Now that ROH is officially being dropped by Destination America, there are some rising concerns in TNA in regards to their television situation. Many believe that the network is ending their experiment with professional wrestling. They feel that Impact Wrestling will be canceled soon. Dixie Carter, however, is said to be working fervently to secure a new television contract with another network.
November 16, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the contracts that the Young Bucks signed with ROH. First and foremost, it is only a one year deal. That means that the popular tag team can become free agents again next summer. The deal is only exclusive in the United States, with the exception that the Bucks be allowed to work for PWG, a promotion that they really enjoy working with.
November 5, 2015
Through social media, the Young Bucks revealed to fans that they have signed a new contract. Of course, to make things fun, the brothers did not bother to reveal which promotion that they are signing with. Instead, they listed out Lucha Underground, WWE, ROH, TNA and New Japan. The belief is that the popular tandem has not signed with World Wrestling Entertainment because they have backstage heat there.
October 27, 2015
Since she has increased her name value in the business, WWE is expected to have some interest in bringing Maria Kanellis back in a couple of months. Her contract with ROH is expiring soon, and the gorgeous red head has publicly stated that she is intrigued by the possibility of working elsewhere. Maria had some backstage heat on her for a bit, but that is said to have dissolved tremendously.
October 24, 2015
The first lady of ROH might be leaving the company, as Maria Kanellis has teased fans through social media about a potential departure. The gorgeous red head revealed to fans that her contract with the promotion expires at the end of the year. Maria has leverage in negotiations since she has other options for work. New Japan likes having her around, and TNA is said to have shown interest in signing her.
October 19, 2015
Back in the summer of 2012, Kenny King allegedly walked away from a handshake deal with ROH in order to sign a contract with TNA. Jim Cornette has not forgotten that. During a recent interview, he called King the biggest liar in professional wrestling. The legendary manager also bashed King for being a stripper when he is not wrestling. Cornette was very much against Ring of Honor allowing King to make a return recently.
October 13, 2015
In a move that doesn't come as a shock to many, Kenny King has apparently left TNA. No details have been revealed, but he showed up at the ROH pay per view this week. His previous contract allowed him to work Impact Wrestling episodes and on independent wrestling shows that are not being televised. Showing up in Ring of Honor is a sign that he is no longer working for Total Nonstop Action.
September 19, 2015
If you're someone that has been clinging on to whatever little glimmer of hope there is for the Young Bucks to finally sign a developmental contract with WWE, now would be a good time to exhale. The brothers have decided that they are going to stay independent. Reports have surfaced that the duo has been in negotiations with ROH to extend their deal. They, of course, will be allowed to continue working for New Japan.
September 17, 2015
Despite having a very talented roster of performers, ROH keeps getting dropped. First, Destination America decides that their numbers are not good enough to have two time slots on their networks. Now, Dish Network has decided to not renew their contract with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which means that fans can no longer watch Ring of Honor through that medium. Joe Koff has some work to do.
August 16, 2015
It is unfortunate for wrestling fans in the Untied States that promoters here are unable to figure out how to get dual contracts so that performers can work in multiple places. In Japan, Kota Ibushi was the first person to do just that, as he was under contract with New Japan and a promotion called DDT. Companies like ROH, GFW and TNA would receive quite a boost from the talent exchange.
August 14, 2015