By Kevin Eck
There are no Ring of Honor live events scheduled until June due to COVID-19, but there’s a plethora of great ROH content available now and coming in the near future to help fill the void.
Beginning with this weekend’s episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling,” the weekly television program will spotlight a specific wrestler or tag team. First up, it’s time to man up, as Jay and Mark Briscoe are the featured stars.
The Briscoes’ ROH World Tag Team Title defense against Kevin Steen and El Generico from 2007 and the Briscoe versus Briscoe match for Jay’s ROH World Title from 2013 will air on the episode, which also includes new interviews with the Briscoes on their chicken farm in Sandy Fork, Del.
This week on #ROHTV!
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) March 27, 2020
Upcoming episodes will be dedicated to Jay Lethal, PCO, Matt Taven and Flip Gordon.
ROH also has been ramping up its content on YouTube, where you can watch recent matches in their entirety and highlight form, as well as classic bouts featuring stars such as CM Punk, AJ Styles, Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, Steen, Tyler Black and others.
3 BRUTAL Samoa Joe matches in ROH | Watch in full here: https://t.co/4T8P8oZmwy
00:00 - Samoa Joe vs Kenta Kobashi (10/1/05)
27:34 - Samoa Joe vs Kyle O’Reilly (ROH TV #184 3/7/15)
44:47 - Samoa Joe vs Jay Briscoe (Supercard of Honor IX 3/27/15) pic.twitter.com/ZnCRea9H0d
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) March 21, 2020
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) March 20, 2020
Speaking of video content, a number of ROH performers have been entertaining fans and engaging with them through vlogs on social media using #ROHDayByDay and #PetsOfHonor.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) March 23, 2020
SESSION MOTH HOME WORK OUT FITNESS TIPS!!!
Seeing as everyone's a vlogger now, I decided to give it a bash... pic.twitter.com/ZHke7NUoXw
— Session Moth Martina (@mothfromdaflats) March 25, 2020
In addition, ROH lead commentator Ian Riccaboni has started a YouTube series titled “Ian Talks Toys” in which he and ROH stars such as Taven and Dalton Castle converse about action figures.
Been bugging the stars of @ringofhonor to talk about toys with me. So, I made a little series while we're quarantined: Ian Talks Toys.
Talking to wrestlers about their figures. Check it: https://t.co/GumLDHDqSN
— Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni) March 23, 2020
Meanwhile, ROHWrestling.com has launched HonorPost, a blog authored by ROH talents Angelina Love, Beer City Bruiser, Brawler Milonas, Cheeseburger, Rhett Titus, Kenny King and Session Moth Martina.
ROHWrestling.com also debuted the Bracket of Honor this week. It’s a March Madness-style online tournament composed of the 27 men who have held the ROH World Championship plus five “wild-card” competitors. Winners in each matchup are determined by online voting. Voting for the round of 16 began this morning and ends Monday.
While on hiatus, ROH stars also continue to do media interviews, like the one ROH World Champion RUSH did with Sports Illustrated recently. In the interview, RUSH talked about his goals in ROH and dropped a bombshell regarding La Faccion Ingobernable.
“It has been a great decision to sign with Ring of Honor,” RUSH said. “I would like to become the face of ROH and the champion for a long time, and make Los Ingobernables the strongest group in the world. Kenny King, Dragon Lee, RUSH, and one more is coming — you will see him soon. Los Ingobernables will dominate Ring of Honor.”
In closing, I hope everyone takes care of themselves during this difficult time and stays #ROHStrong!
Kevin Eck is a veteran pro wrestling journalist who has worked for The Baltimore Sun, WWE and WCW before joining ROHWrestling.com.