As we've spoke about many times in the last few days and weeks all of Ring of Honor's contracted wrestlers will be free and clear of their contracts following Final Battle in December. Ring of Honor will be taking a brief hiatus from being an active promotion for the first part of 2022 schedule to return in April 2022 for Supercard of Honor.
Taken from a report on f4wonline.com it is noted that Sinclair hasn't cancelled the ROH TV show as the company does have another TV Taping set for the year which will take them to Final Battle. Once the footage from the November tapings are used up, they will use old footage for their weekly TV product until their presumed return in April.
A quote taken directly from the previously referenced f4wonline.com article "Assuming they return, Meltzer said the plan will be to "essentially be an indie promotion" where they book top available talent on nights they have shows and TV tapings, leaving themselves open to issues if a champion gets signed to a deal elsewhere." Also some talent will be under contract until early 2022 specifically the end of March and will be paid in full until their contracts expire. However, outside of the expected commitments to Ring of Honor those being the final round of TV tapings and Final Battle any and all talent is free to work elsewhere in the meantime.
Due to ongoing issues for Sinclair after a recent ransomware attack a few weeks ago Ring of Honor's Halloween episode was aired on the promotion's YouTube channel. For more information on the ransomware attack click here!
It is unquestionable that there has been a lot to unpack here with everything that has happened recently in the proceeding days and weeks since the announcement about the hiatus. I did research and tried to put together as accurate of a story as I possibly could on this very delicate situation. The last two articles have been a mixture of information from a variety of sources and my opinion on the situation. I put aside sharing exclusively my opinion on the matter to make sure the facts were given the spotlight and not just my opinion.
In my opinion, this is still a delicate situation as we don't have all the information and will not likely have everything in front of us until after Final Battle or early next year. Either way though we can all collectively hope the best for all of those wrestlers that have been let go from their contracts. It doesn't matter if ROH is or isn't coming back, because either way a high number of extremely talented pro-wrestlers are now with a job. I wish the best for all Ring of Honor employees and know that they will catch somewhere and at some point.
For the full write up from Dave Meltzer click here
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