It is hard to believe that I haven't posted in this section in two years, but it's like I mentioned previously it was hard at the time to cover each promotion and give all companies proper time in the spotlight. Unfortunately, I do wish it was under better circumstances that we would get back to talking about Ring of Honor then these circumstances. Right now there is still news and conversations happening with more information appearing to come out about this subject matter and I'm sure more information will appear this is what we know so far thought.
In the research I've been doing about this matter I noticed that the Ring of Honor Tape Library had been getting shopped around in privacy for the last year and now it is not private anymore. A lot of information about this subject is still unknown though with a lot of questions still remaining. For example, last fall Ring of Honor announced the "Best on the Planet Network." In quote taken the wrestlinginc.com article talking about the launch about the new streaming service it read "the new digital-first 24/7 linear network will allow fans to view ROH content around the clock. New and past episodes of ROH TV will air, as well past On Tour and pay-per-view events."
This gave ROH it's first access to the steaming market which further expanded the possibilities for the promotion to regain exposure in a market where wrestling fans are seemingly always craving more wrestling. The question I wonder is how does the streaming service fit into the tape library sale and why have this service start-up if you were shopping around the tape library at the time.
According to my research it is unclear if the entire ROH tape library is up for sale or just the archives from the time the promotion was under Sinclair control which would only go back to 2012. This would still include current stars like Adam Cole, Kenny Omega, Young Bucks, Keith Lee, Tomasso Ciampa, and various others early days in wrestling. Though it seems likely the entire 19 year history of ROH would be included if the tape library does end up being sold it is just another question.
I will not be jumping to a conclusion about these events and will be researching each piece of this subject before expressing my opinion on these matters. A number of former Ring of Honor stars are under contract with All Elite Wrestling at this point and with rumors of a streaming service in the works it is possible that AEW could be suitors. Currently, the asking price is well above market price which is another question as who values what a tape library is worth especially one with nearly 20 years of programming.
For the article from the quote mentioned above click here
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