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2002 marked the birth of something special in professional wrestling, something that took the best wrestlers from across the country, brought them all into one place, and allowed them to compete to the absolute best of their abilities. That something was Ring of Honor and this is a look at the bouts that started it all!
From the epic main event of “The Era of Honor Begins” featuring Low Ki, Bryan Danielson, and Christopher Daniels through Xavier vs. Paul London at “Final Battle 2002, that first year of ROH was only a sign of the amazing decade that was to come. Be it Samoa Joe or Homicide, Jay & Mark Briscoe or Spanky, the talent that helped establish Ring of Honor in its infancy still stands as some of the best wrestlers to ever enter the ring and these are the matches that established them as such.
This 2-Disc collection contains 17 matches, many unavailable for several years, showcasing the genesis of Ring of Honor; welcome to “Year One”…
1. Low Ki vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Bryan Danielson…The Era of Honor Begins 2/23/02
2. Low Ki vs. Bryan Danielson…Round Robin Challenge 3/30/02
3. Low Ki vs. AJ Styles…A Night of Appreciation 4/27/02
4. Eddie Guerrero & The Amazing Red vs. The SAT…A Night of Appreciation 4/27/02
5. Low Ki vs. The Amazing Red…Road to the Title 6/22/02
6. Christopher Daniels vs. Low Ki vs. Spanky vs. Doug Williams (ROH Title/60 Minute Iron Man Match)…Crowning A Champion 7/27/02
7. Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe…Honor Invades Boston 8/24/02
8. Low Ki vs. Xavier (ROH Title Match)…Unscripted 9/21/02
9. Paul London vs. Michael Shane (Steet Fight)…Unscripted 9/21/02
10. Bryan Danielson & Michael Modest vs. Christopher Daniels & Donovan Morgan (ROH Tag Team Title Tournament Finals)…Unscripted 9/21/02
11. Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki…Glory By Honor 10/5/02
12. Bryan Danielson vs. AJ Styles (#1 Contender’s Trophy Match)…All Star Extravaganza 11/9/02
13. Low Ki & Steve Corino vs. Shinjiro Ohtani & Masato Tanaka…All Star Extravaganza 11/9/02
14. The SAT, Amazing Red & Divine Storm vs. Special K of Joey Matthews, Deranged, Sim J, Izzy & Angeldust (Scramble Match)…Scramble Madness 11/16/02
15. Xavier vs. AJ Styles (ROH Title Match)…Night of the Butcher 12/7/02
16. Bryan Danielson vs. Paul London (#1 Contenders Trophy Match)…Night of the Butcher 12/7/02
17. Xavier vs. Paul London (ROH Title Match)…Final Battle 2002 12/28/02
Wrestleview’s Jason Namako sent this in.
The first match has been announced for Ring of Honor’s “Best in the World 2012” Internet PPV on June 24th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City as “The Belfast Bruiser” Fit Finlay will take on “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin.