Rising Above (2008)
|Rising Above (2008)|
|Promotion||Ring of Honor|
|Date||November 22, 2008(taped)
January 16, 2009 (aired)
|City||Chicago Ridge, Illinois|
|Rising Above chronology|
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. 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.
|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|