Tony Khan shocked the wrestling world when he announced on last night’s AEW Dynamite that he has purchased Ring of Honor. ROH has been on a hiatus since their Final Battle pay-per-view, and many felt uncertain about the future of the promotion. ROH does have an event scheduled for WrestleMania weekend, but that show could look a lot different now.

News broke yesterday that there were more bidders than expected in the potential sale of ROH. One fan who has nothing to do with the wrestling business allegedly offered $30 million. Some assumed WWE would buy the library as they regularly license ROH clips on their programming.

WWE didn’t make any quick moves towards buying ROH. That could be because many believed Tony Khan had bought something else entirely. News broke during mid-day that Khan had acquired the rights to some sort of international wrestling video content. In the end, that content was Ring of Honor. Fightful Select made note of the mistaken assumption.

“One source indicated to us that they were told recently that “another offer came and Joe Koff and Sinclair wanted to go that direction.” Chatter within wrestling really picked up on Tuesday night when higher ups in another wrestling company heard ROH was being sold. Many within WWE had been under the impression that Tony Khan had bought a Japanese tape library that wasn’t NJPW, which didn’t end up happening.”


Tony Khan now owns AEW outright. We don’t know what that means for television time slots or talent. There are still some wrestlers under contract. We will have to wait and see what the future of ROH will look like now that Khan is in control.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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