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.
  • Doing It for the Art: Necro Butcher didn't think much of his ROH contract but took it anyway because making a lot of money wasn't the reason he had decided to stay around anyway.
  • 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 Community Nickname: The company itself prefers to refer to its fans as "Honor Nation", rather than RoHbots.
  • Fan Nickname
    • The Flying Squirrels for Special K
    • Smoky 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.
  • Money, Dear Boy: While most who chose TNA during its conflict with ROH did so out of disgust with Feinstein's actions, AJ Styles said he was leaving a piece of his heart behind in ROH but had to do what was best for his family, which most translated as "TNA is paying better".
  • Milestone Celebration: Instead of another anniversary show, the "Fifth Year Festival'' held in its place was a six day tour starting in NYC, New York and ending in Liverpool.
  • 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.
  • One of Us
    • Christopher Daniels trades comic books.
    • If you like the Resident Evil movies, you can feel less guilty knowing CM Punk did too. And yes, that snake tattoo is the Cobra symbol.
    • Samoa Joe plays video games on twitch. AJ Styles is also a self admitted gamer. Oh, and Chris Sabin is an allusion to Final Fantasy VI.
    • Jimmy Jacobs has used many themes from film scores and is an especially big fan of The Muppet Show.
    • Necro Butcher is a fan of collectible card games, including the pro wrestling ones made by Filsinger.
    • ACH is a fan of martial arts pictures and other fighting series, especially Dragon Ball.
      • Even went so far as to ask a fellow wrestler to try and buy him some figures from an anime convention that shared Ring of Honor's building one night.
    • When Josh Martin and Chris Rager, voice actors of The Fat Majin Buu and Hercule Satan in Dragon Ball Z were in attendance, Alex Shelley joined ACH and Sabin to film a clip.
  • Romance on the Set:
    • CM Punk has dated Lucy and Tracy Brooks.
    • Tracy Brooks has dated CM Punk and is now married to 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.
    • Allison and Ares's tag team partners, Sara Del Rey and Claudio Castagnoli, also dated.
    • Davey Richards has dated Angel Williams
    • Michael Elgin eventually became MsChif's husband.
    • Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis dated, then got married, it practically being the basis of their gimmick.
  • Role Ending Misdemeanor: In 2004, Teddy Hart was released after a fight with CM Punk caused the rest of the roster to band together and agree to keep him out until they finally relented and let him return five years later. As infamous as that was, this was overshadowed by Rob Feinstein getting caught for attempting to meet up with an underage boy with express purpose of getting him to consent to sex, also in 2004. And no, RF's status as a founder and owner of the ROH's distribution method did not save him from being booted out along with Teddy.
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot: While FIP running as a sister to ROH was done on the whim of their mutual booker, SHIMMER's case was more obviously a product of circumstance. Products of other promotions were already being sold by ROH at that point and while it had some women in the company, it didn't have a whole lot for them to do. But many were a part of SHIMMER so there was dual benefit of making own their shows more interesting while getting a cut of any sales cross promotion brought to the newer company. This also explains why ROH and FIP's angles stayed inline longer, being driven more by a single creative direction than convenience.
  • Torch the Franchise 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 could not have been. RF Video initially went to CZW with offers to be their distributor and use them as their replacement for ECW. ROH was started after CZW either refused or John Zandig dragged his feet for too long.
    • ROH wanted to sign the Human Tornado to a long term contract with a few angles already in mind. These deals never worked out. That sound? That's the RoHBot lament.
    • 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 a 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.
    • A program between Kazuchika Okada and Cedric Alexander was supposed to start in May 2014. It would be an entire year before they had so much as a single match, though Alexander's anxiety and frustrations were a big part of the build up to it.
    • The same year, ROH tried to have Cedric Alexander replace Roderick Strong in a program with Paul London but London pulled out to go wrestle in Spain's Revolution Championship Wrestling in protest to ROH changing his opponent without telling him ahead of time. London wouldn't work with the company again for an entire year, when ROH did cross promotion with Preston City Wrestling, who happened to have London in their locker room, leading to him finally getting a match with Strong.
  • You Look Familiar
    • Todd Hanson originally showed up in dark matches as Handsome Johnny.
    • Dalton Castle is known as Ashley Remington in CHIKARA.

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