Ring of Honor Wrestling

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Ring of Honor Wrestling
Format Professional wrestling
Created by Cary Silkin
Starring ROH Roster
Narrated by Kevin Kelly
Steve Corino
Opening theme War Zone By 615 Music
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 223 (as of January 25th, 2014)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jim Cornette[1]
Producer(s) Adam Pearce
David Lagana
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 51–52 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel HDNet (March 21, 2009 – April 4, 2011)
Stations of Sinclair Broadcast Group (September 24, 2011 – present)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)[2]
Audio format Stereophonic[2]
Original run March 21, 2009 (2009-03-21) – April 4, 2011;
September 24, 2011 (2011-09-24) – present

Ring of Honor Wrestling is a professional wrestling television series produced by Ring of Honor (ROH). The series features the professional wrestlers of Ring of Honor competing in matches, along with interviews from the wrestlers.[2] Combined, these elements create and further the storylines of ROH. The pilot episode was taped on February 28, 2009, and aired on March 21, 2009.[3] The show aired weekly on HDNet in the United States.

On February 11, 2010 it was announced that Ring of Honor Wrestling would be airing in Italy on Dahlia TV.[2] The show was voted as the Best Weekly Television Show in the 2010 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards.[4] The series' 100th and final HDNet episode aired on April 4, 2011.[5] The series returned on the stations of Sinclair Broadcast Group' on September 24, 2011.[6][7]

Production[edit]

Ring of Honor first announced their partnership with HDNet in article posted to their website on January 26, 2009. The article stated that HDNet would air a weekly television series featuring Ring of Honor wrestling.[8] They subsequently announced their first television tapings would take place at The Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] Ring of Honor Wrestling began airing weekly starting March 21, 2009 on HDNet.[3] On July 1, 2009 it was reported that Ring of Honor had canceled television tapings scheduled to take place on July 17 and 18, the decision was reported to be a decision made by HDNet and not Ring of Honor.[2] On July 27, 2009, ROH announced that Ring of Honor Wrestling would be moving to Monday nights beginning from August 17[9] with a repeat of the show later on Monday nights.[9] On January 11, 2011, Ring of Honor announced the ending of Ring of Honor Wrestling, after the completion of the promotion's two–year contract with HDNet. The final tapings of the show would be taking place on January 21 and 22, with the final episode airing on April 4, 2011.[2][5][10]

On May 21, 2011 Ring of Honor and Sinclair Broadcast Group announced that the broadcast carrier had purchased ROH with Cary Silkin remaining with the company in an executive role. Ring of Honor Wrestling television resumed airing beginning on September 2011 over Sinclair stations, mainly in weekend primetime on their CW and MyNetworkTV stations, and after the late local news or network late night programming on stations affiliated with the larger four networks.[6]

Episode format[edit]

Each episode opens with a video of the Ring of Honor talent competing in various matches as well as the series's theme song, before going to an introduction and the opening match. An episode typically features 3 to 4 matches as well as interviews from the wrestlers regarding their upcoming matches or current storylines. The show typically ends after the main event (the final match on an episode) and goes to a closing graphic.[11]

Filming locations[edit]

All but six episodes of Ring of Honor Wrestling were taped at The Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3] The Arena is frequently used as a professional wrestling venue, and is known prominently for formerly hosting many Extreme Championship Wrestling events. In September 2010, ROH announced they would be holding television tapings at the Davis Arena in Louisville, Kentucky on December 9 and 10, marking the first time tapings were held away from The Arena.[2]

On August 13, 2011, Ring of Honor Wrestling was taped in Chicago, Illinois. Episodes are also taped in Baltimore, Maryland.

As of 2014, "Ring of Honor Wrestling" is touring. The show is now taped in various locations around the country.

Special episodes[edit]

Episode Date Notes
Best of 2009[3] December 28, 2009 Featured clips from 2009.
Best of 2010[3] December 27, 2010 Featured clips from 2010.
Best of 2011 December 24, 2011 & December 31, 2011 Featured clips from 2011.
Best of 2012 December 22, 2012 & December 29, 2012 Featured clips from 2012.
Life & Times Of The Briscoe Brothers June 22, 2013 Featured clips of the Briscoe Brothers.
Best Of ROH Wrestling TV August 17, 2013 Best matches of ROH Wrestling celebrating 100th episode.
Best Of Adam Cole December 21, 2013 Featured clips of Adam Cole.
Best of 2013 December 28, 2013 Featured clips from 2013.
ROH Best In The World 2014 Preview June 21, 2014 Rundown of ROH's 1st LIVE PPV.
Best Of Michael Elgin June 28, 2014 Featured clips of Michael Elgin.

Cast and characters[edit]

The wrestlers featured on Ring of Honor wrestling take part in pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers are portrayed as either villains or heroes in the scripted events that built tension and culminate in a wrestling match.

Commentators[edit]

Commentators Year(s)
Mike Hogewood and Dave Prazak[11] March 21, 2009 (2009-03-21) – April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04)
Kevin Kelly and Caleb Seltzer December 1, 2012 (2012-12-01) – April 6, 2013 (2013-04-06)
Kevin Kelly and Guest Commentators April 13, 2013 (2013-04-13) – May 11, 2013 (2013-05-11)
Jay Lethal and Roderick Strong August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17)
Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness September 24, 2011 (2011-09-24) – November 24, 2012 (2012-11-24)
August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03) – November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02)
December 21, 2013 (2013-12-21)
Larry Mercer December 28, 2013 (2013-12-28)
June 28, 2014 (2014-06-28)
Larry Mercer and Mandy Leon June 21, 2014 (2014-06-21)
Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino May 18, 2013 (2013-05-18) – July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27)
November 9, 2013 (2013-11-09) – present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laprade, Patric (2009-09-27). "Cornette returns to ROH as Danielson, McGuinness depart". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ring of Honor National TV Tapings December 9th & 10th In Louisville". Ring of Honor. 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "ROH News: ROH TV episode listing for entire history of ROH TV on HDNet". Pro Wrestling Torch. 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  4. ^ Meltzer, Dave (January 26, 2011). "Biggest issue of the year: The 2011 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, CA): 1–40. ISSN 1083-9593. 
  5. ^ a b Caldwell, James (2011-04-05). "Caldwell's ROH TV report 4/4: Final ROH TV episode on HDNet featuring excellent 30-minute six-man tag All-Star match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  6. ^ a b Caldwell, James (2011-06-14). "ROH News: Full ROH press conference Friday - start date for new TV show, Internet PPV news & notes (w/Video)". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  7. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-09-24). "Caldwell's ROH TV report 9/24: ROH Tag Title match headlines debut episode on Sinclair Broadcasting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  8. ^ "HDNet Fights Announces Partnership with Ring of Honor". Ring of Honor. 2009-01-26. Archived from the original on November 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  9. ^ a b Aldren, Mike (2009-07-27). "Daily wrestling news & gossip". The Sun. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  10. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-01-12). "ROH News: ROH losing weekly TV show on HDNet, ROH producer blogs on the news & ROH's TV future". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  11. ^ a b "Caldwell's ROH TV Report 3/21: ROH debuts on HDNet with Jimmy Jacobs vs. Tyler Black". PWTorch. Retrieved 2010-01-07. 

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