Ring of Honor held their final event before taking a long hiatus last month. The Final Battle pay-per-view felt like a swan song for the influential promotion. ROH officials say they will be back this Spring with a fresh approach. That left the contract status of several ROH wrestlers in limbo.
Fightful has reported on the status of many of those contracts. A lot of top names who were originally supposed to be with ROH until later in 2022 have been allowed to enter free agency. There should be no shortage of talent for wrestling organizations that want to add experienced grapples to their roster.
Commentator Ian Riccaboni is still signed with ROH until March 31. Mike Bennett, Beer City Bruiser, Josh Woods, Rhett Titus, Brian Milonas and the extremely popular Danhausen are all free agents. Their deals were supposed to run until March 31 but were not extended. World Famous CB (the former Cheeseburger) was under a pay-per-appearance deal that has also expired.
It was also recently reported that ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham has been a free agent for weeks. Gresham hopes to take the ROH title on the road and continue to defend it. His loyalties still lie with the company.
There are a ton of extremely enticing prospects available to AEW, Impact, or any indie promoter who wants to bring in a big name. Danhausen is probably the most in-demand of these stars, as his merchandise sells like hotcakes. The very nice, very evil star is recovering from a broken leg he suffered on Halloween night.
The future of Ring of Honor is yet to be fully determined. The company will have to move on from several wrestlers who are likely to sign exclusive deals with larger companies in the coming weeks and months. The pro wrestling free agent market has never had more seasoned talent than it does right now.
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