Earlier in the year, rumors spread that Kazuchika Okada was a potential candidate to join the developmental program in WWE. During a recent interview with Rolling Stones, he adamantly states that he has absolutely no desire to join the company. He wants to remain loyal to New Japan, where he is set to be the biggest star in the promotion for the next decade. He will also continue to work with ROH.
September 23, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that one of the reasons why a contract between WWE and Destination America has not been reached yet is the time slot. The network would obviously love to open up their Thursday night wrestling block with the most popular promotion, as it would draw viewers to TNA and ROH. However, Vince McMahon is not very keen on the idea of helping out his competition.
August 14, 2015
When Destination America picked up both TNA and ROH, the belief was that they wanted to be a hot spot for professional wrestling fans. Now, they want even more. Rumors have surfaced that the network met with WWE to discuss the possibility of picking up one of their tertiary shows. Vince McMahon plans on keeping Monday Night Raw and Smackdown on the USA Network.
August 5, 2015
Since he is one of the best performers on the independent wrestling circuit, many were under the belief that Jeff Jarrett was going to try to get Chris Sabin under contract once GFW started. Well, apparently, those rumors are true. The promotion has now signed the former world heavyweight champion, and he will more than likely be taking part in the upcoming summer tour. No word yet on what his status with ROH will be now.
May 19, 2015
If you follow international wrestling at all, you'll know that Mike Bennett and his stock are rising. He is becoming a hot commodity in the industry. Those rumors are about signing a contract with TNA in the near future are heating up once again. The promotion would provide him with a bigger platform than the one he has in ROH. Bennett also knows that working with an opponent like Kurt Angle could definitely make him even more known.
April 27, 2015
As a sign of how desperately ROH wanted the Briscoes to stick around instead of leaving for WWE, there are rumors floating around right now that the front office has offered Jay Briscoe the lead booking position, which would enable him to keep he and his brother looking strong for this next portion of their careers. Combine that position of power with a higher salary than what the competition was offering, and you can understand why he stayed.
April 15, 2015
If you watched Kevin Owens in ROH, you already know that the big man does a lot of high impact and high risk moves. He has toned that down slightly in NXT. A WWE fan asked him through social media why he no longer does the suicide dive. Owens sarcastically responded that he wanted to live. In reality, however, there are rumors that Triple H instructed him to save the big spots for the very big moments instead of doing them routinely.
March 23, 2015
It looks like there might be some truth to the rumors about Joe Koff trying to get ROH on Spike TV. Kevin Kay is the president of the network, and during a recent interview with the Boston Herald, he revealed that the two sides have had some discussions. He also noted that the talks have not been serious enough to where anyone should assume that a deal will be made. Kay is still not sure they want wrestling on their channel.
March 16, 2015
For quite some time now, rumors about the Briscoes signing with WWE have been floating around. The speculations are flying high once again. Reports have surfaced that the company has renewed their interest in signing Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe to a contract. The former is actually the current ROH Heavyweight Champion, so that would be quite a boost to the roster. Despite their talents, the brothers would still have to go through NXT.
March 12, 2015
Earlier this week, rumors about ROH being in negotiations with Spike TV were debunked. The network even went as far as to say that they had no clue where those speculations came from. There are now reports that the source of the rumors are actually from within the company itself. The belief is that Joe Koff and his staff were the ones that leaked the rumors in an attempt to hide the fact that the company is going through financial issues.
February 23, 2015