Tony Khan surprised everybody when he recently announced that he purchased Ring of Honor. The legendary promotion has seen better days, and Khan has promised to preserve its legacy and create a future for the company. Fans have wondered what will become of the old ROH.
SE Scoops reported that the deal for Tony Khan to purchase ROH is expected to be finished by early April. The purchase agreement came together quickly. That means Sinclair Broadcasting and Tony Khan are hammering out the details after the sale was agreed upon.
Sources within ROH don’t believe many, if any, staffers will be brought back under Khan’s ownership. Many have been encouraged to explore other job opportunities. Some were told to consider internal transfers to other departments within Sinclair.
The Honor Club streaming service is also in limbo. There have been rumors about Tony Khan wanting to start an AEW streaming service since the company’s launch. The ROH library was a huge part of that.
ROH will meet with AEW officials soon to determine the future of Honor Club and if it is something they can use. If it doesn’t, the service will eventually be discontinued. Many believe HBO Max will ultimately be Tony Khan’s streaming destination, but it is always good to have a backup plan.
ROH employees now face an uncertain future as nobody knows exactly what will happen. No formal transition plan is in place and nobody is guaranteed a job once ROH is reimagined in TK’s vision. Time will tell if Ring of Honor will look anything like the product its fans have come to expect in the future.
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