Professional wrestling has lost one of its best performers. Takeshi Morishima has decided to retire from the industry. The veteran performer recently went in for a medical check up. When the doctors checked his blood, they informed him of the bad news. Not wanting to cut his life short, Morishima decided to heed the advice of his doctors and decided to step away from the ring. The former ROH champion tried out for WWE, but was denied.
April 21, 2015
During a recent interview, ACH was asked about his tryout with WWE and his experience with Bill DeMott. In addition to saying that he was one of the nicest trainers there, he also mentioned that DeMott was never a jackass to him or anyone else during the session. The ROH star said that it sucks that people came out and caused DeMott to lose his job as the head trainer of NXT. The 27 year star has been eyed as a potential signing as of late.
April 18, 2015
As a sign of how desperately ROH wanted the Briscoes to stick around instead of leaving for WWE, there are rumors floating around right now that the front office has offered Jay Briscoe the lead booking position, which would enable him to keep he and his brother looking strong for this next portion of their careers. Combine that position of power with a higher salary than what the competition was offering, and you can understand why he stayed.
April 15, 2015
It looks like the Briscoes are stuck in ROH. The two brothers went to WWE to see if they could get an offer, which they did. Mark Briscoe and Jay Briscoe allowed their current company the opportunity to negotiate. Ring of Honor gave them a higher offer because they desperately needed the two of them to stick around. The two then went back to World Wrestling Entertainment, but the company refused to budge on their original offer.
April 14, 2015
It is no secret that Daniel Bryan really wants to wrestle his good friend Shinsuke Nakamura at the next Wrestlemania. Well, his friend is coming to the United States to work, but it will not be for WWE. Nakamura has signed on to work a couple of live events for ROH. He will be doing four shows in Philadelphia and Toronto, along with several other stars from New Japan. The belief is that more overseas stars are headed for the show as well.
April 10, 2015
ROH is about to lose their standing as the third top promotion in the United States. A company called Paragon Pro Wrestling is finalizing a deal with Pop TV that will give them national exposure. Ring of Honor, on the other hand, has yet to reach all fifty states, despite being in business for as long as TNA has. Former WWE announcer Matt Striker is rumored to be the producer and director for the promotion. Lisa Marie Varon could be the featured star.
April 9, 2015
As good as NXT is, it appears that ROH is a better developmental program for WWE. All but two of their current male champions come from that promotion. Seth Rollins is the world champion. Daniel Bryan holds the Intercontinental Championship. Kevin Owens and Antonio Cesaro both hold titles. The only two guys that never worked for that promotion are Tyson Kidd and John Cena. The two divas champion never worked there.
April 9, 2015
When you are a company that is as small as ROH, you tend to lose the stars you create to promotions that are actually aired nationally. That appears to be the case with ACH, whose real name is Albert Hardie. WWE is said to be highly interested in signing him once his current contract expires. While the 27 year old has yet to make a statement about this publicly, the belief is that he is more than willing to make the jump to the big leagues.
April 3, 2015
Earlier in the week, Samoa Joe was spotted hanging out with other wrestlers at Walemania. It's not all fun and games, however. The former world heavyweight champion worked a match for ROH, where he challenged Jay Briscoe for their version of the heavyweight championship. Briscoe successfully retained, but that does not come as a surprise to those who believe that Joe will be signing up with the WWE developmental program soon.
March 28, 2015