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An Honorable Mention Podcast, the only Ring of Honor Podcast with a host who worked on the insides of ROH.  Styled in the vein of Something to Wrestle, long time fan & insider Jeff Schwartz & Shane Hagadorn former ROH employee, manager, & wrestler bring An Honorable Mention... to you via itunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Hipcast, iHeartRadio, Google Play, & more every Tuesday at 11AM Eastern.  Want to know why things happened the way they did hear it from people who helped shape the shows by working for the company and socializing with the talent.

 

Complete Archive Links Below:

https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/H0G8Jb

https://t.co/efznI87mIC

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/an-honorable-mention-with-shane-hagadorn-jeff-schwartz/id1348324250?mt=2

 

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On 7/3 we drop Do or Die 2 & 3 with our directors cut style comedy.  
 

Y'all got us to 100 followers on Twitter so...here's the "Do or Die II & III" commentary track courtesy of Jeff & Shane!  It's the first time around for guys like Roderick Strong, Austin Aries, Super Dragon, B-Boy, Matt Sydal, and Delirious. It features some Jay Lethal as Hydro, some Dunn & Marcos action, A BLIND GUY, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, The Mayor Of AHM himself, SAL RINAURO AKA MELLOW!
 
Join us as we screw around, have some fun, and try our best to entertain you for this 4th of July holiday week!  Hopefully this one is a "DO" like the future World Champs on the show and not a "DIE" like Gabe Roach or Brian Gamble!
 
P.S. We recorded this a few weeks ago so...<VISUALLY INSERT THAT SHRUG EMOJI HERE, YOU KNOW WHICH ONE WE MEAN>
 
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Do or Die II & III 
Elizabeth, NJ 3/13/04
1. Mellow vs. Jerrelle Clark 
2. Jared Steel & Todd Sexton vs. The Solution 
3. Rainman vs. Caprice Coleman 
4. Allison Danger vs. April Hunter 
5. Brad Bradley vs. Jimmy Jacobs
6. Hydro vs. Roderick Strong 
7. Austin Aries vs. Danny Daniels 
8. Super Dragon vs. Excalibur 
9. Outcast Killaz vs. Caprice Coleman & Rainman vs. Don Juan & Fast Eddie vs. Dunn & Marcos 
 
Do or Die 3 
Elizabeth, NJ 7/17/04
1. Outcast Killaz vs. Mike Foxx & Gabe Roach 
2. Daizee Haze vs. Allison Danger 
3. Angel Dust vs. Tony Kozina 
4. Dunn & Marcos vs. Don Juan & Jared Steel 
5. Rainman vs. Shawn Daivari 
6. Colt Cabana vs. The Christopher Street Connection 
7. Colt Cabana vs. Caprice Coleman 
8. Matt Sydal vs. Delirious 
9. Joshua Masters vs. Brian Gamble 
10. Josh Daniels vs. B-Boy

 

 

 

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We'll also be adding youtube content this week by searching an honorable mention you can find an additional slide show version of episode 7 or a tour of Jeff's DVD room featuring all sorts of incredible hard to find items in the biggest collection in the United States outside of WWE.  Head over to our show twitter and vote, be sure to hit us with a follow while you're there!

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8 hours ago, BigBadMick said:

I’m listening to the first of the Danielson’s 2006 episodes. Really enjoyable so far. Great detail on the matches. 

Thanks Mick!  I promise we sound way better in future episodes sound wise.  Same great inside info!

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A Night of Hoopla is live on all your podcast providers!

 

It was possibly The Strangest Night In Ring Of Honor History, and it took place nearly 5 years ago to the day. It was July 11th of 2013 and the venue was 115 Bourbon Street, far from the usual Chicago Ridge, IL haunt for ROH. The Devil appeared, pants were missing, Davey Richards humped a turnbuckle like he was Mini-Me....yeah it was that kind of event.

Join Jeff, Shane, and a special surprise as they took a look (complete with on-going commentary) at a very unique night in the history of the "pound-for-pound greatest professional WRESTLING company on the planet"
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- Non-Title Match: World TV Champion Matt Taven vs. Adam Cole vs. Eddie Edwards
- Jay Lethal vs. Delirious (Special Referee: Maria Kanellis)
- LumberJIll Match: Davey Richards vs. Silas Young
- World Tag Title Match: reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) (c) vs. Cheeseburger & Roderick Strong 
- Intergender 6-Man Tag Match: BJ Whitmer, Michael Elgin & MsChif vs. Adrenaline RUSH (ACH & Tadarius Thomas) & Athena

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Listened to the first show and added the pod to the rotation. I appreciate using something like Something to Wrestle as some inspiration but adding your own flavor and having less disputes and arguments just to create controversy. Hagadorn is a great co host and adds good insight such as his point about Danielson being so gifted, perhaps he couldn't really relate that to training in the ROH Dojo. I am going to catch up on the archive. 

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6 hours ago, soup23 said:

Listened to the first show and added the pod to the rotation. I appreciate using something like Something to Wrestle as some inspiration but adding your own flavor and having less disputes and arguments just to create controversy. Hagadorn is a great co host and adds good insight such as his point about Danielson being so gifted, perhaps he couldn't really relate that to training in the ROH Dojo. I am going to catch up on the archive. 

Thanks Soup!  Shane’s insight is great and his ability to not worry about repercussions helps out the show so much.  I promise the audio gets better, the show quality gets better and the shows get shorter as you keep listening.  We’ve got a good grove going.  

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Back on July 25th of 2008, Ring of Honor crossed into the Great White North for the first time and presented "Northern Navigation" at The Ted Reeve Arena. It proved to be an event that showcased the best ROH has to offer with the likes of Bryan Danielson, Chris Hero, Tyler Black, and Nigel McGuinness competing as well as showcasing the ROH debut of a man whose reputation has become legendary: Kenny Omega. It proved to be a top-shelf event that the fans were there for every step of the way, and began a relationship with Ted Reeve that continues to this day.

NOW July 24th, on the other hand, is legendary within a much smaller circle for the events that took place when the CRW (consisting of Hagadorn, Rhett Titus, Ernie Osiris, Mitch Franklin, Kyle Durden, and Guiseppe DiLorento) explored Toronto for the very first time. 

Both stories are told, the latter as much as can be, when Jeff & Shane sit down and chat "Northern Navigation" on this edition of AN HONORABLE MENTION!!


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ROH Northern Navigation
07/25/2008
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ted Reeve Arena

1. Chris Hero (w/ Sweet & Sour Inc) vs. Ruckus 
2. Delirious vs. Kenny Omega 
3. Sara Del Rey (w/ Sweet & Sour Inc) vs. Jennifer Blake 
4. Non-Title Match: Go Shiozaki (w/ Sweet & Sour Inc) vs. FIP Heavyweight Champion Erick Stevens 
5. Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli 
6. Naomichi Marufuji vs. Roderick Strong 
7. ROH World Title Match: World Champion Nigel McGuinness defends vs. Kevin Steen 
8. Non-Title/No DQ Match: World Tag Team Champions The Age Of The Fall (Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black) vs. Jay Briscoe & Austin Aries

Plus an appearance by Lance Storm

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@anhonorablepod 250 followers = a bonus show with a special guest!

 

24 hours after "Northern Navigation", Ring of Honor crossed the Ambassador Bridge and headed for the Fairgrounds in Detroit to tape another in a series of Pay Per View events. No pre-game shenanigans ensued this time; rather, all the chaos was reserved for the event itself with plenty of unscheduled activity, an appearance by Lance Storm that would set the table for events an entire year later, and a ring that couldn't withstand the pressure of it all!

Join Jeff & Shane as they travel in their wayback machine to July 26, 2008 and delve into "New Horizons" for your listening pleasures!!!

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New Horizons PPV
Taped: July 26, 2008
Aired: September 26, 2008
Detroit, MI

Dark Match: Ernie Osiris, Kyle Durden, and Alex Payne vs. Rocky Fontaine, Ninja White, and Ninja Yellow
Dark Match: D-Ray 3000 vs. Shane Hollister

- Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. Silas Young and Mitch Franklin
- Four Corner Survival: Erick Stevens vs. Ruckus vs. Delirious vs. Shane Hagadorn
- No DQ Match: Necro Butcher vs. Kevin Steen
- Chris Hero & Go Shiozaki (w/ Larry Sweeney) vs. Roderick Strong & Naomichi Marufuji
- World Title Match: World Champion Nigel McGuinness vs. Claudio Castagnoli
- Bryan Danielson vs. World Tag Team Champion Tyler Black

BONUS CONTENT:
- Silas Young vs. Kenny Omega
- #1 Contender's Honor Rumble

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9 hours ago, AnHonorableMention said:

Side announcement: Bonus show upcoming, exposing Gabe's book of ROH secrets and what was & was not in fact complete bull shit during this DVD.  This will be coming your way very soon.

Awesome, love to hear this one. Great shows you guys keep it up.

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Listened to Northern Navigation and New Horizons shows. Appreciated insight to dealing with international merchandise sales and what not. I was out on watching ROH at this point but the Northern Navigation show in particular seems really strong.  

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2 minutes ago, soup23 said:

Listened to Northern Navigation and New Horizons shows. Appreciated insight to dealing with international merchandise sales and what not. I was out on watching ROH at this point but the Northern Navigation show in particular seems really strong.  

 

Northern Nav held up so great a decade later.  Highly recommend you go back and seek it out 

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This week we explore Tag Title Classic II: https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/H0G8Jb

@anhonorablepod (follower 250 will be the man or woman to earn not only a bonus show with a special guest but also gets to pick an October show!

 

On the eve of "Final Battle 2010", Ring of Honor returned to Plymouth, MA for an event that would later be dubbed "Tag Title Classic II". The night was headlined by the collision of ROH's two premier teams, Kings of Wrestling & American Wolves; both whom, just a few months prior, were managed by our own Shane Hagadorn. It was intended to also serve as The Final Hunt for Davey & Eddie but, well, you know....

At the request of the guys from The Super Tuesday Thriller Podcast (https://soundcloud.com/sttc2k18), Shane and Jeff jump feet first into this one to discuss the failures of the Trial Series, sing the praises of several competitors on this card, and...of course...eating dicks.

Yeah, you read that right...

All Aboard the AHM Express as we travel back to 2010 and head to Plymouth for Tag Title Classic II!

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Tag Title Classic II
December 17, 2010
Plymouth, MA

- Adam Cole vs. "The Pretty Boy Pitbull" Kenny King
- "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett (w/ Brutal Bob Evans) vs. Colt Cabana
- Trial Series Match #5 (Non-Title) World TV Champion Christopher Daniels defeats Andy Ridge
- Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe vs. Kevin Steen & Steve Corino
- Four Corner Survival Match: El Generico vs. Grizzly Redwood vs. Rhett Titus vs. Ricky Reyes
- TJ Perkins vs. Kyle O'Reilly
- Non-Title Match: ROH World Champion Roderick Strong vs. Sonjay Dutt
- World Tag Team Title Match: The Kings Of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) (w/ Shane Hagadorn & Sara Del Rey) (c) vs. The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards)

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6 hours ago, soup23 said:

Hero episode was really good. Cool insight on Misawa giving Hero the loaded knockout elbow pad. Moving onto the Samoa Joe show. 

Thanks Soup!  We move on to a lot more compact episodes that sound professional so stick with us!  Thanks for listening!

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So I'm posting this now because it applies to our bonus episode covering Gabe's Secrets of the Ring interview he did 5 weeks after ROH unjustly fired him as booker in 2008.  He mentions this angle but fails to mention the one man who pitched it to him.... Me.

The Prince Who Scammed Me.docx

 

For the convenience of those, authentically it's a Word Perfect document, I'd assume nobody has that in 2018, so I made it a Microsoft Word Document.  The technology on my old college laptop was Word Perfect and I have all my assignments and pitches saved.  Found them tonight.  Will share more when applicable.  

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Who would've known that 15 years ago, in the city of Dayton Ohio, the Montgomery County Fairgrounds would prove to be a life-changing location for our own Shane Hagadorn.

See August 9, 2003 was the date of Ring of Honor's "Wrath of the Racket" event, their first venture outside of the Northeast, and Hagadorn's first (and only) event sitting in the crowd as a fan.

This episode is the chat about his recollections as a fan, less review and more impact, and comparing those memories to the reality of our hosts watching the event back in 2018.

It's AJ Styles and Chris Daniels and Chris Sabin and Jimmy Jacobs and many more in the infancy of their ROH careers (or careers in general in some cases), and it's ROH in it's own infancy as well.  

Join Jeff & Shane as they explore the past of ROH in the days before either man had their glimpses behind the curtain!

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Wrath of the Racket
August 9, 2003
Dayton, OH
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

- Scramble Match: Special K (Deranged & Hydro) vs. Don Juan & Fast Eddie vs. The Carnage Crew (Masada & Loc) vs. The SAT (Joel & Jose Maximo)
- HWA Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership Match
Nigel McGuinness vs. Chet Jablonski (w/Brock Guffman) 
- Homicide (w/Julies Smokes) vs. Chris Sabin
- The Second City Saints (Ace Steel & Colt Cabana) vs. Alex Shelley & Jimmy Jacobs
- Matt Stryker vs. Justin Credible
- Four Corner Survival: Michael Shane vs. Hotstuff Hernandez vs. Scoot Andrews vs. Slyk Wagner Brown (w/April Hunter)
- Invitation To Field Of Honor Match: Jimmy Rave vs. Slim J
- ROH World Title Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. BJ Whitmer
- ROH Tag Team Title Match: AJ Styles & Homicide (w/Julius Smokes) (c) vs. The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels & Dan Maff) (w/Allison Danger & Jim Cornette)

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