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Top 15 Stars From ROH You Didn't Realize You Know

Ring of Honor is one of the more important brands in pro wrestling. The small promotion has developed many stars and helped create the next stage of the wrestling business during its first few years of existence following the deaths of WCW and ECW. Wrestling needed more promotions and ROH launched with the intention of creating super-shows featuring the best independent talents from all over the country. Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and many more future WWE stars were born in ROH. The current style of fast-paced action and young workhorses tearing it up on a nightly basis may have popularized in ROH over the last decade before WWE adopted it.

While ROH has definitely created a historically significant legacy in pro wrestling, it is not widely watched by the vast majority of fans. WWE still monopolizes the industry and TNA was on national television for almost a decade. Ring of Honor may have created stars but the outreach wasn’t there to expand to a broader audience. The product is still quite strong today with many of the top wrestlers in the industry performing with the hopes of creating must-see matches every show. Fans looking for an introduction to ROH will see quite a bit of familiar faces on the roster.

Many talents that once worked for WWE, TNA or achieved equal success in the business are currently contributing to ROH and represent a great way for new viewers to become acclimated with the product. The roster has great stars that have yet to emerge on national television such as Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Moose but the addition of familiar names being utilized in an effective manner makes for a complete roster. We’ll look at some of the wrestlers today that the average wrestling fan may not realize now resides in Ring of Honor. These are the top fifteen stars from ROH you didn’t realize you know.

15 Jay Lethal 

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14 Christopher Daniels 

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13 Frankie Kazarian 

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12 Mandy Leon 

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11 Scarlett Bordeaux 

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10 Roderick Strong 

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Fun fact: The first TNA match on Spike TV featured AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong.

9 Kenny King 

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8 Steve Corino 

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7 Kevin Kelly 

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6 Alex Shelley 

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5 Chris Sabin 

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4 ODB 

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3 The Young Bucks 

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2 Matt Sydal 

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1 Trent Barreta 

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Trent Barreta endured a lot of bad luck during his WWE career that saw his potential never get fulfilled. The young talent was best known for being in ECW during its final days as a WWE brand and on NXT during its early days of becoming its own entity. Trent never had the chance to stand out in WWE and his eventual release was the best thing for his career. Over the past few years, Barreta has become a premiere wrestling talent with success all over the world. The current team of Trent and Rocky Romero as Roppongi Vice is one of the best in the tag team divisions of ROH and NJPW. Barreta is the best case of someone you likely weren’t aware of making it in Ring of Honor.

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