• Next Inductee For The ROH Hall Of Fame Revealed
ROH Wrestling announced the following today:
SAMOA JOE INDUCTED INTO INAUGURAL ROH HALL OF FAME CLASS
“Ring of Honor is proud to welcome Samoa Joe, the most dominant ROH World Champion in history, into the inaugural class of the ROH Hall of Fame.
From the first time he stepped into an ROH ring in 2002, Joe proved to be an intimidating force whose hard-hitting offense, intensity and relentlessness made him one of the sport’s most dangerous competitors.
In just his 10th match in ROH, Joe captured the ROH Title in March 2003. Two months later, Joe officially elevated the championship to world title status when he successfully defended it in London, marking the first time the championship had been defended outside the United States.
Joe went on to hold the ROH World Championship for a record 645 days and make 31 successful title defenses. It’s not only the longest reign in ROH history, but at the time it was the longest world title reign in any U.S.-based pro wrestling company in 15 years.
During Joe’s historic reign, he and CM Punk engaged in an epic trilogy of matches that have become legendary. They wrestled to two 60-minute draws before Joe won their final meeting.
Six months after losing the ROH World Title, Joe won the ROH Pure Championship.
After leaving ROH in 2007, Joe won the TNA World Heavyweight Title by defeating Kurt Angle. Joe returned to ROH in 2015 for a series of matches before he departed for WWE, where he became the first two-time NXT Champion.”
Below is what the inaugural class of the ROH Hall Of Fame looks like:
– The Briscoes
– Bryan Danielson
– Samoa Joe
The final inductee in this class will be announced on next Monday.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 14, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IV’ event.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Don Muraco vs. Ken Johnson
– The Islanders vs. Lanny Poffo & Eric Cooper
– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Joe Mirto
– Bad News Brown vs. David Stoudemire
– The British Bulldogs vs. Dusty Wolfe & Jose Estrada