Tony Khan bought ROH and that was a big surprise to see. He’s done what he can with the company, but a television deal has not been secured. It appears that he passed on one deal with The CW.

The CW ended up with NXT, but they do not have an exclusive pro wrestling agreement. The CW wants to transform their branding to more action-sports based. They were apparently in the market for ROH as well, but Tony Khan decided against it.

Haus of Wrestling noted that Tony Khan was not interested in talking to The CW about bringing ROH to their channel. He wants to market the ROH brand alongside AEW as a package deal when the time comes in 2024.

Last month, Haus of Wrestling exclusively reported that Tony Khan passed on talks with The CW about bringing ROH to their network. His reasoning for passing on the talks was that he wanted to take ROH and AEW to the market together early in 2024 when AEW’s TV rights became available. That means that Khan has yet to secure a new deal with Warner and is open to taking his content elsewhere.


There are a lot of questions about AEW’s next television deal at this point. If WWE is able to secure deal with Warner Brothers Discovery for RAW, then that could move AEW to Discovery, or a streaming platform like MAX.

As noted earlier today on Ringside News, the CW Network has been aiming to get more wrestling content. The reason behind that is the network is aiming to redefine themselves as a ‘live action network,’ which explains why they have been brought up as potential suiters for host weekly wrestling programming.

Only time will tell what the future holds for AEW’s television rights deal. It appears that the company will keep going, and there will likely be a buyer for Tony Khan’s product out there somewhere.

What’s your take on Tony Khan turning down a deal with The CW? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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