Re: ROH World Championship respect level.
A title can never lose respect/prestige. Look at WCW/WWE World Heavyweight title and yes I consider it to be the same. Hell, even WWE consider it the same linege, remember all those HHH Evolution promos? But to get back on point, that title went through hell and back, David Arquette,Russo,finger poke of doom but it will always be the "BIG GOLD BELT". Its the title every pro wrestler wants to have,more so than the WWE title.
In regards to ROH, if you are the ROH World Champion you are the king of the Indies. It always been that way. You know you are the top dog on the indy scene. And I know hardcore old ROH fans would say it meant more but NO in the real world it always meant you are the king of the indies. That will never change.
Look at the NWA World title, that been through hell too. But guess what, ask any wrestler in the business do they want to be the NWA heavyweight champion and they would say hell yeah.The Cabana/Adam Pearce thing that happen last year was all politics with the whole new owners thing, it had nothing to do with the title itself. It wasn't that long ago that TNA use the title to build its promotion.
Titles never lose prestige,however promotions and wrestlers do. Just because ROH is not entertaining like it used to be don't mean the title will lose prestige or respect.
Just look at the Stanley Cup. Even when the NHL popularity at an all time low, the Stanley Cup importance level in sports never drop.
Last edited by USAUSA1; 01-20-2013 at 11:25 AM.