Since WWE wanted his debut to be a big deal, Shinsuke Nakamura has now been booked for a big match against Sami Zayn, an experienced performer that had spent years honing his craft in ROH. The two of them will be battling it out at a special NXT event in Dallas during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. Triple H wants to keep the momentum rolling for the developmental brand, so expect Nakamura and Zayn to be given plenty of time to work.
February 4, 2016
Since WWE had been collecting as much talent as possible, rumors of Jay Lethal finally signing with the promotion started to swirl. Well, those can be put to rest for at least another year, as the ROH World Heavyweight Champion has signed a contract extension to stay exactly where he is. The belief is that Lethal would much rather defend the world title around the globe instead of being forced to start over again in NXT, the developmental brand.
January 28, 2016
While there are rumors circulating that he is scheduled to join WWE and work the Royal Rumble this Sunday, AJ Styles still has other wrestling commitments to fulfill over the weekend. On Saturday night in Duluth, Georgia, the former world heavyweight champion will be making an appearance with ROH to do a farewell to Ring of Honor fans. That should be his final night with the company for quite some time.
January 20, 2016
In a move that comes as a surprise to very few, Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis finished off their contract with ROH. They will be leaving the company now as a new contract was not able to be reached. Maria was already well known in the industry due to her time in WWE, but Bennett greatly increased his name value, thanks in part to successful stints in New Japan. Reports are saying that they are heading to TNA by January.
December 20, 2015
Reports have surfaced that WWE is indeed interested in signing Jay Lethal to a contract. The current ROH Heavyweight Champion has publicly stated that he would be more than interested in signing with the company. Lethal knows that he can only go so far by staying with Ring of Honor as they really have no plans on expansion. The former TNA star would be thrown into the NXT mix right away.
December 3, 2015
Through social media, the Young Bucks revealed to fans that they have signed a new contract. Of course, to make things fun, the brothers did not bother to reveal which promotion that they are signing with. Instead, they listed out Lucha Underground, WWE, ROH, TNA and New Japan. The belief is that the popular tandem has not signed with World Wrestling Entertainment because they have backstage heat there.
October 27, 2015
Since she has increased her name value in the business, WWE is expected to have some interest in bringing Maria Kanellis back in a couple of months. Her contract with ROH is expiring soon, and the gorgeous red head has publicly stated that she is intrigued by the possibility of working elsewhere. Maria had some backstage heat on her for a bit, but that is said to have dissolved tremendously.
October 24, 2015
A post on Instagram where Maria Kanellis decides to take a break from getting ready for a ROH show tonight by taking a selfie of herself in just her bra and extremely skimpy panties. Even though the show is in Pennsylvania, the former WWE diva appears to be in her own bedroom somehow.
September 25, 2015
Earlier in the year, rumors spread that Kazuchika Okada was a potential candidate to join the developmental program in WWE. During a recent interview with Rolling Stones, he adamantly states that he has absolutely no desire to join the company. He wants to remain loyal to New Japan, where he is set to be the biggest star in the promotion for the next decade. He will also continue to work with ROH.
September 23, 2015
If you're someone that has been clinging on to whatever little glimmer of hope there is for the Young Bucks to finally sign a developmental contract with WWE, now would be a good time to exhale. The brothers have decided that they are going to stay independent. Reports have surfaced that the duo has been in negotiations with ROH to extend their deal. They, of course, will be allowed to continue working for New Japan.
September 17, 2015