Rising Above (2008)

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Rising Above (2008)
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Promotion Ring of Honor
Date November 22, 2008(taped)
January 16, 2009 (aired)
Attendance 900[1]
Venue Frontier Fieldhouse
City Chicago Ridge, Illinois
Pay-per-view chronology
Driven (2008) Rising Above (2008) Caged Collision
Rising Above chronology
Rising Above (2007) Rising Above (2008) TBA

Rising Above (2008) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Ring of Honor. It took place on November 22, 2008 from the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. It aired on January 16, 2009.


Rising Above 2008 featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers working for the Ring of Honor promotion. It also involved a match for the Shimmer Championship, the top title in Ring of Honor's then sister promotion Shimmer Women Athletes.

The major feuds leading into the event were those between Austin Aries and Jimmy Jacobs and Nigel McGuinness and Bryan Danielson.[2][3] Austin Aries and Jimmy Jacobs began feuding when Aries took Jacobs' kayfabe girlfriend Lacey away from him. The feud escalated to the point in which it was decided the pair would face each other in an "I Quit" Match. The Nigel McGuinness and Bryan Danielson feud largely revolved around their very competitive previous matches. The ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness also resented the fact that Danielson was considered the 'best wrestler in the world' by many fans, despite the fact that he was the World Champion.[2]


No. Results Stipulations Times[1]
1D The Phoenix Twins (Tweak and Dash) defeated Grizzly Redwood and Aaron Scott Tag team match  
2 Kevin Steen and El Generico (c) defeated The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) Tag team match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship 06:39
3 MsChif (c) defeated Sara Del Rey (with Larry Sweeney) Singles match for the Shimmer Championship 09:11
4D Delirious defeated Rhett Titus Singles match 06:43
5 Claudio Castagnoli defeated Sami Callihan, Silas Young, and Alex Payne Four-corner survival match 08:54
6 Sweet n' Sour, Inc.(Chris Hero, Go Shiozaki and Davey Richards) (with Larry Sweeney and Bobby Dempsey) defeated Roderick Strong, Brent Albright and Ace Steel Six-man tag team match 16:15
7 Austin Aries (with Lacey) defeated Jimmy Jacobs (with Tyler Black) "I Quit" match 22:08
8 Nigel McGuinness (c) defeated Bryan Danielson Singles match for the ROH World Championship 28:16
9D Samoa Joe defeated Tyler Black Singles match 18:56
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match


  1. ^ a b "Ring of Honor". prowrestlinghistory.com. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  2. ^ a b "ROH Video Wire 11/11/2008" (Video). Ring of Honor. 11 November 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "ROH Video Wire 11/18/2008" (Video). Ring of Honor. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 

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