— ROH sent out the following today…
Legendary…for 645 days and through 29 successful title defenses, that is just one of many words that describes the ROH World Title reign of Samoa Joe.
Unstoppable…that is what Joe proved to be as he barreled through one challenger after another. Homicide, Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles, Paul London, and even CM Punk, not one of them were able to stop the onslaught of the man who elevated the ROH Title first into a World Title and then into the most prestigious championship in professional wrestling today. Samoa Joe was a true one man wrecking crew as he demolished his opponents with a mix of brutality and finesse that will likely never be touched by any another warrior.
This 2-Disc DVD set chronicles the nearly 2-year World Title reign of Samoa Joe from the night he earned his opportunity until his final successful title defense in the final match of the legendary Joe/Punk Trilogy. With 17 complete matches, 16 World Championship bouts, and highlights from the first two Joe/Punk clashes, this compilation stands testament to the importance of Samoa Joe to ROH and to his championship legacy…
1. Samoa Joe vs. Homicide vs. BJ Whitmer vs. EZ Money (#1 Contender’s Trophy Match)…Expect The Unexpected 3/13/03
2. Samoa Joe vs. Xavier…Night of the Champions 3/22/03
3. Samoa Joe vs. Doug Williams…Retribution: Round Robin Challenge II 4/26/03
4. Samoa Joe vs. Paul London…Death Before Dishonor 7/19/03
5. Samoa Joe vs. BJ Whitmer…Wrath of the Racket 8/9/03
6. Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels…Glory By Honor II 9/20/03
7. Samoa Joe vs. Jay Briscoe…Tradition Continues 10/16/03
8. Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles…War of the Wire 11/29/03
9. Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki vs. BJ Whitmer vs. Dan Maff…Second Anniversary Show 2/14/04
10. Samoa Joe vs. Homicide…ROH Reborn Stage 1 4/23/04
11. Samoa Joe vs. Homicide…Generation Next 5/22/04
12. Final 20 minutes of Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk…World Title Classic 6/12/04
13. Samoa Joe vs. Shinya Makabe…New Japan USA 6/26/04
14. Samoa Joe vs. Colt Cabana…Death Before Dishonor II Night 2 7/24/04
15. Samoa Joe vs. Doug Williams…Glory By Honor III 9/11/04
16. Samoa Joe vs. Bryan Danielson…Midnight Express Reunion 10/2/04
17. Samoa Joe vs. Rocky Romero…ROH Gold 10/15/04
18. Final 20 minutes of Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk…Joe vs. Punk II 10/16/04
19. CM Punk sit in from Weekend of Thunder Night 2 11/6/04
20. Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk…All Star Extravaganza II 12/4/04
You can order the DVD set at this link.
— ROH sent out the following today…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
-“Unbreakable” vs. “Machine Gun”
-It’s going down on TV in NYC!
It was announced yesterday (http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/machine-gun-cometh) that, as part of the “Supercard of Honor VII” iPPV event on 4/5, international wrestling superstar “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson is making his return to ROH for the first time since late 2007 to face Roderick Strong.
On the heels of that huge announcement, ROHWrestling.com has also confirmed that Anderson will participate in the “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV Tapings the following day that are taking place in the Grand Ballroom of the Hammerstein. His opponent that afternoon: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin!
“Anderson is an impressive athlete.” said Elgin to ROHWrestling.com, “He has become an absolute beast during his time in Japan. Between his tag title reigns and nearly became the IWGP Heavyweight Champion this year, Karl Anderson is a serious threat to any man in the wrestling ring. Luckily I am not just any man. I have said it before, I will continue to say it, not all men were created equal. Roderick is certainly not my equal, I proved that in Chicago, and I don’t think he is the equal of Anderson either. Me, on the other hand, I know I am Machine Gun’s equal if not his better. It’s no disrespect to what he’s done, it’s just the absolute belief I have to have in myself. I know I will go into this match as the #1 Contender after I beat Jay Lethal at Supercard, I know I will beat Anderson in what I am sure will be a hell of a fight, and I know I will be the ROH World Champion sooner rather than later.”
It’s “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin versus “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson! It’s all part of our ROH TV Taping going down on the afternoon of 4/6 in NYC and, with tickets for “Supercard of Honor VII” all sold out, it’s your only chance to see the absolute best professional wrestling on the planet during the biggest wrestling weekend of the year! Tickets for our April 6th afternoon event are available right here (http://www.rohwrestling.com/product/new-york-ny-april-6th-2013) in the ROH Store!