He was one of the men who helped put Ring of Honor on the map and from his debut in 2002 until his departure in 2005, CM Punk was responsible for some of the most historic matches in our history. Legendary rivalries, classic promos, Punk is a man who has it all and the mark he left on ROH is still felt to this day.
Starting now and running until Monday 7/22 at 9 AM EST, all three of our CM Punk compilations will be on-sale for just $14.99! Read on for the details of each:
...for three months in the summer of 2005, Punk shocked Ring of Honor fans & officials alike and it all began one night in June when ROH gathered to bid farewell to one of their own as Punk challenged for the ROH World Title one final time. What happened that evening kicked off three months of chaos as Punk took the World Title hostage and left ROH scrambling to find the man that would dethrone him. Be it Roderick Strong, Samoa Joe, or Christopher Daniels, they each faced off with Punk in hopes of reclaiming the title for Ring of Honor. They were three of the most exciting, unpredictable, chaotic months in ROH’s history, and they have since come to be known as “The Summer of Punk”…
1. CM Punk vs. Austin Aries (ROH World Title Match)...Death Before Dishonor III 6/18/05
2. CM Punk vs. Jay Lethal (ROH World Title Match)...Sign of Dishonor 7/8/05
3. CM Punk vs. Roderick Strong (ROH World Title Match)...Escape From New York 7/9/05
4. CM Punk vs. James Gibson (ROH World Title Match)...Fate of an Angel II 7/16/05
5. CM Punk vs. Christopher Daniels (ROH World Title Match)...The Homecoming 7/23/05
6. CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe vs. James Gibson vs. Christopher Daniels (ROH World Title Elimination Match)...Redemption 8/12/05
7. CM Punk vs. Colt Cabana (2 Out Of 3 Falls Match)...Punk: The Final Chapter 8/15/05
* This classic release also includes moments that solidified "The Summer of Punk" in the annals of ROH history including Punk's notorious contract signing, his confrontation with Mick Foley, and more!!!
In June of 2004, Samoa Joe was in the midst of a legendary ROH World Title run. Having captured the belt in March of 2003, his reign had recently eclipsed the one year mark and having already defeated numerous challengers, there was no end in sight for the dominant champion. Enter: CM Punk…
What happened on June 12, 2004 in Ohio would come to be known as “World Title Classic” and that bout between Joe & Punk would mark the beginning of a trilogy of matches that have become legendary. From Dayton to Chicago to New Jersey, these two warriors gave everything they had, their blood, sweat, and tears, for the right to be called ROH World Champion.
This is the definitive collection of the Samoa Joe/CM Punk Trilogy….
- Disc 1 features all three of the ROH World Title matches from ‘World Title Classic’ on 6/12/04, “Joe Vs. Punk II” from 10/16/04, and the decisive finale at “All Star Extravaganza II” on 12/4/04.
- Disc 2 features the highly demanded re-release of “Straight Shootin’ with Samoa Joe & CM Punk”!
From the night in 2002 when he made his debut at "Unscripted", the ROH faithful knew there was something special about CM Punk. That night it was just his way with words that won over the Philadelphia crowd but in the coming months, it became evident to the fans there and around the country that Punk could back it up when the bell rang as well. Whether it was slugging it out in the squared circle with his long-time friend Colt Cabana or going toe-to-toe with a hard hitter like BJ Whitmer, Punk was as versatile a wrestler as any who had set foot in the ROH ring, and it was only a matter of time before success came his way...
Disc 1 includes:
- CM Punk makes his ROH debut...Unscripted 9/21/02
- CM Punk vs. Colt Cabana...Night of the Butcher 12/7/02
- CM Punk vs. Raven (Dog Collar Match)...Death Before Dishonor 7/19/03
- CM Punk vs. Terry Funk...Glory By Honor 2 9/20/03
Disc 2 includes:
- CM Punk vs. Raven (Steel Cage Match)...The Conclusion 11/28/03
- The Second City Saints (CM Punk, Ace Steel, & Colt Cabana) and The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels, Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer)...Battle Lines Are Drawn 1/10/04
- CM Punk vs. AJ Styles (ROH Pure Title w/ special guest referee Ricky Steamboat)...At Our Best 3/13/04
- CM Punk & Colt Cabana vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe (ROH Tag Team Title Match)...ROH Reborn Stage 2 4/24/04
To order any of these great DVD's go to the Compilations section in the ROH Shop. It's The Summer Of Punk Sale all this weekend and it's your chance to enjoy some of ROH's rich history as it pertains to a man who is no doubt one of the best wrestler's in the world!