Ring of Honor’s Kevin Kelly was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem live every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, www.Geekweek.com, www.Hybrident.tv, & www.iTunes.com). Join The Mayhem right now on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem), and subscribe to The Mayhem’s all-new YouTube channel (at www.YouTube.com/FeelTheMayhem).
The voice of Ring of Honor joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for the return of his exclusive segment on Monday Night Mayhem, “Ring of Honor On the Road” (to preview ROH’s first-ever television tapings for the Sinclair Broadcast Group & ROH’s return to Chicago), which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
“Ring Of Honor On The Road” (w/Kevin Kelly) (MNM Streaming Audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/080811.wax
“Ring Of Honor On The Road” (w/Kevin Kelly) (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/aug11/080811.mp3
Interview highlights courtesy of Paterson, MNM’s associate producer & official correspondent:
Why we (along with Roderick Strong) are now going to be seeing a “different” & “better” Davey Richards, beginning this Saturday night in Chicago: “It’s Davey Richards & Roderick Strong for the ROH World Championship. If you look at what Roderick has done in his career, he & Davey have fought many times before, and Davey has never beaten him for a title. Roderick has controlled the pace of title matches before. Davey was ‘picture perfect’ against Eddie Edwards in capturing the gold at Best in the World. Will he be able to duplicate that again? How hungry is Roderick Strong to get back the title he held for 160 days? Those are the questions, but what I think Roddy will find is that this is a different Davey Richards…and a better Davey Richards.”
His reaction to Jay Lethal officially signing with Ring of Honor & a personal message to Eric Bischoff for making this possible for ROH: “When you’re a company like Ring of Honor, you have build with depth, and you have to build with youth. To me, there is no other available wrestler out there who adds much-needed depth & youthful experience than Jay Lethal. The last time he competed in Ring of Honor, he was a 21-year-old kid. Now, he’s a 26-year-old man. What a great opportunity this is. I’ll tell you what: I continue to thank your frequent guest on this program, Eric Bischoff. When he was in WCW, we (the WWE) thanked him for Chris Jericho, we thanked him for The Radicalz. Now that he’s in TNA, we (Ring of Honor) thank him for Jay Lethal. It’s like Christmas come early. Thank you Eric Bischoff for your benevolence.”
What he believes fans can expect when watching ROH on the Sinclair Broadcast Group beginning on 9.24.11: “I think everything that made Ring of Honor great, Nothing’s going to change. The things that needed improvement, maybe just some cosmetic things, will look a little bit better. Everything’s got a fresh coat of paint of it and spruced up for television. That’s really all that’s different. I think the TV show is going to be a great vehicle to introduce fans to Ring of Honor, but at the same time, provide a level of comfort to the existing fans, because everything is going to continue from where it left off. Storylines, the build to different matches, will continue. The champions are all the same. Their key rivals are all the same.”
More is contained in Kevin’s return to The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts & comments on just how important the next month is for Ring of Honor, the reach that ROH will now have with its television on the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the cloud that hangs over the forthcoming Ring of Honor World Tag Team Title Match between Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team vs. The Kings of Wrestling (amidst speculation of this being the final ROH match for Chris Hero & Claudo Castagnoli prior to departing for the WWE), the justice that television can do for the heated feud between The Briscoes & The All Night Express, plus a complete, in-depth preview of Ring of Honor’s return to Chicago! Follow Kevin right now on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/RealKevinKelly), and be sure to tune in for the return of “Ring of Honor On the Road” on Monday night, September 12th (as part of the launch of “MNM’s Fall Tour ’11”), when “Your Home of Wrestling Radio” previews ROH’s next iPPV: “Death Before Dishonor IX” (emanating live from The Grand Ballroom at The Manhattan Center in New York City on Saturday evening, September 17th exclusively on www.GoFightLive.tv) For the latest breaking Ring of Honor news & announcements and to get the up-to-the-minute results during this Saturday night’s event in Chicago, be sure to follow the world of honor on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/RingofHonor), on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/RingofHonor), or head on over to www.ROHWrestling.com.