The Chairman of AEW, Tony Khan, was the recent guest on My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox and spoke about his latest major acquisition, Ring Of Honor.
Khan believes it is for the best to keep the Ring of Honor titles in the spotlight. He may have a future on the leading WWE Company AEW. He also made it clear that he is pushing television distribution for the company.
I think it’s the best way to keep the champions, and the championship belts in the spotlight and the forefront of wrestling is to have the Ring Of Honor champions involved with AEW right now. As we’ve had champions from companies from all over the world defending their titles, including New Japan Pro Wrestling and AAA recently.
You’ve seen many championships defended in AEW, and I think we will continue to see Ring Of Honor champions in AEW. But also, I am really excited to get Ring Of Honor weekly television distribution, and working on those details. I’ve had a lot of really exciting conversations with the people at WarnerMedia about the future of Ring Of Honor, which I think everybody is really excited about.
Tony Khan believes the company has been rejuvenated after seeing the response from the audience. He said on giving talent more TV time:
It wasn’t the core intention in the Ring Of Honor purchase.
I think the Ring Of Honor purchase made a lot of sense because it’s a great company. And not only does it have a great video library, and great trademarks.
However, there is a lot of Ring Of Honor fans. Frankly, when you talk about dormant fans, I think there were a ton of dormant Ring Of Honor fans.
When was the last time you bought a Ring Of Honor PPV or went to one? I think there were a lot of people who were that way, and clearly, the numbers showed. Because it had been years since Ring Of Honor had done these kinds of numbers. So I think we have rejuvenated a lot of interest in the business. And I do expect that we can continue to do that.
In business, they say it is good to buy low and sell high. I think the value of the Ring Of Honor was not at an all-time high, to say the least. Now, I believe we have injected a lot of life, and energy into the business in a short time.
It’s been revealed that Ring Of Honor will be adding content to their library. Managing Director Tony Khan says that some of the available content is scripted. Moreover, there is no timeline on when it will be released. It was said that the number of people interested in such content continues to grow day by day. Many new fans are being discovered every day.
I can’t promise a timeline, but I am definitely going to make sure that fans are able to access the classic Ring Of Honor library. There’s a lot of stuff that’s been available on the Honor Club. But I think that we can incentivize fans to check out a lot more historical Ring Of Honor content. Because a lot of these great wrestlers are stars in AEW now.
Some of the biggest names in AEW were also some of the biggest names in Ring Of Honor.
“There may come a day where it would make sense for all the stars of AEW and all the stars of Ring of Honor to come together as one and have a big event.
We’ll see when that time is.”
– Tony Khan
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