In a move that many thought would be impossible, it now appears that WWE will be signing Samoa Joe to a contract very soon. Reports have surfaced that the two sides have come to an agreement on terms. The belief is that the deal will not take place before April, as Joe has already committed to working matches for ROH in the month of March. Despite being a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Joe will be going through developmental still.
March 3, 2015
There appears to be very little interest from both sides on a TNA return by Jay Lethal. For starters, management is focused on acquiring newer performers who have never been on the big stage. They're also focused on acquiring guys with a lot of name value. As good as Lethal is, his name value is not as high as say someone coming off of a WWE stint. On the flip side, Lethal seems to have found a nice home with ROH, thanks to a lengthy title reign.
February 19, 2015
Rumors about the potential folding of ROH have started to surface as of late. It has already been reported that negotiations with a lot of their performers have stalled, and some of them are said to be looking at alternative employment options in WWE and TNA. Word has now leaked that Sinclair Broadcast Group has been rejected requests from Ring of Honor for funding. It appears as if Joe Koff is starting to give up on his wrestling promotion.
February 5, 2015
A potentially big story is brewing in ROH. The company is reportedly having difficulties signing several of their performers. No word yet on what is causing the negotiations to be stalled, but the belief is that it has something to do with the parent company. Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter are reportedly aware of the situation and have been eyeing several of their stars. WWE is always looking for talent, while TNA has started signing again.
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
Reports have surfaced that Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett are working in ROH without a contract. Their deals expired, and they are sticking around on a handshake agreement. The belief is that the couple will start negotiating with TNA very soon, as negotiations with Ring of Honor have not come to fruition just yet. Plus, the real life married couple is hoping to gain a bit more exposure, which Impact Wrestling can provide since it is a national show.
January 9, 2015