Trivia: Ring of Honor

  • Career Resurrection: Wrath Of The Racket for Jim Cornette, as far as being an onscreen figure again, which he would be in ROH for another nine years on and off and OVW even longer.
  • Creator Backlash
    • Ever since his unceremonious firing, Gabe Sapolsky has shown traits of this. He even told Kevin Steen to "leave [Gabe's] name out of your ROH storyline" (where Kevin Steen cited Sapolsky as being one of those unjustly let go by ROH).
    • Let's say that Jim Cornette is not happy with the promotion's current direction. Well, he still likes the wrestling matches, defending the athletes when Roddy Piper proclaimed his dislike of their style of wrestling, but doesn't like anything else.
  • Demand Overload: The secondary reason their internet pay per views continued to lose synch, freeze and crash was that too many people were viewing them. The primary reason was because Sinclair disregarded the original website blue print and decided to go with cheaper models used by smaller promotions who did not get nearly the amount of viewers as Ring of Honor, leading to chortling from the Chikarmy, whose promotion had long since figured this out. After prompting Sinclair for more money (so they could settle the issue), Sinclair decided to shoot a show just prove it could now handle the traffic, unfortunately they gave away this show for free, which lead to an even larger number of viewers and another crash.
  • Executive Meddling: Ring Of Honor pulled Jay Lethal from Family Wrestling Entertainment Events twice before deciding they didn't want any of their contracted talent working for the promotion, regardless of how important their angles may have been.
  • Fan Nickname: Smokey Mountain Of Honor...uh, a detractor nickname for those who weren't fans of Cornette's run as an authority figure and or his influence on the booking.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Every single show prior to 2010 is now out of print for three big reasons: the use of licensed tracks, the changes in DVD production teams, and the rise of compilation DVDs.
  • No Budget: Despite being a television company, Sinclair Broadcast Group gave Ring Of Honor no budget for production, the end result being two years on screen in less quality than Ohio Valley Wrestling.
  • Old Shame: At the first Glory By Honor, October 5, 2002, the Insane Clown Posse Squashed the Outcast Killaz (Oman Tortuga and Diablo Santiago), with the crowd going back and forth between cheering ICP and booing them. Even though ICP had volunteered to work for free that night, ROH was so embarrassed by this that the match was left off of the home video release, though it later appeared on the ROH Uncensored Vol. 1 DVD. The match is not even listed on ROH's results page.
  • Romance on the Set
    • CM Punk has dated Lucy and Tracy Brooks
    • Tracy Brooks has dated CM Punk and Frankie Kazarian
    • Simply Luscious has dated Steve Corino
    • The first woman of honor Allison Danger has dated Ares, who challenged for the the World Title in Germany
    • Michael Elgin eventually became MsChif's husband
    • Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis dated, it practically being the basis of their gimmick
  • Torch The Territory And Run: Edison had been marked by crowds who were erratic at best, and downright disrespectful at worst. Adam Pearce decided to put on Injustice II in January of 2009, which saw the combination of Austin Aries outright calling Edison a "B-market," and the infamous 48-minute "time limit" draw between Nigel McGuinness and Tyler Black. They would run two more nondescript Edison shows later in 2009 before dropping it permanently in the spring of 2010.
  • What Could Have Been: Ring Of Honor was supposed to host the first title defense of newly crowned NWA Ring Warriors Grand Champion Bruce Santee at Showdown In The Sun and it did, but in Dark Match, so most viewers didn't see it. Instead, Adam Pearce was on the show proper, but at least the ROHbots got to see him again.