AEW President Tony Khan made headlines in March when he announced that he acquired ROH. Since the blockbuster announcement, Khan has juggled both promotions and ROH talent has appeared regularly on AEW programming. As ROH is about to make its return to PPV this weekend, Khan has addressed whether fans can expect to see the ROH and AEW championships travel between companies.
During the media scrum before ROH’s Death Before Dishonor PPV this Saturday, Khan revealed that he plans on not having any hybrid championships. In terms of a traveling championship, Khan expressed that he wants the new All-Atlantic Championship to serve that purpose instead.
The titles, I think, are going to be kept separate. I wouldn’t have a hybrid championship or any hybrid championships I think between AEW and Ring of Honor. For example, the AEW All-Atlantic Championship is about that. It has been defended outside the country versus wrestlers outside of AEW and then PAC, or whoever ends up retaining the title in his upcoming defenses, the champion will return to America and defend that title against AEW wrestlers. I also think a lot of the AEW championships have been defended outside in other companies against other wrestlers and we’ve seen championships from outside of AEW defended here.
Despite not wanting to have a hybrid championship, Khan didn’t rule out having ROH and AEW Champions fight in other companies. He also namedropped New Japan and Rev Pro Wrestling when discussing the idea.
But as far as having a hybrid championship between two companies, I don’t — I probably would not do that. But I would have the champions of AEW and Ring of Honor continue to fight each other in their respective companies and in other companies like New Japan Pro-Wrestling and other companies we’ve worked with, AAA and a number of others, RevPro in England is now a great example of that with the All-Atlantic title also. So that’s probably how I see it going,
ROH’s Death Before Dishonor PPV will be headlined by Jonathan Gresham defending the ROH World Championship against Claudio Castagnoli. Elsewhere on the card, FTR will defend the ROH Tag Team Championships against The Briscoe Brothers.
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