Since WWE wanted his debut to be a big deal, Shinsuke Nakamura has now been booked for a big match against Sami Zayn, an experienced performer that had spent years honing his craft in ROH. The two of them will be battling it out at a special NXT event in Dallas during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. Triple H wants to keep the momentum rolling for the developmental brand, so expect Nakamura and Zayn to be given plenty of time to work.
February 4, 2016
Since WWE had been collecting as much talent as possible, rumors of Jay Lethal finally signing with the promotion started to swirl. Well, those can be put to rest for at least another year, as the ROH World Heavyweight Champion has signed a contract extension to stay exactly where he is. The belief is that Lethal would much rather defend the world title around the globe instead of being forced to start over again in NXT, the developmental brand.
January 28, 2016
In a very interesting move, ROH has decided to give Matt Jackson a chance at their world heavyweight championship on Saturday night at a live event in Duluth, Georgia. Jackson will be challenge Jay Lethal for the title that night. Matt normally works tag team matches with his brother, but Ring of Honor management wants to see how well he can do as a singles competitor, much like what the NWA did with Ricky Morton and Ric Flair.
January 20, 2016
While there are rumors circulating that he is scheduled to join WWE and work the Royal Rumble this Sunday, AJ Styles still has other wrestling commitments to fulfill over the weekend. On Saturday night in Duluth, Georgia, the former world heavyweight champion will be making an appearance with ROH to do a farewell to Ring of Honor fans. That should be his final night with the company for quite some time.
January 20, 2016
Over the past several days, TNA has been teasing a newcomer with the term, "Miracle". On the POP TV debut episode of Impact Wrestling this week, rumors about Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis joining the promotion have been confirmed, as the two former ROH star finally made their debut. Bennett informed Total Nonstop Action fans that he was there to pursue the world heavyweight championship.
January 7, 2016
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
In a move that comes as a surprise to very few, Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis finished off their contract with ROH. They will be leaving the company now as a new contract was not able to be reached. Maria was already well known in the industry due to her time in WWE, but Bennett greatly increased his name value, thanks in part to successful stints in New Japan. Reports are saying that they are heading to TNA by January.
December 20, 2015
Reports have surfaced that WWE is indeed interested in signing Jay Lethal to a contract. The current ROH Heavyweight Champion has publicly stated that he would be more than interested in signing with the company. Lethal knows that he can only go so far by staying with Ring of Honor as they really have no plans on expansion. The former TNA star would be thrown into the NXT mix right away.
December 3, 2015
Earlier this week, it was revealed that AJ Styles had suffered some sort of injury. It was severe enough that ROH might need to scramble to find a new opponent for Jay Lethal at the Final Battle pay per view taking place in December. Reports have now surfaced that the injury suffered was the same one that sidelined him for a couple of weeks. Styles is once again having issues with his lower back.
November 30, 2015
On December 18 and December 19, ROH will be presenting their annual Final Battle pay per view. Management might need to scramble for a new main event match. Initially AJ Styles was scheduled to challenge Jay Lethal for the heavyweight championship. However, Styles is injured once again. No details have emerged, but he might have injured his back again.
November 29, 2015