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 official 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” (for a complete recap of ROH’s “Death Before Dishonor IX” and for an in-depth preview of ROH’s television debut on the Sinclair Broadcast Group), 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/091911.wax
“Ring Of Honor On The Road” (w/Kevin Kelly) (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/sept11/091911.mp3
Interview highlights courtesy of Khalil Thomas, MNM’s associate producer & official correspondent:
Why he believes that Ring of Honor exceeded its expectations for “Death Before Dishonor IX”: “I think there was a minimal amount of hype, and I think expectations from a lot of folks were very low & tempered for ‘Death Before Dishonor IX.’ I think we exceeded whatever expectations there were. To me, it was a satisfying meal in that you had everything available that you could like. There are fans that like great wrestling, and you got it with Roderick Strong & Eddie Edwards. There are fans that like wild, out of control, crazy matches, and you had that with Ladder War 3. And there were all shapes & sizes of stars in between. That was the kickoff to the biggest week in Ring of Honor history, and we are right there on the cusp of it, just a few hours away from the debut episode on Sinclair Broadcast Group.”
His reaction to Ladder War 3 & why he feels that this match deserved to main event/headline DBD9: Did Ladder War 3 deserve the main event spot at Death Before Dishonor IX: “First of all, congratulations to all four men (The All Night Express & The Briscoes). They fought with guts, they fought with heart, and it was a fight. Athletes test themselves all the time, and those four athletes pushed themselves beyond the limits. I’m so impressed how Rhett Titus continues to step up time after time. How Kenny King overcomes his own hesitancy in developing a Shooting Star Press that has to be seen in order to be believed. When you stand up to The Briscoes, who are two of the toughest men that I have ever known in my entire life, win Ladder War, and get the contract for a future ROH Tag Team Title Match, that’s everything. The main event spot was definitely deserving. Those four performed like main eventers in a huge spot, and they pulled it off.”
What new fans of the ROH product will learn when watching Ring of Honor for the first time when it debuts on the Sinclair Broadcast Group this weekend: “A lot of new fans will be tuning in, and what they are going to see right from the start is they are going to learn the difference between professional wrestling & everything else. They are going to learn that everything else is where competition really matters and where wins & losses matter. And we are going to learn why these people do what they do. You are going to learn some of the nuisances of Ring of Honor. We are going to explore ‘The Code of Honor’ and other things that make ROH unique. We going to present it in such a way that fans who have turned away from the ‘sports-entertainment’ aspect, they are going to find something that is comfortable to them.”
More is contained in Kevin’s return to The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts & comments on the vibe of the fans in New York City leading into, during, and coming out of “Death Before Dishonor IX,” where he believes “The Ringmaster’s Challenge” between Eddie Edwards & Roderick Strong falls in the history of Ring of Honor’s greatest matches ever, the likelihood of the “Pick 6” Contender’s Standings being used in ROH’s future on the Sinclair Broadcast Group, plus much more! 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” (w/Kevin Kelly) LIVE this Monday night (September 26th), when “Your Home of Wrestling Radio” previews ROH’s next set of television tapings for the Sinclair Broadcast Group. For the latest breaking Ring of Honor news & announcements and to get the up-to-the-minute results during next Saturday night’s event at The Davis Arena in Louisville, 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. If you missed your chance to witness ROH’s “Death Before Dishonor IX,” order the iPPV replay right now at www.GoFightLive.tv, plus check your local listings for Ring of Honor on the Sinclair Broadcast Group this weekend (September 24th/25th), as ROH makes its highly-anticipated national television debut!