Colt Cabana has been a name in the pro wrestling industry ever since his days with the first incarnation of Ring of Honor. Throughout his career, Cabana was involved with plenty of organizations, including a brief stint with WWE and now with AEW, in which he was a member of the Dark Order stable.
Sean Sapp of Fightful reported that AEW talent heard that the company wasn’t planning on renewing Cabana’s deal because of the ongoing heat with fellow AEW CM Punk. However, the talent went to bat for him, so AEW wound up re-signing him, likely as a member of the ROH roster.
During media call prior to ROH’s Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view, Tony Khan was asked about Cabana’s status. Khan confirmed that Cabana was always a part of the plans for ROH. However, Khan would not comment on the Cabana and Punk issues.
“I would say that Colt is part of what we’re doing in Ring of Honor. Obviously, he was involved in Supercard of Honor and has been a great wrestler in the past of Ring of Honor. I plan to have him involved in the show this weekend and haven’t announced everything for the card yet. We’ve only put in championship matches so far, and then one match for the Zero Hour.
“Colt was a big part of the Supercard of Honor in the Zero Hour and absolutely will be involved in Death Before Dishonor. I wouldn’t comment on the other stuff. I do think he’ll be great for that event, going forward for Ring of Honor and just in general, always happy to have him around.”
Khan said that having Ring of Honors legends like Cabana involved with the rebirth is helping the company gain more interest.
“I think a lot of legends of Ring of Honor being involved in Supercard of Honor and now again at Death Before Dishonor, people coming back who hadn’t been around in years in Ring of Honor, some people in many years, in the cases of Samoa Joe or Claudio, but other people who it’s just been a few years they’ve been away, like Colt Cabana, I think all that has led to an increased interest in Ring of Honor, all these people coming in,” said Khan. “Colt Cabana is definitely somebody that’s gonna be involved in Ring of Honor.”
Cabana was featured on AEW: Dark and AEW: Dark Evaluation for a bit until the March 4th of Dark Evaluation. ROH Death Before Dishonor is this Saturday, July 23.
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