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
While it will not cause as much panic and paranoia as bad news on TNA, ROH has lost one of their time slots on Destination America. The network decided to only air the later showing due to dropping numbers. Ring of Honor had done tremendously in the first four weeks, but the numbers started dropping as of late. Joe Koff told his performers that the network was trying out different shows.
July 26, 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
While it is still much too soon to accurately judge, it seemingly appears that Joe Koff and Dixie Carter signing on with Destination America is a good move. Both TNA and ROH saw an increase in viewership this week. A lot of fans are drawn to the idea that they can get a ton of wrestling all in the same night.
June 18, 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
A lot of professional wrestling fans are under the assumption that AJ Styles hates TNA because he refuses to do business with them again. However, when asked about why he turned down the offer to make a brief return and be inducted into the hall of fame, Styles stated that the decision had nothing with how he feels towards the company. He stated that the reason why he opted against it was because his home is now in ROH and New Japan.
June 4, 2015
When the announcement was made that Ring of Honor was going to be broadcast on Destination America, a lot of the internet wrestling community assumed that there was going to be an immediate ratings war with TNA. Despite all the hype, ROH failed to even crack the top 100 cable television show for the evening. Joe Koff and company are already aware that they are running a replay, so most of their fans have already seen the episode.
June 4, 2015
Since he was such a big building block for the company for years, TNA wanted to bring back AJ Styles for a hall of fame induction ceremony. He was also offered the chance to work a top billed match at Slammiversary. Unfortunately, neither of that will be happening as Styles has rejected the offer. His priorities right now are said to be ROH and New Japan. An induction later on has not been ruled out by either side just yet.
June 2, 2015
When the news broke that ROH was picked up by Destination America, MVP was one of the first ones to respond via social media. He appeared to be rather upset about the situation and even posted information on how to book him, leaving fans to wonder if he was going to be walking away from TNA. The former United States Heavyweight Champion stated that he might have jumped to conclusion and reacted a little too quickly.
May 28, 2015