Ring of Honor Wrestling
GenreProfessional wrestling
Created byCary Silkin
StarringROH Roster
Narrated byIan Riccaboni
Caprice Coleman
Opening theme"War Zone" by 615 Music
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons12
No. of episodes500 (as of April 17, 2021)
Production
Executive producersDan Bynum
Hunter Johnston[1]
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time51–52 minutes
Release
Original networkHDNet (2009–11)
Destination America (2015)
Sinclair stations(2011 (2011)–present)
FITE TV
Picture formatHDTV 1080i[2]
Audio formatStereophonic[2]
Original releaseMarch 21, 2009 (2009-03-21) –
present
External links
Website

Ring of Honor Wrestling, often abbreviated as ROH TV,[3] is a professional wrestling television series produced by Ring of Honor (ROH). The series features professional wrestlers competing in matches and conducting interviews.[2] Combined, these elements create and further the storylines of the promotion.

The pilot episode was taped on February 28, 2009, and aired on March 21, 2009.[4] The show aired weekly on HDNet in the United States. The series' 100th and final HDNet episode aired on April 4, 2011.[5]

The series returned as "Ring of Honor Wrestling" on the stations of its current parent company, the Sinclair Broadcast Group, on September 24, 2011.[6][7]

Production

Ring of Honor first announced its partnership with HDNet an article posted to its 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 on March 21, 2009 on HDNet.[4] On July 1, 2009, it was reported that Ring of Honor had canceled television tapings scheduled for July 17 and 18; it was reported to be a decision made by HDNet, and not Ring of Honor.[2] On July 27, 2009, ROH announced that the show would be moving to Monday nights beginning on August 17, with a repeat airing later that night. On January 11, 2011, Ring of Honor announced the end of its television series, after the completion of the promotion's two–year contract with HDNet. The show's final tapings took place on January 21 and 22, with the final episode airing on April 4, 2011.[2][5][9]

On May 21, 2011, the Sinclair Broadcast Group announced that they had purchased ROH, with Cary Silkin remaining with the company in an executive role. Ring of Honor Wrestling television began airing in September 2011 over Sinclair stations, mainly in weekend primetime on their CW and MyNetworkTV stations.[6]

Episode format

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.[10]

Beginning in August 2019, the show's format was changed to feature highlights of recent events, with Ian Riccaboni and Quinn McKay hosting from backstage. The show now features one full-length main event match, with the color commentary during the matches themselves varying as Riccaboni is paired with a variety of partners. It's been speculated that this revamp was done in order to drive growth for Honor Club, where the promotion has begun to stream its television tapings live.[11][12]

Filming locations

All but six episodes of the HDNet run were taped at The Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[4] 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.[2] Since then, Ring of Honor Wrestling is taped in various locations around the United States and Canada.

Special episodes

Episode Date Notes
Best of 2009[4] December 28, 2009 Featured clips from 2009.
Best of 2010[4] 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.
ROH Final Battle 2014 Preview December 6, 2014 Rundown of ROH's 2nd LIVE PPV.
Best of 2014 January 3, 2015 Featured clips from 2014.
ROH 13th Anniversary Show Preview February 28, 2015 Rundown of ROH's 3rd LIVE PPV.
Best of 2015 December 30, 2015 Featured clips from 2015.
ROH Global Wars 2016 Preview April 30, 2016 Rundown of ROH Global Wars PPV.
Best of Jay Lethal May 14, 2016 Featured clips of Jay Lethal.
Best of Bullet Club May 21, 2016 Featured clips of Bullet Club.
Women of Honor Special June 25, 2016 All matches were of Ring of Honor's women's division.
Best of ROH Wrestling TV July 2, 2016 Best matches of ROH Wrestling celebrating 250th episode.
Best of 2016 December 31, 2016 Featured clips from 2016.
Best of 2017 December 30, 2017 Featured clips from 2017.
Best of 2018 December 22, 2018 & December 29, 2018 Featured clips from 2018.
Best of 2019 December 21, 2019 & December 28, 2019 Featured clips from 2019.
Best of The Briscoe Bros. March 28, 2020 Featured clips of Mark & Jay Briscoe
Best of Jay Lethal April 4, 2020 Featured clips of Jay Lethal
Best of The PCO. April 11, 2020 Featured clips of PCO
Best of Matt Taven. April 18, 2020 Featured clips of Matt Taven
Best of Flip Gordon. April 25, 2020 Featured clips of Flip Gordon
Best of Mark Haskins. May 2, 2020 Featured clips of Mark Haskins
Best of Marty Scurll. May 9, 2020 Featured clips of Marty Scurll
Best of Dalton Castle. May 16, 2020 Featured clips of Dalton Castle
Best of Dragon Lee. May 23, 2020 Featured clips of Dragon Lee
Best of Rush. May 30, 2020 Featured clips of Rush El Toro Blanco
Best of Brody King. June 6, 2020 Featured clips of Brody King
Best of Silas Young. June 13, 2020 Featured clips of Silas Young
Best of Bandido. June 20, 2020 Featured clips of Bandido
Best of Kenny King. June 27, 2020 Featured clips of Kenny King
Best of PJ Black. July 4, 2020 Featured clips of PJ Black
Best of Vincent. July 11, 2020 Featured clips of Vincent Marseglia
Best of Hana Kimura. July 18, 2020 Featured clips of Hana Kimura
Best of Jonathan Gresham. July 25, 2020 Featured clips of Jonathan Gresham
Best of Joe Hendry. August 1, 2020 Featured clips of Joe Hendry
Best of Shane Taylor. August 8, 2020 Featured clips of Shane Taylor
Best of Rhett Titus. August 15, 2020 Featured clips of Rhett Titus
Best of The Allüre. August 22, 2020 Featured clips of Mandy Leon & Angelina Love
Best of Tracy Williams. August 29, 2020 Featured clips of Tracy Williams
Best of The Bouncers. September 5, 2020 Featured clips of Brian Milonas & Beer City Bruiser
ROH TV returns with new content: the start of the Pure Championship Tournament September 12, 2020 Featured the first two 1st-round matches: Dalton Castle vs. Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham vs. Wheeler Yuta
Episode title Date Viewers Note
ROH on Destination America June 3, 2015 273,000[13] Premiere Episode of ROH on Destination America

Roster

Main article: List of Ring of Honor personnel

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

Commentators

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Commentators Dates
Mike Hogewood and Dave Prazak[10] 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 Various Guest Commentators April 13, 2013 (2013-04-13) – May 11, 2013 (2013-05-11)
January 28, 2017 (2017-01-28) – February 18, 2017 (2017-02-18)
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)
August 2, 2014 (2014-08-02) – August 16, 2014 (2014-08-16)
October 11, 2014 (2014-10-11)
October 25, 2014 (2014-10-25)
August 15, 2015 (2015-08-15)
October 31, 2015 (2015-10-31)
November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11) – January 9, 2016 (2016-01-09)
February 6, 2016 (2016-02-06) – February 20, 2016 (2016-02-20)
May 28, 2016 (2016-05-28) – September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)
December 3, 2016 (2016-12-03)
December 17, 2016 (2016-12-17)
January 7, 2017 (2017-01-07) – January 21, 2017 (2017-01-21)
Larry Mercer December 28, 2013 (2013-12-28)
June 28, 2014 (2014-06-28)
January 3, 2015 (2015-01-03)
Larry Mercer and Mandy Leon June 21, 2014 (2014-06-21)
December 6, 2014 (2014-12-06)
February 28, 2015 (2015-02-28)
Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino, and Prince Nana August 30, 2014 (2014-08-30)
Kevin Kelly and Caprice Coleman September 13, 2014 (2014-09-13) – September 20, 2014 (2014-09-20)
Kevin Kelly, Nigel McGuinness, and Caprice Coleman October 18, 2014 (2014-10-18)
Kevin Kelly and Truth Martini November 1, 2014 (2014-11-01)
February 21, 2015 (2015-02-21)
Kevin Kelly and Adam Cole April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)
Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino, and Nigel McGuinness June 24, 2015 (2015-06-24)
December 24, 2016 (2016-12-24)
Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino May 18, 2013 (2013-05-18) – July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27)
November 9, 2013 (2013-11-09) – October 4, 2014 (2014-10-04)
November 15, 2014 (2014-11-15) – October 24, 2015 (2015-10-24)
September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19) – November 26, 2016 (2016-11-26)
Kevin Kelly, Nigel McGuinness, and Mark Briscoe November 4, 2015 (2015-11-04)
December 2, 2015 (2015-12-02)
Kevin Kelly and Prince Nana December 23, 2015 (2015-12-23)
Mandy Leon December 30, 2015 (2015-12-30)
Kevin Kelly and Mandy Leon May 14, 2016 (2016-05-14)
Kevin Kelly May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21)
July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02)
December 31, 2016 (2016-12-31)
Kevin Kelly and Mr. Wrestling 3 January 2, 2016 (2016-01-02)
January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16) – May 7, 2016 (2016-05-07)
Ian Riccaboni and Nigel McGuinness June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25)
December 10, 2016 (2016-12-10)
Kevin Kelly and Matt Taven August 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)
Ian Riccaboni and Various Guest Commentators February 25, 2017 (2017-02-25) – March 18, 2017 (2017-03-18)
Ian Riccaboni and Kevin Kelly March 25, 2017 (2017-03-25) – April 15, 2017 (2017-04-15)
Ian Riccaboni and Colt Cabana April 22, 2017 (2017-04-22) – August 11, 2018 (2018-08-11)
November 17, 2018 (2018-11-17) – July 5, 2019 (2019-07-05)
Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero May 20, 2017 (2017-05-20)
Ian Riccaboni and Rico DeLaVega July 22, 2017 (2017-07-22)
August 5, 2017 (2017-08-05)
Ian Riccaboni and Joe Koff July 29, 2017 (2017-07-29)
Ian Riccaboni and BJ Whitmer August 19, 2017 (2017-08-19)
September 16, 2017 (2017-09-16) – September 30, 2017 (2017-09-30)
April 28, 2018 (2018-04-28)
May 12, 2018 (2018-05-12)
October 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)
Ian Riccaboni and Marty Scurll September 9, 2017 (2017-09-09)
Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman May 5, 2018 (2018-05-05)
May 19, 2018 (2018-05-19)
September 15, 2018 (2018-09-15)
October 20, 2018 (2018-10-20) – November 10, 2018 (2018-11-10)
July 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
September 14, 2020 (2020-09-14) – present
Ian Riccaboni, BJ Whitmer, and Caprice Coleman September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01) – September 8, 2018 (2018-09-08)
October 13, 2018 (2018-10-13)
Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana, and Marty Scurll December 1, 2018 (2018-12-01)
Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana, and Caprice Coleman December 8, 2018 (2018-12-08)
January 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)
February 16, 2019 (2019-02-16)
July 19, 2018 (2018-07-19)
Ian Riccaboni December 22, 2018 (2018-12-22) – December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29)
December 21, 2019 (2019-12-21) – December 28, 2019 (2019-12-28)
Ian Riccaboni and Quinn McKay August 2, 2019 (2019-08-02) – February 14, 2020 (2020-02-14)
Quinn McKay February 21, 2020 (2020-02-21) – March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)

Broadcast history

Channel (timeslot) ET Years
HDNet (Sat. 8pm) 2009
HDNet (Mon. 8pm) 2009
HDNet (Mon. 10pm) 2009-2011
Sinclair stations (Weekends) 2011–present
Destination America (Wed. 8pm) 2015
Destination America (Wed. 11pm) 2015
New England Sports Network (Thurs. 2am/2pm) 2015–present
Cox Sports Television (Mon. 11pm and Fri. 11pm) 2018–present
Comet (Wed. 12pm) 2015–2017
Charge (Sun. 10pm) 2017–2018
Charge (Sun. 10:30pm) 2018–2019
FITE TV (Mon. 7pm) 2017–present
Stadium (Wed., Sun. 8pm) 2020–present
Charge (Sun. 10:00pm) 2020-present
Fox Sports Networks (Fri. 12:00am) 2019–present

On February 11, 2010, it was announced that Ring of Honor Wrestling would be airing in Italy on Dahlia TV.[2]

On September 9, 2014, ROH announced that Ring of Honor Wrestling would begin syndication to stations in non-Sinclair markets, with Gannett Company-owned (now Tegna Inc.) WATL in Atlanta becoming the first non-Sinclair station to air the series on September 13, 2014.[14]

On May 27, 2015, ROH announced a 26-week television deal with Destination America, beginning on June 3.[15] The program originally aired twice on Wednesdays; first at 8 pm and then a replay at 11 pm. However, after struggling to gain viewers, Ring of Honor Wrestling lost their prime time slot in late July and was reduced to a single airing at 11 pm. The last episode was shown on November 25, 2015.[16]

On December 2, 2015, reruns of the series began airing nationally on the Sinclair-owned Comet.[17] On July 9, 2017, the show was moved to sister network Charge!.[18] It was also announced that the show would begin streaming on FITE TV.[19][20]

Following Sinclair's purchase of the Fox Sports Networks (which were divested by The Walt Disney Company following its acquisition of key assets from 21st Century Fox), Ring of Honor Wrestling began airing on the newly acquired RSN's in November 2019. This brought ROH TV availability in several large markets where Sinclair lacked an over-the-air station.[21]

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ring of Honor National TV Tapings December 9th & 10th in Louisville". Ring of Honor. August 30, 2010. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.rohwrestling.com/current-tv-episode
  4. ^ a b c d e "ROH News: ROH TV episode listing for entire history of ROH TV on HDNet". Pro Wrestling Torch. December 28, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Caldwell, James (April 5, 2011). "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 April 6, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Caldwell, James (June 14, 2011). "ROH News: Full ROH press conference Friday – start date for new TV show, Internet PPV news & notes (w/Video)". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  7. ^ Caldwell, James (September 24, 2011). "Caldwell's ROH TV report 9/24: ROH Tag Title match headlines debut episode on Sinclair Broadcasting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "HDNet Fights Announces Partnership with Ring of Honor". Ring of Honor. January 26, 2009. Archived from the original on January 13, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  9. ^ Caldwell, James (January 12, 2011). "ROH News: ROH losing weekly TV show on HDNet, ROH producer blogs on the news & ROH's TV future". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 12, 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Caldwell's ROH TV Report 3/21: ROH debuts on HDNet with Jimmy Jacobs vs. Tyler Black". PWTorch. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  11. ^ https://wrestletalk.com/reviews/roh-episode-411-roh-championship-triple-threat/
  12. ^ https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/07/18/ring-of-honor-stream-television-tapings-live-honorclub/
  13. ^ "Ring of Honor Draws 163 thousand viewers in Destination America debut".
  14. ^ SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP ANNOUNCES SYNDICATION DEAL FOR RING OF HONOR WRESTLING Ring of Honor (September 9, 2014)
  15. ^ Caldwell, James (May 27, 2015). "ROH news: ROH announces length of Dest. America TV deal". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  16. ^ Caldwell, James (July 25, 2015). "ROH news: ROH TV bumped from Dest. America's prime time line-up". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  17. ^ "Ring of Honor to air nationally on Comet Starting December 2nd".
  18. ^ "This week ROH is moving from Comet to CHARGE! Back-to-back episodes air Sundays at 10 pm! Find CHARGE! in your area".
  19. ^ http://www.rohwrestling.com/content/ROHTVListings
  20. ^ https://www.fite.tv/live/roh-wrestling/
  21. ^ https://www.ewrestlingnews.com/news/roh-tv-to-begin-airing-on-sinclairs-fox-sports-regional-channels