ROH Debut: ROH Reborn: Stage 1 4/23/04
ROH Title(s) Held:
- ROH World Tag Team Titles
w/ Ricky Reyes (8/7/04 - 2/19/05)
w/ Davey Richards (1/26/08 - 4/12/08)
w/ Alex Koslov (7/27/13 - 8/3/13)
- 2005 Trios Tournament Winner (w/ Homicide & Ricky Reyes)
The fiery, charismatic Rocky Romero that ROH fans look at today is a far cry from the rough and rugged fighter who debuted in Ring of Honor at ROH Reborn: Stage One in April of 2004.
His initial run in Ring of Honor came as part of the hard-nosed tag team with Ricky Reyes, Who were known as The Havana Pitbulls. They made quite the splash debuting against the Briscoe Brothers, setting a tone for a great run. The duo would join forces with the "Notorious 187" Homicide as part of the thuggish group The Rottweilers. Rocky would win his first ROH World Tag Team Championship when he and Reyes defeated CM Punk & Colt Cabana, The Second City Saints. They would hold the championships for a then record setting 196 days before losing them.
As Romero’s stock rose, New Japan Pro Wrestling would take notice and offer him a chance to break out as a singles performer in the land of the rising sun. Romero would leave Ring of Honor by the end of 2005, but this would definitely not be the last ROH fans would see of him.
In January of 2007, the Cuban fireplug would return to Ring of Honor invigorated and performing on a whole new level. He would turn his back on his partner Reyes and join forces with Roderick Strong and Davey Richards to form the mentally militant No Remorse Corps. Romero & Davey Richards would win not only the 2008 version of Ultimate Endurance, but also the ROH World Tag Team Champions. The very same duo would also go on to win the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 2 times
Perhaps Romero’s greatest success came has come as part of The Forever Hooligans, a fun, athletic and undeniably tough pairing with Alex Koslov. Since debuting as a team in July of 2012 for New Japan Pro Wrestling, the energetic duo won the IWGP Jr Tag Team Championship 2 times. The Hooligans would enter Ring of Honor with much fan fare. Already holding the IWGP Jr Tag Team Championship, they would enter the Ring of Honor history books on July 27, 2013 by defeating reDRagon for the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship. The run as champions was short lived but the impression was lasting.
Recently Alex Koslov announced he was taking a sabbatical from professional wrestling. This has created numerous questions, will Rocky go it alone and test himself in singles competition? Or will he find a tag team partner and set out to conquer the division again?
Rocky Romero has proven that his in ring abilities attract championship gold. With rock star like charisma and a personality that oozes charisma, he is without a doubt destined for greatness. Keep your eye on Rocky, because his best is yet to come.