Some potentially good news if you're a ROH fan. Joe Koff has officially announced that a new general manager for the promotion has been appointed. Gregory Gilleland will go from being the business manager to the general manager, which is an actual position backstage and not an on screen one. The hope is that Gilleland will be able to focus more on Ring of Honor than Koff was able to do.
December 21, 2015
If you are one of the many fans who are hoping to see Rey Mysterio back with WWE, there is some potentially good news. During a recent interview, he stated that he was fine with Alberto Del Rio returning to the promotion. Mysterio knows that time is a factor for professional wrestlers, so everyone needs to make their money while they can. He also did not rule out his own return some day.
November 16, 2015
Thanks to a couple of injuries and main roster promotions, the NXT roster took a bit of a hit this year. Some good news is on the way, however. Hideo Itami is set to make his return much sooner than expected. Initially, the star from Japan was supposed to sit out a shoulder injury until the early part of 2016. Now, he might be back as soon as the end of October. At the very least, he should be back before 2015 ends.
October 7, 2015
Much of the internet wrestling community has been predicting the demise of TNA since their inception. With the recent wave of negative news regarding the promotion, those predictions have been amplified. Honky Tonk Man stated in an interview that he would be absolutely shocked if the company was still around in 2016. To his credit, he admitted that he predicted their demise incorrectly during their first year in business.
September 6, 2015
In a bit of news that is sure going to spark some speculation, Sarita has announced that she will be leaving CMLL, her home promotion in Mexico. Her last show for them will be on September 18, which is an anniversary show. Since the woman legally known as Sarah Stock has been helping to train performers in WWE, rumors are saying that she could finally be receiving a full time job with them.
August 26, 2015
When news broke that he had signed on for an appearance with GFW, fans started to speculate about the future of Jeff Hardy. Some wondered if he was going to be leaving his current company. The belief is that Hardy will not be leaving TNA anytime soon. He feels rather grateful and loyal to them for giving him a second chance in the industry. He is also said to be quite comfortable with the promotion.
August 9, 2015
Meek Mill has been making the news as of late because of his beef with Drake. The rapper now has another enemy in WWE. According to TMZ, the company is none too pleased that the rapper used a portion of the Undertaker theme song in a track. The use was not authorized whatsoever, so the promotion is looking into legal actions.
August 1, 2015
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