Tony Khan’s pro wrestling companies depend on how happy Warner Bros Discovery is about its programming. It seems that Khan has positive things to say about that relationship.
Tony Khan recently discussed ROH’s position with Warner Bros. Discovery and upcoming media rights negotiations. AEW has established a strong connection with Warner Bros. Discovery over the years, notably expanding in 2023 with the addition of AEW Collision.
During the ROH Final Battle media call, Tony Khan was asked about ROH’s standing with Warner Bros. Discovery and whether it is considered a viable property for potential bundling in a deal with AEW.
“We’ve had really good talks with Warner Brothers Discovery, had a great visit with them today, and we have a really exciting relationship that has grown a lot over the years and has expanded for AEW. Ring of Honor is still a third party in the relationship and is a company putting on really exciting wrestling and is peripheral to the conversation right now. It offers a lot of value to AEW and to a media company.
There is a lot of interest in ROH and some of the most exciting wrestling and stories and some of the best events in ROH history are happening now. It’s really awesome that ROH has healthy options and very complimentary for myself, my family, and our business interests, the ROH media rights and the massive library and IP are there and accessible to us as we pursue new media rights for AEW in 2024 and we also have the additional value of the ROH library with the AEW library that has continued to grow. Almost 200 episodes of Dynamite, well over 100 episodes of Rampage, and an exciting half-year of Collision.”
In March 2022, Tony Khan acquired ROH, and while the weekly show returned on HonorClub in March 2023, it did not land on a Warner Bros. Discovery property, surprising some fans.
It was reported earlier that Khan declined discussions with The CW Network regarding ROH. During an interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Khan addressed The CW’s purported interest in ROH. He underscored the significance of possessing the ROH library and the associated TV rights. Khan emphasized the strategic importance of ROH, highlighting the advantages of having ROH and AEW aligned, particularly as AEW’s media rights are up for renegotiation in 2024.
We will have to see what is next for ROH television. For more updates, please keep checking back with Ringside News.
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