The big news to come out of the wrestling world is that Tony Khan has purchased Ring of Honor (ROH). Khan himself made the grand revelation during tonight’s episode of Dynamite.

Khan opened the show with a thank you to the fans in attendance and at home watching. He noted he launched AEW in 2019 to provide an alternative to wrestling fans and namedropped ROH.

The 39-year-old said ROH was brought to life 17 years before AEW and became the standard-bearer for professional wrestling. The two promotions had similar goals and that he’s the new owner of ROH.

Cassidy Haynes of Body Slam reports that very few people knew about Khan’s announcement pertaining to the ROH deal and one source claimed it was in the $30-$40 million range.

“Not much was known about the specific details regarding Tony Khan’s purchase of ROH, however one source had stated to me that he heard it was in the $30-$40 million range, but I was unable to confirm that information with any other sources within either AEW or ROH.

“When asking around about the sale of ROH and plans for the company going forward, sources confirmed to me that internal plans call for AEW to utilize Ring of Honor as a developmental territory of sorts. Additionally, it was said that ‘Main Roster’ AEW Talent will be dipping into the ROH brand on occasion.”

We’ll have to see what’s next for Tony Khan’s plans for ROH. This was certainly an unexpected turn of events.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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