During a recent interview, Rob Van Dam revealed some rather interesting details about his business relationship with WWE. While he is not officially under contract as a performer, the former world heavyweight champion is not legally allowed to work for TNA or ROH because he has a merchandise deal. RVD states that he intends to make another return some day, but he is in no rush to do so at the moment.
July 31, 2015
Those that watched Battleground last night got to see a good amount of apron moves, including a particularly impressive splash by Big E Langston during the tag team championship match. Apparently, WWE has been instructing their performers to do more of that. While more details are not available yet, there is a belief that it has something to do with ROH.
July 20, 2015
In a rather surprising bit of news, WWE has announced that Jushin Liger is going to be wrestling against Tyler Breeze at an upcoming NXT live event. The masked legend from Japan is tied to New Japan, which has a business partnership with ROH. That has led to speculations that there could be some bad blood between World Wrestling Entertainment and Ring of Honor soon.
July 17, 2015
During a recent interview, Ric Flair shared his feelings on TNA and ROH, stating that both companies are not a factor when it comes to being competition for WWE. The former world heavyweight champion even went as far as to say that neither promotion would even be able to compete with NXT, where his daughter performs.
July 3, 2015
Thanks to the success of Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor, the road has been paved for independent wrestling veterans to make their way over to WWE. During a recent interview, Christopher Daniels stated that he is interested in following in their footsteps. However, he revealed that he is currently contractually obligated to ROH.
June 15, 2015
While the company will never come out and admit it, WWE is letting upcoming wrestlers know that they will lose an opportunity to be signed if they decide to go through TNA or ROH first. Vince McMahon wants new talent to not be associated with either of those companies. Big name veterans are the exception, of course.
June 11, 2015
As some of you already know, WWE is quite upset with ROH right now because they are releasing an action figure for Kevin Owens, who is being pushed as a major star. Well, it turns out that Ring of Honor had signed the deal with Owens well before he joined World Wrestling Entertainment. Nothing legally can be done about it now.
June 11, 2015
Earlier in the year, ROH announced that they were releasing a Kevin Owens action figure. That is not sitting very well with WWE officials because there is currently nothing that they can legally do about it. Ring of Honor will benefit financially from the fact that World Wrestling Entertainment will be pushing Owens as a top star for the next couple of years.
June 10, 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
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