Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2006
Re: Ring Of Truth or: ROH 2013
Notes:The Era of Truth Begins - Night 1
- Truth Martini is now officially the ROH Executive Producer, the highest non-Sinclair Broadcast Group position in the company. As Jim Cornette played an important role in SBG's acquisition of ROH, and due to a lack of faith in Martini, as well as disappointment with the running of the promotion since the purchase, SBG officials have opted to to discontinue their investment. There will be no more television, but house shows and iPPVs will continue. ROH is now its own entity and The House of Truth is now responsible for its finances.
- In a highly controversial move, Truth Martini has renamed the company "Ring Of Truth Wrestling" or simply "ROT". It was not clear whether or not this move is permanent. Needless to say, the vast majority of fans and roster members are upset.
- Former Executive Producer Jim Cornette and former ROH World Champion Kevin Steen have both been released. SCUM members and former ROH World Tag Team Champions Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs currently remain on the roster. Delirious remains in his role as matchmaker, but it's not known if he'll continue to have the same authority as before.
- Jay Lethal remains suspended until further notice.
- Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team, Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin, were quietly released Christmas morning. Truth was quoted as saying it stemmed from "one too many losses", despite their defeat by Irish Airborne being the only recent loss. It's rumoured that Truth believes their wreckless behaviour is just as much a liability as Steen's was, though that doesn't explain why Corino & Jacobs are still around.
- "Ring Of Truth" will now go back to ROH's format pre-SBG/post-HDNet, with a heavy reliance on house shows and an iPPV schedule of one broadcast every 2-3 months. There will be roughly 2 house show doubleshots each month. The next iPPV is "11th Anniversary Show".
Proving Ground Match
ROT World Champion Roderick Strong vs. Jay Briscoe
"American Wolf" Davey Richards vs. "No Fear" Mike Mondo
- "The Nightmare Begins", draw. "Killer Instinct", Mondo.
ROH World TV Championship
Adam Cole defends vs. "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett with Maria Kanellis
"The Man Beast" Rhino vs. Tadarius Thomas
writer's note - any matches not announced will either be announced on the show, or are irrelevant to any storylines