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ROH classics: CM Punk vs Raven, Briscoes spotlight, more!

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To ease your quarantine sorrows, ROH has been posting classic matches daily on their YouTube channel as part of a Month of Honor gimmick. The talent involved are top names, such as CM Punk, Raven, Great Muta, Kenny Omega, Young Bucks, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Adam Cole. Let’s run down some of the more notable offerings.

We’ll start with a wild dog collar match between CM Punk and Raven (here) at ROH Death Before Dishonor 2003.

Given the limitations of a dog collar stipulation, it is one of the more enjoyable versions that I’ve seen. Punk was opened up early with blood as Raven pummeled him from pillar to post. Punk got back in the game with a reverse Irish whip into a table. It was then Punk’s turn to beat Raven up around the arena. The match escalated from there. The finish broke down with a spot from Colt Cabana and Sandman. I won’t spoil the end, so I’ll just say that it is something ECW fans will enjoy.

Other big bouts with top talent that are free on YouTube include:

  • Great Muta & Arashi vs Christopher Daniels & Dan Maff - Final Battle 2003 (here)
  • Kenny Omega vs Austin Aries - ROH Buffalo Stampede 2010 (here)
  • Young Bucks vs Kevin Steen & El Generico - ROH Contention 2009 (here)
  • Jay Briscoe vs Bryan Danielson - Final Battle 2003 (here)
  • Brodie Lee & Jimmy Jacobs vs Tyler Black & Necro Butcher - Age of the Fall (here)
  • CM Punk vs AJ Styles - ROH 2nd Anniversary (here)
  • Adam Cole vs Matt Taven - ROH 11th Anniversary (here)
  • Kenny Omega vs Brian Danielson vs Tyler Black - ROH Bound By Hate 2008 (here)
  • Tyler Black vs Kevin Steen - Salvation 2010 (here)

ROH is out of fresh footage for their ROH Wrestling TV show due to the cancellation of events from the coronavirus pandemic, so they transitioned into spotlighting superstar talent.

The first one featured the Briscoes with a grudge match against Kevin Steen & El Generico from 2007 and a singles bout between Mark and Jay from 2013. Fans of Dem Boys should enjoy this episode. It is available for free on Fite TV (here).

There were also interviews with the Briscoes about their childhood. One humorous story was Jay explaining how he broke Mark’s nose with a chair. Their dad saw what happened then shouted for Mark to break Jay’s nose.

ROH has special episodes dedicated to Jay Lethal (here), PCO (here), and Matt Taven (here) as well.

If you’re yearning for more ROH content, they are currently offering a sale for DVDs. Buy 1 get 2 free.

Which matches will you be checking out?