Mark Briscoe Shares His Enthusiasm for ROH Supercard Of Honor Match Against Eddie Kingston

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Mark Briscoe discussed his upcoming match with Eddie Kingston for the ROH World Title at ROH Supercard of Honor 2024 in an interview with Under the Ring.

He said, I met Eddie, I mean it was definitely more than 10 years ago, had to be more like 15 years ago. But, imma be honest, I’m really hyped about this one because he’s a fan of that style that — me and my brother, we started wrestling back in 2000. In 2001, we had a match at CZW Best Of The Best and in that match, we tried to blend styles of wrestling between lucha, ECW, and All Japan style, the strong style, the King’s Road style — that style is something that Kingston prides himself on being an aficionado of that style. It just brings me back to me and my brother, when we had first saw that kind of wrestling, we had bought the video tape from RF video. You could buy the VHS tapes, there is no internet, there is no YouTube, there’s not even DVDs yet. We’re talking VHS tapes and it has matches from around the world that none of us had ever seen before. I feel like where we are in the northeast independents between Baltimore on up to Boston, Kingston, he’s a New York guy. I feel like this whole region was gripped by that All Japan style, that King’s Road style, that Misawa, Kobashi, and Kawada style. It’s cool that it’s come full circle from way back in the day when we were first getting into it with RF video, vhs tapes. Now it’s like, me and Kingston, two guys out of the Northeast and out of the indies, this is where the grind happened for me. For us to face off in Philly on the biggest wrestling weekend of the year, it’s just cool man.

Mark Briscoe, a professional wrestler, recently discussed his upcoming match with Eddie Kingston for the ROH World Title at ROH Supercard of Honor 2024. In an interview with Under the Ring, Briscoe expressed his excitement and nostalgia for this match.

Briscoe revealed that he and Kingston had crossed paths over a decade ago, possibly even 15 years ago. He mentioned that he is particularly thrilled about this match because Kingston is a fan of the style of wrestling that he and his brother have been involved in since they started wrestling in 2000.

Reflecting on their early days in the wrestling industry, Briscoe reminisced about a match they had in 2001 at CZW Best Of The Best. In that match, they aimed to blend various wrestling styles, including lucha libre, ECW, and the strong style and King’s Road style of All Japan Pro Wrestling. Briscoe noted that Kingston prides himself on being an aficionado of this particular style.

Briscoe further explained that when he and his brother were first exposed to this style of wrestling, they purchased VHS tapes from RF Video. At that time, there was no internet or YouTube, and DVDs were not yet available. These tapes contained matches from around the world that were unfamiliar to them. Briscoe believes that the entire northeast independent wrestling scene, spanning from Baltimore to Boston, was captivated by the All Japan style, particularly the King’s Road style popularized by legends like Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, and Toshiaki Kawada.

Now, years later, Briscoe finds it remarkable that he and Kingston, both hailing from the Northeast and emerging from the independent wrestling circuit, will face off in Philadelphia during the biggest wrestling weekend of the year. He considers it a full-circle moment, as they both experienced the grind of the independent scene and are now competing on a grand stage.

The match between Briscoe and Kingston at ROH Supercard of Honor 2024 is highly anticipated by fans and fellow wrestlers alike. It represents a convergence of their shared passion for the All Japan style and serves as a testament to their dedication and perseverance in the wrestling industry.

As the wrestling world eagerly awaits this clash, it is clear that Briscoe’s enthusiasm and appreciation for the history and evolution of wrestling styles will make this match a memorable one for both the competitors and the audience.