ROH World Champion Roderick Strong has now successfully defended his title on five separate occasions against five different opponents: Christopher Daniels, Davey Richards, Jay Briscoe, El Generico, and Homicide. While he has retained the title each time, he has gotten increasingly desperate with each defense. The “9th Anniversary Show”, which saw the interference of both Truth Martini & Michael Elgin and was contested with essentially no rules, served as a great example of what lengths Strong will go to in order to maintain his hold on the title he fought so hard, and for so long, to finally win.
3 March 2011
Ring of Honor heads to Atlanta, GA on Friday April 1st & Saturday April 2nd for a pair of live shows dubbed “Honor Takes Center Stage”! These two events will showcase the best pound-for-pound wrestling action in the world, the type of action you have come to expect from ROH, and BOTH events will also be available on iPPV courtesy of GoFightLive.TV!.
4 March 2011
Both Christopher Daniels and Davey Richards agreed in principal to battle in Pure Rules Bout based off their mutual respect for one another, as well as their respect for the sport of pro wrestling, and now ROH management have made the bout official for March 19, 2011 at “Manhattan Mayhem IV”!
19 March 2011
At Manhattan Mayhem IV, Eddie Edwards beat Roderick Strong to become the new ROH World Champion, Eddie Edwards will defend the ROH World Championship against Christopher Daniels on Night One of Honor Takes Center Stage.
Allen Lloyd Jones (born June 2, 1978 in Gainesville, Georgia) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, AJ Styles. A mainstay in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he's competed during their inseption, Styles was a major influence in Ring of Honor during their first two years. Forced to leave ROH in the wake of the Rob Feinstein controversy in 2004, Styles returned sixteen months later in the summer of 2005, wrestling for ROH for one more year before leaving in 2006.
AJ Styles was initially trained by Rick Michaels of NWA Wildside, and made his professional wrestling debut on February 15, 1999. Styles would compete for NWA Wildside for two years, before being signed by World Championship Wrestling. His time in WCW would be short lived as WCW was bought by the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001, and Styles, along with several other wrestlers, was released from his contract. Styles would return to NWA Wildside, where he would compete until 2005.
Set to compete for the number one contendership for the titles at the following show, London was unable to attend after having emergency sinus surgery the day before. Instead, Styles competed by himself and defeated The Backseat Boyz, The SAT and The Carnage Crew to receive a title shot. He chose The Amazing Red as his partner, and the two defeated The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels and Xavier) for the championship in the show’s main event. When London returned, he was upset when Styles chose to remain a team with Red instead of forming one with him. The two wrestled against each other at Night of the Grudges, with the match ending in a draw. Styles and Red, as the ROH Tag Team Champions, defeated the Briscoe Brothers on three separate occasions. However, the duo were not so lucky against The Prophecy. At Wrath of the Racket, Jim Cornette made his first appearance in ROH and aligned himself with Christopher Daniels and Dan Maff. (more...)