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
Since he is making his way up the industry, Moose has generated a good amount of attention from the bigger promotions in the business. He has been given a nice push by ROH. Jeff Jarrett signed the former NFL player to work his upcoming GFW tour. TNA is said to have him on the radar as well. Now, reports have surfaced that WWE attempted to sign the 31 year old for their upcoming season of Tough Enough. They wanted him to be a ringer.
May 21, 2015
Generally, companies don't like when rival promotions butt into their affairs. However, ROH really did not have much of an option when Jeff Jarrett started recruiting Quinn Ojinnaka about joining GFW. After all, his contract was expiring next month, and there was a good chance that Ring of Honor was going to lose him to someone else. Despite being inexperienced still, Ojinnaka has improved enough to generate interest from WWE.
May 7, 2015
After several attempts at trying to get a contract with WWE, the Briscoes are said to be done with the promotion. They have come to accept that the company simply does not value them at the level that the brothers believe themselves to be. Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe are content with remaining in ROH for the rest of their careers. The former is receiving more backstage power, so the latter should have a good amount of job security.
April 29, 2015