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Wrestle Talk Podcast – We’re Back! Feat. ROH Punishment Martinez and Shane Fury

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe & Rene, which features interviews with Ring Of Honor’s Damien “Punishment” Martinez and Shane Fury. 

Martinez trained at the Monster Factory Professional Wrestling School and has competed for 13 years. Last year, he made it to the ROH Top Prospect Tournament Semifinals and lost to eventual winner Lio Rush. Since then, he has been under the guidance of BJ Whitmer/Kevin Sullivan. 

Fury debuted for Windy City Pro Wrestling in 2010 and has since wrestled for other promotions such as Dynamo Pro Wrestling and Anarchy Pro Wrestling. He is one-half of the tag team “Natural Fury” with Marcello Spade and has impressed fans with his smash-mouth, hard-hitting style.

 

 

 

 

Link Below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2017/04/20/were-back-feat-roh-punishment-martinez-and-shane-fury

Notes In Observance – ROH Wrestling 12/14/16: Women Of Honor 2016

Image provided courtesy of Ring Of Honor.

Image provided courtesy of Ring Of Honor.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 12/14/16)

Women Of Honor 2016 

– The Deonna Purrazzo-Candice LeRae match began with a pre-taped sit-down Purrazzo promo from that put her over for her great reputation and pro wrestling obsession. LeRae’s pre-taped sit-down promo put herself over as cheerful yet strong. She was finally in Ring Of Honor after 15 years. After the “feel out” process, LeRae hit a nice suicide dive and then a double stomp on Purrazzo’s neck to gain momentum. LeRae continued with a few pumphandle German suplexes. Purrazzo countered with a Fujiwara armbar, before LeRae broke the hold at the ropes. LeRae had her own submission with an Octopus variation, but Purrazzo kicked out and locked in the armbar again to win. A fine match where both ladies worked hard. It would be cool if ROH got with the program and actually utilized a Women’s Division or at least made WOH a tournament.

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Notes In Observance – ROH Wrestling 10/5/16: A Run Around The Bases

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Image provided courtesy of Ring Of Honor.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 10/5/16)

A Run Around The Bases 

– One con to post-Ring Of Honor Pay-Per-View television is that it’s mostly throwaway. The pro was that at least the in-ring content was good enough to entertain you for an hour. Anyways, this week and next week’s shows would come from this year’s “Field Of Honor” show that took place in August at MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY.

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ROH All Star Extravaganza VIII Reaction

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Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

As the days wind down to Ring Of Honor’s biggest show of the year, Final Battle, at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Dec. 2, we could see pieces begin to take shape.

ROH World Champion Adam Cole was on a tear.

While he had foes like Jay Lethal and Kyle O’Reilly on his tail, he seemed destined to go to war with the two of them eventually.

On a show remembered best for some great headline matches, the first thought that’ll come about is the Ladder VI main event that was for the ROH World Tag Team Championships between Champions The Addiction, The Young Bucks and The Motor City Machine Guns.

Lowell, Massachussets was in for a treat.

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Notes In Observance – ROH Wrestling 9/28/16: A Tightened Grip On Legacy

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Image provided courtesy of Ring Of Honor.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 9/28/16)

A Tightened Grip On Legacy 

– The Silas Young-Toru Yano match was a randomly thrown out on television to air out the two’s character differences, all the more clear as Young was angry and Yano was a jokester. Kind of entertained at Young’s heel skills, as he even yelled at a kid on his birthday and wished him a terrible one. Yano’s charisma was on display as he purposely ticked off Young several times with his humor and did his signature spots from New Japan Pro Wrestling where he took the turnbuckle pad off and performed a low blow, all behind the Referee’s back. There were some good trades of near-falls towards the finish, as it came down to Young’s use of Yano’s own tactics against him to win on a point where he pulled the tights after a low blow. Young certainly needed the win and that was good to see, but we were baffled at why this would take place on the All Star Extravaganza go-home show, that was until the post-match angle where The Briscoe Brothers saved Yano from a further beatdown by Young. This made sense since Yano and The Briscoes would be partners at ASE as they’d pursue the Six-Man Tag Team Tournament.

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Notes In Observance – ROH Wrestling 9/21/16: Prepped For Ladder War

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Image provided courtesy of Ring Of Honor.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 9/21/16)

Prepped For Ladder War 

– This episode was best known for Steve Corino’s “return” to color commentary on Ring Of Honor television after a one-year suspension. Yes, the catchphrases are back and they won’t have to sub in “Mr. Wrestling III” anymore. Of course, we have our fears of BJ Whitmer back in the picture, but let’s stay optimistic.

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PWO Exclusive – Luke Roberts/”DirdEY” Jake Dirden Interview

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Photo courtesy of Dynamo Pro Wrestling.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

In a PWO exclusive, check out Nick’s interview with Luke Roberts, Media Relations Director of Dynamo Pro Wrestling – a promotion based out of St. Louis, MO in the United States. Roberts talks about how the company has developed since its 2007 inception, the influence of its social media presence and its appeal to fans of any age.

Afterwards, Lopez chats with current three-time DPW Heavyweight Champion “DirdEY” Jake Dirden, who discusses his influences, experience in the Ring Of Honor 2015 Top Prospect Tournament, time in Japan with Pro Wrestling NOAH, future plans and a lot more!

 

 

 

 

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Booking The Territory Podcast – Brian Fury Returns

Booking The Territory Podcast*A Booking The Territory Podcast Exclusive* 

 

Check out a recent episode from our friends at Booking The Territory Podcast, which features the return of 2016 Ring Of Honor Top Prospect Tournament Finalist Brian Fury, as the 17-year veteran discusses the TPT, Beyond Wrestling and Taz.

Afterwards, Hosts Mike Mills, Doc Turner, J-Suave and Wildkat Sports and Entertainment’s Hardbody Harper preview WrestleMania weekend!

 

 

 

 

Link Below: 

http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e8sya-5df4ea#.VvwzbIejDlU.facebook

Top Five WWE Returns We’d Like To See

By Anthony Zevoteck

 

 

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WWE can be a “make it or break it” territory for a wrestling career. It has been proven that when things go great, they go very great, to the point that when a superstar leaves the company, it can leave a hole that while Creative fills, fans can’t help but fantasize “what if.” 

“What if they had been given full time to blossom?” 

“What if they actually got that push?”

Of course, the biggest: “What if they ever come back to WWE?” 

In 2015, we saw both The Dudley Boyz and Alberto Del Rio make their returns and that proves that anybody could come back to WWE no matter how bad the departure might’ve been.

Below are five returns we think are possible sometime down the road and of course, fantasized by WWE fans daily. 

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The Lasting Legacy Of “Yes”

By Anthony Zevoteck

 

 

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Though it was over a week ago, the events of Feb. 8, 2016 will be one that WWE fans will always remember – Daniel Bryan being forced to retire from in-ring competition.

How can we possibly forget social media whirling in a tailspin of emotional headlines that spawned sadness, confusion and skepticism all over?

Bryan first gained notoriety in Ring Of Honor as a “founding father” who wrestled in the promotion’s first-ever main event and had classics aplenty with guys like Austin Aries and Homicide. What got him over then was his pure technical style and relentless in-ring nature.

His WWE run started in 2010 on the inaugural NXT. Though it took him a while to tap into his charisma and mic work, we now look at him as one of the business’ best, all because of the word “Yes.”

Without a doubt, his career moment will always be winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX, defeating three men in two matches to do so.

The sad part about it all is that after that glorious moment was when it started going downhill, the latter part of his WWE career more synonymous with the sidelines than the top of the card and was soon stripped of the Title. Fans sat patiently, hoping for good news that Bryan could get back to the ring and we could return to the ultimate underdog story that struck WWE television between mid-2013 and mid-2014.

There was a taste of that last year when Bryan won the WWE Intercontinental Championship in a grueling ladder match at WrestleMania 31, but an injury again forced him to relinquish the belt.

Here we are in 2016 and the unfortunate news has still not settled in our stomachs yet, even after all the “Daniel Bryan” and “Yes!” chants throughout Bryan’s ever-classy retirement speech. He never looked more at ease in his home state, sporting a trimmed beard and haircut, reminiscing in great fondness a 16-year career that brought him happiness, joy and fulfilling a life dream.

Knowing that someone could retire from the job they love with acceptance and happiness makes it easier for us fans to accept, as we saw nothing but love on social media the next day. Everybody seemed to know about Bryan even if they never watched a WWE show in their life.

Needless to say, Bryan will always have a lasting impact in the WWE. His short height and average weight (by WWE’s standards) opened doors for other “indy darlings” like Cesaro, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe to prove that they too could headline shows. WWE’s future has never looked so bright or diverse.

Bryan’s underdog rise to the top shows us that anything is possible if you keep going, stand up to authority when they’re wrong and do things the right way. A key part to it all was that Bryan was so over with fans, they actually helped him get to the WrestleMania XXX main event (something not even initially planned) by “hi-jacking” shows and social media, pleading for Bryan to get a chance. Fans influenced the product. How crazy is that?

When it comes down to it, Bryan was just a simple man from Aberdeen, Washington. However, his resiliency taught us to always fight back. His ferocity showed us that when a man was pushed too many times, no matter how calm, he’d do anything to achieve his goal.

There’s no doubt that Bryan’s name will soon grace the WWE Hall Of Fame, rightfully along with other names known for paving the future.

However, let’s not make that happen too soon. WWE has a tendency to quickly induct retirees and not allow fans to organically react to the news of an unexpected HOF induction.

Bryan will go down in history as one of the most charismatic and passionate superstars of all-time. He ate, drank and breathed this industry and ruthlessly put his body on the line to entertain millions, that very risk that cut things short, but the least we could do is pay Bryan back with the same thing he gave us – gratitude.