It’s been quite a while since Ring of Honor came out with a Best Of compilation that wasn’t included as a DVD extra. Recently, you had an eight-match compilation of The American Wolves as a bonus disc with the release of Champions Vs. All-Stars. Prior to that, they’ve had Best Ofs for CM Punk, “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan in WWE), Homicide, Samoa Joe, etc. The promotion even released four compilation DVDs that were distributed by Koch Entertainment in stores like FYE and Barnes & Noble, and can be found online at Amazon.com.
The release of Davey Richards: The American Wolf now is a smart move in that Ring of Honor will be able to market it on the Sinclair Broadcasting networks when ROH TV begins televising the weekend of September 24th. People who tune in to the promotion and see or hear the DVD being plugged either before or after Davey Richards wrestles may be inclined to visit ROHwrestling.com and see what it’s all about.
Here’s a description:
“The American Wolf” Davey Richards has come to define what Ring of Honor Wrestling is all about. With his hard-hitting strikes, unparalleled submission grappling, and warrior’s ferocity, Richards has grown into a complete athelete in the years since his debut in ROH. Witness the evolution of “The American Wolf” from his first battle inside the ROH ring in 2006, his battles against the likes of Bryan Danielson, Roderick Strong, KENTA, & more, plus Richards’ epic clashes for the ROH World Title against Austin Aries & Tyler Black. Davey Richards is heart, Davey Richards is dedication, Davey Richards is “The American Wolf”….
1. Davey Richards vs. Jimmy Rave…Destiny 6/3/06 (ROH debut)
2. Davey Richards vs. Jack Evans…Glory By Honor V Night 2…9/16/06
3. Davey Richards vs. Naomichi Marufuji…Final Battle 2007…12/30/07
4. Davey Richards & Rocky Romero vs. Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries (Final Fall- World Tag Team Title Ultimate Endurance)…Without Remorse 1/26/08
5. Davey Richards vs. Kota Ibushi…Bedlam In Beantown 4/11/08
6. Davey Richards vs. KENTA…Supercard of Honor IV 4/3/09
7. Davey Richards vs. Kevin Steen (Anything Goes Match)…Never Say Die 5/8/09
8. Davey Richards & Chris Hero vs. Kevin Steen & Lance Storm…Death Before Dishonor VII Night 1 7/24/09
9. Davey Richards vs. Claudio Castagnoli…Final Countdown Tour: Dayton 9/18/09
10. Davey Richards vs. Bryan Danielson…Final Countdown Tour: Boston 9/25/09
11. Davey Richards vs. Austin Aries…Aries Vs. Richards…11/13/09
12. Davey Richards vs. El Generico…8th Anniversary Show…2/13/10
13. Davey Richards vs. Kenny Omega…Epic Encounter III 3/20/10
14. Davey Richards vs. Kenny King…The Big Bang! 4/3/10
15. Davey Richards vs. Roderick Strong…Bitter Friends, Stiffer Enemies 2 4/24/10
16. Davey Richards vs. Tyler Black…Death Before Dishonor VIII 6/19/10
Scanning over the list, this is going to be one hell of a release. Not only does it include one of Bryan Danielson’s last appearances in the Ring of Honor Wrestling promotion, but it also includes one of 2010’s best matches with Richards taking on Tyler Black at Death Before Dishonor VIII. Also special to this compilation is the Richards/Aries match from Aries Vs. Richards. It’s a match that has been overrated by some and underrated by others. But more than that the DVD title has been out of print for quite some time. And if you don’t want to go to the expense of tracking it down on Ebay, this is the best alternative.
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