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Ring of Honor TV Champion looks at the "Past, Present and Future" of wrestling

February 28, 2013|Elliott Serrano, for Redeye

Everything is coming up Millhouse for us here at Geek To Me, folks! Yesterday I had a guest column by Ring of Honor's "Zombie Princess" Jimmy Jacobs, and if you haven't had a chance to read it yet, I suggest you do because he called out some of the biggest names in wrestling.

Today I have another guest-column, this time by the ROH World TV Champion Adam Cole! And just like yesterday, I'm giving away tickets to the Ring of Honor Fan Appreciation Event this Sunday. So check out what Cole has to say about his match at the iPPV this weekend, and how he feels about current ROH competitor - and former WWE/TNA star - Matt Hardy. Hoo boy, things are gonna get hot in Chicago Ridge this weekend!:

"Past, Present, and Future" - BY ADAM COLE, EXCLUSIVE FOR GEEK TO ME

This upcoming weekend is a HUGE one for Ring of Honor wrestling. On Saturday night on iPPV from Chicago Ridge, the best wrestling company in the world celebrates 11 years, with another action packed TV taping the following day. There's a lot to be said about a company that has been around for 11 years, especially one that has produced as much excellence as ROH has. It forces you to look at where the company has been, where the company is, and where it can go. Incidentally, the similarities between this very company and the three men involved in the TV Title situation this weekend aren’t too different from each other.

On Saturday, I defend my Ring of Honor World Television Championship against a guy that could very well be the future of this company, Matt Taven. A short time ago, I was exactly where Matt Taven was in Ring of Honor – a fresh face trying to make a name for myself, and looking to make an impression. I did everything I could to get noticed, and through hard work and dedication, I am proudly writing this as ROH TV Champion.

The difference between me and Matt Taven, was that I was not, and still am not, as easily impressionable as he is. Taven has allowed Truth Martini to become his guiding light going into the biggest match of his wrestling career this weekend. Will that help him or hurt him? I guess we'll all find out this Saturday on iPPV.

For those that are thinking I'm overlooking Taven, this could not be any further from the truth. I know how hungry he is, and how good he can be, but beating Matt Taven and going into Sunday for another TV Title defense is something I've wanted now for a long time – or rather, someone. And that someone is Matt Hardy.

This whole Matt Hardy situation really bothers me, on a profound level, because I want to like Hardy. I really do. He’s a guy that I once admired and looked up to in my career. Hell at one point, I would have taken it as a major compliment for people to compare me to a young Matt Hardy. But now, it's nothing more than a spit in the face to hear that.

Since Matt has come into Ring of Honor, he's felt a sense of entitlement that I've never seen from anybody before. He feels that because he was a TV star 10 years ago on Monday nights, he can walk into ROH and get whatever he asks for. Well, Matt, ask and you shall receive. Because in Chicago at the TV Tapings on Sunday, I'll make you regret your decision for ever thinking you wanted to come to this company. On behalf of all the fans that still love this wrestling company for what it is, I'm going to beat the hell out of you. This is not just my company – it's our company. And "this" Matt Hardy? Well, he has no place in it.

Matt Hardy says he will not die? That's fine Matt, you don't have to die. But after I beat your face in, do me and everyone else a favor – leave. And don’t ever think about coming back.

Adam Cole


Now, the good folks at Ring of Honor have given me a few sets of tickets to the TV taping that will be taking place this Sunday! The TV-taping starts at 2pm, but will feature a special Fan Appreciation Day where attendees are invited to arrive early for a free meet-and-greet from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. with Jay Lethal, The Briscoes and Adam Cole.

If you would like a chance to win a pair of tickets to the event, you've gotta show me that you know your ROH history and answer the following trivia question:

Who participated in Ring of Honor's very first main event?

HINT: You can find the answer on the ROH website

If you think you know, E-MAIL ME at RedeyeGeek[at] and give me your answer along with your name and address. Everyone who answers correctly will be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the ROH Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 3rd. (One entry per household please. Winners will be notified via e-mail on Friday, March 1st.)

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