All Elite Attention
All Elite Wrestling has mounted one of the deepest rosters in recent memory and some fans think the roster is too large. The reason most fans think the roster is too large is because a number of wrestlers have been kept off television for a prolonged period of time. In my opinion, it is time for Tony Khan to sit down and attempt to figure out the best way to use some stars that have been away from television for a long time without any reason other than lacking a creative direction.
A lot has been recently mostly pointing at the idea of Tony Khan starting a roster freeze for a time until he figures out the best way to use his depth. Names like Brian Cage, Abadon, Peter Avalon, The Factory, Kip Sabian, and various others. If I was Tony I would take two days to come up with a plan for various stars that don't currently have a direction to get the depth of the roster under control. Either they need direction or they should be dropped from the roster.
I believe that AEW has more than enough programming to give their talent the proper exposure. In the last year their roster is exponentially bigger than it was at the end of 2020. The Brian Cage question has existed for a lot longer than it should've in my opinion and needs to be addressed at some point. As far as the younger members of the roster the company can't expect them to gain experience if they don't let them compete or don't have a spot for them at the moment. The best way to solve the issue is to allow those talents that may not have a spot right now, but you want to keep around for the long term let them go compete in other promotions for the time being. They did it in the past and it worked. Why wouldn't using that logic work again, because you'd be allowing the wrestlers to gain experience and work to better themselves. Either way though whatever is decided this is something that has needed the attention of management in AEW for a very long time.
ROH is All Elite
Even though I'm sure more will be known about the future of Ring of Honor in the coming days and weeks I thought it was worth talking about at least right now. At this time not all of the information has been released, but what we do know is that Ring of Honor Wrestling has been purchased by Tony Khan and All Elite Wrestling. It is very likely that the purchase was for a pretty penny, but it will be worth it in the long run for Tony Khan as buying ROH now gives him access to the Ring of Honor tape library. Within the twenty years of ROH's library the most important event in AEW is housed All IN which was the first event for AEW or at least the trail run for the promotion.
For those who may not remember in late 2021 it was announced by former ROH parent company Sinclair Broadcasting that following Final Battle the promotion would be taking a hiatus until April of 2022. The hiatus would be designed to allow ROH management to figure on a new direction for the promotion and effective immediately all contracts would either be terminated or allowed to expire. Some contracted ROH wrestlers will still be under contract until late March 2022 according to reports, but for the most part the roster that was once under the ROH banner is free to appear wherever.
A few questions come to mind though, what does this mean for the Supercard of Honor in April will the show still take place and be the official farewell for ROH. Will the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 for Ring of Honor be a way to keep the promotion alive. According to some reports it is possible that ROH will become a developmental of sorts for AEW. As I mentioned earlier not everything is known at this point and some questions still remain the one thing we do know is that Tony Khan has officially purchased Ring of Honor wrestling.
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