Not much is mentioned about Ring of Honor and it’s a shame because ROH deserves better. If you have HDNet and have never checked out ROH, take my advice and do yourself a favor and see some of the best in-ring action the sport has to offer.
From Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson), to Desmond Wolfe (Nigel Mcguiness), to CM Punk, to Samoa Joe, to Christopher Daniels (who has returned)to the newly signed Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, the ROH product is about one thing – wrestling.
ROH will be criticized because the product is almost TOO wrestling oriented. Recently ROH has tried to add more interview time and develop storylines but it largely has not changed, and that is a good thing.
In a two hour WWE or TNA show we hardly get more than 30 – 40 minutes of actual in-ring action. ROH usually surpasses that number in a one hour time frame. The guys to really keep an eye out for, if you want a five star match, are Roderick Strong, Eddie Edwards, and Davey Richards. Richards reminds me of a Benoit/Lance Storm combination in the ring. If you get a chance to see either Richards vs. Tyler Black (WWE development talent Seth Rollins in FCW) match in 2010, they are as good as, if not better, than any match you saw in ’10.
The reason why I’m saying all this is because time is running out for ROH on HDNet, and therefore running out on you to see ROH. The contract is up in April and ROH will be without a TV home. Hopefully they will get a new network and continue to be on the air, but if not, use the last few months to catch ROH, if you can. You won’t be disappointed.