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Top 15 Wrestlers in Ring of Honor

Ring of Honor was originally a small promotion that set out to change the wrestling world and they achieved the goal. After WCW and ECW ended, ROH was created to showcase the best unsigned independent wrestlers across the country in super-indie shows. It was an alternative product to the WWE and developed a small following of diehard fans that went to shows and purchased DVDs. Most important, the company created new talent and gave a chance to hungry young wrestlers that would become the stars of the current pro wrestling world.

Wrestlers like CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and many more made their name and reputation in ROH before going on to bigger spots in WWE. The current in-ring style of more fast paced action and a higher level of work rate were prominent in ROH for years and now it’s become the new WWE style. ROH has undergone many changes through the years and are no longer an independent promotion. Sinclair Broadcasting purchased the company and it has a television show on various affiliates across the country, as well as a weekly Wednesday time slot on Destination America.

The popularity of NXT becoming a hot product similar to ROH has created an unofficial rivalry between the two. NXT has scheduled live shows head to head with ROH in various cities. In other words, they’re trying to run ROH off the road. With the company in an interesting place trying to grow its brand and keep its own talent, there are now exclusive contracts and a working relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling. ROH has created a roster of core talent they believe in and view as stars the fans of today want to see. In this article, we are going to look at the top fifteen wrestlers currently in Ring of Honor.

If you'd like to read a little more about ROH, check out this terrific interview with Rhett Titus from TheRichest.com!

15 15. ACH 

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14 14. Dalton Castle 

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13 13. The Kingdom 

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12 12. Cedric Alexander 

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11 11. Michael Elgin 

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10 10. Moose 

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9 9. Bobby Fish 

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As a member of the reDRagon tag team with Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish is a very versatile performer who excels in both tag team and singles matches. Fish will deliver in a promo segment, an opening match or a main event. Promotions always appreciate having someone like that on a roster.

8 8. The Briscoes 

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7 7. Roderick Strong 

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6 6. Kyle O’Reilly 

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5 5. Matt Sydal  

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4 4. The Young Bucks  

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3 3. Jay Lethal 

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2 2. Adam Cole 

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1 1. A.J. Styles  

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When leaving TNA, the first booking A.J. Styles took was in ROH. The match against Roderick Strong was successful but more importantly, it showed Styles was still a big deal to the avid wrestling fan. After years of mediocrity in TNA, people weren't sure if he was still an elite wrestler and if fans would care about him. Well, Styles quickly answered those questions by succeeding in ROH and New Japan. Of all the talents to compete for both companies, A.J. is by far the biggest star. Watching his current matches feels like you’re watching a rare superstar in his prime writing out his legacy. Styles is one of the four biggest stars in NJPW and serves as a main eventer in ROH. The main event for the company’s biggest show, Final Battle, will be A.J. Styles challenging Jay Lethal for the ROH World Championship.

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