Ring Of Honor shocked the pro wrestling world to its core when it announced that it was going to undergo a reimagining. This led to the company releasing all of its talents at the same time. It seems CM Punk shared his thoughts on Tony Khan purchasing Ring Of Honor as well.
AEW President Tony Khan revealed on this past week’s episode of AEW Dynamite that he has purchased the entirety of Ring Of Honor. This was certainly an unexpected move, with fans and pro wrestlers alike still talking about it even now.
While speaking during the post-AEW Revolution media scrum, CM Punk talked about Tony Khan purchasing Ring Of Honor. Punk made it clear he is thankful that Khan purchased the company instead of Vince McMahon.
“It was either Tony was going to buy it or Vince was going to buy it. I don’t want Vince to own any of my footage. He owns enough of it and owns enough of it that I don’t get paid off. People need to understand that when I left, I was asking questions about the Network, which had not been launched yet. I was saying, ‘How am I going to paid off this? We don’t even understand what the pay scale is. I don’t know if I get paid off the date of a pay-per-view, off a buy rate, you guys already throw darts at an imaginary board and pay me whatever you want.
I still get royalties, that’s the only hardcopy thing I see, DVD sales. Once all the DVDs go away and you’re putting stuff on the Network, I’m not getting paid. Or am I? Tell me. Let’s talk about it.’ ‘My guy, you’re good. Don’t worry about it.’ They couldn’t tell me. Now, I watch my royalty checks, which I still get, dwindle to nothing, because they put everything on the Network and the boys don’t get paid. That’s not just me. That’s everybody. That’s criminal.”
WWE also wanted to shut down Ring Of Honor had they purchased the company back in 2018, so it is understandable why CM Punk is relieved Tony Khan bought the company instead.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes
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