After promoting two pay-per-views under the Ring Of Honor banner, Tony Khan appears to be closing in on a major TV deal for the company!
The announcement of the purchase of Ring Of Honor by Tony Khan last March was greeted with enthusiasm. Khan had proven himself as a near-perfect booker with All Elite Wrestling, so seeing Khan operate an already established business like ROH was going to be intriguing to watch.
It’s been successful so far, with Supercard Of Honor and Death Before Dishonor in April and July, respectively. Appearing on the In The Kliq podcast, the AEW CEO finally revealed which TV network fans could soon find ROH programming on:
“This year’s Ring of Honor pay-per-view events have been the most successful couple of Ring of Honor pay-per-view events for many years and in fact they would both rank in the top, probably top three or Ring of Honor’s first four pay-per-view events of all time, so this was the best year Ring of Honor has ever had on pay-per-view, which is pretty amazing.
If we could revive weekly television, it would be even stronger. I would love to bring Ring of Honor back on a weekly basis, and that’s a conversation I have with Warner Bros. Discovery quite frequently, and I have to say something that’s going to be really helpful is the success that Ring of Honor has had on VPP.
I think they got a good look at the opportunities there are in the Ring of Honor business and how many big wrestling fans there are. Not just AEW fans, because obviously AEW is a top priority for TBS and TNT, but also now for Ring of Honor. Bring ROH and AEW together, lots of positives and synergies.
Ring Of Honor aired its final episode on the Sinclair Broadcasting Group on April 15, featuring previous matches in the company’s history. Shown on the episode were Roderick Strong vs. Eddie Edwards from Manhattan Mayhem 2011, Jay Briscoe vs. Jay Lethal from Best In The World 2015, and Jonathan Gresham vs. Dak Draper from the 19th Anniversary Show.
The Tony Khan-led Ring Of Honor has so far contained a mix of established AEW stars with indie stars brought in specifically to work ROH dates. Among them are Blake Christian, Alex Zayne and Tully Blanchard Enterprises, now under Prince Nana as an embassy.
H/T at Wrestling Inc.