Since there are still some financial issues lingering, ROH is said to be quite desperate to get a television deal done with Spike TV. The move would help resolve a lot of things, and it would help them advance to a point in business that they have never been before. However, there is a major obstacle standing in the way of Joe Koff. The network is concerned about being associated with a scripted sport because they want to emphasize real sports.
March 20, 2015
A rather interesting thing took place at the ROH anniversary show on Sunday night. Jay Lethal cut a promo before defending the Television Championship against Alberto Del Rio. One of the things he said will probably not sit well with AJ Lee and CM Punk. Lethal stated that he was not someone that would take things that are handed down to him. He then pointed out that Punk was a guy that took a girl that he handed down.
March 3, 2015
Rumors surfaced within the internet wrestling community this week that ROH was in negotiations with Spike TV. The speculation was that they were trying to get a weekly television show on Friday nights. There have been absolutely no confirmation of this from Joe Koff or anyone in the promotion. In fact, Koff recently stated that he was more than satisfied with the progress that his company has been making with Ring of Honor being aired.
February 21, 2015
On March 1, ROH is throwing a big event to celebrate their 13 year anniversary at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas. A big match has just been announced. Alberto Del Rio will be challenging Jay Lethal for the Ring of Honor television championship. It is being said that Lethal is one of the guys that Del Rio had on his list of performers that he hoped to work against while he was signed to the company. Lethal should retain the belt.
February 4, 2015
While it certainly is not as prestigious as holding the world heavyweight championship, ROH has decided to honor Jay Lethal by allowing him to break a couple of records. The former TNA star is now the longest reigning television champion in the history of the promotion. Lethal has defended the belt successfully a total of 22 times, which is also a record. No word yet if management has considered rewarding him with the big prize.
January 20, 2015