ROH presented Supercard of Honor XV pay-per-view event from the Culwell Center in Garland, Texas on Friday, April 1st. Jonathan Gresham unified the ROH World Championship after defeating Bandido in the main event. They had a big show, but it was almost even bigger.
Supercard of Honor XV marked new era for ROH since it was the first PPV event to take place under Tony Khan’s leadership. Khan bought the promotion in March but some of matches for the show had already been worked out prior to the acquisition.
Former WWE stars Killer Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux were some of the talents that were contacted by the ROH management to work the Supercard of Honor PPV event. That didn’t happen and ROH went without the two on the card.
Kross recalled the conversation he had with ROH for their April 1st show during a recent interview with Wrestling Inc. He revealed the management was interesting in bringing them both on board for the show.
“This is chronologically how it sort of happened. So, I am going to a jiu-jitsu class in Orlando, it’s Daniel Gracie’s, I attend a school there, I go there all the time. Someone in the school had brought it to my attention that the company was interested in bringing us both on board, so I said, ‘Okay, cool.’
“Right around the exact same time, somebody else in the school told me that New Japan was interested in having me on board. So, I was like, this is incredible, these literally both came in the same day. Immediately I began a correspondence with both parties.
“Basically, we were told that they’d be interested in having the both of us for the Supercard. So, basically, the correspondent, I don’t want to throw their name out there. I don’t know if they want it out there.”
“But this is the person to be talking to, by the way, out of all the people you would be talking to, would be the person. So, they said, ‘Do you have this date free?’ I said, ‘For this, yes, I absolutely do,’ it was a no-brainer, we were basically just working out a number.”
The talks completely fizzled out after Tony Khan bought ROH and announced his version of the card for the show. Khan explained why Kross and Scarlett didn’t appear at Supercard of Honor during his post-show media scrum. You can read that story right here.
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