Some notes from last night’s Ring of Honor Glory by Honor IX event:
* Roderick Strong defeated Tyler Black to become the new ROH World Champion. This was Black’s final night with ROH as he will now go full-time in WWE’s Florida Championship Wrestling developmental territory.
* Homicide, who was recently cut by TNA, made his return to Ring of Honor last night confronting the new champion Roderick Strong to end the live iPPV event on Gofightlive.tv.
* Speaking of the live iPPV event, there were a series of glitches throughout the night including the stream dying and coming back. ROH production guru David Lagana added on Twitter, “IPPV over. It took bubble gum and a clothespin but everything came off great. Call us a group of independent misfits but we pulled if off. Last night was a roller coaster ride like I have never had in my career.”
* It was formally announced in both a video package and by Jim Cornette live in the Manhattan Center that Davey Richards would not be retiring and will be signing a new deal with Ring of Honor at the beginning of 2011. Richards had stated in the wrestling media earlier this year that he planned to completely retire from pro wrestling at the end of 2010. He is currently on a tour with New Japan Pro Wrestling and was unable to appear at last night’s event.
* If you missed it last night, we provided live coverage of ROH’s Glory by Honor IX event as it was broadcast on iPPV through Gofightlive. Our full report can be viewed at this link.
* Jose Marrero, who attended the show live, has a report at this link.
* Now available for downloading and streaming in our VIP area is a special ROH iPPV post-show hosted by myself, David Stephens and “Mr. V” Anthony Valvo. We had a lot of fun breaking down the show and were also joined by CJ Bowman who attended the show live.
* Wrestleview.com intends to continue live coverage of all ROH iPPV events going forward. The next iPPV event, Final Battle, will take place on December 18th.