In October. 2021 ROH surprised the entire wrestling industry by entering a “reconceptualizing” phase. ROH released all of its talents and plans to restart operations in 2022’s spring.
Nobody knew that the company was to be bought by the head of AEW‘s business unit. On March 2 on Dynamite, Tony Khan announced that he was in charge and the new owner of ROH.
CM Punk felt quite emotional after Tony Khan purchased AEW and his appearance at Revolution.
Long-time CM Punk fans got a delight when he strolled out to his favorite ROH theme song during his dog collar contest along with MJF in Revolution. Punk even wore the traditional ROH gear.
Calling back to his ROH days, @CMPunk is walking out to his old theme, ‘Miseria Cantare’ by @AFI!#AEWRevolution is LIVE on PPV right now! Available on @BleacherReport & @FiteTV (Int.) pic.twitter.com/UwFXJILJfa
In the AEW Revolution press conference after the event, CM Punk discussed the importance of Tony Khan purchasing ROH, and the conversation turned emotional.
— Travis Bukowski (@TravisBukowski) March 7, 2022
I mean it was pretty important. I loved ROH so much, you know? I can’t explain how happy I am that my footage is in good hands.
It’s just good to know that it’s in the hands of somebody who will treat it well. I literally feel like my baby is in somebody’s hands that I know will raise the child the right way and do good things with it.
It won’t get made into just some tab on a sh*tty, confusing app that’s hard to navigate and the boys don’t get paid anything off it, you know what I mean?”
Punk wrestling with ROH from 2002 to the year 2006. He was an ROH World Champion. CM Punk won tag team titles twice during the ROH promotion. Punk is an inductee in 2022 to the ROH Hall of Fame.