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    Posted: 11/February/2018 at 10:34
Quote Former WWE Superstar Emma made her official Ring Of Honor (ROH) debut at the ROH: Honor Reigns Supreme event on Friday evening, and was announced as the final participant in the Women Of Honor Tournament to crown the first-ever ROH Woman Of Honor Champion.

ROH brought in the former WWE Superstar under her real name, Tenille Dashwood.

Check out videos and social media coverage of Tenille "Emma" Dashwood's ROH debut at last night's ROH: Honor Reigns Supreme below.

WHOA! @TenilleDashwood is entering the #WOHTournament!

https://t.co/96X1MSTdN9 pic.twitter.com/gLD1B6HQr5

— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) February 10, 2018

The #WOHTournament is all about @TenilleDashwood. #HonorReignsSupreme

https://t.co/96X1MSTdN9 pic.twitter.com/XbhoLw5c9d

— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) February 10, 2018

You heard it here first! @TenilleDashwood is the 16th competitor in the @Women_of_Honor Championship Tournament! Watch tag team action with her and @MandyLeonxo taking on @StacyShadows and @RealKellyKlein for FREE! We are Live streaming all night at https://t.co/e02BrMhaRF! pic.twitter.com/HQHiMquty3

— Women of Honor (@Women_of_Honor) February 10, 2018

Here's the updated #WOHTournament bracket with @TenilleDashwood entering the field as the 16 competitor. #HonorReignsSupreme pic.twitter.com/Kts0hWqGaj

— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) February 10, 2018

 
Great signing for them. Some instant prestige for their women tournament.
 
Because of how highly rated she is, it will bring their whole company much more publicity.
 
Going to watch her match later as I have the Fite app and it's around the 1 hr 52 min mark.
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This couldn't have come at a better time. A new legit women's division, and the company is gathering themselves some major momentum, further cementing themselves as the #2 wrestling promotion in the United States, and #3 worldwide.

Even better, this means now I get to laugh. When she got her marching orders from WWE, everyone said there wouldn't be anyone willing to book her and that she was asking for too much. Incredible to see people be wronged once again.
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She was asking too much; she changed her rates to up her bookings. Nobody was willing to book her at the rates she was demanding.

I'd also call them the number #3 women's promotion in America to be honest. WWE have only just overtaken TNA in that regard. It's a weird misnomer that Impact, previously named after Tits n Ass, have actually produced a lot of talent in that area.
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Ring of honor has been better than Impact from the very beginning, in so much that TNA was one company and Impact was a different promotion.

If it helps, think of TNA as Squirtle, and Impact Wrestling as Wartortle, or Blastoise. Impact evolved from TNA, but TNA is dead and gone.

RoH has improved quite a bit from the shithole it was 10 years ago when it was run by a pedophile. They still feature mostly vanilla midgets, but they have personality they lacked back in the day. They've been working on the sports entertainment side of things, hence characters like Cody Rhodes and Jay Lethal, their relationship with NJPW, and through them the Bullet Club.

Even beyond that RoH is actually on TV channels people use. In fact, if it were not for its haphazard schedule on TV RoH would actually have one up on WWE because RoH is on BASIC cable. I could watch RoH through an antenna for free. My wife turned on the TV yesterday and Ring of Honor was on TV on CBS. WWE doesn't even have that. Now maybe that is the tiniest of tiny victories, but it is still a noteworthy achievement compared to Impact, which isn't even on most cable packages. I couldn't tell you one person who wrestles for Impact anymore without looking it up in our forums here.

Impact Wrestling/TNA and RoH may have been #2 and #3 respectively 10 years ago, but 8 years of steady and sometimes horrific decline for TNA has taken its toll, and while TNA has gone down hill RoH has gotten better and better. RoH now is a very healthy if small company and putting out a product almost as good as TNA used to 10 years ago. Impact on the other hand... Not so much. It may have cured itself of the cancer that was Dixie Carter, and somehow came out the other side alive, but it is still very unstable and weak, and susceptible to death by any number of other complications ATM.

The former Emma is a great signing for RoH and she ought to have a platform now where she can evolve as a character and do for herself what so many others used to be able to do in TNA. I just wonder what kind of mic time she will get.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Colohue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/February/2018 at 18:24
Fair point on the company name change.

On basic cable, I'm from the UK so I'm not sure how the packages are built. If WWE does move to Fox as is expected, will that make it more accessible and, if so, directly competitive with ROH during their largest period of growth in some time?
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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:



RoH has improved quite a bit from the shithole it was 10 years ago when it was run by a pedophile. They still feature mostly vanilla midgets, but they have personality they lacked back in the day. They've been working on the sports entertainment side of things, hence characters like Cody Rhodes and Jay Lethal, their relationship with NJPW, and through them the Bullet Club.



Majorly disagree here, it's been indoctrinated in their fanbase that vanilla midgets are 'real wrestlers' and anyone showing even the slightest bit of personality is sports entertainment which they detest. I don't know why as a viewer you wouldn't want to be entertained but there we are, thats basement dwelling virgins for you.

Also they've had connections and good relations to a lot of Japanese feds over the years which have led to nothing, NJPW/AJPW/NOAH etc.
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I personally have always thought that ROH is the best wrestling company in the United States, it just never had the financial backing or the production quality the WWE has. This is a great signing for ROH for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/February/2018 at 20:47
Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

Fair point on the company name change.

On basic cable, I'm from the UK so I'm not sure how the packages are built. If WWE does move to Fox as is expected, will that make it more accessible and, if so, directly competitive with ROH during their largest period of growth in some time?

Well you don't even need a cable company to watch RoH, I've seen it on public access before. haha I don't know what kind of TV deal they have but it seems like they will slot in to a TV spot instead of an infomercial. I've yet to figure out what their programming schedule is, but whenever I find it to be on, it's always on a major network, and not a subsidiary like USA network, which is big for a cable network, but no where near as big as ABC, NBC, CBS or FOX. 

I have noticed that during the NFL football season, here on the west coast we tend to get RoH following football, because unlike on the East Coast, where shows are designed to show up right after football because it's usually right around 8pm, there's a couple hours before 8 after the game goes off the air and the post game wraps up. On the East Coast, I'm not even sure if they get a post game show before going into regular network programming.

It definitely a strange deal they've got going, but I accidently tune into RoH all the time.

Also, RoH is in NO WAY competitive with WWE. USA is included with almost every kind of paid television package except for the local affiliate station only package, which almost no one satisfies themselves with. If you have more than 6-13 stations available to you, USA is likely among them. However, despite that it can not be disputed that RoH is more accessible than WWE on TV.


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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:



RoH has improved quite a bit from the shithole it was 10 years ago when it was run by a pedophile. They still feature mostly vanilla midgets, but they have personality they lacked back in the day. They've been working on the sports entertainment side of things, hence characters like Cody Rhodes and Jay Lethal, their relationship with NJPW, and through them the Bullet Club.



Majorly disagree here, it's been indoctrinated in their fanbase that vanilla midgets are 'real wrestlers' and anyone showing even the slightest bit of personality is sports entertainment which they detest. I don't know why as a viewer you wouldn't want to be entertained but there we are, thats basement dwelling virgins for you.

Also they've had connections and good relations to a lot of Japanese feds over the years which have led to nothing, NJPW/AJPW/NOAH etc.
 

Yeah, that definitely true that they look at shrimpy little sunken chested white boys as 'real wrestlers' but DO I think there is also an appreciation for sports entertainment which didn't used to exist. 

Like I've said, I like both sides of it in roughly equal amounts, and if it gets to be too lopsided one way or the other, it really starts to bother me. I tuned into RoH a handful of years ago... 5 maybe-ish? And it was ridiculous how bargain-basement indie fed it felt. Like TNA all the gimmicks were the same stone cold, redneck, beer-drinking knockoff, with a side of lazy-eyed, double digit-IQ, sister-fucking. Like seriously, just go take a bath, put a shirt on you hairy tub of lard, and go back and finish grade school kind of people. And really, RoH and TNA were no different in that aspect except for production values. 

Today that still exists, but it's in smaller amounts, and mostly because the Briscoes still seem to be over. If the Briscoes were unique they'd be a fine tag team, probably a more interesting version of the hammer bros or whatever they're called on Smackdown.

I don't necessarily mind small wrestlers, but again, it's about finding a good balance. RoH is heavy (ironically) in small wrestlers, but their characters are seeing a good increase in quality.

The way I see RoH today compared to where they were is like WCW in 1992 vs WCW 1996, prior to the debut of Scott Hall & Kevin Nash. I think they're just one big move such as someone who has a huge appeal like Daniel Bryan to their roster away from getting some real momentum going, and maybe they can be TNA circa 2009. I think it could set off a chain reaction of events that results in RoH reaching a level of success that hasn't been seen before by TNA, and only WCW and WWE in the last 30 years.

That would be a real big deal for fans everywhere too, regardless of whether or not you like the promotion. As much as I've hated TNA/Impact wrestling over the years, I still wanted to see them succeed so that WWE had to actually wake up and take notice and action.


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