Just over 12 months ago, ROHWorld.com was still just an idea. February 8th 2011 was when that idea became a reality and the website was officially born.
On that day, two articles were posted that signalled the beginning of the biggest and best ROH specific website on the internet (Random fact: the ‘Welcome to ROHWorld.com‘ article was in fact the second article published; the first was a piece about Christopher Daniels’ ROH status).
Since then, the website has grown way beyond what we had hoped/expected. We initially had the idea to create a one-stop shop for everything Ring of Honor, as apart from the official website, there wasn’t much out there.
We combined Harry’s website creating skills and Steven’s skills as a sports writer to kick off the site. We later added Jon, who you can hear every week on ROHCast, as well as Dave and most recently Landon.
All of the crew work extremely hard to create what we believe to be a great Ring of Honor community. This article, in fact, signifies the 300th posted on the website!
The website began to grow and we had our first ever competition during the ‘Honor Takes Center Stage’ weekend thanks to GoFightLive. We later had competitions which involved a free viewing of ‘Best In The World 2011’ and a signed Nigel McGuinness t-shirt.
Our Twitter following was increasing at a rapid rate and we now have over 1,500 followers – we’d like to thank each and every one of you!
One of our biggest successes to date, however, has been the introduction of the ROHWorld Forum. Since the old official forum was shut down, we recognised the gap and went to work on creating a new community. After a new database and some hard work, it was finally opened in November and we are nearing the 200 member mark already, with over 5000 posts in almost 300 topics!
Yet another exclusive to ROHWorld.com is our podcast which we debuted back in September. We originally scheduled to do one or two a month but we enjoyed it that much, we now do it weekly and will be recording our 20th episode this week.
So there it is, we would like to extend our thanks to everybody that has followed us on Twitter, liked us on Facebook, subscribed to us on YouTube, listened to our podcast, posted on our forum and checked out the website. Without you, this phenomenal growth would not have been possible.
We’d also like to thank everybody at Ring of Honor. When starting this venture, we weren’t sure how the wrestlers would react to us but on the whole, they have been fantastic. A special thanks goes out to TJ Perkins for helping us out in so many ways and Kevin Steen for exclusively sending us his letter following his actions at ‘Best In The World 2011’.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the last 12 months, I know we have. The next year will be bigger and better than the last so we hope you’ll join us as we continue striving to make the very best Ring of Honor experience on the internet.
– The ROHWorld.com team