Kevin Kelly “Thanks” Eric Bischoff, Speaks on ROH’s TV Taping

Nick Paglino

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Why we (along with Roderick Strong) are now going to be seeing a "different" and "better" Davey Richards, beginning this Saturday night in Chicago: "It's Davey Richards and Roderick Strong for the ROH World Championship. If you look at what Roderick has done in his career, he and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and Claudio Castagnoli prior to departing for the WWE), the justice that television can do for the heated feud between The Briscoes and 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, 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 For the latest breaking Ring of Honor news and 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, on Twitter (at, or head on over to

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