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
While the divas in WWE have been begging management for more of a chance to shine, ROH is going all in. Not only is the company building a women's division, they are also looking to produce shows that feature nothing but female performers. The front office was said to be really sold on the idea when ODB and a performer from Japan received a tremendous audience from the fans in Las Vegas.
August 6, 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
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