THE SIDEWALK SLAM - VOLUME 1, ISSUE 13
I hope this finds you all and that you are doing well. This past Saturday the "Death Before Dishonor X" iPPV took place LIVE from Chicago and albeit there being some issues at the start of the broadcast, everything came together quickly which end resulted in an awesome night of ROH wrestling action. I must admit that I'm very impressed at how ROH has made the bold choice to take their live stream iPPV events into their own hands by producing it themselves at all costs in order to deliver a significantly better end product to the fans. It speaks volumes that ROH strives to and pulls out all the stops, caring about the fans to bring us the very best wrestling product possible. When you produce a live show, it’s never perfect and there is always a margin for unexpected production concern, but ROH proves loyal to produce a quality, consistent broadcast for the fans.
As a fan, it’s nice to see that ROH remains committed to not let the fans down and will always do right by the fans as in this case by providing free copies of the "Death Before Dishonor X" event DVD or the right to a full refund even though the majority of the show was perfectly streamed. By understanding this, let’s turn the page and ignore negative columnists out there with an axe to grind that make their living by “eh hmm, slamming” everything in their path. Instead, take a positive approach and don’t let a few setbacks or gossip publications alter your opinion of ROH. There will be more fantastic PPVs and the ROH product is the best around. If something goes wrong, they take care of the fans and then strive to continue delivering to as many fans as possible.. Not all columnists’ comments are negative, some of these folks do a great job at reporting and being proactive, but the reality for most writers is that "stirring the pot" sells. .
Leading up to "Death Before Dishonor X", ROH had 2 other iPPV events, “Best In The World” and “Boiling Point” that were both top notch in streaming quality and production throughout. They were better than any previous iPPVs and Death Before Dishonor X would have been the same without the technical difficulties. Look at it this way, how many times has your smart phone just turned itself off and rebooted for no reason? Does this happening change your opinion of the phone that now has 100 more features than your last phone? Do you stop using smart phones? No, you wait for the fix and appreciate the technology that belongs to your phone.. Technology isn’t perfect but it does continuously improve.
In fact, you'll be able to witness for yourself sooner than later how it improves as ROH returns to iPPV on Saturday, October 13, 2012 when "Glory By Honor XI" comes to you LIVE from Mississauga, Ontario. Matches for the event are rounding out as we speak and will feature a main event where fans will see the ROH Champion Kevin Steen (or whoever is the champion at this time) vs. "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin as well as the newly crowned ROH Tag Team Champions, Jimmy Jacobs and Steve Corino aka S.C.U.M. defend against Jay and Mark, The Briscoes. Great seats are on sale now for this event by clicking HERE in addition to iPPV ordering information. Make plans to join us on October 13th, you won't want to miss this.
Also, on Saturday, December 16, 2012 it will be seasons beatings when the "Final Battle 2012" iPPV happens LIVE from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. What better way to prepare for the holidays than a night in the big apple for ROH Wrestling? Stuff the stocking for yourself or someone you know by picking up your tickets HERE. If you can't make plans to be in NYC, by all means join us LIVE on iPPV. This will NOT be one to miss...
Fast forwarding to 2013, ROH celebrates it's 11th anniversary LIVE on iPPV Saturday, March 2, 2013 from the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL. Tickets and iPPV ordering information for this event are available by clicking HERE.
On Friday April, 5, 2013 ROH returns to the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to present “Supercard Of Honor VII” LIVE on iPPV. Tickets and iPPV ordering information for this event are available by clicking HERE. Matches have yet to be announced, but believe me, you’ll want to make the trip to New York to witness this event in person or watch the iPPV on your computer or mobile device.
I have my utmost confidence in ROH that they are working to improve the quality and consistency of the stream for upcoming ROH iPPV events that fans will no doubt enjoy the highest quality, error free events..
For those of you who watched "Death Before Dishonor X" or were there in person what did you think? Share your reaction with me on Twitter @pedwardshq. I was there in person and thought it was a great show. Kevin Steen retaining the ROH World Heavyweight Title after facing the Man-Beast Rhino in an epic encounter. The new ROH Tag Team Champions were crowned on this night in the team of S.C.U.M., Jimmy Jacobs and Steve Corino. God help ROH…
See you at the matches…