Homicide made a brief AEW cameo at last year’s Rampage: Grand Slam event when he saved Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley. The former Ring of Honor World Champion has a good relationship with a lot of people in AEW. With Tony Khan’s recent purchase of ROH, fans might see a Homicide around a little more frequently.
Several ROH personalities visited last night in their former home of Philadelphia. Ring announcer Bobby Cruise worked the ROH TV Championship match between Samoa Joe and Trent Beretta. The voice of ROH, Ian Riccaboni was also in the house. Former ROH owner Cary Silkin rounded out the contingent of visitors.
Homicide was the biggest name among them. The Brooklyn native has ties throughout the American wrestling scene. In addition to his great run in ROH, Homicide has worked for TNA, Dragon Gate USA, and the NWA. AEW coach Ace Steel was happy to welcome him and shared some photos on Twitter.
“It’s been “a million years” since we first met in Philly @ringofhonor … Murphy Rec… see “MR 187” Homicide looking like a killer … (than I got the f*cker to smile ) @AEW”
It is probably no coincidence that so many ROH visitors were at Dynamite. The combination of the show being in Philadelphia, a huge ROH TV title match, and Khan buying the company means there is much to discuss. There is no word on whether AEW plans to bring Homicide into the company.
Tony Khan is hoping to keep Ring of Honor alive while honoring its legacy. The group that visited the show last night was a great starting point. We will now have to wait and see if and when ROH can land a television deal and get rolling.