It seems to be the season of change in the professional wrestling industry. From the shocking signing of Matt Riddle to NXT to the shift in RAW after Roman Reigns’ leukemia announcement to now- when several large Ring of Honor stars sit for their final contracted days for the indie promotion- so much has changed.
Despite being one of the top performers in ROH, Cody has confirmed he is leaving the promotion. In fact, he sent out a tweet earlier today clarifying his final match there, and why it means so much to him.
Dave Meltzer has confirmed through the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels have both been offered new deals heading into 2019, but neither man has made a decision to re-sign with the company.
Furthermore, Silas Young revealed to Wrestling Inc that his contract with ROH is up at the end of 2018. He had the following comments to make:
“You can never say never in wrestling. WWE’s had a thing in the past couple of years where they’ve been signing a lot of talent up. My contract’s up at the end of the year. I’m not opposed to talking to either side. When it comes down to it, it’s a business at the end of the day. You’ve gotta go with what’s best for you and your family.
“I love ROH. I feel like there’s things there that I’d like to accomplish still. Saying that, nothing’s set in stone.”
One theory going around is that these talents have been made aware of a potential promotion by IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho and Jim Ross- who is finishing up his contractual obligations for New Japan Pro Wrestling. We cannot confirm the legitimacy of that theory at the moment, though.
Regardless of what does happen, ROH is intent on building a strong roster moving forward, as they prepare for their Madison Square Garden event- the G1 SuperCard during WrestleMania weekend.
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With H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.