Ring of Honor is one of the wrestling companies that by far has been most affected by the whole pandemic and even if in the past it has helped to launch some great talents that we admire today, for some time now it has been waning.
Today he released the following statement on his social channels: "Throughout the pandemic, our top priority was to keep everyone safe and healthy, and despite not producing live events for more than 18 months, we were able to keep everyone fully We are now at a time when we need to make changes to our business operations and are planning a hub for Ring of Honor, with a new mission and strategy.
The year will culminate with a final battle in December, and we will take the first quarter of 2022 to work internally to reinvent ROH. ROH has the most committed fans in the industry, and we appreciate their loyalty and patience as we rethink the concept of ROH.
We plan to return to live events in April for the Super Card of Honor with a new fan-focused product and provide a unique experience for wrestling fans."
Ring of Honor ready for the revolution
According to Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer, Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp and PWInsider's Mike Johnson, wrestler contracts will expire at the end of the year and will not be renewed, thus creating a mass layoff, perhaps never seen before in history.
of wrestling. So practically Ring of Honor will take the first three months of 2022 to reinvent itself and try to come back stronger than before with a nice roster and events that can also attract fans, perhaps a bit like WWE did with NXT.
2.0. Obviously, we are close to all the people who at the end of the year will find themselves without a contract and without a steady job, with the hope that there is luck for them elsewhere, also because fortunately today there are many companies that are always ready to give them space and money.
Let us remember that even if these people are entertainment for us, for them it is a real job that also helps them to support themselves and to support their families. There are people who hold the world title in TNA/Impact, including Bobby Roode, Drew McIntyre, Samoa Joe, EC3 (currently in NXT) and the aforementioned A.J.
Styles. There is also plenty of former Ring Of Honor champions, thanks to Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and Daniel Bryan. All in all, WWE has come a long way from pretending like no other wrestling companies mattered, let alone existed.