A rather interesting thing took place at the ROH anniversary show on Sunday night. Jay Lethal cut a promo before defending the Television Championship against Alberto Del Rio. One of the things he said will probably not sit well with AJ Lee and CM Punk. Lethal stated that he was not someone that would take things that are handed down to him. He then pointed out that Punk was a guy that took a girl that he handed down.
March 3, 2015
Since ROH has managed to bring in Alberto Del Rio and Samoa Joe, a lot of fans are under the assumption that their financial issues are over. That is not the case whatsoever. The company was able to sign those guys because they are short term contracts. While it does cost a pretty penny to get big name guys under contract, Ring of Honor is willing to take the risk to bring in revenue. It is being said that long term deals were never discussed.
February 28, 2015
On March 1, ROH is throwing a big event to celebrate their 13 year anniversary at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas. A big match has just been announced. Alberto Del Rio will be challenging Jay Lethal for the Ring of Honor television championship. It is being said that Lethal is one of the guys that Del Rio had on his list of performers that he hoped to work against while he was signed to the company. Lethal should retain the belt.
February 4, 2015
Despite only having started with the company recently, Alberto Del Rio has suffered his first injury scare with ROH. He hit his head pretty badly while selling a spot on the rail. The former world heavyweight champion was bleeding from the top of his head, his nose and his mouth. There were some concerns from Ring of Honor officials that he might have suffered a concussion, but he reportedly has cleared those tests and will eventually be fine.
February 2, 2015
Often times when a big name superstar works for an independent wrestling promotion, a sense of entitlement in the air could help to ruin things. However, that is not the case with Alberto Del Rio. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be quite pleasant to work with backstage. ROH officials are very pleased with his behavior and are definitely glad that he is willing to bring some of the spotlight to their promotion and wrestlers.
January 5, 2015
When ROH reached out to Alberto Del Rio about working some shows for them in 2015, the former world heavyweight champion was allowed input as to which performers that he wanted to work with. Surprisingly, he specifically asked to work with ACH, as Del Rio is impressed with the San Antonio native. He also asked to work matches with Roderick Strong and Kyle O'Reilly. Reports have surfaced that Jay Lethal was another name on the list of opponents.
December 25, 2014
There are strong speculations floating around right now that Alberto Del Rio is going to dabble in MMA again, especially since Bellator president Scott Coker flat out stated that his management team has been in contact with the former world heavyweight champion. Del Rio has signed on for a couple of dates with ROH early in 2015, but he could spend the following months, preparing for mixed martial arts, as he does not have another long term deal in place yet.
December 23, 2014
Another opponent for Alberto Del Rio has been named by ROH. The promotion chose ACH, a seven year veteran of the industry, who has been with Ring of Honor since 2012. He has never held a championship in the promotion, but he was listed as the 113th best performer by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 2013. Del Rio will be working the match against him at the Dearborn, Michigan live event on January 30, 2015.
December 18, 2014
When it was first announced that Alberto Del Rio had signed with ROH, many were curious to see just how good he can be in the ring without the limitations that WWE puts on their performers. We still do not know the answer to that yet, but we now know that he is going to be receiving some major help in the ring. Ring of Honor has chosen Christopher Daniels as his first opponent. The Fallen Angel is largely considered one of the best in the industry.
December 16, 2014
Those that are hoping to see Alberto Del Rio on a full time basis in ROH, are in for a disappointment. The company has made an official announcement about his signing, and they included the dates in which he will be working. Del Rio is currently scheduled for just three events in January. Nothing has been announced for February, but the former world heavyweight champion has been signed to work the 13th anniversary pay per view in March.
December 12, 2014