Unbiased wrestling promotion, Ring of Honor, have based their very own Corridor of Fame made for former and present indie wrestlers which have laid the groundwork for the up-and-comers of right now. Already confirmed for the inaugural class is the workforce of Mark and Jay Briscoe, a prolific tag workforce inside ROH and NJPW. Becoming a member of them will likely be ‘The American Dragon’ Bryan Danielson, a reputation that’s synonymous with ROH and impartial wrestling on the whole.
Danielson, who presently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling, will doubtless headline the occasion, having spent a few years honing his craft as a part of the roster and placing ROH on the map. His feuds with the likes of CM Punk, Samoa Joe, Austin Aries and Nigel McGuinness are amongst a few of the most talked about indie feuds of all time.
Ring of Honor shared the next concerning Bryan’s induction:
Ring of Honor is proud to welcome Bryan Danielson, the embodiment of preventing spirit and technical wrestling excellence, into the inaugural class of the ROH Corridor of Fame.
“The American Dragon” performed a serious function in establishing ROH because the Greatest Wrestling on the Planet, starting together with his efficiency in the principle occasion on ROH’s debut present, The Period of Honor Begins, in 2002.
At any time when “The Remaining Countdown” blared all through the constructing as Danielson made his entrance to the ring, followers knew they have been about to witness a real grasp of his craft at work.
A superior technician, striker and submission specialist, Danielson cemented his standing as the most effective wrestler within the sport when he gained the ROH World Title in 2005. His 462-day reign as ROH World Champion is the third-longest, and he made a file 38 profitable title defenses.
Danielson made historical past in 2006 when he defeated arch rival and ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness in Liverpool, England to merge the titles. He additionally gained the inaugural Survival of the Fittest in 2004 and main-evented ROH’s first pay-per-view in 2007.
Danielson had many spectacular victories in ROH, however one among his most memorable performances got here in defeat. Simply over 4 minutes into his match towards then-ROH World Champion Takeshi Morishima in 2007, Danielson suffered a indifferent retina on account of the Japanese powerhouse’s clubbing blows.
Morishima focused Danielson’s injured left eye all through the match, however Danielson confirmed unimaginable toughness and coronary heart and got here inside a fraction of a second of successful earlier than Morishima finally prevailed after greater than 20 dramatic minutes.
After leaving ROH in 2009, Danielson would achieve world-wide fame in WWE, the place he main-evented WrestleMania in 2014 earlier than greater than 75,000 followers on the Superdome in New Orleans. Danielson is presently one of many high stars in AEW.
Danielson joins the Briscoes within the inaugural ROH Corridor of Fame class. Extra inductees will likely be introduced within the coming weeks.
A profession retrospective on Danielson will likely be featured on this weekend’s episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling tv, and a YouTube particular on Danielson drops Monday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. ET on ROH’s YouTube channel.
A particular Corridor of Fame episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling that includes all the inductees airs on TV the weekend of March 5.