ROH Video Library Up for Sale
Further developments are unfolding in what has definitely been an interesting week for Professional Wrestling in regards to the news that Ring of Honor wrestling will be going on hiatus to re-conceptualize in the first quarter of 2022. Now it seems that the ROH Video Library is up for sale to the highest bidder.
Earlier in the week Ring of Honor dropped a HUGE bombshell on the wrestling world when it revealed that they were going on hiatus after December's Final Battle and will be ceasing operations for the first quarter of 2022. In further developments, ROH announced they would be releasing talent from their contracts and are open to negotiation for any remaining contracted wrestlers to work elsewhere. This shocking announcement was made as the promotion and its parent company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, announced that they were going to reconceptualise their product and image for Ring of Honor Wrestling moving forward.
Recently Sports Illustrated released an article that dived into the behind-the-scenes running of the promotion where it was revealed that the ROH video library is currently available and will go to the highest bidder. It was also revealed that the promotion has been looking to offload the video library to the highest bidder for well over a year now. The Sinclair-owned ROH video archive, which started in 2012 and ran until now, does include the All In pay-per-view that served as the unofficial launching pad for AEW. According to the report, the reason why it hasn't been sold yet is that ROH has been asking for more than the current market value. There were many assumptions that WWE may end up purchasing the library to add to their own extensive video library considering their roster is and has been made up of a considerable amount of ex ROH Wrestlers, but that deal did not go come to fruition.
2021 will come to an end as being a very interesting and landmark year for wrestling for many reasons but the developments that are currently unfolding with Ring of Honor and Sinclair Broadcast Group will certainly see the year end in a manner which no one would have ever dreamed of. As Final Battle approaches and more news is revealed regarding the extenuating circumstances around this situation, the world of professional wrestling will be waiting with bated breath to see what unexpected twists and turns are ahead. It is proving to be a very turbulent time for what was once considered one of the most influential independent wrestling promotions in both America and the world.
What are your thoughts about this turn of events?
Who do you think will purchase the ROH Video Library?
Are you looking forward to the reconceptualization of ROH, or are you worried about what the future holds?
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