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Women of Honor is a term used by Ring of Honor (ROH) to refer to its female talent. The term is applied universally to wrestlers, backstage interviewers, and managers/valets.

Promotion

ROH had its first women's match on June 22, 2002 at its Road to the Title show. It saw Sumie Sakai defeat Simply Luscious. Women's wrestling in ROH had been sporadic since then. ROH featured female stars like Sara Del Rey, Daizee Haze, and others on shows, even releasing a DVD featuring Del Rey, Haze, Amazing Kong, Mickie James, MsChif, Lacey, and others. Some of these matches were featured on ROH's television program on HDNet and, later, on its syndicated show, but ROH did not consistently brand women's matches as Women of Honor until 2015.

The popularity of women in Ring of Honor has resulted in Ring of Honor taping a pilot for a standalone Women of Honor program. Ring of Honor has also made numerous Women of Honor branded merchandise available for purchase. The pilot aired as a Women of Honor-branded television special the weekend of June 25, 2016 and its success led to a Women of Honor taping that is available on DVD.

Currently, Ring of Honor regularly airs and promotes Women of Honor matches on their YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter platforms. As of December 2017, the only two videos to receive 2 million or more views on Ring of Honor's YouTube page are Women of Honor matches, both featuring regular Women of Honor competitor, "The Gatekeeper" Kelly Klein.

Matches are called and presented by Ian Riccaboni. He has been joined by Taeler Hendrix, Veda Scott, Matt Taven and B.J. Whitmer for YouTube exclusives and Nigel McGuinness for the two Women of Honor television specials.

In February 2017, ROH partnered with Japanese promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom for a Women of Honor tryout camp.

Episodes

So far there have been three televised specials:

  • Episode 3 was late July 2017

Roster

Ring Name Real Name Nickname
Brandi Rhodes Brandi Alexis Runnels
Deonna Purrazzo Deonna Purrazzo "The Virtuosa"
Jenny Rose Unknown
Jessie Brooks “Bonesaw Jessie Brooks”
Karen Q Karen Yu
Kelly Klein Kelly Klein "The Gatekeeper"
"Pretty Badass"
Mandy Leon Mandy Leon "Exotic Goddess"
Gabby Ortiz Gabriella Belpre
Stella Gray Unknown
Sumie Sakai Sumie Sakai "Women of Honor’s Ray of Sunshine”
Women of Honor Champion
Tenille Dashwood Tenille Dashwood

Announcers

Name Role
Ian Riccaboni Play-by-Play
Q.T. Marshall Color commentator

Championships

On December 15, 2017, ROH announced the creation of the Women of Honor Championship, with the inaugural champion to be crowned in 2018. Prior to the creation of the title, the Shimmer Championship had been defended and recognized in ROH rings.

Championship Current champion Reign Date won Location Event Previous champion Days
held
Women of Honor Championship Sumie Sakai 1 April 7, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana Supercard of Honor XII N/A 1

Alumni

Ring name(s) Real name Tenure(s)
Amazing Kong Kia Stevens 2007
2010
Ariel Ana Rocha 2003
2008
Athena Adrienne Reese 2013
Becky Bayless / Rebecca Bayless Rebecca Treston 2002–2005
2007–2008
Jennifer Blake Jennifer Ykema 2008
Traci Brooks Tracy Brookshaw 2003–2005
Cheerleader Melissa Melissa Anderson 2006
Jade Chung Jade Chung 2005
Allison Danger Cathy Corino 2002–2008
Serena Deeb Serena Deeb 2007
2010
Sara Del Rey Sara Amato 2006–2011
Crazy Mary Dobson Sarah Bridges 2015-2016
Madison Eagles Alexandra Ryan 2008
Daizee Haze Unknown 2004–2011
April Hunter April Hunter 2003
Lacey 2004–2008
Lady JoJo Josette Bynum 2010
Ayumi Kurihara Ayumi Kurihara 2011
Ashley Lane Ashley Lomberger 2008
Alexis Laree Mickie James 2002–2005
Lucy Shannon Spruill 2003
Ray Lyn Unknown 2015
Mercedes Martinez Jasmine Benitez 2005–2008
Hiroyo Matsumoto Hiroyo Matsumoto 2011
MsChif Rachel Frobel 2006-2013
Tomoka Nakagawa Tomoka Nakagawa 2011
Persephonie Unknown 2003
Rain Bonnie Maxon 2006-2007
Nikki Roxx Nicole Raczynski 2006
2009
Simply Luscious Veronica Stevens 2002–2003
Sarah Stock Sarah Stock 2003
Alexa Thatcher Alexa Thatcher 2007
Trinity Stephanie Finochio 2003
Leah Von Dutch Leah Vaughn 2015
Allison Wonderland Allison Plunkett 2007–2008
Maria Kanellis Maria Kanellis-Bennett 2011-2015

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