Field of Honor ’15 Pre-Show Meet & Greet!

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August 22nd Field of Honor ’15 Pre-Show Meet and Greet at MCU Park; Brooklyn, NY

I was VERY anxious to see who Ring of Honor would feature during their pre-show meet and greet. I was praying they would include Shinsuke Nakamura, who I consider to be the best wrestler in the world today. A few days before the show, ROH announced that Nakamura and the rest of the NJPW talent booked for this show would be signing!

Hell. Yes.

My girlfriend and I arrived to MCU Park at roughly 5:50 PM with gates opening a little after 6:05 PM. While we were waiting on the line, I overheard a fan saying he was making a beeline to the table that would be selling the meet and greet tickets because last year’s line was incredibly long. I decided I was going to do so the same.

And I’m glad I did.

I ran up the steps and passed the merchandise table – I really wanted a Nakamura t-shirt but that could wait – and was about 5th in line to buy tickets. I decided to buy combos for everyone with the exception of Bushwhacker Luke because I already got him at Legends of the Ring.

I scored my tickets and the first meet was with an unadvertised tag team…The Young Bucks!

I actually met The Young Bucks at the Big Event VIII (along with AJ Styles) but I didn’t score an autograph with either of them. I was quick to remedy that:

One of the Bucks signing
One of the Bucks signing

They were, as usual, their classy selves. It’s always a pleasure to meet The Young Bucks. Plus, I got a photo with them while sporting my Bullet Club t-shirt:

The Young Bucks and I
The Young Bucks and I

Too Sweet indeed!

Up next was Alex Shelley of The Time Splitters. Shelley was on the quiet side but also very nice and he gladly signed his profile in the program:

Alex Shelley signing
Alex Shelley signing

Then we took this solid photo:

Alex Shelley and I
Alex Shelley and I

Next was KUSHIDA. For some strange reason, ROH decided that The Time Splitters wouldn’t be covered under a “tag team photo op.” I think it’s because KUSHIDA is the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion? Whatever. No big deal. KUSHIDA was very nice! Here he is signing:

KUSHIDA signing
KUSHIDA signing

And here’s an awesome pic of us w/the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship:

KUSHIDA and I
KUSHIDA and I

Following KUSHIDA was the IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hirooki Goto! Another awesome guy. The belt, by the way, is MASSIVE and REALLY heavy. Here’s Goto signing:

Goto signing w/Intercontinental Championship beside him
Goto signing w/Intercontinental Championship beside him

Here’s our pic w/me holding the IWGP Intercontinental Championship:

Goto and I
Goto and I

Next was Watanabe, who was unadvertised. Very nice guy!

Watanabe signing
Watanabe signing

And here’s an awesome photo of Watanabe and I:

Watanabe and I
Watanabe and I

Then…it was showtime. The main event of this freaking pre-show meet and greet! The man who I came to see! Shinsuke Nakamura!

Nakamura was incredibly nice and was taking AWESOME photo ops with everyone. Awesome, awesome guy. I decided to spring for a signed 8×10 on top of an autograph in the program. Here’s him signing:

Nakamura signing
Nakamura signing

And here’s our awesome photo op:

Nakamura and I
Nakamura and I

Star struck. My girlfriend said I was “Fan girling out.” Up next was the current IWGP World Champion “The Rain Maiker” Okada!

Okada was very gracious. I caved in and bought an Okada bill on top of his autograph in the program. Here’s him signing:

Okada signing
Okada signing

Here’s Okada and I:

Yeah, that’s me holding the IWGP World Championship. I worked up the courage and asked him to pose with the belt and he let me! Glad I asked!

The meet and greet was over but I would still get three autographs! I spotted Jay Briscoe coming out of a tunnel and quickly asked him for an autograph. He hesitated at first but graciously signed my program once he saw no one else had spotted him. Here’s him signing:

Jay Briscoe signing
Jay Briscoe signing

After the show, I saw Nigel McGuinness talking to a fan by the dug out. I couldn’t get close to him but my girlfriend did and managed to get him to sign my ROH trucker hat! Awesome score! Picture at the bottom of this post.

And, finally, my girlfriend and I waited 10 minutes outside the V.I.P. and Media entrance where the wrestlers were sure to exit. She gave me a 10 minute time limit and the only person who came out was Buschwhacker Luke. Boo. BUT…my amazing girlfriend saw a small crowd around a wrestler. I couldn’t tell who it was at first…but I realized it was Mark Briscoe!

I ran over and Briscoe was absolutely AWESOME and EASILY one of the nicest wrestlers I have ever met. He took care of everyone and was so damn nice. Here’s him signing:

 Mark Briscoe signing

Mark Briscoe signing

And here’s our awesome photo op:

 Mark Briscoe and I

Mark Briscoe and I

And here’s everything I had signed:

Young Bucks autographs
Young Bucks autographs
Time Splitters autographs
Time Splitters autographs
Hirooki Goto autograph
Hirooki Goto autograph
Watanabe autograph
Watanabe autograph
Nakamura program autograph
Nakamura program autograph
Nakama signed photo
Nakama signed photo
Okada autograph in program
Okada autograph in program
Okada bill autographed
Okada bill autographed
Jay Briscoe autograph
Jay Briscoe autograph
Nigel McGuinness autographed trucker hat
Nigel McGuinness autographed trucker hat
Mark Briscoe autograph in program
Mark Briscoe autograph in program
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2 thoughts on “Field of Honor ’15 Pre-Show Meet & Greet!

  1. Awesome. Was it 20 bucks for each wrestler? I might go this year! Just attended my first two ROH events the past couple of weeks. Such an awesome show.

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    • Hey Mike! Thanks for visiting the site!

      It was $20 for each “singles” wrestler and $30 each for “tag team” wrestlers. So if you want to meet reDRagon, that will cost you $30 while meeting Jay Lethal will cost $20. It’s a GREAT deal in my opinion!

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