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
In a move that was expected by many, Destination America has decided to drop ROH from their television lineup. The network experimented with professional wrestling, and it did not turn out as well as they had hoped because advertisers simply were not willing to pay big bucks for that particular demographic. Joe Koff announced that they were moving on to COMET, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcasting Group.
November 16, 2015
A back injury forced AJ Styles to the sidelines for several weeks, but the former world heavyweight champion has decided that now is the time to return to the ring. Styles worked a match for New Japan this week. He is expected to head back to the United States soon to work a pay per view for ROH. Styles had previously been forced to miss a couple of television taping with the company.
November 7, 2015
Over the weekend, ROH held a couple of television taping without AJ Styles, who was originally booked for the events. The former world heavyweight champion was forced to miss those shows because he cannot wrestle right now. He has an injured back. Styles is saying that it is not too serious, even though he is currently out of action. He should be available for Final Battle in November.
October 26, 2015
A post on Twitter where Jay Lethal and the Young Bucks are holding championship belts. Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson are holding the IWGP Jr Tag Team Championship, while Lethal is holding the world championship and television championship in ROH. The three of them worked a big pay per view for Ring of Honor this weekend.
June 20, 2015
Since there was so much confusion within the internet wrestling community over the situation, ROH decided to release an official statement in regards to Samoa Joe working the television taping on June 20, 2015. Even though he is under contract with WWE, he will honor his contract and work the tag team match with AJ Styles. It is being billed as his final appearance.
June 9, 2015
When the announcement was made that Ring of Honor was going to be broadcast on Destination America, a lot of the internet wrestling community assumed that there was going to be an immediate ratings war with TNA. Despite all the hype, ROH failed to even crack the top 100 cable television show for the evening. Joe Koff and company are already aware that they are running a replay, so most of their fans have already seen the episode.
June 4, 2015
There are a lot of people who are surprised that Christopher Daniels has not signed up with GFW yet. The belief was that it was virtually a sure thing that he would. Since ROH has now been picked up by Destination America, Daniels may not want to join another promotion. Being on a better network enables him to raise his asking price on the independent wrestling circuit. Things could change if Global Force Wrestling gets a television deal.
May 30, 2015
Even though he is signed to a contract with WWE now, Samoa Joe is scheduled to make a return to ROH and work a television taping. Of course, that deal has now been complicated because Ring of Honor has now been picked up by Destination America, which means that the promotion can now be seen in every state. World Wrestling Entertainment generally has a policy against performers being used on TV elsewhere.
May 27, 2015
A very big moment is happening in ROH. There is going to be an epic match between Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe on June 19, 2015 in New York City. After a very long buildup to this moment, both the World Heavyweight Championship and World Television Championship will be on the line, with one man walking away as a double champion. Ring of Honor is banking big time on this pay per view being able to draw in new fans.
May 18, 2015