them rather than traditionally wrestle.
  • Verbal Tic: Brra!

Low Ki (Brandon Silvestry)

Xavier (John Jirus)

  • Brooklyn Rage: Though he's from Queens
  • Dirty Coward: A whole new ranking system was introduced just to eliminate his excuses for avoiding challengers as ROH Champion.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He didn't lead the Prophecy, but he was the champ and thus the one to beat.
  • Finishing Move: 450° Splash (450 Degrees of Fear), Hangman's Neckbreaker (X-Breaker) and Sitdown Pumphandle Facebuster (Kiss Your X Goodbye).
  • Signature Move: Rolling Maya Suplexes, as instead of bridging into the pin he stands back up and dead lifts for another. Also, cartwheel elbow, Split-Legged Sitdown Slam and X-Slam (Torture Rack into Inverted Samoan Drop).
  • You Fight Like a Cow: He thinks he can talk and wrestle at the same time, and does pretty well, actually.

Dan Maff (Dan Lopez)

  • Bald of Awesome: He and Monsta Mack.
  • Crossover
    • One of the guys against IWA Puerto Rico.
    • Defended the JAPW Heavyweight Title against Slyk Wagner Brown at Collision Course
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Written out of ROH due to a "car accident." Possibly related to real life problems between him and Homicide, which have since been settled.
  • Power Trio: La Familia with KC Blade and EC Negro, but mostly in JAPW
  • Red Baron: The Boricua Beast
  • Spicy Latina: Proud Puerto Rican, which probably made his mischief in IWA PR all the more annoying.
  • Tag Team: Da Hit Squad.

B.J. Whitmer (Benjamin Whitmer)

  • Crossover: One of the ROH rogues who went and stormed IWA Puerto Rico
  • Demoted to Extra: Out of all of Decade, he's the probably the most sympathetic, at least when it comes to motivation, as he really has been brushed aside in favor of new comers and wrestlers who left for larger promotions.
  • Determinator: It is not hard to feel for Jacobs when Lacey keeps ordering him to "take out Whitmer". Jimmy Jacobs tried just about everything conceivable, it just wasn't enough.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him - Attacked by the Hangmen 3 after objecting to the Sweet 'n Sour hostile takeover. However, this appeared in clip form on the Take No Prisoners PPV.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Became less antagonistic toward CM Punk during a series with the Second City Saints with Jacobs for the tag titles, leading to them shaking hands at ROH The Final Showdown.
  • Genre Savvy: He made it clear that in ROH, the wrestlers do see the events recorded on the show, even if they are not around to see them in person. This came back to bite him in the case of CM Punk.
  • Honor Before Reason: He tried to get between Jimmy Jacobs's quest to earn the love of Lacey. Not only did he lose the blow-off cage match in decisive fashion, it started a very long losing streak that didn't end until he joined the Hangmen 3.
  • Made of Iron: Charlie Haas gave him a belly to belly superplex that sent him head first through a table. Still wrestling? We're surprised the man is still alive.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Assaulting Lucy because CM Punk was not around
  • No Sell: Dropkicks from ACH even
  • Real Men Wear Pink: A symptom of prolonged Jimmy Jacobs exposure it seems
  • Redemption Demotion: Following his ejection from Lacey's Angels and (eventual) defeat at the hands of her and Jimmy Jacobs.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Getting his revenge on CM Punk for knocking him out in a match by knocking out Punk's girlfriend
  • The Worf Effect: The fall guy during the CZW Invasion, he ended up being captured and tortured by the CZW roster and company owner John Zandig

Samoa Joe (Joe Seanoa)

Frankie Kazarian

Mikey Whipwreck (John Watson)

     Generation Now: 2004- 2006 

Austin Aries (Dan Solwold, Jr.)

Sara Del Rey (Sara Amato)

Delirious (Hunter Johnson)

Petey Williams

  • Distaff Counterpart: Jennifer Blake, who even calls her finishing move the "Dynamite Destroyer"
  • Finishing Move: A flipping piledriver he calls the Canadian Destroyer, also, the sharpshooter.
  • No Sell: Kicked out of his own finishing move at one when it was done by Austin Aries at Gold Rush.

Jack Evans (Jack Miller)

  • Anticlimax: Subverted at Nowhere To Run in 2005. Roderick Strong had set him up for the elevate double stomp only for Evans to miss on purpose and yell "Chicago isn't worth it!" but this action almost cost them the match, so they hit the move for real at the next opportunity.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: ROH Generation Next, May 22, 2004, started with them taking out the teams for the opening match, the Ring Crew Express (Dunn and Marcos), the Christopher Street Connection (Buff-E and MACE) and the Special K team of Izzy and Dixie, and generally making themselves as much the focus of attention as possible that night.
  • Keet: Alex Shelley can make him hop on one leg and do back flips off that same leg on command.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: The Prince Of Parkland, when's his dew rag gonna fall off?
  • Put on a Bus
  • Ur-Example: Believed to be the first wrestler to do two full rotations on a moonsault, though Ricochet's become better known for the move

The Lovely Lacey

  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Enforced, she got plastic surgery after Whitmer hit her with Jacob's railroad spike
  • Mean Boss: To Jimmy Jacobs, whom she found disgusting and constantly talked down to...until they had sex, then she was head over heels for him and Jacobs was the mean boss.
  • Revenge: The reason she initially kept Jacobs around, to get revenge on BJ Whitmer, then on Colt Cabana
  • Tag Team: The Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew with Radiant Rain, who incidentally was a member of the FIP Age Of The Fall.
  • The Stoner: As part of Special K
  • You Have Failed Me: Why she fired Izzy and Deranged, then replaced them with Jacobs and Whitmer, who beat them.

James Gibson

  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: For years he relied on being a superior mat technician to win most of his matches, but in ROH, where every other wrestler would qualify as such in most other promotions that didn't workout so well. Then came the moonsaults...
  • Put on a Bus: Back to WWE.
  • Redemption Quest: His time in ROH was one. He didn't care which title he won, but he needed to be a champion again, any belt would do.
  • Sidekick: His "trainer" Danny Ray

Daizee Haze

Jimmy Jacobs (Chris Scobille)

Eddie Kingston (Edward Moore

Mercedes Martinez (Jasmine Benitez)

Nigel McGuinness (Steven Haworth)

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Being retired from wrestling doesn't mean that active wrestlers can push him around in his role of ROH Matchmaker and expect to get away with it. After Jay Lethal spat on him at Final Battle 2012, Nigel immediately went after him and the two of them had to be pulled apart.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: As a commentator, he was not above pointing out parts of how to work a match and when someone was doing something wrong. Particularly Corino vs Steen at Final Battle 2011 Though some of such slid into catch phrase territory, devoid of the original anti kayfabe context.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returned as a color commentator, before taking over from Jim Cornette as ROH's onscreen authority figure.
  • Crowd Chant: "You're a wanker!" and "Tea And Crumpets!" The former is because he called the ROH Bots wankers, so they threw it right back at him. The latter? Who knows. As world champion, "Drop The Belt!"
  • Determinator: Reinvented his wrestling style to keep competing despite his numerous injuries. Continued to do so until not a single person could doubt him.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Played straight during his Pure Title reign, subverted afterward.
  • Groin Attack: Gave one to Colt Cabana at ROH Nowhere To Run after receiving one from him. The difference being Cabana's was on accident and Nigel was given time to recover from it. McGuinness did on purpose and immediately followed up on it.
  • Multicolored Hair: Brown hair with blonde spikes
  • Nicknaming the Enemy: Geritol Lynn.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Prided himself on being serious, which he did not feel Delirious and Claudio Castagnoli were. The latter set out to make him eat those words.
  • Put on a Bus: At the same time as Danielson, but ended up taking a different bus.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: A former wrestler who first and foremost cares about the health of the athletes.
  • Signature Move: Lots of headstands with this guy, also stepping on the bottom turnbuckle before charging to the other. Used to be lariats until he tore both of his biceps.
  • Spiky Hair: Most typically and often multicolored.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: All you sick fans who chant disrespectful comments as the wrestlers cripple themselves for your sick sense of entertainment!
  • Use Your Head: Split Colt Cabana open with a headbutt after taking an accidental low blow.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Played a sick one on Bryan Danielson at the 6th Anniversary Show.

MsChif (Rachel Frobel)

Adam Pearce

  • The Bus Came Back: He would appear at "Showdown In The Sun" to be interviewed by Jim Cornette one night after successfully defending the NWA World Championship belt against Adam Cole at NWA Ring Warriors. This led to an impromptu non-title rematch between the two, the first time ROH fans got to see Pearce wrestle in an ROH ring in quite a while. (ROH was supposed to show Bruce Santee, the Ring Warriors Grand Champion but that was moved to a dark match, for whatever reason)
  • Enemy Mine: Defended Jim Cornette from Necro Butcher during the CZW invasion.
  • Dirty Coward: Earn chants of "Pussy!" as he ran from Homicide
  • Put on a Bus: When he became head booker in 2008. Bussed out for real once Delirious took over.
  • Red Baron: "Scrap Iron"
  • Small Name, Big Ego

Jimmy Rave (James Guffey)

  • The Bus Came Back: Rave returned in December 2011 to challenge Tomasso Ciampa at Final Battle.
  • Couch Gag - As part of the Embassy, Rave received a shower of toilet paper in lieu of streamers.
  • Crowd Song
    • Back when he was supposed to be a baby face in 2004, Jimmy Rave was on a losing streak and the crowds were singing about how he was going to be fired.
    • Threatened to not wrestling in Chicago over the fact the fans were making melodies about him to dying in the hand of CM Punk. Nana convinced him to go forward with the match and make the fans respect him.
  • Determinator: Kept wrestling with a broken jaw.
  • Finishing Move: A double under hook face buster called Greetings from Ghana, which he totally innovated (he's about as Ghanese as Prince Nana is Chinese and his other manager, Angel Williams, also used it before him)
  • Humiliation Conga: Rave endured this frequently:
    • 2005: From the CM Punk feud to the rekindled AJ Styles one, and against Generation Next, the Embassy were thorns in everyone's sides all throughout 05. However, everything unraveled for them with Steel Cage Warfare. Rave got it the worst when Roderick Strong dropped him with backbreaker after backbreaker after backbreaker, forcing him to tap out to the Stronghold minutes later. Then, in a beautiful role reversal, Jade Chung used RAVE as her footstool.
    • 2007: Just when Rave was getting himself back on track after Prince Nana disbands the Embassy, Homicide beats him in a World Title match where Rave used the previously banned Rave Clash. The next night, he ends up in a match with Samoa Joe in lieu of suspension. Joe dismantles him easily. How could it get worse? Nigel McGuinness ends the feud in Liverpool by breaking Rave's jaw with the rebound lariat. When he came back, Bryan Danielson said he should've beaten Rave in a shorter time than he did back at the 4th Anniversary Show. The 4th Anniversary Show title match went 32; the rematch at A Fight at the Roxbury went only 10. Then, for some odd reason, he would get another World Title match at Driven against Takeshi Morishima. Morishima dismantled him in 4 minutes.
  • Irrational Hatred: He hates toilet paper more than anything else in the world, to the point he punched a hole in a wall and entered a fight without honor against Nigel McGuinness for throwing some at him.
  • Put on a Bus: Shortly before Necro Butcher became the Crown Jewel of the Embassy, due to real life problems.
  • Red Baron: "The Crown Jewel of the Embassy"
  • Smug Snake: Jimmy Rave invented the Styles clash and forced AJ to stop using it in Ring Of Honor (no, AJ invented it and Rave's been banned from using the move)
  • Small Name, Big Ego

Ricky Reyes (Rick Diaz)

Rocky Romero (John R. Rivera)

  • Big Word Shout: "FOREVER!"(AND EVER!)
  • Combination Attack: Alex Koslov would hold him as a battering ram while he kicked people.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: RPG Vice
  • Eye Patch Of Power: In Forever Hooligans
  • Fragile Speedster: He doesn't have a glass jaw or anything, but relies on out wrestling, out smarting and keeping a step ahead of opponents with speed and agility than out muscling or brawling usually.
  • Gimmick Matches: Roppongi Vice(himself and Beretta) actually defeated reDRagon in an instant reward proving grounds match but then failed to with the world tag team titles belts.
  • Legacy Character: He was Black Tiger #4
  • Put on a Bus: The Bus Came Back several times since his first departure, such as one half of Forever Hooligans with Alex Koslov.
  • Shout-Out: He suggesting joining up with Chuck Taylor and calling him and Berretta The ¡Three Amigos!.
  • Spicy Latino: Albeit, less likely to snap from happy and easy going to murderous rage than, say, Homicide.

Alex Shelley (Patrick Martin)

  • Abhorrent Admirer: He and Chris Sabin toward Daizee Haze.
  • Hammy Herald: To Jack Evans, "The Man Who Can Defy Gravity!"
  • Hostile Show Takeover: ROH Generation Next, May 22, 2004, started with them taking out the teams for the opening match, the Ring Crew Express (Dunn and Marcos), the Christopher Street Connection (Buff-E and MACE) and the Special K team of Izzy and Dixie, and generally making themselves as much the focus of attention as possible that night.
  • Lets See You Do Better: During the CZW feud when the CZW fans were chanting boring at his match with Bryan Danielson, he challenged one of them to get a better match out of Danielson.
  • Put on a Bus: Due to issues with TNA
  • Reformed, but Rejected: He didn't get much help when he asked for it, which was after Generation Next got out of even his own control. Frustrated as he was, he didn't blame anyone for refusing to help him.
  • Spiteful Spit: He and Roderick Strong to each other at Nowhere To Run in 2005

Roderick Strong (Chris Lindsey)

Matt Sydal (Matthew Korklan)

Caprice Coleman

  • Combat Commentator: Sometimes, he accused of not doing his homework the first time. He got to throw the accusation back at his partners upon Dalton Castle's arrival.
  • Combination Attack: Back to back slingshot sentons with Cedric Alexander. He'll also hold a foe on his shoulder, whom Alexander with double stomp on the head before he death valley drives them. Then he may scoop slam someone onto Cedric's waiting knees.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: "More Than A Conqueror"
  • Early-Bird Cameo: First showed up working against Ring Of Honor, representing NWA Wildside with Delirious and Rainman while Sydal was representing IWA Mid-South (Jimmy Jacobs won for ROH). Matt Sydal and Delirious were somewhat regular to ROH at that point but Coleman would not get into a long term ROH deal for years.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Trained by Matt and Jeff Hardy
  • Evil Laugh: Subverted, as Coleman is one of the nicest guys they've ever had. All the same, his laugh can be really unsettling.
  • Finishing Move: The Ax Kick and Falcon Arrow
  • Genre Savvy: There are a lot of fancy reversals, but not everyone's athletic enough to keep their balance without a hold to reverse, so Coleman simply lets go and applies another.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: As "The Anointed One" in a comic book. Steve Corino scoffed at the suggestion Caprice was a "good guy".
  • Non-Indicative Name: His "no hands" huricanrana is on the fact he doesn't use his own hands. He usually ends up catching the opponent's arms\hands on his knees\shins while pulling them off the top rope though.
  • Nothing Personal: When Cedric Alexander lamented that their win against Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team was tainted and wished for a clean finish against the Briscoes, Coleman told everyone to leave their personal issues at home because no one wanted to deal with drama in the factory.
  • Religious Bruiser: The Bible has been an inspiration for a lot of his material.
  • Revenge: Decided to take on Decade, Jimmy Jacobs in particular, for injuring Cedric Alexander's shoulder, but only after Silas Young backed out of their match at War Of The Worlds.
  • Signature Move: Triple rolling northern lights suplex.
  • Tag Team: The C&C Wrestle Factory with Cedric Alexander.
  • Warrior Poet: His promos have gotten "Amen" from Cedric and he's even sung!

Jimmy Yang (James Yun)

     Respect Is Earned: 2007- 2009 

Brent Albright

Tyler Black (Colby Lopez)

Claudio Castagnoli

Matt Cross (Matt Capiccioni)

  • I Have the High Ground: His mat wrestling may not have been as strong as most ROH wrestlers, but he's also been described as "almost comically athletic".
  • Le Parkour - Ran up a wall to deliver a somersault plancha at Death Before Dishonor V: Night 2.

Eddie Edwards

  • Determinator: He's not called "Die Hard" for nothing. Just watch his title matches at Best in the World and Final Battle 2011 to see how hard, and how many times, Davey Richards had to kick him in the head to keep him down.
  • Dull Surprise: For all his celebrated wrestling matches, for a long stretch Eddie Edwards was on the measuring stick for "bad promo cutters." He was so notorious that as late as 2013 some circles still had him on the stick, with Mike Bennet and Bob Evans teasing him about it.
  • Hard Head: Davey Richards would throw people at him, whom Edwards would meet head on, literally.
  • Implacable Man
  • Made of Iron: Competed in Glory by Honor IX's Ladder War with a broken elbow, and the Survival of the Fittest finals with a torn muscle in his shoulder. He won both.
  • Made of Win - Combine Made of Iron with the fact he is now one of two Triple Crown Champions in Ring of Honor History.
  • Red Baron: Die Hard.
  • Repetitive Name: Eddie Edwards is actually his full name. As a result, Austin Aries once referred to him as Eddie "Eddie Edwards" Edwards alleging that he had no charisma.
  • True Companions: With Davey Richards, to the point where Richards didn't want to challenge Edwards for the ROH World Title.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: The July 28, 2012 TV show featured a clip of Sara Del Rey attacking Maria during a brawl between Edwards and Mike Bennett. This was followed by an Edwards promo where he said that he could do anything to Mike Bennett but he couldn't put his hands on Maria, so he got someone who could. This set up the mixed tag for Boiling Point on August 11th, which Edwards and Del Rey won.

El Generico (Rami Sebei)

Hallowicked

Chris Hero (Chris Spradlin)

Brodie Lee (Jon Huber)

Jerry Lynn

Takeshi Morishima

  • Acrofatic: Not that he lacks ability or anything but he can defeat a lot of wrestlers just by repeatedly running into them, not being able to handle his bulk or speed.

Necro Butcher (Dylan Summers)

Kenny Omega (Tyson Smith)

Mike Quackenbush (Michael Spillane)

Davey Richards

  • Butt Monkey: Made into one by Roderick Strong and Rocky Romero
  • Determinator
  • Lightning Bruiser: 5'7 206 lbs, so you already know he's pretty built but you still wouldn't expect a man his size to flat out toss his opponents around the ring
  • Look What I Can Do Now: Was defeated by Eddie Edwards a year before he trained with Dan The Beast Severn and returned to beat Eddie Edwards next year. They continued to work as a tag team in between these matches though.
  • Mangst
  • Spiteful Spit: To Roderick Strong, while they feuded over the FIP Heavyweight Championship belt
  • Took a Level in Badass: After his role in the No Remorse Corps was done
  • True Companions: With Eddie Edwards. Richards was reluctant to challenge for the World Title until Edwards threatened to quit if Richards didn't get the match.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Roderick Strong
  • You, Get Me Coffee: His job in the No Remorse Corps

Go Shiozaki

  • Badass Beard: One that seems to get smaller as the years go by though
  • Finishing Move: Go Flasher (lifted cutter)
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel - Averted, even when he was a member of Sweet 'n Sour Incorporated. While he was aligned with Larry Sweeney, he never really did much in the way of evil.

Kevin Steen

Silas Young (Caleb De Wall)

Erick Stevens (Eric Koenreich)

Larry Sweeney (Alexander Whybrow)

Alex Koslov (Alex Sherman)

  • Culture Equals Costume: You can tell he's Russian by his attire. During matches he puts on an Ushnaka before doing his Cossack dance to your head.
  • Foreign Fanservice: ROH would have less trouble drawing in women if it booked this guy more often. He's practically made his career off of it in Japan and Mexico.
    Rocky Romero: "Koslov in the building, we got them panties dropping.
  • The Great Politics Mess-Up: Moldova has since become an independent state, so his hometown isn't in "Russia" anymore.

     The Current Breed: 2010- 

Shelton Benjamin

Michael "Mike" Bennett

  • Battle Couple: With Maria Kanellis
  • Crippling the Competition: Tried to break Mark Briscoe's leg with two chairs. When that didn't work he tried to break Mark's head...
  • Jerkass
  • Pet the Dog: Refused to let Maria use herself as a shield against Mark Briscoe. Of course, he had no problem with her interfering with their match in other ways...
  • Red Baron: The Prodigy.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • So Last Season: He liked to the spots CM Punk used to do during his ROH tenure...it didn't endear him to crowds very much.
  • Spiteful Spit: Water at Mark Briscoe at Super Card Of Honor VIII
  • Take That: He calls his anaconda vice "Go Back To Japan". The move was innovated by Hiroyoshi Tenzan, a Japanese man.
  • That Man Is Dead: After taking out trainee/ring crew member "Cheeseburger," and his own manager "Brutal" Bob Evans, who had tried to stop him, on the July 13 (taped June 23), 2013 show, he cut a promo that ended with, "'The Prodigy' is dead!"
  • The Rival: Against Kevin Steen revolving around pile drivers. Bennett was banned from doing them after losing in a stretcher match to Steen.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: He and Matt Hardy, following the whims of World Champion Adam Cole

Scarlett Bordeaux

  • Clothing Damage: At Best in the World 2013, Jay Lethal ripped her shirt off leaving her topless in the middle of the ring.
  • Fiery Redhead: If the name wasn't enough of clue
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's one of Truth Martini's "Hoopla Hotties". Her role has included her taking her pants off in the ring.

Tag Team: The Bravado Brothers

Harlem Bravado

Lance Bravado

Tommasso Ciampa (Tommaso Whitney)

Adam Cole (Austin Jenkins)

  • And Your Little Dog Too: The host of Michael Elgin's bachelor party would go on to take advantage of the fact Elgin was no longer a bachelor, who'd have thought?
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Aimed to physically and mentally on two targets in putting Donjoy reliant MsChif in the figure four leg lock and making Michael Elgin watch while unable to stop him.
  • Beard of Evil: He really looks better when he shaved...still not bad though
  • Blah Blah Blah: How he describes and talks to Delirious
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": "PC" on his pants
  • Blue Oni: Compared to the rest of The Kingdom
  • Determinator: Five side effects and a twist of fate from the larger Matt Hardy couldn't keep him down. Jay Briscoe's broken chairs and a ladder with his body. He's raised his shoulder after a top rope power bomb from Michael Elgin.
  • Flanderization - Arguably, compared to his time in CZW.
  • Florida: It's a big part of his gimmick. He's nicknamed "The Panama City Playboy," and his German Suplex finisher is called "Florida Keys."
  • It's Personal: Michael Elgin said their issue was not personal, which Adam Cole took personally and set out to make Elgin feel the same way. Brought it to this level with AJ Styles too, when AJ and Kazuchika Okada were also targeted during one of Cole's assaults on Elgin.
  • Jerkass: Not even the legendary Jushin Thunder Liger got any respect from Cole
  • Mr. Fanservice: Unfortunately for him, it is not just ladies who are interested...
  • Now That's Using Your Teeth: Unable to reach with his arms, he forced a rope break on Jushin Liger by biting it.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Wrestle in long pink tights with palm trees on them, though less so as time went on
  • Red Baron: "The Panama City Playboy"
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Not only does he think himself "Best In The World", Adam Cole thinks the pay per view was named for him.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Tried to invoke this trope by cutting Michael Elgin's hair and then walking around in his "fear the mullet" shirt.
  • Villainous Crush: Jimmy Jacobs has one on him, and has on at least one occasion open-mouthed kissed Adam Cole.

Michael Elgin (Aaron Frobel)

  • Ascended Fanboy: Twice over. First by becoming a professional wrestler and second by joining Ring Of Honor, the promotion he wanted to join in the first place. The other wrestlers would talk about Elgin's persistence in getting signed in their promos.
  • Bait and Switch: Truth Martini paid Devon Storm to bail from a match with Grizzly Redwood so Elgin could go to work on him.
  • Canada, Eh?: Okay, not quite as nice as the stereotype but still nicer than a lot of ROH guys
  • Charles Atlas Super Power: Dead lifting and dropping Kevin Steen multiple times in succession, once starting from a sitting position after a corner cannon ball!
  • Finishing Move: Revolution Bomb
  • Genre Savvy: Picked up the savvy to avoid topes with minimal effort
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Forcing AJ Styles to spear Kazuchika Okada
  • Implacable Man He will block chair shots with his hands, something normally reserved for much larger men
  • Lightning Bruiser: More so on the "bruiser".
  • Red Baron: "Canadian Crazy Horse", "Unbreakable", "Unreal".
  • Squash Match: On ROH TV, Truth Martini would request Elgin get two "opponents" at a time just to make his point. Sometimes they did put up a decent fight though.
  • Tag Line: Fear The Mullet...until Adam Cole removed it.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: To Truth Martini and Roderick Strong, when he was still a member of the House of Truth.
  • Nothing Personal: Toward Adam Cole, after losing to him in the finals to become the next Ring Of Honor World Champion at Death Before Dishonor, and even more so toward Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis and Matt Hardy, who were not even contenders. You can imagine that didn't last.
  • Signature Move: Power bomb, turnbuckle bomb, crippler cross face.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He's grabbed Kanellis by the hair and shaken her, but that's all he's managed to do.
  • You Have Failed Me: Before SCUM, Kevin Steen initially worked with the House of Truth when he returned to Ring of Honor and when he was kicked out of SCUM, he went back to Elgin for help. But in a resulting tag match, Jimmy Jacobs pinned Steen and Elgin decided he was done with him.

Charlie Haas

Matt Hardy

Kenny King (Kenny Layne)

Q.T. Marshall

  • Blasphemous Boast: He is "God's Gift!"(luckily for him, Black was gone)
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: "Q.T. Mar-SHALL"
  • Joisey: Specifically, Newark. He used to have an orange tan too
  • Red Baron: Irresistible, God's gift
  • Tag Team: Martial Law with RD Evans
  • You Have Failed Me: He attack Ta'Darius Thomas for taking a pin fall back during his 'internet exclusive' tryout days, though he put more blame on ROH for giving him a partner like Thomas in the first place.

Truth Martini (Martin Krcaj)

Mike Mondo (Michael Brendli)

  • Determinator: Persists on despite constant mocking from the crowd and nagging injuries
  • Putting the Band Back Together: The RoHbots refuse to let go of the fact Mondo was a member of the Spirit Squad, so in 2015, "Mikey" got back with Kenny and Johnny to give them The Spirit Squad. Unfortunately for Mondo, it still wasn't enough to defeat The Addiction.

Kyle O'Reilly (Kyle Greenwood)

Grizzly Redwood

  • Badass Beard: Which has since been shaved off.
  • Broken Pedestal: He went from sharing beard sizes with the Necro Butcher to watching him sell out to the Embassy.
  • Canada, Eh?: A rare instance where the traditional version is played straight instead of the professional wrestling version; he's a lumberjack billed from the Yukon Territory.
  • Put on a Bus: Played a big part in the strangeness surrounding Charlie Haas' departure, and was sent out right along with him. He's since retired.

Rhino (Terry Gerin)

Cedric Alexander (Cederick Johnson)

  • Badass Beard: A short one usually but still noticeable
  • Bash Brothers: With Caprice Coleman
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Subverted, in their "Battle Of The Back Breakers" match he beats Roderick Strong with a small package. Played straight at Best In the World when his final submission was the Strong Hold.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory: He usually follows Coleman's no hands hurricanrana with a frog splash but missed on ROH TV episode 37 in a match with the All Night Express where Rhett titus kept rolling passed his usual landing spot. Kenny King immediately capitalized for the win.
  • Handshake Refusal: Virtually none of the ROHbots gave him any chance against Kazuchika Okada, even though Alexander felt he needed to win. He wasn't in a good sport when he lost at Global Wars 2015 like everyone predicted.
  • I Know You Know I Know: Has wrestled ACH enough to know he'll spring back up for multiple enzuigiris if he ducks them, among his other tricks.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He can throw guys as well as he can tumble around and jump over things
  • Skunk Stripe: Is gold blonde in the middle of his mohawk
  • Tag Team: 7 Oh! 4 with Caleb Konley
  • The Dog Bites Back: Has been the "rookie" who has put up the most fight against Decade
  • The Rival: The Bravado Brothers, Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team, Roderick Strong
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Adam Page, prior to him joining Decade

Andy Ridge

  • Bash Brothers: Had some success with Bobby Dempsey, but they never really became a tag team
  • Red Baron: "Right Leg."

Rhett Titus

ACH (Albert C. Hardie, Jr.)

  • Finishing Move: The best 450 ever and the dragon fly frog splash
  • I Know You Know I Know: His feud with Ta'Darius Thomas, whom ACH was eventually able to outsmart by feinting a four fifty splash. And even that almost didn't work.
  • In a Single Bound: He just might be able to outdo Cedric Alexander and AJ Styles in this area
  • Game-Breaking Injury: To his knee by Decade, which prevented him from saving Ta'Darius from Jimmy Jacobs
  • Hidden Depths: His dead lift German suplex. Not just quick, limber and agile but strong!
  • Leitmotif: "Street Fighter", which you can get at TeamR&BMusic.com
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Even before their falling out, Ta'Darius had to reign him in, which Jimmy Jacobs would mock.
  • Red Baron: The Glow of Texas, Human Video Game Highlight, The Last Dragon, The Last Hero
  • Signature Move: Crane kick
  • Spiteful Spit: After Jimmy Jacobs spit water on him, he spit on Ta'Darius and on Jacobs.
  • Tag Team: Adrenaline Rush with Ta'Darius
  • The Rival: It is still Cedric Alexander, with the C&C Wrestle Factory being one to Adrenaline Rush
  • Trash Talk: So much it got his mouth duct taped shut

Ta'Darius Thomas

  • Badass Boast: Claims to be the only man in wrestling who can fight on his feet just as well as he fights upside down
  • Dance Battler: Capoeira is his favorite martial art so...
  • Genre Savvy: Even during his tryout days, he had a knack for figuring out which ways his opponents would dodge his strikes and would follow up accordingly, though sometimes it took a minute for him to figure them out.
  • I Know Karate: Started fighting at age 17 and was already accomplished in Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing, which Jimmy Jacobs claims doesn't mean much in the wrestling ring (He had been doing that for awhile too but Jacobs wasn't impressed, though his career in wrestling really did not yet compare to Jacob's)
  • Leitmotif: TD is for Total Destruction!
  • Punctuation Shaker: In this case, it is usually pronounced without a stop...except when it is.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Also known as Ty Darius, Ty Darious and...well most people just call him TD.
  • Sword Limbo: He uses the matrix evasion to transition into moves.
  • Tag Team: With ACH, until Decade put an end to it.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Even before Ring Of Honor he recognized that the House Of Truth was going to lead him down a bad road and thus distanced himself from Truth Martini once his training was done. Unfortunately, Ta'Darius ended up being caught by Jimmy Jacobs.

Tag Team: The Young Bucks

Matt Jackson (Matt Massie)

Nick Jackson (Nick Massie)

  • Arrogant Kung Fu Guys: They're very good at playing the part of insufferably cocky assholes who think nobody can beat them.
  • Evil Duo: They're choir boys compared to reDRagon though
  • Finishing Move: More Bang For Your Buck
  • I Have the High Ground: Not their entire offense, but a good portion of it. Their finisher, "More Bang For Your Buck", is one brother hitting a 450 splash on their opponent followed immediately by the other hitting a moonsault and then going for the pin.
  • Jerkass: Times two.
  • Kick the Dog: In Real Life, Rhett Titus had suffered a legitimate injury and needed some time off to have it surgically repaired and to rehab. In kayfabe, the Bucks were the ones who intentionally injured him and put him on the shelf.
  • Large Ham
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Handspring backrakes!
  • Power Stable: NJPW's Bullet Club.
  • Put on a Bus: A couple times out of the promotion, at other times they were intentionally sent out with the ROH Tag Team titles to other country's, though ROH would not always name the specific promotions.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: After returning to ROH following a stint in TNA, this is basically their gimmick. They have very high opinions of themselves, refuse to shake hands with anybody but each other, and give themselves sole credit for selling all the tickets to the shows.
  • Smug Snake
  • Wrestling Family: Besides each other, younger brother Malachi wrestles as well

Cheeseburger

  • Ascended Extra: Formerly part of the ring crew, which is explicitly part of his on screen persona.
  • Butt Monkey: Especially to "Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team", though their abuse of him eventually got them kicked out of Ring Of Honor... for now.
  • Fragile Speedster: It doesn't do him much good here, as a lot of wrestlers here are just as fast or at least fast enough to keep up and even guys who are not exceptionally powerful can pluck him out of mid-air. It's surprising he can even survive hits from Moose and will usually be staying down for three.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Which was given to him by Charlie Haas because he looked like he needed a...
  • Tag Team: The Brutal Burgers with Bob Evans. Despite a rough start (losing to Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis, the former being the reason for the team coming together in the first place) they actually went on to have a winning record, even getting a shot at ROH Tag Team Champions reDRagon.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Jushin Liger's plan for him, who knows first hand what it is like to be bullied for your stature.

Moose (Quinn Ojinnaka)

Alberto El Patron (Alberto Rodriguez)

ODB (Jessica Kresa)

Dalton Castle (Aden Chambers)