Ring of Honor has suffered an identity crisis since the launch of All Elite Wrestling. With most of their top stars gone and several more on their way out the door, the promotion is going to take some time to reimagine itself.
Today, the promotion posted a statement on Twitter saying that they were going to make changes starting in the new year. ROH hopes to return to live events in April. This came after rumors that Sinclair Broadcasting is cutting the company.
For now, the company is going to finish up the year and work to reimagine the entire company. Whether this is a new concept like NXT 2.0 or something less drastic remains to be seen.
“The year will culminate with Final Battle in December, and we will be taking the first quarter of 2022 to work internally to reimagine ROH. ROH has the most dedicated fans in the industry, and we appreciate their loyalty and patience as we reconceptualize ROH.”
Later on, Dave Meltzer reported that the company has released every wrestler on their roster. We will work to find more updates as soon as they are made available.
ROH released everyone from contracts, more to come.
ROH previously had a reputation similar to what NXT had before it’s rebrand and what AEW has now. They were the niche brand for the hardcore wrestling fan. Top stars like Bryan Danielson, CM Punk, and Samoa Joe cut their teeth in the promotion.
The resumption of live events will coincide with the Supercard of Honor show. ROH says the refreshed brand will be fan-focused and provide a unique experience. You can read the entire statement below.
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