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Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:57 pm
by cgstong
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Discussion thread specifically for the Soaring Eagle Cup

Ring of Honor wrestling is synonymous with the best-in-ring pro wrestling in the sport and on Saturday, October 28th, ROH debuts at the at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan featuring the inaugural Soaring Eagle Cup!

The Soaring Eagle Cup will be a one night, 8 man tournament featuring the best ROH athletes putting it all on the line with the hopes of becoming the first ever Soaring Eagle Cup winner.

Stars such as Jay Lethal, Dalton Castle, Christopher Daniels and more will compete in the tournament and other stars will appear in non-tournament action.

Also Signed to appear...
Cody
Bully Ray
Mark & Jay Briscoe
Nick Jackson
Motor City Machine Guns
Silas Young
And More

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:27 pm
by maxx_powerz
I think I'm pretty lenient when it comes to the current booking, talent, etc compared to others on here. But this sounds pretty lame. At least the Survival of the Fittest has a fairly unique format compared to other American tournaments. This sounds like a lazy King of the Ring knockoff tbh.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:14 pm
by monster mafia
would be cool to see some new faces for this show...

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:18 pm
by TYFDK
Eh I think it's harmless. Small little tournament, maybe even have a trophy. Might not mean much in the long run, but should be a fine show for what it is.

We already have the following in the tournament:

- Jay Lethal
- Christopher Daniels
- Dalton Castle

Which leaves 5 spots open. And then of course non-tournament matches as well. So it obviously won't be Survival of the Fittest-like, especially if it's the next month, but a small little precursor at a casino that's so far away from anything really, one has to wonder if they didn't just pay ROH to have a show there.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:28 am
by Wilson
TYFDK wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:18 pm
So it obviously won't be Survival of the Fittest-like, especially if it's the next month, but a small little precursor at a casino that's so far away from anything really, one has to wonder if they didn't just pay ROH to have a show there.
Wow. I didn't notice that the closest major city, Flint (pop. 98,000), is an hour and a half away from Mt. Pleasant. (I'm also skeptical of how Sinclair gets these obscure ins regarding privately owned venues. Feels like we're not far from seeing these return to elk lodges or country clubs.)

The tournament itself probably suits the company better today than Survival of the Fittest, considering the roster and the booker. Delirious has pretty much gone 0-3 in worthwhile SOTF tournaments, so I don't see the harm in tinkering with the format. It will be interesting to see if ROH is aggressive in setting a specific tone or bar for this cup.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:10 am
by Mr. Mojo Risin
I'm a sucker for tournaments as far back as the Crockett Cup and the vastly underrated WWF Wrestling Classic (Dynamite Kid was just fucking unbelievable in that thing as well as The Macho Man). With the G1, Super Juniors, etc., in NJPW, I don't mind ROH throwing another tournament out there. I just hope Delirious follows through with this and make it worth something in the end.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:48 am
by maxx_powerz
I thought both nights of Survival of the Fittest 2015 were really good fwiw.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:54 am
by TYFDK
Wilson wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:28 am
TYFDK wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:18 pm
So it obviously won't be Survival of the Fittest-like, especially if it's the next month, but a small little precursor at a casino that's so far away from anything really, one has to wonder if they didn't just pay ROH to have a show there.
Wow. I didn't notice that the closest major city, Flint (pop. 98,000), is an hour and a half away from Mt. Pleasant. (I'm also skeptical of how Sinclair gets these obscure ins regarding privately owned venues. Feels like we're not far from seeing these return to elk lodges or country clubs.)
I remember when the Sinclair shows first started, they'd air commercials stating you could book ROH for birthday parties and corporate events, so maybe!

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:14 pm
by Big Red Machine
TYFDK wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:54 am
Wilson wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:28 am
TYFDK wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:18 pm
So it obviously won't be Survival of the Fittest-like, especially if it's the next month, but a small little precursor at a casino that's so far away from anything really, one has to wonder if they didn't just pay ROH to have a show there.
Wow. I didn't notice that the closest major city, Flint (pop. 98,000), is an hour and a half away from Mt. Pleasant. (I'm also skeptical of how Sinclair gets these obscure ins regarding privately owned venues. Feels like we're not far from seeing these return to elk lodges or country clubs.)
I remember when the Sinclair shows first started, they'd air commercials stating you could book ROH for birthday parties and corporate events, so maybe!
Yeah. The name immediately made me suspicious that this is a bought show, which I guess is a good thing for ROH because they're guaranteed to come out making money.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:34 pm
by dhads7161
This would be a good feather in Jay White's cap to send him back to NJPW on and possibly keep the door open to use him more after he goes back.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:25 pm
by DXvsNWO1994
Big Red Machine wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:14 pm
TYFDK wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:54 am
Wilson wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:28 am

Wow. I didn't notice that the closest major city, Flint (pop. 98,000), is an hour and a half away from Mt. Pleasant. (I'm also skeptical of how Sinclair gets these obscure ins regarding privately owned venues. Feels like we're not far from seeing these return to elk lodges or country clubs.)
I remember when the Sinclair shows first started, they'd air commercials stating you could book ROH for birthday parties and corporate events, so maybe!
Yeah. The name immediately made me suspicious that this is a bought show, which I guess is a good thing for ROH because they're guaranteed to come out making money.
I immediately thought the same thing when I saw that "Soaring Eagle" was the name of the casino they're running.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:50 pm
by alexsmellzzz
Tournaments are sweet. Especially if we see some of the new guys on the roster get the chance to mix it up with the veterans.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:20 pm
by Thomas Bobo
TYFDK wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:18 pm
Eh I think it's harmless. Small little tournament, maybe even have a trophy. Might not mean much in the long run, but should be a fine show for what it is.

We already have the following in the tournament:

- Jay Lethal
- Christopher Daniels
- Dalton Castle

Which leaves 5 spots open. And then of course non-tournament matches as well. So it obviously won't be Survival of the Fittest-like, especially if it's the next month, but a small little precursor at a casino that's so far away from anything really, one has to wonder if they didn't just pay ROH to have a show there.
TV advertising here in Michigan indicates that Cody is also in the tournament. Take that FWIW, as they also advertise a ROH Tag Team Title defense from The Bucks yet only Nick Jackson is advertised in what they have posted and promoted in print. Nick could easily be in the tournament if he is a solo Buck for the night.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:26 pm
by Thomas Bobo
For an event that tickets are being sold outside of the regular ROH avenues (Ringside member pre-sale, ROH Website), I looked a few days ago and tickets in the first 4-5 ringside rows seemed to have already sold. With that, you have about 200+ tickets sold in less than a week.

The ticket prices are also lower than the traditional ROH costs per seat. I saw you could get a GA seat for $5. If I knew more about the venue, I would think that would be a steal of a deal.

Re: Soaring Eagle Cup 2017 Official Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:07 pm
by Str8edgehero
I'm sorry I didn't see this when I posted. Soaring eagle casino isn't so much a casino as it's a attraction now. They have a indoor water park and to also a college town with central Michigan university their too. I personally have not been up their in a few years but I have heard that the building can hold a couple thousand for concerts and their is stadium seating. Here in Michigan Indian casinos are sprouting up everywhere so it's gotten hard for them too get people up their. It is pretty centrally located in the state being it's basically a hour an a half drive from almost every large city and it's right off the major north south highway. I was hoping to go but my plans fell through