Wrestling’s Forbidden Door has swung open once again with Ring Of Honor announcing that Bryan Danielson will be inducted into its inaugural Hall Of Fame class.
Ring Of Honor announced they will be creating their very own Hall Of Fame with a special Hall of Fame episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling airing on March 5th, ahead of the company’s comeback show on April 1st.
Bryan Danielson made his name in Ring Of Honor where he held the ROH World Championship for an astonishing 462 days. His last appearance for the company came in 2009 when he competed at Glory By Honor VIII: The Final Countdown where he defeated Nigel McGuinness before embarking on his WWE run.
A statement from Ring Of Honor praised Danielson and spelled out exactly why The American Dragon is a perfect candidate for their Hall Of Fame:
“Ring of Honor is proud to welcome Bryan Danielson, the embodiment of fighting spirit and technical wrestling excellence, into the inaugural class of the ROH Hall of Fame. “The American Dragon” played a major role in establishing ROH as the Best Wrestling on the Planet, beginning with his performance in the main event on ROH’s debut show, The Era of Honor Begins, in 2002.
“Whenever “The Final Countdown” blared throughout the building as Danielson made his entrance to the ring, fans knew they were about to witness a true master of his craft at work.
“A superior technician, striker, and submission specialist, Danielson cemented his status as the best wrestler in the sport when he won the ROH World Title in 2005. His 462-day reign as ROH World Champion is the third-longest, and he made a record 38 successful title defenses.”
Bryan Danielson is the third announced inductee for the ROH Hall Of Fame with twelve-time ROH Tag Team Champions The Briscoes the first names announced as inductees.