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The knee injury that put Matt Taven on the shelf for most of 2016 led to contemplation and renewed motivation. During this period the 32-year-old wondered if how long he’d be out, as well as what he’d do when he returned. One doctor told Taven it might take two years until he made it back into the ring. Through drive the Ring of Honor performer returned by the fall of last year. “I was pretty determined to get back as soon as possible,” he said. “Ring of Honor, I was under contract, and they took care of me the whole […]
Shane Taylor will never forget the day he received his Ring of Honor contract. Seeing the paperwork firsthand was a surreal experience for the pro wrestler who worked the better part of 10 years for this opportunity and platform. “I literally sat at my computer for about a half hour not doing anything but holding the contract in my hand,” Taylor said, going back to almost a year ago. “I know it sounds super cheesy, but it really was one of those moments. It was a dream come true. To do all this work and be able to say, ‘Hey, […]
Paul “Triple H” Levesque has envisioned bringing back the iconic WarGames for some time. And come Saturday the vision becomes reality as the “The Match Beyond” makes its big return at NXT TakeOver live on WWE Network. The event kicks off four events in Houston at the Toyota Center with Survivor Series following up Sunday, and Raw and SmackDown broadcasting Monday and Tuesday. “Coming off a massive hurricane, flooding, just natural disaster of epic proportions. We made the decision to stay in the market and continue forward as that was kind of all happening,” Levesque said during a media conference […]
When Ring of Honor emerging star Josh Woods was released from WWE, he was devastated The days that followed were rough for the collegiate amateur turned pro. However, there came a point where he came to the realization that he was down but not out. Woods was determined to follow through on his career aspirations. “I grew up always wanting to be the best,” he said. “I had already put the time in there, so it didn’t make sense for me to quit after I invested so much of my own time. I talked to Sami Callihan, who is a […]
Colt Cabana is a true Renaissance man of pro wrestling. The proud Chicagoan has brought his almost 20 years of experience and signature wit to the broadcast table for Ring of Honor. Together with Ian Riccaboni, the two have become a strong commentary team. Along with this role, the 37-year-old Cabana continues to work regularly in the ring, podcast, take the stage for stand up, fill merchandise orders, and oh by the way, co-author a new children’s book “Wrestling Dreams.” The consummate entrepreneur took time out of his hectic schedule for an interview ahead of ROH’s upcoming live event in […]
WWE plans to pull out all the stops for its 25th Anniversary of Raw show January 22 live on USA Network. The company officially announced the historic event will emanate from the Barclays Center and Manhattan Center in New York City. The later venue was actually the site of the first episode of Raw. And WWE will feature special appearances from some of the legends who were there in 1993 and helped put the program on the map including The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash. Not only will the superstars of the red brand be on hand for the […]