In a rather interesting bit of news, Jim Cornette is claiming that ROH is not being paid by Destination America, which recently picked up their second professional wrestling promotion. He is insinuating that the company was forced to take the deal because they wanted to be available in every state, which was not the case when they were simply being aired on the Sinclair syndicate.
July 26, 2015
When asked for his opinions by the Sporting News, Frank Mir did not hesitate to say that he was disappointed that Brock Lesnar chose to stay with WWE instead of going back to UFC. The former world heavyweight champion felt that a rematch between the two would draw huge money for the promotion. Mir firmly states that he believes that Lesnar is quite the marketing asset for MMA.
July 15, 2015
There appears to be a chance that ROH might not be on Destination America for a very long period of time. The latest news from this developmental is that Joe Koff was only given a six month contract from the channel. Network executives are only doing this on a trial basis because they are unsure if Ring of Honor is good enough of a brand to draw in advertisers and sponsors. The promotion is more valuable to fans than it is to other businesses.
May 27, 2015
Good news if you're a toy collector that loves ROH. The company has officially announced that they will be releasing their first ever set of action figures. Since they have played a major part in the promotion over the last couple of years, Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe are going to be among the first set of toys released. Adam Cole is getting one as well. The most interest person getting one, however, is Kevin Owens, who is now wrestling in NXT.
May 26, 2015
It looks like Bobby Lashley will continue to have multiple avenues of income for at least another year. News coming out of Bellator is that a new contract has been reached. The promotion has been pretty pleased with the results that Lashley has been producing. He has fought twice for them and won both match. In terms of his career, the former world heavyweight champion has won 10 of 12 matches due to stoppage.
March 21, 2015
The latest news coming out of the TNA front office is that the company has managed to secure a new contract with one of their top performers. Bobby Lashley has signed a new deal that will see him remain with the promotion for at least another year. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be quite appreciative of the support that Dixie Carter has provided him while he pursues a career in mixed martial arts.
March 21, 2015
The internet wrestling community reacted very negatively upon hearing the news that Samoa Joe was leaving TNA. Apparently, the same is true of the locker room. Reports have surfaced that the majority of people backstage are upset that the former world heavyweight champion is leaving the promotion. Joe was very well liked backstage by his peers, and some even viewed him as a locker room leader. His departure has affected morale a bit.
February 27, 2015
Ever since their first pay per view in January, fans have been clamoring for news on the progress of GFW. Jeff Jarrett had been pretty quiet because he was busy wrapping up the post promotional work for the event. During a recently released video, Jarrett did provide another exciting details for the fans that have been waiting for another promotion to come shake up the industry. Global Force Wrestling has been confirmed to be based in Las Vegas.
February 24, 2015
Here is some good news for those of you that are still worried that Seth Rollins might be punished by WWE for the nude scandal. As many of you already know, the promotion is currently doing a tour of the Middle East. Despite the negative publicity that has been surrounding him, Rollins is still being utilized by management for media appearances. That means that the company does not view him as a liability to their overall brand at this point in time.
February 13, 2015
News broke out a couple of days ago that Brittany was no longer with TNA. She became a free agent and started working matches on the independent wrestling circuit. Well, it looks like she has agreed to a contract that will see her making a return to the promotion in a couple of weeks. Reports surfaced that she initially rejected a contract offer, but management was simply not doing any negotiation while they were focusing on a deal with Destination America.
December 11, 2014